AAPI’s Research & Poster Contest Winners Recognized During GHS 2016

AAPI’s Research & Poster Contest Winners Recognized During GHS 2016

New Delhi, India: January 3rd, 2016: During the 10th annual Global Healthcare Summit  (GHS 2016) organized by American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) at the Maurya ITC Hotel in New Delhi, the winners of the highly competitive Research and Poster Contest were recognized with cash awards and citations on January 2nd during a gala presided over by Mahesh Sharma, India’s Minister of State for Tourism.

For the first time ever, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS, New Delhi) joined with AAPI in inviting academicians, scientists, students, interns, residents, and fellows. “We are looking forward to a very progressive partnership and take this to new heights of collaboration in the coming years,” said Dr. Seema Jain, President of AAPI.

Submissions were requested under following categories: Clinical Sciences and Patient Based Research; Basic Science/translational research; Innovations in Healthcare; Hospital and Healthcare Administration; and Basic Science/Translational Research.

According to Dr. Seema Jain, AAPI had invited authors to submit their research abstracts and posters for presentation at the 2016 Global Healthcare Summit. The competition was open to both members and non-members of AAPI, to students, residents, faculty and medical practitioners. Non-medical professional can submit their health related research work also unselected categories.

Over 140 abstracts were received from students and researchers from across the nation, making the task very challenging for the Research Committee headed by Dr. Gopal Batra.

In the Clinical Sciences and Patient Based Research category, Dr. Anmol Sharma won the 1st Prize, while Dr. Raghav Singla walked away with the 2nd Prize. In the Clinical Sciences and Patient Based Research category, the 1st prize winner was Dr. Pradeep Suri, and the 2nd prize Winner was Dr. Saptharishi L.G and Dr. Nitin Gupta won the 3rd Prize.

Dr. Vijaydeep Siddharth was the 1st Prize Winner, while Dr. Moonis Mirza was declared the 2nd Prize Winner and the 3rd place went to Dr. Vibha Gupta in the Hospital and Healthcare Administration category. The Innovations in Healthcare category had Dr. M. Praveen Kumar taking the 2nd place and the 3rd place went to Dr. Sarul Malik.

“It was so heartening to receive a huge response with over 140 abstracts submitted for the poster presentation. It was a very challenging task for the judges to pick the winners. Every abstract submitted was of high quality,” said Dr. Gopal Batra, Chair of the Research Committee.

The contest provides a forum for medical students and researchers in the area of health to showcase their research, exchange ideas, and improve their communication skills while competing for prizes at GHS 2016.

According to Dr. Naresh Parikh, Secretary of AAPI, the Research Competition gives students the opportunity to share their research ideas and results during the GHS in a special forum that provides visibility for their work. It also gives students the opportunity to meet with and interact with GHS attendees to share ideas, gain new insights, and understand possible practical applications, while giving students an opportunity to sharpen their communication skills. Above all, it serves to recognize and reward outstanding student research.

Dr. Seema Jain, President of AAPI and Anwar Feroz, AAPI’s Startegic Advisor were among others who were honored with plaques for their dedication and inspiring leadership during the gala that was attended by nearly 500 delegates from around the world. Dr. Sudhir Parikh, Publisher of Parikh Media and Rajiv Bambri from India Abroad were others felicitated with honors by AAPI for their contributions to spread the message of AAPI through their media outlets.

Captions: 1. Anwar Feroz, AAPI’s Strategic Advisor, being honored with plaque for his dedication and inspiring leadership during GHS 2016 that was attended by nearly 500 delegates from around the world.

  1. Dr. Sudhir Parikh, Publisher of Parikh Media is being felicitated by AAPI for his contributions to spread the message of AAPI through the media outlets.
  2. A winner of the Research and Poster Contest being recognized with cash awards and citations on January 2nd during a gala presided over by Mahesh Sharma, India’s Minister of State for Tourism

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