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Prof. Amnon Lahad​
Prof Amnon Lahad Phone: +97226758505
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Academic Unit:  School of Public Health
List of Publications |​
Chapters in Collections
Lahad, A, Malter, AD, Berg, A. Deyo, RA. Counseling to prevent low back pain. In: The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, second edition. Report of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1996; p. 699-709.
Kaufman, B,PI Wagschal-Drori, L,S Gotfeld, O,S Eisenberg, S,C Beller, U,C Lahad, A,C Levy-Lahad, E,PI Catane, R.PI Differential clinical and endocrine features in Ashkenazi ovarian cancer patients with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. In: New technologies for gynecologic and obstetric investigation. AR Genozzari and PG Artini (Eds.). CIC International Edition, Rome, 1999; p. 55-9.
Original Papers
Lahad, A, C Yodfat, Y PI (1993) Impact of co-morbidity on well-being in hypertension: A case control study. J Human Hypertension 7:611-4. (1.596; 23/45; 12; 12)
Levy Lahad, E, C Lahad, A, C Wijsman C, EM, Bird, PI TD, Schellenberg, GD. PI (1995) Apolipoprotein E genotypes and early-onset familial Alzheimer's disease. Ann Neurol 38:678-80. (8.480;1/137;55; 55)
Lahad, A, C Heckbert, SR, C Patrick, DL, C Psaty, BM. PI (1996) Hostility, aggression and the association with hypertension in post-menopausal women. J Human Hypertension 10:s115-21. (1.596;23/45;1; 1)
Bird, TD, PI Levy-Lahad, E, C Poorkaj, P, C Sharma, V, C Nemens, E, C Lahad, A, C Lampe, TH, C Schellenberg, GD. PI (1996) Wide Range in age of onset for chromosome 1 related Alzheimer’s disease. Ann Neurol 40:932-6. (8.480;1/137;52; 52)
Elstein, D, C Hadas-Halpern, I, C Itzchaki, M, C Lahad, A, C Abrahamov, A, C Zimran, A. PI (1996) Effect of low-dose enzyme replacement therapy on bones in Gaucher patients with severe skeletal involvement. Blood Cells, Molecules and Diseases 22 (11):104-11. (2.897;13/60;40; 40)
Levy-Lahad, EPI, Catane, RC, Eisenberg, SS, Kaufman, BC, Hornreich, GC, Lishinsky, EC, Shohat-Weber, BLC, Beller, UC, Lahad, AC, Halle, DT. (1997) Founder BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in Ashkenazi Jews in Israel: Frequency and differential penetrance in ovarian cancer and in breast-ovarian cancer families. Am J Human Genetics 60:1059-67. (10.351;6/114;147; 144)
Lahad, A,PI Heckbert, SRC, Koepsell, TDC, Psaty, BMPI, Patrick, DLC. (1997) Hostility, aggression and the risk of non-fatal myocardial infarction in post-menopausal women. J Psychosomatic Research 43:183-95.(1.446;45/82; 24; 24)
Gielchinsky, Y S, Elstein, D PI, Hadas-Halpern, I C, Lahad, A C, Abrahamov, A C. (1999) Is there a correlation between degree of splenomegaly symptoms and hypersplenism? A study of 218 patients with Gaucher disease. British J. of Hematology 106:812-6. (3.068;12/60; 12; 12)
Kaplan, M,PI Renbaum, P,C Levy-Lahad, E,C Hammerman, C,C Lahad, A,C Beutler, E.C (1997) Gilbert syndrome and glucose-6-dehydrogenase deficiency: A dose-dependent genetic interaction crucial to neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 94:12128-32. [10.896;3/45; 156; 156)
Elstein, D,C Klutstein, MW,C Lahad, A,.C Abrahamov, A,C Hadas-Halpern, I,C Zimran, A.PI (1998) Echocardiographic Assessment of pulmonary hypertension in Gaucher's disease. Lancet 351:1544-6. (10.232;3/105; 53; 53)
