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Title: THE FIRST ISRAC 2008 represents a major worldwide event that brings together an international network of researchers, practitioners and doctors from around the globe in the area of Reflexology and Cancer. THE CONFERENCE will give participants the


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THE FIRST ISRAC 2008 represents a major
worldwide event that brings together an
international network of researchers,
practitioners and doctors from around the globe
in the area of Reflexology and Cancer.THE
CONFERENCE will give participants the
opportunity to hear the latest results of leading
researchers from all over the world representing
a wide range of different approaches to
Reflexology, study designs, social work and
expertise in the field of Reflexology and
Integrative Medicine. THE TOPICS In addition
to research data, we will discuss new ideas on
treatments, Reflexology for Cancer patients in
hospitals, introduce Reflexology based
technology as a helpful tool for the early and
almost accurate diagnosis of illnesses, clinical
effectiveness, ethical issues and methodological
approaches, benefits and contraindications of
Reflexology for Cancer Patients, etc. All these
will be discussed in plenary lectures to study,
analyze and understand the possible benefits
Reflexology as a complementary therapy has for
patients undergoing treatments for cancer.THE
VENUE is the Auditorium of Kibbutz Hotel
Shefayim, a paradisiacal place in the heart of
Israel on the Mediterranean seashore. With its
stunning beach, only 10 miles away from Tel Aviv
and an hour drive from Jerusalem, Kibbutz
Shefayim is the ideal place for relaxation and
for planning a visit to every corner of the Holy
Land.
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THE THREE DAY ISRAC 2008 AIMS TO1. To dispel
the old myths about Reflexology and
Cancer.2. To enhance the status of evidence
based on Reflexologists' collective
experiences working with cancer
patients.3. To evaluate the effects and safety
of Reflexology for cancer patients.4. To
discuss the role of education and training,
methodologies and strategies appropriate to
develop research in the field of Reflexology
and Cancer.
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THE SPEAKERS
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DR. MARTINE FAURE ALDERSONFrance
RESEARCH
First Conclusions and Facts in Reflexology
Research Program on Cancer Patients in 5
Hospitals Around the World
The present study aims to present preliminary
results of a pilot study that has been on-going
since 2004 giving Reflexology to cancer patients
in 5 hospitals in United Kingdom, France, United
Stated, Iceland and Australia.
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DR. BIBIANA CARRASCO DOMINGUEZSpain
REFLEXOLOGY FOR CANCER PATIENTS IN HOSPITALS
Treating Children and Adolescents with Cancer in
the Hospital Environment
The purpose of this lecture is to publicize the
ways of treating, the observed benefits, the
obstacles and the conclusions reached about
treating children and adolescents with cancer at
the Sant Joan de Deu Hospital in Barcelona,
Spain. Dr. Bibiana Carrasco (PHD) is Pediatric
Surgeon and Reflexologist.
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Ms. RUTI SPRINGERIsrael
REFLEXOLOGY FOR CANCER PATIENTS IN HOSPITALS
Reflexology as Palliative Care for Children,
Supporting and Calming
The lecture focuses on the support and care of
the patients, dealing with the parents, the
medical staff and instruments when it is known
that there is nothing more to do, that it is
impossible to help and there isn't almost
hope....that it is only a question of time.
Conversations about imminent leaving and what
Reflexology can offer in such situations.This
lecture is based on experience and reflection of
working many years at the Hemato-Oncology
Department for Children at Tel Hashomer (Sheba)
Hospital in Israel. Ms. Ruti Springer is an
experienced Reflexologist and Teacher.
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Ms. SUSAN BERENSONU.S.A.
REFLEXOLOGY FOR CANCER PATIENTS IN HOSPITALS
Reflexology in a Comprehensive Cancer Center
Symptom Management and Contraindications.
Reflexology is a mainstream integrative medicine
therapy used for the management of pain, fatigue,
nausea, anxiety, depression, and peripheral
neuropathy. This lecture will present several
cases illustrating the use of Reflexology in the
reduction of symptoms with breast and lung cancer
patients. It will also emphasize the
contraindications for Reflexology. Mrs.
Berenson lives in New York City. She is an
oncology certified Nurse/Reflexologist that has
been providing Reflexology to patients at
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for the
past nine years. She has recently co-organized
and presented at the First National Reflexology
for the Cancer Patient Seminar in New York City
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Ms. AYELET DORIsrael
REFLEXOLOGY FOR CANCER PATIENTS IN HOSPITALS
The Integrative Approach of Complementary
Therapies in Reflexology for Cancer Patients
The treatment of cancer patients comprehends the
struggle and confrontation  with the
physiological effects and the emotional and
spiritual support. This support is expressed in
all what regards to their own capacity of
recovering and dealing with a life threatening
illness. Reflexology comes as a tool that
helps them dealing with phenomenons like
anguish, anxiety, suspicion and
imbalance.She will report her experience of two
years working at the Davidov Hospital of
Complementary Medicine in Oncology in Petah
Tikva, Israel. Ms. Ayelet Dor is an experienced
Reflexologist and a Teacher.
