The Indian Medical Association of New England held its annual gala on Saturday Nov 23, at the Cambridge Marriott hotel in Cambridge, MA. In the IMANE tradition, several members of the community were honored at the event.
The event opened with a welcome by President Dr. Sajani Shah -Kapasi who recounted the accomplishments of the year that included a wide variety of activities including a health fair to serve the underprivileged.
She recognized the past presidents of IMANE and acknowledged the services of the committee members.
Dr. Shailender Bhasin, director of the research program in men's health at Brigham and Women's hospital gave a detailed talk on his research on testosterone biology while Dr. Sanjay Shetty, CEO of Steward Health Care enlightened the audience on the subtleties of accountable care organizations. Dr. Ravi Jagirdhar, President of AAPI spoke about the organization and highlighted its accomplishments.
A new team was elected for IMANE which consists of:
President: Dr. Seema Arora
President-Elect: Dr. Sapna Aggrawal
Past President: Dr. Sajani Shah Kapasi
Secretory: Dr. Samir Kapasi
Treasurer: Dr. Subha Thiagarajan
Members at Large: Dr. Devila Shah, Dr. Smita Patel, Dr. Tapasya Srivastava, Dr. Paul Mathew, and Dr. Rajiv Nanda
The members of the new board of trustees are:
Chairperson: Dr. Geeta Trivedi
Treasurer: Dr Tejaswini Shah
Members: Dr. Salil Midha, Dr Pramod Shah, and Dr.Vikas Desai.
Nominating Committee Chairman: Dr. Mohani Malhotra
AAPI Region 7 Representative: Dr. Sajani Shah Kapasi.
The following members were honored with different awards:
Distinguished Physician: Dr. Baltej Maini
Community Service Award: Dr. Kunwar Singh
IMANE Ambassador Award: Dr. Sapna Aggarwal
President's Awards: Dr. Manorma Mathur, Dr. Suresh Reddy, Dr. Paul Mathew, and Dr. Kanu Patel.
The MC Dr. Paul Matthew was delightful and kept the audience entertained with his humor. As IMANE moves to the next year under the leadership of Dr. Seema Arora, Lokvani wishes the team great success.