Relay for Life 2017 – Team ACMA at Pukekohe Showgrounds (Sat 1 Apr to Sun 2 Apr)

Event:

Relay for Life - Franklin

Location:

Pukekohe Showgrounds, Station Rd, Pukekohe 

Website:

General info:

http://www.relay.org.nz/index.php/event-info

Please support the team by donating at:

https://franklin2017.everydayhero.com/nz/auckland-chinese-medical-association

Date:

Sat 1 Apr to Sun 2 Apr

Time:

See Schedule below

Cost:

Free to ACMA/YACMA Members, $25 for non-members

Information:

Relay for Life is happening this year on April 1st to 2nd! This is an event that gives everyone a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember loved ones lost to cancer; and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of the Cancer Society. This year, ACMA has formed a team of eleven intrepid doctors and dentists from a variety of locations, levels of training and specialities.

Members of the ACMA Relay for Life Team:

Dr Joey Siu
- ENT Registrar, Auckland Hospital (Team Captain)

Dr Derek Luo
- Gastroenterologist, Middlemore Hospital

Dr Judy Huang
- Gastroenterologist, Middlemore Hospital

Dr Carlos Lam
- General Practitioner/Urgent Care Physician, East Health Trust

Dr Heidi Chan
- Orthopaedics Registrar, Waikato Hospital

Dr Peny Lin
Orthopaedics Registrar, Waikato Hospital

Dr Edbert Wong
- Medical Registrar, Auckland Hospital

Dr Tim Ho
- Urgent Care Registrar

Dr Kevin Liu
- House Officer, Middlemore Hospital

Kent Yip
- Dentist, Ormiston Dental

Michael Zhuo
- Dentist

Here is a quick overview of the event: We have formed team and set up a roster for the walk/run. Camps get set up at 12pm on Saturday 1 Apr. The Opening Lap is usually started by Cancer Survivors followed by everyone else at 4pm on Saturday. The Closing Ceremony is around 10 am on Sunday 2 Apr. For those of you who are interested but may not be able to make all the hours or have other plans, you can choose to do how ever many hours you want and then leave.  

If you would like to participate but do not wish to run or walk, please donate to https://franklin2017.everydayhero.com/nz/auckland-chinese-medical-association. We have set a donation target of $200/participant so please donate to our team to improve our rankings amongst other Relay Teams!

One thing to note, there must always be at least two people on the site. The track is usually a typical running track - around 400m and you run or walk the laps holding a baton until you feel too tired or wish to take a break after which you can hand the baton onto another person. There will be lots of festivities in and around the track with people dressed up in all sorts of clothes to support and motivate their team members. Teams have their own base to rest at and eat/drink which usually consists of a tent with a gazebo and some campchairs.

Please contact Joey Siu (joballrox@gmail.com) directly if you are interested or have any queries regarding this event.

ACMA 2017 CME NO.1 (SUN 5 MAR)

March CME

Venue: Grand Park Chinese Restaurant, Gate B, Alexandra Park Raceway, Green Lane West, Epsom
Date: Sunday 5th March, 5:30pm
Sponsor: Device Technologies
Schedule:

  • 5.30pm Arrival and Registration
  • 6.00pm President's Welcome and ACMA Introduction
  • 6.15pm CME presentation 1 – Mr Andrew Cho, ENT Surgeon
    Topic: Let's Talk TORS
  • 6:30pm CME presentation 2 – Mr Simon van Rij, Urologist
    Topic: Robotic Surgery: Revolution or Just More Alternative Facts?
  • 6.45pm CME presentation 3 – Dr Anna Lawrence, Urologist
    Topic: Prostate Surgery Complications: When Will My Patient Stop Leaking?
  • 7:00pm YACMA Elective presentation 1 - Dr Jean Lee, House Officer
  • 7:15pm YACMA Elective presentation 2 - Dr Eileen Zhou, House Officer
  • 7.30pm Dinner

Botany Community Day 2017 – ACMA Stall at Botany Town Centre (SAT 4 MAR)

Event:

Botany Community Day 2017

Location:

Town Centre Dr, Botany Town Centre, Botany, Auckland

Website:

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/botany-community-day/auckland/botany-downs

Date:

Sat 4 Mar

Time:

10am - 3pm

Cost:

Free to ACMA/YACMA members

Information:

ACMA will be running a stall for our second year at the Botany Town Centre where you can get your height, weight, and blood pressure checked amongst other things.  We will also be providing health-related brochures and screening/immunisations and providing links to other conditions via our CHAINZ website.  For participating in this health check, you will get a summary of your measurements and some good health advice from our volunteer doctors and medical students.  Please visit us in between your shopping and eating!

