AAHCI 2022 MENA Regional Meeting
AAHCI’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Office host, the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC), co-organized an in-person meeting with Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) and Gulf Medical University Academic Health Center (GMU), to be held October 1-2, 2022 in Dubai and Ajman, UAE.
Under the theme Transforming Academic Health Centers: Innovation and Resilience, members in the region and beyond gathered to discuss the significant impact that the COVID pandemic and other global conflicts have had on academic health centers and the resultant innovations.
AAHCI MENA Webinar | Delivery of Health Services in Fragile and Conflict-ridden Settings
Case Studies from The Middle East
February 16, 2022, at 3:00 PM Beirut Time
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a diverse part of the World with a wide range of and continuously shifting socioeconomic and geopolitical complexities. At the same time, many countries in the MENA region are conflict-ridden, and the region has been frequently characterized as an epicenter for fragility and humanitarian crises.
Health systems, and in particular their delivery component, must continue to provide healthcare services in challenging circumstances such as what many countries in the MENA region endure. This necessitates re-configuring healthcare delivery, molding standard operating procedures into an innovative, flexible, unplanned, and less-than-ideal system.
This webinar provides context to healthcare delivery in such settings, focusing on approaches and experiences in the MENA region.
- Shadi Saleh, PhD, MPH, Founding Director, Global Health Institute (GHI), Professor of Health Systems and Financing, the American University of Beirut (AUB) (Lebanon)
- Theresa Farhat, Ph.D., Refugee Health Program Coordinator, Project Coordinator – PrOTeCT, Global Health Institute (GHI), the American University of Beirut (AUB) (Lebanon)
AAHCI MENA Webinar | Psychiatry Grapples with the COVID-19 Crisis
Psychiatry Consultation Liaison at AUBMC: Thinking Outside of the Box
October 13, 2021 3:00 PM Beirut Time
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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for the field of psychiatry, subjecting the general public—and healthcare workers in particular—to elevated levels of stress and trauma while disrupting established modalities for therapeutic intervention. The experience and perspective of American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC )’s Psychiatry Consultation Liaison offer innovative thinking and lessons learned to successfully respond to the psychiatry crisis resulting from the pandemic, as well as from similarly complex emergencies that may arise in future.
AAHCI-MENA Webinar - Family Coping After a Disaster: The Case of the Beirut Explosion
October 15, 2020
This webinar focused on the effect of mental health from individuals, children, and the community in Beirut, Lebanon, in response to the Beirut explosion that occurred on August 4, 2020. Learn more and view the recording here.
AAHCI-MENA Webinar | Online Teaching and Faculty Development
August 26, 2020
On the topic of “Online Teaching and Faculty Development” during COVID-19, this webinar addressed how many instructors and institutions have shifted to deliver their courses online, and the need for quality online instruction became even more detrimental. Learn more and view the recording here.
COVID-19 Regional Perspectives in the MENA Region
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Office held a series of Webinars providing perspectives from Lebanon, Turkey, UAE, Kuwait and Qatar, on their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing their responses, challenges, and lessons learned. These webinars’ descriptions and recordings are available here.
Transformation of Medical Education in the New Era
September 26-28, 2018
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Office hosted a regional meeting in Beirut, Lebanon. This meeting focused on the Transformation of Medical Education in the New Era. AUBMC and AAHCI partnered with Columbia University/Narrative Medicine Program, Lebanese American University Chagoury School of Medicine, and the University of Balamand Faculty of Medicine, to develop the successful program of this conference.
- AUBMC’s press release is available in English and Arabic
- AUBMC’s presentation is available here.