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Ms. EDWINA HODKINSONEngland
REFLEXOLOGY FOR CANCER PATIENTS IN HOSPITALS
Meeting the Patient's Needs Adaptation, Change
and Safety Through the Cancer Journey.
This paper refers to supporting the patient with
Reflexology through the cancer journey from
diagnosis to journeys end and all his way through
surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.As the
patients condition deteriorates how we as
therapists adapt our treatments to maintain
patient comfort, safety and potency of treatment,
focusing on pressures, techniques and treatment
times.  Edwina Hodkinson is a certified Nurse
and Reflexologist who has worked with cancer
patients for the last 26 years.Her paper will be
based on her work with cancer patients at the
Bury and Christie Cancer Hospitals in Manchester,
England.
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Ms. BERYL CRANEEngland
REFLEXOLOGY TECHNIQUES
Effective Reflexology in Cancer Synopsis on
Cancer Treatment
The presentation is to show how reflexology
concentrates on fostering a positive approach.
Treatment helps our innate natural defense system
to remain healthy and positive. Reflexology is
not used to treat any type of cancer, the aim is
to treat the persons imbalances and stimulate a
persons life force and create a relaxed state
alongside or as a follow up to orthodox methods
of treatment. .
Ms. Beryl Crane is the President of ICR
(International Council of Reflexologists) since
1997
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Ms. LYNNE BOOTHEngland
REFLEXOLOGY TECHNIQUES
Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) and its Role in
Palliative Care
This lecture describes the development, practice
and benefits of Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) and
its role in palliative care. VRT is a profound
reflexology technique where the hands and feet
are briefly treated in a weight-bearing position
with the suggestion that this can increase the
therapeutic response of reflexology. Principles
will be discussed as to how Reflexology can be
used to stimulate the immune system and help to
reduce the side effects of some allopathic
treatments within the field of Oncology..
Ms. Lynne Booth is a prestigious international
lecturer and also developer of VRT (Vertical
Reflexology Technique).
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Dr. ALEX KANEVSKYIsrael
REFLEXOLOGY BASED TECHNOLOGY
Measurement of electrical skin impedance of
dermal-visceral zones as a diagnostic tool for
different fields of internal medicine.
This lecture shows us the functioning of
Medex-Test, an electronical device developed by
MedexScreen Laboratories in Israel, able to set
with a high degree of accuracy and in minimum
time, guidelines to further checking of possible
development of illnessesincluding cancer.
This revolutionary device has been created
following the principles of Classical
Reflexology.Demonstrations will be performed
during the lecture.
Dr. Alex Kanevsky is one of the founders of
Medex Laboratories in Omer, Israel, and the
developer of MedexTest, , a revolutionary tool
for the early diagnose of diseases based on
classic Reflexology principles.
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Dr. SHAHAR LEV ARIIsrael
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
Multi-disciplinary Integrative Medicine for the
Treatment of Cancer Patients
Despite the great advance of technology and
knowledge put to fight Cancer, mortality rates
continue to be high. One of the strategies
managed nowadays is the inclusion of a
multi-disciplinary team able to cope with all the
patients needs and providing different therapies
able to empower the patients reserves for
healing. This lecture describes the
implementation of this strategy in the Israeli
hospitals and the results obtained.

Dr. Shahar Lev Ari (PHD) Is the Director of
Oncologic Research in Complementary Medicine at
Sourasky Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Dr. OPHER CASPIIsrael
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
Challenges to the Integrative Health System
Topics to Think About.
During the past few years, we have been
witnesses to the large demand for a real
integrative policy in the health system. This
lecture will focus on the challenges we have to
face in order to build an integrative health
system. Illustrative examples about the activity
at the Complementary Medicine Unit for the
treatment of cancer at the Davidov Hospital and
about the experience that the Oncology world has
gained about this approach
Dr. Opher Caspi is the Director of the Davidov
Complementary Medicine Dept. for Oncologic
Patients at the Schneider Hospital in Petach
Tikva, Israel.
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Dr. DORIT GAMUSIsrael
RESEARCH
Methodology on Reflexology Research
How can we measure the effect of Reflexology on
cancer patients?This lecture describes the
necessary methodology to be applied to such
study.
Dr. Dorit Gamus is the Director of the
Complementary Medicine Division of the the
Sheba-Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Ms. LEILA ERIKSENDenmark
RESEARCH
Reflexology Research Update
Many Research Projects have been and are being
done in the field of Reflexology around the
world. This lecture brings an update to what has
been achieved in the field of Reflexology
Research during the past years.
