COVID-19: Webinars

Past Webinars

COVID-19 Vaccine is Halal - IMANA Statement

Dr. Nabile Safdar
Thursday January 7th, 2021
To put things in proper perspective about the pandemic and vaccines, IMANA joined hands with public health and infectious diseases experts to address the critical concerns, questions and provide factual, reassuring information to educate and empower communities. The primary concern to many is the Halal status of the coronavirus vaccines. The IMANA Board issued a statement and video to address this concern. Visit for more information.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Dr. Uzma Syed, Dr. Jihan Abdul-Haqq, and Dr. Nada Fadul
Tuesday December 22nd, 2020
To put the viral rumors about the pandemic and vaccine to rest, IMANA joined hands with Public Health and Infectious disease experts to host this informative webinar on updates about the COVID-19 vaccine; the roll-out plan, expected side effects, a brief on the research studies, and data behind the vaccine as well as an insight into this vaccine for kids. All information contained within this webinar is current as of Dec. 22, 2020. Our esteemed panelists are: – Dr. Uzma Syed, Infectious Disease Specialist, and Chair COVID Task Force – Dr. Noor Jihan Abdul Haqq, Pediatrician – Dr. Nada Fadul, Infectious Disease Specialist Hosted by Health Professionals Committee of the National Muslim Taskforce on Covid-19. Platform by IMANA.

COVID-19's Impact on Organ Donation and Transplantation

Daniel Brannan, M.D., FACP
Thursday December 3rd, 2020
Daniel C. Brennan MD, FACP. [Presentation on COVID19 Management of Solid Organ Transplantation]. Johns Hopkins University.
With the coronavirus spreading at alarming levels, IMANA recognized the pressing need to provide factual and reassuring information to help communities understand the disease, its incidence, and its public health impacts. We are proud to present Dr. Daniel C. Brennan, Director of Johns Hopkins Transplant Comprehensive Center and Professor of Medicine, to discuss how the pandemic has impacted organ donation and transplantation, in addition to showing evidence-based research for clinicians, potential donors, and transplant candidates. Dr. Brennan is a world-renowned scientific leader, published in the New England Journal of Medicine and conducting several NIH funded clinical trials.

Effect of COVID-19 on Hematologic Malignancies

Dr. Seema A. Bhat and Dr. Maria Chaudhry
Thursday November 12th, 2020
Patients with hematological malignancies face unique infection risks and the COVID-19 pandemic has understandably shaken this community. Knowledgeable and experienced subject matter experts have joined with the IMANA Education Committee to present an informative webinar outlining the outcomes of patients with hematological malignancies. We are proud to have Dr. Maria Chaudhry present on multiple myeloma, Dr. Seema A. Bhat present on the effect of COVID-19 on Hematological malignancies.

IMANA Webinar: COVID-19 Monthly Update

Dr. Uzma Syed, Dr. Asma Moheet, and Dr. Marium Husain
Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
Subject-matter experts at IMANA joined for this informative webinar on recent updates about COVID-19, what President Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis means at a time when the pandemic is raging and what precautionary measures one should undertake as the weather gets colder. All information contained within this webinar is current as of Oct. 14, 2020.

– Dr. Uzma Syed Infectious disease specialist
– Dr. Asma Moheet, Neurointensivist
– Dr. Marium Husain Hematology/Oncology Fellow

IMANA Webinar: Holistic Approach to COVID-19

Dr. Madiha Saeed
Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
We are dealing with a crisis, as cases of this virus continue to rise, we are noticing it is affecting people differently. Some may lose their lives, as others didn’t even know they had it. Studies have proven that 86.2% of the deaths involved at least one comorbid condition, specifically those with diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and obesity-lifestyle-based diseases.

Join Dr. Madiha Saeed, MD as we dive into how you can lower chronic inflammation and evidence-based lifestyle tips to optimize your immune system and your overall health.

IMANA Webinar: Updates on covid-19 vaccine trials

Dr. Uzma Syed, Dr. Noor Jihan Abdul-Haqq, and Dr. Farhad Aziz
Wednesday August 5th, 2020
Knowledgeable and experienced subject matter experts have joined with IMANA to present an informative webinar on updates about COVID-19, the impact of rising cases, vaccine trials and developments, and most importantly understanding YOUR collective responsibility in preventing infections.

We are proud to have Dr. Uzma Syed, Dr. Noor Jihan Abdul Haqq, and Dr. Farhad Aziz on board to share insightful knowledge from the frontlines of this pandemic so we can all stay safe together!

IMANA Webinar - Covid-19 Misinformation

Dr. Uzma Syed, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Dr. Syra Madad, and Dr. Nada Fadul
Friday May 28th, 2020
We’re excited to bring a star studded panel of experts that can cut through all the misinformation and bring you exactly what you need to know to be able to make informed decisions about how to lead your life, how to go about your work, how to protect your loved ones, whether it’s safe to go to the masjid (mosque), how to deal with school, summer vacations and whole host of questions that you’ve submitted to us.

IMANA Webinar: Updates on COVID 19

Dr. Uzma Syed and Dr. Nabile Safdar
Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Get the most recent updates on COVID-19 from Dr. Uzma Syed and Dr. Nabile Safdar, IMANA’s subject matter experts shared the latest education and advice for managing through the global pandemic and their unique perspectives as frontline healthcare workers.
Dr. Uzma Syed is an Infectious Disease Specialist and is on the COVID-19 Task Force – WHO Infection Prevention & Control for Health Systems. Dr. Nabile Safdar, Radiologist and is the President of IMANA.

Learn about the Coronavirus with Dr. Uzma Syed

Dr. Uzma Syed
Thursday March 12th, 2020
Dr. Uzma Syed is a NY based board-certified Infectious Disease specialist with an Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee position as well as Infection Prevention committee who is well-published in pneumonia-related research. She teaches students in high school, college and medical school as well as medical residents about her specialty. She has been selected to serve on the Inclusion, Diversity, Access & Equity Task Force by the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Syed has established and leads the COVID-19 Task force in several LI hospitals.

IMANA gives 50000 KN95 masks nationwide: COVID-19

Recognizing the short supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for our frontline health workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic and the unpreparedness in our nation-wide health system, the Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) along with partner organizations – Islamic Relief USA, Penny Appeal USA, and Dar El Salam are proud to unite and distribute 50,000 KN95 masks to 24 hospitals in five states that are experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases.

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