Kolkata: The city will host a two-day conference from 11th January to discuss solutions in healthcare for improving health worldwide.

Organised by the Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, the conference will be held at Hotel ITC Sonar. Shri. Amit Mitra, Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Govt. of West Bengal will be the Chief Guest at the conference.

Kolkata is hosting this summit for the first time. This event aims to deliberate measure which can be taken with the help of Indian doctors working in India and overseas for better healthcare delivery across the globe.

Conference shall focus on the theme “The Non communicable Diseases Epidemic – Meeting the Challenges”. More than 300 delegates are expected from India and overseas.

Renowned National and International faculty will give talks covering seven clinical sessions comprising of Cardiac Sciences, Neurosciences, Diabetes, Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation, Robotics, Nephrology / Kidney Transplantation and Oncology during this conference.

GAPIO was envisaged by Dr. Prathap C Reddy Chairman Apollo Hospitals Group; Dr Sanku Rao Past President American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and Dr Ramesh Mehta President British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin in January 2011 to bring doctors of Indian origin together from all over the world under one umbrella organization.

GAPIO was launched to bring together 1.2 million physicians of Indian origin in the world on one professional platform. This substantial workforce of physicians is a valuable resource, which can help to mobilize significant developments in the healthcare globally. GAPIO already has representation from 21 countries in the President’s Council.

GAPIO is a nonprofit organization and its vision is to improve health worldwide. GAPIO stands to empower physicians of Indian origin to achieve highest professional standards, to provide affordable good quality healthcare, to contribute to local and regional community development and thereby help to reduce health inequalities and alleviate suffering globally.