On October 8, SAMS hosted its National Symposium, “Beyond Medical Relief: Education, Research and Advocacy in Focus,” in Boston, Massachusetts on October 7-9, 2016.
This year, 101 physicians, students, and allied health professionals attended the symposium. The conference concluded with a wonderful gala dinner with 275 attendees who came together to support SAMS’s work for Syria. Guest speakers included Dr. John Foley, father of the late James Foley, Barbara Adbdeni Massaad, award-winning author of Soup for Syria, and Dr. Conrad Fischer, award-winning medical educator.
Additionally, Ruemon and Mehul Bhattacharya, the two brothers who have begun self-publishing children’s books for charity, attended the conference to raise funds for SAMS through their book sales. Over the past two years, these young authors have published four books, donating all proceeds from the books. Read what has inspired them to start writing kids’ book, click here.