SAMS 6th Annual National Symposium - Innovations & Transformations in Healthcare

Tampa, FL US
February 18, 2023
SAMS is hosting its 6th Annual National Symposium in Tampa, FL on February 18, 2023. The symposium will bring together physicians, allied health professionals, students, and humanitarians. This year’s conference will focus on the theme of “Innovations and Transformations in Healthcare.” It will feature presentations and lectures from academics, humanitarian workers, and members of the Syrian-American community.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess new trends in business and medicine;
  • Creating a model to replicate in simulation centers that can be used to train practitioners locally and abroad;
  • Critique the burden and efforts of cardiovascular disease and care in areas of Subsaharan Africa and Syria;
  • Apply advances in cancer genetic immunotherapy, minimally invasive urology, and molecular medicine 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: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.00 Participation
Event starts: 
02/18/2023 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
02/18/2023 - 1:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key
1201 Gulf Blvd
Tampa, FL 33767
United States
Visit the conference website!
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.
Ihsan Mamoun, MD
Conference Chair
Ihab Herraka, MD
Scientific Conference Chair

Fuad Azrak, MD
Committee Member
Chighaf Bakour, MD, PhD
Committee Member
Ruba Azzam, MD, MPH
Committee Member
Ala’a Elshaar, MS

Scientific Program 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 4 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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