Dear AKMG Family,
We had a fantastic Spring meeting hosted by the California chapter under the leadership of our Vice President Dr. Sindu Pillai. It was a very informative and entertaining evening. Thank you Dr Vinod Pullarkat and Dr Rajat Agrawal for outstanding talks. Congratulations to Dr. Sindu Pillai, Ravi Raghavan, Radha Menon and the entire fantastic team from California.
For those who attended the CME, please dont forget to claim your CME Credits. One Hour credit is available. Please follow the link below.
Enjoy the videos of the talents showcased during the evening. Individual links can be found below.
|Songs by Vivek Sharma||Dr. B. N. Sreekumar|
|Neha Gregory||Dr. Maya Manoharan|
|Nevin Gregory||Dr. Sindu Pillai|
| Dr. Chino Mannikarottu and
Dr. Salu John
|Dr. Reza Ahmed|
|Dr. Poornima Aswani||Neha Gregory|
|AKMG California Quartet|
During the Spring Meeting, the Chair of Young AKMG, Dr. Teresa Varghese, spoke about what she has been working on over the last few weeks. Yes exciting indeed! Teresa unveiled the first ever AKMG Merchandise! Our very own apparel that we can proudly flaunt wherever we are. I must say the embroidery work is beautiful. Thank you Teresa for all the behind the scenes work.
Teresa is working on a link that we can use to order the merchandise. For now we have hoodies, sweaters and coffee cups. There was a suggestion from Dr. Narendra Kumar to have Golf T shirts. We hopefully will have those as well soon. The logo can be done as print or embroidery. The embroidery version is more classy and lasts longer. There is a discussion on the design initiated by Teresa in our WhatsApp groups. Please watch out for the purchase link shortly. If we can have a group photo in our apparel in Nathan Philiips Square, in front of the City Hall in Toronto, that would be an awesome sight to behold!
Dr. Teresa Varghese
Chair, Young AKMG
AKMG Toronto 43rd Annual Convention
As you know, the 43rd annual convention of the Association of Kerala Medical Graduates will be held in Toronto from August 4-6, 2022. Thank you to all of you who are supporting us by registering as AKMG Patrons and Champions. Patrons and Champions will be allotted the best available rooms as soon as you register. We are planning on providing all meals and entertainment included with registration. Please register ASAP to help us plan the best possible experience for you in Toronto this summer. This will be a global Convention with over 50 registrations already confirmed from AKMG Emirates members.
Call for Abstracts
We are inviting trainees and junior faculty members to submit abstracts relating to their original research, systematic reviews or meta-analyses to the AKMG 2022 CME in Toronto, Canada. Larger case series are acceptable. Informative Case reports may be considered. Project proposals without data or results will not be accepted.
Abstracts may already have been presented at other meetings prior to AKMG 2022. Abstracts cannot be submitted on data that has already been accepted for publication as a manuscript (publication in abstract form from a conference presentation is acceptable).
- Please ensure the e-mail address of the corresponding author is accurate, as this will be the sole method of communication regarding acceptance.
- There is a limit of 500 words for each abstract. This does not include abstract title and author names. Longer submissions will be cut off at the word limit.
- All submissions must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tables or graphs will be accepted (not counted towards word limit).
- You will receive an e-mail confirmation for each submission.
- The submission deadline is May 31, 2022. Abstracts will not be accepted after the deadline.
- Abstracts will be blindly reviewed & graded by members of the AKMG CME Abstract Review Committee.
- The Abstract Review Sub-Committee will choose outstanding abstracts suitable for podium presentation.
All abstract presenters will be provided certificates. Three top ranked abstracts presented at the convention will receive certificates of distinction and cash awards. The Top Trainee Awards were established by Dr. Joji Varghese, a cardiologist from Texas, in memory of his parents Mr. TK Varghese and Mrs Ammini Varghese.
Top abstract: $1000 CAD
Runner Up 1: $750 CAD
Runner Up 2: $500 CAD
Trainee Conference Support
AKMG has subsidized the registration fees for medical trainees to attend the Convention in Toronto. Choose registrant type as trainee on page one of registration and in page two, from the drop down menu on membership type against your name, select medical students, residents/fellows. You should see the registration fee reduced to $300 CAD. This includes attendance of all programs, CME and food during the convention (August 5 and 6, 2022). The preconference day event on August 4, including dinner at the CN tower is extra and you can add that to your registration on page two.
If you wish to support the hotel room for trainees, please reach out to us. This will encourage and help more trainees to attend our convention. Thank you for continuing to support the growth of this organization.
Dr. Vinod Chandran, MD, PhD, DM, FRCPC
CME Chair, 43rd AKMG Convention, Toronto
Congratulations Dr. Sunil Manjila
We are happy to share information about a new book on spinal surgery published by neurosurgeon Dr. Sunil Manjila. Dr. Manjila has co-edited "Lumbar Interbody Fusion (Elsivier UK, an exclusive text book on lumbar interbody fusions, explaining the nuances In techniques of both open and minimally invasive spinal procedures.
Congratulations Dr. Venugopal Menon
Congratulations Dr. Venugopal Menon for your new book "Lifebook needs many Passwords"
Nigil Haroon, MD, PhD, DM, FRCPC,MBA