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NAAMA MI Annual Gala 2014

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NAAMA, Michigan Chapter had their 2014 Annual Gala at the luxurious Dearborn Inn, where the outgoing President Dr.Ghassan M Saed said “I promised that I will increase membership and sponsors, and I did both”, and went on to summarized the activities of NAAMA throughout the year in the different areas of social, educational, athletic and philanthropy, and thanked the sponsors one by one on their support.
Dr. Nabil Elie Khoury received the prestigious Health Care Professional of the Year Award for hos long list of achievements including being a past NAAMA president, and students Emman Dabaja and Shaza Al-Holou were the scholarship recipients.

Dr. Ayman Soubani, the newly elected President, presented Dr. Ghassan Saed with an award, and thanked him for his energetic leadership, which he said will make his task easier this year.

Entertainment was provided by Saxophone Player Kamal Kareem, and Comedian Amer Zahr performed his stand up act and autographed books.

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San Diego Conference Student Sponsorship Needed

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Allow us to introduce ourselves, we are Aws Hasan and Toufic Jildeh. We are two Arab American third year medical students at Wayne State University School of Medicine. We are both national NAAMA members and involved in the WSUSOM NAAMA chapter.
As newly minted third year students rotating at a predominately Arab American populated hospital, the widespread ignorance toward Arab American health practices has become increasingly apparent to both of us. This ignorance is prevalent at every level –from patient care tech to physician. We have observed gross disregard to Arab American cultural practices and neglect towards population demographics that could play a part in diagnosis. This should not be the case.
As the future of NAAMA, we believe that continuing education and awareness is important. We want to help our fellow attendings and residents become cognizant of the problems that Arab Americans face. We also want to work towards building a stronger Arab American physician network. We are in a unique place to have a widespread effect as we rotate through the different hospital specialties (e.g. family medicine, IM, surgery, OBGYN, etc).
With that said, we would like to inquire if there are any scholarship opportunities available to attend the upcoming NAAMA conference in San Diego. Both of us are hardworking students–we are active in our school’s student government as well as clinical and bench research. We are both at the top of the class, and both of us scored above one standard deviation above the mean on USMLE Step 1. This scholarship money will be put to good use. We intend on taking what we learn at the NAAMA San Diego conference, and reporting back to our peers at our local WSUSOM NAAMA chapter. We vow to raise awareness and work towards improving the state of Arab American health and physician networking.
Thank you for your consideration,
Toufic Jildeh
Aws Hasan
Wayne State University School of Medicine
MD Candidates Class of 2016​

Join Our Medical Mission

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What is so special about this mission:

We will have specialized Clinics (GI, Neurology, Dermatology, Cardiology, etc…)

We will be part of a Psycho-Social program for children

We will have several Medical days in various areas of Jordan We will be working as a team, both NAAMA & SAMS

We will work with Spinal Cord Injury and Amputee patients

We will have a Non-Medical component to the mission; to distribute food, clothes, etc.…

Who can come?

All are welcome, physicians and non-physicians.

What we are in need of are the following:

Plastic Surgery



Female Physicians


Children Social workers and teachers Volunteers

Who will pay?

Every volunteer will pay for their own air flight (about $900-1200)

Hotel accommodation (about $120-150 per night for single/double room)

Local Transportation and the Food (about $400-600) for the whole trip per person

I hope that you all have it in your heart to join us in our Next Mission

For more Info please contact:

The mission Leader, Humam Akbik. MD,, phone: 513-907-7200,

Mohammad Saleh, MD,, phone 616-334-9522,

SAMS office:, phone: (866) 809-9039,

Hussein Abdallah from NAAMA office:, phone: (248) 646-3661


NAAMA MI Vs ASACA ALL Star Basketball Game 2014

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Come Join Us For An Exciting Sunday

of Fun and Hoop

 and Cheer NAAMA MI & ASACA

     Battle it up in an ALL-Star Basketball Game


All-Star Game


Date: Sun June 1,2014

Time:2:00 pm

Beverly Hills


        (32605 Bellvine Trail, Franklin)


