2017

Bluvstein, I. (2017). "The backstage of the hostile-world scenario research: Human, ethical and methodological issues." Lecture given at the conference: Aging in a Hostile World: Resilience or Vulnerability? Organized by the Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv.

Bluvstein, I., Ifrah, K. & Shmotkin, D. (2017). "Behind the scenes of the hostile-world scenario research: Reflections on researchers' resilience and vulnerability." Presented at 3rd Academic International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, Oxford: England.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2017). "Addressing the legal barriers to progress in dementia research and care." Presented in the international academic workshop: Dementia: An Interdisciplinary Examination of an Ultimate Threat. Tzuba, Israel.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2017). "Addressing the needs: Whose needs and how?" Presented at a Bi-National Workshop of Tel Aviv University & Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2017). "Dementia: An interdisciplinary examination of an ultimate threat." Organizer of International Academic workshop. Tzuba, Israel.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2017). "Care issues: what do we need to figure out? Round table facilitator at the international academic workshop: Dementia: An Interdisciplinary Examination of an Ultimate Threat. Tzuba, Israel.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2017). "The impact of environmental factors on engagement and mood of persons with dementia attending recreational groups." Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, London, UK.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Reisberg, B. (2017). "Ecopsychosocial treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias: Current advances." Symposium chairs. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, London, UK.

Golander, H. (2017). "Mini-research projects as a mechanism to improve quality of dementia care." Minerva German-Israeli academic workshop on Dementia: An Interdisciplinary Examination of an Ultimate Threat. Tzuba, Israel.

Golander H. (2017). "The development of the Israeli society for the history of nursing: Accomplishments and challenges". The 5th Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for the History of Nursing. Tel Aviv University.

Ifrah, K. (2017). "Coping with challenging life circumstances: Compensation versus depletion." Lecture given at the conference: Aging in a Hostile World: Resilience or Vulnerability? Organized by the Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv.

Ifrah, K. & Markovitz, N. (2017). "Findings from the older bereaved parents and older gay men's samples." Lecture given at the conference: Aging in a Hostile World: Resilience or Vulnerability? Organized by the Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv.

Leibovich-Nassi, I., Reshef, A., Somech, R. & Golander, H. (2017). "A survey of hereditary angioedema in Israel." Paper presented at the 10th C1-inhibitor deficiency workshop, Budapest, Hungary.

Lifshitz, R. (2017). "Coping with trauma as the time from its onset goes by: Findings from samples of older bereaved parents and older adults with physical disabilities." Lecture given at the conference: Aging in a Hostile World: Resilience or Vulnerability? Organized by the Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv.

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., Spalter, T., Kave, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2017). “Age-related and death-related differences in emotional complexity.” Paper presented in the 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, USA.

Segev R. & Golander H. (2017). "In every mission together: The history and the development of the Israeli army nurses." Paper presented at the 9th International Meeting of the Society for the History of Medicine. Peking University, Beijing, China

Shenkman, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2017). “The Hostile-World Scenario among gay men and lesbians along the lifespan.” Paper presented in the 18th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Shmotkin, D. (2017). “The pursuit of happiness in a hostile world: The perspective of aging.” A lecture in the collaborative workshop on Aging Well, organized by the Herczeg Institute on Aging at Tel Aviv University with Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, in Tel Aviv.

Shmotkin, D. (2017). “The pursuit of happiness in a hostile world along adulthood and old age.” An opening lecture in the conference, Aging in a Hostile World: Resilience or Vulnerability? Organized by the Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv.

 

2016

Cohen, R, Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Golander, H. (2016). "The reasons for delusions among persons with dementia living in the community: An environmental analysis and relatives perceptions." Paper presented at the 21st convention of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2016). "Endpoints: How to assess the assessments." Invited lecture at the Alzheimer’s Association Research roundtable, Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Alzheimer’s and New Treatment Paradigms, Washington, DC.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2016). "Ethics and methodology in aging research." A lecture given in Challenges and Directions in Research on Aging – A workshop organized by the Herczeg Institute, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2016). "Social Activity." Invited presentation in Lancet Global Commission on Dementia Care, London, England.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2016). "The challenges of challenging behaviors." Keynote lecture. Fifth International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector. Dublin, Ireland.

