41st Convention of Indian American physicians will focus on holistic health 

AAPI Leradership 2022. PHOTO: AAPI

The 41st Convention of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, AAPI, will have the theme, “True and Total Health is the Wellbeing of Mind, Body, and Spirit.”

The Convention is scheduled to be held July 6-9, 2023, at the Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA.

The theme was announced at an April 25, virtual press conference led by current President Dr. Ravi Kolli.

Others who addressed the virtual press conference included Dr. V. Ranga, chair of AAPI Board of Trustees, Dr. Satheesh Kathula, vice president of AAPI, Dr. Meher Medavaram, secretary of AAPI, Dr. Sumul Raval, treasurer of AAPI, and Dr. Sreeni Gangasani, CME chair, who has been newly elected as the treasurer-elect of AAPI.

AAPI Leadership 2022. PHOTO: AAPI

At the press conference, Dr. Kolli said AAPI had successfully concluded its annual election with the participation of more than 5,000 members to elect a new leadership team which would take over at the convention.

Headed by President Dr. Anjana Samadder, the new team will comprise of :

President-elect Dr. Satheesh Kathula

Vice President Dr. Amit Chakrabarty

Secretary Dr. Sumul Raval

Treasurer Dr. Sreeni Ganagasani

Chair, Board of Trustees Lokesh Edara

Dr. Kolli will continue to serve AAPI as the Immediate Past President. Kolli said he was proud of his tenure as President and the contributions made to bring people together.

The three-day convention, Dr. Kolli said, will be addressed by eminent speakers, including Indian- American Congressmen Ro Khanna, D-California; Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Illinois; and Dr. Ami Bera, D-California; and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, D-Washington. Some US Senators, Governors of Pennsylvania and New Jersey were also expected.

Mika Singh will perform at the convention along with other artists, and Miss England will also attend as a special guest.

Additionally, spiritual guide of Heartfulness Meditation and Padma Bhushan awardee Kamlesh Patel commonly known as Daaji, Her Holiness Jagadguru Sai Ma, representatives from Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), and other spiritual institutions have been invited.

Continuing Medical Education, CME, speakers and faculty from prestigious institutions including University of Pennsylvania, Harvard and Stanford will also participate in the convention.

Panel discussions will include subjects like the future of health care, CEO forums, and sessions on artificial intelligence and emerging technologies in conjunction with entertainment and cultural sessions.

Dr. Ranga dwelt on the rich venue the Convention provided to network with some of the best minds in medicine; Dr. Samadder said it would also provide a venue to relax and get away from the physician burnout experienced by so many professionals;  Dr. Raghunandan Lolabhattu, CEO & Acting Chair of Convention 2023 and Vice Chair of Board of Trustees, AAPI, dwelt on the hard work the organizers had done to bring the programs to attendees;  Dr. Kathula said the event would cater to mental and physical health needs of physicians; Dr. Gupta, convenor, noted the fun items like Medical Jeopardy, Research, and Poster presentations, and other activities would involve the next generation; Dr. Medavaram outlined AAPI initiatives in India and US over the past four decades, and the legislative priorities for which the organization continues to lobby on Capitol Hill.

Dr. Raval and Dr. Gangasani spoke of the high quality of CMEs developed by leading experts, that would be provided on a variety of subjects ranging from stigma of mental illness, suicide prevention, management of chronic diseases, to climate change and its impact on health, as well as topics in the field of psychiatry, ophthalmology, pediatrics, gastroenterology, neurology and oncology. For more information visit www.aapiconvention.org or call the AAPI office at (630) 990-2277.



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