SAMS 4th National Symposium: A Call To Action For Future Syria

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Date & Location
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Andaz Hotel, New York, NY


As the Syrian conflict continues into its seventh year, questions on the future of Syria’s education, research and medical system are incredibly pressing. On October 6-8, 2017, SAMS will host its 4th National Symposium at the Andaz Hotel in New York City. The symposium will focus on the theme of A Call to Action for Future Syria: A Coalition on Education and Research.  

The symposium will bring together speakers such as SAMS President Dr. Ahmad Tarakji, SAMS Board Member Dr. Mohamed Sekkarie, SAMS Board Member Dr. Amjad Rass, Dr. Ron Waldman of Doctors of the World, Dr. Satchit Balsari ofthe Harvard François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, award-winning educator and SAMS Member Dr. Conrad Fischer, Dr. Susan Kawamleh,  Dr. Paul Spiegel, Dr. Helena Barroco,  and many more. Discussions will explore themes such as the importance of data and research during crisis, establishing electronic health records in Syria, education programs inside Syria, and more. We look forward to seeing you this fall! 



At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe strategies for creating a global platform for Syrian students and recall opportunities for medical residency programs
  2. Identify population health needs of Syria and approaches to improve health outcomes
  3. Recognize uses of data analysis in research, collective intelligence
  4. Identify benefits of telemedicine and discuss various augmented reality options
  5. Describe World Bank initiatives for recovery and reconstruction in Syria

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Indiana University School of Medicine and the Syrian American Medical Society.  The Indiana University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Indiana University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact the CME office at 317-274-0104 or One week advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access. Please ensure to specify the accommodations you need in order to participate.