IMANA Education: Webinars

Past Webinars

The Medical Side of Islamic Health

Dr. Amber Khan, D.O.
Wednesday September 15th, 2021
Islamic Health webinar is led by Dr. Amber Khan, the author of a new health textbook, “Islamic Health: Book I,” which focuses on Muslim youth ages nine and up. Dr. Amber Khan, D.O., a health educator and chairman of the education committee for IMANA. Dr. Khan discusses why she wrote the series with a focus on medical importance of teaching Muslim youth about physical, mental, social, reproductive, sexual, and spiritual health.

Should We Let Our Children Play Contact Sports?

Dr. Uzma Samadani
Monday June 21st, 2021
Each year, more than 2.6 million children, 19 years old and younger, visit the emergency department for both recreation and sports-related injuries. Kids are at greater risk than adults for sports injuries because they are still growing and developing.
The risk for injury is even greater if the child plays a contact sport such as basketball, football, or soccer.
Dr. Uzma Samadani discusses if we should allow our children to play contact sports. (Or does the risk of brain injury outweigh the benefits?)”

Get the Red Out: Managing Eye Allergies, 101

Dr. Rasha Ali
Friday May 28th, 2021
In honor of May being Healthy Vision Month, ophthalmologist, Dr. Rasha Ali offers tips on how to deal with eye allergies.</span
Dr. Ali currently is employed in private practice in Arlington Heights, IL. She treats ophthalmic conditions including, but not limited to, diabetic eye disease, ocular surface disease/dry eye, glaucoma, and uveitis. She performs traditional and refractive laser-assisted cataract surgery, corneal transplants, and others. She also has a special interest in peri-ocular aesthetics.

Pre-Ramadan: Mind, Body, Soul Revival

Dr. Madiha Saeed
Wednesday April 7th, 2021
We sit down with the best-selling author Dr. Madiha Saeed (a/k/a HolisticMom, MD) for a very special partnered webinar with Dr. Madiha Saeed regarding nutrition and preparing the mind, body and soul for the holy month of Ramadan. Get your pre-Ramadan physical, mental and spiritual self attuned the right way with us and more during this informative event.

Savings Faces, Changing Lives

Faisal A. Quereshy MD, DDS, FACS
Wednesday March 10th, 2021
The IMANA Education Committee is proud to host a webinar in collaboration with Dr. Faisal A. Quereshy to help us better understand Oral and Maxillofacial Suurgery.
Dr. Quereshy has given numerous continuing education seminars and presentations internationally and locally in his specialized field, and has published a number of scientific and clinical papers, as well as textbook chapters. He is the current chair for CE education for the American College of Surgeons ACOMS District IV Trustee; and chair of the AAOMS Clinical Interest Group in Cosmetic Surgery.

Heart 101

Dr. Babar Basir, Interventional Cardiologist
Wednesday February 10th, 2021
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. But you can do a lot to protect your heart and stay healthy. Taking time to care for your heart can be challenging as you go about daily life. Small acts of self-care, like taking walks, getting quality sleep, and cooking healthy meals, help your heart.
The IMANA Education Committee aims to guide you on the importance having a healthy heart, taking preventive measures to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke, and also improve your overall health and well-being.

Environmental Disharmony on the Rise?

Marium Husain, MD, MPH

Thursday January 28th, 2021
Today, widespread human interaction and proximity to wildlife ecosystems and the natural environment is resulting in unsustainable human activity. This is exacerbated by wildlife trafficking, natural habitat destruction, clearcutting of forests to make way for farm and grazing land for livestock, which are a major cause of habitat destruction and climate change. Consequently, we witness a rise in zoonotic diseases, or wildlife-to-human outbreaks, as COVID-19, SARS, Ebola, Aids, bird Flu, West Nile monkeypox to influenzas, leaving scientists wondering which will be the big one? Consequently, the urgency of preventive measures and human stewardship (Khalifah) of ‘earth care,’ is needed that counterbalances such unsustainable human activity, to preserve Earth’s other communities and inevitably the existence of ourselves.

