AAPI’s Global Health Summit to be held in Mumbai

the Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin AAPIIndia Post News Service
CHICAGO: The 12th annual Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) 2018 will be hosted by the Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) at the Trident Hotel in Mumbai from December 28 to 30. It aims at providing a unique platform for Indian physicians as well as physicians of Indian origin across the world to come together, sharing their knowledge and expertise in their respective medical fields with their fellow physicians and to learn from one another.

The theme chosen for the GHS 2018 is: H3C: Health Care, Commerce & Career.  Dr. Naresh Parikh, president of AAPI, observed, “This conference will focus on bringing the highest caliber of internationally acclaimed faculty and will develop a very robust agenda in collaboration with leading experts from India. The enhanced focus on conducting skills enhancement workshops, hands on experience with advanced techniques.”

“The CME sessions with academicians from India, US, UK and Canada will offer unique opportunities for local medical staff and healthcare professionals to advance learning and provide the best possible care for the people of Maharashtra and India. More than 500 physicians are expected to attend the AAPI GHS 2018,” he said

Pointing out that AAPI has been engaged in harnessing the power of Indian Diaspora to bring the most innovative, efficient, cost effective healthcare solutions to India, he said that for the first time, clinical practice workshops will be held at this summit.

More than 100 opinion leaders and expert speakers across the globe will present cutting edge scientific findings related to clinical practice by speakers drawn from major centers of excellence, institutions and professional associations.

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (CMEs) for 12 hours of credit, the Summit will also feature a CEO Forum, where CEOs from around the world from hospitals, teaching institutions and major healthcare sectors, including pharmaceutical, medical devices and technology, will join to explore potential opportunities for collaboration.

The scientific program and workshops of GHS are developed by leading experts with contributions by the Scientific Advisory Board and the International Scientific Committee. The workshops will be led by world famous physicians on topics relevant to the needs of the time.

The Summit will have an International Research competition and AAPI is committed to creating an Award of excellence which will enhance the already positive image.

“AAPI will work collaboratively with a leading academic medical college in Mumbai and will be conducting the 7th International Research Competition for medical, students, residents, fellows and junior doctors,” Dr. Ravi Jahagirdhar, Chair, GHS Organizing Committee said.

“This competition will have five categories for abstract submission: 1.Basic Sciences 2. Hospital Administration 3. Innovation 4. AYUSH and 5. Clinical Science and Patient based research. More than 400 national and international participants are anticipated to participate. This competition will be launched in June/July 2019 and this will encourage innovation and presents a unique opportunity for young physicians to network and interact with international faculty from leading medical universities in USA,” Dr. Jahagirdhar added.

AAPI in conjunction with several leading trauma specialists has developed the first set of guidelines for managing TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). These are now being reviewed by MOH GOI and parts of these guidelines are being included in the overall Trauma Management. As a part of this initiative AAPI will collaborate with Maharashtra Government to organize CPR and BLS training for approximately 500 police workers. This work can be initiated as early as May 2019. By launching this campaign there will be immediate and positive impact and help prevent fatalities due to road accidents.

Focus is on sharing best practices, developing efficient and cost effective solutions for India. The scientific program of GHS is developed by leading experts with the contributions of a stellar scientific advisory board and international scientific committee.

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