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ACMA Conference 2014 – To The Future: Chinese Health in NZ (SAT 28 JUN)

June Conference

Venue: Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Date: Saturday 28 June 2014
Sponsors: Neilmed, Novo Nordisk, ANZ, Te Arai Biofarma,Lifestyle Insurance, Total Health, Pfizer, Glaxo-Smith Kline, Independent Living Services
CME Points: 6.5
Schedule:

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Schedule:

08:30-09:00 - Registration

09:00-09:05 - President's Welcome

09:05-09:15 - ACMA Evolution (presented by ACMA Vice President and gastroenterologist, Dr Derek Luo)                                                                            

                       - New Mission Statement                                                                              

                       - New Website                                                                              

                       - ACMA Membership Benefits

09:15-10:45 - Rehabilitation and Allied Health

                       - 09:15-09:35: Dr Yu Min Lin (geriatrician) -  The Older Chinese Patient

                       - 09:35-09:55: Alda Lee (dietician) - Healthy Options For Chinese Diet

                       - 09:55-10:15: Sue Lim (Asian health services co-ordinator) - Asian Health Services

                       - 10:15-10:35: Eric Ho (pharmacist) - Ethnic Differences and Attitudes towards Western Medicine

                       - 10:35-10:45: Q & A Session - Panel Discussion

10:45-11:00 - Morning Tea

11:00-12:30 - Surgical Specialties

                       - 11:00-11:20: Dr Shuan Dai (ophthalmologist) - Eye Update

                       - 11:20-11:40: Dr Michelle Wong (otorhinolaryngologist) - Ear. Nose and Throat Update

                       - 11:40-12:00: Dr Melinda Hii (obstetrician and gynaecologist) - Women's Health Update

                       - 12:00-12:20: Dr S L Peng (general surgeon) - General Surgery Update

                       - 12:20-12:30: Q & A Session - Panel Discussion

12:30-13:15 - Lunch

13:15-14:45 - Medical Specialties

                       - 13:15-13:35: Dr Louis Lao (radiation oncologist) - Oncology Update

                       - 13:35-13:55: Dr Pui Ling Chan (endocrinologist and diabetologist) - Endocrinology Update

                       - 13:55-14:15: Dr Edward Wong (neurologist) - Neurology Update

                       - 14:15-14:35: Dr Andrew To (cardiologist) - Cardiology Update

                       - 14:35-14:45: Q & A Session - Panel Discussion

14:45-15:00 - Afternoon Tea

15:00-16:30 - Mental Health

                       - 15:00-16:30 - The History of Asian Mental Health in New Zealand

                                                - Dr Sai Wong (psychiatrist)

                                                - Patrick Au (counsellor)

                                                - Sue Lim (service manager for WDHB Asian health support services) - link to talk

                                                - Kitty Ko (Asian service development co-ordinator at CMDHB)

16:30-16:45 - Wrap Up and Closing Remarks

ACMA 2014 CME No. 2 (SUN 18 MAY)

May CME

Venue: Grand Harbour Chinese Restaurant, Cnr Pakenham St East and Customs St West, CBD, Auckland
Date: Sunday 18th May, 5:30pm
Sponsor: This CME is sponsored by ANZ
Schedule:

  • 5.30pm Arrival and Registration
  • 6.00pm President's Welcome
  • 6.05pm CME presentation 1 – Dr Peter Fong, medical oncologist
    Topic: “Medical Oncology Update”
  • 6.45pm CME presentation 2 – Dr Andrew To, cardiologist
    Topic: “CT Angiography and Other Selected Cardiology Topics”
  • 7.30pm Dinner

ACMA 2014 CME No. 1 (SUN 16 MARCH)

Note date of this first meeting for the year.

March CME

Venue: Star Cafe Seafood Restaurant, 345 Chapel Rd, Dannemora, Auckland
Date: Sunday 16th March, 5:30pm
Sponsor: This CME is sponsored by ANZ
Schedule:

  • 5.30pm Arrival and Registration
  • 6.00pm President's Welcome
  • 6.05pm CME presentation 1 – Dr Pui Ling Chan, endocrinologist
    Topic: “Endocrinology - Thyroid, PCOS, Bones, Diabetes”
  • 6.30pm  CME presentation 2 – Dr Derek Luo, gastroenterologist
    Topic: “Post-Surgical Gastrointestinal Problems”
  • 7.00pm Dinner

Final Exec Dinner of 2013

This was our annual end-of-year dinner ritual similar in some ways to the Chinese New Year - out with the old and in with the new!   It was our way our celebrating the contributions and successes of our old executive members (and in some cases, saying goodbye to them) while at the same time introducing the new executive members.  And what better way to do this than eat delicious Chinese food! The venue was the hidden gem of Epsom/Greenlane, the small but wonderfully-packed Golden Jade Restaurant.  This event was well-attended by our student members, especially the pre-clinical students who definitely got a "taste" (pun intended) of what was about to come in the following years as a committee member of our wonderful organization.  Representing the doctors were our president, Adrian Wan, our webmaster, Carlos Lam, and our newest General Committee member, rheumatologist, Kristine Ng.  All-in-all it was a great evening to be had by all with plenty of chit-chat, laughs, advice and of course tasty food!  We look forward to reconvening in February 2014 for our first meeting of the year.

