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Due to the overwhelming interest during the AHC 2017 cruise, AHC is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Update on Healthcare in Armenia on AHC 2018 where all health care professionals can obtain 10.0 Category 1 ACCME, CDE & CPE credits for attending lectures by world renowned authorities in health care who have made major contributions to improving education and increasing standards of health care in Armenia. These distinguished scholars will discuss their groundbreaking work in Armenia.

It is a rare opportunity to gain new insights into these areas while enjoying the incomparable ambience and venue of AHC 2018!


Dr. John P. Bilezikian, Chair

Dr. Raffy Hovanessian, Honorary Chair

Maria Tavitian, Armenian Heritage Cruise Ambassador


John P. Bilezikian, MD, PhD (hon): Prof of Medicine and Pharm; Vice-Chair, International Education and Research, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY

Gregory Kazandjian, DDS, MS: Clinical Associate Professor Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, NYU

Romic Eskandarian, Pharm.D: Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Adventist Health – Glendale; Ass’t Professor, USC

Samuel S. Badalian, MD, PhD: Clinical Professor, Department of Ob/Gyn, Dep’t of Urology. SUNY Upstate Med Univ, Director, Gyn and Urogyn Ctr, Syracuse, NY

Lawrence V. Najarian, MD: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, NYU Langone Health, President, Armenian American Health Professionals Organization (AAHPO)


Our mission is to bring the latest update in healthcare and education in Armenia and to all Armenians throughout the world. We welcome your presence and participation. Please join us.

For more information, please contact
Dr. John P. Bilezikian
(212) 342-4637

Space is limited.

Course Fee: $299 for Physicians, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists

Registration and accommodation is through:

TravelGroup International
Local (561) 447-0750
Toll Free: (866) 447-0750 Ext 108 or 102


January 21, 2018

8:30am      Conference Registration

9:00am      Osteoporosis in Armenia, Second Decade, John P. Bilezikian, MD

10:00am    Periodontal Disease in Armenia, Gregory Kazandjian, DDS, MS

11:00am    Eye Care in Armenia, Lawrence V. Najarian, MD

12:00pm    Pharmaceutical Delivery in Armenia: Romic Eskandarian, Pharm D

12:45pm    Q&A

January 22, 2018

8:30am      Conference Registration

9:00am      Healthcare and Education in Armenian Women’s Reproductive Years, Samuel Badalian, MD, PhD

9:45am      Gum Disease and Their Influence on Total Body Health, Gregory Kazandjian, DDS, MS

10:45am    Integration of Diasporan Medical Care in Armenia, Larry Najarian, MD

11:30am-12:15PM Q&A and Round Table: Lawrence V. Najarian, Moderator

January 27, 2018

8:30am      Conference Registration

9:00am      Women’s Health in 2018:  A Global Perspective. Samuel Badalian, MD, PhD

10:00am    How much do medications cost in Armenia? Romic Eskanderian, Pharm D

11:00am    Dr. B’s Guide to Better Bones, John P. Bilezikian, MD, PhD

12:00-12:30pm Q&A and Round Table, John P. Bilezikian, Moderator

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