Friday 19 December, 2014

Indian American physicians to focus on giving back to society

Published On: Wed, Apr 9th, 2014 | Global Health | By BioNews

An influential body of Indian American physicians will hold its annual convention in San Antonio, Texas, in June focusing on how to enhance their professional growth and to give back to the society.

Over 2,000 delegates are expected to attend the 32nd annual convention of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) from June 25 to 29, according to AAPI pesident Jayesh Shah.

Aimed at continuing with the theme of ‘Be Fit and Be Cool’, the convention will have a unique health walk from the Sunset Station, he said.

Nina Davuluri, the first ever Indian American to be crowned Miss USA will speak at AAPI Women’s Forum Session, while noted chef Sanjay Thumma will present tasty and healthy food.

The convention will also have an AAPI bone marrow drive, professional plenary sessions and lively Bollywood entertainment by stars all the way from India, Shah said.

The continuing medical education programme will provide updates in diabetes, lipids, cardiology, women’s health, psychiatry, oncology, pulmonary medicine, pain management, and maternal foetal medicine.

“The AAPI Convention offers an opportunity to meet directly with top physicians who are leaders in their fields and play an integral part in the decision-making process regarding new products and services,” Seema Jain, vice-president of AAPI, said.

Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, AAPI is the largest ethnic medical organisation in the US representing the interests of over 60,000 physicians and 15,000 medical students and residents of Indian heritage in the US.

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