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Humanitarian Efforts

DAANA physicians and volunteers have participated in medical and humanitarian relief projects across the globe.

COVID relief

DAANA physicians and volunteers were at the forefront of COVID relief efforts in the US, India and other parts of the world.

Natural Disaster Relief

DAANA physicians and volunteers assisted in hurricane and flood relief operations in the US and India.

ABOUT DAANA

Deccan Alumni Association of North America (DAANA) is an alumni association for graduates of Deccan College of Medical Sciences (DCMS), Hyderabad, Telangana, India. DAANA was formally launched at the DCMS family reunion in Dallas, Texas in August 2016. Deccan Alumni Association of North America is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the US, it was incorporated in the state of Virginia. DAANA reaches out to DCMS alumni in many countries around the world through assigned liaisons.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNECEMENT

DAANA will organize reunions, CME, and cultural programs in major cities across North America and will also facilitate smaller events by regional chapters. As a non-profit organization, we plan to undertake philanthropic projects in Hyderabad, India as well as in the US, Canada, and other countries.
DAANA organizes a biennial global reunion that usually attracts more than 500 physicians of various specialties from the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and India. The first global reunion was held in Dallas, TX (2016), and the second one was held in Chicago, IL (2018). The next global reunion is planned for July 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. A recent DAANA Global Reunion event was held in Orlando, Florida in July 2022.

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ABOUT DCMS

The first batch students from DCMS arrived in the US from Hyderabad back in 1989. Since then there has been a steady stream of alumni arriving in the U.S. every year. It is now estimated that more than 600 alumni from DCMS are settled in the U.S. either as practicing physicians in various specialties or undergoing training in programs across the U.S. and Canada.

DAANA was established with the goal of unifying all alumni under one umbrella organization. Our mission is to foster collaborative relationships between alumni of DCMS through educational and cultural programs and to help the underprivileged through philanthropic activities.

DAANA INAUGURAL EVENT

The inaugural DAANA Family Reunion event was held in Dallas, Texas in August 2016. The two day family-oriented event included a gala dinner, speeches, entertainment, presentation of philanthropic goals and CME event.
The event was attended by more than 100 DCMS alumni and their families from various batches.

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STORIES

Hyderabad Flood Relief Work by DAA, DAANA, DAAME. Food distribution in many places.

Odyssey Magazine DAANA-DCMS 2018 Global Reunion. Magazines are sold out.

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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