BOSTON — The Armenian American Medical Association (AAMA) celebrated its 50th anniversary on November 12, with a gala banquet at the Sheraton Boston attended by more than 200 guests. The room was festive and the event surpassed original fundraising goals.
Guests included members of the medical community from across the eastern United States, including from leaders of sister organizations in New York, Washington D.C., and New England broadly.
Many supporters of AAMA outside the medical community attended, as did notable guests, such as the president of Winchester Hospital, Dr. Rick Weiner, who was accompanied by his wife, Janice.
Congratulatory letters were received from medical organizations in Armenia and Artsakh, including the former Minister of Health of the Republic of Artsakh, Dr. Mikael Hayriyan.
Dr. Rosalynn Nazarian, president of the AAMA, acknowledged past presidents, and thanked the board of directors, fellow members and friends for their service and continuous support. Nazarian emphasized AAMA’s mission to promote excellence in the delivery of healthcare and medical education for Armenian communities from Boston and throughout New England to Armenia and Artsakh.
The first President of the AAMA, Dr. Paul Barsam, shared memories and remarked on how the organization has grown since it was first established.