ELIMINATING HEALTH DISPARITIES: A PUBLIC HEALTH IMPERATIVE 
 TIMESESSION TITLESPEAKER 
 8:30 AMREGISTRATION & BREAKFAST 
 9:00 AMConference Overview TMEC BuildingZaiba Malik, MD, Executive Secretary, American Muslim Health Professionals & Conference Program Chair 
 
9:10 AM
Welcoming Remarks TMEC Building
Serene Katranji, JD, LLM, President, American Muslim Health Professionals 
 The Honorable Martin J. Walsh, BA, Mayor, City of Boston 
 Joan Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA, Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership 
 Wendy Jill McRae-Owoeye, JD, CDP, Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Office of Diversity and Inclusion 
 9:45 AMAdvocacy for Eliminating Health Disparities TMEC BuildingFrederick Isasi, JD, MPH, Executive Director, FamiliesUSA 
 10:30 – 10:45 AMBREAK 
 PARALLEL SESSIONS 
 
10:45 – 12:00 PM

Bridging Health Care Disparities and Mental Health Moderated By Dr. Rukhsana Chaudhry, PsyD
Mental Health Programming Director Bethesda, MD

Room # 104

Rania Awaad, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University 
 Tahirah Abdulllah, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston 
 Lara Jirmanus, MD, MPH, Family Physician, Cambridge Health Alliance & Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School 
 
Advancing Access Through Innovative Healthcare Technology Moderated By: Sana Syed, MD, MPH
Health Policy & Advocacy Director Boston, MA Room #306
Jose Aguilar, MBA, Chief Strategy Officer, HoyHealth 
 Peter Bergethon, MD, Vice President, Quantitative Medicine & Clinical Technologies, Biogen 
 Jawad Shah, MD, President, Insight Institute of Neurosurgery & Neuroscience 
 Negotiate While Saving The World Moderated By Sana Jivraj Room # 328Paul Levy, MA, Author, How to Negotiate Your First Job & Senior Advisor, Lax Sebenius LLC 
 12:00 – 1:30 PMNETWORKING LUNCH & ZUHR PRAYERS 
 PARALLEL SESSIONS 
 
1:30 – 2:45 PM
Advocating for Health Equity: Acquiring Skills to Make an Impact Moderated By: Room # 104Maria Gonzalez Albuixech, MS, Director of Strategy and Communication, Health Care For All 
 
Destigmatizing Mental Health Through Storytelling Moderated By:Nusheen Ameenuddin Room # 306
Nikki Weber Allen, MA, TED Speaker, Emmy Award Winning TV Producer, Filmmaker, Founder & President, i LIVE FOR… Foundation 
 Janae Sharp, BA, Founder, The Sharp Index 
 The Power of One: How Ordinary Actions Influence Extraordinary Change Moderated By: Room # 328Natasha Bowman, JD, SPHR, Founder, Performance ReNEW 
 2:45 – 3:00 PMBREAK 
 
3:00 PM
Women in Healthcare: Shattering Glass Ceilings Moderated By:Zaiba Malik, MD, Executive Secretary, American Muslim Health Professionals TMEC Building
Qaali Hussein, MD, FACS, Trauma/Acute Care Surgeon, HCA Physician Services Group 
 Zohray Talib, MD, FACP, Associate Dean for Medical Education & Global Health, California University of Science & Medicine 
 
3:45 PM
Fireside Chat: How Artificial Intelligence Can Address Health Disparities Moderated By: Shahid N. Shah, internationally recognized and influential healthcare IT thought leader. TMEC Building
Lama Al-Aswad, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Columbia University 
 Faisal Basar, BE, CEO/Co-Founder, Polyfins Technology Inc 
 Khan Siddiqui, MD, Founder, Chief Technology Officer & Chief Medical Officer, higi 
 4:45 PMCLOSING REMARKS 
 5:00 – 6:30 PMBREAK 
 6:30 – 9:00 PMAMHP’s 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY DINNER – MEDICAL EDUCATION CENTER ATRIUM – MEC, 2nd FLOOR 
 6:30 PMRegistration & Networking 
 7:00 PMWelcoming Remarks
Emcee: Mohammad Dar, MD (MoDar) Former Medical Director for ACOs
 
 7:10 PMDinner 
 7:30 PMMaghrib 
 7:45 PMAMHP: Improving the Health of All AmericansArshia Wajid, MPH, MBA, Founder & Board Director, American Muslim Health Professionals 
 8:00 PMAMHP Community Service AwardBill Slaughter, MD, MA, Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School 
 8:10 PMKeynote AddressThe Honorable Shereef Elnahal, MD, MBA, State of New Jersey 
 8:45 PMCLOSING REMARKS 
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