IMANA Education: Webinars
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
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’.
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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