News India Times – that’s all you need to know AAPI Urges Physicians To Register For 17th Global Healthcare Summit 2024 In India T he President of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Dr. Anjana Samadder, announced in Chicago Sept. 11, 2023, that registration spaces are filling up fast for AAPI’s 17th annual Global Healthcare Summit 2024, which is scheduled to be held at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi, from January 1-3rd and at the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Mahe in Karnataka, from January Jan. 4-6, 2024. Dr. Sampat Shivangi, chair of GHS 2024 said, “Future of Healthcare and Artificial Intelligence” will be the theme for the GHS 2024. AAPI is collabo- rating with Kasturba Medical College, the Indian Medical Association, and the Government of the State of Karnataka, to organize the convention. Latest Advances, CME, ELS, Discussions on Research Methodology, and ScientificWriting by Academic Experts will be part of the summit. Several prominent physicians and academi- cians have accepted to be keynote speakers, a press release from AAPI said. Apart frommaking quality healthcare affordable and accessible to all the people of India, GHS 2024 will also focus on promoting technology including artificial intel- ligence in healthcare, Dr. Lokesh Edara, chair of AAPI BOT said. The focus this year will be on Mental Health, Infant and Maternal Mortality as well as Medical Jeopardy and Research Poster presentations by medical students. In addition, there will be panel discussions by International Medical Education experts and National Medical Council Board officials and mentoring of Young Professionals. The CEO forum will focus on Equity, Ethics, and Physi- cian Burnout issues. TheWomen’s Forum will deliberate on Gender Bias and Leadership. Dr. Manoj Jain, Chair of CETI – Collaboration to Eliminate TB in India supported by CDC and USAID, will discuss their ongoing long-term TB Elimination Projects in India. Other activities will include CPR Training for Police personnel; aWalkathon on combating mental health stigma and prevention of Childhood Obesity, and several other initiatives will be announced, including treatment modalities for non-communicable medical diseases. According to Dr. Anupam Seibel, GHS chair – New Delhi, the Summit expects about 400 delegates from around the world. Lt. Gen. Dr. M.D. Venkatesh, co-chair of GHS, noted that many of the attendees are recognized specialists in their fields and occupy important position. “AAPI GHS offers an opportunity to meet directly with these physicians who are leaders in their fields and play an integral part in the decision-making process regard- ing new products and services,” Dr. Satheesh Kathula, president-elect of AAPI said. Other executives of AAPI commented on different aspects of the upcoming Summit and its goals of bringing the best and the brightest to the meetings. Among those who dwelt on various aspects of the upcom- ing Summet were GHS Convenor – USA, Dr. Subra- manya Bhatt; Dr. Rohit Singh, GHS convenor-India; CME Chair-USA Dr. Banbwal Suresh Balinga, CME Chair-India Dr. Padmaraj Hegde; and GHS Scientific Chair Dr. Rajendran Alappan. Dr. Amit Chakrabarty, vice president, commented on the learning opportunities and collaborative rela- tionships that have enabled AAPI and participating organizations to plan and prepare for the event. Dr. Sumul Raval, secretary, said the Summit was aimed at exploring possibilities for greater collabora- tion and cooperation between the physicians and health care providers in India with those of Indian origin and major health-care providers abroad. Dr. Sreeni Gangasani, treasurer, noted how the Summit had harnessed the power of Indian doctors worldwide, and how the platform has evolved with the support of prominent global and Indian medical associations, to deliver better healthcare in both US and India. Dr. Sampath Shivangi pointed out how AAPI is collaborating with senior leaders from leading healthcare institutions and organizations, both private and public, with the ultimate goal of providing accessible and affordable high-quality healthcare to all people of India. The Global Healthcare Summit has come a long way from the first Indo-US Healthcare Summit launched by AAPI USA in 2007, organizers noted, adding that strategic alliances have been developed with various organiza- tions. Dr. Samadder said, AAPI is hopeful that several inter- national healthcare industry partners are looking for op- portunities to participate at this event for greater collabo- ration on Research & Development and philanthropic engagements. She thanked all the AAPI executives and members for their hard work. For more details, visit: To register for the Global Healthcare Summit 2023, visit: https:// By a StaffWriter Community News India Times September 22, 2023 6 Photo:courtesyAAPI Dr. Anjana Samadder, president of aAPI, speaking at a Delhi press meet January 9, 2023. India Raises Concern Over Death Of Indian Student In Seattle T he Consulate General of India in San Francisco has raised con- cerns over the handling of a case involving a young Indian-origin woman, Jaahnavi Kandula who was killed by a police vehicle, and has demanded a through investigation and action against those involved. The matter pertains to the reports showing an officer appearing to joke and bursting into laughter over the death of an Indian-origin student who was killed in January this year. “Recent reports including in media of the handling of Ms Jaahnavi Kandula’s death in a road accident in Seattle in Janu- ary are deeply troubling. We have taken up the matter strongly with local authori- ties in Seattle andWashington State as well as senior officials inWashington DC for a thorough investigation and action against those involved in this tragic case,” the Consulate General of India stated on X (formerly Twitter). It added, “The Consulate and Embassy will continue to closely follow up on this matter with all concerned authorities”. On Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, the Seattle Police Department released footage from accused officer Daniel Auderer’s body camera. Auderer left his body camera on after responding to the South Lake Union area where a marked patrol vehicle driven by another officer Kevin Dave struck and killed Kandula, according to an NBC News report. In the footage Auderer, who serves as vice president of the Seattle Police Officers Guild, is driving and can be heard talking about the accident that in- volved 23-year-old graduate student Kandula in a call with the guild’s president Mike Solan. In the video, Au- derer can be heard saying “she is dead” before bursting out into laughter. Referring to Kandula, Auderer said, “No, it’s a regular person.” Towards the end of the clip, he can be heard saying, through bursts of laughter, “Yeah, just write a check. Eleven thousand dollars. She was 26 anyway,” misstating the age of the victim. He further said, “She had limited value,” NewYork Post reported. Auderer said that he did not believe a criminal investigation was being carried out. He said, “I mean, he was go- ing 50 mph. That’s not out of control. That’s not reck- less for a trained driver.” However, a report released in June revealed that Dave was driv- ing 74 mph in a 25-mph zone while responding to a different “high- priority” call, NBC News reported citing KIRO 7. In a statement on September 11, the Seattle Police Department said, “The following video was identi- fied in the routine course of business by a department employee, who, concerned about the nature of statements heard on that video, appropriately escalated their concerns through their chain of com- mand to the Chief’s Office which, fol- lowing a review of the video, referred the matter to OPA for investigation into the context in which those statements were made and any policy violation that might be implicated. This is what department policy and the City’s Accountability Ordi- nance require.” Congressman Ro Khanna, D-California, tweeted on the issue Sept. 13. “Jaahnavi Kandula came here for graduate work from India. She was killed on a crosswalk by a speeding police car, & Officer Auderer said her life had “limited value.” I thought of my Dad who came here in his 20s. Mr. Auderer, the life of every Indian immigrant has infinite value,” Rep. Khanna said. “Anyone who thinks that a human life has “limited value” should not be serving in law enforcement,” Khanna tweeted. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, D-Washington, strongly condemned the statements made by Auderer, as did Con- gressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Illinois. “The recording of a Seattle Police officer making light of her death and question- ing the value of her life is disgusting and unacceptable. I urge the Seattle Police Department to pursue its investigation into this matter with the seriousness it demands.” Several Indian American organizations also expressed shock at the statements made by Auderer. -ANI (with addons by News India Times) pHOTO:Twitter@IndianTechGuide Jaahnavi Kandula