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Thursday January 2, 2014
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Overseas Guests Welcome Reception – Marriott Hotel, Ahmedabad Hosted by
Dr.Jayesh Shah, President AAPI & Chair GHS 2014
VIP Guest of Honor: Hon’able Minister for Health, Gujarat State
Key Note Address: Trauma & Brain Injury – Challenges for India; Dr.Raj Narayan
Moderator: Mr. Anwar Feroz
Friday January 3, 2014
7:00 am - 8:00 am AAPI Global Leadership Council (Invited Guests)
8:00 am - 10:30 am Parallel Sessions
Session One - Update on Medicine
8:00 am - 8:50 am Diabetes: Guidelines for Management of Type 2 Diabetes
8:50 am – 9:40 am COPD / Lung Health: Guidelines for Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
Disease (COPD) in India
9:40 am – 10:30 am Allergy / Asthma: Guidelines for Management of Asthma at Primary and Secondary
Levels of Health Care in India
Session Two – Update on Surgery
8:00 am – 8:50 am Ob. Gyn: National Guidelines for Accreditation, Supervision and Regulation of ART (
Advanced Reproductive Intervention) Clinics in India
8:50 am – 9:40 am Advances in Robotic Surgery
9: 40 am - 10:30 am Advances in Cardiac Surgery
Session Three – Clinical & Training Workshops
8:00 am - 10:30 am Advances in Resuscitation Science workshop
7:30 am - 11:00 am AHA BLS & ACLS Course
8:00 am - 10:30 am Research & Clinical Trials:
- Guidance for International Collaboration For Research in Biomedical Sciences - Na-
tional Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Therapy
10:30 am - 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 1:00 pm General Session
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Key Note Address - VIP: Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam , Former President of India Opening
Speech – Dr. Jayesh Shah, President AAPI & Chair GHS 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AAPI GHS 2014 “ Area of Focus & Follow up” Delivering on enhancing Clinical Prac-
tice Guidelines for India (Dr. J.Shah, President AAPI, Dr. Verumuri Murthy, & Chairs for
Guideline Development COPD, Asthma, Diabetes)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Parallel Sessions:
1. AHA BLS & ACLS – Workshop Continues
2. Wound Management & New Modalities – Dr. Ravi Patel & Dr. Jayesh Shah
4. Updates in Medicine – Geriatrics & Oncology:
- National Program for Health Care of the Elderly (NPHCE)
5. Updates in Surgery – Endoscopy – Advances in Bariatric & Laparoscopic Techniques
6. Medical Curriculum in India (Panelist MCI, Deans of Medical Colleges & AHA Faculty)
Friday January 3, 2014
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Inauguration Ceremony
Inaugural Address: Chief Guest: Hon’able Chief Minister, Shri Narendra Modi
Welcome Address: Dr. Jayesh Shah, President AAPI
Saturday January 4, 2014
8:00 am - 9:00 am General Session
Global Leadership Council – Commitment to Collaboration
Affordable & Accessible – Quality Healthcare for India
(Presidents: AAPI, IMA, BAPIO, CAPIH, IAPA and participating Associations) Hon’able
Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Parallel Session
1. 1. Head & Neck - Dr. Jatin Shah
2. GI – Dr. Prateek Sharma
3. ACLS & BLS – Workshop Continues
4. Update in Medicine – Public Health, National Health Policy & District Plans
5. HIT – Application of Technology to improve patient care – Dr. Anuj Bhargava
6. Emergency care in India and Gujarat ( AHA president, DGI, MOH)
7:30 am - 12:00 pm AHA BLS & ACLS – Workshop Continues
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Enhancing & Accelerating Implementation
Medical Alumni, Medical Colleges, Public & Private entities collaboration
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AHA BLS & ACLS – workshop continues
Head & Neck – workshop continues
Updates in Medicine – Nephrology & Renal Transplant
- Maternal & Child Health, Mental Health, Education
- Individual Philanthropy – Poster presentation
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Closing Ceremony – Dinner & Cultural Program
VIP – Chief Guest Hon’able Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Shri Vayalar Ravi & Dr.
