President's Message:

It is an honor to serve as the president of FAPI (Florida Association of Physicians of Indian origin) and I have had the opportunity to serve this organization in various roles in the past. FAPI provides a forum for educational, cultural, scientific and charitable activities for FAPI members.

As you all know that the global COVID-19 pandemic forced the first-ever cancellation of the in-person FAPI annual CME. We have arranged a FAPI Virtual annual CME convention scientific session on August 15th 2020. Our Virtual CME convention is evolving into one of the finest program with new technologies and new educational format during this global COVID-19 Pandemic. This year we will be hosting this program in collaboration with AAPI, Indian Medical organizations from Florida and many more from throughout the United States.

This CME convention will offer 4 hours of mandatory CME in “Drug prescribing” and “Prevention of medical errors”, 4.5 hour of COVID-19 symposium by leading experts in the country. COVID-19 education is important for all healthcare professions and therefore we are offering free registration to all healthcare professional up to 10,000 attendees first come first basis.

As the program is on August 15th, we have an exciting entertainment program “Independence Day celebration” for one hour which will include speech from the Prime Minister of India, Indian Ambassador to United States and entertainment program by leading artists from India. Many artists are planning to dedicate songs for COVID-19 warriors around the world. FAPI also has a plan to do a fundraising drive for COVID-19 victims in India. COVID-Charity button has been created on our virtual convention domain to help people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in India.

We encourage you to register as soon as possible at https://www.fapitampa.org/AnnualConvention2020.html or https://www.fapivirtualcme2020.com. Once you register you will get a confirmation email. If you are seeking credits for mandatory CME credits, you must RSVP for the individual sessions and enter your medical license of NPI # while registering. You will get an email on August 14th, one day before the “Live Event”, with a link for all “live sessions” you registered for August 15th.

We look forward to see you on this memorable virtual Annual FAPI convention. Get ready to enjoy a full day of education and entertainment on August 15th from the comfort of your own home. For updated program please visit: https://www.fapivirtualcme2020.com/schedule-1

Sincerely,

Rakesh K. Sharma, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FSCCT
President, FAPI