Creativity and Madness is going to Israel April 13-28, 2015!
Very discounted airfare and travel insurance at 1/2 the usual price is available from Paul at the Travel Station, until December 31st. You can reach Paul at 800 990 2282. We urge you to obtain travel insurance.
If you have any questions please call us at 1 (800) 348 8441 or email us at
We hope you will join us.
Jacqueline and Barry Panter
Monday April 13th Depart U.S. and Canada
Tuesday, 14 April Jerusalem The King David Hotel. Arrival, Airport Assistance and Hotel Transfer. settling in and orientation and informal introduction to Israel * Welcome dinner at the hotel.
Wednesday, 15 April Overnight Jerusalem Eve of Holocaust Memorial Day
Breakfast in the hotel. Walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Oriental market including a tour of the Western Wall Tunnels and the City of David * lunch on own in the Old City * afternoon panoramic guided bus tour of the city. Dinner in the hotel
Thursday, 16 April Overnight Jerusalem. Holocaust Memorial Day – 2 minute silence observed at 10.00am. Breakfast08.30 – 12.30 Group presentations and discussion
Introduction to the National Health Service in Israel. Halacha ( Jewish Law ) and Medical Ethics
Lunch on own in the picturesque village of Ein Karem
15.30 – 17.30 Visit the renowned Hadassah Medical Center for a tour of the Chagall windows display in the hospital synagogue. Night Spectacular at the Tower of David Museum
Friday, 17 April Overnight Jerusalem. Breakfast in the hotel. Visit the Yad Vashem National Holocaust Museum and the Israel Museum, including the Model of the Jerusalem in the 2nd Temple Period and the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition * tour the Machane Yehuda produce market and lunch on own in the market. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner in the hotel, on own or with an Israeli family – to be ordered in advance
Saturday, 18 April Overnight Jerusalem. Breakfast in the hotel. Day tour to the Dead Sea including a tour of the Qumran Caves, site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the fortress of Massada, lunch and a visit to the Spa and float in the Dead Sea. Evening at leisure.
Sunday, 19 April Overnight Mizpe Ha’yamim Hotel. Breakfast in the hotel. Depart Jerusalem via the Jordan River Valley * Visit Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu and learn about Bio-Bee Ecological Systems * Visit Beit Shean National Park * drive to Tiberius and visit Capernaum * dinner on own on the shores of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) followed by an evening at the spa
Monday, 20 April Overnight Mizpe Ha’yamim Hotel. Early breakfast in the hotel. Visit the Hula Valley Reserve * tour the Golan Heights * visit Golan Wineries for a tour and tasting * lunch * visit Kibbutz Ga’aton and the International Dance Village * visit the Mt of the Beatitudes * return to Tiberius * evening at leisure.
Tuesday, 21 April Overnight Mizpe Ha’yamim Hotel. Breakfast in the hotel
8.30 – 1:00 Morning Presentations and discussion including a discussion of Field hospitals and emergency medical services in times of war. Israel Defense Forces spokesman’s office –Safed. Afternoon visit the ancient city of Safed for a tour and introduction to Kabbalah – Jewish Mysticism and Jewish astrology. Evening at leisure
Wednesday, 22 April Overnight David Intercontinental. Israel Defense Forces Memorial Day. Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Nahariya and tour the grottoes * visit Akko * lunch in Akko * visit the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa * visit the Bahai Gardens in Haifa * drive to Tel Aviv. Evening at leisure.(Independence Day celebrations)
Thursday, 23 April Overnight David Intercontinental. Independence Day
Morning presentations and discussion
Afternoon tour of Independence Hall, the UNESCO White City Heritage sites, Jaffa Old City and Galleries and the Newe Tzedek neighborhood * Evening at leisure with cultural options – concerts/ballet/ethnic/Na Laga’at
Friday, 24 April Overnight David Intercontinental. Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to the Caesarea National Park for a guided tour of the antiquities * lunch and home hospitality in a Druse village. Evening at leisure.
Saturday, 25 April Overnight Dan Eilat. Breakfast in the hotel. Travel to Eilat via Lakiya Negev Weaving visitors Center and Mitzpe Ramon * lunch along the way. Evening at leisure.
Sunday, 26 April Overnight Dan Eilat. Breakfast in the hotel.
Morning presentations and discussion
Afternoon visit to the Underwater Observatory Marine Park and free time. Final dinner
Monday, 27 April Overnight Dan Eilat. Breakfast in the hotel. Full-day guided tour of Petra including lunch. Evening at leisure.
