We are honored, proud and pleased to invite you to the 20th World Congress of the International Society of Cryosurgery (ISC2019) which will be held in Haifa, Israel.
The field of cryosurgery is achieving increasing interest around the world due to new scientific data and therapeutic devices and modalities. We would like to invite you to take part in this cutting edge exciting meeting in which science and technology will be integrated. You will have the opportunity to acquire new ideas and discover Haifa and Israel, who is known as the Start-Up Nation. In Israel several innovative Cryosurgical technologies have been developed and launched, which have changed the field of cryosurgery around the world.
This congress will combine valuable high level scientific presentations accompanied with great social activities.
The meeting will be held in Haifa, Israel’s third largest city, beautifully set on the slopes of Mount Carmel facing the Mediterranean Sea, described by some as ‘Israel’s San Francisco’. There are a number of great things to do in Haifa including the Baha'i Gardens, the German Colony, sunny and sandy sea-shore as well as a number of top museums and academic institutions. The city is also known across Israel for its mixed population of Jews and Arabs who peacefully live together, which creates several amazing fusions of Arabic and Jewish cultures that are seen at and around the city.
We look forward to welcome you at the 20th World Congress of the International Society of Cryosurgery and to witness the strengthening effect of science combined with an unforgettable social gathering.
"Ice for Life"
See you in Haifa,
Prof. Yaron Har-Shai, MD
Hello from Haifa
Preliminary Program at a Glance
Cryosurgery Evolution - My Personal View
Cryoablation: An Emergent Combinatorial Therapy
SESSION 1 - UROLOGY – PROSTATE, BLADDER,
Cryoablasion of Kidney Tumors
SESSION 2 - BREAST
SESSION 3 - GENERAL SURGERY - LIVER, PANCREAL, BOWEL
SESSION 4 - THORACIC BRONCHIAL, LUNG
SESSION 5 - CARDIOLOGY - CRYOABLATION
SESSION 6 - ORTHOPEDIC ONCOLOGY - BONE TUMORS
SESSION 7 - GYNECOLOGY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY
Cryosurgery in the Treatment of Vulvar Cancer
Cryosurgery in the Treatment Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia and / or other related HPV Lesions
SESSION 8 - DERMATOLOGY
Cryosurgery of Keloids: Which Technique for what kind of Lesion
SESSION 9 - EXPERIMENTAL CRYOSURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, IMAGING AND NEW DEVICES
Computation in the Service of Cryosurgery: Simulations, Planning, and Training
New Developments in MRI Monitored Cryosurgery
SESSION 10 - CRYOBIOLOGY - CRYO-IMMUNOLOGY AND STEM CELLS
SESSION 11 - PAIN
SESSION 12 - LOW TEMPERATURE MEDICINE
CLOSING SESSION - THE FUTURE OF CRYOSURGERY
International Organizing Committee
Prof. Dr. Kecheng Xu, Honorary President of the ISC, Guangzhou, China
Prof. Dr. Masashi Watanabe, Current President of the ISC, Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Dr. Haruo Isoda, Past President of the ISC, Nagoya, Japan
Prof. Dr. Nikolai Korpan, Honorary President of the ISC, Vienna, Austria
Prof. Dr. Rimants Benetis, Kaunas, Lithuania
Prof. Dr. Alexei V. Chzhao, Moscow, Russia
Prof. Dr. Ollexii I. Dronov, Kyiv, Ukraine
Dr. Gloria Graham, USA
Dr. Patrick Le Pivert, USA
Dr. Juana Elida Mauro, Buenos-Aires, Argentina
Prof. Dr. Yoed Rabin, USA
Prof. Dr. Tadashi Shimizu, Sapporo, Japan
Dr. Tze Min Wan, London, United Kingdom
Prof. Dr. Yueyong Xiao, Beijing, China
Prof. Dr. Christos C. Zouboulis, Dessau, Germany
Prof. Yaron Har-Shai, Israel - Chairman
Prof. Yochai Adir, Israel
Prof. Reuven Bergman, Israel
Prof. Ido Braslavsky Israel
Dr. Gregory Golovchiner, Israel
Prof. Gershon Grossman, Israel
Prof. Yehuda Kolander, Israel
Prof. Ofer Nativ, Israel
Dr. Evgeny Solomonov, Israel
Prof. Amnon Zisman, Israel
The Multi-Disciplinary International Congress
General Surgery- Liver, Pancreas, Bowel
Urology- Prostate, Bladder, Kidney, Adrenal
Orthopedic Oncology – Soft Tissue and Bone Tumors
Cardiology- Cryoablation, Arrhythmias
Dermatology- Benign and Malignant skin Tumors
ENT – Head and neck
Gynecology – Vulva, Cervix, Vagina
Imaging- MRI, Ultrasound
Ophtalmology- Conjunctiva , Ocular, Retina
Thoracic – Bronchail, Lung
Vascular Surgery – Varicous Veins, Angioplasty
Cryobiology – Cryo-Immunology and Stem Cells
Cryosurgical Therapeutic Devices and Technology
History and Future of Cryosurgery
The 20th World Congress of International Society of Cryosurgery will be held at the Dan Carmel Hotel, Haifa, Israel.
The lively “Capital of the North”, Haifa is Israel’s third largest city and by far one of its most exciting.
While a visit in the spring or summer is an excellent opportunity to go for a swim or lounge on one of its beautiful beaches, Haifa is brimming with things to do and see all year round.
Haifa’s fantastic location at the slopes of the impressive Mount Carmel (an attraction in itself) has earned the city the nickname “the San Francisco of Israel”, and living up to this reputation it is awash with stunning beaches, fascinating sights, buzzing nightlife and an edgy music scene.
The Dan Carmel Hotel is located on Mt. Carmel and overlooking the beautiful Bay of Haifa.
The Dan Carmel's recently refurbished rooms and suites are all designed with classic and elegant tones, complete with modern accessories and luxurious comforts.
The official language of the congress is English.
All visitors to Israel must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date they enter the country.
For participants from most countries, a visa for Israel is not required; Participants are requested to consult the Israeli Embassy or Consulate in their home country or with their travel agency for specific details relating to visa requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.
Important note for tourists continuing from Israel on to Arab countries (except Egypt and Jordan): It is recommended that you request that an Israeli stamp does not appear on your passport. You must notify the clerk of your request before your documents are stamped.
LIABILITY & INSURANCE
The Congress Secretariat and organizers cannot accept responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property during the congress. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.
The New Israeli Shekel (NIS) is the official national currency. All the major credit cards are accepted in Israel in places displaying the emblem at the entrance.
The weather in Haifa is warm and sunny.
The congress dress code is business-casual.
Ben Gurion International Airport is served by many daily direct flights from most destinations. The International airport is 20-30 minutes from the city of Tel Aviv.
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