 

Here are some enlightening stories from our volunteer students about how they found the day and what it meant to them: 

It was a really great experience that gave me my first real taste clinical work both using medical instruments and interacting with patients. We were lucky to have doctors there teaching us how to use manually take blood pressures as well as answer any questions we had. - Daisy Huang, 2nd year
 
From taking people's blood pressure all the way to discussing their health concerns, it was a really full on day. As a second year medical student, meeting and interacting with the public was an incredibly enjoyable and rewarding experience. Seeing them become enthusiastic and interested in their health also got me excited and so I'm sure to be back again for more! - David Kim, 2nd year
 
The YACMA volunteering was a great experience for me as it helped me a lot with getting more confident in performing tasks such as manual blood pressure and taking peak flow etc. It was also enjoyable and I had a lot of fun talking to the people involved as well as the patients during my time there. - Nicky Lee, 3rd year
 
The second volunteering event of 2017 took place at Botany Town Centre on the 4th of March. As part of Botany Community Day, Dr Derek Luo gave a speech to introduce ACMA/YACMA and our goals of health advocacy to the event goers. We were glad to see a great turnout of volunteers from all year levels. Apart from providing free check-ups including blood pressure measurement, peak flow, BMI calculation etc, the volunteers engaged in friendly conversations with members of the public to raise health awareness. During quiet periods, the volunteers kept busy by chatting about our experiences at different hospitals as well as practicing taking manual blood pressure on each other! - Cherry Chang, 5th year

2017 ACMA/YACMA SOCIAL EVENT 1- CAKES N LADDERS (SAT 18 FEB)

Event:

2017 Combined ACMA/YACMA Social/Family Event 1 - Cakes n Ladders

Location:

Cakes n Ladders Board Game Cafe - 173 Symonds Street, CBD, Auckland

Website:

http://www.cakesnladders.co.nz/

Date:

Sunday February 18, 2pm-5pm

Cost:

Free to ACMA/YACMA Members

Information:

It's time to bring out your inner child and low key competitiveness with board games! Come to Cakes and Ladders, an unique board games cafe in Central Auckland on Symonds street. FOOD is provided.

Please RSVP via https://goo.gl/forms/feZkyj3G4Ym1b8YZ2 by February 11th 11:59pm.

This is our first combined event with the junior and senior ACMA doctors, FREE to all YACMA members and ACMA. (Note - if you are yet to sign up as a member for this year please message an exec member)

Botany Community Day 2016 – ACMA Stall at Botany Town Centre (SAT 5 MAR)

Event:

Botany Community Day 2016

Location:

Town Centre Dr, Botany Town Centre, Botany, Auckland

Date:

Sat 5 Mar

Time:

10am - 3pm

Cost:

Free

Information:

ACMA will be running a stall where you can get your height, weight, and blood pressure checked amongst other things.  We will also be providing health-related brochures and screening/immunisations and providing links to other conditions via our CHAINZ website.  For participating in this health check, you will get a summary of your measurements and some good health advice from our volunteer doctors and medical students.  Please visit us in between your shopping and eating!

