Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO)

"Improving Health Worldwide"

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

Past Confrences

9th Annual Conference at Mumbai
28th Dec - 30th Dec 2018

Global Healthcare Summit (GHS), organized jointly by Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) and American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) was held on 28th - 30th December 2018 at Hotel Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai, India.

Hon’ble Shri Ram Nath Kovind, President of India inaugurated the conference. Hon’ble Shri C Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra and Hon’ble Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra were present.

Hon’ble President told the delegates - how does one achieve that perfect triangle of quality, cost and access? One way is to build alliances – between doctors and patient groups, between civil society and industry, between researchers and practitioners and ultimately between countries.

Hon’ble President was further concerned about another shared challenge of life-style diseases – such as diabetes and obesity – which is a serious public health issue both in India and the US. The prevention and management of life-style diseases offers scope for cooperation, including by bringing traditional Indian wellness practices to modern medical systems.

Leading Physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country and overseas converged onto Mumbai to exchange knowledge and best practices on recent global medical advances, to develop vibrant and viable health policy agendas, and address growing healthcare challenges.

Scientific sessions focusing on Oncology, GI/Liver, Cardiology, Urology, NCD’s, Allergy & Immunology, Diabetes, Women’s Health and Chronic Kidney Disease were held on 29th and 30th December 2018.

CEO forum discussed ways to ensure healthcare for all, lower cost and effective medicines to make India the world leader in this field. The CEO forum also had a special discussion on finding ways to successfully implement “AYUSHMAN BHARAT”.

Women’s forum was inaugurated by Ms. Amruta Fadnavis, First Lady of Maharashtra.

150 policemen of Mumbai were given training of Basic Life Support (BLS).

An update and discussions to develop practical solutions for strengthening TB Free India and addressing non-communicable diseases.

Sanofi-GAPIO awards and GAPIO-SIEMENS Awards were conferred at award ceremony on 28th December.

Sanofi-GAPIO Lifetime Achievement Award was conferred on Padma Shri and Dr. B C Roy Awardee Dr. Pukhraj Bafna from Chhattisgarh.

Sanofi-GAPIO Service Excellence Award was presented to Dr. Sajal Sen and Dr. P K Panda.

Sanofi-GAPIO Leadership Award was presented to Dr. Ashish Aneja, Dr. Prasad Rao Nimmagadda and Dr. Surendra Gupta. 

Sanofi-GAPIO Special Appreciation award was presented to Ms. Namita Thapar, Executive Director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals

GAPIO-SIEMENS Innovation Award was presented to Dr. Sagar Jawale, Dr. Raju Vaishya, Dr. Sai Satish, Dr. Sanjiv Jasuja, Prof. Dhavendra Kumar, Dr. P N Renjen and Dr. Subramania Iyer in seven different innovation categories.


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