General Information


Ben-Gurion University - Faculty of Health Sciences

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is one of Israel’s leading research universities and among the world leaders in many fields.

It has around 20,000 students and 4,000 faculty members in the Faculties of Engineering Sciences; Health Sciences; Natural Sciences; the Pinchas Sapir Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management;  School of Medicine; the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies; The School of Brain sciences and Cognition​; The School of Sustainability and Climate Change​ and Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies. More than 100,000 alumni play important roles in all areas of research and development, industry, health care, the economy, society, culture and education in Israel.

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is dedicated to excellence in the education and training of doctors and medical professionals, as well as to excellence in medical research of all kinds. The mission of the FOHS is to educate medical professionals who consider patients holistically, within their familial, social and cultural contexts. This unique community-centered approach is evident in our applicant screening process, which is based on individual interviews, in student involvement in community health projects, and in the curriculums of our various schools and programs, emphasizing the bio-psycho-social approach.

Advanced world-class scientific research at the Faculty's research departments and centers, clinical divisions, and schools encompasses a broad range of topics and fields – from basic science to the clinical. The scope of activities at the FOHS encompasses medicine in the widest sense, characteristic of our comprehensive and humanistic understanding of sickness and health.


Arrival Instructions to bgu - Hebrew / English 


It is recommended to use navigation apps like Waze. If you are arriving by car please indicate in Waze :Faculty of Medicine , Ben Gurion Avenue, Beer Sheva. 
You can park for a fee, either in Soroka Hospital  parking lots on the main road or in HaShalom Parking lot.  
There are number of private and public car parks in the area for a fee, however, in order to save time and parking costs, we recommend arriving by convenient public transportation. 


The official language of the conference is English.


A commercial and professional exhibition will be take place during the conference, parallel to the conference hours.


Local Time
Israel time zone is Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours.


All visitors are required to have a valid passport, and for some countries, a visa is required. For more information please contact your nearest Embassy, Consulate or local travel agency well in advance. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.

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Smoking Policy

This is a non-smoking event.

Liability and Insurance

The conference organizers cannot accept responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property either during or indirectly arising from the conference. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to personal health and travel insurance.


A range of sightseeing tours are available for participants to book before and after the conference. If you are interested in booking a tour (additional fees apply), please contact us at conference secretariat