Ms. Leila Eriksen has been for 23 years the head
of the Research Dept. of FDZ (Association of
Danish Reflexologists) and has promoted many
Reflexology research projects.
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Ms. LEILA ERIKSENDenmark
SPECIAL COMMUNITY PROJECTS
CancerBarn (in Danish children with cancer)
Pictures and description of a heartwarming
weekend in Denmark in which children with cancer
have been taught to give Reflexology.to their
siblings and parents.
Ms. Leila Eriksen has been for 23 years the head
of the Research Dept. of FDZ (Association of
Danish Reflexologists) and has promoted many
Reflexology research projects.
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Ms. CAROL DONNELLYIreland
EDUCATION
Educating for Cancer Care - Changing Rhythms
The purpose of this paper is to explore the
continuing educational needs for Reflexologists
working with people living with cancer and chart
how these needs have been developed in Ireland.

Ms. Carol Donnelly is a qualified Nurse and
Reflexologist and Director of the Suaimnheas
Schoool of Reflexology in Dublin, Ireland. She
has for many years worked with cancer patients
volunteering in ARC (Aftercare Research
Counselling), a center dedicated to cancer
support in Ireland.
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Ms. RIVKA BERGSTEINIsrael and U.S.A.
SPECIAL COMMUNITY PROJECTS
Helping the Child, the Family and the Community
How important is to supporting not just the child
who is undergoing treatments for cancer, but also
the childs family and community.Rivka will
share how the work of Chaiyanu/Chai Life
(Chaiyanu in Hebrew Our life), an international
non-profit organization that helps children with
serious diseases and their families, works to
accomplish this goal.
Rivka Bergstien is the events coordinator of the
Israeli branch of Chaiyanu/Chai
Life ( www.chailifeline.org  www.chaiyanu.org.il )
 and is also the program director of Michlelet
Esther, an overseas Judaic college program for
young religious women, in Jerusalem.
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Ms. NAVA RIDIIsrael
TESTIMONIALS
Coming back to lifeA difficult journey full of
hope.
Ms. Nava Ridi was diagnosed with Hodgkins
Lymphoma, discovered at an advanced stage. She
underwent aggressive chemotherapy treatments.
Along the way, she also received Reflexology
treatments despite the old myths and the
uncertainty of whether or not they could be
prejudicial for her.Her testimonial doesnt want
to focus on the possible benefits of Reflexology,
but in the strong will who gave her energies to
fight and overcome the disease. After winning
the battle against cancer, Nava received the
green light to live normal life in September 2006
and wishes to deliver a message of hope to all
those who, like she did once, are living one of
the worst nightmares in their life.
Ms. Nava Ridi is married, she is the mother of 4
children and lives in Kiryat Akron, Israel.
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Ms. MAURICIO (MOSHE)KRUCHIKIsrael and Uruguay
THE FUTURE OF REFLEXOLOGY
Reflexology, a Therapy in its Own
Right.Necessary Changes, Directions and
Development.
What is the real reputation of Reflexology in the
public and the professional opinion. Why is it
often confused and united to a kind of massage,
when we Reflexologists know that Reflexology goes
beyond this concept and reaches unexpected
frontiers end empowers self healing. Necessary
changes in our attitude towards our profession
must be made in order to upgrade this reputation
and to demonstrate to the world that Reflexology
is a therapy in its own right. If we can help
cancer patients rebuild their quality of life and
estimulate healing energies that will help them
undergo chemotherapy treatments, we can help much
more people.
Mr. Mauricio (Moshe) Kruchik is a Reflexologist,
Doula, Antenatal Educator, and international
lecturer in the field of Reflexology. His vision
lead him to promote and organize this
conference. He is President of The Israeli Forum
of Reflexology.
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THE VENUE
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AUDITORIUM OF KIBBUTZ HOTEL SHEFAYIM ISRAEL
Surrounded by green lawns, colorfully blooming
and eye catching gardens, near the Sharon
seashore and adjacent to the Hutzot Shefayim
shopping center is the Shefayim hotel-in the
center of Israel and with convenient access to
all sites. Its 170 spacious and pleasant rooms
allow you to enjoy an unforgettable and relaxing
stay when coming to Israel. The green
surroundings, the silence and a walking distance
to the beach create a pleasant and healthy
atmosphere, probably paradisiacal.The hotel
offers many options for hospitality, all in the
heart of Israel and with plenty of free
parking.Location and distances Kibbutz
Shefayim lies on the Mediterranean seashore, 15
kms north from Tel Aviv, 10 kms south from
Netanya, 65 kms northwest from Jerusalem, 60 kms
south from Haifa and 65 kms south west from
Nazareth.Auditorium of Hotel Kibbutz
Shefayim  Capacity 488 seatsTel 972 9
9595577 Fax 972 9 9595555E-mail
info_at_shefhotel.co.il  Website
http//www.h-shefayim.co.il/index.php
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AUDITORIUM OF KIBBUTZ HOTEL SHEFAYIM ISRAEL
The Auditorium of Kibbutz Hotel Shefayim is the
venue selected for this event,
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AUDITORIUM OF KIBBUTZ HOTEL SHEFAYIM ISRAEL
.a modern Auditorium with capacity of 488 people
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AUDITORIUM OF KIBBUTZ HOTEL SHEFAYIM ISRAEL
surrounded by a huge garden, trees and green
lawn,
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AUDITORIUM OF KIBBUTZ HOTEL SHEFAYIM ISRAEL
5 minutes walk from the beach,...
