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Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO)

"Improving Health Worldwide"

Background & History

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Background & History
"To empower physicians of Indian origin to achieve highest professional standards."

Antigua Agenda

Draft Program for Midyear conference at Antigua

3rd - 5th May 2019


Friday 3rd May 2019




4:00 to 6:00 PM

EC meeting of GAPIO Followed by dinner for Guests


Scientific Program

Saturday 4th May 2019




09:00 - 10:00


Registration and Inauguration



Session 1


10.00 am - 11:00 am

Chair: Dr Sanku Rao (USA)

Topic: ...............................

Topic: “Current concepts in preventing and managing congestive heart failure“


Dr. Dr Georgette Meade (Antigua)

Dr. Brahma Prakash - (USA)

Session 2

Nephrology / Transplant

11.00 am - 12:00 noon

Chair: Dr. Alafea Stevens (Antigua)

Topic: ................................


Dr. George Mansoor (Antigua)

Inaugural Ceremony



12.00 – 12.55 hours


12.00 – 12.10 hours







 12.10 – 12.25 hours


12.25 – 12.35 hours


12.35 – 12.55 hours


12:55 – 13:00  hours

Chair: Dr Ramesh Mehta and Mr Neal Simon


Request dignitaries to be seated on the dais and welcome address


Welcome address and presentation of bouquet to Chief Guest


Lighting of Lamp by Chief Guest and other dignitaries


“Proud to be an Indian”


Introduction of Chief Guest: His Excellency High Commissioner Mahalingam V 

High Commission of India, Georgetown, Guyana


Address by Chief Guest


Presentation of memento to Chief Guest




Dr Neal Simon 



Dr. Ramesh Mehta (UK)


 Dr. Anupam Sibal (India)


Dr Sudhir Parikh (USA)




HE High Commissioner Mahalingam V 


Dr. Sanku Rao (USA)

13:00 - 13:45



Guest Lecture

13.45 – 14.05

Chair: Dr. Abhijat Seth (India)

"Evolving Role of Artificial Intelligence Future in Medicine" 


Prof Arun Jamkar (India)

Guest Lecture


14.05 – 14.25

Chair: Dr. Sanku Rao (USA)

"Vedic Wisdom and Modern Medicine" 

Dr. K K Aggarwal (India) 


Session 4


14:25- 15:05


Chair: Sekeena Goodwin (Antigua)


“Addressing Cleft Palate as a Global Challenge”


Dr. Felicity Mehendale (UK)


Session 5


15:05 - 15:45

Chair: Dr Sudhir Parikh (USA)


“Diabetes care: Making it sustainable”


“Transition care in Diabetes”


Prof.  Parag Singhal (UK)


Prof. Shailesh Shankar (UK)

15.45 – 16.00


Guest Lecture

16:00 - 16:20 

Chair: Leslie Walwyn (Antigua)


Role of Leadership in Medicine


 Dr. Hemadri (UK)

Guest Lecture


16:20 – 16:40

Global perspective on higher medical education


Dr Purva Hemadri (UK)

Session 7

16:40 - 17:30

Chair: Dr Ramesh Mehta (UK)


Global opportunities in healthcare 

Dr. Sudhir Parikh
Dr. Anupam Sibal
Dr. Abhijat Sheth




Vote of thanks




 Conference Ends


18.30 Hrs



10:00 - 12:00 

Sunday 5th May 2019

Round of AUA