Dear AKMG Family,

This message is a regular monthly report from the AKMG president. The main points covered in this update include:

1. Launching the AKMG Helping Hands Project

2. Launch of AKMG Toronto Convention Registration

3. AKMG Toronto - Volunteer Sign-Up

4. Journal Club

5. Awards and Accolades

Kerala Piravi - Launching the AKMG Helping Hands Project

We Celebrated Kerala Piravi on the zoom platform on October 31, 2021, Launching the AKMG Helping Hands Project on the auspicious occasion of Kerala Piravi.

Thank you Sri. G. Venugopal and Kalaimamani Smt. Dasyam Gopika Varma for supporting us and addressing the gathering. It was very apt to have two acclaimed and amazingly talented artists from Kerala.The Helping Hands project will support traditional arts and artists who lost their livelihoods during this pandemic. This initiative will hopefully empower them and help them continue their important and inspiring work. We hope this project will stimulate others to embark on similar journeys and reach more people who need help.

Enjoy the Kerala Piravi Videos

Introductory Song - Sundara Keralam Inaugural speech by Sri. G Venugopal
TARANG - Malayalam Medley Panchavadhyam Performance
Book Review, Dance Song By Dr. Theckedath mathew
Song By Dr. B.N Sreekumar  

Launch of AKMG Toronto Convention Registration

Registration for 43rd AKMG Toronto Convention is open.

Registration Link Guidelines for Registration

We have an incredible program being set up for you. We are just waiting for final confirmations and I can assure you, this is an event not to be missed. Please use the link above for registering. The earlier you can register the better for us to plan effectively. Registration is paying for all meals that are part of the convention. AKMG life members get CME free. Melas alone will be more than the registration fees being charged. We are fortunate to have so many supporters including AKMG champions and patrons as well as those who have confirmed platinum and diamond sponsorship already. If you are registering as a Patron or Champion, we will do the hotel booking from our end. Please keep in mind, Patron sponsors could have 4 registrations in total for just an additional 200 but there is only 1 suite room included. These are specials for only our members and the mark up above food and other costs is so small. For regular registrations use this hotel booking link here. Please do not block rooms before registration as rooms at this low price are limited and we need to link all reservations to the registration. Please register for the conference and block your rooms early to get the best rooms and rates. Please keep in mind, registration amounts will go up early next year. Thank you to all who have already registered at these low prices.

Here is a video to explain the Convention Registration Process ( Video Link ). Please make sure you have confirmed your number of participants and cross checked the total to see if the selections were correct before charging your card. Do not refresh or submit the form twice. If any doubt please contact

Volunteer sign up

The convention committee is looking for volunteers to help with organizing our 43rd annual convention. Please fill this form if you are willing and able to help. Volunteer certificates will be provided. Students at all levels including high school are welcome.

AKMG Toronto August 2022 Volunteer Sign-Up - Please register

Journal Club

The AKMG Education Committee is kicking off our activities with a Journal Club at  6pm EST, on Dec 4, 2021. We will present and discuss two journal articles of general interest, over one hour.


Paper-1:  24-Hour Urinary Sodium and Pottasium Excretion and Cardiovascular risk
Ma-Y et al
NEJM 2021. Nov13 (e-pub).
Presenter: Dr. Surya Suresh

Paper-2:  AIBx, Artificial Intelligence Model to Risk Stratify Thyroid Nodules
Thomas-J et al
Thyroid 2020. 30:6.
Presenter: Dr. Johnson Thomas

Time: Dec 4, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 827 6816 8298

Passcode: 661923

Awards and Accolades

1. Dr. Priya Radhakrishnan

Dr. Priya Radhakrishnan has been elected Chair -elect Designee. Currently, Dr. Radhakrishnan is the Governor for the Arizona Chapter. She will serve as Char-elect from April 2022 to April 2023 and take office as Chair in 2023.

Finally, I am humbled to receive the Pravasi Ratna award by the National Federation of Malayalee Associations of Canada. This is a recognition for not only my academic work but also the community activities that we all did together. As I thank the selfless participation of all patients in the research studies, I sincerely thank the funding agencies for supporting my work and all of you for your commitment to our humanitarian activities. Without you this would not have been possible.