Plenum Speakers

Alan Apter, MD, PhD, Professor and Director, Department of Psychological Medicine for Mental Health, Director, Feinberg Child Study Center, Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel
Adolescent Depression

Ellis D Avner, MD, Director, Children’s Research Institute of Wisconsin, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Pediatrics & Physiology, Director, Research Center of Excellence in Pediatric Nephrology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Co-Director, S. E. Wisconsin Clinical and Translational Science Institute, USA
Polycystic kidney disease: A model for treating genetic-based chronic diseases

Rami Benbenishty, MSW, PhD, Professor, Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Child abuse and neglect

Itai Berger, MD, Director of the Neuro-Cognitive Center, Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah- Hebrew University Medical Center, Israel
Dealing with learning disabilities among children with chronic disease

Maria Britto, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care, Assistant Vice-President Chronic Care Systems, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, USA
Improving systems of care and outcomes for children with chronic conditions

Steven J Czinn, MD, Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Prospects for a heliobacter pylori vaccine to treat peptic ulcer disease

Brenda Finucane, MS, CGC, Executive Director, Elwyn Genetics; President, National Society of Genetic Counselors, USA
The promise of targeted pharmaceutical treatments for developmental disabilities

Robert A. Jacobs, MD, MPH, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, USA
Comprehensive care of children with special health care needs

Jessica Kahn, MD, MPH, Assistant Chair, Academic Affairs & Faculty Development, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center: Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, USA
Diagnosing and managing eating disorders: A chronic disease of adolescence

Eitan Kerem, MD, Professor and Chairman, Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Israel
The changing face of pediatric chronic care in Israel

Mijal Luria, MD, Director, The Center for Sexual Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah Mt. Scopus Medical Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Sexuality for those with intellectual limitations

Peter Margolis, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Center for Health Care Quality, Director of Research, James M. Anderson Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, USA
New models to transform chronic care delivery by engaging patients, clinicians, and researchers

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, Professor and Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Dir, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel David Ervin, CEO, The Resource Exchange, Israel
Providing optimal care to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Shlomo Mor-Yosef, MD, MPA, Director General, The National Insurance Institute of Israel
The Israeli healthcare system’s response to pediatric chronic disease

Yehuda Neumark, MPH, PhD, Professor and Director of International Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Alcohol and drug abuse among Israeli adolescents

Joe Reisman, MD, FRCP(C), MBA, Pediatric Respirologist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Past Chief and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada
Transition to adult care for the adolescent with a chronic condition: Challenges for the patients, their families, and society

I Leslie Rubin, MD, President, Institute for the Study of Disadvantage and Disability; Research Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine; Co-Director, Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University; Medical Director, Developmental Pediatric Specialists, USA
Dealing with healthcare disparities

Jorge Srabstein, MD, Medical Director, Clinic for Health Problems Related to Bullying, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children’s National Medical Center, USA
Bullying related morbidity: Rediscovering the syndrome of maltreatment

Ariel Tenenbaum, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Head, National Down Syndrome Center, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Mt. Scopus Campus, Israel
The rightful life: Down’s syndrome as a paradigm

Isaiah Wexler, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Center for Pediatric Feeding, Nutritional, and Metabolic Disorders, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Mt. Scopus Campus, Israel
The medical home: Changing paradigm for healthcare delivery to the most needy