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ACCESS to host 10th Arab Health Summit in Michigan

DEARBORN, 27 days ago

ACCESS, the largest Arab American non-profit organisation in the US, will host its 10th Arab Health Summit, a unique scientific forum drawing health professionals from around the globe to Dearborn, Michigan. This year’s theme is Advancing Health Amidst Conflict and Crisis. 
 
The summit, set for October 21 to 23 at The Henry Hotel, is the only gathering in the country dedicated to deepening the understanding of the cultural and social factors influencing the health behaviours of Arab communities. 
 
This year, it will focus on both physical and mental health conditions, especially during periods of turmoil. The summit aims to raise awareness and address the pressing health issues impacting Arab Americans in these challenging times. 
 
Impressive array
The summit’s speaker lineup features an impressive array of public health professionals, academics, scholars, policymakers, and more. Keynote speakers include Mayor of Dearborn Abdullah H Hammoud, Dr Adnan Munkarah, Dr Mads Gilbert, Dr Rima Afifi, Dr Joseph Kolars, Dr Ali Khan and Dr Ghassan Abu-Sittah. Registration is now open. 
 
Speakers and panelists will address a wide range of topics, including substance use disorder, maternal and child health, health equity, immigrant and refugee health, behavioral health, health in conflict and crisis, environmental health, sexual and reproductive health, non-communicable diseases, and more. 
 
"The Arab Health Summit is a unique opportunity to bring together researchers, academic, health and public health leaders from around the globe to address local and global health issues of Arabs during conflict and times of crisis,” said Mona Makki, Director of the ACCESS Community Health and Research Center and Arab Health Summit Chair. 
 
Early bird registration is open until September 1, with special pricing for students and the option to add continuing medical education and continuing education unit credits.--TradeArabia News Service
 



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