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Welcome to the Australian Lebanese Medical Association (ALMA).

ALMA is comprised of Australian health professionals of a Lebanese background.

ALMA is a not for profit association whose major objectives include:

(1) To provide a forum for professional and social exchange amongst its members

(2) To promote and pursue charitable, educational and social projects within the Australian community;

(3) To promote and conduct continuing medical education in professional skills and knowledge of its members; the furtherance of medical science within the membership of the Association, for the benefit of the Australian community;

(4) To promote and conduct community educational forums and support for the Australian and Lebanese community;

(5) To promote and foster linkages amongst other medical associations in Australia and Internationally;

(6) To provide responses in relation to medical and health issues affecting the Lebanese community in Australia and thereby advise on any health policy issue;

(7) To promote the exchange of health professionals between the Australian community and Lebanon;

(8) To provide reasonable guidance and support to any Lebanese Medical professional and to the Australian and Lebanese communities as a whole in Australia;

Establishment of ALMA

ALMA was established in March 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

Executive Committee comprise:

President: Dr Sue Hosn (Dentist)

Vice President: Dr Nezor Houli (Hepatobiliary & Transplant Surgeon)

Treasurer: Dr Maroun Francis (Chinese Medicine Practioner)

Secretary: Dr Malak Sukkar (Chief Strategy, Business + Development Officer at Northern Health)

Committee Members:

Miss Mariam Hachem (Researcher)

Dr Jade El-Mohammed

Dr John El Khoury

Dr Michael Merhi (General Practitioner)

Dr Fadwa Hassan (Diabetes Nurse Educator)

Dr Walid Ahmar (Catdiologist & President of National ALMA)