Dear AKMG Family,
I hope you had a restful holiday with your loved ones. As we step into a new year, let us take a moment to reflect on the momentous year that was. Let us pledge to improve even further and rise to our true potential, protecting the interests of our patients, families, the environment and the future of our our kids. Let us work together to take AKMG to even greater heights as an inclusive, socially committed, philanthropic and professional organization that works unceasingly for its members. I thank you all for the continued engagement, support, active participation and the extraordinary value that you bring to the organization and its activities. I sincerely thank you for the opportunity to be your president. Happy New year.
Mr. Velluva Mohandas, the Chair of the Website and Directory committee has been working tirelessly with Ms. Preetha Nair, our administrative assistant to modernize the AKMG website. Thanks to their efforts we now have a fresh, beautifully designed website that is interactive and informative. Please go through the site and let us know if there are any broken links, spelling errors, or any other info that would be helpful. All great websites have great content, so please send in articles that we can include on the history of AKMG, specific projects you may have spearheaded, photographs from the history of AKMG etc. Check the new Website
Online Membership DirectoryWe are upgrading the look and functionality of the membership directory. Please send your photograph (a clear high quality headshot) and a brief biography (2-3 sentences) to firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com. Details such as address and email will be available only to members after logging in. The login function is also being updated. Please bear with us for a few weeks as we build a beautiful online directory. Please forward your professional headshot as soon as possible.
AKMG Toronto 43rd Annual ConventionWe are excited to see many of you taking advantage of the early registration rates. The rates are increasing on February 1. Thank you to all of you who are supporting us by registering as AKMG Patrons and Champions. We have now exhausted all suite rooms. Patron sponsors from now on will be allotted the best available rooms as soon as you register. Please keep in mind for now we are planning on providing all meals with registration.
Onam Sadhya at The SheratonOn August 5, 2022, we have organized a grand Onam sadhya at the Sheraton, completely prepared in house in their 4 star facility. See what awaits you in Toronto.
The Highest AKMG Dinner in historyWe are thrilled announce confirmation of the August 4, pre-conference event. AKMG is exclusively booking The 360 from 5-7pm on Thursday, August 4, 2022 for dinner. The restaurant rotates 360 degrees once per hour giving us the best views of the city along with superb dining. We will have access to the viewing deck, glass floor and other CN tower attractions before and after the meal. We will have access to the viewing deck, glass floor and other CN tower attractions before and after the meal. Experience walking on air and dare to look straight down to the ground, 114 storeys below your feet.
Congratulations Dr. Madhavan V. Pillai
Dr. MV Pillai was re-appointed as a senior adviser of the Global Virology Network. The Global Virology Network is a coalition comprised of leading virologists spanning 66 Centers, 10 Affiliates, and 35 countries worldwide, working to advance the science of virology and to develop drugs and vaccines to prevent illness and death. Including Dr. MV Pillai there are 11 Senior Advisors globally. Congratulations Dr. MV Pillai.
Reflections of 2021 and gratitude
Dr. Nigil Haroon