Shri Venkiah Naidu, Vice President of India, to Preside Over Closing Ceremony of AAPI’s 11th Annual Global Healthcare Summit In Kolkata, West Bengal


New York, NY: December 3, 2017: “The Honorable Shri Venkiah Naidu, the Vice President of India, has gracious consented to be the Chief Guest at the 11th annual Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) organized by the Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs & Indian Ministry of Health and the government of West Bengal, on December 30th,” Dr. Gautam Samadder, President of AAPI, announced here today.

In a personal letter dated November 29th, with a hand-written note to Dr. Samadder, Shri Naidu wrote, “Dear Sir Gautam Samadder ji, Namaste. Thank you for your letter dated November 16th, 2017. I shall be glad to be the Chief Guest at the Closing Ceremony of the 11th American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Global Healthcare Summit on December 30th, 2017 at Kolkata.”

The historic Summit is being held at the famous JW Marriott, Kolkata, West Bengal, India from December 28th to 31st, 2017 and will be attended and addressed by over 50 world renowned speakers from India, US and from around the world, and industry. With world renowned artists performing on stage, the delegates at the Summit will be treated to an exceptionally high quality cultural extravaganza. The Summit will also result in the inauguration of the first ever free AAPI sponsored health clinic in the state of West Bengal, serving thousands of people from the north eastern region of India.

With over 200 physicians from the United States, the Summit is expected to be attended by nearly 1,000 delegates from around the world. Dr. Samadder said, “To be held for the first time in Kolkata, this year, AAPI Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) will have many new initiatives and also will be carrying the torch of ongoing projects undertaken by AAPI’s past leaders. In addition, several prominent leaders both from India and abroad will be addressing the Summit, including the President of India and the Chief Minister of West Bengal.”

Offering Trainings to First Responders, a CEO Forum by a galaxy of CEOs from around the world, inauguration of AAPI-sponsored clinic, CMEs, cultural events, Dinner Cruise on the Ganges, interactive roundtables, clinical practice workshops, scientific poster/research session and meet-the-expert sessions, Women’s Forum by internally acclaimed successful worm from India, a special session on Public-Private Partnership featuring AAPI Healthcare Charitable showcase & innovation, and Town Hall sessions resulting in a White Paper on helping create policies benefitting the people of India, are only some of the major highlights of the Healthcare Summit, Dr. Naresh Parekh, President-Elect of AAPI, said.

The GHS Pre-Summit (DUBAI) at the Hyatt Regency from December 24-28, 2017, will provide a unique Christmas Dinner Cruise, City tour to Palm Island, Khalifa Tower, Burj Hotel, Dubai mall, Dubai Museum, etc. Desert Safari including camel ride and belly dancing shows. The Post GHS TOUR to the heavenly Bhutan from January 1-4, 2018, will take delegates to the world renowned and ancient Takshang Monestary, Hike in Tiger's Nest, Buddha Dordenma, National Heritage museum & Dochula. For those who want to enjoy the beautiful Assam, can tour this beautiful state of Assam from January 4-8, 2018, touringf Kaziranga National Park including Rhino Park, Nehru Stadium, Assam Rajyik State Museum, Guwahati Market, Kamakhya Temple and dinner at the Governor’s Mansion. The Summit will also offer everyday Guided Tours and Evening Entertainments to the delegates, and will conclude with a special New Year’s eve gala party, welcoming the New Year 2018 with family, fun and entertainment.

“With the changing trends and statistics in healthcare, both in India and US, we are refocusing our mission and vision, AAPI would like to make a positive meaningful impact on the healthcare delivery system both in the US and in India,” Dr. Samadder said. For more information on Global Health Summit, please visit www.aapiusa.org

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