APPNE hosted its 16th annual meeting on May 5th at Embassy Suites in Waltham. Guest of Honor was Dr. Saud Anwar, former Mayor of South Windsor, CT who is involved in humanitarian and peace initiatives and his efforts have been recognized at the state and federal levels and by several professional organizations. Dr. Anwar spoke about his civic work and encouraged audience to take part in social and political activities of their towns and the State. Chief Guest was Mr. Khizr Khan, whose son Captain Humayun Khan was killed in Iraq in 2004,protecting his men from suicide bombers. He is buried at Arlington cemetery, Virginia, and was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Mr. Khan recently filed an amicus (or “friend-of-the-court”) brief at the Supreme Court urging the justices to uphold injunctions on Trump’s latest travel sanctions. Mr. Khan addressed the youth in the community and encouraged them to participate in the public service. Audiences were enthralled by music from Mahvush Shah, a singer from New York.

Fall Meeting 2018:

APPNE Annual Fall Meeting was held at the Lowell Community Health Center, Lowell, MA on November 10th, 2018.

Over the last many years, APPNE physicians have donated thousands of hours to the underserved community at the Lowell Community Health Center.

More than 100 Physicians and prominent Pakistani community members participated in the meeting which started with performance of US National Anthem by violinist Eeman Javed. Meeting’s goal was to address the educational and professional growth of our young physicians, dentists and allied health professionals. Meeting format was Town Hall style open discussion and people actively participated in the discussion and provided valuable suggestions. Meeting was live telecasted on Facebook Live. Sumptuous halwa puri was served by Punjabi Grill.