2023 Featured Speakers

Sikh Organizational Leaders

Sikh Organizations

Our Sikh organizational leaders will be present to showcase to highlight all the great work and engage conference participants with their expertise. You’ll be amazed about all the work going on behind the scenes.

Dr. Jasmeet Kaur Bains

Dr. Jasmeet Kaur Bains

Meet Dr. Jasmeet Kaur Bains, who is a family physician and also now California State Assemblywoman. Hear her story from treating addiction medicine to mobilizing legislation to help her patients and community. Learn from her how to be active in politics to effect change that you want in healthcare. Let’s support her in these efforts.

Simran Jeet Singh, PhD


Hear from Dr. Simran Jeet Singh who is the author of best-selling works such as The Light We Give and Fauja Singh Keeps Going. Please join him for a book signing as well.

Vishal Bhalla

Vishal Bhalla

Meet Vishal Bhalla, the Chief Experience Officer of Advocate Health, the nation’s 5th largest healthcare system. In addition to being a leader in the healthcare patient journey space, Vishal brings a wealth of experience from the hotel and other industries. He will talk about ideas to address major challenges in healthcare today from the patient and clinician aspects.

Drs. Harmohan Singh and Jasleen Kaur Gill


Amazing Entertainment! We welcome you to join us for an entertaining evening of singing and dancing poetry, led by Dr. Jasleen Kaur Gill & Dr. Harmohan Singh . The night will also include live music by professional musician Tapas Sarkar as well as other talented local artistes. NASMDA members who have prepared performances can showcase their talent after the main event.

SEVA Documentary

SEVA Documentary

Get an exclusive preview of SEVA, a celebrated youth-led documentary created by SALDEF’s SikhLEAD interns in collaboration with Nishkam TV. Watch to see how Sikhs worldwide stepped up to respond to the needs of the COVID crisis by redefining what seva looks like to help those in need.

Plus, learn about the nation’s first Sikh American health survey directly from those involved in the initiative.