2019 – Orlando, FL

NASMDA MEETING 2019 – Hyatt Regency, Orlando, FL

Thursday, July 11th

Plaza Lobby – Conference Level

6:00 PM  to 8:00 PM Arrival Registration 


Friday, July 12th

Orlando Ballroom N

8:00 AM to 8:15 AM       Introductions 

Dr. Navinderdeep Singh Nijher, Plastic Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Central Florida, Ocala, FL


  • Provide a history of NASMDA, its mission, vision.
  • Highlight medical mission work and scholarship
  • Review COI, disclosures, CME process, and agenda for the day


8:15 AM to 9:00 AM    The Physician’s Journey in Administration: Beyond the MBA

Speaker: Taran Singh Sangari, MD, MBA, Associate Chief, Division of Pediatric Anesthesia

Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida


  • Describe how one develops Leadership Skills to transition to Administrative Roles
  • List common roles that might fit individual goals, strengths, and talents.
  • Share a personal story of leadership development


9:00 AM to 9:45 AM Innovations in Lung Nodule Management

Speaker: Jasleen Kaur Pannu, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine – Director, Interventional Pulmonology Translational Research, Ohio State University


  • Provide an overview in Lung Nodule Screening
  • Describe innovations in lung nodule invasive and non-invasive tools and technologies


9:45 AM to 10:15 AM              Break


10:15 AM to 10:45 AM             Innovations in Breast Reconstruction

Speaker: Kamaljot Singh, MD, Plastic Surgery, Buffalo Medical Group


  • Provide an overview of current reconstructive surgical approaches
  • Highlight evolving techniques that will advance the field of reconstructive surgeries


10:45 AM to 11:25 AM             Burnout, Resilience and Well-being in Healthcare: Taking Care of our Own

Speaker: Simran Kaur Singh, MD MBA, Vice Chair Behavior Health Services, El Camino Hospital


  • Describe the current issues surrounding attention to burnout in medicine
  • Provide a framework to understand and potentially address burnout in medicine
  • Highlight unique issues related to mental health in the healthcare population that warrant professional intervention.


11:25 AM to 12:10 PM                   Going from Clinical Scientist to Healthcare Entrepreneur: Taking your Ideas Further and steps to succeed in the business world

Speaker: Tej M Singh, MD, MBA, LEAD, Director, Vascular/Endovascular Surgery, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sutter Health, Stanford University School of Business. CEO and Founder, Fist Assist Devices, LLC. Los Altos Hills, CA


  • Describe how clinicians can develop and protect entrepreneurial ideas and skills
  • Provide an example of taking a clinical idea to a viable product or service
  • Highlight resources available for successful startup ventures


12:10 PM to 1:00 PM               Lunch

Orlando Ballroom M


Afternoon                                   Free time


1pm to 3pm        NASMDA Executive Board Meeting (for members of Executive Board only)


6:00 PM to 9:00 PM               Dinner and  NASMDA by NASMDA

                                                                                   Punjabi Cultural or Semiformal attire

Orlando Ballroom M


Saturday, July 13th

Orlando Ballroom N

8:00 AM to 8:15 AM                   Introductions, Housekeeping, CME.


8:15 AM to 8:50 AM                   Innovations in Pain Management

Speaker: Navdeep Jassal, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Interventional Pain Specialist


  • Provide an overview of newer techniques and strategies in pain management.
  • Review patient selection factors, indications, contraindications and evidence for endoscopic weight loss management techniques


8:50 AM to 9:20 AM                Innovations in Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Procedures

Speaker: Amandeep Singh, MD, PhD, Gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


  • Describe new efforts in Weight loss Management
  • Review patient selection factors, indications, contraindications and evidence for endoscopic weight loss management techniques


9:20 AM  to 10 AM                        Population Health as Pertains to the Sikh Community

Speaker: Manmeet Kaur, CEO, Citiworks


  • Define Population Health and describe its relevance to today’s healthcare environment
  • Provide an example of an inner-city population health project and associated outcomes
  • Develop a framework by which the Sikh medical community can improve its health with these principles.


10:00 AM to 10:15 AM                                     Break


10:15 AM to 1145 AM             Integrative Medicine Overview and Workshop

Speaker: Simran Kaur Rattan, MD, CCFP, ABOIM, Integrative Family & Lifestyle Medicine physician, Head of the Andrew Weil Centre of Integrative medicine Alumni Toronto Group.


  • To Understand how to take a Spiritual History & Its Importance
  • To Identify Spiritual Distress and its importance in Preventive Care
  • To Describe Different Mind-Body Therapies and Evidence
  • Demonstrate common applications of Integrative Medicine
  • Have participants practice some common techniques in Integrative Medicine

1145 AM                            Continuum Analytics

Speaker: Jesspreet Singh Sethi



12 PM                                Lunch

Orlando Ballroom M

1pm to 3pm                 NASMDA General Body Meeting (non-CME, all are welcome)

Orlando Ballroom N

3:00 PM                       Meeting Adjournment


Evening                        Group outing to Disney Springs or Dinner at Tabla Restaurant (personal choice)