Golander H. (2016). "Stages in the development of Geriatric Nursing in Israel." Lecture given in the 4th Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for the History of Nursing, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2016). "Non-pharmacological interventions for behavioral symptoms in nursing home patients with dementia." Keynote address. Demensdagene. Dementia days. National expertise service for aging and health. Oslo, Norway.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2016). "The impact of psychotic symptoms on the persons with dementia experiencing them." Demensdagene. Dementia days. National Expertise Service for Aging and Health. Oslo, Norway.

Shmotkin, D., & Bluvstein, I. (2016). “The facilitating roles of the arts in the study of well-being and hostile-world scenarios in old age.” An invited presentation in the conference: The Arts, the Sciences, and Human Betterment, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Shmotkin, D., & Bluvstein, I. (2016). “The facilitating roles of the arts in the study of well-being and hostile-world scenarios in old age.”: A presentation in the collaborative workshop Cultural Aging, organized by Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf and Tel Aviv University, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Schwartzman, I., Rapport, B., & Golander H. (2016). "Individual work with childless Holocaust survivors – contributions and insights from the survivors' perceptions." Paper presented at the 21st Conference of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel-Aviv.

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2016). “Offspring of Holocaust survivors with a clinical level of psychological distress show accelerated aging: Findings from the Israeli component of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE-Israel).” Paper presented in the 21st Scientific Convention of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv.

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Bodner, E., & Shmotkin, D. (2016). “A differentiated outlook on lifetime adversity experienced by older adults: Which category of adversity accelerates physical impairment?” Paper presented in the 21st Scientific Convention of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv.

Werner, S. Golander, H. & Lowenstein, A. (2016). "Health and quality of life: The perception of elderly people and their care-taking children." Presented at the 21st Biennial Conference of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel-Aviv.

2015

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2015). "Living with challenging behavior – research serving practice." Paper presented at the Opportunities and Limits of Psycho-Social Interventions in Dementia (Möglichkeiten und Grenzen psycho-sozialer Interventionen bei Demenz) — a Day Conference at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2015). "Non-Pharmacological treatment of behavior problems in dementia"— clinical and ethical issues in geriatric and long-term care. Lecture given in Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, CA.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2015). "Pain in persons with dementia: Significance and detection." Behavioural support rounds. Lecture given at Baycrest Hospital and also via Telehealth and Webcast through the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network, Toronto, Canada

Shmotkin, D. (2015). "Late old age in Israel: The Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Aging Study (CALAS)." A lecture in the study day: Longitudinal Studies on Aging in Israel, organized by the Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv.

 

2014

Casakin, H., & Kreitler, S. (2014). "Meaning-based assessment of metaphors in architectural design." Lecture given in the International Conference on Human Behavior in Design, Ascona, Switzerland.

Cohen, R., Cohen-Mansfield, J., Shalom, V., Hazan, H., & Lerman, Y. (2014). "An Intervention Uprogram to enhance social skills and social integration of older persons experiencing loneliness (I-SOCIAL) – a pilot study." Presented at the 20th bi-annual Convention of the Israeli Gerontological Association. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2014). Award ceremony to recognize seven years of directorship of the Herczeg Institute (2005-2012). The Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2014). "Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory." Presented at the Otsuka Investigators' Meeting, Osaka, Japan.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2014). "Effective and ineffective treatments in long term care." Presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC), Copenhagen, Denmark.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2014). "Non-pharmacological interventions for aggressive behaviors manifested by persons with dementia." Paper presented at the International Psychogeriatric Association International Meeting, Beijing, China.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2014). "Understanding persons with dementia." Presented at the Person and Dementia experts Conference" (Person und Demenz Abschlusskonferenz), Dusseldorf, Germany.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Marx, M. S., Dakheel-Ali, M., Thein, K., (2014). "The use and utility of specific nonpharmacological interventions for behavioral symptoms in dementia." Paper presented at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, D.C.

