November 30 – December 2, 2011 | David intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv
The 31st Annual Meeting of the Israel Orthopaedic Association will include a large and distinguished international group of orthopaedic surgeons, lead by Prof. Michael D. Sussman from the USA and Prof. Jordan Saveski from Macedoniawho will share their knowledge with us in paper presentations, plenary session lectures and on the Specialty Day.
As in the past several years the IOA meeting will be combined with the Annual Meeting of the Society of Hand Surgery which also has distinguished guests taking part in the various sessions.
The abstract submission system is now closed. Replies regarding abstracts acceptance will be sent at the beginning of October. For any assistance please contact the conference secretariat by mail.
The Program – Day by Day:
A special scientific program is planned for physiotherapists, nurses and medical secretaries belonging to the orthopaedic departments.
Please note, The Gala dinner planned for Wednesday, November 30, 2011 was canceled
Tours for the accompanying persons are available on Wednesday November 30th and on Thursday December 1st as detailed below:
Tour Jerusalem Old & New, Price per Person: 75USD
Start with an overview of Jerusalem from Mount Olives, looking down at the Old City and the Temple Mount. See the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane and view the monumental burial tombs while driving along the Kidron Valley. Enter the Old City from Mount Zion, past the Armenian Quarter and continue along the Byzantine Cardo through the Jewish Quarter to the Western Wall (Kotel). Walk the Stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Enjoy the bazaar in the Christian and Moslem Quarters. End with a short tour of the New City and a visit to Yad VeShem, the Holocaust museum.
Note: On Saturdays, when the Holocaust Museum is closed, the tour will include a visit to the Church of All Nations at the Garden of Gethsemane and to King David's Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion.
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Price per Person: 115USD
Start with an overview of Jerusalem from Mount Olives, looking down at the Old City and the Temple Mount. See the Garden of Gethsemane and the monumental burial tombs while driving along the Kidron Valley. Walk past the Armenian Quarter and along the 1500 year old Byzantine Cardo to the Jewish Quarter and on the Kotel – the Western Wall. Follow the Stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Enjoy the bazaar in the Christian and Moslem Quarters. Descend through the Judean desert, passing Jericho, to the northern coast of the Dead Sea to swim and float in the mineral rich waters and enjoy a mud bath.
Caesarea, Haifa, Acre & Rosh Hanikra, Price per Person: 85 USD
Along the coast to Caesarea where we visit the Roman theatre and magnificent ruins. Still traveling along the coast we stop at Haifa to view of the Bahai gardens, the port and the bay from Mount Carmel and at Rosh HaNikra on the northern border we with visit the spectacular grottoes. As we begin our return journey, we stop at Acre touring the well preserved Crusader city and finally we walk through the picturesque market.