AACIO honors key members at Spring 2013 meet

Dr. Romesh Japra receiving award from Dr. Navin C. Nanda as Dr. Kul Aggarwal looks on
Dr. Romesh Japra receiving award from Dr. Navin C. Nanda as Dr. Kul Aggarwal looks on

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin (AACIO) is an organization of leading cardiologist from Indian origin. It is at the forefront of fostering and providing a collaborative platform for those who have interest in cardiovascular diseases. This promotes close relationship amongst members for mutual benefit and advancement. AACIO also promotes close liaison and relationships between cardiovascular societies in US and in India.
It held its Spring 2013 meet on Horn Blower dinner cruise in San Francisco on March 10. It was organized by Drs. Romesh Japra, Akhil Wadhera and Hemant Dhingra.
Dr Kul Aggarwal, President AACIO said there are over 4000 cardiologist of Indian origin in US and AACIO is the largest such organization. AACIO holds such meetings twice a year. This meeting venue was unique and was decided with help from Dr Romesh Japra. Participants enjoyed the meet as well as the ambience.
Dr Nanda, founding President of AACIO also appreciated Dr Japra for his suggestion and coordination in conducting the event. This year was a large turnout for the event and over 300 doctors participated.
At the seminar, the topic in focus was “VASCEPA¬© A New Therapy for the Treatment of Severe Hypertriglyceridemia” by Dr. Harold Bays.
During the event, AACIO Honor awards and Young Investigator awards were given to distinguished doctors. Special honor was given to Dr. Romesh K. Japra, M.D., F.A.C.C. Dr. Japra is President of Pacific Cardiology Associates and Publisher and CEO of India Post Newsweekly, India Post T.V. and ValueIndia.com.
He is also president of the Federation of Indo-Americans of Northern California and Chairman Hindu Temple and Cultural Center, Fremont, CA. He is recipient of numerous awards including Best Immigrant Award and a Presidential Meritorious Award by a Commission appointed by President George Bush.
Dinner cruise took the guests out and around Scenic San Francisco bay area for four hours and featured delicious Indian cuisine by New Delhi Restaurant.

Ritu Maheshwari
India Post News Service

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