SAMS 21st International Conference Research in Hybrid Crisis: Confronting Health Needs in Conflict and Natural Disasters

Vancouver, BC CA
July 1, 2023
This year's conference focuses on "Research in Hybrid Crisis: Confronting Health Needs in Conflict and Natural Disasters," and will bring together physicians, allied health professionals, students, and humanitarians from around the world. Conference lectures will address post-earthquake response: crush syndrome, exacerbated mental health needs, and surgical and data innovations in natural disasters. Topics will also include medical education and training in conflict, analyzing health through an integrated ecological lens, and new models of health system governance in conflict.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for clinicians and other healthcare professionals interested in evolving research and healthcare recovery through conflict and natural disasters.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Create an operational research portfolio that impacts health service delivery in crisis;
  • Critique mental health strategies in response to conflict and disaster;
  • Formulate platforms that are effective in promoting medical education during protracted conflict;
  • Assess the impacts of attacks and natural disaster on a health system.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Ala'a Elshaar
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.00 Participation
Event starts: 
07/01/2023 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
07/01/2023 - 4:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
JW Marriott Parq
39 Smithe St
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3
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Contact Ala'a Elshaar via e-mail.
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
Ala’a Elshaar, MS
Scientific Program Coordinator
Syrian American Medical Society

Aula Abbara, MBBS BSc MD DTMH
Scientific Committee Chair

Mohamed Hamze, DDS MSc
Scientific Committee Co-Chair

Ruba Azzam, MD MPH
Conference Committee Member

Fares Alahdab, MD MSc
Conference Committee Member

Shanaz Sulejmanovic, MEd
Conference Committee Member

Wareef Kabbani, MD
Conference Committee Member

Kusai Alsalhanie, MD MHPE
Conference Committee Member

Lina Murad, MD
Conference Committee Member
Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
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 The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and The Syrian American Medical Society. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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