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Antimicrobial resistance: bridging the gap between research and clinical practice:

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

Today, humanity finds itself faced with a daunting challenge. Antimicrobial resistance, also known as AMR, is a growing public health concern, and a potential leading cause of death by 2050. Particularly, in Lebanon, the rise of AMR over the years has significantly impacted the cost of healthcare, placing a heavy the toll on patients’ health. Therefore, the importance of preventing and controlling AMR cannot be overstated, as this global issue threatens the ability to effectively treat infections, making even routine medical procedures, surgery and chemotherapy, potentially life-threatening.


In this light, Aid Lebanon believes it essential to reach out to experts in the field in order to discuss solutions, spread information, and raise awareness on this global issue.

Therefore, we have taken the initiative to organize, in collaboration with LAUMC-RH and the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine, a symposium on AMR, where we will be hosting experts in the field of infectious diseases. We believe that holding such a symposium would constitute a powerful and valuable tool in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, allowing us to reach and impact the highest number of people possible. Under the title “Antimicrobial: What’s new?”, our event will be proudly hosting the following speakers:



· Dr. Lydia Aoun-Barakat, Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, Infectious Disease Ambulatory Services, Yale School of Medicine; Medical Director, Nathan Smith Clinic at the Yale New Haven Hospital

· Dr. Roula H. Samaha, Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine / Division of Infectious Diseases; Division Head of Infectious Diseases & Head of the Prevention Infection Control Program at the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital; LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine

· Dr. Rima Moughnie, Clinical Professor, Department of Internal, Medicine / Division of Infectious Diseases LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine; Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital

· Dr. Nesrine Rizk, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases; Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program American University of Beirut Medical Center


This symposium reflects Aid Lebanon’s initiative to promote research in Lebanon and encourage its application in clinical practice. We hope that this event will fulfil its purpose of interconnecting like-minded people, who are passionate about healthcare and are eager to improve the world around them with science. We hope to ignite ideas, to provide a platform where scientific and medical discussions flourish; allowing all participants, from students to professionals, to interconnect, exchange knowledge and experiences, and explore new collaborations.


This symposium is also a strong testimony to the power of international collaboration, and the importance of working together to find solutions for pressing health challenges of our time. The professional, educational and humanitarian bond that connects Lebanon and the US has always been, and will remain to be, a powerful one, through which we can draw the path towards a world with better and more sustainable patient healthcare.


We cordially invite you to be a part of this exceptional event, which we have no doubt will leave you as a better, more knowledgeable, and aware healthcare professional. Let us not miss this opportunity to work together to tackle the ever-growing issue of antimicrobial resistance, let us unite through science, and turn this opportunity into a reality.

We look forward to your presence, you can register using the following registration link:


Hady R. Yazbeck

Public Relations Executive





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