AAPI summit

The JW Marriott is the location for AAPI’s 11th annual global healthcare summit in Kolkata, expected to be attended by Indian American physicians as well as speakers worldwide. (photo provided)

The Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin has announced it will hold its 11th annual global healthcare summit in Kolkata.

The summit, in collaboration with the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, the Indian Ministry of Health and the government of West Bengal, will take place from Dec. 28 through Dec. 31 at the JW Marriott.

According to AAPI president Dr. Gautam Samadder, the summit, which expects to have roughly 1,000 delegates, will feature more than 50 renowned speakers from India, the U.S. and worldwide, as well as industry leaders.

The Indian American physician noted that the summit, held for the first time in Kolkata, will have many new initiatives and also will be carrying the torch of ongoing projects undertaken by the association’s past leaders. It will also feature addresses by the president of India and the chief minister of West Bengal, as well as many others.

The summit will also feature a CEO forum, where a number of global CEOs will join to explore potential opportunities for collaboration.

The CEO forum will focus on the changing trends in the healthcare sector and how they impact providers, hospitals and corporations as well as patients. The forum will also offer insights into managing efficiently the growing costs in the delivery of healthcare services.

“The essence of AAPI is educational. That translates into numerous continuing medical education and non-CME seminars by experts in their fields,” according to AAPI vice president Dr. Suresh Reddy. “At the end of the activity, it is expected that attendees will gain an understanding of the causation, diagnosis and the best clinical practices for the management of the diverse group of diseases discussed during this program.”

The summit will also feature a Young Physicians Research Forum, an international poster presentation session, scientific sessions, workshops, women’s forum and specialty workshops.

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