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BHAAAS 7th Annual Meeting, Washington DC

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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