Bone Marrow Transplant

Dr. Ayman Saad, and Mark Dotson
Saturday December 12th, 2020
The IMANA Education Committee is proud to share another webinar in collaboration with experts in the field to bring you more information about Bone Marrow Transplants. This webinar is led by Dr. Ayman Saad, Professor of Internal Medicine (Division of Hematology) at James Cancer Hospital Solove Research Institute, who will present on understanding the bone marrow transplant process, side effects, recovery, and what to expect. Additionally, to shed light on why diversity is essential to the national bone marrow donor pool, we have Mark Dotson, Clinical Operations Partner- Columbus, OH from Be The Match Foundation. Dotson will also discuss the need to increase the ethnic background of the donor registry and helping patients find their lifesaving bone marrow donors to treat their blood cancer or disorder.

COVID-19's Impact on Organ Donation and Transplantation

Daniel Brannan, M.D., FACP
Thursday December 3rd, 2020
Daniel C. Brennan MD, FACP. [Presentation on COVID19 Management of Solid Organ Transplantation]. Johns Hopkins University.
With the coronavirus spreading at alarming levels, IMANA recognized the pressing need to provide factual and reassuring information to help communities understand the disease, its incidence, and its public health impacts. We are proud to present Dr. Daniel C. Brennan, Director of Johns Hopkins Transplant Comprehensive Center and Professor of Medicine, to discuss how the pandemic has impacted organ donation and transplantation, in addition to showing evidence-based research for clinicians, potential donors, and transplant candidates. Dr. Brennan is a world-renowned scientific leader, published in the New England Journal of Medicine and conducting several NIH funded clinical trials.

Effect of COVID-19 on Hematologic Malignancies

Dr. Seema A. Bhat and Dr. Maria Chaudhry
Thursday November 12th, 2020
Patients with hematological malignancies face unique infection risks and the COVID-19 pandemic has understandably shaken this community. Knowledgeable and experienced subject matter experts have joined with the IMANA Education Committee to present an informative webinar outlining the outcomes of patients with hematological malignancies. We are proud to have Dr. Maria Chaudhry present on multiple myeloma, Dr. Seema A. Bhat present on the effect of COVID-19 on Hematological malignancies.

Faith and Mental Health

Dr. Farha Abbasi
Wednesday October 21st, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted that by the year 2020, depression will be the second most frequent cause of disability worldwide, second only to ischemic heart disease. By examining the two integral concepts of health in Islam and extensive case studies, Dr. Farha Abbasi will demonstrate how religion and spirituality often assist in healing for people belonging to or practicing a religion, including how the Imams can play a pivotal role in creating faith-based mental health initiatives.

FARHA ABBASI, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Michigan State University and staff psychiatrist. She has established the Muslim Mental Health Conference and is the managing editor for Journal of Muslim Mental Health.

Male Pelvic Pain

Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed
Friday October 16th, 2020
In light of National Health Education Week, the IMANA Education Committee would like to take this opportunity to help people better understand male pelvic pain syndromes and more importantly, help those suffering from these diagnoses get the help they need to recover. We are proud to partner with Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed, DO for this webinar to help men better understand how their symptoms happened and educate them with the information they need, to get better. We understand it can be confusing, frustrating, and frightening for those struggling with it and hope this informative webinar is helpful. Dr. Ahmed, D.O. is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Great Neck, NY. She currently practices at Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine and is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Ahmed is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Cancer Screening Awareness

Dr. Marium Husain, Dr. Darrell Gray, and Shifa Mohiuddin, MPH
Thursday September 17th, 2020
September brings awareness for seven types of cancers. The IMANA Education Committee aims to guide you about the importance of screening, preventive care, early detection of symptoms for more treatment options, and better outcomes. We’re proud to host a webinar by Dr. Marium Husain, Oncology Hospitalist, IMANA Vice-President, and Shifa Mohiuddin (MPH) on how screening saves lives and also commemorate Chadwick Boseman whose recent death brought heightened attention to colorectal cancer. This webinar also includes a special presentation by Dr. Darrell M. Gray, MD, MPH, Gastroenterologist on undertaking frequent and regular colorectal cancer screenings.