Levy-Lahad, E.PI Krieger, M,S Gottfeld, O,S Renbaum P,C Klein, G,T Eisenberg, S, Lahad, A,C Kaufman, B,C Catane, R.PI (2000) BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers as potential candidates for chemoprevention trials. J Cell Biochem 77(S34):13-8. (2.536;113/308;59/147; 0)
Azuri, J,S Elstein, D,C Lahad, A,C Abrahamov, A,C Hadas-Halpern, I,C Zimran, API (1998) Asymptomatic Gaucher disease implications for large-scale screening. Genet Test 2(4):297-9. (1.893;60/114; 29; 27)
Hermoni, D, PI Borkan, JM,C Pasternak, S,C Lahad, A,C Van-Ralte, R,C Biderman,  A,C Reis, S.PI and the LBP Working Group, RAMBAM Israeli Family Practice Research Network. (2000) Doctor-patient concordance and patient initiative during episodes of low back pain. The British J of Gen Practice 50(459):809-10. (1.627;28/105; 9; 9)
Levy-Lahad, E,PI Lahad, A, C Eisenberg, S,C Dagan, E,C Paperna, T,C Kasinetz, L,T Catane, R,C Kaufman, B,C Beller, U,C Renbaum, P,C Gershoni-Baruch, R.PI (2001) A single nucleotide polymorphism in RAD51 modifies cancer risk in BRCA2 but not BRCA1 carriers. Proc Natl Acad Sci, USA 98(6):3232-6. (10.896;3/45; 115; 115)
Friedman, AS and Lahad, A.PI (2001) Health behavior in a kibbutz: Correlations among different modalities of healthcare utilization. IMAJ 3:898-902. (0.027;105/105; 2; 2)
Shvartzman, P,PI Nakar, S,C Peleg, A,C Michael, F,C Lahad, A,C Tabenkin, H.C (2001) Catch-up vaccination – the case of Hepatitis B: Identifying barriers and facilitating factors. Ambulatory Child Health 7:275-81. (X; X; 0)
Gielchinsky, Y,S Elstein, D,S Green, R,S Miller, JW,S Elstein, Y, Algur, N,C Lahad, A,C Shinar, E,C Abrahamov, A,C Zimran, A.PI (2001) High prevalence of low serum vitamin B12 in a multi-ethnic Israeli population. Br J Haematol 115(3):707-9. (3.068;12/60; 23; 23)
Gross-Tsur, V, Lahad, A, Shalev, RS. (2003) Use of complementary medicine in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and epilepsy. Pediatr Neurol 29(1):53-5. (1/375;97/146;34/78; 14; 14)
Lahad, A,PI Anshelevitz, V,C Sonnenblick, M,C, Dwolatzky, T.C (2003) The use of accepted preventive medicine practice among elderly patients in community clinics in the Jerusalem area. IMAJ 5:352-5. (0.577;75/100; 2; 2)
Phillips, M,S Elstein, D,C Lahad, A,c Zimran, A,PI Alterescu, G.PI (2004) Lack of correlation between CRP polymorphism and severity in Gaucher disease. Haema 7(1): 35-7. (5.516;9/63; 0)
Milgrom, C, PI Finestone, C A, Lubovsky, O, C Zin, D, C Lahad, A. C (2005) A controlled randomized study of the effect of training with orthoses on the incidence of weight bearing induced back pain among infantry recruits. Spine 30:272-5. (2.499;51/146;3/48; 5; 2)
Zimlichman, E, C Mandel, D, C Mimouni, FB, C Vinker, S, C Kochba, I, C Kreiss, Y, PI Lahad,.A. PI (2005) The role of primary care physicians in the Israeli Defense Forces: A self-perception study. IMAJ 7(3):174-7. (0.577;75/100; 2; 1)
Hershko, C, PI Lahad, A, C Kereth, D. C (2005) Gastropathic sideropenia. Best Pract Res Clin Haematol 18(2):363-80. (3.589; 16/63; 12; 12)
Zimlichman, E, C Lahad, A, C Aron-Maor, A, C Kanevsky, A, C Shoenfeld, Y. PI (2005) Measurement of electrical skin impedance of dermal-visceral zones as a diagnostic tool for inner organ pathologies: A blinded preliminary evaluation of a new technique. IMAJ 7(10):631-4. (0.577;75/100; 9; 9)
