(Chicago, IL: June 27th, 2020): “The First Ever Virtual Summer Summit by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) is being held from June 16thth to 28th, 2020,” Dr. Suresh Reddy, President of AAPI, announced here today.
“With high level speakers including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is scheduled to address AAPI delegates virtually on Saturday, June 27th, the Summit is packed with 8.5 hours of CMEs, virtual seminars, Nurses Appreciation, and cultural extravaganza,” Dr. Reddy announced. Other speakers who are scheduled to address AAPI members include: Soumya Swaminathan from the World Health Organization; Susan Bailey, AMA President; Jerome Adams, US Surgeon General; and Dr. Prem Reddy.
“The deadly pandemic, COVID-19 that has been instrumental in the lockdown of almost all major programs and activities around the world, could not lockdown the creative minds of AAPI leadership. The lockdown due to COVID-19 has led to the cancellation of the much anticipated 38th annual convention in Chicago. Taking the lockdown and the social isolation as a challenge, the organizing committee of AAPI Convention has come up with this idea of conducting a full-fledged conference online,” Dr. Reddy added.
Dr. Seema Arora, Chair, BOT said, “An all-inclusive first ever convention virtually, including Keynote Speeches, Workshops, Medical Jeopardy, Cutting Edge CMEs to the physicians, Plenary Sessions, CEOs Forum, and a Women’s Leadership Forum, the convention will be addressed by senior world leaders, Nobel Laurates, and celebrities from the Hollywood and Bollywood world.”
In his opening remarks Ambassador Amit Kumar, Consul General of Indian in Chicago, IL praised the generous contributions of AAPI and its lobbying efforts on some of the issues affecting the broader Indian American community. Being one of the oldest Indian American organizations, AAPI is also among the most influential, he said. “I believe all of you will have an important role to play in contributing to this. All of you in a sense are permanent Ambassadors here. You have an understanding of the US. You have an understanding of India and Indian society. So based on this understanding and the network that you have you will be in a position to take forward this relationship in different areas,” the Consul General said.
Congressman Raja Krishnamurthi praised the sacrifices and generosity of AAPI members. “You are very influential and we very much appreciate and we look to your guidance on healthcare policy and programs,” he told AAPI members. Reminding them that he is aware of the many issues affecting the physician community, the Indian born Congressman said, Describing them as “Heroes” who rose to the occasion and proved to be of immense support and service selflessly to the sick especially during these times of great adversity, He told AAPI that represents over 100,000 Indian American physicians, said, “You touch the lives of 13 percent of Americans, while serving 1 out of every 7 patients.” The powerful orator urged AAPI leaders to continue their civic engagement, encouraging them to consider running for political office. “If you dream it you can achieve it,” he told AAPI delegates.
During a well attended Webinar exclusively for Medical Fraternity, Sadhguru addressed the audience on “Challenging Times Navigating A Way Forward After Covid19.” For the first time ever, special daily live musical Tributes by various Bollywood singers:, including Anuradha Paudwal, Kavita krishnamurty, Mahalaxmi Iyer and Jyotica Tangri will enchant the audience with their melodious songs.
A dedicated pool of Physicians led by Dr. Meher Medavaram, Convention, Cahir, are working hard to make the convention a memorable experience for all. “The fabulous Donald Stephens Convention Center, a world class facility will afford an intimate setting that will facilitate our ability to convey cutting-edge research and CMEs, Medical Jeopardy, promote business relationships, and display ethnic items,” said Dr. Medavaram.
“The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Virtual Summit offers an exciting venue to interact with leading physicians, health professionals, academicians, and scientists of Indian origin,” Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda, President-Elect of AAPI, who will assume charge as the President of AAPI on the final day of the convention said. “The physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country will convene virtually and participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, to develop health policy agendas, and to encourage legislative priorities in the coming year,” he added.
Dr. Anupama Gotimukula, Vice President of AAPI, says, “Given that a physician of Indian origin sees every 7th patient in this country and every 5th patient in rural and inner cities across the nation, the reach and influence of AAPI members goes well beyond the convention.” Urging all corporate and local sponsors not to miss the opportunity, Dr. Gotimukula says, “Sponsorship fills the need when an organization requires customized marketing plans to meet their desired outcomes. They are flexible and can accommodate specific products, services, target market goals, brand requirements, and budgetary limits.”
“The convention offers a variety of ways to reach physicians and their families. It provides access to thousands of health professionals who are leaders and decision-makers regarding new products and services, as wells as to national and international health policy advisors,” Dr. Ravi Kolli, Secretary of AAPI, says.
Representing the interests of the over 100,000 physicians of Indian origin, leaders of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), the largest ethnic organization of physicians, for 38 years, AAPI Convention has provided a venue for medical education programs and symposia with world renowned physicians on the cutting edge of medicine.
“The 2020 AAPI ‘s Virtual Summit offers an exciting venue to interact with leading physicians, health professionals, academicians, and scientists of Indian origin. Physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country will convene and participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, to develop health policy agendas, and to encourage legislative priorities in the coming year. We are excited to meeting you all virtually from until the Summit concludes on June 28th!” says Dr. Suresh Reddy. For more details, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit: www.aapiconvention.org