The 41st Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions organized by the American Association of Physicians of Indian origin (AAPI) will be held from July 6-9, 2023 in Philadelphia.
Founded in 1982, AAPI represents the values and interests of more than 80,000 practising physicians in the United States and also serves as a platform for more than 40,000 medical students, residents, and fellows of Indian origin in the country.
Making the announcement at a gala held on March 3 at the Royal Albert’s palace in Edison, New Jersey, Dr Ravi Kolli, president of AAPI said, “The convention will be the best in the history of AAPI. Our focus will be on mind, body, and spirit, with special attention to mental health, removing the stigma, and access to care, artificial intelligence, and lifestyle medicine.”
Inaugurated by India’s consul general in New York Randhir Jaiswal, and Bollywood star Bhagyashree the gala was attended by prominent community members and AAPI leaders.
Describing AAPI as the largest organization of physicians after the American Medical Association, Dr Sanjay Gupta, convention coordinator said, “We treat one of seven Americans; our doctors are spread in every corner, and that is our strength. Philadelphia is a historic place to hold the convention because it had the first hospital in America back in 1751, and the first medical school in 1752.”
India’s Consul General Jaiswal praised AAPI’s contributions and highlighted India’s latest campaign on making the food grain millet, a global superfood – “for our health and the health of the planet” because it consumes less water and contains essential nutrients.
According to an official statement, the upcoming convention will offer a platform 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, develop health policy agendas, and encourage legislative priorities in the coming year," the statement said.