Northwestern University

Apr
13
Thu 12:00 PM

Why care about the Syrian humanitarian crisis?

When: Thursday, April 13, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Prentice Women's Hospital, Conference Room L, 250 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student

Contact: Adela Mizrachi   312.503.9000

Group: Center for Global Health

Category: Academic

Description:

Dr Zaher Sahloul is senior advisor and past president of the Syrian American Medical Society, SAMS. He is the founder of American Relief Coalition for Syria, a coalition of 14 humanitarian US based organizations working in Syria. He led SAMS to be one of the most important medical relief and advocacy organization providing medical relief to Syrians and Syrian refugees. Currently, he leads SAMS Global Response to address the refugee crisis in Europe and provide medical relief in disaster areas. Dr Sahloul also is a leading advocate in the Syrian humanitarian and refugee crisis in medical circles, the media, USG and the UN. He wrote several influential articles on the impact of the Syrian crisis on patients from public health perspective. He was awarded "Chicagoan of the year for 2016" for his medical missions in Aleppo. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He is a practicing physician in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in Christ Advocate Medical Center.

Lunch will be provided. 

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