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AAPI and Heartfulness Institute collaborate with Medicover to launch Virtual Covid Education Series for medical professionals, caregivers, and COVID volunteers

Hyderabad/India, 25th May 2021:  Continuing its initiatives under COVID-19 care, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) and Heartfulness Wellness team invites all healthcare and medical professionals, caregivers, and covid care volunteers across the world for a series of webinars titled, “Virtual Covid Education Series”. These virtual sessions can be accessed without any fee at The education series is presented in collaboration with Medicover Hospitals and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI). The sessions will be conducted by specialist doctors from India and the US with several years of experience in hospitals of international repute. The sessions will be broadcast over Heartfulness Wellness YouTube channel at at 6pm IST as per the schedule given here.

This virtual education series commences on Wednesday 26th May 2021. The first topic in the series is, Steroids in Covid: Using Without Abuse by Dr. Nanda Kishore, Consultant – Critical Care, Medicover Hospitals.

The topic will delve into critical points including, the phase of illness when steroids are initiated, the types of steroids, form, dosage, duration, time of steroid initiation, the effective use of a combination of steroids and immunomodulators and also minimizing the side effects.

The eminent international panel of experts from various parts of the worlds for the session include Dr. Jayaram Thimmapuram, MD, MRCP, Internal Medicine, Wellspan York Hospital, USA, Dr. Manish Bharti, Consultant and Intensivist Incharge, Prince Sultan Cardiac and Research Centre, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr. Jose Chacko, Consultant Intensivist, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Dr. Chanra Sekhar Koneru, MD Internal Medicine, Athens, Alabama, USA.

Dr. Sharath Reddy, Executive Director, Sr. Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Director – CTO & Complex PCI Director – TAVR and Structural Heart Disease, Dr. Ganshyam M Jagathkar, Director Critical Care, Medicover Hospitals, Dr. Ravi Kolli, MD, President elect AAPI, Psychiatric Medical Director – SPHS, Director of a OP MH/DA PROGRAM covering 60,000 patients in multiple locations, Board Certified Psychiatrist with additional qualifications in Addiction, Forensic and Geriatric Psychiatry Past Clinical Assistant professor, University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University and Past President of ATMGUSA & RMCANA are the moderators for these sessions.

Schedule of Virtual Education Series:

Date Topic Speaker
26th May 2021 Steroids in Covid: Using Without Abuse Dr. Nanda Kishore, Consultant – Critical Care, Medicover Hospitals
29th May 2021 Immunomodulators in COVID: Where are we now? Dr Shrikanth Sahasrabudhe Director and HOD – Pulmonology and Critical Care, Medicover Hospital, Aurangabad
2nd June 2021 Role of Antivirals / Antibiotics in COVID Dr. Rahul Agrawal, Sr. Consultant General Physician and Diabetologist, Medicover Hospitals
5th June 2021 Anti-thrombotic in COVID: What evidence says? Dr. M S S Mukherjee, Sr. Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Medicover Hospitals
9th June 2021 Oxygen Therapy in COVID: Using by Preserving To be finalized
12th June 2021 Stem Cells and Other New Therapies in COVID Dr. Ganshyam M Jagathkar, Director Critical Care, Medicover Hospitals
16th June 2021 Epidemic following pandemic: Mucormycosis To be Finalized
19th June 2021 Stress management for health care professionals using Heartfulness meditation Dr. Jayaram Thimmapuram, MD, MRCP, Internal Medicine, Wellspan York Hospital

Heartfulness, is a Raja Yoga system of meditation, which is also known as ‘Sahaj Marg’, or the ‘Natural Path’. It originated at the turn of the twentieth century and was formalized with the founding of the Shri Ram Chandra Mission in 1945 in India. With several million practitioners worldwide, Heartfulness meditation is a set of practices for self-development that help us find inner calm and stillness in our fast-paced world. The easily adopted practices are appropriate for people from all walks of life, cultures, religious beliefs and economic status, over the age of fifteen. Ongoing Heartfulness meditation training can be found at thousands of schools and colleges, and over 100,000 professionals are meditating in corporations, non-governmental and government bodies worldwide. More than 5000 Heartfulness Centres, known as HeartSpots, are supported by many thousands of certified volunteer trainers in 160 countries.

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