Hershko, C, PI Hoffbrand, AV, C Keret, D, C Souroujon, M, C Maschler, I, C Monselise, Y, C Lahad, A. C (2005) Role of autoimmune gastritis, helicobacter pylori and celiac disease in refractory or unexplained iron deficiency anemia. Haematologica 90(5):585-95.  (5.516;9/63; 40; 40)
Kiderman, A,PI Lahad, A,PI* Furst, AL,C Mor-Nadell, K.S (2005) How physicians manage patients with elevated INR values: A prospective descriptive study from primary care. The Israeli Journal of Family Practice 15:27-31.  (X; X; 0)
(This work was Keren Mor Nadell MD thesis done under my instruction at the Hebrew University)
Simchoni, S, S Friedman, E, C Kaufman, B, C Gershoni-Baruch, R, C Orr-Urtreger, A, C Kedar-Barnes, I, C  Shiri-Sverdlov, R, C Dagan, E, C Tsabari, S, C Shohat, M, C C Catane, R, C King, MC, C Lahad, A, C Levy-Lahad, E. PI (2006) Familial clustering of site-specific cancer risks associated with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in the Ashkenazi Jewish population. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103(10):3770-4. (9.598;3/50; 40; 40)
Friedman, A,S and Lahad, A.PI (2007) Association between maternal and adult offspring utilization of primary healthcare. IMAJ 9(2):86-9. (0.577; 75/100; 2; 2)
Blay, A, Bessler, H, C Lahad, A, PI Waitman, DA, C Djaldetti, M. PI (2007) Does pneumococcal vaccine reduce influenza morbidity in humans? Vaccine 25:1071-5.  (3.616; 36/128; 20/93; 3; 3)
(Mr. Blay initiates this study due to his experience as a patient. The study had two arms –a retrospective cohort and a small lab work. The lab work was done by Professor Djaldetti and Dr. Bessler and the epidemiology and statistics parts where done by me.)
Fenton, JJ, C Mirza, SK, C Lahad, A, C Stern, BD, C Deyo, RA. PI (2007) Variation in reported safety of lumbar interbody fusion: influence of industrial sponsorship and other study characteristics. Spine 32:471-80. (2.499;51/146;3/48; 17; 17)
Zuckerman, S, S Lahad, A, C* Shmueli, A, C Zimran, A, C Peleg, L, C Orr-Urtreger, A, C Levy-Lahad, E, PI Sagi, M. C (2007) Carrier screening for Gaucher disease: lessons for low-penetrance, treatable diseases. JAMA 19;298(11):1281-90. (25.547;3/100; 20; 19)
Shani, M, S Vinker, S, PI  Lustman, A, C Erez, R, C Elhayany, A, C Lahad, A. PI* (2008) Characteristics of diabetics with poor glycemic control who achieve good control: A cohort study. JABFM 21(6):490-6. (2.053; X; 5; 5)
Zuckerman, S,S Lahad, A, C* Zimran, A, C Levy-Lahad, E, PI Sagi, M. C (2008) Attitudes of couples identified through screening as carriers of Gaucher disease type 1. Clinical Genetics 74(6):566-70. (3.181;58/132; 1; 1)
Pshetizky, Y, C Tandeter, H, C Tabenkin, H, C Vinker, S, C Lahad, A, C Karkabi, K, PI Kitai, C E, Hermoni, D, C  Shvartzman, P. PI (2009) Thirty years of family medicine publications in Israel (1975-2004) – what, where, and how much? JABFM 22(1):57-61. (2.053; X; 1; 1)
Yaari E, C  Susser,  Z, C Lahad, A, PI Nesher, Y, C Kachalsky, S, C Tal, A, C Kerem, E. PI (2009) Genetic environmental interactions in asthma and allergy: a study in a closed population exposed to different environments. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 102(3):233-7.  (2.457; 10/21; 76/128; 1; 1)
