The Seventeenth Conference on Health Care of the Chinese in North America
"Preventive Care: Opportunities and Challenges"  


Date:         Saturday, October 11 - Sunday, October 12, 2014

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Venue:     Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
                 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
                 (213) 624-1011

**Please click here for individual presentation objectives by faculty name**

8:00 AM
Registration . Breakfast . Exhibit
8:00 AM
Registration . Breakfast . Exhibit
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening Remarks
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening Remarks
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Big Picture - Implementing Preventive Medicine and Guidelines for North American Chinese Patients
Edward A. Chow, MD - Keynote Speaker
President of the San Francisco Health Commission; Silver Spur Award Recipient 2012

Dr. Chow will provide a 40 year perspective on the importance of preventive medicine for the Chinese patient, and how available guidelines can be implemented in the North American Chinese community.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Prevention of Cardiac Disease and Prevention of Stroke

Gordon L. Fung, MD, MPH, PhD
Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine; Director and Founder, UCSF Asian Heart and Vascular Center, UCSF Medical Center

Dr. Fung will show how risk factors and behavior assessment can be tailored for Chinese patients, summarize new data, assess how guidelines apply to the Chinese community, and review patient and family education. 

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Prevention of Obesity
Amy Lee, MD
Staff Physician, UCLA Health System Thousand Oaks Medical Specialties and Prime Performance LA, Integrative Medicine

Dr. Lee will review the latest data about ethnic specific Body Mass Index (BMI) cutoffs, and how to incorporate this and other preventive strategies into practice.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Prevention of Thromboembolism
Agnes Y. Y. Lee, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia; Medical Director, Thrombosis Clinic, Vancouver General Hospital

Dr. Lee will update the audience on ethnic and pharmacogenomic differences in risk factors, and provide data on compliance with preventive guidelines in the US and Canada.

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
AM Break . Exhibit
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
AM Break . Exhibit
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Prevention of Diabetes and Its Complications
George L. King, MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief Scientific Officer, Joslin Diabetes Center

Dr King will review ways to identify Chinese patients at risk for developing diabetes, and present new data on the role of diet, cultural aspects of the management of diabetes, and preventing secondary complications of diabetes.

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Lung Cancer and Tobacco Cessation
Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou, MD, PhD
Health Science Associate Professor of Medicine; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, UCI School of Medicine

Dr. Ou will review ways for physicians to help their patients stop smoking, and summarize developments in lung cancer screening.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Prevention of Blindness
Peter H. Win, MD
Clinical Professor, UCLA Olive View Medical Center; Medical Director of Win Retina, Arcadia, CA; Clinical Instructor, UCLA - Jules Stein Eye Institute

Dr. Win will discuss guidelines to screen for visual loss, with attention to recognition and new management options for retinal macular degeneration.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Blending Chinese and Western Medicine for Better Preventive Health
Ka Kit P. Hui, MD, FACP
Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine; Chair, UCLA Collaborative Center for Integrative Medicine; Wallis Annenberg Endowed Chair in Integrative Medicine and East-West Medicine

Dr. Hui will update the audience on advances in the evidence base for integrative medicine, and discuss ways to improve communication with patients about traditional (Chinese) medicine.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Prevention of Osteoporosis
Gerald Y Ho, MD, FACR
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine; Medical Director, Arthritis & Osteoporosis Medical Center

Dr. Ho will summarize data on how the Chinese diet and lifestyle can affect risk for osteoporosis, and issues encountered in osteoporosis and prevention for Chinese patients.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Genomic Medicine
Gerald M. Pao, PhD
Senior Research Associate, Laboratory of Genetics, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA

Dr. Pao will review current technological capabilities in genome analysis, and how primary care practice can adapt to improve detection and management of hereditary conditions.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch . Exhibit
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch . Exhibit
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Hormonal Replacement Therapy: Making Sense of the Data
Judy H. Chen, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gyncology, USC Keck School of Medicine

Dr. Chen will discuss how hormonal replacement therapy can affect many aspects of preventive care, and the evidence base for preventive guidelines in Chinese patients.

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

The Development and Implementation of Transitional and Palliative Care Program at Chinese Hospital, San Francisco

Collin P. Quock, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine Emeritus, UCSF School of Medicine, Jefferson Award Recipient 2014

Peggy Cmiel, RN, MBA
Chief Nursing Office; Chair, ARTCC; Chair Palliative care Committee, Chinese Hospital, San Francisco

Dr. Quock and Ms. Cmiel will show how an understanding of Chinese cultural factors relevant to POLST orders enabled the introduction of a culturally sensitive palliative care program.

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Pevention of Breast Cancer
Anna H. Wu, MPH, PhD
Professor, Departmnt of Preventive Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine; Co-Director, Cancer Control Program, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Wu will summarize (research) findings on soy products and other risk factors for breast cancer in Chinese patients, discuss barriers to mammography, and present an overall approach to prevention.

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records and Preventive Care
Abha Agrawal, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine of Informatics, SUNY DOwnstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Agrawal will provide examples of how to apply EHR to track and monitor preventive care for different conditions and diseases.

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
PM Break . Exhibit
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
PM Break . Exhibit
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Hepatitis B and C Screening and Initial Management

Myron J. Tong, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine; Director, UCLA Asian Liver Program

Dr. Tong will review practice data to show how physicians can better identify Chinese patients for screening, comply with guidelines for screening, and follow up on the results of screening tests.

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Prevention of Depression and Suicide in Chinese Americans

Kenneth P. Fung, MD, FRCPC, MSc
Associate Professor, Equity, Gender, and Populations Division, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Dr. Fung will review screening Chinese patients for risk factors on depression and suicide, and discuss application of culturally competent methods to discuss depression and suicide with Chinese patients.

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Adult Immunization
Litjen Tan, MS, PhD
Chair and Chief Strategy Officer, Immunization Action Coalition; Co-Chair, National Adult Immunization Summit and National Influenza Vaccine Summit

Dr. Tan will analyze recent recommendations and discuss how practices can optimize their vaccination rate and resolve cultural barriers to immunization.

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Prevention of Physician Burnout and Maintenance of Physician Well-Being
Edmond H. Pi, MD
Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Schiences, USC Keck School of Medicine; Director Emeritus, Psychiatric Consultation and Liaison Service, LAC+USC Medical Center

Dr. Pi will review aspects of Chinese culture that increase or reduce stress on physicians, and how supportive behaviors and mindfulness can reduce stress.

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Closing Remark
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Closing Remark

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Poster Abstract Presentation . Exhibit . Reception

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Conference Gala
Conference Exhibit Hours:
Sat, October 11, 2014 from 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sun, October 12, 2014 from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

* CAMASC reserves the right to rearrange the CME schedule as deemed necessary. *