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Kickoff for the 2019 AAPI Convention to be held in Atlanta

By Kumar Annavarapu
January 2019
Kickoff for the 2019 AAPI Convention to be held in Atlanta


(Left) A lively and happy kick-off meeting for the AAPI Convention.

On Sunday, December 2, 2018, a kick-off meeting was held at the Georgia World Congress Center to plan for the upcoming 37th American Association of Physicians of Indian origin (AAPI) Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions, to be held in Atlanta from July 3 to 7, 2019. The venue will be the fabulous Omni Atlanta at CNN Center and Georgia World Congress Center.



(Right) Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda presents stats and possibilities.

The Leadership Team is Naresh Parikh (President AAPI), Sreeni Gangasani (Vice Chair AAPI BOT and convention Chair), Sudhakar Jonnalagadda (Vice President AAPI), Syamala Erramilli (President GAPI), Asha Parikh (Chair GAPI BOT), Convention Co chairs: Raghu Lolabattu, Piyush Patel, Subodh Agrawal, and the Convention Team. Exhibitors and Corporate Partners will remain their priority as they work together to provide a world class forum for increased interactions between physicians, sponsors, and exhibitors. AAPI represents the interests of 80,000 physicians including 20,000 medical students, residents, and fellows. Over 2,500 attendees along with guests are expected to gather in Atlanta.

The Convention & Scientific Assembly offer exciting opportunities to interact with leading physicians, health professionals, academicians, and scientists of Indian origin. Physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country will convene and participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, to encourage legislative priorities, and to develop health policy agendas in the coming year. CME credits (10-12 hours) will be offered by world renowned faculty. Scientific presentations, exhibits, and product presentations will highlight the newest advances inpatient care, medical technology, and practice management issues. A new Symposium and/or Workshop format will focus on current issues in the clinical management of chronic disease conditions to include evidence-based guidelines, latest therapies, and hot topics. Some sessions will count for Ethics CME that can fulfil mandatory medical license renewal requirements in most states.



(Left) All smiles: Dr. Naresh Parikh, Dr. Manoj Shah, and Dr. Sreeni Gangasani. (Photos: ByteGraph).

Bollywood celebrities [including Sukhwinder Singh and Sonu Nigam] will entertain, and there will be religious/cultural activities, and more. “Following the past successes of multicity musical tours organized by AAPI, I am inspired by the concept and how such events have helped in strengthening the relationship between the AAPI Chapters and national office, in addition to help raise funds for the many noble programs for AAPI and the local chapters,” said Dr. Naresh Parikh.


The well attended kick-off planning meeting for Atlanta’s 2019 AAPI Convention. (Photo: ByteGraph)

Exhibitors can meet nearly 2,000 health professionals: faculty members of medical schools, heads of departments, executives of hospital staff, and national and international health policy advisors. These leaders play an integral part in the decision-making process regarding new products and services. Sponsorship packages are available from $50,000 - $250,000.

AAPI was founded in 1982 by Indian American medical professionals to deal with the challenges around immigration and licensing issues faced by foreign medical graduates and to design a level field for them. It is the largest nonprofit ethnic medical organization in the United States. One out of seven patient encounters in America is with an Indian American physician. AAPI serves as an umbrella organization with a network of over 160 component chapters including alumni, regional ,state, and specialty organizations.


(Photo: Vidya Graphics)

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