Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO)

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GAPIO fight against COVID 19

Recent Advances in Management of COVID – 19

A comprehensive 75-minute session on “Recent Advances in Management of COVID – 19” was organized by ‘The Global Indian Physicians COVID-19 Collaborative at 07:00 PM IST on Saturday 12th September 2020. Reputed well known speakers from USA, UK and India had covered different aspects of ‘Management of COVID 19’ to keep abreast of the latest treatment guidelines -When, What and Why. In Remdesivir, speakers will cover - When and how long to use, what to watch out, when not to use. In which patient the plasma therapy should be tried, how soon it should be initiated, when to repeat, how many times plasma therapy can be given, what should be the gap between the first and second plasma therapy. Under steroids when should steroids be started (any criteria), which is the preferred steroid (Dexamethasone, Methylprednisolone and Hydrocortisone), what is the dose and length of treatment, mode of withdrawal in recovered patients and efficacy based on the published data for all experimental therapies.


Genext India Doctors - Future of Indian Healthcare

Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) has organized a virtual session on “Genext India Doctors - Future of Indian Healthcare” at 05:30 PM IST on Friday, 25th September 2020. Dr. Mauli Mehta, Vice President, External Affairs, Medical Students Association of India shared the “Perspective of medical students” and Dr. Shubham Anand, Founder Global Association of Indian Medical Students (GAIMS) speak on “COVID-19 and Medical Students”. Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group and Founder President GAPIO have shared the “Leadership Mantras”. This was followed by question and answer session.


Importance and Relevance of Adult Vaccination in COVID times

Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) has organized a virtual session on “Importance and Relevance of Adult Vaccination in COVID times” at 07:00 PM IST on Saturday, 26th September 2020 to update on latest developments to spread awareness for adult vaccination. Padma Bhushan Dr. NK Ganguly, former Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Dr. Vinay is Head of unit of Infectious Diseases, Adult vaccinology and Travel medicine at Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore, Dr. Ravi Mehta, Senior consultant, Interventional Pulmonology at Apollo Hospitals, Jayanagar Bangalore, Dr. Ashok Dutta, Former Director, Professor and Head of the department of Pediatrics at Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi and Dr. Bakulesh is Executive Director – Research & Development at Cadila Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ahmedabad have covered different aspects of various types of Adult vaccines and their benefit during this COVID times. This was followed by question and answer session.


COVID-19 Vaccine Update

A comprehensive 90-minute session on “COVID-19 Vaccine update” was organized by 'The Global Indian Physicians COVID-19 Collaborative' at 7:00 PM IST on Saturday, 10th October 2020 through zoom to keep abreast of latest developments in COVID-19 Vaccine. Anything that anybody wants to know about COVID-19 vaccines being developed across the globe was covered during this session. Prof. Swaminathan Soumya from WHO, Prof. Vinod Paul from NITI Aayog and renowned faculty from USA, UK had answered the questions pertaining to vaccines that are in phase III trials raised by the participants. Prof. Swaminathan Soumya, Chief Scientist who was most recently WHO's Deputy Director-General for Programmes, Prof. Vinod Paul from NITI Aayog, Government of India, Prof. Piyush Gupta, President-elect of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Prof Daniel R Lucey from USA, Prof. Adam Finn from UK and Prof. Shyam Kukreja from India have shared the perspectives of US, UK, Indian and Chinese vaccines. This was followed by question and answer session. Read More..


The Global Indian Physicians COVID 19 Collaborative

Launch of Global Indian Physicians COVID 19 Collaborative by GAPIO, AAPI, BAPIO, CINS and CAPIH. The Global Indian Physicians COVID 19 Collaborative was launched by Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO), American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), British Association of Physicians of Indian origin (BAPIO), the Canadian Indian Network Society (CINS) and Canadian Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage (CAPIH). Speakers include: Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Founder Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, India Dr. Vinod Paul, Member NITI AAYOG, India Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, Board of Trustee, AMA, USA Dr. Kamlesh Khunti, Professor Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine, UK Padma Shri Dr Sudhir Parikh.


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COVID - 19 Pandemic

Dr. Arun Garg, Member of Executive Committee of GAPIO from Canada on COVID 19 Pandemic. One of the best ways to prevent infection from the new Coronavirus is to wash your hands.


Dr. Arun Garg, Member of Executive Committee of GAPIO from Canada on COVID - 19 Pandemic. How can the East and West combine their ideas to provide the best services to the people of the world to fight against COVID 19 Pandemic.


