Past President’s Message

Welcome to NAAMA!

As you get to know us, you will learn that the mission of our organization is continuing medical education and humanitarianism.

Both are clearly in the forefront right now for all of us at NAAMA.

What has been tugging at the hearts of our members and propelling NAAMA to take further action is the continuing violence in Syria.  In addition to the two ambulances that NAAMA purchased for use inside Syria, the financial support we gave the International Medical Corps to provide medical services to Syrians trapped in the country and the medication we provided to more than 300 Syrian refugees in Jordan last year, NAAMA is embarking on a Volunteer Medical Mission to help Syrian refugees in Jordan from March 22 to March 28.  All assistance is needed to help alleviate the suffering there.  Medical and dental professionals, nurses and all people who want to lend a needed hand are welcome to join us.

Please contact our Executive Director Renée Ahee at 248-646-3661 or for more information or to volunteer.

We’re also planning for NAAMA’s 27th International Medical Convention in Vienna, Austria, from June 29through July 4, and NAAMA’s 35th National Medical Convention in Newport Beach, California, from August 30 through September 2.

In Vienna, we’re collaborating with the Union of Arab Medicals and Pharmacists in Austria as well as ARABMED: Arab Medical Union in Europe for “Health without Borders: Healthcare Delivery in the Time of Globalization” at the Hilton Vienna Hotel.

In Newport Beach, we’ll be focusing on “Updates in the Management of Common Medical Problems” at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa.

We invite you to be with us.  It’s easy to register.  If you click on Events in the menu bar above, you’ll find information about both these exciting educational events.

These elements of our mission – medical education and our humanitarian commitment – set NAAMA apart from other professional organizations.  If you’re not a member, please become one.  In addition to the CMEs through our conventions and the opportunity to give back, NAAMA provides you with professional contacts through networking at the national and local chapter level, and a means to carry on the beautiful Arab culture.

We can accomplish so much together!

Elie Azrak, MD

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