Program - American University of Beirut

May 7 - 9, 2015
Beirut, Lebanon
Sustained Innovation and
Breakthroughs – Updates
in Oncology
Organized by the American
University of Beirut Medical
Center in joint sponsorship
with Yale University.
Copyright 2015 American University of Beirut. All rights reserved.
A Message From The Chairperson
Of The Assembly
Dear friends and colleagues,
It gives me great pleasure and pride to announce the upcoming 47th Middle East
Medical Assembly (MEMA), which will be held from May 7 to 9, 2015 at the American
University of Beirut. Following on from previous meetings, this year’s MEMA will be
enriched by an outstanding program with lecturers from Memorial Sloan Kettering
Cancer Center (MSKCC), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (SJCRH), Emory
University, and many other leading and prestigious medical centers and institutions.
In continuation of MEMA’s tradition of bringing together physicians, nurses, residents,
students and other healthcare professionals from Lebanon and the region, the format
of the meeting this year will be particularly focused on the multidisciplinary approach
to targeting solid tumors, with an innovative program designed for all healthcare
professionals spanning over 3 days. The state-of-the-art facilities of the hosting center
provide the optimal setting to bring us together with the united aim of continuing
education and promoting best practice to the benefit of our patients.
We’re pleased to share our preliminary program and invite you to save the dates of
this exciting event for your 2015 calendars.
We very much look forward to welcoming you in Beirut.
Ali Taher, MD, PhD, FRCP
Chairperson MEMA 2014 and 2015
Professor of Medicine, Hematology & Oncology
Associate Chair – Research, Department of Internal Medicine
Director – Fellowship and Residents Research Program, Faculty of Medicine
American University of Beirut Medical Center
Beirut – Lebanon
Adjunct Professor of Hematology & Medical Oncology
Emory School of Medicine
Atlanta- USA
Organizing Committee
Abstract Committee
Prof. Ali Taher
Dr. Sally Temraz
Dr. George Abi Saad
Dr. Fuad Boulos
Dr. Ghassan Hamadeh
Dr. Ahmad Husari
Dr. Anwar Nassar
Mrs. Dalya Nehme
Ms. Sawsan Maktabi
Dr. Ala’ Sharara
Ms. Rihab Uri
Dr. Ali Abu Alfa
Dr. Samar Muwakkit
Dr. Imad Uthman
Dr. Fuad Ziyadeh
Scientific Committee
Dr. Ali Taher
Dr. Raya Saab
Dr. Arafat Tfayli
Dr. Miguel Abboud
Dr. Ghassan Abou Alfa
Dr. Ali Bazarbachi
Dr. Ghina Berjawi
Dr. Hassan El Solh
Dr. Fady Geara
Dr. Mohamad Haidar
Dr. Faek Jamali
Dr. Mohamad Khalifeh
Dr. Souha Kanj
Dr. Lina Kantar
Dr. Ali Khalil
Dr. Aghiad Kutoubi
Dr. Rami Mahfouz
Dr. Deborah Mukherji
Dr. Hibah Osman
Dr. Said Saghiyeh
Dr. Ghazi Zaatari
Public Relations and Publication Committee
Prof. Anwar Nassar
Ms. Rana Alley
Dr. Faysal El Kak
Business Committee
Dr. George Abi Saad
Dr. Hassan El Solh
Dr. Ghassan Hamadeh
Dr. Moukbil Hourani
Dr. Naji Saghir
Dr. Ali Shamseddine
Dr. Ghazi Zaatari
Social Committee
Ms. Sawsan Maktabi
Ms. Rihab Uri
Ms. Jinane Abdo
Ms. Rana Alley
Ms. Randa Armanazi
Ms. Nayla El Asaad
Ms. Sarah Ghobar (CME Office)
Mrs. Noha Kaddoura
Ms. Randa Kuzbari
Ms. Shireen Makarem
Ms. Lilian Moutran
Mrs. Dalya Nehme (CME Office)
Ms. Lama Salam (Consultant)
Ms. Balkis Zaatari
Ms. Fadia Zaynoun
Ms. Mona Zaytoun (Consultant)
Ms. Mira Wehbi
Program Overview and Highlights
The program of the 47th MEMA will focus
on oncology from a multi-disciplinary
perspective and will include several
workshops and symposia dedicated to
oncologists, hematology-oncologists,
primary care physicians, nurses,
pharmacists, nutritionists and other
specialties and healthcare professionals.
Target Audience
This annual scientific meeting has been
designed for physicians, nurses, medical
students, trainees and researchers in all
Accreditation Statement
This activity has a pending approval for
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from
Yale University.
It will feature state-of-the-art educational
sessions, novel research poster sessions,
workshops, symposia and special
memorial lectures focusing on the
following disciplines:
Lebanese Order of Physicians Statement
MEMA complies with the Lebanese
Order of Physicians Continuing Medical
Education guidelines.
1. Head & Neck and Lung cancer
2. CNS malignancies
3. GU malignancies
4. GI malignancies
Gala Dinner
A gala dinner is scheduled for Saturday,
May 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm at the Four
Seasons Hotel.
Yale University - Activity Director
All profits go to support medical students’
scholarship programs.
Ali K. Abu-Alfa, M.D., F.A.S.N.
Professor of Medicine
Head, Division of Nephrology and
American University of Beirut
Medical Center
Beirut, Lebanon
Adjunct Faculty, Section of Nephrology
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT, USA
The 47th Assembly will be held on the
American University of Beirut campus.
Contact Information
For more information about MEMA, please contact:
Continuing Medical Education Office
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-236 Riad El Solh
Beirut 1107 2020
Tel: +961-1-350 000 ext. 4717/8 - 4752
Fax: +961-1-744 467
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
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