SAMS hosted its 15th International Conference in Beirut, Lebanon on July 23-24, 2015. The theme of the conference, “Leadership and Quality Improvement in Healthcare and Medical Relief”, was chosen to reflect our organizational commitment to constantly adapt and innovate to improve the current quality of care delivery, as well as the future of healthcare. 

This conference was an opportunity to share expertise and experiences to gain a more in-depth perspective on overcoming challenges in medical relief, and to address current updates and changes in medicine. 

SAMS proudly honored exemplary medical personnel and humanitarians during the conference including:

Dr. Kandil

  • SAMS honored Dr. Khaled Kandil with the SAMS Humanitarian Award for his amazing work for SAMS, including establishing and running our first dialysis clinic in Syria. 

Barakat Award

  • An award remembering the remarkable lives and work of Deah, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha presented to Namee Barakat, the father of Deah Barakat. 


Thursday July 23: Opening Ceremony

Friday July 24: Presentations by International NGOs

Friday July 24 (evening): Fundraising Gala Dinner

Saturday and Sunday July 25-26: Scientific Programs

Medical Missions

Lebanon: The Lebanon mission was led by Dr. Yaser Wafai, and focused on medical and surgical procedures. 

Jordan: The Jordan medical mission was led by Dr. Majd Isreb, with a focus on medical procedures. 

Turkey: The Turkey medical mission was led by Dr. Basel Termanini, and focused on medical and surgical procedures. 

Turkey Dental Mission: The Turkey dental mission was led by Dr. Mohamad Nahas from July 23-26 and July 29- August 2. 

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