Women’s Forum at physicians’ convention to feature “Trailblazing Titans”

Women’s Forum at the 2022 American Association of Physicians of Indian origin at Global Healthcare Summit in Hyderabad. Photo: AAPI

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, AAPI, which is holding its 40th annual convention June 23-26, 2022, in San Antonio, TX, will feature the popular Women’s Forum, featuring inspiring leaders in various fields ranging from pharmaceuticals to the academic and private life, a press release from AAPI said.

President of AAPI, Dr. Anupama Gotimukula, who is only the 4th woman to be president of the 40-year old organization, has over her year of helming AAPI, made huge contributions to the organization, the press release said.

The Convention is being organized by the Texas Chapter of AAPI, and will be held at the impressive Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center.

The Women’s Forum, which will be held June 24, is organized by the Convention Committee led by Chair Dr. Chaithanya Mallikarjun, and members Drs. Heta Javeri, Ruchi Kaushik, Hetal Gadhia, and Dharam Kaushik, with the help of National AAPI Women Physicians Committee Chair, Dr. Seema Arora.

“The Women’s Forum titled ‘Trailblazer Titans Tell Their Tales’ will have a panel of Trailblazer Women who have achieved extraordinary feats in each of their phenomenal lives. This exhilarating forum is being organized with the objective of bringing together some of the most accomplished women under one roof who will be sharing their extraordinary experiences while climbing the ladder of success, thus inspiring other women.” Dr. Arora is quoted saying in the press release.

Women’s Forum participants at the 2022 Global Healthcare Summit in Hyderabad. Photo: AAPI

The confirmed panelists include: Dr. Juby A. Jacob-Nara, a Public Health Physician, Vice President and Head of Global Medical Respiratory Allergy & Gastroenterology (Sanofi-Genzyme) who has been a part of over 50 new medicines successfully launched including vaccines in the US and globally; Dr. Kalpalatha Guntupalli, Endowed Professor for Pulmonary Disorders, Baylor College of Medicine; Dr. Sowjanya Mohan, Group Chief Medical Officer, Texas Group/Tenet Health; and, Rosemary Hickman, Semmes Foundation Education Manager at the Mcnay Art Museum.

Dr. Udaya Shivangi, advisor to AAPI Women’s Forum, noted how important this event has become at the Convention over the years.   “The Women’s Forum is where successful and powerful women come and share their life’s dreams, challenges and this empower(s) and inspire(s) other women. Today’s Forum is about how career changes by women affect them and the larger society.”

This is going to be the 4th convention in Texas (aapiconvention.org), noted Convention Chair and Past President of AAPI Dr. Jayesh Shah.

Representing the interests of an estimated 100,000 physicians of Indian origin, AAPI is considered the largest ethnic organization of physicians in the United States.



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