Chicago, IL: “As the President for AAPI USA, I am very pleased to inform you that AAPI USA will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Global Health Summit from January 1 – 3, 2016 at the prestigious ITC Maurya Hotel, New Delhi,” Dr. Seema Jain, President of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) said here today. “GHS 2016 will focus on Women’s Health and Key areas of non-communicable diseases that are extremely important for India. In addition, a ground breaking launch of the first Trauma and Brain Injury Guidelines for India is planned for Jan 2, 2016 and the Hon’able Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi along with the Hon’ableUnion Health Minister, Shri J.P.Nadda will be invited to launch these guidelines.”
The 10th anniversary Summit, promises to be one with the greatest impact and significant contributions towards harnessing the power of international Indian diaspora to bring the most innovative, efficient, cost effective healthcare solutions to India, Dr. Jain added. With the changing trends and statistics in healthcare, both in India and US, AAPI is refocusing our mission and vision of GHS 2016, AAPI would like to collaborate with local partners in India towards making a positive meaningful impact on the healthcare in India. The mission of AAPI is to share best practice and experiences from leading experts in the world and develop actionable plans for launching demonstration projects that enable access to affordable and quality healthcare for all people.
According to Dr. Jain, in order to accomplish this mission, AAPI is backed by leading healthcare experts and professional associations, including Ministries of Indian Affairs and Health and Family Welfare, both from a Central and State level. “The announcement for this conference has also already attracted several India based professional associations including IMA,MCI,ASI,IPS,APA,API,ICON , to name a few. In addition, several international healthcare industry partners are looking for opportunities to participate in these events for greater collaboration on Research & Development and philanthropic engagements,” she said.
AAPI has organized nine Indo – US/Global Healthcare Submits and developed strategic alliances with various organizations. It is these learnings and relationships that have now enabled us to plan ahead and prepare for an outstanding event that has already received confirmation and endorsement from over 300 very prominent and talented physicians and surgeons that are very passionate, about serving their homeland, Mother India. The final attendance is anticipated to exceed over 800-1000 delegates.
AAPI’s Chief Patron the Minster of External Affairs of India, Smt. Sushma Swaraj has confirmed to be the Chief Guest for AAPI’s FIRST Women’s Leadership Forum scheduled for January 2, 2016 from 1.30PM, Dr. Jain said. Several prominent women leaders will be invited to the forum to discuss the future of women leaders in India, share personal examples of their challenges, struggles and successes. More details are being developed.
Among the many partners who will be joining and working together during and after the GHS 2016 alongside of AAPI are the leadership of Indian Medical Association, the Delhi Medical Association, Medical Council of India, National Board of Examinations, Apollo Group of Hospitals, MAX Hospitals, Antara Senior Living, Abbott Health Systems, Glaxo Smith Kline, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance.
“The love for our motherland, which has made us come back to make a positive difference in the healthcare delivery system in India,” Dr. Ajay Lodha, President-Elect of AAPI, said. “GHS has come to be recognized for the many initiatives it has given birth to and the numerous joint recommendations of the standard of care for major diseases affecting the people of India.”
“The scientific program developed by leading experts with the contributions of a Scientific Advisory Board and International Scientific Committee, had for the very first time, live streaming of sessions, which were viewed live by physicians from around the world,” Dr. Gautam Sammader, Vice President of AAPI, said. The Conference in collaboration with over 10 professional associations from all over the world, accredited from Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for 14 hours of credits will be applied to participants. Scientific sessions, including high priority areas such as Cardiology, Maternal & Child Health, Diabetes, Oncology, Surgery, Mental Health, HIT, Allergy, Immunology & Lung Health and Gastroenterology, Transplant and impact of comorbidities, will be part of the presentations held during the Summit.
After years of persistence and effort of several people, the upgraded and enhanced www.swaasthIndia.gov.in is now up and running. The purpose of this web site to enable physician volunteers from all over the world enlist in various healthcare camps, screening and other philanthropic activities being conducted in India. This website is now being promoted with all the state Ministers of Health and NGO’s to post information about such activities, once that is updated the international Indian medical diaspora will be able to volunteer for activities most relevant to their expertise and in their respective geographies, Dr. Jain informed.
The GHS will continue to offer educational and training programs on areas that need special attention, including high priority areas such as Cardiology, Maternal & Child Health, Diabetes, Oncology, Surgery, Mental Health, HIT, Allergy, Immunology & Lung Health and Gastroenterology, Transplant and impact of comorbidities by world leaders in the field of medicine.
“AAPI has successfully collaborated with past Governments and with the new Government at the Center, we are looking forward to have renewed participation and engagement in areas related to health seeking to make a positive impact on,” Dr. Jain pointed out. Healthcare in India. AAPI would like to make a positive meaningful impact on the healthcare in India. Dr. Seema Jain appealed to “all of you, AAPI members, well-wishers, friends and colleagues to join this effort and help ensure that we are putting in solid effort towards making quality healthcare affordable and accessible to all people of India.” For additional information on AAPI and its Global Healthcare Summit, please visit: www.aapiusa.org; www.aapighsindia.org