Jayesh Shah, President AAPI (USA)
AAPI / BAPIO Family CME Cruise - Mediterranean
July 12- July 19, 2013
Combined AAPI - CAPI (Canadian Association of Physicians of Indian Origin)
Strategic Planning Meeting & Conference
August 2-5, 2013
Fort Garry Hotel & Conference Centre
AAPI’s Women’s Conference with Independence Day Parade
New York City
AAPI Legislative Day
Sept 18, 2013
AAPI Fall Governing Body Meeting
Sept 27-28, 2013
Co-ordinator: Dr. Sateesh Kathula
Pre Global Healthcare Summit (Glimpses of Gujarat) CME Tour India
Dec 24 2013 - Dec 28, 2013
AAPI Pre Summit New Year Hungama Tour and New Year Celebrations
Rann-UTSAV (White Rann)
Dec 29, 2013 - Jan 2, 2014
AAPI Global Healthcare Summit - Ahmedabad, India
Gujarat Convention Center
January 3-5, 2014
AAPI - AMA Advocacy Conference, Washington, DC
March 17, 2014
AAPI Spring Governing Body Meeting
April 18-20, 2014
Contact: Piyush Patel, MD
32nd Annual AAPI Convention - San Antonio, TX
June 25th - June 29th, 2014
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Greetings from New Jersey Physicians of Indian Origin. Support,assistance
and guidance are precious gifts for the growth of any organization. NJPIO
is moving forward with this ideas. I support the National organization’s
vision of charitable events and fund raising. The theme of “Be Fit & Be
Cool” for child hood obesity is a good cause and needs support from
everyone. I congratulate Dr. Jayesh Shah and his executive team in
selecting the theme. We express our thanks for bringing the program to
New Jersey. Child hood obesity is a growing problem in USA as well as
developing countries. The obesity leads to other comorbidities such as
diabetes,hypertension, hyperlipidemia and cardiac diseases. This will lead
to other medical illness. The cost of health care is a burden for the individuals as well as government.
We the medical professionals should educate the public and to certain extend it is our responsibility.
National AAPI is the second to AMA and we should take the lead to give this message to public. AAPI
has different regional chapters and has the capacity to spread the News. Majority of Indian doctors
came from different sites of India and are very knowledgeable to give this message. AAPI will be easily
able to carry out the mission. You have all the support from New Jersey Physicians of Indian Origin.
At this point let me congratulate the New Jersey organizers-- Dr. Seema & Sanjay Jain, Dr. Manoj
Trivedi, Dr Tarun Shah, Dr. Jayesh & Dharmi Kanuga, Dr. Durgesh Monkekar, Dr.Atul Prakash, Dr.
Ratan Mirchandani, Dr. Hemant Patel, Dr. Anand Sahu, Dr. Chitrakumar, Dr. Madhu Agarwal, Dr. Sita
Yerramalli,and Dr. Sripad Dhawlikar .Thank you all for working together for a good cause.
We are stronger as an organization with over 10,000 members and we are stable in our activities. We
had our 14th annual soup kitchen in Jay Street,Newark in December 2012. Also we had given the
scholarships and awards to the best outgoing students- Dr. Paul Therrattil and Dr. Natasha Nayak. We
are proud of them and congratulations. (12th year).Our annual function was well attended in November
2012 in spite of the setback by Hurricane Sandy. We have awarded Dr. Rajendra Kapila, (Professor
of Medicine)Dr. Pranya Vaidya (Chief of Cath Lab at Hackensack University)and Dr. Seema Jain (Vice
President of AAPI) for the exceptional contributions to our New Jersey Physicians of Indian Origin at
the annual function. We are having the young physicians meet in Summer as a picnic program and fall
will have a festival. The web site is in progress and will be functional in fall. I request you all to be a part
and participate all the activities.
Together we can achieve much more and be successful.
Wishing you all success,
Thomas Alapatt. MD
President of New Jersey Physicians of Indian Origin.
Jayesh Shah, MD
Seema Jain, MD
AAPI Vice President- Elect
President - Thomas Alapatt, MD
Vice President - Sanjay Jain, MD
Treasurer – Dr. Chitra Kumar
Secretary - S. Muthusammy
Vice President’s Message
This is our second ambitious multi-city medical scientific seminar/
musical program under the dynamic leadership of President, Dr. Jayesh
Shah on June 22, 2013. The immense hard work, commitment, and
dedication has finally paid off.
