Conference Hosts 

This conference reflects the ongoing commitment of the Conference hosts to collaboratively and inclusively promote scientific discourse and share new knowledge in order to continually improve delivery and effectiveness of trauma-related mental health treatment, locally in Israel and Palestine, regionally and globally. 

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Hadassah Medical Organisation (“HMO”)

Since 1912, the Hadassah Medical organization has pioneered the development of healthcare in Israel. Transcending politics, religion and geographical boundaries to enhance world health, HMO was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. The Department of Psychiatry at HMO is an internationally leading centre for treatment, research and education in psychiatry and population-based neuroscience. Hadassah psychiatry senior staff are world-renowned specialists in various areas of mental health, achieving the highest quality ratings for treatment and research in Israel. 
HMO in partnership with Project Rozana, a Swiss Association, working to build Palestinian health capacity, launched the Binational School of Psychotherapy in 2019 to train and prepare 64 child psychologists (32 Palestinian and 32 Israeli) in the latest theories and research in youth trauma treatment. The Binational School of Psychotherapy is contributing to cross-border learning and cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian mental health professionals leading to the delivery of improved mental health for conflict-affected children and adolescents.

AUSiMED

AUSiMED is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that facilitates and supports medical research collaboration and knowledge sharing between Australia and Israel. AUSiMED’s programs enable Australian and Israeli medical scientists and clinicians to combine their ideas and talents to bring about exciting medical developments and improvements in health care that benefit Australia, Israel and the world.

Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (“Phoenix”)

The professional team at Phoenix Australia are experts in trauma-related mental health and wellbeing. For 25 years, Phoenix Australia, affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, has been Australia’s National Centre of Excellence in Posttraumatic Mental Health and is internationally recognised as a leader in the field.

Phoenix is committed to building evidence and translating knowledge into action with high quality research being at the heart of everything done. The cutting-edge approaches and treatments developed by Phoenix are based on the latest science and evidence. Phoenix’ world-leading program of research and knowledge translation has led to improved treatment options and workplace management of traumatic stress, as well as greater support for trauma-affected individuals, families and communities. The research will be a key part of the current Conference.