Resilience is a key element to success and a tool for survival. Resilience is the ability to absorb stresses and effectively recover from trauma. It is the ability to focus on goals and protect you (or your clients) from threat. It is your ability to overcome tragedy and challenges of life. A resilient individual will adapt better to personal and national traumas such as disease, wars, and environmental catastrophes and will perform more optimally with family and at work. Resilience can be inborn or acquired. Therefore, increased resilience is a necessary component of intervention with your clients, patients, employees, and students. A person with greater resilience will leave of hospital faster, more effectively recover from divorce and grief, and perform more effectively in studies and at work. Therefore, we have called this international conference to provide you with the latest research, coping tools, and management strategies for building and supporting resilience.

Among the questions that we can ask are why there exist individual differences in our resilience to the same stresses of life?  Why is it that a sudden death of a young son can bring one parent to collapse and even die of grief, while another seems stronger despite the tragedy? The conference will provide new strategies for intervention and practice. These include mindfulness, mindful choice, mental wellness, work optimization, disaster management, school-based interventions, neuroplasticity, trauma and brain, biofeedback and neuromodulation among others. Resilience is a skill that is priceless for effective function for individuals as well as groups such as: medical and health care service providers, social organizations and clubs, workplace environments, sports teams, and even for political demonstrations that require persistence. Resilience in your patients, students, or your employees can be key to success. Use it!.

Prof. Dr. Bruria Adini

Head of the Department of Emergency Managment and Disaster Medicine in the School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.

Prof. Dr. Gerry Leisman

Movement and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Haifa and Department of restorative Neurology, Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de la Habana, Cuba.

 The three-day conference will take place at the University of Tel-Aviv and will consist of lectures, symposia, poster presentations and workshops.

The conference is open to all and includes among others: 

Scientists and researchers,
Allied healthcare professionals,
Psychiatric social workers,
Mental-wellness practitioners,
First responders,
Resilience officers,
Human resource and organizational professionals,
Occupational safety and health specialists,
Clinicians, practitioners, life coachers and trainers