The 34th annual convention of the American Association of Physicians of IndianOrigin (AAPI) will be held atthe Marriott Marquis, Time Square in New York from June 30-July 4, 2016. AAPI’s mission is to provide a forum to facilitate and enable Indian American physicians to excel in patient care, teaching and research, and to pursue their aspirations in professional and community affairs. For 34 years, the AAPI Convention has provided a venue for medical education programs and symposia with world renowned physicians on the cutting edge of medicine.
“The2016 AAPI AnnualConvention & Scientific Assembly offers a rare platform to interact with leading physicians, health professionals, academicians, and scientists of Indian origin,” says Dr. Seema Jain, President of AAPI .“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!”
Theannual convention this year is being organized by AAPI’s New JerseyChapter. Elaborating on the efforts and preparations that have been devoted to put together this unique event, Dr. Rita Ahuja, Convention Chairwoman of 2016 Annual Convention, says. “We have been working hard to puttogether an attractive program for our annual get together, educational activity and family enjoyment. I and the Co-Chairs are fortunate to have a dedicated team of convention committee members from the Tri-State region helpingus. We are expecting a record turnout and hence I would encourage early registration to avoid later disappointment.”
Inaddition to the exhibition hall featuring large exhibit booth spaces in whichthe healthcare industry will have the opportunity to engage, inform and educatethe physicians directly through one on one, hands on product demonstrations anddiscussions, there will be focused group and specialty Product Theater, Interactive Medical Device Trade Show, and special exhibition area for newinnovations by young physicians.
“The preliminary program is in place, themajor attractions include 8 – 10 hours of cutting-edge CME with renowned speakers, CEOForum, Innovation Forum, Entrepreneur Forum, Women’s Forum, Men’s Forum, and ProductTheaters to highlight the newest advances in patient care and medicaltechnology. Alumni meetings for networking, also an AAPI-India StrategicEngagement Forum to showcase the AAPI initiativesin India like Trauma Brain Injury Guidelines, MoU on TB Eradication in Indiaand recognition of AAPI Awardwinners will make this Convention unique,” Dr. Sanjay Jain, ChiefCoordinating Officer of the Convention, elaborates.
Apool of dedicated AAPI leaders are working hard to make the Convention a uniqueevent for all the participants. Dr. Thomas Alapatt is the Host City Chair forthe Convention. Drs. Parminder Grewal, Hetal Gor, and Gaurav Gupta serve asco-chairs for the convention. The prime advisors of the Convention include, Drs.Virendra Sethi, Anand Sahu, Kishore Ahuja, Hemant Patel, Ratan Mirchandani, Jayesh Kanuga, and Chitra Kumar.
Expectingto have an attendance of more than 2,500 delegates including Physicians, Academicians, Researchers and Medical students to attend the convention, theannual convention offers extensive academic presentations, recognition ofachievements and achievers, and professional networking at the alumni andevening social events.
“AAPI membersrepresent a variety of important medical specialties. Sponsors will be able totake 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. Seema Jain, presidentof AAPI says.
TheAmerican Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) is the largestethnic medical organization in the United States. AAPI is anumbrella organization which has nearly 90 local chapters, specialtysocieties and alumni organizations. For over 34 years, Indian physicians havemade significant contributions to health care in this country, not onlypracticing in inner cities, rural areas and peripheral communities but also atthe top medical schools and other academic centers. Almost 10%-12% of medicalstudents entering US schools are of Indian origin. AAPI representsthe interests of over 60,000 physicians and 25,000medical students andresidents of Indian heritage in the United States. AAPI, the largest ethnicmedical organization in the nation, and serves as an umbrellaorganization.
“Manyof the physicians who will attend this convention have excelled in differentspecialties and subspecialties and occupy high positions as faculty members ofmedical schools, heads of departments, and executives of hospital staff.The AAPI Conventionoffers an opportunity to meet directly with these physicians who are leaders intheir fields and play an integral part in the decision-making process regardingnew products and services,” Dr. Jain adds.
Formore details, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit: www.aapiconvention.org and www.aapiusa.org
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