Do Not Miss Out
Come Join Us for a Slam Dunkin’ Time

Thinking Beyond the Pill ( NAAMA MI CME / CE Event)

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Our members benefited from a dynamic and very valuable pain management CME program and dinner on May 15, 2014 in Southfield. Mazen Baisa, PharmD, MBA, ABAAHP, FAARM, CPE, FACA presented a timely lecture about advances in pain management to improve outcomes and enhance patient satisfaction. Over 116 million Americans struggle daily with chronic pain. Dr. Baisa enlightened our members and urged them to use a multimodal pain management strategy that includes topical pain medications. Our members learned to reduce the incidence of organ toxicity, drug interactions and the unpleasant side effects of oral medications by including topical pain formulations in treatment plans. A delicious dinner was provided by La Palma restaurant and more than 45 physicians thoroughly enjoyed the evening. This CME program was highly rated.

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Would Like to Invite You to Join Us in

Thinking Beyond The Pill
A Live Pain Management CME / CE session

This activity is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse  practitioners and nurses who have an interest in enhancing their clinical skills in pain management.


Dinner will be served


May 15, 2014


Franklin Athletic Club, Special Event Suite

29350 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, MI


RSVP by May 13,2014


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Ibn Sina Scholarship


 It’s a scholarship for our children…funded by YOU!

Please consider donating to the Ibn Sina Endowed Scholarship at Wayne State University School of Medicine and help medical students who wish to uphold the ideals and heritage of Ibn Sina, an extraordinary physician and scholar.  Your son or daughter may someday benefit!  Please help to keep the legacy going by making your gift today.

To make your gift online visit: and enter “Ibn Sina Scholarship” in the “Other” designation area.

You can also mail a check to:  WSU School of Medicine, Development and Alumni Affairs c/o Leigh Trerice, 540 E. Canfield, Room 1369, Detroit, MI  48201. Please make the check out to WSU School of Medicine and indicate ‘Ibn Sina Scholarship #061669” on the memo line.


Our deep condolences  to NAAMA MI members Dr Samir and Dr. Mohammed Hadidi for their sad loss.

  Hajjah Myasar Al-Hadidi
    Janazah prayer will take place 3/17/2014 at 10:00am at
The Muslim Unity Center.
Condolences will be accepted on
Monday March 17,2014
The Muslim Unity Center
1830 W Square Lake Rd
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302

From 7:00-10:00pm

Men & Women


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NAAMA MI held it’s Annual Gala Dinner at the Dearborn Inn on November 15,2013. The attendees of Physicians , dentists,pharmacists,Deans,students and health care related supporters got to learn about NAAMA’s involvement in relief for refugees from Syria, Somalia and Hurricane Sandy in medical missions and donations that totaled about $500,000 for this year. Dr. Sam Fawaz, NAAMA’s youngest President gave a humorous and heart warming speech consisting of a father’s advise to his children… and passed the reigns to Dr. Ghassan M Saed, the President-Elect!
Dr. Yehya Basha, of Basha Diagnostics, received NAAMA MI Health Care professional of the year Award, and student Zeinab Saghir,received the first Scholarship from NAAMA MI scholarship program that we intend to expand in coming years.World renowned Comedian Dean Obeidallah gave the attendants a 30 minutes non-stop laughter in his stand-up act.

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AXA Financial Presentation Sept 2013

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Brian Mosallam and Frank Mayer of the Cornerstone Group—a firm specializing in employee benefits- presented a brief summary of the impact this legislation will have on doctors, hospitals, employers, employees and their dependents. As many of the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act are scheduled to become effective January 1st, 2014, Brian Mosallum and Frank Mayer reviewed the following:

• Summary of the delay – impact on employers

• The reasons behind the decision to delay

• What PPACA requirements remain the same

• Preparation necessary for the 2014 employer mandate deadlines

• Impact of Medicare reimbursements


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