Golander, H. (2014). "The leading role of Prof. R. Bergman (Beccy) to the development of academic nursing education in Israel." Paper presented at the 2nd conference of the Israeli Society for the History of Nursing, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Golander, H. (2014). "The pioneering role of the department of nursing in Tel Aviv University in the development of academic nursing in Israel." Paper presented at the 2nd Conference of the Israeli Society for the History of Nursing, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Hazan, H., & Vana, N. (2014). "Subjects or 'bare bodies'? On the relationship between nursing home staff and mentally impaired elderly people." Paper presented in the politics of life and death and the practice of caring Expert Panel, conducted at the meeting of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Studies, Chiba, Japan.

Hazan, H. (2014). "Foreshadowed ending: Critical moments towards death." Lecture given in the Minerva Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the End of Life Summer Seminar: End of life: Between the Expected and the Unexpected, Tzuba, Israel.

Hazan, H. (2014). "Processing impasse – The logic of constructing aging." In N. Mizrachi (Chair), The Ends of Life: Deepening Reflection on the Ethical Issues at the Beginning and End of Life. Symposium conducted at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Ifrah, K., & Shmotkin, D. (2014). "The role of meaning in life and psychological flexibility in sexual identity formation." Paper presented in the first Congress on the Construction of Personal Meaning, Vancouver, Canada.

Kreitler, S. (2014). "Coping with fatigue and other common side effects of cancer and the treatments." Workshop given in the 16th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy, Lisbon, Portugal.

Kreitler, S. (2014). "Femininity and body image in women coping with cancer: Aspects related to quality of life." Lecture given in the Israel Cancer Association Conference: Women Who Cope with Breast or Ovarian Cancer, the Barzilai Medical Ceter, Ashkelon.

Kreitler, S. (2014). "How to maintain empathy but avoid empathic exhaustion?" Workshop given in the 1st International Meeting on Wellbeing and Performance in Clinical Practice, Alexandroupoli, Greece.

Kreitler, S. (2014). "Meaning – its nature, functions, assessment and training." Workshop given in the European Personal Construct Association 12th Biennial Conference, Brno and Prague, Czech Republic.

Kreitler, S. (2014). "Meaningfulness of life: Is it meaning?" Lecture given in the 2nd International Conference on Logotherapy and Existential Analysis: The Future of Logotherapy, Vienna Medical Society, Vienna, Austria.

Kreitler, S. (2014). "Predicting and changing behavior: The cognitive orientation approach." Workshop given in the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT2014), Porto, Portugal.

Kreitler, S. (2014). "Promoting health and quality of life of healthcare workers in nursing." Lecture given in the 2nd Intenational Conference on Nursing and Healthcare, Chicago, USA.

Kreitler, S. (2014). "Psychological aspects of different functional disorders in women." Workshop given in the St. Peterburg's Seminar of Psychotherapy: Psychology of Sexuality and Psychotherapy of Sexual Disorders, St. Peterburg, Russia.

Kreitler, S. (2014). "Where, when and how to see: Insights into issues of critical nursing in cancer." Lecture given in the 2nd Intenational Conference on Nursing and Healthcare, Chicago, USA.

Kreitler, S., Barak, F., Alkalay, Y., & Ostrovsky, A. (2014). "Nutrition and quality of life in advanced cancer patients." Poster presented in the 21st Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS), Berlin, Germany.

Kreitler, S., Barak, F., Alkalay, Y., & Ostrovsky, A. (2014). "Nutrition and quality of life in advanced cancer patients." Poster presented in the 16th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy (IPOS), Lisbon, Portugal.

Kreitler, S., Barak, A., & Toren, A. (2014). Stress vulnerability and quality of life in health care workers. Lecture given in the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT2014), Porto, Portugal.

Kreitler, S., & Kreitler, M. M. (2014). "Meaningfulness of life and quality of life." Paper presented in the European Personal Construct Association 12th Biennial Conference, Brno and Prague, Czech Republic.

