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Tue, Sep 27



Sickle Cell Disease: Let’s Talk About it!

Join us for a an engaging talk with Professor Inati to learn more about disease warning symptoms and signs, inheritance, diagnosis, treatment including novel therapies", outcome and unmet needs.

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Sickle Cell Disease: Let’s Talk About it!
Sickle Cell Disease: Let’s Talk About it!

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Sep 27, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT



About the event

Join us for a an engaging talk with Professor Adlette Inati to learn more about disease warning symptoms and signs, inheritance, diagnosis, treatment including novel therapies, outcome and unmet needs. You will also get to know more about the remarkable work GNK foundation 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.  

Adlette Inati MD: Professor of Clinical Medicine at LAU | Head of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Division and Director of Comprehensive SCD Program at Nini hospital | President & Founder of GNK foundation   Prof. Inati received her Pediatric Residency and Hematology Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She is an American board-certified and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society member. She has 85 publications in peer review journals and hundreds of abstracts in key hematology meetings and is a reviewer for leading international journals. She is principal investigator, advisory board and steering committee member in multiple global trials evaluating novel agents in SCD.  Prof. Inati is Founder and President of GNK Foundation, a Lebanese NGO that she established after the loss of her 16 years old son in a car accident. It promotes free health care delivery and awareness as well as ethics and rules of safe driving. Her ultimate passion though remains mentoring young physicians to become expert scientists and compassionate healers.   

Host: Michel Boustany: Public Relation Officer at Aid Lebanon, Panel Host   Michel Boustany is a third year medical student at the Lebanese American University.  Michel has organized and participated in many volunteering events throughout his studies, mainly aiming at offering free medical care and counseling to people in need. He has assumed a variety of leadership positions, including Director of Educational Development at the LAU Model EU simulation program, and recently PR representative and member of the Executive Board of the Student Medical Committee at Aid Lebanon.

* 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.

This event has a group. You’re welcome to join the group once you register for the event.


  • 1 hour 5 minutes

    Welcome message: Michel Boustany

  • 10 minutes

    A word from Aid Lebanon: Nehme G. Melhem

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