Shri Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, to inaugurate AAPI’s 12th GHS on December 28th, at Taj Palace, in Mumbai

Shri Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, to inaugurate AAPI’s 12th GHS on December 28th, at Taj Palace, in Mumbai

New York, NY: October 5th, 2018: “I am very pleased to announce that Shri Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, has kindly accepted our invitation, and will inaugurate AAPI’s 12th Global Healthcare Summit on December 28th in Mumbai,” Dr. Naresh Parikh, President of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), declared here today.

The groundbreaking Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) organized by AAPI in collaboration with the Government of India and GAPIO along with participation from some of the world’s most well-known physicians, and industry leaders, will be held from December 28th at the Taj Palace and from December 28 to 30th, 2018 at the Trident Hotel, Nariman Point, Mumbai, India.

Describing that for the very first time in the history of AAPI, a sitting Indian President will be at the Global Healthcare Summit, Dr. Parikh lauded the efforts of the Organizing Committee for their hard work. “AAPI appreciates the hard work of Dr. Raj Bhayani and Dr. Bharat Barai to make this possible and adding this landmark to the glorious history of AAPI along with planning and team work of GHS Organizing Committee Chair Dr. Ravi Jahagirdar and Mr. Anwar Feroz Siddiqi.”

The 14th President of the Republic India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind served as Governor of Bihar from 2015 to 2017. He was a Member of the Indian Parliament, Rajya Sabha from 1994 to 2006. On 25 July 2017, he took the oath as the 14th President of India. The 71 year old Ram Nath Kovind has attained some high profile assortment in the govt, as well as economics.

With the objective of enabling people in India to access high quality, affordable, and cost-effective world class health services, the Global Healthcare Summit, will provide a platform for planning for new initiatives and strengthening the past programs and actions.

The GHS offers a unique forum for the physicians of Indian origin to come together, sharing best practices, their knowledge and expertise in their respective medical fields with their fellow physicians from around the world, and to learn from one another.

AAPI in conjunction with several leading trauma specialists has developed the first set of guidelines for managing TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). As a part of this initiative AAPI will collaborate with Maharashtra Government to organize CPR and BLS training for approximately 500 police workers from Dec 20 to Dec 22 in collaboration with the American University of Antigua and Hinduja Hospital. By launching this campaign there will be immediate and positive impact and help prevent fatalities due to road accidents.

In addition to 12 hours of Continuing Education, GHS features two signature Forums, including, Women’s Leadership Forum under the joint chairmanship between Dr. Asha Parikh and Mrs Amruta Fadnavis.  The  CEOs Forum will focus on two very high priority areas for Government of India, one on global impact of Indian pharmaceutical products in providing cost effective medicines globally and secondly, the successful implementation of Ayushman Bharat the visionary and aspirational goal of providing healthcare to more than 500 million people of India. This session will bring together over 30 leading CEO’s, Hospital and Academicians and Government leaders according to the architect of this forum, Mr. Anwar Feroz Siddiqi.

More than 100 opinion leaders and expert speakers across the globe will present cutting edge scientific sessions findings related to clinical practice in cardiology, diabetes, allergy, immunology, oncology, gastroenterology, liver diseases and others, by speakers drawn from major centers of excellence, institutions and professional associations. This GHS will also feature the continuation of AYUSH and role of integrative medicine, an area that is being championed by Dr. Ajay Lodha.

In addition a major Focus will be on Elimination of TB , another ambitious project where AAPI along with several key partners has launched a major campaign and program is already being implemented in 10 major centers, says Dr. Manoj Jain, Chair AAPI TB elimination program. The signing of a historic MOU between AAPI and USAID in April 2018 was the spring board.

For relaxation and entertainment, there will be a kaleidoscope of cultural presentations of Western India, featuring well known artists. Being held in Mumbai, one cannot be surprised to have special appearance by top stars from the Bollywood world.

Providing a forum for innovative opportunities for learning, networking and giving back to our motherland that have now enabled us to plan ahead and prepare for an outstanding event that will have over 300 very prominent and talented physicians and surgeons from abroad, in addition to the hundreds of physicians from India, who are very passionate about serving their homeland, mother India.

 “With the changing trends and statistics in healthcare, both in India and US, we are refocusing our mission and vision of GHS 2018, and AAPI would like to make a positive meaningful impact on the healthcare in India,” Dr. Parikh says. “In our quest to fulfill the mission of AAPI, we are proud to share best practices 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.”

“With such a striking agenda, this 2018 Global Health Summit in Mumbai promises to be one of the best ever. Register ASAP – to get the better rooms and locations. There will be NO AAPI CANCELLATION CHARGES until November 1st, 2018 – just in case you may have to change plans afterwards. To help accomplish this mission, join us at the GHS 2018 in Mumbai.” For more information on Global Health Summit 2018, please visit:

Caption for the picture; AAPI Delegates with the President of India in New Delhi last month.

(From Left To Right) Dr. Ravi Jahagirdar,  Chairman of AAPI’s GHS in Mumbai, Dr. Raj Bhayani, Co-Chair of AAPI’s GHS in Mumbai, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, Dr. Naresh Parikh, President of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), and Mr. Anwar Feroz Siddiqi, Strategic Advisor of AAPI

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