AAMS Surpasses 500 CME Credits at the 9th Annual CME/CDE Spring Symposium

The Armenian American Medical Society (AAMS) held its 9th Annual CME/CDE Spring Symposium Saturday, May 21, at the Universal Sheraton Hotel. The day-long symposium featured a variety of updates on numerous medical and dental topics, including cardiology, pain management, employment law, and anxiety and depression. Garni Barkhoudarian, MD, FAANS, AAMS President, kicked off the event by welcoming 115 symposium participants. “This is the first in-person symposium the AAMS has held since 2019,” noted Dr. Barkhoudarian. “It’s good to be back. Nothing compares to being in a room together. There is a sense of camaraderie that you can’t replicate via a computer monitor.”

Vicken Sepilian, MD, FACOG, AAMS CME Committee Chair, executive committee member, and past president, recapped the program’s growth since its inception in 2002. “With this event, the AAMS has surpassed the 500 CME credit landmark,” according to Dr. Sepilian. “We’ve reached this milestone because of the committee members who have nurtured and cultivated this program over the past 20 years. This year’s planning Committee is no exception. I want to thank them for their diligence in crafting a thoughtful and relevant program for our members.”

2022 CME Planning Committee

Vicken Sepilian, MD, FACOG

CME Planning Committee, Chair

Arsinee Kalfayan, PharmD
CME Quality Improvement Chair

Armond Kotikian, DDS, MD, FACS
CDE Planning Committee, Chair

CME Planning Committee Members

Garni Barkhoudarian, MD, FAANS
Hasmik Keyribarian
Arthur Ohannessian, MD
Sherwin Hariri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI
Sarmen Sarkissian, MD
Talar Tejirian, MD, FACS
Astkhik Zakian, PharmD