Israeli Heart Society

Israeli Fire Crews Join Fight Against California Wildfires

[September 2020] From KCRA News

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg welcomed a group of about a dozen Israeli firefightersin front of city hall. The crews got the call to help about 72 hours ago, so they packed up their gear and spent 15 hours traveling. The firefighters are from Ashkelon, Sacramento’s sister city in Israel. They are set to be in the area for about two weeks.
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Israeli Heart Society & CA ACC partnership for Fellow Training: A How-To and Success Story

[July 2020] From the Israeli Heart Society and the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. 

From the Israeli Heart Society and the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. The FIT panel via Zoom entitled " Fellow Training: A How-To and Success Story" discusses exchange of training and ideas between Israeli and California cardiologists. The partnership includes Israeli Fellows-in-Training coming to California to train and the Save a Heart Foundation.

Moderater: Ramin Manshadi, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FAHA
CA ACC Past President & Northern California Governor

Norman Lepor, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, CA ACC Past President, Southern California Governor

Dr. Yzhar Charuzi, Save A Heart Foundation

Dr. Doron Zahger, Israeli Heart Society President

Lianna Collinge, CAE, Chief Operating Officer, California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology

Prof. Ronen Rubinshtein MD FACC FESC, Israeli Heart Society General Secretary

Dr. Paul J. Wang, MD, FACC, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Director of the Stanford Cardiac Arrhythmia Service and Professor of Medicine and of Bioengineering
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10 Ways Israel Changed The World

A video created by Hananya Naftali and published on Dec 30, 2017 explains why it is impossible to boycott Israel, and yet enjoy the comfortable lives that you live today; because thanks to Israel, this world is more advanced, secure, healthier and happy.  View more of Naftali's videos.

A Message from the Israeli Heart Society Leadership | 2015 - 2017

The Israel Heart Society is the professional organization of all medical professionals involved in cardiovascular care in Israel.

The Israel Heart Society is recognized by the Israeli Medical Association and its scientific council as the official organization representing Israeli cardiologists.

The main goal of the Israeli Heart Society is to promote cardiovascular health in Israel.

The IHS acts together with health authorities to ensure that the cardiac patients can be treated using best available practice and technologies. It is actively involved in formulating national guidelines and adaptation of international guidelines to patient care in Israel. It conducts registries to monitor and enable continuous quality improvement of care. The Israeli Heart Society is a member of the European Society of Cardiology and is in close connection with various international organizations involved in cardiovascular care

Prof. Michael Glickson MD FACC FESC

General Secretary
Prof. Ronen Rubinshtein MD FACC FESC

CA ACC Governors and Israeli Heart Society President elect

2018: Vice President, Southern California Governor (2017) Norman Lepor, President & Northern California Governor (2018) Ramin Manshadi, and Israeli Heart Society President-Elect Prof. Doron Zahger, Beer Sheva, Israel.


2009 - 2016 Historical Partnerships

British Cardiovascular Society

Dr. Arthur Hollman Awarded Honorary Membership

British Cardiovascular Society Archivist Dr. Arthur Hollman, M.D., FRCP, FLS, was awarded Honorary membership into the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology the summer of 2013.

Summer 2014: British Cardiovascular Society Archivist Dr. Arthur Hollman, M.D., FRCP, FLS, was awarded Honorary membership into the California Chapter. L to R: Dr. Arthur Hollman, Dr. Dipti Itchhaporia and Dr. John Harold.
British Cardiovascular Society Archivist President Iain Simpson presenting the honorary membership plaque to Dr. Arthur Hollman, M.D., FRCP, FLS.

Multi-modality Imaging Preceptorship 2011 Report: Perceptorship Report

by Dr. Marc Dweck, Cardiology SpR & BHF Clinical Research Fellow, Edinburgh

In 2011, I was awarded an imaging preceptorship by the British Cardiac Society and the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. This proved to be a fantastic opportunity, which significantly furthered my education and has led to an an exciting research collaboration between the imaging group at the University of Edinburgh and Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles.

The ACC International Twinning Program: Report from Manchester, June 2010

ACC International Twinning ProgramDr. Ralph Brindis, Dr. John Harold, Dr. Jack Lewin, Dr. Daniel Berman, John Bournas, Dr. Dipti Itchhaporia and Dr. George Smith attended the Annual Conference and Exhibition of the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS). This year’s meeting was held at the Manchester Central International Exhibition and Conference Center in the United Kingdom. The BCS Leadership team will reciprocate by attending the October 2010 annual meeting of the ACC California Chapter at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (CAACC) is twinned with the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) as part of ACC’s International Twinning Program. The CAACC BCS relationship is the first pilot program between an ACC State Chapter (California) and a national cardiovascular society (BCS). The program is designed to develop long-term relationships between cardiovascular professionals in the United States and the United Kingdom. The program provides free access to member materials on the BCS Web site, as well as reduced or complimentary registration fees to CA-ACC and BCS educational programs and meetings. BCS and the CA-ACC will be able to contribute and have access to each other’s journals and newsletters. The program also provides unique opportunities for institutional visits, lecture tours and mini-preceptorships in the U.S and the U.K. The ACC-BCS Fellowship in Cardiovascular Imaging which began earlier this year is part of the program and is designed as a cooperative training experience between Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. California Chapter leaders were all made honorary members of the British Cardiovascular Society.

From Apothecaries Hall, City of London, June 1, 2009

Left to right: Fred Bove, MD, FACC - ACC President
Huon H. Gray, MD, FACC – Chair, ACC International Committee, Past President British Cardiovascular Society
Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC- President, California ACC Chapter, ACC Governor Southern California
Jack Lewin, MD – CEO American College of Cardiology
John G. Harold, MD, FACC, Secretary ACC, Chair ACC Board of Governors.
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Purpose of our California Chapter

The purpose of the Chapter shall be to contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, to ensure optimal quality care for the individuals with such diseases and to foster the highest professional ethical standards. In carrying out these purposes the Chapter shall function in consultation with the leadership of the College and as an advisor to local and state governmental and professional organizations concerning issues related to cardiovascular disease.

The Chapter shall, in the interests of patients, physicians, and the public in general, maintain a high level of social consciousness and involvement with socioeconomic issues which may influence access to high quality cardiovascular health care for all individuals.

The Chapter has been formed as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation underthe federal and California state tax codes. The Chapter maintains an Executive Office with a full time Executive Director and support staff. The Chapter also maintains a full time lobbyist and staff in Sacramento.

Israeli Heart Society Resources

The Israel Heart Society (IHS) was founded in 1952 in Haifa and currently has 709 active members. The aims of the Society: to enhance the professional and scientific knowledge of therapy and prevention of heart diseases in Israel. IHS is a formal society of the Israel Medical Association, and acts as a formal representative of the cardiology community in Israel as recognized by its scientific committee.

IHS is a formal member of:

BCS Resources

The British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) was founded in 1922 and has evolved into a complex organisation that plays a pivotal role in the delivery of cardiovascular health across the UK. There are currently over 2,500 members of the BCS. The membership is growing steadily and includes the great majority, probably 90%, of UK consultant cardiologists. Many Specialist registrars, GPs with a special interest, Nurses and other professionals with an interest in cardiovascular medicine are also member.

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