Thu, Sep 29|
Leukemia : Let’s Talk About it!
In its mission to continuously support its community, Aid Lebanon devotes its efforts to raising awareness for one of the most common childhood cancers. On the occasion of Leukemia awareness month, we commit to stand with each and everyone battling this disease.
Time & Location
Sep 29, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM GMT+3
About the event
Join us for a an engaging talk with Professor Roula Farah about Leukemia, to learn about epidemiology, presenting signs, pathophysiology, treatment, and prognosis. You will also get to know more about the remarkable work CHANCE Association is achieving during these challenging times. Be part of the change, help us spread awareness by sharing this post!
Certificates of participation* will be delivered after completion of the webinar.
Nehme Gesges Melhem has an Associates Degree in Life Sciences and a dual degree in honors General Biology and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts. As a result of his accomplishments, he is also a Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a branch CSR and digital ambassador for Dedham Savings Bank. Additionally, Nehme has published two books in Arabic, "Born Alone" and "Dot." The Student Medical Committee of AID Lebanon, which Melhem just established, will be in charge of the organization's public health division. He will be focusing on raising public health awareness and bringing new ideas and techniques to Lebanon to improve the sector until Melhem begins medical school in the following year. Until then, Nehme may be found volunteering in the cancer wards at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Roula Farah MD: Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the LAU School of Medicine in Beirut and LAU Medical Center Rizk Hospital. She is currently pursuing a Global Masters in Public Health at the Imperial College of London. She completed her residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and her fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She is Board certified by the American Boards of Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Farah has numerous publications in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology and has received several awards for her scientific work. She served as president of the Lebanese Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Group and was a member of the executive committees of the Lebanese Cancer Society and the Lebanese Society of Pediatrics. Dr. Farah is the president and founder of CHANCE association NGO and CHANCE International that supports the treatment of children with cancer, advocates for their rights and raises awareness against cancer.
Since 2014, Dr Farah has been in the leadership team of Asia as a member of the Asia Regional Committee of the CCI (Childhood Cancer International). She is a member of the World Health Organization's Global Childhood Cancer Initiative Working Group and was nominated as a CCI-WHO sub-committee representative for the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Host: Alissa Chebat: Third year medical student at the LAU School of Medicine. Throughout her studies, Alissa has held several leadership positions including scouts chief, French trainer in Model EU and recently PR executive and member of the Executive Board of the Students Medical Committee at AidLebanon. Her work with AidLebanon has been an opportunity to host medical conferences, work with local NGOs, organize fundraisers and work on free medical days.
* In order to recieve a certificate of participation you must attend the webinar no later than 5 minutes late and leave no sooner than Q&A session.
1 hour 5 minutes
Welcome message: Alissa Chebat
A word from Aid Lebanon: Nehme G. Melhem