WASHINGTON: Over 2,000 delegates are expected to attend the 32nd annual convention of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) from June 25 to 29, according to AAPI president Jayesh Shah.
Nina Davuluri, the first ever Indian American to be crowned Miss USA will speak at AAPI Women's Forum Session, while noted chef Sanjay Thumma will present tasty and healthy food.
The convention will also have an AAPI bone marrow drive, professional plenary sessions and lively Bollywood entertainment by stars all the way from India, Shah said.
The continuing medical education programme will provide updates in diabetes, lipids, cardiology, women's health, psychiatry, oncology, pulmonary medicine, pain management, and maternal foetal medicine.
"The AAPI Convention offers an opportunity to meet directly with top physicians who are leaders in their fields and play an integral part in the decision-making process regarding new products and services," Seema Jain, vice-president of AAPI, said.
Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, AAPI is the largest ethnic medical organisation in the U.S. representing the interests of over 60,000 physicians and 15,000 medical students and residents of Indian heritage in the U.S.