Wonder about the humanitarian side of the Syrian conflict? Dr. Ala’a El-Shaar has treated those still living in Syria and actively organizes other doctors to travel oversees to treat civilians living in the war zone. Join us to hear personal stories about her active work in Syria and how the conflict is effecting people, especially children. This emotion, timely conversation will provide first-hand stories about the atrocities and challenges of today’s conflict.
Ala’a El-Shaar attained a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science & Psychology from Bridgewater State University in 2013. She recently graduated from Boston University School of Medicine with a Master of Science degree in Anatomy & Neurobiology. Her involvement in Psychosocial mission work with refugeed children over the last several years furthered her interests in areas of behavioral neuroscience and PTSD. Ala’a is currently working as a Research Assistant in the Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience at the VA Boston Healthcare System, conducting research on short & long-term learning in the classroom setting, and serves as the New England Director of SAMS, the Syrian American Medical Society, a non-profit, non-political, educational and humanitarian organization whose members are medical professionals.
SAMS operates 106 medical facilities throughout Syria that provide general and specialized medical care for Syrians in need. Programs range from primary care to more specialized treatment in order to provide effective and needs-based healthcare in Syria. SAMS also supports hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. SAMS provides refugees with medical and dental care, winterization support, and psychosocial programs. SAMS operates the largest medical facility in Za’atari Camp in Jordan, and SAMS’s members lead frequent medical missions to volunteer their skills for refugees. In 2015, SAMS treated over 2.6 million Syrians, and has surpassed 3 million individuals treated this year. More information is available at www.sams-usa.net.
Sponsored by Jason Weiner and Nicole Zatlyn, the Lifesavers Speakers Series features stories from people saving lives and making a difference every day.
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