February 12, 2013
With Ellis Porter Immigration Attorneys
2855 Coolidge Hwy, Suite 100
Troy, MI 48084
Thursday, February 21st at 6:00 pm
Join us for a presentation from Ellis Porter Immigration Attorneys on how to obtain different visa types, switch visa types, permanent residency, green cards, asylum and much, much more!
Everyone is welcome!
Refreshments will be provided
Call Us to Register for the FREE Seminar
(248) 816-3150 or Register Online at www.kaplanmedical.com
January 4, 2013
This week I ran into a colleague at the hospital while conducting my rounds. As I was sifting through the medical chart online and fielding pages from the nursing staff, I decided to casually ask him if he is a member of NAAMA. The answer was “yes” and “no”. Perplexed, I asked him to explain what he means, so he went on to give me a long winded summary of how he used to belong, but in recent years decided not to renew his dues because he didn’t feel there was a tangible benefit. I could not get him to stop complaining about all the things he didn’t like. As I sat there politely listening to him and looking at my watch and wondering if I am going to have time to pick up my latte from Starbucks prior to going to the office, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was anything I could say that would have him step back, pause, and reevaluate his opinion on the matter. I knew I had just a few minutes, and I had to say something that would make him at a minimum think about our conversation later on. I asked him if he belonged to any medical society or organization and he replied that he belongs to several. I asked if they have dues, and he answered off course. I proceeded with inquiring about all the tangible benefits that he has taken advantage off while being a member of those organizations, he was short on examples. He did however state that these organizations lobby on his behalf on a variety of issues. At this point, I had to make my case and head out. In the calmest of demeanors, as I slowly pushed my chair back and stood up, I said to him “My friend, I hope you reconsider visiting our website and seeing the tangible benefits available to you.” As I walked away reflecting on our conversation, I thought about the issues that plague most organizations, recruiting and retaining members. In today’s tough economic conditions, all organizations are struggling but the ones that are able to withstand this phase are usually the ones that capitalize on a sense of commitment from their members. As we reinvent NAAMA-MI, we are reaching out to our members and asking them to attend our meetings, email us with suggestions, and voice their concerns. We are teaming up with various industries to offer our membership discounted rates from legal fees to financial planning. We are conducting CME events, reaching out to the medical and dental schools in metro Detroit in hopes of fostering strong and fruitful relationships with our chapter. We are planning a humanitarian fundraiser for the thousands of displaced Syrian families enduring the harsh elements of winter. We are creating a scholarship fund to assist our future generation of medical professionals in hopes of lessening the crushing debt that has become the norm. We have introduced a basketball team for any member to join and reap the benefits of exercise all the while creating a cohesive social and professional network of Arab American health professionals for years to come. This is what I wanted to say to my friend, but in the interest of time I decided to relay it to him in this article, as I hope he reads it and not only joins again, but lifts his head up in pride when he says that he is a member of NAAMA.
Sam Fawaz, M.D.
January 3, 2013
December 25, 2012
November 30, 2012
This year, we are conducting elections for the President – Elect position for 2013. If you are an active member , you are eligible to vote and will be receiving election material in the mail . The opportunity to elect your President Elect is a benefit of your membership and a duty.
President-Elect 2013 Candidates:
Ali Farhat , MD
My name is Dr. Ali Farhat. I am a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. I completed my Internal Medicine residency at Beaumont Health System, where I continue to practice as a hospitalist over the past 15 years. I currently serve as Chief of the division of Hospital Medicine at Beaumont Health System. I am also Assistant Professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, as well as Wayne State University School of Medicine. At Beaumont, I chair the corporate CPR committee and am the founder and the medical director of the Rapid Response Team, as well as the Medical Surgical Observation Unit In addition, I lead many quality improvement projects and committees, and I am passionate about providing my patients with the highest quality of care.
I have been a proud NAAMA member since 1992, and I’ve been privileged to serve as a Board member for NAAMA-MI over the past two years. I am currently the vice president of the Board for the term ending this year. I am seeking election as president-elect of NAAMA-MI board for the year 2013, and I am looking for your support. The Board and I have worked very hard to elevate NAAMA’s position in the community, but our work is far from done. If elected, I will work closely with our Board and general members to further strengthen our organization, and help NAAMA build its position as a leader organization both nationally and internationally. Thank you!
Ghassan Saed, PHD
November 15, 2012
We would like to inform you that ACCESS Community Health Center in Macomb County is looking to hire a staff physician , please visit the link below for more information and to submit your resume.
September 23, 2012
This activity is designed to provide the community-based primary care physician and other primary health care providers evidence-based updates to the screening and management of common cancers in the USA as it relates to the disciplines of lung, breast, prostate, colon and esophageal cancers. This activity will also provide insight on the epidemiology of these cancers in Arab American population.
Date: Oct 13,2012
Place: Embassy Suites – Southfield
Time: 8:45 am – 1:30 pm
For Registration and CME Program Click Here
To receive your CME certificate please fill out CME Evaluation and email it back to email@example.com , you will then receive your certificate by email within 48 hours.If you have any questions feel free to email or call us at 313-848-8114.
September 14, 2012
Friday November 16, 2012 – Friday November 16, 2012
The Dearborn Inn
20301 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124
Join us for our Annual Gala Dinner at the Dearborn Inn on Friday, November 16th, 2012. The event starts at 6:00PM in the Dearborn Ballroom–tickets are $100/person.
September 9, 2012
On Aug 22nd 2012 , NAAMA MI held a financial presentation in Habib Restaurant Dearborn. Presenters James M. Gasparotto and John M Bussa from Lincoln Financial Advisors summarized the essential steps in sound financial health and estate planning.
– Keys to a sound Financial Planning
– Phases in Life to Plan
– The Accumulation Process
– Tools to Help analyze one’s situation
– Estate and Protection Techniques
– Levels of Estate / Asset Protection Planning
-Distribution Planning at Death