AAPI’s 16th Annual Global Health Summit to be Inaugurated by Shri. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in Visakhapatnam on January 6th, 2023

(Visakhapatnam, India: January 3, 2023) “I am immensely pleased to announce that Shri. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh is planned to be the Chief Guest and inaugurate the 16th annual Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) on January 6th, 2023 at the prestigious Hotel Novotel on the seashore in Visakhapatnam,” said Dr. Ravi Kolli, President of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI).

Smt. Vidadala Rajini Honorable Minister for Health, Family Welfare & Medical Education; Shri. Gudivada Amarnath, Honorable Minister for IT; and, Dr. B. Venkata Satyavathi, Member of Parliament, representing Anakapalle will be Guests of Honor at the Inaugural ceremony, which will be attended by leading medical professionals, thought leaders, heads of several health industry sectors, and policy makers.

The 16th Global Health Care Summit is jointly organized by AAPI and the local organizing committee at Visakhapatnam from January 6th to 8th, 2023. This Global Health Care Summit assumes importance especially in the context of the waning pandemic that has shaken the entire human race and has in a sense been instrumental in helping everyone realize that the predicament is common across all the continents.

One of the highlights of this association between the two diaspora is the annual Global Health Summit organized annually by AAPI, which provides a unique platform for the exchange of ideas and advances in several important areas in health care and medical education and research.

“We are sure that the Summit will offer a rewarding experience not only on intellectual but on aesthetic front as well, as the scenic beauty of Visakhapatnam and the many places around will be worth going during your trip. The organizing committee is immensely pleased to be at your service,” said Dr. Ravi Raju, Chair of GHS (India) 2023.

Describing some of the objectives of the GHS, Dr. Prasad Chalasani, Chair of GHS (USA) 2023 said. “We hope to create an intellectually charged platform for experts to share their experiences on some of the common professional issues that still remain a challenge in spite of all the advancement. The exchange of expertise and transfer of technology by the best brains is bound to offer positive and innovative solutions to some of the problems faced by humankind.”

The Summit will feature a CEO Forum, where a galaxy of CEOs from around the world from hospitals, teaching institutions and major healthcare sectors, including pharmaceutical, medical devices and technology, will join to explore potential opportunities for collaboration.

Shri. Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, Honorable Governor of Andhra Pradesh will be the keynote speaker at the CEO Forum 2023 with the theme, focusing on “True and Total Health is the well-being of the Mind, Body, and Spirit for holistic person-centered care.” Dr. Ravi Kolli, AAPI President will lead the discussions, while Prof. MD Nalapat will serve as the Co-chair along with Prof. Joseph M. Chalil, MD, Co-chair & AAPI Chief Strategy Officer. “We envision a great future for our country with the direct result of complex interactions at this forum with your assistance, guidance, and experience,” Dr. Chalil said.

A galaxy of speakers who will be part of the powerful CEO Forum include: Ambassador Pradeep K. Kapur; Dr. Sangita Reddy. a Global Healthcare Leader, Indian Entrepreneur, and Humanitarian; Sadasiva Rao Nannapaneni, Vice President – Corporate Affairs, Legal & Secretarial, Estate Management at NATCO; Dr. Anu Chirala, Co-Founder & President InstaMD; Dr. Jagadeesh Babu Rangisetty, CEO at Biophore India Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd Has more than 30 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Profession; Ramprasad M, Chairman, SHAI; Prof. (Dr), Anuj Maheshwari, current Governor of the American College of Physicians India Chapter and the Vice President of Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI); Dr. Juby A Jacob-Nara, Vice President, Head of Global Medical- Respiratory Allergy & Gastroenterology (Sanofi-Genzyme); Dr. Upendra Srinivas, Managing Director at Quantum Specialty Diagnostics; Dr. Venkat Ramana Sudigali, Founder-Director Excell Multispecialty Hospital, Hyderabad, India, and the CEO of EHAconsortium.org; Dr. Srikanth Sola, Chief Executive Officer, Devic Earth; and, Ravi Chivukula, Co-Founder & CEO at HeARTHealth Technologies.

The much-anticipated Women’s Leadership Forum will feature extraordinarily successful Women Leaders representing a diversity of professions, involving public, private and government organizations.

Dr. Smt. Tamilisai Soundararajan Honorable Governor of Telangana & Honorable Lt. Governor of Puducherry will deliver the keynote address at the Women’s Forum, which is chaired by Dr. Udaya Shivangi and Dr. T. Radha, while Dr. Uma Jonnalagadda is the Advisor and Dr. B. Devi Madhavi serving as the Co-Chair. According to Dr. Shivangi, “The eminent speakers at the Women’s Form will deliberate on ways to: Advancing Women’s Health Through Awareness and Action.”

Shri. MVV Satyanarayana, Member of Parliament, representing Visakhapatnam will be the Guest of Honor at the Women’s Forum. Panelists at the Women’s Forum include: Dr. Suneela Garg, Dir. Professor & Head of Community Medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College; Dr. Anuradha Medoju, Senior Regional Director at Telangana & Andhra Pradesh Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India; Dr. S. Radha Rani, Former Professor and Superintendent, Hospital of Mental Health; and Meghna Chalasani, Team Lead, Advisory Committees, Program Lead, Science Office Strategies for New Drugs at Center for Drug Education and Research, US Food & Drug Administration.

Dr. V. Ranga, AAPI BOT Chair said, “The GHS 2023 offers a unique forum for them to come together, sharing their knowledge and expertise with their fellow physicians from around the world, and to learn from one another. It also provides a critical platform for networking of delegates who are all stalwarts in their own fields. The wide-ranging topics chosen by experts will certainly render the sessions both lively and rewarding.”

According to Dr. Anjana Samadder, President-Elect of AAPI, “There has been mutual cooperation and collaboration on the scientific, academic, research and other curricular fronts. One of the highlights of this association between the two diaspora is the annual Global Health Summit, which provides a unique platform for the exchange of ideas and advances in several important areas in health care and medical education and research.”

Discussions and deliberations will address the Stigma of Mental illness, Suicide prevention, Management of Chronic diseases and NCD and, other Global Health Issues including Climate Change and its impact on health.

The grand finale on Sunday. January 8th will be a Walkathon on the seashore aimed at challenging mental health stigma and promotion of healthy lifestyle changes and stress management. The Grand Walkathon will be led by none other than Surgeon Rear Admiral R. Ravi Command Medical Officer, Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam.

Among the many initiatives that emerge from GHS 2023, a notable action plan will be for AAPI to collaborare with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to initiate an ambitious program to address mental health and wellness of students in high school in Andhra Pradesh.

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