Nearly 500 people from across the country came together to celebrate the contributions, achievements and growth of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin of QUEENS and LONG ISLAND (AAPI-QLI) during the 24th annual convention here at the Hilton Huntington, Long Island, NY on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020.
In his presidential address, Dr. Rajendra Bhayani, President of AAPI-QLI, describing of AAPIQLI as “One of most prestigious organizations in the country today,” gave an overview of how the organization, and its trajectory of growth over the past 24 years and how it has become today to be one of the most powerful ethnic Physician organizations in the country. “Today I start my presidency with deep sense of gratitude and appreciation. You all esteemed members of AAPIQLI have given me tremendous opportunity to be your president during this very special year a silver jubilee year of AAPIQLI. It is my pleasure and very special privilege to serve your president during this landmark year of AAPIQLI.”
Dr. Raj Bhayani, Treasurer of national AAPI expressed his gratitude and appreciation to: “Dr Ajay Lodha, past President of AAPI for helping “make me a member of National AAAPI;” Dr. Vajinath Chakote, Board of Trustee, AAPIQLI, who introduced him to become a member of the AAPIQLI; Dr. Shashi Shah, Dr. Bagla, Dr. Satish Anand Ahuja, Dr. Rakesh Dua, Dr. Jagdish Gupta, Dr. Himanshu Pandya, and Dr. Abhay Malhotra for showing me how to stand for what is right and to stand for the organization which is the most important.”
Enumerating some of the major achievements of the Chapter, Dr. Bhayani said, “AAPI-QLI has been providing a forum for monthly meetings for Continuing Medical Educations on Sunday, monthly sessions with discussions on current trends and changes on a range of topics in healthcare, wealth management, and practice management issues on Wednesday. AAPI-QLI is also engaged in charitable activities for the benefit of our community at large in the form of donations to several charitable organizations every year.