The linked below is an anti-Asian racism statement that was recently sent out by Fiona Dalton (CEO of PHC) and Victor Leung (President of Medical Staff Association). In the statement, there are some useful links about educating others about racism, as well as links to donate to organizations to fight anti-Asian racism. It may be a useful statement to post on the website as well.
A well written Op-Ed article worth reading:
"Promoting multiculturalism as Canada’s national identity has allowed Canadians to ignore the harsh lived reality of many minorities, and to refute the claim that racism is alive and well in Canada. Denying its existence allows racism to fester and persist."
The COVID-19 pandemic was hard for everyone in 2020. We still remembered how our
members were actively donating their savings and PPEs to the medical frontline of Wuhan China
fighting against Coronavirus in the beginning of 2020; then we had our first wave of COVID-19
pandemic crisis across Canada starting in March 2020. We faced lockdowns and a vast majority
of our group activities were canceled, including our traditional Gala dinner and Chinese New
Year celebration events. Some of us may have experienced difficulties in our clinic practices. We
are still struggling with the second wave of hardship and the uncertainty of virus variants. The
COVID-19 pandemic is the most serious public health crisis we have ever experienced.
With such an unprecedented change in the way we live and work, we were pushed to be more
resilient and creative. We had a successful online Health Fair in 2020. We saw the booming of
Tele-CMEs. We entered a new age of social interaction and professional practice including Tele-
Medicine. We also saw the beginning of the end of this historical unprecedented pandemic
This year, we will continue to maintain and strengthen our members' connections. We will
continue to support CMEs and health education events. We are also planning to create a platform
for all of our members to share, exchange practice-related information, so we can connect and
help each other more closely. I believe the challenges and the opportunities always co-exist. At
this special beginning of the Chinese New Year 2021, may the lucky Ox bring everyone the luck,
prosperity, health and peace!
President of CCMSBC
Dr Francis Chung Wai Ho, one of our CCMSBC Honorary Members, passed away peacefully in his home on February 5, 2021. Dr. Ho is a well-known physician, pioneer, leader, educator, and fund-raiser in our community. For 56 years, Dr.Ho practiced as a family physician in Vancouver office , and both Saint Paul's and Mount St Joseph Hospitals. In addition to the care of his patients, he was passionate about his community, volunteering at every level. He participated in, directed and hosted many health forums, both in person and through radio and television, educating audiences beyond his patients.
Dr. Ho’s passing is a huge loss for our Chinese Medical Community, but his professionalism, dedication and love will be remembered.
Dr. Charles Jiang
Please read Dr. Kendal Ho's letter below (Faculty of Medicine, UBC)
DATE: Thursday, January 28, 2021
TIME: 6 -7 pm, PST
This Group Learning program has been reviewed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and is awaiting final approval This program is supported in part by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.
Practical Resources in OAB - from Identifying Symptoms to Maximizing Success
Date: Time: 6:30 -7:30 pm, January 19th, 2021
Location: Live Webcast
Facilitated by: Dr. Henry Tran
This case-based and discussion-driven program uses the script concordance test (SCT) format.
In this interactive workshop, you will score and discuss SCT cases with various scenarios.
Deailts see Invitation below.
Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Topic: Emerging Therapies in Cardiovascular Protection Beyond Current Standards of Care
Speaker: Dr. Siu Him Chan, MD FRCPC
Dr. Siu Him Chan completed his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees at
the University of British Columbia. He then completed his Internal Medicine and
Cardiology training at UBC. He is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.
Please see detailed invitation.