ACMA 2016 CME NO. 1 (SUN 6 MAR)

March CME

Venue: King's House Restaurant, 3/298 Ti Rakau Dr, East Tamaki
Date: Sunday 6th March, 5:30pm
Sponsor: Mercy Ascot
Schedule:

  • 5.30pm Arrival and Registration
  • 6.00pm President's Welcome and ACMA Introduction
  • 6.15pm CME presentation 1 – Mr Mark Izzard and Mr Rajan Patel, Head and Neck Surgeons
    Topic: Head and Neck Update
  • 7.15pm TI Elective Talk – Dr Alwin Lim, House Officer
    Topic: TBA
  • 7.30pm Dinner

2016 ACMA/YACMA SOCIAL EVENT 1- LASERTAG (SUN 28 FEB)

Event:

2016 Combined ACMA/YACMA Social/Family Event 1 - Laser Tag

Location:

Mega Zone, 20 Clemow Dr, Mt Wellington

Date:

Sunday February 28, 1pm-3pm

Cost:

Free

Information:

Our first event of the year has been changed to reflect the inclement weather conditions. This is a fun indoor activity for adults and kids alike. Please check out http://www.lasertag.co.nz/lasertag.html for more information. Hope to see you there!

2016 Chinese New Year Celebration – ASB Showgrounds (SAT 23 JAN)

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Event:

2016 Year of the Monkey Chinese New Year Celebration and Market Day

Location:

ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane West, Greenlane, Auckland

Date:

Sat 23 Jan

Time:

9:30am - 4pm

Cost:

Free

Information:

ACMA will be running a stall where you can get your height, weight, and blood pressure checked amongst other things.  We will also be providing health-related brochures and screening/immunisations and providing links to other conditions via our CHAINZ website.  For participating in this health check, you will get a summary of your measurements and some good health advice from our volunteer doctors and medical students.  Please visit us in between your chicken chow mein and fortune-telling!

Facebook Link

Type "ACMA/CHAINZ @ Chinese New Year Festival" or "屋崙中華醫學會新春花市同樂日攤位" in the search bar

Happy Chinese New Year, the Year of the Monkey!

Auckland Chinese Medical Association is having a stall at the 2016 Chinese New Year Festival and Market Day at ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane West, on Saturday 23rd January from 9.30am to 4.00pm.

For more information on the Event please visit:
http://www.aucklandchinese.org.nz/index.php

猴年新春快樂!屋崙中華醫學會將於2016年新春花市同樂日設置一個攤位,請來與我們的醫生和醫學生見面交流,屆時還有免費基本健康檢查。

本週六、月二十日、上午九點半到下午4點,在ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane West,期待與您相見!

2015 ACMA/YACMA Social/Family Event 3 – Jump! (SAT 21 NOV)

Event:

2015 Combined ACMA/YACMA Social/Family Event 3 - Jump!

Location:

Jump, 7A Arwen Pl, East Tamaki

Date:

Saturday November 21, 3:30pm-6pm

Cost:

Free

Information:

Our last event of the year is a fun indoor activity, great for the kids and energetic adults.  Jump involves jumping and somersaulting on  trampolines, into foam pits, dunking on hoops and onto walls and is designed to suit all sorts of skill levels.  If you have been to Jump before, please bring along your purple Jump socks.  Although it is fun, it is still quite an intense physical activity so please do not come if you have any heart conditions, spinal issues, are prone to vertigo or motion sickness, are pregnant, or have lower limb issues.  Visit their website: http://www.jumpwithus.co.nz/about-jump/ for more information.  Please contact our Social Rep Joey if you are interested at least 48 hours in advance.  We will have pizza and drinks at the end so you can replenish all the spent energy!

 

ACMA 2015 AGM (SUN 15 NOV)

November AGM

Venue: Grand Harbour Chinese Restaurant, Cnr Pakenham and Custom St West, Viaduct, Auckland
Date: Sunday 15th November, 5:30pm
Sponsor: TBA
Schedule:

  • 5.30pm Arrival and Registration
  • 6.00pm President's Report; Treasurer's Report; CME Report; YACMA Report; Election of ACMA 2016 Officials
  • 6.30pm Radiology Update – Dr Remy Lim, interventional radiologist
  • 7:10pm YACMA Elective Scholarship Presentation 1 - Richard Lowe, trainee intern
  • 7:20pm YACMA Elective Scholarship Presentation 2 - Jian Li, house officer
  • 7.30pm Dinner