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Press Release on 2014 National Health Care Day
APPNA Day on The Hill
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News Article on APPNA's Day on the Hill

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Letter to APPNA from Former United States Senator, The Honorable Richard G. Lugar
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Message to APPNA Membership
Surgeon General Nominee, Dr. Vivek Murthy

APPNA Condemns the Murder of Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar

APPNA Condemns the Murder of Dr. Shaukat Nyani

Read APPNA's Letter to the Pakistani Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Jalil Abbas Jilani
Read the Response Letter from the Pakistani Ambassador to APPNA

APPNA President Report for Summer Convention 2014

The year is halfway finished and we have already accomplished so much. It is truly an honor and privilege to serve as your President for 2014. I continue to appreciate your trust and support as we move forward, achieving our goals and exploring new horizons. I happily anticipate working with you for the remainder of this year with the help and support of the Executive Committee and Council. There are so many more wonderful projects and activities to look forward to.

The following work has been accomplished during this year:

• APPNA Foundation was an idea tossed around for the last several years but an Adhoc committee was created to re-visit and focus on the APPNA Foundation. Ultimately, it was approved at the spring meeting. Now, this Foundation is being registered in Chicago and an account has been opened. This will bring a new concept of long term financial stability for APPNA work in healthcare and education.

• Creating a medical school in the United States is not an easy task, but earlier this year a volunteer committed $1,000,000 for an APPNA medical school and university in the U.S. It was considered a fantasy dream but all major successful projects start small. An Adhoc committee was created and to our surprise, when this committee reached out to several universities in the U.S. who did not have a medical school, they received a very positive response.
This committee also had multiple conferences with the American Medical Association who supported the concept. Mostly recently, the Adhoc committee visited Montana and gave a presentation regarding the creating of a medical school and APPNA’s role with that project. This work may not be accomplished in the next 1-2 years but a foundation has been laid which will have a long lasting impact on our future generation.

• I am pleased to report that a new milestone for membership has been reached. This year 3200 plus members have registered. Out of this number, 3000 plus are voting members. In spite of keeping the membership dues unchanged, the excellent work of the Membership Committee and the history of good work done by APPNA convinced thousands of physicians sitting on the sidelines to join APPNA. This reinforces our belief that outreach and positive projection is more powerful than reducing dues for expanding membership.
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