The Armenian Medical International Committee (AMIC) is the coordinating umbrella for Armenian medical associations worldwide. Our organization is made up of representatives from Armenian healthcare organizations throughout the Diaspora. Our purpose includes coordinating the healthcare assistance rendered by our member medical organizations, facilitating collaboration, and reducing the duplication of efforts. We also support Armenian Medical World Congress, held throughout the Diaspora, typically occurring every four years.
The idea of forming an international body to create links between Armenian healthcare professionals was proposed in 1973 during the first Armenian Medical World Congress in Beirut. No further action took place until 11 years later, at the closing of the 3rd Congress in Montreal. There, the idea was revisited, and a small committee was elected to study its feasibility.
Finally, in May 1990, representatives from France, the US, and Canada gathered in Montreal, Canada, to organize the Armenian Medical International Committee or Comité International Médical Arménien. AMIC/CIMA was incorporated in Quebec as a non-profit organization and established its main office in Montreal. In 2013, the office moved to California, where it remains today.
Recent projects include the response to Armenia’s pandemic needs, including facilitating training and procuring medical supplies. In addition, AMIC coordinated humanitarian and medical aid to Artsakh during the war and fundraising to purchase a Cryogen Center/Oxygen Generator for the country.
AMIC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.