Members of the 37th annual AAPI convention host team

Atlanta, Georgia: June 30, 2019 – Over 2,000 delegates from across the nation are expected to attend the 37th annual convention organized by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) from July 3rd to July 7th, 2019 at the Omni Atlanta at CNN – Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Naresh Parikh, President of AAPI, says, “The 37th Annual AAPI Convention and Scientific Assembly will offer an intimate setting that will facilitate our ability to convey cutting-edge research and continuing medical education (CME), promote personal, professional and business relationships, and display ethnic items. The convention is expected to be filled with research, products, a women’s forum, entertainment from Bollywood and local talent, and more.”

“Physicians of Indian origin excel in their respective areas of work and continue to play key roles in patient care, administration, academics and medical research. In order to cater to its diversity of medical specialties, and AAPI continues to use a multi-disciplinary conference format,” he added.

Sadhguru, recognized in India and abroad for his pioneering efforts to nurture global harmony, will lead an Isha Foundation Spiritual Forum during the Convention. Some of the major themes as part of the CME sessions include: Pursuit of Happiness In MedicineBurnout Prevention and Wellness in PhysiciansEasy Life of a Hospitalist: An Illusion; and Meditation and Mindfulness.

Shankar Mahadevan, the popular award-winning Bollywood playback singer is expected to take the delegates by storm during this event. He and his troupe will perform live at the much-anticipated AAPI’s annual convention enthralling some 2,000 delegates expected from across the nation.

Golf With Cricket Star Kapil Dev is another major attraction. He is a popular cricket star who won for India the World Cup and will be the keynote speaker at the convention. In addition, he will play Gold with AAPI members and will sign his coffee table book on Sikhism, We the Sikhs.

Preity Zinta, the Bollywood actress, will be the keynote speaker at the Women’s Forum, which has become a popular agenda item at every convention.

For the first time a youth public speaking competition and AAPI Has Got Talent show will enable AAPI members to showcase their talents to attendees.

Continuing Medical Education and non-CME seminars by experts in their fields will provide comprehensive and current reviews and guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of various disease states to reduce morbidity and mortality and achieve cost effective quality care outcomes.

At the end of this activity, it is expected that attendees will gain an understanding of the causation, diagnosis, and the best clinical practices for the management of the diverse group of diseases discussed during this program.

Dr. Hemant Yagnick, academic chairman for the convention, points out medical specialty representation will include anesthesiology and pain management, cardiology, endocrinology family medicine, gastroenterology, nephrology, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, pathology, pediatrics, psychiatry, rheumatology, and other fields.

The annual convention this year is being organized by AAPI’s Atlanta chapter headed by Dr. Sreeni Gangasani, who said “The convention team is working incredibly hard to provide a delightful four days of events packed with educational CME credits, exhibits, leadership seminars, networking opportunities, world-class entertainment and more.”

He added: “This meeting offers a rich educational program featuring the latest scientific research and advances in clinical practice. In addition, physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country will convene to develop health policy agendas and encourage legislative priorities for the upcoming year.”

Responding to a growing need, a message – Physician, Heal Thyself – is being highlighted in this annual gathering of doctors, amidst growing signs of burn out among them. The organization is 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 everyday in their noble profession.

Some of the major themes as part of the CME sessions include: Pursuit of Happiness In Medicine; Burnout Prevention and Wellness in PhysiciansEasy Life of a Hospitalist: An Illusion; and Meditation and Mindfulness.

Other themes at the CME sessions include: Combining Ancient Sciences and Modern Medicine in the Prevention of Cardiovascular DiseasesMysteries of Type 2 Diabetes in South Asians – the Unresolved Questions; and Cardio-oncology: Clinical Practice and Echocardiography.

“Many of the physicians who will attend this convention have excelled in different specialties and subspecialties and occupy high positions as faculty members of medical schools, as heads of departments, and as executives of hospital staff. The AAPI Convention offers an opportunity to meet directly with these physicians who are leaders in their fields and play an integral part in the decision-making process regarding new products and services,” Dr. Suresh Reddy, president-elect of AAPI, added.

Dr. Raghu Lolabhattu, convention co-chairman and alumni chairman, said: “AAPI Convention is just around the corner, almost less than a month. On behalf of our president Dr. Naresh Parikh, convention chairman Dr. Sreeni Gangasani and our hard working convention team, I would like to invite each and everyone to the great gala. Our team is working relentlessly with great enthusiasm to make this event a successful one. I assure you that you will have great time and go home with wonderful memories.

The convention will also be addressed by senior world leaders, Nobel Prize laureates, members of the US Congress, presidential candidates, and governors.

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