Online Programs & Webinars

Upcoming Sessions

AAHCI-MENA Webinar | Online Teaching and Faculty Development

Wednesday, August 26 at 3:00 pm Beirut Time
AAHCI MENA regional office host American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC ) is organizing a Webinar on “Online Teaching and Faculty Development” during COVID-19. Since the pandemic, many instructors and institutions have shifted to deliver their courses online, and the need for quality online instruction is not going away anytime soon. This Webinar will bring perspectives in the region on recommended approaches, challenges, and lessons learned to the blended instruction of continuing medical education in this time. As medical education moves through a period of great change, this webinar will provide valuable resources including that of a US-approach.

Register for the webinar here .


  • Iman Hakim, MD, PhD, MPH
    Dean, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
    Professor of Public Health, Family & Community Medicine & Nutrition
    Mel & Enid Zuckerman Endowed Chair in Public Health
    Founding Director, Global Health Institute
    Prof. Arizona Cancer Center & Sarver Heart Center
    University of Arizona, USA
  • Hossam Hamdy, PhD, Hossam Hamdy, PhD
    Gulf Medical University, UAE
  • Ibrahim Janahi, M.D.
    Chairman, Medical Education and DIO
    Division Chief, Pediatric Pulmonology
    Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
    Sidra Medicine, Qatar
  • Rumeyza Kazancioglu, MD
    Professor of Nephrology
    Bezmialem Vakif University, Turkey


To be confirmed

AAHCI-SEA Webinar | Mental Health of Healthcare Workers

Friday, August 28 at 9:00 am Jakarta time
AAHCI SEA regional office host Universitas Indonesia (FMUI ) is organizing a Webinar on “Mental Health of Healthcare Workers” during COVID-19. As we’ve seen globally, the spread of the novel coronavirus has challenged many nations by several means. One such under-recognized and unaddressed area is the mental health issues that healthcare workers (HCWs) face on the frontline. HCWs are not themselves immune to the psychological consequences of their crisis management work, such as inadequate support, the feeling of burnout, inadequate PPEs, etc. This webinar will discuss the challenges and lessons learned on this global issue from AAHCI members in the Southeast Asia region, with shared input from Mexico.

Register for the webinar here .


  • Ahmad Hatim Sulaiman
    MBBS, MPM, PhD
    Professor of Psychiatry
    Head, Department of Psychological Medicine
    Faculty of Medicine,
    University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Mary Ana Cordero Díaz
    Wellbeing and Professionalism Program for Medical Residents
    Tecnologico de Monterrey
    School of Medicine and Health Sciences Tec Salud
    Monterrey, México
  • Hervita Diatri, MD
    Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National Public hospital
    Faculty of Medicine
    Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia


  • Adeeba Kamarulzaman
    HonLLD Monash, DPMP
    Dean of Medicine,
    Professor of Infectious Diseases,
    Faculty of Medicine
    University of Malaya, Malaysia

AAHCI-LAC Webinar | Impact of Research during COVID-19

Tuesday, September 8 at 2:00 pm São Paulo time
AAHCI LAC regional office host University of São Paulo Medical School (FMUSP ) is organizing a Webinar on the “Impact of Research during COVID-19”. Research and development is a core function of academic health centers, and as the world is tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, many institutions have had to reprogram – or event shut down many – “non-essential” research projects in favor of work on the novel coronavirus. In some nations, there is concern about the impact of shifting attention away from research for other diseases, such as production of malaria, HIV, and tuberculosis tests. With lockdowns and resource shifting, there are limitations, challenges, and lessons learned for researchers which will be addressed in this Webinar of the LAC region, including a US perspective.

Register for the webinar here .


  • Rejane Grotto
    Sao Paulo State University (UNESP) Medical School, Brazil
  • Ester Sabino
    Associate Professor
    Department of Infectious Diseases Department
    University of Sao Paulo Medical School (FMUSP), Brazil
  • Kurt Amsler
    Associate Dean for Research and Professor
    Department of Biomedical Sciences
    NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA
  • Mauricio Chaparro, MD MSc
    Head, Medical Education Department, Faculty Member
    Geneticist and Epidemiologist
    Universidad delRosario - Mederi University Hospital


  • Valeria Aoki, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor and Director of the Immunodermatology Laboratory
    Department of Dermatology
    Vice-President-International Relations Office
    University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Brazil

MENA Regional Office Webinar Series

Academic Progression in an Academic Health Center

At academic health centers, faculty members are collectively committed to the three pillars of academic medicine: research, teaching, and service. During this webinar, participants will learn the major domains of excellence as well as the indicators and measures used to evaluate these three pillars. It will also discuss what goals an academic health center should set to provide the best research outputs, medical education, administrative services, and healthcare delivery.


Khalil Kreidieh, BS-MLT, MS, CC,CL
FM Academic and Special Projects Coordinator,
Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center
American University of Beirut (AUB)

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AAHC Online Programs are offered free of charge and participation is open to members, unless otherwise indicated.