Dear APPNA Members, This is the Era of collaboration, building bridges and creating alliances. It is time for APPNA to harvest its potential and explore partnership ventures with other organization which would be mutually beneficial. APPNA needs a stronger foundation in order to expand its work in the communities and make a greater impact.
I am very happy to report that things look optimistic and promising. Selfless volunteers of APPNA are networking with potential partners which could bring financial resources and allow us to expand on some of the new and ongoing projects. I am grateful to Dr. Atique Mirza, who led first such initiative. Our meeting with CEO, Vice president and senior staff at Medtronic's head office in Minnesota on Feb 16-17 was a step towards mutual & meaningful collaboration.
I will be giving more details in the Spring meeting which is barely 3 weeks away. I urge you to come to Philadelphia and join us in the meeting. The Council meeting, CME activity, women empowerment seminar, cultural programs and, Alumni association Retreats will be some of the highlight of the event. As usual the host committee has gone out of its way to create a marvelous program to keep our members engaged and entertained.
We have invited prominent legislators to discuss current immigration issues which can affect our members.
There will be something for everyone.
I hope that you will spend the weekend of March 24-26 with us in Philadelphia. APPNA needs your volunteerism and I request your feedback and participation.
Sajid Chaudhary, MD
President APPNA 2017