We are honored to have your attendance at SAMS 21st International Conference, “Research in Hybrid Crisis: Confronting Health Needs in Conflict and Natural Disasters” in Vancouver, Canada, June 30th – July 2nd, at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.

Our conference brings together SAMS Members, physicians, humanitarians, thought leaders, SAMS staff, and our dedicated SAMS Members and supporters. The conference includes a one-day Scientific Program, CME-accredited by the University of Chicago. This year, our Scientific Program focuses on utilizing research and medical education to catalyze change in a crisis. The program includes sessions on overcoming treatment barriers and advancing research in disaster nephrology, the effects of the crisis on mental health, data science innovations in hybrid crisis research, medical education during conflict and natural disasters, updates on SAMS specialty programs, the ethical problems of triage in wartime, and much more. The conference will feature lectures by esteemed professionals and includes upwards of 6 hours of CME credit!

SAMS will hold our Annual Gala Dinner on Saturday evening, from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. We invite you, your families, and colleagues to join us to get to know SAMS humanitarian work more, hear from SAMS leadership and special speakers, and receive an update on SAMS’ latest efforts. Please reach out to the conference organizers to purchase tickets.

Click here for the conference’s scientific program. 

We hope the conference provides a venue for reconnection and refocusing on our collective mission to enrich SAMS Members’ academic and educational endeavors and continue strengthening our humanitarian efforts in Syria and beyond. As always, thank you for your constant dedication to SAMS, our Members, and the communities and people we serve.