Updated: June 30, 2020 3:12:05 pm
More than 2,000 doctors of Indian origin are expected to converge in Florida’s Disney Land next month to attend the 27th annual convention of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI).
Combining vacation and entertainment with professional goals and academic discussions,physicians of Indian origin from across the US for five days beginning June 10,would discuss on a wide range of issues including how to further their goal of improving health care facilities in India.
The largest association of Indian doctors,with a membership of more than 40,000,AAPI has been keen to help India improve its health care facilities in the country,in particular in the rural areas.
One of the key features of this year’s AAPI Convention,said Dr Ravi Jahagirdar,chair of the convention,would be the display of robotic surgery. Indian physicians are on top of the line in robotic surgeries in the US.
Organisers of the meet have set up a mini operating room with a robot where guests can perform various mock robotic surgeries by handling the robot.
“Children and adults will enjoy this opportunity to play with the robots,” Dr Jahagirdar said.
“The convention offers extensive academic presentations,recognition of achievements and achievers,and a forum for networking at the alumni and social levels,” he said.
Another highlight of the convention is the Women’s Forum where leading Indian-American women physicians identify and discuss issues relating to improving women’s health in general.
Dr Deborah German,dean of the newly formed medical school of the University of Central Florida and Dr Uma Tuli,founder of Delhi School of Differently-abled Children and founder of Indian Ab Olympic Games will be among the guests of honour along with US-based Indian celebrities.
At the convention,the current AAPI president Dr Sanku Rao will hand over the mantle after completing a successful one year term to Dr Vinod Shah of Washington.
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