The Silver Jubilee
Convention of APPNA in New York
New York July 6,
2002 (NNI) The silver jubilee convention of Association of Pakistani
Physicians of North America APPNA with attendance of about 3000 doctors
and their families environmentally pictured the mid-town New York hotel
Sheraton Towers a likeness to Pakistan. The convention is scheduled from
July 4 till July 6th.
APPNA a non-profit professional , educational and a claimed charitable
organization was founded in 1977. It consists of Pakistani-American
physicians in the United States and Pakistani-Canadians physicians in
Canada representing over 8000 members making it the second largest group of
International Medical Graduates in the USA
APPNA spends about $700,000 on their annual convention out of which 50
percent is shared by American Pharmaceutical companies. The current
convention includes Pakistan Political Action Committee PAkPAC discussion
to elaborate ways for Pakistan lobbying through U.S legislatures meetings,
Lectures by Senior world renown doctors, entertainment programs comprising
of Fashion Show, Mushaira, leading Pakistani artists Tahira Syed and Abrar
Ali’s participation. On July 4th the famous Macy’s 4th July fireworks
spectacular was witnessed by the doctors and their families on a rented
Cruise sailing in the East river.
The grand dinner will be held on July 6th, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi reached
New York to attend the APPNA meeting.
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