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Join Us at the 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Symposium!

October 26, 2023

Boston, Massachusetts


Breast cancer is a formidable adversary that has touched the lives of countless individuals and families around the world. The battle against this disease is ongoing, and as a community dedicated to the well-being of our fellow Lebanese citizens, we believe that we must continue to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice. This year, Aid Lebanon, in collaboration with LAUMC-RH and the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine, is proud to present the 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Symposium.

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This symposium is more than just an event; it is an opportunity to join hands and minds in the fight against breast cancer. It's a chance to learn from the experts, engage in meaningful discussions, and make a difference in the lives of those affected by this disease.


Our Esteemed Speakers

  1. . Maryam Lustberg: Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Director of the Center for Breast Cancer at Smilow Cancer Hospital, and Chief of Breast Medical Oncology at Yale Cancer Center.

  2. Dr. Tamina Elias-Rizk: Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging, Chief of the Breast Imaging Section, and Director of Medical Year IV at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine.

  3. Dr. Hady Ghanem: Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Division Head of Hematology Oncology at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine.

  4. Dr. Eman Sbaity: Assistant Professor of Surgery at the American University of Beirut Medical Center.

Distinguished Guests

In addition to our esteemed speakers, this symposium will be attended by influential figures who have been actively involved in the fight against breast cancer. Among them are:

  • Dr. Vanda Abi Raad: Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development at LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine.

  • Mr. Nehme G. Melhem: President and Chief Executive Officer of Aid Lebanon, and Melhem Scientific; Board member at the American Lebanese Awareness Association.

Why Your Presence Matters

The 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Symposium is not just a gathering of professionals and stakeholders; it is a convergence of passionate individuals dedicated to the cause of breast cancer. We firmly believe that your presence at this event will add immense value to our discussions. Your unique perspective, experiences, and insights can contribute to the collective effort to tackle breast cancer from all angles, whether through research, clinical practice, or community support.


As members of the Aid Lebanon community, we invite you to be our honored guests at this year's symposium. You can register at aidlebanon.org/events .Together, we can explore new horizons in breast cancer research and treatment, share best practices, and strengthen the network of support for those affected by this disease.


Save the Date

The 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Symposium will be held on October 30th, 2023, online at aidlebanon.org/breastcancer and in person at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital. Mark your calendar, and be part of this transformative event.


We look forward to your presence at Aid Lebanon's 2023 symposium on breast cancer. Your participation will undoubtedly make a positive impact on the fight against this disease, and we can't wait to join forces with you in this critical mission. Together, we can bridge the gap between research and clinical practice, bringing us one step closer to a world free from breast cancer.


Warm regards,

Office of the Chief Executive Officer



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