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AAHCI MENA Regional​ ​Office​ >> Leading Regional Transformation in Training and Research

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The American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) has been hosting the “Association of Academic Health Centers International (AAHCI) Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Office” since 2017, with an objective to further engage and network with peer institutions in the region to share knowledge and expertise in addressing the challenges and growth strategies facing academic medical centers http://www.aahcdc.org/Newsroom/Press-Releases/View/ArticleId/20454/AAHCI-Opens-Two-New-International-Regional-Offices

Following the success of the inaugural AAHCI-MENA Regional Conference last September on “Transformation of Medical Education in the New Era: Humanism, Technology and the Physician of Tomorrow,” and AAHCI-MENA is collaborating with the ACGME-I to host its second regional conference on "Leading Regional Transformation in Training and Research". The conference will be held on the campus of the American University of Beirut Medical Center from November 08 to 10, 2019.

This year’s conference focus will be on the academic health centers in the MENA region that share the challenges of limited resources, an underdeveloped research culture, and inadequate investment in research education. Despite these challenges, regional academic centers aspire to produce  research that is relevant at both the local and global levels.
This regional conference will tackle the issues of finding new sources of research support, nurturing the culture of research in the region, investing in research education, and promoting regional collaborations.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
• Define and discuss regional challenges in tissue banking in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
• Describe needed infrastructure, sustainable funding, governance and regulations, governmental laws  in the different countries in the MENA region
• Discuss the core research labs among institutions, as regional ‘centers of excellence’
• Describe the framework for collaboration across different institutions
• Discuss regional geopolitics, religious challenges, and regulatory including human protection
• Discuss innovations in medical education

Target Audience:

This activity has been designed for physicians in all specialties, namely Allergy, Immunology, Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Cardiology, Critical Care, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Hematology / Oncology, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine and subspecialties, , Neurology, Neurosurgery, Nursing, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Psychology / Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Immunology, Surgery, Urology, Wellness, Women's Health and other Health Care Professionals. In addition to Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Professors, Residents, Fellows  students.


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