(This article is part of ongoing research project. I am the family physician of all the subject taking part in this research. Currently we want on and have preliminary sequencing of the asthma gen in this population. Dr Susser was a resident at my department at the time. The project was also the basic science part Dr Yaari's residency under the instruction of Professor Kerem and myself. I was also the statistician for this article)
Klutstein, M, PI Belkin, J, C Butnaru, A, C Ilan, M, C Lahad, A, C Rosenman, D. C (2009) Tricuspid incompetence following permanent pacemaker implantation. PACE - Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. Mar 32 Suppl 1:S135-7.  (1.578; 56/95; 36/59; 1; 1)
Sahar, T, C Cohen, MJ, C Uval-Ne'eman, V, C Kandel, L, C Odebiyi, DO, C Lev, I, C Brezis, M, C Lahad, A. PI (2009) Insoles for prevention and treatment of back pain: a systematic review within the framework of the Cochrane Collaboration Back Review Group. Spine (Phila, PA 1976) 20:34(9):924-33.  (2.624; 60/167; 7/56; 0)
Finestone, AS, PI Raveh, A, S Mirovsky, Y, C Lahad, A, C* Milgrom, C. C (2009) Orthopaedists' and family practitioners' knowledge of simple low back pain management. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34(15):1600-3.  (2.624; 60/167; 7/56; 1; 1)
Asleh, SA, C Lederman, M, C Weinstein, O, C Horowitz, S, C Meir, T, C Lahad, A, C Goldstein, N, C Sharon, D, C Israel, S, C Chowers, I. PI (2009) Lack of association between the C2 allele of transferrin and age-related macular degeneration in the Israeli population. Ophthalmic Genet. 30(4):161-4.  (1.406; 111/146; 29/49; 0)
Neville, A, C Liss, Z, C Lahad, A, C Porter, B, C Shvartzman, P. PI (2009) Acute low back pain: Is gatekeeping second best? IMAJ 11:647–51.  (0.898; 81/133; 1; 1)
Karkabi, K, PI Castel, OC, C Reis, S, C Shvartzman, P, C Vinker, S, C Lahad, A. C (2010) A shift to ambulatory medical education in Israel. The Clinical Teacher 7:126–30.  (X; X; 0)
Twig, G, C Lahad, A, C Kochba, I, C Ezra, V, C Mandel, D, C Shina, A, C Kreiss, Y, C Zimlichman, E. PI (2010) Effect of a tailor-made continuous medical education program for primary care physicians on self-perception of physicians' roles and quality of care. Isr Med Assoc J.12:521-5. (0.978; 83/155; 0; 0)
Friedman, B; S Lahad, A; PI* Dresner, Y, C and Vinker, S. PI (2013) Long-Term Statin Use and the Risk of Parkinson’s disease. AM J MANAG CARE, August 2013;19 Number 8. (2.117; 37/155; 28/83; 0; 0)
(This work was  Betia Friedman MD thesis done under my instruction at the Hebrew University)
Finestone, AS PI, Vulfsons, S, C Milgrom, C, C Lahad, A, C Moshe, S, C Agar, G C and Greenberg, D. C The case for Orthopaedic Medicine in Israel. Isr J Health Policy Res. 2013 Nov 18;2:42. [Epub ahead of print] (new journal no IF)
Michael Drexler, Ganit Segal, Amnon Lahad, Amir Haim, Udi Rath, Amit Mor, David R Morgensteren, Moshe Salai and Avi Elbaz .A Non-Invasive Foot-Worn Biomechanical Device for Patients with Hip Osteoarthritis. Surgery Curr Res Volume 3 • Issue 5 • 1000153 ISSN: 2161-1076 SCR, an open access journal
Ori Shen, Sari Lieberman, Benjamin Farber, Daniel Terner, Amnon Lahad, Ephrat Levy-Lahad. Prenatal Isolated Ventricular Septal Defect May Not Be Associated with Trisomy 21. 3 J. Clin. Med. 2014, 3, 432-439;
Shani M, Nakar S, Lustman A, Lahad A, Vinker S. Structured nursing follow-up: does it help in diabetes care? Isr J Health Policy Res. 2014 Aug 29;3:27. doi: 10.1186/2045-4015-3-27. eCollection 2014.
