Dear colleagues and friends

Please see below the latest updates on the AAMA activities for the past three weeks:

  • The progress on establishing the infrastructure needs to make the 2 HBO machines operational is moving forward slowly. We are currently exploring the options of purchasing liquid oxygen tanks (Dewars) from different sources to supply the machines with therapeutic oxygen.    
  • Armineh Mirzabegian is leading a virtual educational interactive session with physicians in Armenia as part of the FAR CME program in December. The topic to be addressed will be “Cardiovascular Risk Assessment and Primary Prevention Strategies”. Through case presentations, the presenters will review screening strategies and primary prevention, through lifestyle change and treatment with emphasis on patient education and patient engagement. All members interested in participating are encouraged to reach out to Armineh.
  • The AAMA is working on the job description, logistics, and planning to materialize the project of supporting the mission of a US trained primary care physician to establish a program of primary health care (and possibly training the locals) in the towns and villages of Artsakh. We are engaged in meetings with Tufenkian foundation and the Artsakh MOH.
  • The AAMA is exploring potential collaborations with COAF and Lorky Libaridian. Two areas of common interest include: (a) possibilities of sending US med students and residents to the COAF-run health clinics and medical centers for 3-4 weeks elective rotations; (b) AAMA and other diaspora specialty and subspecialty support for the COAF primary care providers by telehealth.
  • The deadline for the AAMA scholarship applications is around the corner (10/31/2021). All medical students and allied health students are encouraged to apply. Please visit our website for more details:
  • Our second C-arm donated by the AAMA has found its new home at the Traumatology and Orthopedics Hospital in Yerevan (see photo).
  • Our 40Ft AAMA container from Partners in World Health with medical supplies worth over $450,000 has arrived to Georgia on its way to Armenia.
  • AAMA will be exploring opportunities to more actively collaborate with our Armenian pharmacy colleagues in Boston.
  • Please visit our website at and enjoy all the upgrades and new features that we have incorporated. For new or current members, we ask that you pay your dues through the website electronically ($150 for licensed practitioners, $75 for residents and fellows, free for all students). This will give you access to other clinicians, volunteer opportunities, discounts on events, and other. Remember that the AAMA is a non-profit organization. All your donations, including payment of your dues, are tax-deductible. Most of your paid dues go to fund medical student and allied health student scholarships. We are also on FB, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Another important reminder that we (the AAMA) are registered with the Amazon Smile program. Every time you purchase an item from Amazon, provided you choose AAMA as your non-profit from the Amazon Smile website, a certain percentage of your purchase gets donated to AAMA. We now have over 218 members / friends on this mailing list. The dollars add up. Please consider making use of this program while shopping on Amazon.
  • If any of you are interested in being more actively involved with any of the AAMA activities above, or should you have an idea / project you would like to undertake or a donation to make, please reach out to me and we will get you more involved and support you as best we can.

With respect


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