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ACMA 2014 AGM (SUN 16 NOV)

November AGM

Venue: Imperial Palace Restaurant, 519 Ellerslie-Panmure Highway, Mount Wellington, Auckland
Date: Sunday 16th November, 5:30pm
Sponsor: TBA

  • 5.30pm Arrival and Registration
  • 6.00pm President's Report; Treasurer's Report; CME Report; YACMA Report; Election of ACMA 2015 Officials
  • 6.20pm TI Elective Report – Maryanne Ting
  • 6.30pm Medicine Meets Constitutional Law – Prof Mai Chen, Law Professor and Constitutional Lawyer
  • 7.30pm Dinner

2014 ACMA/YACMA Social/Family Event 1 – Cornwall Park (SUN 19 OCT)


2014 Combined ACMA/YACMA Social/Family Event 1


Band Rotunda, Twin Oaks Drive, Cornwall Park, Epsom, Auckland. You will see our banner there.
Enter the park by turning left through the gates as you are heading north along Greenlane Rd.
Checkout the map -


Sunday October 19, 1pm-3pm




This is our first combined ACMA/YACMA Social Event ever and we are kicking it off with a Family Picnic Day in Cornwall Park.  You are welcome to bring spouses/partners and children.  Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided but feel free to bring a plate.  If it is raining we will let you know via our member's newsletter of an alternative venue. We hope to see you there!

ACMA 2014 CME NO. 3 SUN SEP 14

September CME

Venue: Hakka Hut, Unit 21-22, 44 William Pickering Drive, Albany, Auckland
Date: Sunday 14th September, 5:30pm
Sponsor: TBA

  • 5.30pm Arrival and Registration
  • 6.00pm President's Welcome
  • 6.05pm CME presentation 1 – Mr Andrew Cho, otorhinolaryngologist, head and neck surgeon; Mr Zachary Moaveni, plastic surgeon 
  • Topic: “Head and Neck Surgery” and "Common Skin Problems in General Practice"
  • 6.45pm Cultural presentation – Roseanee Liang, writer/director
  • Topic: “Movie-making”
  • 7.30pm Dinner

ACMA Welcome Mixer 2014 – Attic Bar and Restaurant (SUN 29 JUN)


ACMA Welcome Mixer 2014


The Attic Bar and Restaurant
Level 1/55 Tamaki Dr
Mission Bay


Sun Jun 29






A good chance for new members to mingle with existing members and the executive and learn more about ACMA in a social setting. Food and drinks will be provided. We hope to see you there!

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

Click here for profiles of the speakers

Click on the underlined and italicised titles below to download the corresponding Powerpoint presentations


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)


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

  • 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

  • 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