On July 7-9, 2017, SAMS hosted its 17th Annual International Conference, “Dilemmas in Healthcare in Syria: Needs Assessment, Dynamics, and Ethics” in Istanbul, Turkey that brought a record number of 173 guests! The conference gathered physicians, humanitarians, thought leaders and health care practitioners from inside Syria, who shared their experiences on the front lines of providing medical care in crisis. The gala dinner brought together 420 guests. Funds were raised throughout the evening to support the families of our fallen heroes in Syria. SAMS is committed to supporting the families of fallen medical staff for seven years.
The conference was intended for physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, and technicians providing care in conflict areas and under difficult circumstances. CME credits were also provided to registrants.
Conference Planning Committee:
Dr. Mohamed Sekkarie, Conference Co-Chair
Dr. Basel Termanini, Conference Co-Chair
Dr. Maher Azzouz
Dr. Mohamad Katoub
Dr. Mohamad Hamza
Dr. Bassam Awwa
Dr. Lina Murad
Nada Jabri, Social Activity Coordinator
Jeehan Shehrine Binte Faiz, Event Coordinator