The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) held a press meet on April 25, 2023, to introduce the newly elected office bearers and unveil details about their upcoming annual convention in Philadelphia.
The organization announced the schedule of the three-day convention that is set to be held at the iconic Philadelphia Marriott Downtown from July 6-9, 2023. Invited guests to the event include Indian- American Congressmen, Ro Khanna, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Ami Bera and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal as well as senators, Governors of Philadelphia and New Jersey.
Additionally, representatives from Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), Spiritual leader and Padma Bhushan awardee, Kamlesh Patel commonly known as Daaji and and other spiritual institutions have been invited. Prestigious institutions including Harvard and Stanford will also participate in the convention, AAPI president Ravi Kolli informed.
Highlighting the theme of the convention, “True and total health is the well being of mind, body and spirit,” Kolli said that the event will host panel discussions on the future of health care, CEO forums, and sessions on artificial intelligence and emerging technologies in conjunction with entertainment and cultural sessions. Mika Singh will perform at the convention along with other artists and Miss England will also attend as special guest.
During the press meet, the president informed that AAPI successfully concluded its annual election with the participation of 5000 members to elect a new leadership team that will be taking charge at the convention. Headed by Anjana Samadder, the only 5th woman president of AAPI in its 41 years long history, the new team will comprise of Satheesh Kathula as the President-Elect, Amit Chakrabarty as the Vice President; Sumul Raval as the Secretary; Sreeni Ganagasani as the Treasurer; and Lokesh Edara – as the Chair, Board of Trustees.
Ravi Kolli will continue to guide AAPI as the Immediate Past President of AAPI. In response to a question on his tenure as president of AAPI, Dr. Kolli said “I maintained good relations with everyone, every group, every region and everybody. I am very proud of my contribution to bringing people together and reaching out to team members with full potential.”