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President's Message

Dear Colleagues,

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

crisis.

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!

Sincerely,

Charles Jiang

President of CCMSBC

Remembering Dr. Francis Ho

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

CCMSBC President

Please read Dr. Kendal Ho's letter below (Faculty of Medicine, UBC)

CME Practical Resources in OAB - from Identifying Symptoms to Maximizing Success

CME Event

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.

Online CME Event: Emerging Therapies in Cardiovascular Protection

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.

CCMS(BC) Statement Against Racism

The Chinese Canadian Medical Society of BC (CCMSBC) is a group of physicians, residents and students aimed at promoting health awareness in the Chinese community and advocate health concerns of Chinese Canadians.  
 
Racism exists in many forms on both individual and systemic levels.  As an organization, we stand firmly against any type of racism and discrimination.  The CCMSBC promotes equality and diversity within our community.  Everyone should have equal access to care, education, and to all public and private services.  Everyone should be treated equally without any bias, stereotypes or discriminations based on race, colour, descent, or ethnic origins. 

 

Your Input Needed in a Survey

Have you experienced racism as a Chinese-Canadian? With the re-emergence of racism back in the spotlight in the minds of many, the Chinese-Canadian Medical Society of BC (CCMSBC) would like to know if our members or non-members who identify as Chinese-Canadian have been affected by racism in the past or present. As an organization hoping to serve the needs of and advocate for Chinese-Canadians physicians, trainees, and patients, your input on this survey is highly appreciated: https://forms.gle/cd9K2YVc13SGyRCW6 
This survey is an initial scoping assessment to better understand the current landscape. Your experiences and input shared on this survey will be used to identify the best possible avenues to pursue in support of our members and the Chinese-Canadian community.

All responses will remain anonymous unless you have otherwise specified. Please keep in mind patient confidentiality when sharing stories.

If you are a non-member and would like to become involved with our organization, please contact us through our website: http://ccmsbc.org/

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