AAPI’s 39th Annual Convention in Atlanta to be a Tribute to Covid Warriors


India Post News Service

CHICAGO: The 39th Annual AAPI Convention & Scientific Assembly to be held from July 2nd to July 5th, 2021 at the world famous Omni Atlanta at CNN Center and Georgia World Congress Center will be a tribute to those who have lost their lives and to the frontline medical professionals who are at the forefront, combating the pandemic around the globe,” said Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda, President of American association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)

The annual convention this year is being organized by AAPI’s Atlanta Chapter, chaired by Dr. SreeniGangasani.

Describing the theme, Dr. SreeniGangasani,Chair, AAPI Convention 2021 said, “We invite physicians of Indian origin to join the AAPI community as we celebrate the victory of science over calamity while paying tribute to all the fallen healthcare workers including some from AAPI family. We also want to show the world that we can start socializing with precautions once you are vaccinated.” 

 Planned to have a limited number of participants due to the ongoing Coivd pandemic and taking into account the safety of those attending, including Physicians, Academicians, Researchers and Medical students, the annual convention offers extensive academic presentations, recognition of achievements and achievers, and professional networking at the alumni and evening social events.

 The delegates at the convention will have Eight Hours of CMEs, coordinated by AAPI CME Chair, Dr. Krishan Kumar, Dr. Vemuri Murthy, Advisor & CME Program Director, and Dr. Sudha Tata, Convention CME Chair.Popular Bollywood stars, Mallika Sherawat and Pooja Batra will be the star attractions at the Convention, Ms. Sherawat will be part of the Women’s Forum, and will feature Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta, Dr. Swati Kulkarni, India’s Consular General in Atlanta, Dr. Susan Bailey, President of American Medical Association, Dr. RenuKhator, President & Chancellor of University of Houston; Adv. Sheela Murthy,  Prof. Amita Sehgal, Professor of Neuroscience at UPENN, Dr. Nahid Bhadella, Director of Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy &Research; and, Dr. Mona Khanna, Emmy Award Winning Journalist.

ABollywood Hungama DhumDhamaDhum will feature popular stars Kosha Pandya, Rex D’Souza and Shilpi Paul. Talented artists Vidya Vox and Ravi Drums will lead the cultural programs. Traditional Dandiya Raas will be led by AAPI’s , Dr. Dhiren Buch with live music by Aradhana Music Group of Los Angeles. World renowned fashion designer Ghazala Khan-choreographed Fashion Show by beautiful and talented local artists will be a treat to the hearts and souls of all the participants.

With the purpose of engaging and providing a meaningful experience to Non-Physician spouses, AAPI is hosting “Learn with Shiva and Team” from the Shiv Institute of Dance where they Bring “dance to Life” on How To Do HIP HOP AND SALSA BOLLYWOOD STYLE.” They will also have experience with Chef Ashok Selvaraj, who shares the “cocktail secrets and dareelFavers.”

Sri Dananpani, a Hindu Priest and a former Monk will share his experience with all. 

The popular and much loved Mehfil E Khaas will give the AAPI members and families a platform to showcase their talents impromptu, in music, dance, jokes and Shero Shayari in an informal setting.

“The Future of Healthcare” will be discussed at the popular CEO Forum with expert participants from Healthcare, Technological, and Finance industries and moderated by Dr. N. Neealagaru,  will share their expertise in ways to establishing and leading successful businesses, healthcare practice, managing investment and creating an ideal lifestyle.

AAPI, the largest ethnic organization of physicians, for 39 years,the Conventionwould  platform  for medical education programs and symposia with world renowned physicians on the cutting edge of medicine.