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Early Bird Tickets Deadline TOMORROW


Fundamental to the work of American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) has been empowering the next generation of thinkers, leaders, and practitioners. To this end, we are thrilled to host our Annual Networking Luncheon for health professionals and students during the 51st Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Convention over Labor Day weekend in Detroit, MI. 
The event will be held Sunday August 31st, 2014 12:00PM – 3:00PM EDT and will feature guest speakers Lisa M. CarrMSWAssociate Director of the Partnership Center at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Dr. Rami Nashashibi, PhDExecutive Director, Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN).

Tickets now available HERE. TOMORROW is the last day to purchase your early bird tickets. 

Help us get the word out! Contact Sarah Dar ( to volunteer with publicity for the event.




At this year's Networking Luncheon, AMHP will be presenting a Community Leadership Award to Mobin Tawakkaul in recognition of his service to AMHP, Global Deaf Foundation, and many other contributions to his local and national communities. 

Mobin Tawakkul lost his hearing at the age of five. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan in chemical and pharmaceutical engineering and worked for the FDA as a chemical engineer. He has served on several non-profits (Global Deaf Muslim and AMHP) and has written extensively about work and disability. 

Mobin's life changed unexpectedly in 2011 when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in a spinal fracture that left him immobile from the shoulder down. Mobin currently resides at a spinal cord facility in Romulus, MI and continues to lead a fulfilling life.



Detroit, MI (Fri Aug. 29 - Sun Aug. 31st)


Obamacare: What Does the Affordable Care Act Mean for You?
(Saturday August 30th, 2014 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Room 320)

The ACA is the most important health reform legislation since the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s. Grassroots organizing by faith leaders, in conjunction with government agencies, was key to successfully enrolling thousands of previously uninsured Americans in health care. Panelists will address what Muslim communities should understand about health insurance under the new law: why it matters, what’s required, and what options are now available for both those needing insurance and those already insured. They will also share resources, strategies, and best practices for outreach to Muslim Americans.

Panelists: Lisa Carr, Madiha Tariq, Sarah Dar, Ashley Allison          Moderator: Umbereen Nehal

Unstuck, Alhamdulillah
(Saturday August 30th | 4:45 PM – 6:15 PM | Session 8J | 412AB)

We all have times in our lives when we feel off course and sometimes we can get stuck in those moments. This session will look at how community can help us get back on course by promoting spiritual and mental well-being for individuals and families. We will explore what the real issues are, what resources are available from Muslim organizations and how we can work together to promote the spiritual and mental well-being of our Muslim community.

Panelists: Salma Abugideiri, Maryum Khwaja, Nadim Ali                Moderator: Halim Naeem

Creating Enabling Mosques: Welcoming Muslims of All Abilities in the House of Allah
(Sunday August 31st, 2014 | 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM | Session 12F | 310B)

Many Muslims with disabilities report feeling isolated and unsupported in American Muslim community settings. How can we transform our mosques into spaces where Muslims with disabilities and their families feel welcomed and have ample opportunities for worship, friendship, and leadership? Panelists will share best practices from their work and announce the launch of, a new online resource and virtual support network for Muslims with disabilities, their loved ones, and their communities at large.

Panelists: Dilshad Ali, Nashiru Abdulai, Zaynab Ansari, Omar Suleiman                        Moderator: Maggie Siddiqi

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