"I go to Nature to be soothed
and to have my senses put in tune once more."
Last summer we continued
our traditional activities by taking part in the 24th. European CF Conference
in Vienna, Austria where we presented a Poster with the results of our last research,
the "Sustained Improvement of Cystic Fibrosis Patients Exposed to a Dead
Sea Winter Rehabilitation Camp".
It was nice to meet old friends,
colleagues and to make new acquaintances with which we were able to discuss new
discoveries ideas and problems.
A CF Medical Convention took place last
May in Tel Aviv and one of the subjects discussed was the problem of Cross Infection
and ways to minimise this as far as possible.
Prof. G. Doring from Tubinghem
University in Germany, who is one the world leaders of Cross Infection research
was invited to this Convention, and gave a lecture dealing with this subject and
under what conditions the Pseudomonas survives, and how to protect our selves
From the very outset of our activities we realised that we have
to over come the problem of Cross Infection and therefore very tough measures
and caution of segregation between patients have been exercised and performed.
We have even conducted a research in the subject:
"Lack of Transmition
of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa (PA) Among European Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Patients Attending
Health Camps at the Dead Sea, Israel"
This research was presented
as a poster at the 14th. Annual North American CF Conference, Baltimore, Maryland,
USA, Nov. 2000, and was published in the Pediatric Pulmonology Journal, November
And the results were, and I quote: "Three weeks exposure
in a group setting in health camps at the CF Center at the Dead Sea dose not enhance
Pseudomonas Auroginosa transmission among CF patients"
Letter No. 3 August 2000)
As usual, I made my European Tour
and have visited some friends, colleagues and association chairmen in a number
of countries and presented them our programs and plans for the coming season.
our world has changed, but it does not mean that we have to change our normal
life style. As we should not allow those how are trying to disrupt our lives.
Shell we fall into their hands? Shell we surrender?
Right after the attack
of World Trade Center in New York on Sep. 11 2001, Mr. R.Giuliani the Mayor of
New York addressed the audience at the U.N. General Assembly as follows:
massive attack was intended to break our spirit,"
"It has not done
that. It has made us stronger, more determined, and more resolved."
the P.M.of England Mr. T. Blair said some days later:
way of life is a great deal stronger and will last a great deal longer than the
actions of fanatics who are small in number and now face a unified world against
and he continued saying.
"There is no compromise
with such people. Our choice is to defeat them or be defeated by them
defeat them we must."
In other words we
have to go on with our lives!
Next season is around the corner
and patients from Switzerland, Austria and Germany like Reto, Soren, Nadin, Imsand
and many Israelis, are preparing to come to us to the CF Center at the Dead Sea
and as I have informed you in one of my previous Newsletters, I am still pleased
to reassure you that this particular region is unaffected and far removed from
any disturbances, A true Peace Region!
For your convenience, the
following are the periods and dates for the coming season:
01.01.2002 - 22.01.2002
22.01.2002 - 12.02.2002
The Medical staff headed by Prof. A. Tal, the
Physiotherapists Bat-Sheva and Yardenna, Oleg the sport trainer and I are looking
forward to your arrival.