Event Title                                
Geriatric Care Seminar
Event Date & Time Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 10:30 AM
Brunch Buffet will be provided to those who RSVP by 9/7/16 only

Event Location & Parking Information DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown  (Click Here for Directions)
120 South Los Angeles Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tuition & Eligibility

Complimentary registration for the first 120 U.S. licensed physicians and physician assistants who register by 09/14/16 and are practicing in Southern California. 

We honor physicians who paid the 2016 CAMASC membership fee with priority registration.

To become a member, please 

CME Credit Requirement

As an IMQ/CMA accredited CME provider, we are required to measure "changes in competency/performance" in all CME activities. All attendees will be asked to complete the Post-Activity Evaluations online in order to receive CME credit(s). No Exceptions.

Required Educational Tool CAMASC has implemented an Audience Response System (ARS) as one of the tools to enchance the learning experience for this activity. Attendees are required to bring in their cellular phone as the tool to participate in the "Pre & Post Educational Assessment" via ARS on-site to facilitate the engagement between faculty and attendees.


You MUST provide your cellphone number during registration.

Event registration must be submitted by Wednesday, September 14, 2016 11:59 PM. No exceptions.

American with Disabilities Act CAMASC complies with the American with Disabilities Act.  Please contact our CME administrative office at (213) 572-0631 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Wednesday, September 14, 2016.  Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. 
Cancellation To help us maximize our resources, please make every effort to inform us by email or phone if you cannot attend the event after you have registered.

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CME Schedule

10:30 AM      Registration & CME Activity (Room A)
Brunch Buffet & Exhibits
(Room B)

10:45 AM


Brunch Buffet (Service will close at 12:15PM)

Welcome and Introduction (Room A)

12:30 PM

"Diabetes Screening" (CLICK here to View Purpose/Objectives)
Ping H. Wang, MD

1:30 PM

"Diabetes Management"   (CLICK here to View Purpose/Objectives)
Ping H. Wang, MD

2:30 PM

"Colon Cancer and Cervical Cancer Prevention" (CLICK here to View Purpose/Objectives)
eorge W. Ma, MD 

3:30 PM


3:45 PM

"Depression in Adult and Elderly Chinese"  (CLICK here to View Purpose/Objectives)
Edmond H. Pi, MD

4:45 PM

"Advance Care Planning: Starting the Conversation with Chinese American Seniors"  
(CLICK here to View Purpose/Objectives)
Emiley Chang, MD, MPH

 5:45 PM


Program                        Overview                   In 2000, AB 1820 was signed into California law.  This 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% 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 following five (5) topics to be addressed:
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Management
  • Colon Cancer and Cervical Cancer Prevention
  • Depression in Adult and Elderly Chinese
  • Advance Care Planning: Starting the Conversation with Chinese American Seniors
Educational Purpose The purpose of this activity is to narrow the existing practice gaps by addressing cultural, ethnic, and age-specific health disparities and new scientific knowledge to improve patient care.  A variety of teaching and evaluation methods have been developed to facilitate learning and professional development.  At the end of the seminar, participants will be able to discuss differential diagnoses, describe possible complications and list preventive measures, implement educational, preventive, and therapeutic interventions, and improve cultural and linguistic competence in communication in their treatment of the elderly.  This activity is expected to result in increased knowledge/competence and better performance in making an appropriate diagnosis, providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care, with the overall goal of improving patient care for elderly patients. 

Target Audience The target audience for this activity will be physicians and physician assistants 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.

Accreditation Statement cmeThe 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. 

Credit Designation Statement The Chinese American Medical Association of Southern California (CAMASC) designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  
Certificate of Participation for Physician Assistant (PA) American Academy of Physician Assistant (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Educational Methods                   This CME activity will consist of five (5) lectures, presented by distinguished faculty to facilitate the different educational needs of a diverse audience.  This CME activity will employ a combination of educational methods, including live didatic lecture, group discussions, case studies, and interactive techniques such as a question/answer session, pre & post educational assessment, and a 30 day follow-up survey.

California Assembly Bill (AB) 1820                                                             This activity is in response to California Assembly Bill 1820 which requires that general internists & family physicians whose patient population consists of 25% or more patients at least 65 years of age to complete at least 20% of their mandatory CME, or 10 CME hours for every two years of CME reporting, in the field of geriatric medicine. 
California Assembly Bill (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. 

Commercial Support

This activity may be funded, in part, by independent educational grant and exhibit fees from commercial interests, in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Institute for Medical Quality/Californian Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) strands and guidelines. As of this website posting, a complete listing of commercial supporters was not availabl . Detailed disclosure will be made in accordance to the accreditation standard and appropriate acknowledgment will be given to all supporters at the Seminar, prior to beginninf of CME activity.

Disclosure Statement As a CME provider accredited by IMQ/CMA, CAMASC must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities.  CME Program Committee Members, Course Director(s), Content Reviewer(s), 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 commerical 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 prior to beginning of CME activity.
Disclaimer Attendance at this educational activity does not guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in the educational presentations.



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