2014 – Chicago

2014 Annual Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL from Aug 29-31, 2014. Full meeting details and registration packet can be downloaded by clicking on “NASMDA_conference_registration_forms_2014“. You can mail in the forms or register online(PAYPAL only accepted) by clicking on the “Register for the Annual Meeting ” sticker in the right hand sidebar. Meeting schedule is posted below.

Program Schedule

Aug 29th 2014 – Cruise Dinner. Reach Navy Pier at 6 pm

Aug 30th 2014 – CME Schedule

Time Event  
7:30 to 8:00 Executive meeting
8:00 to 8:45 General body meeting  
CME First Session, Moderator – Surjit Singh Jhulka MD, Consultant Pulmonologist and Intensivisit
Time Event  
8:45 to 8:50 Welcome All! Harjit Singh Bajaj,MD,  Consultant Neurologist
8:50 to 9:30 Updates in management of Hypertension Davinder K Guram, MD, Consultant Cardiologist


9-30 to 10:10 Updates on Glaucoma Inderpaul Singh,MD, Consultant Ophthalmologist
10:10 to 10:20 Coffee Break
10:20 to 11:00 Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis (NASH) Surinder Singh Sondhi, Consultant Gastroenterologist
11:00 to 11:30 Q & A
11:30 to 12:30 Spirituality & Medicine Jagjit Singh Teji,MD, Neonatologist
12:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 till 6 PM Free Time to enjoy Chicago
6 PM to 7 PM Rehras in Kirtan by Baljinder Singh ji
7 to 8 PM Appetizer & Soft Bar
8 to 11 PM NASMDA by NASMDA, DJ Entertainment
DINNER at 9:30 PM


Aug 31st 2014 – CME Schedule

Time Event  
CME 2nd Session, Moderator – Tejinder S Glamour MD, Consultant Gastroenterologist
8:00 to 8:10 Announcement
8:10 to 8:50 Gum Disease-Beyond Dentistry Manbir K Pannu, DDS Consultant Dentist
8:50 to 9:30 ABC of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Tejinder Singh Ahuja, MD,FACP, FASN Consultant Nephrologist
9:30 to 10:10 Sleep apnea Jaspal Singh, MD,MHA,MHS Consultant Pulmonologist and Intensivist
10:10 to 10:20 Coffee Break
10:20 to 11:00 Q & A
11:00 to 11:40 Inspirational talk – Gratitude Gurvendra Singh Suri CEO, Optimal Solutions
11:40 to 12:00 PM Presentation by Medical Students/Residents
Gurdwara Trip Bus will leave at 1 PM for to Oak Creek Gurdwara
6:30 PM to 7 PM Rehras
7:00 to 8 PM Appetizer & Soft Bar
8:00 to 11 PM Banquet, DJ Entertainment
DINNER at 9:30 PM

Things to look forward to this year will include a Dinner cruise on Friday evening. Agenda for Saturday and Sunday includes CME sessions, cultural programs,  formal banquets with live entertainment, and a bus trip to visit Oak Creek Gurdwara near Milwaukee airport on Sunday afternoon. Our major focus this year again is to attract young Sikh physicians and dentists. We are offering meeting grants to medical/dental students, residents, and fellows to help with the cost of attending NASMDA meeting. If you know of any that may be interested please advise them to download the registration packet and apply for the travel assistance via the relevant forms.

We had a very productive & lively meeting in New Jersey this past October, and we hope to continue with that momentum into this year’s annual meeting. Your executive committee is working diligently to put on a wonderful & productive program for all of you.

Once again, for those of you who have younger generation physicians, dentists, residents, fellows, and medical/dental students in the family or community; encourage them to attend this year’s meeting. NASMDA is a great place to learn & network.

Lastly, if you are aware of any vendors who would like to set up a display at the meeting, please have them contact me at phone 410 418 8740 or NASMDA@gmail.com.

Please gift life membership to your sons/daughters and encourage others to become life members since we have a new fee structure as explained in the membership form. This will help in strengthening our organization.

Let’s work collectively to grow NASMDA and take it to the next level! Thanks to all of the members for sharing their ideas and supporting our goals.

With gurufateh,

Kulwant Singh Modi, MD, FRCP, FACP, FASN

Secretary/Treasurer  North American Sikh Medical & Dental Association