Welcome Letter

We are delighted to invite you to the GAPIO Annual Conference 2018; in the dynamic city of Mumbai. We have a very exciting theme of the conference to update you with latest happenings in the world of health care.

There is no doubt about ‘India Rising’. India is now considered as one of the emerging superpowers of the world. With rapidly expanding economy and GDP, India became world’s fastest growing economy in 2015. India has managed to lift over 138 million people out of poverty within a decade and eradicated polio. However, the healthcare system is experiencing a critical situation: demand is dramatically growing both in terms of the enlargement of the healthcare users and in terms of higher expectations with regard to the quality of care.

At the same time concept of health care is changing globally. Its role is extending from treatment to prevention and remote patient monitoring and up to health maintenance through fitness, weight management and in general healthier lifestyle. Healthcare is extending its “institutional” role and it is becoming personal, ubiquitous and mobile. Informal caregivers (patient’s family, friends, volunteers) are complementing the tasks of the medical professionals. All the citizens are becoming the users of the new healthcare services and will be motivated and empowered to manage their own health. This transition from a “clinical-centric” to a “patient-centric” approach is crucial for the fast-developing Indian Health Care system

Integrated medicine brings together conventional medicine with safe and effective complimentary medicine. It emphasises the importance of the doctor-patient relationship and the use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve healing and optimal health. It is a growing, worldwide movement.

We have world class International speakers to discuss these issues. In addition, there will be several interactive sessions including GAPIO Leadership Development Programme, workshops on Medical Education, Job opportunities in UK, USA, Australia and Canada, Launch of GAPIO Young Doctors Forum and Women’s forum. Finally, there will be a Research and Innovation Competition with first prize: travel to UK to present the winning paper in a national conference!

We look forward to welcoming you.


Organising Committee

Partner Organizations