Event Title

Geriatric Care and Pain Management Seminar

Event Date & Time

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Brunch Buffet will be provided to those who RSVP by Monday, 06/18/18 only
Event Location & Parking Information            

DoubleTree by Hilton Monrovia (Click Here for Directions)
924 W. Huntington Dr.
Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 357-1900
Complimentary parking available on site 

Tuition & Eligibility

Complimentary registration for the first 50 U.S. licensed physicians and physician 
assistants who register by Monday, 06/18/18 and are practicing in Southern
We honor physicians who paid the 2018 CAMASC membership
fee with
priority registration/reservation

To become a member and receive priority registration/reservation, please CLICK HERE.
A tuition of $80 will be applied to those who registered after Monday 06/18/18.

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 by Monday, July 9, 2018 at 11:59PM 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 enhance the learning experience and conduct outcome measurement for this activity.  Attendees are required to bring in their cellular phone as the tool to participate in   the "Pre/Post-Test” via ARS on-site, and other “Educational Assessment”.


You MUST provide your cellphone number during online registration for
ARS participation. 
Registration via online: CLICK HERE

Registration via email: please complete and forward the registration form attached to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event registration must be submitted by Monday, 06/18/18 11:59PM.
No exceptions.

Americans with Disabilities Act

CAMASC complies with the American with Disabilities Act. Please contact our office at (213) 572-0631 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Monday, 06/18/18 by 11:59PM. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your special needs.


To help us maximize our resources, please inform us by email or phone if you cannot attend the event after you have submitted your online registration.
Contact Us

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Phone: (213) 572-0631

CME Schedule

10:30 AM


10:40 AM

Registration & CME Activity (Room A)
Bruch Buffet & Exhibits
(Room B)

Brunch Buffet (Service will be closed at 12:00 Noon)

12:00 PM

Welcome and Introduction (Room A)

12:15 PM

"Dermatologic Conditions in Geriatric Patients" (CLICK here to view Purpose/Objectives)
Nor Chiao, MD 

1:15 PM

 "Pain in Cancer Survivors" (CLICK here to view Purpose/Objectives)
Victor Chang, MD 

2:15 PM

"Palliative/Supportive Care" (CLICK here to view Purpose/Objectives)
Virginia Sun, PhD, RN

3:15 PM
3:30 PM
"Sarcopenia in the elderly" (CLICK here to view Purpose/Objectives)
Victor Chang, MD

4:30 PM

"Depression in Adult and Elderly Chinese" (CLICK here to view Purpose/Objectives)
Edmond Pi, MD
5:30 PM Adjournment

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 2001, AB 487 was signed into California law. This bill requires most California-licensed physicians (pathologists and radiologists are exempt) to take 12 units, as a one-time requirement, of CME on “pain management” and “the appropriate care and treatment of the terminally ill."

In addition, in 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services released the long-awaited National Pain Strategy, which was written to implement recommendations from the Institute of Medicine. The strategy calls for improving provider education on pain management practices, evaluation of pain treatments, and safe prescription as part of developing a better-informed healthcare workforce with regard to pain management.

In response to AB 1820 and AB 487 and in order to ensure physician members are continually receiving the most updated information and training in geriatrics and pain 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:

  • "Dermatologic Conditions in Geriatric Patients"
  • "Sarcopenia in the elderly"
  • "Palliative/Supportive Care"
  • "Pain in Cancer Survivors"
  • "Depression in Adult and Elderly Chinese"

Educational Purpose


The purpose of this activity is to provide clinicians with the practice-relevant information based on geriatrics medicine and pain management curriculums in caring for the elderly patients. This activity is also expected to result in improved competency, better performance in making an appropriate diagnosis, providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care. In particular, these lectures will apply cultural and linguistic competence and focus on the care of Chinese/Asian patients whom our physician members treat the most. Please reference to the individual topic for details. 

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 Credit™ 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 didactic lecture, group discussions, case studies, review of literatures, group discussion and interactive techniques such as a question/answer session, pre/post educational assessment, and a 30-day follow-up post activity survey.  CAMASC has implemented an Audience Response System (ARS) as one of the tools to enhance the learning experience and conduct outcome measurement for this activity. 


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 available. 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 the CME lectures’ commencement.
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 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 prior to the beginning of CME activity.


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. **