Gabai-Kapara E, Lahad A, Kaufman B, Friedman E, Segev S, Renbaum P, Beeri R, Gal M, Grinshpun-Cohen J, Djemal K, Mandell JB, Lee MK, Beller U, Catane R, King MC, Levy-Lahad E. Population-based screening for breast and ovarian cancer risk due to BRCA1 and BRCA2. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Sep 30;111(39):14205-10
Case Reports
Fisch, RZ and Lahad, A. (1991) Drug induced suicidal ideation. Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 28:41-3. (X; X; 0)
Fisch RZ and Lahad A. (1989) Adverse psychiatric reaction to ketoconazole. (Letter to the Editor). Am J Psychiatry 146:939-40. Reply, 1990;147:677. (12.522; 2/117; 9; 8)
Lahad, A and Friedman, J. (1994) Scheduled replacement of central vascular catheters. ACP J Club (Supp Ann Intern Med) 120:55.  (X; X; 0)
Lahad, A and Friedman, J. (1994) Drug therapy of migraine. N Engl J Med 330:1015-6. (47.050; 1/133; 0)
Lahad, A and Levy-Lahad, E. (1994) Screening colonoscopy by nurses. N Engl J Med 330:1534 (47.050; 1/133; 2; 2)
Lahad, A. (1994) Nicotine patch for smoking cessation. JAMA 272:32. (28.899; 3/133; 0)
Lev, I,S Lahad, A,P Karni,API (2002) Risks of postmenopausal hormone replacement. JAMA 288:2821.   (28.899; 3/133; 0)
Lahad A. (2003) Alternative hormonal treatment towards 2003 - responses. The Israel Journal of Family Practice 13(101):25. (in Hebrew)  (X; X; 0)
Lahad, API and Lev, I.S (2003) Hormonal replacement therapy and Alzheimer disease. JAMA 289:1100-2. (28.899; 3/133; 0) 
Lahad, A and Lev, I. (2003) Hormonal replacement therapy in breast cancer survivors. Harefuah 142:152. (in Hebrew) (X; X; 0)
Lev, I., Lahad, A., Ben-Yehuda, A. (2003) Optimal intervals and techniques for screening sigmoidoscopy. JAMA 290:2122. (28.899; 3/133; 0)
King MC, Lahad A, Levy-Lahad. Proposed Shift in Screening for Breast Cancer-Reply. JAMA. 2015 Feb 3;313(5):525-526.
Reviews, Commentaries
Lahad, A, Malter, AD, Berg, A, Deyo, RA. (1994) The effectiveness of four interventions for the prevention of low back pain. JAMA 272:1286-91. (30.026; 2/105;117; 117)
Lahad, A. (1995) Small group consensus process was effective in promoting practice guidelines acceptance. Commentary. ACP Journal Club (Supp Ann Intern Med) 123:55.  (X; X; 0)
Lahad A. (1998) Family Medicine in Jerusalem. The Israel Journal of Family Practice 8:58-60:49-50. (in Hebrew) (X; X; 0) 
Lahad A. (2002) Alternative hormonal treatment towards 2003. The Israel Journal of Family Practice 2(98):15-7 (in Hebrew) (X; X; 0)
Paltiel, O, Brezis, M, Lahad, A. (2002) Principles for planning the teaching of Evidence-Based Medicine/Clinical Epidemiology for MPH and medical students. Public Health Reviews 30:261-70.  (X; X; 1; 1)
Burton, AK. (2005) On behalf of the COST B13 Working Group on European Guidelines for Prevention in Low Back Pain. How to prevent low back pain. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 19;541–55,  (2.904; 11/26; 31; 31)
This chapter is a summary of the European guidelines for prevention in low back pain: Balague, F, Cardon, G, Eriksen, HR, Hanninen, O, Harvey, E, Henrotin, Y, Indahl, A, Lahad, A, Leclerc, A., Müller, G, van der Beek, AJ. 0
Burton, AK, Balagué, F, Cardon, G, Eriksen, HR, Henrotin, Y,  Lahad, A, Leclerc, A, Müller, G, van der Beek, AJ. (2006) On behalf of the COST B13 Working group on guidelines for prevention in low back pain. European guidelines for prevention in low back pain November 2004. Eur Spine J 15(Suppl. 2):S136-S168. DOI 10.1007/s00586-006-1070-3].  (1.956; 92/167; 14/56; 36; 36)
European guidelines for prevention in low back pain. November (2004). Burton, AK, Balagué F., Cardon, G, Eriksen, HR, Henrotin, Y., Lahad, A, Leclerc, G, Müller, AJ. van der Beek, AJ. On behalf of the COST B13 working group on guidelines for prevention in low back pain.
