ORLANDO, FL (TIP): Over 2,000 physicians and families of Indian heritage are expected to gather and deliberate on ways to further their own professional knowledge and identify ways to network and offer a unified voice to protect the rapidly eroding patient’s rights as well as explore community outreach opportunities at the 33rd Annual Convention of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) to be held from June 17th through June 21st, 2015 at the Hotel Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld in Orlando, Florida.

“The 2015 AAPI Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly offers a rare platform to interact with leading physicians, health professionals, academicians, and scientists of Indian origin,” says Dr. Ravi Jahagirdar, President of AAPI.

“Physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country and internationally will convene and participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, to develop health policy agendas, and to encourage legislative priorities in the coming year. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!”

Early registration with highly discounted rates for AAPI delegates groups will end by March 15th 2015. In order to avail the discounted rates, which is $119 per room per night is one of the lowest offered to AAPI delegates at this desirable venue. The booking is heavy now, and AAPI members are encouraged to register and reserve their hotel accommodation at the very earliest in order to avoid any last minute disappointments.

The annual convention this year is being organized by AAPI’s Florida Chapter, headed by Dr. Amish Parikh. Elaborating on the efforts and preparations that have been devoted to put together this unique event, Dr. Parikh, chairman of AAPI 201 Annual Convention, said, “We have been working for more than two years in putting together an attractive program for our annual get together, educational activity and family enjoyment. I and the Co-Chairs are fortunate to have a dedicated team of convention committee members from Florida helping us. We are expecting a record turnout and hence I would encourage early registration to avoid later disappointment.”

“The preliminary program is in place, the major attractions include 10 – 12 hours of cutting-edge CME with renowned speakers, Women’s Forum, a first time Men’s Forum, Product Theaters to highlight the newest advances in patient care and medical technology, Alumni meetings for networking, also an AAPI-India Strategic Engagement Forum to showcase the AAPI initiatives in India like Trauma Brain Injury as supported by Shri Amitabh Bachchan, and recognition of AAPI Award winners. After hours, there will be a cultural fare including fashion shows, the best of Bollywood, and for the family, fun filled tours to world’s most exciting theme parks.” Dr. Parikh elaborated.

“AAPI members represent a variety of important medical specialties. Sponsors will be able to take advantage of the many sponsorship packages at the 31st annual convention, creating high-powered exposure to the highly coveted demographic of AAPI’s membership,” Dr. Jahagirdar, president of AAPI noted.
“Many of the physicians who will attend this convention have excelled in different specialties and subspecialties and occupy high positions as faculty members of medical schools, heads of departments, and executives of hospital staff. The AAPI Convention offers an opportunity to meet directly with these physicians who are leaders in their fields and play an integral part in the decision-making process regarding new products and services,” Dr. Jahagirdar added.

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) is the largest ethnic medical organization in the United States. AAPI is an umbrella organization which has nearly 90 local chapters, specialty societies and alumni organizations. For over 30 years, Indian physicians have made significant contributions to health care in this country, not only practicing in inner cities, rural areas and peripheral communities but also at the top medical schools and other academic centers. Almost 10%-12% of medical students entering US schools are of Indian origin. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, AAPI represents the interests of over 60,000 physicians and 25,000medical students and residents of Indian heritage in the United States. AAPI, the largest ethnic medical organization in the nation, and serves as an umbrella organization.

For more details, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit:www.aapiconvention.org and www.aapiusa.org.


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