Management of Pediatric COVID-19

A session on “Management of Pediatric COVID-19” was organized through zoom by Global Indian Physicians COVID-19 Collaborative on Saturday, the 23rd May at 07:00 PM IST. This comprehensive 60 minute session on Pediatric COVID-19 was available to doctors across USA, UK Canada, Australia, India and other parts of the world as per the corresponding time in different time zones. Dr. Sara Goza, President of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Dr. Russell Viner, President of Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and Dr. Bakul Parikh, President of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) had shared the perspective of their countries. The session was followed by questions and answers sessions. 547 participants joined during this session on “Management of Pediatric COVID-19".


Lab Diagnosis and Infection Control

A session on “Lab Diagnosis and Infection Control” was organized through zoom by Global Indian Physicians COVID-19 Collaborative on 30th April 2020 at 07:00 PM IST. This was a comprehensive 60 minute session with faculty from US, Canada, UK and India to cover all that we need to know about lab diagnosis and infection control in COVID-19. The session was followed by questions and answers sessions.


Clinical Management of COVID-19

A session on “Clinical Management of COVID-19” was organized through zoom by Global Indian Physicians COVID-19 Collaborative on Saturday, 6th June at 07:00 PM IST. This comprehensive 75 minute session was available to doctors across USA, UK Canada, Australia, India and other parts of the world as per the corresponding time in different time zones. Apart from other prominent speakers, Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Dr. Rajan Sharma, National President, Indian Medical Association (IMA) had shared the COVID-19 containment strategy in India and IMA perspective. The session was followed by questions and answers sessions.


COVID-19 in India

COVID-19 in India : A comprehensive 60-minute session on “COVID-19 in India” was organized by Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) at 05:30 PM IST on Sunday, 28th June, 2020 during the First Virtual Summit of AAPI, USA. Renowned speakers Prof. Vinod Paul, Member Niti Aayog, India, Prof. S K Sarin, Director, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, India, Prof. Randeep Guleria, Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Prof. N K Ganguly, President Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation (AHERF), India shared with the participants, the containment strategy of COVID-19 in India, Lab testing/ Sero-prevalence, Clinical Care, Research and Innovation. This was followed by questions and answers session.


Therapy for COVID-19

Therapy for COVID-19 : When to use, When not to use and Efficacy A comprehensive 75-minute session on “Therapy for COVID-19- When to use, When not to use and Efficacy” to keep abreast of the latest developments in Therapy for COVID-19, was organized by Global Indian Physicians COVID-19 Collaborative at 07:00 PM IST on Sunday, 12th July, 2020. Renowned speakers Dr Ram Gopalakrishnan, India, Dr Girendra Sadera, UK, Dr Pavan Bhatraju, USA, Dr Sai Praveen Haranath, India, Dr Pooja Shah, USA and Dr Agam Vora, India spoke on different topics. This was followed by questions and answers session.


Discourse by His Holiness Dalai Lama “Compassion in Medical Practice

Discourse by His Holiness Dalai Lama “Compassion in Medical Practice : A session with His Holiness Dalai Lama on “Compassion in Medical Practice" was organized by The Global Indian Physician COVID-19 Collaborative jointly with Indian Yoga Association at 09:00 AM IST on 23rd July 2020. After Discourse for 45 minutes by His Holiness Dalai Lama, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman Apollo Hospitals Group and Founder President GAPIO; Dr. Anupuam Sibal, President GAPIO; Dr. Akshay Anand, Prof. PGIMER Chandigarh; Nobel Laureate Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Prof. UCSF, USA; Dr. Valery Feigin, Editor Neuroepidemiology, New Zealand; Dr. Danilo Santaella, HOD University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda, President AAPI; Dr. Ramesh Mehta, President BAPIO and Dr. Sudhir Parikh, Secretary General GAPIO interacted with His Holiness Dalai Lama during the session.


Demystifying Lab Diagnosis in COVID-19

Demystifying Lab Diagnosis in COVID-19 : A comprehensive 75-minute session on “Demystifying Lab diagnosis of COVID 19” was organized by The Global Indian Physicians COVID-19 Collaborative at 07:00 PM IST on Saturday, 8th August 2020. Reputed well known speakers Dr. Nikhil Bhayani, USA, Dr. Ratnamani, India, Dr Prashanth Patel, UK, Dr. Sushmita Roy Chowdhury, India, Dr. Ramasubramanian, India, Dr. Manoj Jain, USA have covered different aspects of ‘Lab diagnosis of COVID-19’ to keep abreast of the latest developments.


9th Annual Conference of GAPIO

“Hon'ble Shri Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, addressing the delegates during the inaugural ceremony of 9th Annual Conference of GAPIO held on 28th–30th December 2018 at Hotel Taj Palace, Mumbai.”

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