SAMS 11th National Conference: Promoting Healthy Communities Through Medical Science, Public Health Policy, and Interventions

Chicago, IL US
September 3, 2022 to September 4, 2022
This year's conference focuses on "Promoting Healthy Communities Through Medical Science, Public Health Policy, and Interventions" and will bring together physicians, allied health professionals, students, and humanitarians from around the world. Conference lectures will focus on how innovations in medicine, policy decisions and public health interventions contribute to healthy communities is key for medical providers and public health workers to improve outcomes for their patients and the communities in which they work.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for clinicians and other healthcare professionals interested in heathcare recovery post-conflict and in a pandemic era through innovation.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess the efforts being made locally in community clinics to promote wellbeing;
  • Create emergency relief efforts in dental and specialty medicine that address the needs and challenges currently posed;
  • Critique the mental health challenges of burnout and what advances in depression therapeutics can be utilized to alleviate these stresses on practitioners to allow for better patient care;
  • Apply advances in pulmonary, orthopedic, and oncology care into practice given new groundbreaking technologies and screening tools.
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: 
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.75 Participation
Event starts: 
09/03/2022 - 11:00am
Event ends: 
09/04/2022 - 12:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile
198 E Delaware Pl
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
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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.

M Mufaddal Hamadeh, MD
Conference Chair
Syrian American Medical Society
Advocate Christ Medical Center
Samer Al-khudari, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Head & Neck Oncology & Reconstruction
Rush University Medical Center
Fuad Azrak, MD MPH
Endoscopy Chief, Beaumont Hospital Wayne, Beaumont Health, MI
Assistant Professor of medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Hala Nas, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care
Henry Ford Hospital
Anas Moughrabieh, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care
McLaren Flint Hospital
Bassel Atassi, MD
Scientific Co-Chair
Syrian American Medical Society
OSF Medical Group – Evergreen Park, IL
Ruba Azzam, MD MPH
Scientific Committee Member
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Hepatology
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
University of Chicago
Ala’a Elshaar, MS
Scientific Conference Coordinator
Syrian American Medical Society

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 6.75 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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