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Israel Exhibition: MediFuture

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The Zionist Council of Victoria will be highlighting innovative medical advances and research developed in Israel at Queen’s Hall in Parliament House the 9th-11th of June

An official launch will place Tuesday 9 June, 11:15am at Queens Hall in the presence of the Victorian Minister of Health, Hon Jill Hennessey MP, and the Shadow Minister of Health, Hon Mary Wooldridge MP. The launch and the exhibition are open to the public.

From fighting cancer to giving sight to the blind, from life-saving pressure bandages to advances in diabetes care, Israel is leading the world in medical innovation.

The exhibition will showcase Israel’s advancements in the fields of medicine and medical devises, humanitarian aid and health research, with a particular focus on collaborations between Israel and Australia.

“People think of Israel as a world leader in hi-tech”, says Atida Lipshatz, coordinator of the exhibition. “We wanted to share with Victorians some of the amazing ways Israel’s innovations in the medical domain can and are benefitting the entire world.”

There are numerous examples of Israeli medical inventions that have made a real difference. 

Thanks to Israeli invention ReWalk, a wearable, motor-driven robotic exoskeleton, paraplegic patients are able to walk independently, saving them from a life confined to a wheel chair and the numerous health-related problems that are associated with long term wheel chair use. Attendees will have an opportunity to see and learn more about the ReWalk device at the exhibition.

Millions of patients around the world are able to avoid the risks of sedation and invasive diagnostic procedures because of the PillCam, a pill-sized camera – invented in Israel – that is swallowed and can visualise the gastrointestinal tract from the inside.

In addition to its leadership in medical technology, Israel’s health care professionals and scientists take a leading role in humanitarian missions around the world. Most recently, Israeli medical teams from the Israel Defence Forces, IsraAid and others rushed to Nepal after the disastrous earthquakes there to provide both emergency assistance and basic medical care. A number of remarkable examples of Israel’s involvement in tikkun olam and humanitarian aid will be showcased at the exhibition.

Exhibitors include My Dario, a personalised “smart meter” for diabetes care; Medtech Edge’s Dermacompare, a skin cancer diagnosis tool which uses military based aerial computer vision technology; Balance Medical whose CoolSense anaesthetic applicator with an in-built temperature gauge helps patients who undergo daily injections; and B-Cure Laser, developer of hand-held lasers for pain relief. Representatives from some of Israel’s major research medical schools and hospitals will also be on hand to share a range of advances in medical care and technology.

For more information, contact Atida Lipshatz on 9272 5544 or at alipshatz@zionismvictoria.org.au.