Indian American physicians’ June 23-26, 2022 meet in San Antonio, Texas, to offer ‘Wellness Program’
Amid growing signs of burn out among physicians, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) plans to have its 40th Annual Convention next year focused on ‘Heal The Healers.’
To be held in San Antonio, Texas from June 23 to 26, 2022, the convention will offer a first ever Wellness Program to participants by offering positive remedial resources, according to an AAPI press release.
The Covid pandemic has been challenging to everyone, particularly those assigned with the responsibility of caring for the sick, AAPI said citing a a new World Health Organization estimate that over 115,000 health care workers died from Covid-19 from January 2020 to May 2021.
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“At this critical juncture in human history, 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,” said AAPI President Dr. Anupama Gotimukula.
The annual convention will also offer extensive academic presentations, recognition of achievements and achievers, and professional networking at the alumni and evening social events, she said.
Some of the major themes at the convention include: yoga and meditation practices, welcome kit with books and self-care supplies, a personal reflexology session, take home wellness routine, ailment based yoga therapy sessions, workshop on spiritual well-being, book talk with yoga gurus, including on the science of yoga & lifestyle medicine.
The convention will also provide a unique opportunity to visit Aum Ashram in San Antonio as part of the wellness session, AAPI said.
Yoga gurus and experts leading the wellness sessions include: Paramguru Sharatha Jois, Sadhvi Bhagawati, Saraswati Eddie Stern, Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa, Dr. Dilip Sarkar, Dr. Pankaj Vij, and Dr. Param Dedhia.
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“Our physician members have worked very hard during the Covid 19 pandemic as the 2022 convention is a perfect time to heal the healers with a special focus on wellness,” said Dr. Dr Jayesh Shah, Chair of AAPI Convention 2022.
“These exclusive wellness packages are geared towards the well-being of physicians and their families by bringing the essence of science and spirituality of yoga and lifestyle medicine into our selfcare routine,” said Dr. Hetal Nayak, Coordinator of the Wellness Program.
“Healthcare today is more complex than ever. With more advancements, tools and information at our fingertips physicians have an overwhelming job to diagnose and treat our patients every day, 24/ 7/ 365 days a year,” said Dr. Ravi Kolli, President-elect of AAPI.
During the annual convention, 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, AAPI said.