AAPI Convention in June will offer extensive CME classes

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AAPI convention banner. Photo AAPI Convention website at aapiconvention.org

During the 40th American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions scheduled for June 23-26, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas, AAPI delegates will have a multidisciplinary CME conference where world-renowned speakers will discuss gaps between current and best practice of wide-ranging elements of healthcare.

The CME sessions allow specialists and primary care physicians to interact in an academic forum, noted Dr. Anupama Gotimukula, president of AAPI said while announcing the classes in a press release from AAPI March 24.

Dr. Anupama Gotimukula, president of AAPI. Photo: aapiconvention.org
Dr. Jayesh Shah of the Texas Chapter of AAPI, Photo: aapiconvention.org

The annual convention this year is being organized by AAPI’s Texas Chapter, headed by Dr. Jayesh Shah, who said the Convention “offers an exciting venue to interact with leading physicians, health professionals, experts in healthcare, academicians, and scientists of Indian origin.”

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He credited the CME Committee chaired by Dr. Shweta Bansal along with Dr. Deepak Kamat, Dr. Dharam Kaushik, and Dr. Jayasree Pillarisetti with doing “an excellent job” in putting together an expert panel of speakers for the CME program.

“The CME sessions will provide comprehensive and current reviews and guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of various disease states to reduce morbidity and mortality and achieve cost-effective quality care outcomes,” said Dr. Bansal. “At the end of the activity, it is expected that attendees will gain an understanding of the causation, diagnosis and the best clinical practices for the management of the diverse group of diseases discussed during this program.”

Other executives of AAPI also commented on the CME offerings and on the elaborate Convention as well as the venue chosen for it. They included Dr. Rajeev Suri, co-chair of the Convention; Dr. Amit Chakrabarty, chair, AAPI CME Committee; Dr. Ravi Kolli, president-Elect; Dr. Kusum Punjabi, Chair of AAPI BOT; and Venky Adivi, CEO of the Convention.

At the Plenary sessions, Dr. Jack Reseneck, President of the American Medical Association will address the audience on “How to prevent Physician burnout – AMA STEPS Program,” while Dr. Peter Hotez, a pioneer in inexpensive Covid vaccine program will speak on “COVID 19 Vaccination Globally and Vaccine Hesitancy.”

Some of the many issues which will be discussed at various sessions during the Convention include healthcare equity and ethics, including child health; developments in chronic diseases management; contemporary/digital medicine; breakthroughs in medicine; aftermath of COVID; as well as other  subjects such as how to set up a practice in the U.S., impact of Long Covid on adults and children,

“The essence of AAPI is educational,” Dr. Anjana Samadder, vice president of AAPI, said in the press release, describing the purpose of CME.

Other confirmed speakers at the Convention include Dr. Rahul Gupta, director, National Drug Control Policy, Paramaguru R. Sharath Jain, who will conduct yoga sessions as well, Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, director of yoga research for the Yoga Alliance and the Kundalini Research Institute, and legendary cricketer Sunil Gvaskar, motivational speaker and philanthropist.

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