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AUDITORIUM OF KIBBUTZ HOTEL SHEFAYIM ISRAEL
..we meet for lunch at The Transparent Garden,...
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AUDITORIUM OF KIBBUTZ HOTEL SHEFAYIM ISRAEL
..or after dinner at the garden to chat and
relax...
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ACCOMODATION
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REGISTRATIONFEES
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Payment can be made with Credit CardsVISA,
AMERICAN EXPRESS, MASTERCARD Please contact us
or download, print, fill and send the
registration form available on our
websitewww.isreflexology.com
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TOURING ISRAEL
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General Info
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SAFETY AND LANGUAGEDespite eventual
preconceptions, Israel is a very safe country to
visit. People are very open and friendly to
tourists. You will never face a problem of
language.you will always find somebody who
speaks yours. WEATHER By the end of October, the
hot days of summer have passed. End of October is
one of the most perfect times to visit the
country. Mild weather, warm and nice during
daytime, only gets chilly in mountains and
hills.- Coast (Kibbutz Shefayim) Average 24
degrees daytime- Jerusalem and hills
Average 20 degrees daytime- Rain
Very
rare.PRICESPrices in Israel are many times
cheaper than in many European countries and the
U.K. You can find differences ranging from 10 to
up to 30-40. ExamplesTaxi from airport to
venue (40 kms distance) around 40 EurosComplete
meal for one at venue around 12 - 15
EurosComplete meal for one at average restaurant
in the city (including first meal, dessert and
coffee around 20 Euros, Beer around 2.5 Euros.
CDs around 15 Euros for new releasesTOURING
TIPSJerusalem .one hour drive from venue, the
heart of three religions, a MUST.Tel Aviv..the
city that never sleeps, visit it at any time.
Dont miss the NAHALAT BINYAMIN artcrafts fair on
Tuesday morning. If you do, you will
regret.Massada and the Dead Sea.You havent
been in Israel if you didnt visit them.Lake of
Galilee, Baptism in River Jordan, Caesarea (30
minutes drive from venue),Haifa (45 minutes
drive from venue), Acre (1 hour drive from
venue)history, fun, Biblical places, the
Mediterranean coast, the desert, a melting pot of
cultures, religions and traditions. ISRAEL IS
WORTH A VISIT!
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VISAMost citizens from European countries, UK,
U.S.A and Canada, Latin American countries and
many others dont need a visa to come to Israel.
In any case and in order to be at the safe side,
please call the Israeli consulate in your
country. ARRIVING IN ISRAELYou will arrive at
the Ben Gurion International Airport, 15 kms,
south from Tel Aviv, about 30 to 40 minutes drive
from the venue. EL AL, the Israeli airline,
provides daily flights from multiple destinations
in Europe, Asia (Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok,
Mumbai), North America (New York, Miami, Los
Angeles, Toronto) and Africa.Please pay
attention EL AL doesnt fly on
Saturdays!Anyways, more than 50 different
airlines arrive daily to Israel, so we are sure
you will find your way.. In case you need any
help, we will be very happy to assist you. Please
contact our staff atisreflexology_at_gmail.com
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JERUSALEM
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RED SEA
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ACRE
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TEL AVIV
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THE NEGEV
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BAPTISM IN RIVER JORDAN
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DEAD SEA
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HAIFA
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MASSADA
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CONTACT US
MAURICIO (MOSHE) KRUCHIKPresident of The Israeli
Forum of ReflexologyEmail isreflexology_at_gmail.co
mPhone 972- 547 341 961
INNA KRUCHIKThe Israeli Forum of
ReflexologyEmail isreflex_at_gmail.comPhone 972
-546 517 664
ORAN AVIVThe Israeli Forum of ReflexologyEmail
oran_at_reflexandmore.com
PHONE 972 97 46 76 76FAX 972 97 46 76
75WEBSITE www.isreflexology.com
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