ACMA 2013 AGM (SUN 17 NOV)

November AGM

Venue: Imperial Palace Chinese Restaurant, 519 Ellerslie-Panmure Highway, Mt Wellington
Date: Sunday 17th November, 5:30pm
Sponsor: This CME is sponsored by Mercy Radiology and Auckland Radiation Oncology
Schedule:

  • 5.30pm Arrival and Registration
  • 6.00pm ACMA 2013 AGM 
  1. President’s Report
  2. Election of 2014 ACMA Officials
  3. Treasurer’s Report
  4. YACMA Report
  • 6.20pm ACMA Elective Scholarship recipient presentation – Lance Yuan
    Topic: “Elective in Oxford University and Hospital”
  • 6.30pm  CME presentation 1 – Dr Remy Lim, radiologist
    Topic: “Screening and Radiology for Lung Cancer”
  • 7.00pm CME presentation 2 – Dr Louis Lao, radiation oncologist
    Topic: “SABR to Focus on Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Lung Cancer and Oligometastases”
  • 7.30pm Dinner

ACMA 2013 CME No. 5 (SUN 25 AUG)

August CME

Venue: Imperial Palace Chinese Restaurant, 519 Ellerslie-Panmure Highway, Mt Wellington
Date: Sunday 25th August, 5:30pm
Sponsor: This CME is sponsored by Lifestyle Insurance Consultants Ltd
Schedule:

  • 5.30pm Arrival and Registration
  • 6.00pm President's welcome
  • 6.05pm CME presentation - Mr Adam Bartlett,  hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) and transplant surgeon
    Topic: "Hepatobiliary Conditions in the Asian Population"
  • 6.50pm ACMA Elective Scholarship recipient presentation - Thomas Wong
    Topic: "Infectious Diseases from the Jungles of Sarawak, Malaysia"
  • 7.10pm Sponsor presentation - Tom Wu
    Topic: "Are You Paying Twice? - Understanding How ACC and Private Insurance Work Together"
  • 7.30pm Dinner

 

ACMA 2013 CME NO. 4 – JUNE 30

June CME

Venue: Sun World New Millennium Restaurant, 2 York St, Newmarket.
Date: Sunday 30th June, 5:30pm
Sponsor: This CME is sponsored by Megan Jaffe Ray White Real Estate
Schedule:

  • 5.30pm Arrival and Registration
  • 6.00pm President’s welcome
  • 6.05pm CME presentation 1 – Ms Michelle Wong, otorhinolaryngologist/ENT surgeon
    Topic: ”NZ’s Universal Newborn Hearing Screen – Fail or Pass?”
  • 6.50pm CME presentation 2 – Dr Kristine Ng, rheumatologist
    Topic: ”Rheumatology Update”
  • 7.20pm Sponsor presentation – Megan Jaffe
    Topic: “Ray White Real Estate”
  • 7.30pm Dinner

ACMA 2013 CME NO. 3 – MAY 19

May CME

Venue: Seafood King Chinese Restaurant, 333 Remuera Rd, Remuera.
Date: Sunday 19th May, 5:30pm
Sponsor: This CME is sponsored by Southern Cross
Schedule:

  • 5.30pm Arrival and Registration
  • 6.00pm President’s welcome
  • 6.05pm CME presentation 1 – Mr. Andrew Williams, urologist
    Topic: ”Benign Prostate Hypertrophy and PSA Screening”
  • 6.50pm CME presentation 2 – Dr Charlie Ng, musculoskeletal physician
    Topic: ”Acute Low Back Pain”
  • 7.20pm Sponsor presentation – Southern Cross
    Topic: “Southern Cross Health Insurance”
  • 7.30pm Dinner

ACMA 2013 CME NO. 2 – APRIL 7

April CME

Venue: Lucky Seafood Restaurant, Unit A8, 125 Meadowland Dr, Somerville.
Date: Sunday 7th April, 5:30pm
Sponsor: This CME is sponsored by ANZ
Schedule:

  • 5.30pm Arrival and Registration
  • 6.00pm President’s welcome
  • 6.05pm CME presentation 1 – Dr. Adrian Wan, GP
    Topic: ”ACC Changes and Urgent Care Practice”
  • 6.30pm CME presentation 2 – Dr Eva Fong, urologist and urogynaecologist
    Topic: ”Lower Urinary Tract Infections”
  • 7.30pm Dinner

ACMA 2013 CME NO. 1 – FEBRUARY 17

February CME

Venue: Sun World New Millennium Restaurant, 2 York St, Newmarket.
Date: Sunday 17th February, 5:30pm
Sponsor: This CME is sponsored by Abbott Laboratories (NZ) Ltd and Radius Medical Solutions
Schedule:

  • 5.30pm Arrival and Registration
  • 6.00pm Introduction by Dr Catherine Yang, ACMA President.
  • 6.05pm CME presentation 1 - Dr Albert Ko, cardiologist.
    Topic: ”Bioabsorbable Vascular Stents – 4th Revolution“
  • 6.50pm CME presentation 2 - Dr Derek Luo, gastroenterologist
    Topic: ”Gastroenterology Update“
  • 7.30pm Sponsor presentation – Abbott Laboratories
  • 7.40pm Dinner