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Wed, Mar 30


Online Webinar

Trust Your Gut : A Colon Cancer Awareness Webinar

Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains one of the principal healthcare issues in Lebanon. Decreased awareness and lack of early screening are one of the main contributors to CRC deaths in Lebanon. Through this webinar, we aim to provide information about CRC symptoms, screening, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Trust Your Gut : A Colon Cancer Awareness Webinar
Trust Your Gut : A Colon Cancer Awareness Webinar

Time & Location

Mar 30, 2022, 11:00 AM

Online Webinar


About the event

Are you ready to hear from our panelsits?

Well, here is a quick introduction: 

Rabih Zogheib- Colon Cancer Survivor: Rabih Zogheib is the Chief Executive Officer of GRIND. Throughout his life, Mr.Zogheib has had a history of working in the marketing and advertising industries, along with years of multi-cultural endeavors serving many industries worldwide. Over his 15+ years of working in the field, he has honed Marketing/Advertising, Business Development, and Creative and Web UX/UI Design skills, along with team leadership and problem solving skills that answer today’s call for out of the box thinking. HIs current focus is related to the Metaverse and all of its branches, including virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality.

Hana Nimer: Hana Nimer is the Founder and CEO of SAID NGO. After her husband (Said) ’s loss due to late colon cancer detection, Miss Nimer founded SAID NGO in 2016 with the goal of spreading awareness about the importance of early screening in preventing colorectal cancer. SAID NGO has been spreading awareness by engaging the medical/health sector, informing the public about the risks and preventability of colorectal cancer (CRC) and offering free F.I.T tests as part of SAID NGO’s regional information strategy.

Sandra Kahwaji RD, MPH: Registered Dietitian and Public Health Practitioner with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Sandra has an interest in the field of Chronic diseases Prevention particularly Colon Cancer, hence she is a member at SAID NGO Trying to raise awareness on Colon Cancer through early detection, Prevention of risk factors and Nutrition during the treatment.

John Nasr MD (Gastroenterologist): John Nasr, M.D., specializes in gastroenterology and advanced therapeutic endoscopy. Dr. Nasr is a nationwide leader in ERCP and interventional EUS, and is widely known and published both nationally and internationally. He also is involved in several cutting edge projects related to endoscopic advancement and device development. Dr. Nasr also specializes in pancreatic and biliary disorders. He is a graduate of the American University of Beirut, and completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed additional training in therapeutic endoscopy and ultrasonography or the gastrointestinal system. Dr. Nasr is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. Before coming to Wheeling Hospital, Dr. Nasr was director of Therapeutic Endoscopy and executive director of Endoscopic Services at WVU Medicine.

Nehme G Melhem: Mr. Melhem is the Founder, President and CEO of Aid Lebanon Incorporated. He is currently pursuing an Honors in General Biology and Psychology senior at the University of Massachusetts where he won the CABE competition of the American Psychological Association. During his academic career, Nehme managed to accrue nearly 4 years of work experience including working for Dedham Savings Bank as a branch CSR and digital ambassador role in his free time, working as a medical scribe in the oncology department at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and working with Byrne's lab on a study of saltmarsh plant morphology and sedimentation throughout the New England coast. Mr. Melhem is a Notary Public to the state of Massachusetts and also an author of two published books 2016 and 2018 "Born Alone", "Dot" in the Arabic language respectively.

Alissa Chebat: MED II student at the Lebanese American University and public relations office at the CEO Office of Aid Lebanon.

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