Even as the medical community remains heavily focused on Corona care and research, this week Shaare Zedek’s Helmsley Neurological Center hosted a digital conference for over 300 neurologists and family practitioners to discuss new methods of care for strokes as well as treating chronic headaches and related conditions.
Among the presenters at the conference were Dr. Avi Ashkenazi, Director of the Headache Clinic and Dr. Shira Markowitz, Senior Neurologist who focused on new methods of treatment of headaches including botox injections. The Clinic is the only program of its type in Jerusalem designed to provide comprehensive solutions for chronic headache sufferers.
Dr. Roni Eichel, (pictured at right in white lab coat.) Director of the Borg Family Stroke Unit presented new methods being advanced together with Dr. Yaakov Amsalem, (far left) Director of the Lee and Anne Samson Interventional Neuroradiology Unit. The new approaches significantly extend the amount of time available to successfully address blood clots in the brain. Whereas traditional techniques require intervening within no more than six hours of the onset of the stroke, the new approaches utilizing interventional neuroradiology extend that window to up to 24 hours.
Director of the Helmsley Center, Professor Natan Bornstein summed up the event saying, “Shaare Zedek has always been focused on responding to specific needs in the community and our goal is to present as many practical and medical solutions as possible to address conditions related to the brain and nervous system. We can take great pride in acknowledging that we have many senior experts in this field with decades of experience in clinical care and research. All this directly benefits the residents of Jerusalem and the surrounding areas. We always encourage people to turn to us for whatever the need and our commitment is to respond with empathy and professionalism.”