Resolution J1108-2013

Commending the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America upon the occasion of hosting its Spring Convention

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 3, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  the  Association  of  Physicians of
Pakistani Descent of North America upon  the  occasion  of  hosting  its
Spring Convention

WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body, in keeping with its
time-honored traditions, to recognize and pay tribute to those organiza-
tions which foster ethnic pride and  enhance  the  profile  of  cultural
diversity  which  strengthens  the fabric of the communities of New York
State; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend the  Associ-
ation of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America upon the occa-
sion  of  hosting  its  Spring  Convention  at the Hilton Hotel on April
12-14, 2013, in New York City; and
  WHEREAS, The Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent  of  North
America  (APPNA)  is an American physicians not for profit organization;
formerly known as the Association of Pakistani Physicians of North Amer-
ica when it started in 1976, it was formally incorporated in 1977; and
  WHEREAS, APPNA is one of the largest ethnic medical societies in North
America representing more than 17,000 physicians and health care profes-
sionals of Pakistani descent serving across the United States and  Cana-
da;  it  is  a charitable organization dedicated to fostering scientific
development and education in the field of  medicine  and  to  delivering
better health care, irrespective of race, color, creed, or gender; and
  WHEREAS,  APPNA represents the interest of nearly 40,000 physicians of
Pakistani heritage, and its members have been practicing for many  years
in  urban,  inner cities as well as rural communities; it also serves as
an umbrella organization for over 1,200 physicians living and practicing
medicine in the New York area; in addition, its members  participate  in
medical  relief and other charitable activities at home and abroad, such
as the activities in the aftermath of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the  2005
Pakistan  Earthquake,  and  other  natural  disasters  and  humanitarian
campaigns around the world; and
  WHEREAS, A true asset to society, APPNA's distinguished record  merits
the  recognition  and  respectful tribute of this Legislative Body; now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  the  Association  of  Physicians  of Pakistani Descent of North
America upon the occasion of hosting its Spring Convention;  and  be  it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  Dr.  Pervaiz Iqbal, Spring Convention Chair, Association of
Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America.

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