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AAPI s Global Healthcare Summit 2015 to be held in Mumbai


The groundbreaking Summit from January 2-4, 2015 will discuss ways to bring the most innovative, efficient and cost effective healthcare solutions for India

Chicago, IL (8th Sept, 2014): The 9th annual Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) 2015, organized by the Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) in collaboration with the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, will be held at the prestigious Trident Oberoi Hotel, Nariman Point, Mumbai, India from January 2nd to 4th, 2015.

“Harnessing the power of Indian doctors worldwide, the AAPI Global Healthcare Summit platform has evolved with the support of prominent global and Indian medical associations; including IMA, MCI, ASI, IPS, APA, API, ICON, JCI, AHA, Johns Hopkins and GAPIO,” says Dr. Ravi Jahagirdar, president of AAPI. In addition, several international healthcare industry partners are looking for opportunities to participate in this event for greater collaboration on Research & Development and philanthropic engagements, he adds.

According to him, “Senior leaders from leading healthcare organizations such as pharmaceuticals, device and medical equipment manufacturers and major medical teaching instituitons, hospitals and from the Ministries – Health, External/Overseas Affairs and regulatory bodies are collaborating with AAPI with the ultimate goal to provide access to high quality and affordable healthcare to all people of India.”

While elaborating on the themes and areas that are going to be covered during the Summit, Dr. Seema Jain, President-Elect of AAPI, says, “In our efforts to realize the core mission of AAPI, which is to share the best from leading experts from around the world, to collaborate on clinical challenges, research and development, philanthropy, policy and standards formulation, the Summit in Mumbai will have clinical tracks that are of vital to healthcare in India.”

Chronic diseases, notably diabetes, cardiovascular, hypertension, COPD, oncology, maternal and infant mortality, and emerging ones - trauma and head injury, transplant and minimally invasive robotic surgeries are only some of those that are going to be covered during this Summit. An exclusive Healthcare CEO forum brings the healthcare industry perspective, with senior Government officials, both Union and State providing the legislative wisdom. Hands-on workshops provide supervised skill transfer. 

Bringing to the focus of the delegates and the various institutions that support this event, the Summit will also highlight the meaningful gains so far, and spearhead further initiatives through education, training, panel discussions and the results of such will be presented at the Mumbai event, disseminating the information to health providers up to District and Taluka levels across India utilizing innovative technology by streaming live webcast of the proceedings directly from the GHS venue.

While elaborating the objectives of the Summit, Dr. Ajay Lodha, Vice President of AAPI, said, “This innovative Summit is aimed at advancing the accessibility, affordability and the quality of world-class healthcare to the people of India. Among other areas, the Summit will focus on prevention, diagnosis, treatment options and share ways to truly improve healthcare transcending global boundaries.”

This international health care summit is a progressive transformation from the first Indo-US Healthcare Summit launched by AAPI USA in 2007. Since then, AAPI has organized eight Indo - US/Global Healthcare Summits and developed strategic alliances with various organizations. It is these learning and relationships that have now enabled AAPI and participating organizations to plan ahead and prepare for an outstanding event that is expected to have over 300 very prominent and talented physicians and surgeons of Indian oriing from around the world and are very passionate about serving their homeland, Mother India. 

Healthcare in India is one of the largest sectors, in terms of revenue and employment.  India is making significant improvements in the healthcare infrastructure and is building modern medical facilities throughout India. Indian doctors have made tremendous progress in the 21st century and India is now being touted as a medical tourism hub.

At the same time, hundreds of millions suffer and die as a result of lack of access to healthy living conditions or effective health care provisions in many parts of the world, particularly in India. “The coming together of so many of us gives hope these individuals and families that they no longer need to despair.,” Dr. Jahadirdar says. “Being organized at this critical phase, GHS 2015 is aimed at exploring possibilities for greater collaboration and cooperation between the physicians and health care providers in India with those of Indian origin and major health-care providers abroad,” he explains
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