AAPI’s 39th Annual Convention
CHICAGO, IL: The deadly Coronavirus has claimed millions of lives around the world with the US leading the chart with over 600,000 deaths. The pandemic has placed the entire healthcare sector and in particular the Indian American medical fraternity at the frontlines of the fight against the pandemic. The 39th Annual AAPI Convention & Scientific Assembly to be held from July 2nd to July 5th, 2021 at the fabulous and 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 the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) announced here today.
Describing the theme and importance of the Convention as the world struggles to return to normalcy with the pandemic our lives for the past year and a half, Dr. Sreeni Gangasani, Chairman, Co-founder, eGlobalDoctors and 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.”
The annual convention this year is being organized by AAPI’s Atlanta Chapter, chaired by Dr. Sreeni Gangasani.
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, focusing on themes such as how to take care of self and find satisfaction and happiness in the challenging situations they are in while serving hundreds of patients every day of their dedicated and noble profession, said Dr. Raghu Lolabhattu, Convention Vice-Chair.
Popular Bollywood stars, Mallika Sherawat and Pooja Batra will be the star attractions at the Convention, entertaining the audience with their talents and skills. Ms. Sherawat will be part of the Women’s Forum, led by Drs. Anjana Samadhar, Uma jonnalagadda, and Udaya Shivangi, 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 Asociation, Dr. Renu Khator, President & Chancellor of the University of Houston; Adv. Sheela Murthy, Founder & President of Murthy Law Form; 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.
An exciting Bollywood Hungama Dhum Dhama Dhum 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 own Garba King, 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 a unique experience with Popular Chef Ashok Selvaraj, who will demonstrate and participants can cook with him, while he shares the “cocktail secrets and dareel Favers.”
A totally new feature at the Convention is the RealAssets Webinar on Crypto Currencies on June 26th, featuring blockchain & cryptocurrency experts, who will throw light on the paradigm shift taking place from regular finance to blockchain based cryptocurrencies, platforms & ecosystems. Sri Dananpani, a well-known Hindu Priest, Entrepreneur and a former Monk will enlighten the audience with his wisdom.
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, who will share their expertise in ways to establishing and leading successful businesses, healthcare practice, managing investment and creating an ideal lifestyle.
Representing the interests of the over 100,000 physicians of Indian origin, leaders of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), the largest ethnic organization of physicians, for 39 years, AAPI Convention has provided a venue for medical education programs and symposia with world renowned physicians on the cutting edge of medicine.
“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 Atlanta!” said Dr. Jonnalagadda.
For more details, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit: www.aapiconvention.org and www.aapiusa.org
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