With an endeavor to bring together physicians of Indian Origin from across the globe together on one platform, the Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) today organized its inaugural press conference, with a vision to improving healthcare worldwide.

The conference was addressed by the Executive Committee of GAPIO including Dr Prathap C Reddy, President of the society (Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group), Dr Sanku Rao, Vice President (Consultant Gastroenterologist, USA), Dr Ramesh Mehta, Secretary General (Consultant Paediatrician, UK) along with other renowned names from Indian and global healthcare.

It is estimated that there are 1.2 million Physicians of Indian Origin working not only in India, but also, in most of the countries around the world. This strong diaspora of Indian doctors need a common professional platform. There is a need for greater visibility and cohesion of these Physicians. It is with these objectives that the society, Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) has been formed.

Breakout sessions:

Research – Global importance in health care,
Education – International alliance and standards
Healthcare Policy and Public health in India,
UN MDG and Global Health (Women and Child Health, HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases)
Role of medical students, Residents and Young Physicians
Application of Health Information Technology
Mental Health Project and Best Practices
Quality Improvement and patient safety
Therapeutic Interchange (Surgery, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease)