Congress Chair


Professor Pesach Shvartzman
Pain and Palliative Care Unit, Family Medicine Department, Faculty of Health Sciences;
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel


Pesach Shvartzman is a Professor and Head of the Palliative Care Unit Soroka Medical Center and of the Family Medicine Department Clalit Health Services within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Beer-Sheva, Israel. He graduated in Medicine from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and received a Board Certificate from the American Board of Pain and Palliative Medicine, as well as Pain Medicine. He is an Israeli board certified in Pain Relief Medicine, Palliative Medicine and Family Medicine.

Prof. Shvartzman is the present chair of the Israeli Palliative Medicine Association. He is past Chairman of the Israel Family Medicine Association. He is the Founder of the Israel Palliative Care Society and a member of numerous societies, including the International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care, the Israeli Cancer Association and the Oncology National Council of the Israel Ministry of Health.

Prof. Shvartzman has written over 200 scientific papers and several chapters in oncology and family medicine textbooks. He is the editor of The Israel Pain and Palliative Care Journal and the editor of The Family Medicine Journal. He is also the recipient of the Israel Family Medicine Association Award, the Israel Palliative Care Society Award, and the Israel Pain Association Award, among others.