Initiatives of AAPI lauded at Convention curtain raiser

Ambassador Arun Singh, India's Ambassador to the US, inaugurating the curtain raiser of AAPI's 34th annual convention at the Indian Consulate in New York
Ambassador Arun Singh, India’s Ambassador to the US, inaugurating the curtain raiser of AAPI’s 34th annual convention at the Indian Consulate in New York

NEW YORK: Indian Ambassador Arun Singh inaugurated the curtain raiser for the 34th annual convention of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) at the Ballroom of the Indian Consulate in New York on Friday, February 12.

In his opening remarks, Ambassador Singh praised the many contributions of AAPI members in the United States and back home in India. They have excelled in their fields of medicine, and thus have earned a name for themselves through hard work, commitment and dedication to their profession and the people they are committed to serve, he said.

India’s Consul General in New York, Ambassador Dnyaneshwar Mulay lauded the many initiatives of AAPI both in India and the United States. Physicians of Indian origin are well known around the world for their compassion, passion for patient care, medical skills, research and leadership. Not satisfied with their own professional growth and the service they provide to their patients around the world, they are in the forefront, sharing their knowledge and expertise with others, especially those physicians and leaders in the medical field from India, Ambassador Mulay pointed out.

Announcing that the AAPI’s 34th annual convention will be held at the Marriott Marquis, Time Square in New York from June 30 to July 4, Dr. Seema Jain, President of AAPI, said that “We are expecting a record attendance of more than 2,000 delegates including physicians, academicians, researchers and medical students at the convention.”.

The annual convention this year is being organized by AAPI’s New Jersey Chapter. Dr. Rita Ahuja, Chairwoman of the 2016 Annual Convention, said “We have been working hard to put together an attractive program for our annual get together, educational activity and family enjoyment. A pool of dedicated AAPI leaders are working hard to make the Convention a unique event for all the participants, she said.

Dr. Rita Ahuja, Chairwoman of  AAPI's 2016 Annual Convention, addressing the audience
Dr. Rita Ahuja, Chairwoman of AAPI’s 2016 Annual Convention, addressing the audience

“AAPI members represent a variety of important medical specialties. Sponsors will be able to take advantage of the many sponsorship packages at the 34th annual convention, creating high-powered exposure to the highly coveted demographic of AAPI’s membership,” Dr. Rita Ahuja said.

Anwar Feroz, Honorary Advisor of AAPI, emceed the event and gave an introduction to the many new initiatives planned to make the convention truly historic.

Among those who addressed the press conference included Dr. Rupak Parikh, AAPI YPS President, Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali, President of AAPI MSRF; Dr. Thomas Alapatt, Host City Chair for the Convention, Dr. Parminder Grewal, Dr. Hetal Gor, and Dr. Gaurav Gupta co-chairs for the convention.

Others who addressed the event and provided a glimpse of what’s in store at the Convention included Dr. Virendra Sethi, Dr Anand Sahu, Dr. Kishore Ahuja, Dr. Mathew, Dr. Ratan Mirchandani, Dr. Jayesh Kanuga, Dr. Chitra Kumar and Dr. Sanjay Jain who are also some of the prime advisors/coordinators of the Convention..

In addition to offering over 12 hours of cutting edge CMEs to the physicians, the event will have 12 hours of product theaters/promotional opportunities, six plenary sessions, a first ever multi-segment CEOs Forum, and a first ever women’s leadership forum. The convention will be addressed by senior world leaders, including US Senators, Presidential candidates, Nobel Laureates, Governors, Congressmen, and celebrities from the Hollywood and Bollywood world.

Dr. Seema Jain, President of AAPI, announcing AAPI's 34th convention to be held in New York
Dr. Seema Jain, President of AAPI, announcing AAPI’s 34th convention to be held in New York

In addition to the exhibition hall featuring large exhibit booth spaces in which the healthcare industry will have the opportunity to engage, inform and educate the physicians directly through one on one, hands on product demonstrations and discussions; there will be focused group and specialty Product Theater, Interactive Medical Device Trade Show and special exhibition area for new innovations by young physicians.

“Physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country and internationally will convene and participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, to develop health policy agendas and to encourage legislative priorities in the coming year. We look forward to seeing you in NewYork!” said Dr. Seema Jain.

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