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Activity Title:
Care of the Elderly
Date:Sunday, May 22, 2011
Registration starts at 8:30AM, Lecture starts at 9:15AM and ends at 4:15PM
191 N Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 792-2727 
Program Overview:In 2000, the California Assembly Bill (AB) 1820 was signed into law. The bill requires general internists and family physicians whose patient population consists of 25% or more patients at least 65 years of age to complete at least 20 percent of their mandatory CME, or 10 CME hours for every two years of CME reporting, in the field of geriatric medicine. In response to AB 1820 and to ensure physician members are continually receiving the most updated information and training in geriatric care, CAMASC has conducted an educational needs survey among its physician members and, through gap analysis research, identified the five topics below to be addressed.  
Topics & Faculty:
  • Pain Management in the Elderly, Eric S. Hsu, MD
  • Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment in Older Patients, Peng T. Fan, MD
  • Depression in Elderly Chinese Patients, Edmond H. Pi, MD
  • Dementia and Delirium in the Elderly, Michael D. Wang, MD
  • Falls Risk Management and Gait Assessment, Wayne Chen, MD
  • For detailed objectives and faculty biographies, please follow the links above.

    Purpose:The purpose of this activity is to narrow the existing practice gaps in the identified topics of geriatric medicine  by addressing cultural and ethnic-specific health disparities and new scientific knowledge to improve patient care.  This activity is expected to result in increased competence and better performance in making an appropriate diagnosis, providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care, with the overall goal of improving outcomes for elderly patients.
    Target Audience:This educational activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare providers whose patient population consists of 25% or more patients at least 65 years of age and those who provide health care to or are interested in the health care of the Chinese/Asian American community.
    Educational Methods:The activity will consist of five (5) live lectures, presented by distinguished faculty to facilitate the different educational needs of a diverse audience. The activity will employ a combination of educational methods, including live didactic lectures, case studies, and interactive techniques such as group discussions, pre-/post-tests, question/answer sessions, post-activity evaluations, and 3-month follow-up evaluations.

    All attendees will be asked to complete the post-activity evaluations online in order to receive certificates of CME credit.

    AB 1195:This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curricula in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency.
    Accreditation Statement:
    The Chinese American Medical Association of Southern California (CAMASC) is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  CAMASC takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
    Credit Designation Statement:
    CAMASC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.
    Cost:Self-parking: Free with validation
    Valet Parking: $9 with validation 

    Registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and self-parking
    FREE for current active (paid) CAMASC members
    All others: $100

    CLICK HERE to learn more and apply for or renew membership.

    Registration:You must register by WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011 

    ONLINE: CLICK HERE to register now

    FAX: CLICK HERE to download the registration form. 
              Fill it out and fax it to 213-572-0635

    MAIL:  CLICK HERE to download the registration form. 
               Fill it out and mail it to:
               625 W. College Street, Suite 209
               Los Angeles, CA 90012

    For more information contact CAMASC via telephone at
    (213) 572-0631 or CLICK HERE to download an activity brochure.

    Cancellations requests must be received in writing at least 14 days before the activity to receive a full refund for registration fees. Requests for refunds received later than 14 days before the activity will be subject to a 20% service charge.

    Commercial Support:This activity may be funded, in part, by grant and exhibit fees from commercial interests, in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Institute for Medical Quality/ California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) standards and guidelines. As of this webpage publishing, a complete listing of commercial supporters was not available. Detailed disclosures will be made to the participants in accordance to the accreditation standard and appropriate acknowledgment will be given to all supporters prior to the CME presentation begins at this activity.

    CLICK HERE for a list of our commercial supporters.

    Disclosure Statement:As a CME provider accredited by IMQ/CMA, CAMASC must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course Director(s), Planning Committee Members, Faculty, and all others who are in a position to control or deliver the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty will also disclose any off-label and/or investigative use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation. Detailed disclosures will be made at this activity prior to the CME presentations and on course materials.
    Americans with Disabilities Act:CAMASC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact our CME Administrator at 213-572-0631 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Friday, May 13, 2011. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your special needs.

    **Details subject to change with notice**