The 13th edition of the annual Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) 2019, organized by the Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) at the Taj Krishna, from July 21st to 23rd, 2019 offered a unique forum for the Physicians of Indian Origin to come together, sharing their knowledge and expertise in their respective medical fields with their fellow physicians from around the world, and to learn from one another.
Through a series of world class Continuing Medical Education (CME) and non-CME seminars by experts in their fields, AAPI provided comprehensive and current reviews and guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases and to reduce morbidity and mortality and achieve cost effective quality care outcomes. At the end of the activity, attendees were able to 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. Suresh Reddy, president of AAPI, says, “AAPI has been engaged in harnessing the power of Indian Diaspora to bring the most innovative, efficient, cost effective healthcare solutions to India. This conference has been successful in bringing the highest caliber of internationally acclaimed faculty and developed a very robust agenda in collaboration with leading experts from India with enhanced focus on conducting skills enhancement workshops, hands on experience with advanced techniques. It was encouraging to note that overcoming/ignoring minor glitches with audio visual system, the audience were enthusiastic, and were up until 11 pm with no sign of tiredness.”
Dr. Reddy thanked the organizers and the lead clinicians at the CMEs. The scientific program and workshops of GHS was developed by leading experts with contributions by the Scientific Advisory Board and the International Scientific Committee.
The days were filled with back to back CMEs on cutting edge technologies, modern trends in diagnosing treating patients. This CME program has been jointly sponsored by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and has been designed to meet the educational needs of Primary Care physicians – Internists, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, and Specialists – Cardiology, Oncology, Endocrinology, Surgery and other specialties involved in the care of patients with Atrial Fibrillation, HIV disease, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, Depression, Prostate and Hematologic malignancies and Back pain.
Dr. Krishan Kumar, who was the Chair of the CME Committee, said, AAPI organized CMEs during the Pre-Tour to Israel and Jordan, and during the Post Tour and at the GHS in India from July 13 to 24, 2019. The cutting edge 15 hours of CMEs attracted more than 150 AAPI delegates from the US. The topics broadly covered the recent advances in Medicine. The participants were enthusiastic in learning the common topics like management of anaphylaxis, head injuries, stroke, sleep apnea, infections and facial attractiveness etc.
Dr. Suresh Reddy, President of AAPI, educated the participants on the management of stroke and minimally invasive spinal surgery. Dr. Krishan Kumar, Chair of CME Committee, spoke on the management of Anaphylaxis, Snake Bites, Scorpion Bites, and Head Injuries.
Dr. Vani Vijayakumar and Dr. Sreenivasan Vijaykumar, Dr, Saraswathi Muppana, Dr. Raj Bhayani, Dr. Sarvam Terakonda, Dr. Nikhil Bhayani, and, Dr. Srinagesh Paluvoi were the other speakers at the CMEs. Dr. Sarvam Terakonda educated the speakers on Perception of Beauty and Facial Attractiveness.
Dr. Krishan Kumar, and Dr. Udaya Shivangi, the Co-Chair of the CME Organizing Committee and thanked AAPI, especially Dr. Suresh Reddy, Dr. Seema Arora, Dr. Dwarakanath Reddy, and Dr. Sreeni Ganagsani, for giving the opportunity to lead and organize the CME sessions for the entire year.