Sahar, T, Cohen, MJ, Uval-Ne'eman, V, Kandel, L, Odebiyi, DO, Lev, I, Brezis, M, Lahad, A. (2007) Insoles for prevention and treatment of back pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 17(4):CD005275. Review.  (5.653; 11/133; 13; 13)
Lahad, A and Sarig-Bahat, H. (2007) Israeli LBP Guideline Work Group. Israeli guidelines for prevention of low back pain. Harefuah 146(4):253-7, 320, (in Hebrew).  (X; X; 1; 1)
Lahad A. (2007) Low back pain in the community. The Israel Journal of Family Practice 34-35:137.  (in Hebrew) (X; X; 0)
Lahad A. (2007) The whiplash syndrome. The Israel Journal of Family Practice 10-12:138. (in Hebrew) (X; X; 0) 
Reis, S and Lahad, A. (2007) Clinical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of acute low back pain. Harefuah 146(8):631-5, 644. (in Hebrew) (X; X; 2; 2)
Reis, S and Lahad, A. (2008) Clinical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of chronic low back pain. Harefuah. 147(8-9):735-9, 748. (in Hebrew)  (X; X; 1; 1)
Lahad A, Kinnar T, Stewart-Freedman B. (2008) Granting extended responsibilities to nurses and pharmacists – is it desirable and possible? Harefuah. 147(12):102-5, 1026. Review. (in Hebrew). (X; X; 0)
Lahad A. (2008) "Yellow flags" for the occurrence of chronic low back pain – psycho-social predictors. The Israel Journal of Family Practice 17-19:139.  (in Hebrew)  (X; X; 0)
Lahad A. (2008) Surgical treatment for low back pain due to a protruding disc.  The Israel Journal of Family Practice 29-31:140. (in Hebrew)  (X; X; 0) 
Lev I, Sahar T, Herbet D, Lahad A. (2008) Doctor, for my back, which mattress should I buy? The Israel Journal of Family Practice   52-54:143. (in Hebrew) (X; X; 0)
Lahad A. (2008) Low back pain in the community – the transition from the orthopedic to the pain syndrome. The Israel Journal of Pain 43-47:16. (In Hebrew) (X; X; 0)
Lahad A. (2011) The role of the Family Doctor in detecting, treatment and follow-up of patients with chronic infection with HBV and HCV. Medical No 36:34-35 (In Hebrew).
Lahad A. (2011) Low influenza vaccination rate over the age of 65: should we increase the pressure on medical teams?  Isr Med Assoc J. 13(6):366-7. (0.898; 81/133; ?; ?).
King MC, Levy-Lahad E, Lahad A. Population-Based Screening for BRCA1 and BRCA2: 2014 Lasker Award. JAMA. 2014 Sep 8. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.12483. [Epub ahead of print]
Levy-Lahad E, Lahad A, King MC. Precision Medicine Meets Public Health: Population Screening for BRCA1 and BRCA2. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Dec 30;107(1)420.
R. Bitzur, Y. Rozenman, S. Vinker, D. Diker, J. Shemesh, A. Lahad, D. Gavish, D. Harats, H. Knobler. Israeli guidelines for the treatment of hyperlipidemia – 2014 updtae. Harefuah 2015;154:330-332.

Invited Lectures
Seminar on the subject of breast cancer – renewal and updating. The Israeli Cancer Association in collaboration with the Association of Family Physicians. Herzliya, October 2000.
The triangle of patient-physician-pharmacist. Rewards in the Health and Pharmaceutical System in Israel. The 3rd Annual Conference of the Association of Pharmacists in Israel. The Pharmaceutical Society of Israel. Tel Aviv, December 2002.
Blashar Y,, Lahad A, Katz Y, Catane R. .A panel of physicians on the topic of "The Doctor and the Law". The Fifth Annual Conference on Health Policy, Tel Aviv, March 2005.
Family medicine in Israel. 2006 Beijing Symposium on Family Medicine and CHS. Beijing, 2006.
Between specialty and generalisim in Social Work. The Ministry of Welfare. Jerusalem, May 2007.
Sharp pain in lower back in the elderly. Semi-annual Conference of the Israeli Society of Pain. Tel Aviv, May 2007.
Whiplash – what has changed from 1804? The 5th Annual Conference of the Israeli Musculoskeletal Medicine in collaboration with Orthopedics, Pain, Neurology, advancing physiotherapy associations in Israel. Ramat Gan, October, 2007.