Our Convenors and Chairs at all locations have worked extremely
hard in bringing together educational and networking opportunities ending
with a spectacular evening musical program of Shankar Mahadevan-
I would like to commend the hard work of the New Jersey team under the able leadership of the
Chair Dr. Thomas Alapatt and Convener Dr. Sanjay Jain and the extremely vibrant and dynamic team
of Dr. Manoj Trivedi, Dr. Tarun Shah, Dr. Jayesh Kanuga, Dr. Dharmi Kanuga, Dr. Chitra Kumar, Dr.
Muthuswamy, Dr. Michael Perreira, and Mrs. Geeta Gallapuddi.
Our Regional Director Dr. Atul Prakash has been instrumental in arranging the scientific seminar
sponsored by Medtronic and Sunovion with world-renowned speakers.
Please visit the AAPI website to absorb our AAPI membership benefits. You will be surprised at
what bargains you can find. Please join and become members. NJAPIO has been extremely helpful
and has done a tremendous job of making this gala event a stupendous success. Kudos to our national
AAPI Coordinator Dr. Hemant Dhingra who took on the herculean task of arranging this program.
I want to express my gratitude and deep appreciation to our President, Dr. Jayesh Shah, and
the entire team, all local members for their wholehearted cooperation, commitment, and dedication.
As Vice President I have been an enthusiastic team player and as Chair of Membership
Committee I invite all of you to make our organization stronger. We have many goals to accomplish.
Thank you New Jersey!
Dr. Seema Jain
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I Dr. Sanjay Jain am highly privileged and honored to serve as your Convener
for this evening’s mesmerizing musical show of Shanker Mahadevan Loy and
Ehsan at NJPAC. This is a proud moment for our President, Dr. Jayesh Shah.
This nine city programme has been a great success and now we can plan
On this occasion, I applaud our host NJ AAPI President, Dr. Thomas Alapatt
and Central AAPI Lead Dr. Seema Jain, Vice President of AAPI, who has
worked tirelessly for this programme.
We are humbly proud of our charity services and tonight we launch our “Be Cool, Be Fit” health care
initiative for the prevention of childhood obesity. I am pleased to announce that the Piscataway School
System in the State of New Jersey is adopting this initiative. We would sincerely like to thank Dr.
Dawson and Mr. Kumar from the Board of Education of Piscataway School System. We will be adopting
1,625 children on the first phase of the programme.
I have done my utmost to keep close tabs on expenses. The financial activity has been closely monitored
and reviewed with the Treasurer, Dr. Manoj Trivedi.
It is our motive to bring consistency to the organization and consolidate our financial position. We have
worked closely, cohesively, and diligently to raise funds. We have brought members together.
My sincere thanks to my organizing committee, Dr. Seema Jain, Dr. Alapatt, Dr. Dharmi and Jayesh
Kanuga, Dr. Tarun Shah, Dr. Manoj Trivedi, Dr. Ajit Shah, and Geeta Gallapudi.
Sanjay K. Jain, M.D. Convener, NJ AAPI
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I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to
the entertainment program at NJPAC. It is my pleasure and
privilege to present this souvenir to you. At the outset, I
would like to thank the advertisers, supporters, and more
importantly, all of you for supporting AAPI. AAPI members
have always been with the organization during good and
The commitment of AAPI, under the leadership of Dr Jayesh Shah, to fight
obesity is well worth the effort. As we all know obesity is one of our major health
concerns, and we at the AAPI can definitely make a difference by helping the
population in general. “Be fit - Be cool” theme is appropriate for our mission to
fight obesity. Various local chapters, including New Jersey chapters, have joined
Dr. Shah to bring awareness of obesity in the general public. With the nine city
tour of Shankar Mahadevan, AAPI will raise sufficient funds to help contribute to
fight obesity. I am hopeful, that AAPI will institute various educational programs
to increase awareness , in an attempt to overcome the obesity problem our
society is facing.
Today, NJAAPI, in association with National AAPI, is proud to present to you the
musical master Shankar Mahadaven and his trio. They will definitely mesmerize
you. I hope you will enjoy the show.
With Best Wishes,
Tarun Shah, M.D.
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