2nd International Conference on Loss, Berevement & Human Resilience in Israel and The World
Isrotel King Solomon Hotel #EILAT, ISRAEL
Dear Colleagues, Shalom and Hello,
My colleagues in Israel and I are honored to invite you to attend the 2016 Eilat International Conference on Loss, Bereavement and Human Resilience in Israel and the World: Facts, Insights and Implications. The official languages of the conference are Hebrew and English and participants may choose either language option for participation and presentations. Both language tracks will run throughout the conference regular sessions.
We are fortunate to have a number of outstanding colleagues delivering keynote presentations in English. From overseas, we have Professors Robert Neimeyer, Amy Chow, Colin Murray Parkes and Phyllis Silverman. From Israel, Dr. Ruth Malkinson and Professors Mooli Lahad, Eliezer Witztum and I will be presenting plenary addresses as well. Please note that we are hosting a special day and a half pre-conference workshop beginning the morning of January 11th to be offered by Professor Bob Neimeyer at a reduced rate for participants registering for the full conference.
The venue of the conference in sunny Eilat at the Southern tip of Israel is a well-known winter tourist destination for European and Israeli visitors. Our conference organizers at Target are preparing attractive tour options in Israel that will maximize the options for visiting the major sights of Israel. So take advantage of the early-bird registration rate and prepare to join us in Eilat.
This conference is the product of a joint Bereavement Forum chaired by the University of Haifa's International Center for Loss, Bereavement and Human Resilience and bringing together leaders in Israeli society's response to loss and bereavement. The conference committees include leaders in this field from the academic and clinical arenas, key personnel in government and non-governmental agencies, and persons representing lay and professional leadership. In addition to the University of Haifa and our own center's involvement, the Ministry of Social Welfare, the Ministry of Defense's Bereaved Families and Memorialization division, the Israel Defense Forces, the Health Ministry, the National Insurance Institute of Israel (Bituach Leumi), Or Yehuda academic College, ELAH–Center for Psycho-social support for Dutch immigrants, the Yad Lebanim Organization representing bereaved parents and families from the uniformed services, the Organization for Widows and Orphans of the Israel Defense Forces, the Israel Trauma Coalition, Amcha (families affected by the Holocaust), the University of Haifa's Multi-disciplinary Clinical Center have also been active in supporting the conference. We can truly say that our conferences in Eilat are the fruits of a unique partnership devoted to furthering the appreciation of the challenges and opportunities faced by bereaved individuals, communities, and Israel's multiethnic multicultural society.
The conference is designed to offer two groups of people with interest in bereavement and human resilience a conference suited to them. On the one hand, professionals representing an array of fields will feel at home both sharing and learning from others. Mental health professionals and clinicians involved in service delivery, faculty and students from the academic and research aspects of the field, healthcare personnel and policy makers, persons involved in service delivery and policy development from social services, the military and police, will find much of interest. On the other hand, additional persons with an interest in the field, including persons who have experienced bereavement and want to learn and contribute, will find much to interest them here as well. Some of the events planned will be aimed at one or the other of the groups, while much of what is presented will be suitable for persons seeking to learn and to influence the developments relevant to their own native countries and societies.
All losses are painful, and yet, we cope, manage and grow. It is our ability to maintain respect for the bereaved alongside the memory and love of those who no longer walk the earth with us, that allows us to go on with the work of living. Come join us as we share with each other important aspects of our work and experience.
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Isrotel King Solomon Hotel
Authors will be informed in due time whether their abstracts have been accepted for presentation. Abstracts can be submitted in Hebrew or English.
1. Abstracts must be submitted using the on-line submission link. Do not fax, mail or email your abstracts as they will not be considered.
2. The names and affiliations of all authors should be included in the abstract.
3. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words (excluding title and affiliations).
Oral presentations will be 12-15 minutes in length.
You can check the status of abstracts submitted by logging in. Click on the abstract tab to track the review process.
Once your abstract has been reviewed you will also receive an email notification with the decision of the scientific committee.
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Sponsoring companies and organizations make a valuable contribution to the success of the conference.
Further information regarding sponsorship opportunities will be available on the website in due course.
The organizers are also open to specific sponsorship proposals to increase your visibility at the congress. For further details, please contact the secretariat:
Target Conferences Ltd
PO Box 29041, Tel Aviv 6129001, Israel
Tel: +972 3 5175150 Ext. 609, Fax: +972 3 5175155
Target Conferences Ltd.
PO Box 51227, Tel Aviv, 6713818, Israel
Tel: +972 3 5175150 | Fax: +972 3 5175155