(New Delhi, India: January 2nd, 2016) Physicians of Indian origin are well known around the world for their compassion, passion for patient care, medical skills, research, and leadership. They excel in their fields of medicine, and thus have earned a name for themselves through hard work, commitment and dedication to their profession and the people they are committed to serve. Not satisfied with their own professional growth and the service they provide to their patients around the world, they are in the forefront, sharing their knowledge and expertise with others, especially those physicians and leaders in the medical field from India.
In this context, the 10th anniversary of the annual Global Healthcare Summit (GHS 2016) from January 1 – 3, 2016 at the prestigious ITC Maurya Hotel, New Delhi, organized by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) becomes very critical. The historic Summit was inaugurated by the lighting of the traditional lamp by global leaders in the health arena on January 1st, 2016. The theme for the inaugural event was “India’s contribution to shaping global healthcare.”
In her welcome address, Dr. Seema Jain, President, AAPI, described the 10th international healthcare summit as a progressive transformation from the first Indo-US Healthcare Summit launched by AAPI USA in 2007. Since then AAPI has organized nine Indo-US/Global Healthcare Summits and developed strategic alliances with various organizations. “It is these learning’s and relationships that have now enabled us to plan ahead and prepare for an outstanding event that has already received confirmation and endorsement from over 500 very prominent and talented world leaders in medicine to help shape the content and make significant contributions towards “make in India” theme,” she said.
According to Dr. Seema Jain, with the changing trends and statistics in healthcare, both in India and US, AAPI is refocusing our mission and vision of GHS 2016, AAPI would like to collaborate with local partners in India towards making a positive meaningful impact on the healthcare in India. The mission of AAPI’s GHS 2016 is to share best practice and experiences from leading experts in the world and develop actionable plans for launching demonstration projects that enable access to affordable and quality healthcare for all people.
Among those who had addressed the inaugural event and the delegates from around the world at the historic Summit included, Michael Pelletier, US Deputy Chief of Mission to India; Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman of Apollo Group of Hospitals; Dr. Mathew Thomas, Country Director, US FDA; Dr. V.K. Subburaj, I.A.S. Secretary Dept. of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers; Anshu Prakash, I.A.S. Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health, Govt. of India; and D.G. Shah, Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance. The event was emceed by Anwar Feroz Siddiqi, the Honorary Advisor of AAPI.
According to estimates, more than 1.2 million Indian origin physicians are actively rendering service across the world including India, and of them, 1,25,500 are working in USA, UK, Australia and Canada. Given their presence and the spread, the physicians constitute a valuable resource which can contribute significantly in developments related with health field at global level.
AAPI has been engaged in harnessing the power of Indian Diaspora to bring the most innovative, efficient, cost effective healthcare solutions to India. For the first time, clinical practice workshops will be held at this summit. Expected to draw over 1000 leading experts from several countries, GHS-16 will focus on sharing best practices, developing efficient and cost effective solutions for India. The scientific program of GHS is developed by leading experts with the contributions of a stellar scientific advisory board and international scientific committee.
The scientific program and workshops of GHS is developed by leading experts with contributions by the Scientific Advisory Board and the International Scientific Committee. The workshops will be led by world famous physicians on topics relevant to the needs of the time. Some of the topics covered will include: World renowned physician leaders will lead workshops on Advances in Oncology, Diabetes, Cardiology, Wound Care, Head Injury, Patient Safety, Lung, Gastro Intestinal, Hepatitis, Infectious Disease, Antibiotic Resistance, Emergency Medicine, and Women’s Health & Leadership. The pre-summit and ongoing sessions are being held at AIIMS, in addition to those at the Maurya Hotel.
More than 100 opinion leaders and expert speakers drawn from major centers of excellence, institutions and professional associations from across the globe are showcasing cutting edge scientific findings related to clinical practice. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for continuing Medical Education for 14 hours of credit, the Summit also features a CEO Forum, where CEOs from around the world from hospitals, teaching institutions and major healthcare sectors, including pharmaceutical, medical devices and technology, will join to explore potential opportunities for collaboration.
Dr. Ajay Lodha, President-Elect, says. “AAPI has organized seven Indo – US/Global Healthcare Submits and developed strategic alliances with various organizations. It is these learning and relationships that have now enabled us to plan ahead and prepare for an outstanding events that has already received confirmation and endorsement from over 300 very prominent and talented physicians and surgeons that are very passionate, about serving their homeland, Mother India.”
With the objective of enabling people in India to access high quality, affordable, and cost-effective world class health services, the Summit to be held in collaboration with the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs & Ministry of Health, will have participation from some of the world’s most well known physicians and industry leaders.”
“With the changing trends and statistics in healthcare, both in India and US, we are refocusing our mission and vision of GHS2016, AAPI would like to make a positive meaningful impact on the healthcare in India,” Dr. Jain says. “In our quest to fulfill the mission of AAPI, we are proud to share best practice and experiences from leading experts in the world and develop actionable plans for launching demonstration projects that enable access to affordable and quality healthcare for all people.” For more information on Global Health Summit 2016, please visit www.aapighsindia.org
Picture Caption: The 10th annual AAPI’s GHS 2016 being inaugurated by Dr. Seema Jain, with healthcare leaders from across the world join in at the inaugural event at the Maurya ITC in New Delhi on Jan 1st, 2016.