Kreitler, S., & Kreitler, M. M. (2014). "Resilience and cognitive orientation." Lecture given in the 35th Stress and Anxiety Research Society International Conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Kreitler, S., & Kreitler, M. M. (2014). "Predicting and changing health behaviors: The cognitive orientation Approach." Workshop given in the 28th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Innsbruck, Austria.

Kreitler, S., & Kreitler, M. M. (2014). "Which way should it be: The personal or the general?" Lecture given in the 6th International Conference on Psychology education, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.

Kreitler, S., Kreitler, M. M & Alkalay, Y. (2014). "Model testing of the children's quality of life questionnaire." Lecture given in the 21st Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS), Berlin, Germany.

Kreitler, S., Kreitler, M. M., & Barak, F. (2014). "Psychosocial aspects of surgery in oncology." Lecture given in The Biennial Conference of the Israel Society of Surgical Oncology, Dan Caesarea, Caesarea, Israel.

Kreitler, S., Yalon, M., Goldstein, G., Golan, H., Temam, V., & Toren, A. (2014). "Stress and anti-stress in caretakers of pediatric oncology patients." Lecture given in the 1st International Meeting on Wellbeing and Performance in Clinical Practice, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

Miller, L., Kaufman, Y., Lissak, A., & Kreitler, S. (2014). "Psychosocial and personality correlates in women diagnosed with endometriosis." Lecture given at the 12th Conference of the Israeli Society for Research in Nursing, Naharia, Israel.

Miller, H., Kreitler, S., Kaufman, Y., Brandes-Klein, O., Paz, M., Segev, E., … Lissak, A. (2014). "Psychosocial and personality correlates of women with endometriosis." Paper presented in the 14th Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for Gynecological Endoscopy, Kfar Blum, Israel.

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2014). "Physical health in midlife offspring of Holocaust survivors and secondary traumatization." Paper presented in the 20th Scientific Convention of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Perach, R., & Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2014)."Night sleep, nap and mortality among older persons." Paper presented at the 20th Bi-Annual convention of the Israeli Gerontological Association, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shmotkin, D. (2014). "Second and third generations – and what's ahead?" Invited presentation at the conference on Holocaust survivors, organized by the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel, Ramat Gan.

 

2013

Cohen-Mansfield, J ., Golander, H., & Heinik, J. (2013) Comparing Formal and Informal Caregivers' Perceptions of Delusions and Hallucinations in Dementia. Presented at the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2013). Agitation in the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory. Presented at the International Psychogeriatric Association Agitation Definition Expert Consensus Meeting, Boston, MA.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., (2013). Midterm evaluation of the interdisciplinary Postgraduate program on dementia, Heidelberg, Germany.

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2013). A cross-cultural perspective on the effect of cumulative adversity: A longitudinal examination of the associations between cumulative adversity and physical and mental distress among midlife adults. Paper presented in the 34th international conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Faro, Portugal.

Shmotkin, D., Avidor, S., & and Shrira, A. (2013). Predicting physical and mental health at old age: The role of the Hostile-World Scenario. Paper presented in the European Health Psychology Society Conference, Bordeaux, France.

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin D. (2013). Secondary traumatization and physical health in midlife among the second generation of Holocaust survivors. Paper presented in the 13th Naharia Conference on Morbidity and Medicine in the Holocaust, Naharia, Israel.

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2013). Past traumas and future threats: Iranian nuclear threat salience among offspring of Holocaust survivors. Paper presented in the 34th conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Faro, Portugal.

 

2012

Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Perach, R. (2012). When does obesity no longer cause mortality? Paper presented at the 19th bi-annual convention of the Israeli Gerontological Association. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Regev, I. (2012). The impact of retirement preparation programs on post-retirement wellbeing. Poster presented at the 19th bi-annual convention of the Israeli Gerontological Association. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., (2012) European dementia biomedical outlook. Expert meeting Sponsored by the Foundatin Mederic Alzheimer, Nice, France.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., (2012). Dignity for the frail old. Expert meeting, Vienna, Austria.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Golander, H., & Cohen, R. (2012). Delusions in nursing homes' residents with dementia: Staff reactions. Poster presented at the 19th bi-annual convention of the Israeli Gerontological Association. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Golander, H., Arnheim, G. and Cohen, R. (2012) Reactions and interventions for delusions experienced by nursing home residents with dementia. Presented at the 65th annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

Golander, H. (2012). Examining the health care policy for elderly people from an international perspective. Paper presentedat the International Nursing Conference. Nursing: Caring to Know, Knowing to Care. Jerusalem, Israel.

