|Gupta, left and Sheth, right
The Indian Medical Association of New England and INDIA New England News will hold a Health Expo in April that will bring the area's major hospitals and health-care providers together with the Indian and South Asian community in New England to educate them about common diseases and their prevention.
The Health Expo, which will also include workshops and seminars on health-related issues led by foremost physicians, will be held on April 27 at Newton Marriot Hotel in Newton, Mass. Both IMANE and INDIA New England News will also outreach and collaborate with major local community organizations to create awareness about the Health Expo, which will be one of the first major collaborations with community groups on such a large scale.
"IMANE team is very excited to partner with INDIA New England News for this Health Expo," said Dr. Manju Sheth, president of IMANE. "Community service is a very important mission of IMANE as well as my primary focus as president of IMANE in 2013. We have already received commitments from some of New England's renowned doctors such as Dr. Sanjiv Chopra and Dr. Om Ganda to lead workshops and seminars at the Health Expo. Our experts will address some of the most important health issues that affect Indians and South Asian community like heart disease, diabetes and joint disorders. We will have something for everyone, and will also bring well-known speakers who will talk about Indian diet and even topics related to anti-aging and mind body medicine."
Founded in 1978, the Indian Medical Association of New England is a dynamic organization for medical professionals of Indian origin in the New England area. Based in Waltham, Mass., IMANE organizes and supports numerous professional and social activities for the benefit of its members and the communities they serve.
Dr. Sheth, who works at Beverly Hospital and specializes in internal medicine, is also involved with numerous professional organizations, charities and advocacy groups.
"I am very delighted about the upcoming Health Expo, which is a joint collaboration between IMANE and India New England News," said Dr. Apurv Gupta, chairman of the board of trustees of IMANE. "The Health Expo will provide informative seminars and workshops on health, free health screening and helpful health-related educational information. It's a first-of-a-kind event in this area, representing a bold undertaking by the two organizations. I hope that the community and our physicians will appreciate and support the event."
"This will be a free event for all attendees. Both IMANE and INDIA New England News are looking forward to outreaching and involving numerous community organizations and leaders, local hospitals and health care providers to make this expo a great success," said Martin Desmarais, editor-in-chief of INDIA New England News.