The 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War has strained Armenia’s healthcare system with the management of thousands of wounded soldiers and refugees in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the start of the war in September 2020, Therapists for Armenia & Armenian American Sports Medicine Coalition have initiated various efforts including coordination of rehabilitation volunteers traveling to Armenia, donation of therapeutic supplies, clinical webinars related to treatment and assessment of war injuries, teleconsultation with in-country clinicians, and a digital resource library. In order to further advance the field and promote international collaboration, we have organized Post-Conflict Rehabilitation Virtual Symposium. This symposium will serve as a platform for international experts and participants to come together for the first multidisciplinary rehabilitation conference targeting post-war injuries. We look forward to further collaboration and efforts to support capacity-building for Armenian’s system and infrastructure.
Our mission is to promote excellence in healthcare in the Armenian communities we serve and support the professional development of our members. Through collaboration with colleagues both in the United States and abroad we also work to improve delivery of healthcare, medical education, and research in Armenia.