Event Title

Adult Mental Health Care Seminar

Event Date & Time

Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Brunch Buffet will be complimentary to those who RSVP by Thursday, 05/30/19 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

Complimentarregistration for the first 50 CA licensed physicians and physician 
assistants who register by Thursday, 05/30/19 and are practicing in Southern
We honor physicians who paid the 2019 CAMASC membership
fee with 
priority registration/reservation

To become a member and receive priority registration/reservation, please CLICK HERE.
A tuition of $80 (includes food service) will be applied to those who registered after Thursday, 05/30/19.

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, June 17, 2019 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

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Event registration must be submitted by Thursday, 05/30/19 by 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 Thursday, 05/30/19 by 11:59PM
Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your special needs.


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attend the event
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CME Schedule 

10:00 AM


10:15 AM 

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

Brunch Buffet (Service will be closed at 11:30AM)

11:30 AM

Welcome and Introduction (Room A)

12:00 PM
"Stigma: A major Barrier to Health Care" (CLICK here to view Purpose/Objectives)
Anna Xiao, MD

1:00 PM

"Mental Health, Substance Use and Drug Addiction" (CLICK here to view Purpose/Objectives)
John Tsuang, MD
Director of Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 

2:00 PM

"The Epidemic of Opiates Use and Misuse"  (CLICK here to view Purpose/Objectives)
Weiguo Zhu, MD
Associate Professor of Health Sciences
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA 

3:00 PM
3:15 PM

"Mental Health Care for College Students" (CLICK here to view Purpose/Objectives)
Huzaifa Ashraf, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Southern Califonia Los Angeles 

4:15 PM

"Prevention and Management of Physician Burnout" (CLICK here to view Purpose/Objectives)
Edmond H. Pi, MD
Professor Emeritus
Clinical Psychiatry and Behavorial Sciences
University of Southern California
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
University of California Los Angeles
5:15 PM Adjournment

Program Overview

In reference to the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) recent report/(NAMI.org), there are approximately one in five adults experiences some type of mental illness each year, which translated to 43.8 million people or 18.5 percent of the population. One in four young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 have a diagnosable mental illness. More than 25 percent of college students have been diagnosed or treated by a professional for a mental health condition within the past year. Mental health represents an important source of suffering for patients and their families, and an unmet health care need in the Chinese American community. Gaps in utilization of mental health services are well documented for Asian Americans. At the same time, there is increasing awareness of how culture plays a role in shaping the presentation and diagnosis of mental illness in Asian patients, and new information on how to assess and treat Asian patients with these disorders. However, the recognition of mental health problems and their management in the American Chinese community is hindered by stigmatization, language and cultural barriers. These developments highlight important knowledge, competence and practice gaps that should be addressed in an educational activity for health care professionals. Moreover, the responsibility for providing mental health care is falling increasingly to primary care providers. This may reflect both the treatment preferences of many patients and the availability and affordability of health care services 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:

1. "Stigma: A major Barrier to Health Care"
2. "Mental Health, Substance Use and Drug Addiction"
3. "The Epidemic of Opiate Use and Misuse"
4. "Mental Health Care for College Students"
5. "Prevention and Management of Physician Burnout"

Educational Purpose


The purpose of this activity is to narrow the existing practice gaps in treating patient with mental disorder, by addressing culture, ethnic, stigma 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 for patient with mental disorder. 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 the mentally ill patients.    

Target Audience

This CME activity is designed for family physicians, internists, physician assistants and other clinical providers of adult care, who are also 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. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

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. A Certificate of Completion will be issued upon written request. 

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, case studies, review of literatures, group discussions 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. **