The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Feb. 21 announced that its 36th annual Convention and Scientific Assembly is set for July 4 through July 8 at the Columbus Convention Center in Ohio.
The conference will feature U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and India’s Ambassador to the U.S. Navtej Singh Sarna, the association said.
“The 2018 AAPI Convention offers a rare platform to interact with leading physicians, health professionals, academicians, and scientists of Indian origin,” AAPI president Gautam Samadder said.
The Indian American physician had met with the top diplomats of Indian origin recently at the Indian Embassy in Washington, DC and had won their formal acceptance to be part of the convention, the AAPI said.
The annual convention this year is being organized by the Ohio chapter and is led by convention chair Dr. John A. Johnson, a physician, business executive, private equity/venture capital investor and philanthropist.
“We have been working hard to put together an attractive program for our annual get together, educational activity and family enjoyment,” Johnson said. “I and the co-chairs are fortunate to have a dedicated team of convention committee members from the Tri-State region helping us. We are expecting a record turnout and hence I would encourage early registration to avoid later disappointment.”
The 2018 event boasts that it will offer an exciting venue 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 develop health policy agendas and to encourage legislative priorities in the coming year, it said.
Scientific presentations, exhibits and product theater presentations will highlight the newest advances in patient care, medical technology, and practice management issues across multiple medical specialties, the association said.
The preliminary program is in place with the major attractions include 12 hours of cutting-edge CME with renowned speakers, CEO Forum, Innovation Forum, Entrepreneur Forum, Women’s Forum, Men’s Forum and Product Theaters to highlight the newest advances in patient care and medical technology, according to the AAPI.
In addition, an exhibition hall will feature large exhibit booth spaces in which the healthcare industry will have the opportunity to engage, inform and educate the physicians directly through one-on-one, hands-on product demonstrations and discussions.