Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO)

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

GAPIO fight against COVID 19

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.


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.


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".


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.


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 : 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 : 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 : 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.


“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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