DRIVING MEANINGFUL CHANGE IN THE ARAB-AMERICAN HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

In the face of ever-increasing complexity of health care, the hard work and the best intentions of individual providers can no longer guarantee achievement and high-quality care. Despite the tremendous advances in medicine and technology, health care does not deliver the ultimate job of engaging providers in the current scientific revolution, and sluggish in outreaching to the community that it has always strived to serve.

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To move beyond the anguish and to propel forward, the vision and the conversation should be shifted to something progressive, noble and affirmative.  This year the NAAMA 40th national convention mission is to articulate a vision of what lies on the other side, that is driving meaningful change and community engagement.

Engaging health care providers is one way to unearth the resources that lie outside the hospital’s walls –It empowers providers to learn the names of local agencies, and build relationships with the community. This year’s convention will allow providers to dig deep and grow solid roots with the national members of NAAMA from all 26 chapters. Our gathering, the largest of it’s kind, of Arabic American community leaders and physicians, will allow the attendance and members to reach out and network and become familiar with what our community and organization offers. We hope this year’s convention will leave you with the tools and the resources to be an effective change-maker in your field and the community.

The 2018 NAAMA convention will focus on helping you identify new passions, and carve out roles that bridge former pursuits with clinical interests. Our success, is a purpose-driven you who understands how to effectively integrate your talents and interests into your own personalized vision of doctoring.  

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  • Arab American women in health care and Leadership
  • Leadership qualities and obstacles facing minorities
  • Flint public health crisis- community bases experience
  • Developing community based charitable programs
  • UNICEF proposal and collaboration with NAAMA
  • Developing residency training programs in developing countries
  • Professional development a full circle, from the founders to the future of NAAMA: Mentoring students
  • Physician engagement in the community
  • NAAMA at the crossroads: the importance of civic engagement for Arab Americans
  • Wellness and physician burnout
  • Professional conduct- avoiding toxic workplace
  • Sleep hygiene for health care providers
  • Opioid epidemic- our duties to the community?
  • In Shock: patient experience with today’s medicine
  • International variation in breast cancer patterns
  • Advancement in the treatment of pediatric malignancy
  • Immune therapy in oncology
  • Community education for cardiovascular health

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Time
Event

7:00PM
Welcome reception/Tarab and Oud night


Time
Event

7:45-8:20AM
Registration

8:20-8:30AM
Opening remarks, Ali Dabaja, MD

8:30AM – 2:30PM
Conference:Panel Discussions & Interactive Sessions Featuring Leaders from the Arab American Community | click here for times


  • Developing community based programs
  • Arab American women: leadership and challenges
  • NextGen Med: NAAMA’s Future leaders
  • Developing residency training programs in developing countries
  • Presentation by UNICEF
2:30PM – 4:30PM
Business Meetings


  • NAAMA House Of Delegates
6:30PM
Annual National Gala


  • Honoring The Past & Focusing On The Future at the Roostertail Banquet Hall – Detroit, Michigan
Time
Event

8:00-8:30AM
Registration

8:30AM – 2:30PM
Conference:Panel Discussions & Interactive Sessions Featuring Leaders from the Arab American Community


  • Medical professionals civic engagement
  • Profesional conduct- avoiding a toxic workplace
  • Wellness and physician burnout
  • In Shock: patient’s experiences in contemporary medicine
2:30PM – 4:30PM
Business Meetings


  • NAAMA national board meeting
  • NAAMA foundation board of trustees meeting
6:30PM
NAAMA Annual Foundation Gala


  • @ the Arab American National Museum – Dearborn, Michigan
Time
Event

8:00 – 8:30AM
Registration

8:30AM – 2:30PM
Conference:Panel Discussions & Interactive Sessions Featuring Leaders from the Arab American Community


  • Opioids in America: discussion of the current opioid crisis “how we got here and what is next”
  • Cardiovascular health
2:30PM
Departing Remarks



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