AAPI’s 40th convention to host special women’s forum


The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) 40th annual convention and scientific sessions will host a special women’s forum with a theme, “Trailblazing Titans To Share Their Tales.”

The AAPI’s 2022 convention organized by the AAPI’s Texas chapter, will be held from June 23-26, in the city of San Antonio, Texas at Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center.

The women’s forum is scheduled for Friday, June 26. AAPI is one of the largest ethnic organizations of physicians and it represents the interests of the over 100,000 physicians of Indian origin,

“During the 40th annual convention in San Antonio, Texas, leading women leaders in pharmaceuticals, academic and private settings will inspire us with how they tackled the hurdles,” Dr. Anupama Gotimukula, the fourth woman President in AAPI’s four-decade-long history said through the press note.

Dr. Chaithanya Mallikarjun, Chair of the women’s forum convention committee said accomplished women leaders from various fields will speak about their successful journeys and experiences while achieving their goals.

Dr. Seema Arora, Chair, AAPI National Women Physicians Committee, and a past Chair Board of Trustees of AAPI, said, the panel would bring trailblazer women who have achieved extraordinary feats in each of their phenomenal lives.

“This exhilarating forum is being organized with the objective of bringing together some of the most accomplished women under one roof who will be sharing their extraordinary experiences while climbing the ladder of success, thus inspiring other women,” said Dr. Arora.

Dr. Udaya Shivangi, Advisor to AAPI women’s forum underscored the importance of the women’s forum in AAPI convention and how it has evolved and today it’s one of the much sought-after event.

“The women’s forum is where successful and powerful women come and share their life’s dreams, and challenges and this empower and inspires other women. Today’s Forum is about how career changes by women affect them and the larger society,” Dr Shivangi said.

Dr. Jayesh Shah, Convention Chair and Past President of AAPI said in Texan style said through a press note. “It is with great pleasure that I, along with the San Antonio -2022 Convention Team, welcome you to the 40th AAPI Annual Convention in San Antonio, the 8th largest city in the US. I still have vivid memories of inviting you to San Antonio in 2014. This is going to be the 4th convention in Texas.”

According to AAPI’s press release, the women’s forum is organized by the convention committee led by Dr. Chaithanya Mallikarjun, Chair with its members: Dr. Heta Javeri, Dr. Ruchi Kaushik, Dr. Hetal Gadhia, and Dr. Dharam Kaushik.

The confirmed panelists at the women’s forum include: Dr. Juby A. Jacob-Nara, a Public Health Physician, Vice President and Head of Global Medical Respiratory Allergy & Gastroenterology (Sanofi-Genzyme) who has been a part of over 50 new medicines successfully launched including vaccines in the US and globally; Dr. Kalpalatha Guntupalli, Endowed Professor for Pulmonary Disorders, Baylor College of Medicine; Dr. Sowjanya Mohan, Group Chief Medical Officer, Texas Group/Tenet Health; and, Ms. Rosemary Hickman, Semmes Foundation Education Manager at the Mcnay Art Museum.