Holistic Approach to COVID-19

Dr. Madiha Saeed
Tuesday August 25th, 2020
We are dealing with a crisis, as cases of this virus continue to rise, we are noticing it is affecting people differently. Some may lose their lives, as others didn’t even know they had it. Studies have proven that 86.2% of the deaths involved at least one comorbid condition, specifically those with diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity-lifestyle-based diseases.
Join Dr. Madiha Saeed, Family Physician, as we dive into how you can lower chronic inflammation and evidence-based lifestyle tips to optimize your immune system and your overall health.

Mental Health Stigma - Navigating Awareness, Acceptance, and Access

Dr. Farha Abbasi
Thursday August 13th, 2020
Dr. Farha Abbasi, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Michigan State University and a staff psychiatrist. She emigrated from Pakistan and settled in the United States in 2000. Her areas of interest are cultural psychiatry and teaching medical students how to provide culturally appropriate care to Muslim patients. She works with the Muslim-American community to encourage integration rather than isolation from mainstream society. She has established the Muslim Mental Health Conference and is the managing editor for the Journal of Muslim Mental Health.

Introduction to Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke)

Dr. Irfan Sheikh
Monday July 20th, 2020
The IMANA Education Committee in collaboration with Dr. Irfan Sheikh presents an informational webinar on the basics of neurovascular medicine, defining strokes, how they present, risk factors, what to do if you suspect you are having a stroke. Additionally, Dr. Sheikh will discuss diagnosis and management for health care professionals. Dr. Irfan Sheikh, MD is a 4th-year Neurology Resident at The University of Toledo Medical Center, Ohio, and Kaplan Medical Professor/Content Developer/TA.

Understanding Palliative Care

Dr. Natasha Piracha
Monday July 13th, 2020
The IMANA Education Committee is proud to present a webinar with Dr. Natasha Piracha, a MedPeds Hospice & Palliative Medicine Physician. This webinar will share the basics of palliative care, who it benefits, and what a physician’s role is in one’s care throughout the critical illness. Dr. Piracha will also present on how one can prepare and handle Hospice care.

Advanced Care Planning

Dr. Quratulain Syed
Saturday June 27th, 2020
Dr. Quratulain Syed, a board-certified Internist, and Geriatrician presents on Advance Care Planning, a topic generally neglected in Muslim communities. Dr. Syed’s clinical practice is based at JenCare Senior Medical Center. Her clinical expertise and interests include driving safety, cognitive impairment, elder abuse/neglect, polypharmacy and de-prescribing, transitions of care, and improving outcomes post-hospital discharge.

Taking the Stigma Out of Pelvic Pain

Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed
Dr. Tayyaba will discuss the basics of pelvic medicine, from what pelvic floor is to common pelvic diseases and their treatments; including: Vaginismus, Endometriosis, Chronic Pain Cycle, and Infertility.
Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine

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Urinary Incontinence and its Implications on Wudu

Monday June 8th, 2020
The IMANA Education Committee is proud to present a webinar with Aneesa Husain, Urology Physician Assistant discussing the issues of urinary incontinence and it’s implications on ones Wudu’.

Travel Medicine

Dr. Lubna Varcie Zahir
Saturday July 6th, 2019

Hypertension in the Clinical Setting

Dr. Marriyam Moten
Thursday April 26th, 2018
Dr. Marriyam Moten presents a webinar on Dealing with Hypertension in clinical setting. Dr. Moten is a board-certified Cardiologist practicing in California. She graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi University in Pakistan and completed her MPH at University of Pittsburgh in 2004. Dr. Moten is a recipient of TWO Gold medals.

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