Golander, H. (2012). Geriatric nursing education in Israel: achievements, barriers and challenges in caring for elderly people. Poster presented at the International Nursing Conference. Nursing: Caring to Know, Knowing to Care. Jerusalem, Israel.

Golander, H. and Weiss, D. (2012). The Israeli society for the history of nursing: Between vision to bylaw. Paper presented at the Foundation Conference of The Israeli Society for the History of Nursing. Jerusalem, Israel.

Ochana, I., Golander, H., & Barak, Y., (2012). Psychache, resilience and quality of life amongst holocaust survivors in Israel. Poster presented at the International Nursing Conference: Nursing: Caring to Know, Knowing to Care. Jerusalem, Israel.

Peleg, S., & Golander, H. (2012). Novice nurses: factors affecting generation Y nurses to stay or leave their hospital jobs. Poster presented at the International Nursing Conference. Nursing: Caring to Know, Knowing to Care. Jerusalem, Israel.

Rashin,.M., & Golander, H. (2012). What service users know, think and experience regarding the delivery of health care services. Poster presented at the International Nursing Conference: Nursing: Caring to Know, Knowing to Care. Jerusalem, Israel.

Shmotkin, D. (2012). Invited participation in the expert panel discussion: What makes life worth living? The 7th Biennial International Meaning Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Shmotkin, D. (2012). On sustaining well-being in the face of hostile-world scenarios present: Mental health of old people is affected by the ways they conceive their past and future. Paper presented at the international trans-disciplinary conference "Dynamics of Aging" [Dynamiques du Vieillissement] organized by Université Paris Diderot (Université de Paris 7), Paris, France.

Shmotkin, D., Avidor, S., & Shrira, A. (2012). The role of meaningful life in regulatory failures of subjective well-being. Paper presented in the 7th Biennial International Meaning Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Shmotkin, D., Avidor, S., Goldberg, S., & Shrira, A. (2012). Aspects of life adversity as predictors of functioning in SHARE-Israel. Paper presented in the 19th scientific convention of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv.

Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., Palgi, Y., & Shmotkin, D. (2012). Intergenerational transmission of resilience and vulnerability: Adult children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors cope with potentially traumatic events. Paper presented in the 19th scientific convention of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv.

Shrira, A., Litwin, H., & Shmotkin, D. (2012). Cumulative adversity and mental health: Accounting for adversity type and time of occurrence. Paper presented in the 19th scientific convention of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv.

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2012). Cross-cultural perspective on the effects of cumulative adversity: The relationship between cumulative adversity and psychological and physical functioning among Israeli-born Jews and Arabs in the first and second waves of SHARE-Israel. Paper presented in the 19th scientific convention of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv.

Shrira, A., Shmotkin, D., & Litwin, H. (2012). Cumulative adversity and mental health: Considering time of occurrence and primary focus of adversity. Paper presented in the international conference focusing on trauma through the life cycle from a strengths-based perspective, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Shvartz- Atias, I. and Golander H. (2012). What make nurses satisfied and committed to their workplace? The case of oncological nurses. Poster presented at the International Nursing Conference: Nursing: Caring to Know, Knowing to Care. Jerusalem, Israel.

Werner, S., Golander, H., & Lowenstein, A. (2012). Health services for elderly people: The perception of elderly people and their children. Poster presented at the International Nursing Conference: Nursing: Caring to Know, Knowing to Care. Jerusalem, Israel.

Yariv L., Golander, H. & Mekori Y. (2012). Motivators and barriers related to the elderly client's decision for re-hospitalization. Poster presented at the International Nursing Conference: Nursing: Caring to Know, Knowing to Care. Jerusalem, Israel.