IMANA’s continuing medical education (CME) committee plans and oversees live CME activities, including courses, conferences, and workshops. The programs this committee oversees are designed to engage learners in interactive learning sessions, provide the most up-to-date information and strategies, and develop or enhance skills that may be applied in clinical practice, research, or teaching. IMANA committee is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as a provider of continuing medical education.
Chair: Dr. Ayaz Samadani
Chair: Dr. Labib Syed
IMANA’S education committee provides education addressing three spectrums of health: physical, mental, and spiritual. IMANA committee believes health education is an Islamic matter and that it is an Islamic right to learn and to teach, focusing on topics in which stigma has prevented meaningful conversations from occurring in the community. Webinars, workshops, and seminars are provided by this committee on various topics such as women’s health and chronic disease.
Chair: Dr. Amber Khan
Vice Chair: Dr. Marium Husain
Students and Residents Committee
IMANA’s students and residents committee is dedicated to providing a forum for students to communicate with each other and IMANA physicians to shape the future of medicine. At a local level, IMANA student members are actively involved in their city’s IMANA chapter and offer various resources and networking opportunities. At an international level, IMANA committee will offer a mentorship program, where IMGs can connect with physicians and other medical providers who can offer guidance as they seek training opportunities.
Chair: Dr. Hassan Aboumerhi
The IMANA Medical Relief (IMR) committee is dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through disaster response, provision of basic health care to underserved communities, development programs, and knowledge transfer. It oversees missions that have provided timely and effective aid for the sick and injured in several countries. IMR has established hospitals, basic health units, clinics and collaborative projects that take care of the poor and needy around the world.
Chair: Dr. Ismail Mehr
Vice Chair: Dr. Imran Qureshi
IMANA’s governance committee oversees recruiting and interviewing candidates for board directorship and making recommendations to the board. The committee creates a pipeline of qualified board candidates to fill board director vacancies as a part of succession planning, which supports best practices for boards. Along with board development, this committee monitors governance and compliance issues, such as conducting annual meetings and audits and filing the appropriate paperwork with state authorities, as well as making reports and recommendations to the board on new and evolving compliance matters.
Chair: Dr. Imran Qureshi
Vice Chair: Dr. Nabile Safdar
The Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA) is a registered body of 29 IMAs and 17 associate members worldwide, representing about 50,000 Muslim medical and health professionals. The mission of FIMA is to provide a platform for Muslim physicians worldwide in the areas of medical education and ethics, student camps and humanitarian and medical relief. It is a not-for-profit, non-political and non-governmental organization.
Chair: Dr. Parvaiz Malik
Vice Chair: Dr. Labib Syed
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