6th Annual Asian Health Symposium 2017


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Department: Asian Health Institute
Course Number: MMJ18030
Activity Start Date: October 6, 2017
Activity End Date: October 7, 2017
Location: UCSF - Laurel Heights Auditorium
San Francisco, CA

Physicians $475
Registered Nurses and Other Allied Health Professionals $295
Residents/Fellows $250

UCSF / Kaiser Permanente / University of Washington / SF DPH / ZSFG:
Physicians $375
Registered Nurses and Other Allied Health Professionals $195
Residents/Fellows $150

SYLLABUS: An electronic course syllabus will be sent to participants prior to the course and will be posted on the course website. There will not be a printed version of the syllabus for this course.



The Asian population has grown rapidly in the nation over the last decade, presenting major challenges in healthcare to provide culturally-appropriate care and eliminate healthcare disparities. Over half of the Asian community are immigrants with unique cultural and language needs. In light of that, the Asian Health Institute at the University of California, San Francisco kicked off an Asian Health Symposium series in 2012 with the aim to educate healthcare providers on the specific health and healthcare needs of Asian patients.

The 6th Annual Asian Health Symposium will highlight several specific areas for this unique community, including cancer, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular diseases, nephrology, endocrine, geriatric, and infectious disease, with special emphasis on the differences in the care of Asian patients in these targeted disease areas.

This unique symposium is one of the very few CME programs in the nation that can help bridge the knowledge and practice gaps of the healthcare community in treating Asian patients, especially the disadvantaged immigrants, on the many diseases and health issues that have significant impacts on them. The speakers not only are all experts in their respective specialty areas, they also have experience serving many Asian patients.

Designed for family and primary care physicians, internists, and specialists, as well as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers who face the unique health care needs and challenges of their Asian patients.

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After attending the two-day symposium, attendees will be able to:

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants:
AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Geriatric Medicine:
The approved credits shown above include 9.75 credits toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 1820, Geriatric Medicine.

State of California Acupuncture Board:
The course is approved by the California Acupuncture Board (CAB). Provider Number: 1419

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Course Outline:

View / Download Course Outline (.pdf)

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Gordon Fung, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Diana Lau, PhD, RN, CNS
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing, UCSF


Steering Committee
Peter Chin-Hong, MD
John Inadomi, MD
Andrew Ko, MD
Gene Lau, MD
Byron Lee, MD
Don Ng, MD
Eugene Yang, MD

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(University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

Michelle Albert MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Victor Fujimoto, MD
Professor of Obstetrics,
Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Monica Fung, MD
Clinical Fellow

Sachin Gupta, MD
Department of Pulmonary Medicine
Kaiser Permanente,
San Francisco, CA

Bilal Hameed, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Hepatology and Liver Transplantation

Chi-Yuen Hsu, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Nephrology Division

Joo Ha Hwang, MD, PhD
Chief, Gastroenterology Section
UW Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor of
Bioengineering and Radiology
University of Washington
School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

John Inadomi, MD
Cyrus E. Rubin Endowed
Chair in Medicine, UW Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Washington
School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

Joan C. Lo, MD
Research Scientist, Kaiser Permanente
Northern California Division of Research
Endocrinologist and Graduate Medical Education
Research Director, Kaiser Permanente East Bay
Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Aimee Kao, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology

Chris Keh, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Specialist, Infectious Diseases Clinic
San Francisco General Hospital

Sarah Kim, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Byron Lee, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Descartes Li, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry

Latha Palaniappan, MD
Professor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA

Ina Park, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Medical Consultant
Division of STD Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Medical Director
California Prevention Training Center

Katy Tsai, MD
Clinical Instructor
Melanoma Specialist,
UCSF Helen Diller Family
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Winston Tseng, PhD
Research Scientist and Lecturer of
Community Health and Ethnic Studies
School of Public Health and Department of Ethnic Studies
University of California, Berkeley

Winston F. Wong, MD, MS, FAAFP
Medical Director, Community Benefit
Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA
Chairperson, National Council of
Asian Pacific Islander Physicians

Eugene Yang, MD
Medical Director
UW Medicine
Eastside Specialty Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
University of Washington
Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Frances Yao, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director
Liver Transplant Program

Alisa Yee, RN, NP
Adult Nurse Practitioner
UCSF Cancer Center

Sue Yom, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiation
Oncology and of Otolaryngology –
Head and Neck Surgery

Elizabeth Le Young, MD
Department of Palliative Care
Kaiser Permanente
San Francisco, CA

Sijie Zheng, MD, PhD
Department of Nephrology
Kaiser Permanente
San Francisco, CA

Jasmine Kai-Tse Zia, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UW Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Washington
School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

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Travel & Lodging:

UCSF - Laurel Heights Auditorium
3333 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
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(please contact the property directly to check on rates and availability)

Laurel Inn
444 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 567-8467
Website / Map

Monte Cristo Inn
600 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 931-1875
Website / Directions


Hertz is pleased to offer discounts for our course attendees. Please click on the link below to make a reservation:
Hertz UCSF CME Discount
You can also reserve by calling Hertz at 800-654-3131 and referencing Convention Code: 03BW0136


United is pleased to offer special discounts for this program including three days prior to the course date and three days after.
You may book online at www.united.com and enter your Offer Code ZY6G767022 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.
If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information:
Agreement Code: 767022
Z Code: ZY6G

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before October 4, 2017 will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to registration@ocme.ucsf.edu.

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