Sunday, September 25, 2016

10:30 AM              Registration and Brunch Buffet
12:15 PM

Welcome and Introduction

 12:30 PM Presentation Title:
Diabetes Screening

Ping H. Wang, MD

Diabetes is highly prevalent in the Asian American Community (Menke, 2015), and this year marks the start of the "Screen at 23" campaign launched by the American Diabetes Association, the National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians, and adopted in the California Senate with SCR 134, a California resolution to screen for type 2 diabetes in Asian Americans at a BMI of 23, on June 30th, 2016. The purpose will be to review the medical data on diabetes in Chinese Americans, and screen for diabetes. 


  1. Describe how the risk of diabetes increase in Asian Americans with the BMI
  2. List the BMI cutpoints recommended for screening for diabetes
  3. Summarize the tradeoffs in using a lower BMI for screening in Asian Americans
  4. Describe current practices in screening for diabetes type II
  5. Examine the BMI of patients
  6. Incorporate guidelines for diabetes screening
 1:30 PM Presentation Title:
Diabetes Management

Ping H. Wang, MD

To improve patient compliance with Diabetes Management.


  1. Incorporate newly released standards of care management of diabetes in adults
  2. Educate patients about diabetes management and practices - annual eye exam, hemoglobin A1C testing, feet checks, and regular glucose monitoring
2:30 PM

Presentation Title:
Colon Cancer and Cervical Cancer Prevention

George W. Ma, MD 

Colorectal cancer and cervical cancer remain as major causes of death in Chinese American communities. Recent advances in knowledge have been incorporated in newly released guidelines. The goal of this lecture is to improve screening rates in colon cancer and cervical cancer in the Chinese/Asian community.


  1. Summarize the latest guidelines for colon cancer screening and cervical cancer screening
  2. Examine the evidence for colon cancer screening
  3. Educate Chinese patients and families about colon and cervical cancer screening by providing them Chinese information
 3:30 PM        Break

 3:45 PM      Presentation Title:
Depression in Adult and Elderly Chinese

Edmond H. Pi, MD

To improve screening, diagnosis, and treatment of depression in Chinese patients.


  1. Diagnose depression in Chinese patients, with attention to DSM VI and cultural factors
  2. Recognize risk factors for suicide in Chinese patients
  3. Distinguish from different disorders that can mimic depression
  4. Apply depression screening in practice and a triage system for depressed patients
  5. Provide initial management of depression in primary care patients, accounting for differences in metabolism of drugs by Chinese patients
  6. Manage acutely suicidal patients until help arrives
  7. Educate and provide support to caregivers
 4:45 PM        

Presentation Title:
Advance Care Planning: Starting the Conversation with Chinese American Seniors


Emiley Chang, MD, MPH

The purpose is to review the definition and history of advance care planning so that clinicians are educated on strategies to engage seniors with advance care planning discussions. Also, this lecture will show examples of advance care planning resources available in Chinese.


  1. Describe the components of high quality advance care planning (ACP)
  2. Distinguish ACP from advance directives (AD) and POLST (physician orders for life sustaining treatments)
  3. Practice at least one strategy to initiate advance care planning discussions
  4. Complete an advance directive and POLST form
  5. Complete a needs assessment to identify readiness to provide high quality advance care planning
 5:45PM Adjournment