by Rukmani Krishna on  October 20, 2012 at 11:37 PM Indian Health News
 Indo-US Global Health Summit To Be Hosted By Kochi
In January for more than 1,000 people from across the world will gather here for the Indo-US Global Health Summit (GHS) 2013.

The Jan 1-3 summit, to be organised by the Overseas India Conclave of Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) in collaboration with the Government of India, aims at advancing the accessibility, affordability and quality of world-class healthcare by focussing on prevention, diagnosis and treatment options.

The event, organisers said Tuesday, would feature plenary sessions, interactive roundtables, clinical practice workshops, and meet-the-expert sessions.

Cancers, diseases of the heart, mental health and mother and child health would take centrestage.

The event will also host a first-of-its-kind CEO forum in which CEOs of hospitals, teaching institutions and heads of pharma, medical devices and technology companies will get together to explore potential opportunities for collaboration.

"Indian doctors have made tremendous progress in the 21st century and India is now being touted as a medical tourism hub. This entails additional investment in health infrastructure," said R. Narendra Kumar, who is leading the Overseas India Conclave.

Amongst those expected to attend are Jeremy Lazarus, president, American Medical Association, Chicago, Chittaranjan Ranawat, clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery, Cornell University, New York and Prathap C. Reddy, chairman, Apollo Group of Hospitals.

Source: IANS

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