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CME Activity:
Treating the Aging Population
Date:Sunday, April 15, 2012
Registration begins at 7:30AM
CME lecture begins at 8:30AM and ends at 4:00PM

We encourage you to arrive promptly to maximize your learning experience.
Location:Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens 
120 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 629-1200 
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 a minimum of 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:
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Elderly Chinese
  • Preventing Visual Loss in Elderly Chinese Americans
  • Diabetes in Elderly Chinese Americans
  • Update on the Treatment of Gout
  • Hypertension in Elderly Chinese Americans
  • For detailed objectives and faculty information, 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 or the aging population.
    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 2-month follow-up evaluations.

    All attendees will be asked to participate in the pre-/post-tests on-site using an Audience Response System (ARS) and complete the post-activity evaluations online after the conclusion of the CME activity 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:
    The Chinese American Medical Association of Southern California (CAMASC) designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the 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.
    Registration / Fees:You must register by Sunday, April 8, 2012.

    Select the appropriate link below to register:

  • 2012 paid CAMASC members: FREE
  • Renew/new membership + attend the event: $150
  • Registration fee to attend the event only (for all healthcare providers): $100
  • First-time physician attendees: FREE (subject to seat availability)
  • **Registration fee includes light breakfast and lunch. It does not include parking.**

    Self-parking: $4 with validation
    Valet Parking: $8 with validation

    For more information contact CAMASC via telephone at
    (213) 572-0631.

    Cancellations requests must be received in writing on or before Wednesday, April 4, 2012 to receive a full refund. Requests after this date will be subject to a $25 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, April 6, 2012. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your special needs.

    **CAMASC reserves the right to make changes wherever deemed necessary**