LOS ANGELES—The Armenian American Medical Society (AAMS) will be hosting the 11th Armenian Medical World Congress (AMWC) Ball on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the Ray Dolby Theatre Ballroom (formerly the Kodak) in Hollywood, home of the Oscars. Proceeds from the Ball will benefit the AAMS’s Juvenile Diabetes Project and Pediatric Epilepsy Program in Armenia.
The World Congress Ball will celebrate the culmination of the amazing four day conference that will bring together renowned experts and healthcare professionals from all over the world. In keeping with the glamour of Hollywood, the Oscar themed Ball will feature an elegant dinner catered by world-famous celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck along with musical entertainment and dancing throughout the evening. The Ball will offer guests an opportunity to mix and mingle with friends and family in a spectacular setting while networking with Congress participants and presenters from across the world.
The AAMS has a strong history of creating and implementing innovative projects in Armenia. These include the AAMS Juvenile Diabetes Project which has been operating in Armenia since 1993. Life can be incredibly difficult and painful for children with juvenile diabetes and can result in heart breaking consequences including loss of consciousness, strokes, blindness, and poor circulation. Young lives are often cut short due to complications of the disease. Insulin and related supplies are acquired and shipped to Armenia every year through the support of the AAMS. Since 2011, the AAMS’s Juvenile Diabetes Project has been organizing a summer camp for children with diabetes in Armenia. The camp offers children instructions on the correct use of insulin and education on proper nutrition and lifestyle in order to optimize their health. In January of 2003, the AAMS established the Pediatric Epilepsy Program in Armenia, which was the first of its kind. Since then, thousands of children have been receiving comprehensive “state of the art” evaluation and treatment for their condition free of charge. The Pediatric Epilepsy Program has equipped the clinic with necessary medications and equipment to take care of all the children suffering from seizures in Armenia.
The AAMS holds one fundraiser each year and this year’s World Congress Ball will help support these programs in the years to come.
If you would like more information on the 11th AMWC Ball, please visit our website at www.aamsc.com/congress.