By Arun Kumar
Washington, Sep 9:
Indian American physicians plan to hold a Global Healthcare Summit in Mumbai from Jan 2-4 to discuss ways to bring the most innovative, efficient and cost effective healthcare solutions for India.
Organised by te Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), one of the largest ethnic professional organisations with over 100,000 members, in collaboration with the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the summit will be held at Trident Oberoi Hotel, Nariman Point.
“Harnessing the power of Indian doctors worldwide, the AAPI Global Healthcare Summit platform has evolved with the support of prominent global and Indian medical associations,” said AAPI president Dr. Ravi Jahagirdar.
In addition, several international healthcare industry partners are looking for opportunities to participate in this event for greater collaboration on Research & Development and philanthropic engagements, he said according to a media release.
Senior leaders from leading healthcare organizations, major medical teaching institutions and government officials are collaborating with AAPI with the ultimate goal to provide access to high quality and affordable healthcare to all people of India, Jahagirdar said.
The Mumbai summit was part of “efforts to realize the core mission of AAPI, which is to share the best from leading experts from around the world, to collaborate on clinical challenges, research and development, philanthropy, policy and standards formulation,” said Dr. Seema Jain, President-Elect of AAPI
Chronic diseases, notably diabetes, cardiovascular, hypertension, COPD, oncology, maternal and infant mortality, and emerging ones – trauma and head injury, transplant and minimally invasive robotic surgeries would be among the topics covered.
An exclusive Healthcare CEO forum would bring the healthcare industry perspective, with senior Government officials, both Union and State providing the legislative wisdom. Hands-on workshops would provide supervised skill transfer.
Bringing to the focus of the delegates and the various institutions that support this event, the summit will also highlight the meaningful gains so far, and spearhead further initiatives through education, training and panel discussions.
The outcome of the Mumbai event and information will be disseminated to health providers up to district and taluka levels across India utilising innovative technology by streaming live webcast of the proceedings directly from the GHS venue.
“Being organized at this critical phase, GHS 2015 is aimed at exploring possibilities for greater collaboration and cooperation between the physicians and health care providers in India with those of Indian origin and major health-care providers abroad,” Jahagirdar said.
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