BIMDA Holds 12th Annual Medical Expo & Gala

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From left to right: Dr. Venkat Kancharla, Dr. Mohan Shah, Dr. Jashbhai Patel, BIMDA President Dr. Ravi Shankar, and BIMDA Founder Dr. Mahesh Soni

From left to right: Dr. Venkat Kancharla, Dr. Mohan Shah, Dr. Jashbhai Patel, BIMDA President Dr. Ravi Shankar, and BIMDA Founder Dr. Mahesh Soni. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA –  The Brevard Indo-American Medical & Dental Association presented their 12th Annual Medical Expo & CME Conference on November 22, featuring the organization’s medical trade show, CME educational program and evening gala at the Melbourne Rialto Hilton.

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Dr. Gomez Diaz

Dr. Jose L. Diaz-Gomez, Chair of Critical Care at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, delivered a presentation on “Critical Care with a Multi-Disciplinary Specialty Approach,” and Dr. Duff Sprawls of Space Coast Cancer Center presented an educational lecture on the treatment of anemia.

Dr. Giuseppe Morelli spoke on advances in the treatment of Hepatitis C.

Dr. Ravi Shankar

Dr. Ravi Shankar

“This year, BIMDA made remarkable changes and continues to grow by leaps and bounds.” said Dr. Ravi Shankar, BIMDA President. 

“We have five interesting speakers at the CME conference, and our keynote speaker at the evening gala is Carol Craig, Founder of Craig Technologies.  Ms. Craig’s career inspires all of us. BIMDA continues to grow not only in cultural events, but in promotion of CME education,” said Shankar.

Shankar thanked the major sponsors, including Health First, Wuesthoff Medical Center and Parrish Medical Center.

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Additional sponsors included Florida Eye Associates, VITAS, Melbourne Terrace, Hospice of St. Francis and St. Jude Medical.

The evening event, BIMDA’s 12th annual Gala, featured gourmet greek cuisine, greek dancers and the keynote presentation.

For more information log on to Bimda.com

John Trieste, left, greets Carlos Rodriguez at the 2014 BIMDA Conference in Melbourne, Florida.

John Trieste, left, greets Carlos Rodriguez at the 2014 BIMDA Conference in Melbourne, Florida. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

From left to right: Radhi Shah, Geeta Shah, Vijay Amin, and Nandini Patel at the 2014 BIMDA Conference.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Radhi Shah, Geeta Shah, Vijay Amin, and Nandini Patel at the 2014 BIMDA Conference. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

Melbourne Terrace's Uyen Close and Isabel Sarakas at the 2014 BIMDA Conference.

Melbourne Terrace’s Uyen Close, left, and Isabel Sarakas at the 2014 BIMDA Conference. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

Sponsors Wuesthoff Hospital and The Town Square were represented by Cathy Pague/Wuesthoff, and Mary Beth Carley/The Town Square.

Sponsors Wuesthoff Medical Center and The Town Square were represented by Cathy Pague of Wuesthoff, left, and Mary Beth Carley of The Town Square. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

Dr. Jose Diaz-Gomez (center) who spoke on Critical Care at the BIMDA Conference, is greeted by Dr. Jashbhai Patel (left) and Dr. Fred De La Cruz (right).

Dr. Jose Diaz-Gomez (center) who spoke on Critical Care at the BIMDA Conference, is greeted by Dr. Jashbhai Patel (left) and Dr. Fred De La Cruz (right). (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

From left to right: Dr. Todd Panarese, Dr. Vincent Sciortino, Dr. Murali Krishna/BIMDA Secretary, and Dr. Ashish Udeshi

LEFT TO RIGHT: Dr. Todd Panarese, Dr. Vincent Sciortino, Dr. Murali Krishna/BIMDA Secretary, and Dr. Ashish Udeshi. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

From left to right: Dr. Venkat Kancharla, Dr. Mohan Shah, Dr. Jashbhai Patel, BIMDA President Dr. Ravi Shankar, and BIMDA Founder Dr. Mahesh Soni

From left to right: Dr. Venkat Kancharla, Dr. Mohan Shah, Dr. Jashbhai Patel, BIMDA President Dr. Ravi Shankar, and BIMDA Founder Dr. Mahesh Soni. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

Bridgette Gifford of Florida Eye with Dr. Ahmed Begui.

Bridgette Gifford of Florida Eye with Dr. Ahmed Begui. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

From Left to Right: Dr. Avanthi Kopuri, Sri Kopuri, and Aparnia Kopuri.    Dr. Avanthi Kopuri's father, N. Rao Kopuri, served as 2013 President of BIMDA.

From Left to Right: Dr. Avanthi Kopuri, Sri Kopuri, and Aparnia Kopuri. Dr. Avanthi Kopuri’s father, N. Rao Kopuri, served as 2013 President of BIMDA. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

Dr. Sue Mitra, center, greets BIMDA speakers Dr. Nasser Razack (left) and Dr. Bhuvaneswari Dandapani(right), who spoke on Critical Care.

Dr. Sue Mitra, center, greets BIMDA speakers Dr. Nasser Razack (left) and Dr. Bhuvaneswari Dandapani(right), who spoke on Critical Care. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

BIMDA President Dr. Ravi Shankar, left, with Dr. Murali Krishna.

BIMDA President Dr. Ravi Shankar, left, with Dr. Murali Krishna. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

Sponsors Marci Kissell (left) of St. Jude Medical and Emily Rothenberger (right) of VNA.

Sponsors Marci Kissell (left) of St. Jude Medical and Emily Rothenberger (right) of VNA. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

BIMDA Conference volunteers Karen Maguire (left) and Kim Raburn (right) greet Daljit Sani

BIMDA Conference volunteers Karen Maguire (left) and Kim Raburn (right) greet Daljit Sani. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

From left to right: Dr. Subhash Rege,Vanita Gaglani, and Dr. Sumant Pandya

From left to right: Dr. Subhash Rege,Vanita Gaglani, and Dr. Sumant Pandya. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

Dr. Roger Nocera and Dr. Homi Cooper

Dr. Roger Nocera, left, and Dr. Homi Cooper. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)


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