Healthcare in India is one of the largest sectors, in terms of revenue and employment. India is making tremendous progress in the healthcare sector and is building modern medical facilities throughout the country. Physicians of Indian origin have earned a name for themselves in the medical field and India is now being touted as a medical tourism hub. With a rise in population, there is an urgent need to create additional health infrastructure, which entails a higher level of planning, collaboration, and investment in the Indian healthcare market in the coming years.
It’s in this context, the groundbreaking AAPI Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) from December 28th to 31st, 2018 in Mumbai, organized by the Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) in collaboration with the Government of India, with participation from some of the world’s most well-known physicians, and industry leaders becomes very critical and significant.
“This international healthcare summit is a progressive transformation from the first Indo-US Healthcare Summit launched by AAPI USA in 2007,” Dr. Naresh Parikh, President of AAPI, says. “Providing a forum for innovative opportunities for learning, networking and giving back to our motherland that have now enabled us to plan ahead and prepare for an outstanding event that will have over 300 very prominent and talented physicians and surgeons from abroad, in addition to the hundreds of physicians from India, who are very passionate about serving their homeland, mother India.”
“Under the leadership of Dr. Naresh Parikh this year, AAPI is poised for a quantum leap in its activities in India with initiatives in new directions,” says Ravi Ravi Jahagirdar, M.D., Chairman of 2018 Global Healthcare Summit. “The Global Health Summit in December this year, will witness an expanded International Research Competition for budding residents and physicians - overseen by all the Medical Schools in Mumbai, with generous awards for the winners.”
For the first time, GAPIO (Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) will team up with a sizable representation, to promote a worldwide platform for Global Health. In keeping with its "needs based" approach, AAPI has identified the specter of Muti-Drug Resistant TB as the "Challenge of the Year," and starting with a think tank, will oversee multisite implementation and monitoring, with involvement from the US Embassy and its Health Attache - who also represents the interests of Human and Health Resources in the USA, and works in tandem with the Clinton and the Gates Foundations.
The Women’s Leadership Forum this year is spearheaded by Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis, the dynamic and talented young wife of the Chief Minister, who is also the Chief Hostess for the entire event, Dr. Asha Parikh, Chairwoman for the Women’s Forum announced.
“While seeking to identify ways for greater collaboration and cooperation between the physicians and health care providers in India with those of Indian origin and major healthcare providers abroad, the Summit will focus on prevention, diagnosis, treatment options and share ways to truly improve healthcare transcending global boundaries,” says Dr. Raj Bhayani, Co-Chair of the GHS.
With the objective of enabling people in India to access high quality, affordable, and cost-effective world class health services, the Summit to be held in collaboration with the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs & Ministry of Health, will
provide a platform for planning for new initiatives and strengthening the past programs and actions.
As a testimony to ensuring continuity in previous initiatives, the hugely successful CPR training of police officers continues yet another year, as part of the Trauma Brain Injury (TBI) initiative.
Anwar Feroz, Strategic Advisor of AAPI, said, “For the first time at a CEO Forum - this year will have a full dedication to the AYUSHMAN BHARAT initiative by our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the Government of India, an ambitious project to provide financial support for about 500 million needy but poor patients.”
The participants will arrive from AYUSH, healthcare industry, academia, and from regulatory and clinical leaders, to brainstorm this gigantic challenge, and how to make it work.
For relaxation and entertainment, there will be a kaleidoscope of cultural presentations of Western India, featuring well known artists. Being held in Mumbai, one cannot be surprised to have special appearance by top stars from the Bollywood world.
“With the changing trends and statistics in healthcare, both in India and US, we are refocusing our mission and vision of GHS 2018, and AAPI would like to make a positive meaningful impact on the healthcare in India,” Dr. Parikh says. “In our quest to fulfill the mission of AAPI, we are proud to share best practices and experiences from leading experts in the world and develop actionable plans for launching demonstration projects that enable access to affordable and quality healthcare for all people.”
With such a striking agenda, this 2018 Global Health Summit in Mumbai promises to be one of the best ever. Register ASAP - to get the better rooms and locations. There will be NO AAPI CANCELLATION CHARGES until November 1st, 2018 - just in case you may have to change plans afterwards. Still more, the Early Bird Special with the discounted rates has been extended to September 30th. Do not miss the opportunity. For more information on Global Healthcare Summit 2018, please visit www.aapiusa.org.