Urgent care: A new specialty solves old problems TEREM Emergency Medical Centers. Jerusalem, November 2007.
The future of primary care and health of the population The Rafi Roter Memorial Conference, Maccabi Health Services. Tel Aviv, December, 2008.
Combining optimal treatments in diabetics and the diabetic patient. Suffering from damage to the kidney, PFIZER. January 2009.
18th annual seminar in honour of Eliahu and Margot Gizler The physician as a "double agent" – the independence of the physician versus economic pressure. Kfar HaMaccabia, Ramat Gan, February 2009.
Updating in the statin treatment of high blood pressure. Association of Family Medicine in Israel. Eilat, February 2009.
Israeli Conference for Family and Community Medicine. Tel Aviv, February 2009.
A conference of the Clalit Health Services on personalized Medicine. Beilinson Hospital, Petah Tikva, May 2009.
"Kamar", Advancing information and medical research. A conference of independent physicians. Tel Aviv, September 2009.
The 16th Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for Quality in Medicine. Invitation and Scientific Program. Lod November 2009.
Chronic back pain, is it an orthopedic or pain disease? The Israeli Conference of Family and Community Medicine, Tel Aviv, 2009.
HPV vaccination for all. A debate in the Conference of the Association of Family Physicians on the importance of preventive care. Tiberias, July 2009.
Updating in the treatment and follow-up in cancer. The Annual Conference in Cancer Debates in Pediatrics. Tel Aviv 2010
Jerusalem Conference for Family Medicine in the Community. Jerusalem, June 2010.
Israeli Conference for Family Medicine, PiFy 2010. Tel Aviv, 2010.
Slaughtering holy cows. A. Lahad. The North of Israel  Family Medicine conference, 2013 – Haifa Israel
Is Accessibility to Public Services Curtailed  in Hospitals with Private Services? October 2013 Grand Rounds, Department of Family Medicine, Alpert Medical School/Memorial Hospital of RI, Brown University  USA.
Is Accessibility to Public Services Curtailed  in Hospitals with Private Services? November 2013 Grand Rounds, Department of Family Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC, USA.
Writing clinical guidelines
Co-author in writing the recommendations for clinical preventive medicine of the Israel Medical Association and the Israeli Family Association. 2000 and 2004 editions. In particular writing the appendices on prevention and screening for malignant diseases, preventive orthopedics, chemoprevention, and controversial topics.
Member of the working group for writing the recommendation for hepatitis A vaccination in Israel. The Israel Medical Association.
Co-author in writing the guideline for the Clalit Health Services (Israel’s biggest HMO) for antibiotic treatment of infections in the community 2000.
Co-author in writing the guideline for the Clalit Health Services (Israel’s biggest Israeli HMO) for diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in the community 2003.
Member, COST B13 working group. This is the European Union working group for a guideline on back and pelvic pain. I wrote the chapter on prevention of back pain and am also a member of the managerial committee of the COST B13 group. This guideline is the basis for all the European countries' national guideline on lower back pain (LBP): European guidelines for prevention in low back pain. November 2004. Burton AK, Balagué F, Cardon G, Eriksen HR, Henrotin Y, Lahad A, Leclerc A, Müller G, van der Beek AJ. On behalf of the COST B13 Working Group on guidelines for prevention in low back pain.
Lahad A. The Israeli guidelines for prevention and treatment of acute and chronic low back pain. The Israel Medical Association, Editor (with Dr. Shmuel Reis). The Israel Medical Association Press, 2007.
Lahad A. Prevention and treatment of arteriosclerosis and vascular diseases. Guidelines of the company for research, prevention and treatment of arteriosclerosis, the Department of Epidemiology and Cardiovascular Prevention, the Israeli Cardiological Association, the Israeli company for Hypertension, the Israel Diabetes Association, the Israeli Neurological Association, the Israeli Association of Internal Medicine, and the Israeli Association of Family Medicine. Israel Medical Association Press, 2010.
Co-editor. The Israeli Task Force of Preventive Medicine: The recommendations for clinical preventive medicine of the Israel Medical Association and the Israeli Family Association. 2013 editions. Israel Medical Association Press, 2013.
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