Annual Meeting

BHAAAS 7th Annual Meeting, Washington DC

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7th BHAAAS Annual Conference

Washington DC, October 4-6, 2013


Please make hotel reservation at Churchill Hotel ( at the convenient group rate of $155/night on line or by calling 1-800 424-2464

Reserve your room at the charming Churchill hotel ASAP, and no later than September 25 for the contracted group rate!


Organizing Committee: Asim Haracic, Dina Pepic, Namik Haveric, Suad Kapetanovic, Eldina Nizamic and Dino Kujundzic


Final Program for the 7th BHAAAS Annual Meeting in Washington DC,

October 4-6, 2013


Friday evening, October 4, 2013

Arrival and socializing at the Churchill Hotel

8:00 PM
Board meeting at Churchill Hotel

Saturday, October 5

8:00 - 8:30 AM
Complementary breakfast at the hotel

Annaul Meeting Morning session:

08:30 - 08:45 AM: From outgoing president/New members (Andi Arnautovic)

08:45 - 09:00 AM: From new president (Gordan Srkalovic)

09:00 - 09:15 AM: Legal Commitee report (Dino Kujundzic)

09:15 - 09:30 AM: Financial report (Djenita Pasic)

09:30 - 09:45 AM: Wikipedia project (Amer Catovic)

09:45 - 10:00 AM: Young Professional Division (Lejla Hadzikadic Gusic and Nirvana Pistoljevic)

10:00 - 10:15 AM: Break

10:15 - 10:30 AM: Donations for Bihac (Gordan Srkalovic)

10:30 - 10:45 AM: EDUS update (Nirvana Pistoljevic)

10:45 - 11:00 AM: Private Medical School in Sarajevo (Eldin Karaikovic)

11:00 - 12:00 PM: Building Organizational Capacity (Patrick McCarthy) followed by open discussion moderated by Patrick McCarthy

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Guest Speaker: Raffi Gregorian, an American diplomat. Gregorian was the Principal Deputy High Representative in BiH from 2007-2010, Supervisor of Brcko District from 2006-2010, and NATO’s Co-Chairman of the 2005 BiH Defence Reform Commission, which resulted in the creation of the Armed Forces of BiH. He is currently the State Department’s director for Peace Operations, Sanctions, and Counterterrorism.

1:00 - 2:00PM
Lunch break at local restaurants at Dupont Circle

2:00 - 3:30 PM
Being Bosnian - Identities After the War: interactive panel discussion featuring Dr. Esad Boskailo, Dr. Amila Buturovic, and author Aleksandar Hemon, moderated by Patrick McCarthy from St. Louis University, St. Louis. Location: The Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2199 E Street, NW Washington D.C.

3:30 - 4:00 PM
Light refreshment

4:00 - 5:30 PM
Reading by Aleksandar Hemon, Introduction by Semezdin Mehmedinovic

5:30 - 6:00 PM
Concert by "Alma Nova " Almer Imamovic ( guitar ) & Jessica Pierce ( flute )

8:00 PM
Dinner at Churchill Hotel, Entertainment by Darko & Amir


Three Course Plated Dinner  : total 70 $ ( 10% D.C. Sale tax + 22% gratuity included ) to be payed by pay pal ( Donate Button ), chose between chicken or fish.

1. Spinach- Walnut-Cranberry Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

2. Chicken Supreme ( Grilled Chicken with Pearl Onions and Mushrooms in a Creamy White Wine Sauce Served with Rice Pilaf and Sauteed Vegetables

Or  Poached Atlantic Salmon ( Tender Salmon topped with a Tomato-Basil Sauce Served with Grilled Asparagus and Wild Rice

3. Chef's Choice Dessert

5. Freshly Brewed Starbucks Service And Gourmet Tazo Teas

Our yearly gathering is fast approaching, and I hope you have made all travel/accommodation arrangements Dinner for all participants and guests is scheduled on 10/5/13 at the Churchill hotel at 8:00 pm. The price for dinner and non alcoholic beverages is $70.00 per person. Please note that this price includes taxes and gratuity. More information about dinner  menu is available at our BHAAAS website, provided your choice of either chicken or fish.

To avoid unnecessary inconveniences, please make payments in advance no later than September 28th, using the PayPal option on our website. Please follow the instructions below:

To make payment:

go to:

click: "make donation now"

select campaign: "annual meeting"

select choice between "chicken" or "fish"

Comment: "annual meeting dinner".

Print you confirmation.

You will need your printed confirmation to enter the venue.

Sunday, October 6
Organized visit to the Washington ZOO, Smithsonian museums and/or other sites (to be determined based on interest). Children are welcomed!

Your web masters: Amir &Azra

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BHAAAS Membership

Founding Members

Andi Arnautović MD
Family Medicine
Chicago, IL

Kenan Arnautović, MD, PhD, FAANS, FACS
Memphis, TN

Almasa Bass, PharmD
Clinical Research and Drug Development
Chapel Hill, NC

Sead Beganović, MD, PhD
Indianapolis, IN

Lejla Hadzikadić, MD, MSc
General Surgery
Boston, MA

Mirsad Hadzikadić, PhD
Computing and Informatics
Charlotte, NC

Zlatko Haverić, MD
Joliet, IL

Aleksandar Hemon
Chicago, IL

Emir Hodzić, DVM, PhD
Davis, CA

Migdat Hodzić, PhD
Santa Clara, California

Eldin E. Karaiković, MD, PhD
Chicago, IL

Djenita Pašić, Esq., JD
Louisville, KY

Rešad Pašić, MD, PhD
Obstetric and Gynecology
Louisville, KY

Adnan Šarčević, MD, MSc
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
New York




