June, 2016: Dr. Samaan was an invited speaker at the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology Academic Rounds, First Department Of Pediatrics, University of Athens, Greece. The title of the presentation was: Obesity in survivors of childhood brain tumours: what we know, what we need to know.
October, 2015: Dr. Samaan was an invited speaker at the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology Rounds, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
He delivered a presentation entitled: Immune-metabolic crosstalk in obesity and diabetes: A translational view.
October, 2015: Dr. Samaan was an invited speaker at the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology Journal Club, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
He delivered a presentation of a recently published paper by the research group, highlighting the set up of a specialized interdisciplinary program for children and youth with type 2 diabetes at McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario.
October 2015: Dr. Samaan and Dr. Adam Fleming (Pediatric Neuro-oncology, McMaster Children’s Hospital) and colleagues had a poster chosen for e-poster presentation at the International Society for Pediatric Oncology meeting, Cape Town, South Africa. The poster entitled 'The Effectiveness of Lifestyle Intervention, Pharmacotherapy, or Bariatric Surgery on Lowering BMI z-score in Obese Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors: A Systematic Review
September 2015: Dr. Samaan was invited to make a presentation at the McMaster Department of Family Medicine Rounds. His presentation entitled: 'Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents' covered the epidemiology, mec Hamitic and management aspects of type 2 diabetes.
May 2, 2015: Dr. Samaan led a workshop entitled: ‘Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents: A Translational View’ at the Canadian Obesity Summit in Toronto. This is a collaborative effort between physicians and scientists to address the rising rates of childhood type 2 diabetes.
March 4, 2015: Dr. Samaan hosted the event entitled: ‘Childhood Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Workshop: translating knowledge into action’. This event featured talks from experts in quality of life and mental health.
Ocotber 2013: Dr. Samaan delivered a presentation at the McMaster Demystifying Medicine seminar series in collaboration with Dr. Jonathan Schertzer, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences Program and Pediatrics.
The title of the presentation: The obesity-immunity-diabetes connection: A translational view.