Physicians’ convention over July 4 weekend offers rich agenda and networking opportunities

Executives of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, AAPI. Photo courtesy AAPI.

The highly anticipated 39th Annual Convention of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) will be held July 2-5 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The 39th Annual AAPI Convention & Scientific Assembly will be held at the Omni Atlanta at CNN Center, and Georgia World Congress Center, the President of AAPI, Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda announced. And despite the limitations imposed due to safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it promises a rich agenda.

“Physician, heal thyself,” especially when there are growing signs of burn out among physicians, AAPI is focusing on themes such as how to take care of self and find satisfaction and happiness in the challenging situations they are in, while serving hundreds of patients everyday of their dedicated and noble profession, Dr. Anupama Gotimukula, President-Elect of AAPI said.

“The annual convention offers extensive academic presentations, recognition of achievements and achievers, and professional networking at the alumni and evening social events,” Dr. Sajani Shah, chair of AAPI Board of Trustees is quoted saying in a May 27, 2021 press release.

The annual convention this year is being organized by AAPI’s Atlanta Chapter, chaired by Dr. Sreeni Gangasani.

“The convention team is working hard and over time, to provide a delightful three days of events packed with educational CME credits, world-class entertainment, leadership seminars, networking opportunities, exhibits, and more,” Dr. Gangasani said.

“This meeting offers a rich educational program featuring the latest scientific research and advances in clinical practice,” Dr. Gangasani said. In addition, physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country will convene to develop health policy agendas and encourage legislative priorities for the upcoming year.

Accordingly, some of the major themes as part of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) sessions include: Pursuit of Happiness In MedicineBurnout Prevention and Wellness in PhysiciansEasy Life of a Hospitalist: An Illusion; and, Meditation and Mindfulness.

Other themes at the CME include:;  Type 2 Diabetes in South Asians – the Unresolved Questions; and, Cardio-oncology: Clinical Practice and Echocardiography, Dr. Ravi Kolli, vice president of AAPI elaborated.

Secretary of AAPI Dr. Amit Chakrbarty, said the convention will have CEOs Forum, fabulous entertainment, and women’s leadership forum, speeches by senior world leaders, including U.S. Senators, Presidential candidates, Governors, Congressmen, and celebrities from the Hollywood and Bollywood world.

According to Dr. Satheesh Kathula, treasurer of AAPI, “The AAPI Convention offers an opportunity to meet, interact and network directly with the physicians and leaders in healthcare industry, who are competent and committed in their fields and play an integral part in the decision-making process regarding new products and services.”

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin is considered the largest ethnic organization of physicians in the U.S., representing the interests of the more than 100,000 physicians of Indian origin, for more than 37 years.

“Physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country and internationally 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 look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!” said Dr. Jonnalagadda.

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