DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Health experts and officials from the U.S., Middle East and beyond are gathering to discuss a range of topics including chronic diseases and debilitating conditions among Arabs worldwide.
The two-day 6th International Conference on Health Issues in Arab Communities kicks off Tuesday at the Dearborn Inn in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Alaa Alwan, regional director for the World Health Organization's Eastern Mediterranean region.
One highlight of the event is a study by researchers from American University in Beirut on public health effects among Arabs worldwide from the uprisings and protests associated with the so-called Arab Spring.
The conference is organized by Dearborn-based ACCESS, formerly known as the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services.