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SAMS is hosting its 6th national conference, “Healthcare and Medical Relief in Evolving Domestic and Global Landscape” in Los Angeles, CA on February 17-19, 2017. 

The provision of health care and medical relief is influenced as much by the people in need as by the changing landscape in which medicine is practiced. Political barriers (outright denial of the epidemic lead poisoning in Flint, targeted assassinations and bombings of hospitals in Syria, anti-refugee hysteria) and political and nongovernmental solutions (nascent humanitarian relief organizations in the US, global relief efforts in Europe and elsewhere) have shaped the healthcare realities on the ground. This conference explores these issues and others while providing a broad spectrum of medical updates across various specialties.

This year’s conference, is a great opportunity to also acquire CME credits and stay up-to-date on the crisis in Syria.

Accommodation for the conference will be primarily at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, a relaxing oasis in Southern California overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Make your reservation today. The Gala will be held on the evening of February 18th at the same resort. 

To help plan your trip, take a look at the airports close to the conference location here

If you have any questions, please contact Jeehan Shehrine Binte Faiz at [email protected].

Award-Winning Journalists and Humanitarians to Speak at
SAMS Gala at 6th National Conference!

SAMS is honored to announce that the renowned journalist and writer, Mr. Majed Abdulhadi and the award-winning foreign correspondent and humanitarian, Ms. Arwa Daman, will speak at SAMS’s gala dinner on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at our 6th National Conference in Los Angeles.

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Mr. Majed Abdulhadi is a one of the most distinguished and celebrated writers, journalists, and producers in the Arab world. He is currently the executive producer at Al-Jazeera Channel. Prior to that, Mr. Abdulhadi worked as a senior correspondent for Al-Jazeera Arabic for over 12 years reporting from conflict zones. He has been celebrated for his incredible and courageous reporting that bridges current events to history in an eloquent and profound manner. He has produced a number of award-winning documentaries and has written for a myriad of Arabic newspapers across the Middle East. 


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Ms. Arwa Damon, the senior international correspondent for CNN, has extensively covered the plight of Syrian civilians and their fate in the face of the violence in Syria. Ms. Damon has brought global attention to the crisis, particularly focusing on the effect of barrel bombs on civilians in Aleppo and Syria. SAMS is honored to present Ms. Damon with the SAMS Humanitarian Award for her courageous and incredible coverage of the suffering of Syrian civilians.






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