Board of Directors

Gordan Srkalovic, MD, PhD
Lansing, MI

Esad Boskailo, MD
Vice President
Phoenix, AZ

Azra Terzich, EdD
Second Vice President
Louisville, KY

Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, MD, MSc
Rochester, MN

Andi Arnautovic, MD
Former President
Chicago, IL

Patrick McCarthy, MSc
Executive Board Member at Large
Saint Louis, MO

Igor Lemajic, MBA
Memphis, TN

Adnan Atic, MSc
Memphis, TN

Amila Buturovic, PhD
Toronto, Canada

Emir Festic, MD, FCCP
Jacksonville, FL

Sulejman Dizdarevic, JD
Chicago, IL

Dino Kujundzic, JD
Alexandria, WA

Mirzada Kurbasic, MD, FAAP
Louisville, KY

Namik Haveric, MD
Washington, DC

Nirvana Pistoljevic, PhD
New York, NY

Lejla Hadzikadic Gusic, MD, MS
Charlotte, NC

Indira Arnautovic, MD
Technical Director
Chicago, IL





Gordan Srkalovic, MD, PhD - President
Esad Boskailo, MD - Vice President
Azra Terzich, EdD - Second Vice President
Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, MD, MSc - Secretary
Patrick McCarthy, MSc - Executive Board Member at Large,
Igor Lemajic, MBA - Treasurer
Andi Arnautovic, MD - Former President
Indira Arnautovic, MD - Technical Director

Djenita Pasic
Dino Kujundzic
Sulejman Dizdarevic

Igor Lemajic
Amra Rouche
Zoran Lozo

Mirsad Hadzikadic
Eldin Karaikovic
Kenan Arnautovic
Sasa Hemon
Dzenita Pasic
Andi Arnautovic

Aida Hozic
Snjezana Buzov
Esad Boskailo

Dusica Babovic
Adnan Atic
Amir Milic

Dusica Babovic
Patrick McCarthy
Jasmin Nuhic

Adnan Karaikovic

Esad Boskailo (President)
Amila Buturovic (Member)
Patrick McCarthy (Member)

Djenita Pasic

Enes Kanlic

Emir Hodzic (Sciences and Sections Coordinator)
Eldin Karaikovic (Medicine)
Mirsad Hadzikadic (Technology)
Almer Imamovic (Arts)
Snjezana Buzov (Social Sciences)




Criteria for Membership/ Membership Fees

Sve kategorije clanstva moraju ispunjavati sljedece uslove:

  1. Bosanskohercegovacko porijeklo.
  2. Drzavljanstvo ili stalni boravak u USA ili Kanadi;
  3. Visoka strucna sprema/graduate degree, sa izuzetkom kandidata iz nenaucnih oblasti;
  4. Odanost nacelima BHAAAS;
  5. Odanost ideji visenacionalne, demokratske Bosne i Hercegovine;
  6. Postovanje najvisih etickih i moralnih standarda, ukljucujuci i nacela vezana za slobodnu razmjenu ideja i misljenja;

Kriteriji za prijem:

1. Redovni clan (Active member):

  • Doktorat ili ekvivalent, sa izuzetkom kadidata iz oblasti kulture, umjetnosti, novinarstva i drugih nenaucnih oblasti;
  • Istaknuto profesionalno prisustvo (objavljene knjige, clanci, naucni i strucni radovi, odrzani koncerti, izlozbe, patenti, kriticka priznanja etc) u vlastitoj oblasti;
  • Zapazena aktivnost u okviru bosanskohercegovacke zajednice;

2. Pridruzeni clan (Associate Member):

  • Magisterij ili ekvivalent, sa izuzetkom kandidata iz oblasti kulture, umjetnosti, novinarstva i drugih nenaucnih oblasti;
  • Istaknuta aktivnost, kao i duzina prisustva, u svojoj profesionalnoj oblasti;
  • Znacajna aktivnost u okviru bosanskohercegovacke zajednice;

3. Dopisni clan (Corresponding Member):

  • Phd/ekvivalent ili magisterij/ekvivalent, sa izuzetkom kadidata iz oblasti  kulture, umjetnosti, novinarstva i drugih nenaucnih oblasti;
  • Kandidati ne ispunjavaju uslov stalnog boravka u USA/Kanadi, ali ispunjavaju uslov bosanskohercegovackog porijekla;
  • Zapazen doprinos bosanskohercegovackoj zajednici, nauci i kulturi;

4. Medjunarodni clan (International Member):

  • Kandidat ispunjava uslove i kriterije za Redovno ili Pridruzeno, osim sto ne zivi u Sjevernoj Americi, niti je bosanskohercegovackog porijekla;
  • Kandidat se istice aktivnostima vezanim za dobrobit bosanskohercegovacke zajednice, kako u zemlji, tako i u inostranstvu;

5. Pocasni clan (Honorary Member):

  • Kandidati ne ispunjavaju uslove i kriterije za ostale kategorije clanstva, ali su se istakli dosadasnjim radom vezanim za dobrobit bosanskohercegovacke zajednice u Sjevernoj Americi;

6. Kandidat (Candidate Member):

  • Kandidati su u procesu viseg stepena obrazovanja u USA ili Kanadi, a kompletiranjem procesa ce ispuniti uslove I krtierije za redovno ili pridruzno clanstvo; (vremenski limit za kategoriju kandidata je minimum jedna (1) a maksimum sedam (7) godina);
  • Kandidat ima fakultetsku diplomu;



Active members
$150.00 annually

Associate members
$75.00 annually

Corresponding members
$75.00 annually

Candidate members
$25.00 annually

International members

Honorary members




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