AAPI convention in Atlanta to honor covid warriors


Participants to develop health policy agendas and legislative priorities in the coming year.

The upcoming convention and scientific assembly of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) in Atlanta will be a tribute to covid warriors combating the pandemic around the world.

The Indian American medical fraternity has been at the frontlines of the fight against the deadly pandemic that has claimed millions of lives with the US leading the chart with over 600,000 deaths.

The 39th Annual AAPI Convention and Scientific Assembly is set to be held from July 2 to 5 at Omni Atlanta at CNN Center and Georgia World Congress Center

It “will be a tribute to those who have lost their lives and to the frontline medical professionals who are at the forefront, combating the pandemic around the globe,” AAPI president Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda announced in Chicago Thursday.

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“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,” he said.

The annual convention this year is being organized by AAPI’s Atlanta Chapter, chaired by Dr. Sreeni Gangasani, chairman and co-founder of eGlobalDoctors, according to an AAPI release.

“We invite physicians of Indian origin to join the AAPI community as we celebrate the victory of science over calamity while paying tribute to all the fallen healthcare workers including some from AAPI family,” he said describing the theme and importance of the Convention. “We also want to show the world that we can start socializing with precautions once you are vaccinated.”

Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic and taking into account the safety of attendees, the annual convention is planned to have a limited number of participants, including physicians, academicians, researchers and medical students.

It offers extensive academic presentations, recognition of achievements and achievers, and professional networking at the alumni and evening social events, AAPI said.

The delegates at the convention will have eight hours of CMEs, coordinated by AAPI CME Chair, Dr. Krishan Kumar, Dr. Vemuri Murthy, Advisor & CME Program Director, and Dr. Sudha Tata, Convention CME Chair.

These will focus 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, said Dr. Raghu Lolabhattu, Convention vice chair.

“The Future of Healthcare” will be discussed at the popular CEO Forum with expert participants from healthcare, technological, and finance industries and moderated by Dr. N. Neealagaru, sharing their expertise.

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The Women’s Forum, led by Drs. Anjana Samadhar, Uma Jonnalagadda, and Udaya Shivangi, will feature among others Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta, Dr. Swati Kulkarni, India’s Consul General in Atlanta and Dr. Susan Bailey, President of American Medical Asociation

Popular Bollywood stars, Mallika Sherawat and Pooja Batra will be the star attractions at the Convention. An exciting Bollywood Hungama Dhum Dhama Dhum will feature popular stars Kosha Pandya, Rex D’Souza and Shilpi Paul, the release said.

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