Tuesday, 28 April Breakfast in the hotel. Depart Eilat by air for Ben Gurion International Airport and return flights to Canada and the USA. Airport assistance and transfer.
If your flight connections require that you stay in Tel Aviv the night of April 28th, we have rooms at Kfar H’maccabia Hotel which is near the airport. The American Institute of Medical Education will cover this cost. Breakfast included.
$5595 per person double occupancy. Single supplement $1950. Included: All Breakfasts, and Welcome and Farewell Dinners; Porterage at airport and hotels; English-speaking tour guide throughout the entire tour; Luxury air-conditioned coaches.
Presentations will include the following with additional presentations by U.S. and Israeli speakers.
God’s Prescriptions and Metaphors for Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Health – Sharon Delgado, RN.
Finding Strength Through Songwriting – Rabbi Minna Bromberg, PhD.
Tamar Unveiled—A Journey out of Darkness – Mary Barbee, PhD .
How Different Readings of the Old and New Testaments Affect Spiritual & Psychological Perspectives & Values Elizabeth Goldman, MA
ISRAEL: The Power and Psychology of a Miraculous Rebirth – Ron Levin, MD.
The Psychology of Happiness: Louis Armstrong : keeping the glass half FULL!
Marlene Paley Winter, PhD
The Mind of Isaac Bashevis Singer: From Devils and Dybbuks to the Nobel Prize.
Peter Springberg, MD
Marc Chagall, Healthy Narcissism and The Incredible Effects of a Mother’s Love
Barry M. Panter, MD.
Please let us know if you are interested in speaking at this conference. (800) 348 8441 or email us at
Registration Please click below to register with Visa MasterCard or Discover Card or call 800 348 8441.
November 14, 2014: 25% of balance is due
February 16, 2015: Balance is due
We have limited space available. It is even more limited for single rooms.
We reserve the right to make changes as necessary. We are not responsible for untoward events.
You may cancel for any reason, anytime prior to February 16, 2015 and receive a refund of all monies paid to The American Institute of Medical Education minus a $75 per person cancellation fee.
From February 16th and beyond there will be no refunds
We urge you to obtain Travel Insurance. It is available from Paul at The Travel Station 1 (800) 990 2282, and other insurers.
Our rate Includes:
- Meeting & assistance upon arrival & departure at Ben-Gurion Airport
- Liaison on the ground
- Porterage at airport and hotels.
- 14 overnights at the above mentioned hotels.
- Guide Escort transfer from Ben Gurion Airport upon arrival.
- Escorted transfer to Ben Gurion Airport upon departure.
- Sightseeing as per the program days above.
- English speaking Tour guide throughout the entire tour
- Luxury air-conditioned coach
- Meal arrangement: Bed & Breakfast including full Israeli buffet breakfast at hotels daily. Welcoming Dinner in Wednesday April 15, 2015. 3 dinners in the Mizpeh Ha’yamim Hotel, and Farewell Dinner in Eilat.
- Entrance fees including all sites mentioned in your program below: Western Wall Tunnels, City of David, Yad Vashem – Holocaust Memorial Museum, Chagall Windows, David Citadel – Light and sound show, Israel Museum, Golan Winery, Agmon HaHula – entrance only, Sde Eliyah Bio Bee, Grottoes Nahariya, Bahai Gardens, Masada with two ways Cable car, Qumran, Beit Shean, Caesarea, Druze Hospitality, Kabalah Tour in Safed, Independence Hall, underwater observatory and all relevant churches as mentioned in your program below.
- 1 full day tour to Petra including lunch.
- Domestic Flight – from Eilat
Additional night of April 28th at Hotel In Tel Aviv if overnight is necessary for your return flight on April 29th. (Includes transfers from the airport to the hotel and back to the airport.)
- Expenses of a personal nature.
- Border taxes & tips (as for today $60 per person to be paid by cash directly on border)
- Meals throughout the entire tour other than mentioned.
- Tips to driver, guide, hotel and restaurant staff.
- SPA treatments at the hotels.
- Any other item not mentioned above.
- Traveler insurance
The American Institute of Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing education for physicians.
The American Institute of Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Institute of Medical Education is approved by The American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. AIMED maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
AIMED is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects for the program.
Course meets the qualifications for 18 hours of continuing education credit for MFT’s and/or LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
This program is approved by National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 88-65899292 for 18 social work continuing education contact hours.