AAPI’s 41st Convention In PA To Focus On Wellbeing
India-West Staff Reporter
PHILADELPHIA, PA – ‘True and Total Health is the Wellbeing of Mind, Body, and Spirit,’ will be the theme for the 41st annual Convention 2023 of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) slated to be held here from July 6-9, announced Dr. Ravi Kolli, President of the organization.
The virtual press conference was addressed by Kolli, Dr. V. Ranga, Chair, Board of Trustees; Dr. Satheesh Kathula, Vice President; Dr. Meher Medavaram, Secretary; Dr. Sumul Raval, Treasurer; and Dr. Sreeni Gangasani, CME Chair, who is also he new Treasurer-Elect.
Kolli said that AAPI had successfully concluded its annual election with the participation of over 5,000 members to elect a new leadership team that will be taking charge at the convention. Headed by Dr. Anjana Samadder, only the 5th woman president of AAPI in its 41 years long history, the new team will comprise of Dr. Satheesh Kathula as the President-Elect, Dr. Amit Chakrabarty as the Vice President, Dr. Sumul Raval as the Secretary; Dr. Sreeni Ganagasani as the Treasurer; and Lokesh Edara – as the Chair, Board of Trustees.
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 contributions in bringing people together and reaching out to team members to reach they’re with full potential.”
While describing the schedule for the three-day convention, Dr. Kolli said, the convention will be addressed by eminent speakers, including Indian- American Congressmen, Ro Khanna, Raja Krishnamoorthi, and Ami Bera, and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal as well as senators, Governors of Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Mika Singh will perform at the convention along with other artists, and Miss England will also attend as a special guest.
Additionally, Spiritual guide of Heartfulness Meditation and Padma Bhushan awardee, Kamlesh Patel commonly known as Daaji, Her Holiness Jagadguru Sai Ma, representatives from Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, and other spiritual institutions have been invited.
CME speakers and faculty from prestigious institutions including U Penn, Harvard, and Stanford will also participate in the convention, AAPI president Ravi Kolli informed.
Dr. 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.