Invitation to CCMSBC's CME

Thursday, November 6, 2014. You are cordially invited to attend an evening presentation by Dr. Susan Kwan

Location: Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant
3888 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3N9

Upgrading knowledge related to sleep disorders -
Assessment, diagnostic tools, & treatment options for your patients.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014. You are cordially invited to attend an evening presentation by Dr. Larry Dian

Location: Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant
3888 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3N9

Topic: Herpes Zoster and Post Herpetic Neuralgia: A new approach to treatment and prevention.

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Health Fair 2014

Thanks to our members' contributions, the event is a success.

Health Fair 2014: Liver Diseases: Prevention and Treatment (Flyer and Poster)

The Health Fair is a major annual public health event organized by CCMSBC, SUCCESS and other organizations.
Date:Sunday,  Sept 21, 2014, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Place: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5H 3G4, Canada (close to Metrotown mall)
Format: Lectures, Interactive workshops, Booths & exhibits, Health screening, Prizes
This year's theme: Liver Diseases: Prevention and  Treatment
Speakers: Physicians & dentists with expertise in topics related to the annual theme. There will be both Cantonese and Mandarin sessions.

Details of the event can be found at Health Fair website.

As in previous years, our members are among the speakers for the public lectures.  See schedule below.

Cantonese Session, and  Mandarin Session





Dr. Ed Tam

Viral Hepatitis  病毒性肝炎


Dr. Hin Hin Ko

Fatty Liver & Cirrhosis  脂肪肝與肝硬化

11:30-12:30 pm

Opening ceremony 開幕典禮

12:45 – 1:30pm


   Jo Jo Wang, Registered Dietitian  汪棗兒, 註冊營養師

Healthy Eating, Healthy Liver  "養肝飲食"

1:30 – 2:15pm

Dr. K. K. Wan  溫建功醫生

Dental Implant News  植牙新知

2:15 – 3pm


Dr. Eric Yoshida (and GI fellow)

Cancer Treatment & Liver Transplant  癌症治療和肝臟移植

3 – 3:45pm


Dr. Peter Kwan  關永鏘醫生

Free topic with Q&A  自由問答





Dr. Joanne Jia  賈霄燕醫生

Liver Diseases & Newborn Jaundice 兒童肝臟疾病與嬰兒黃疸


Dr. Jen Yu 余真醫生

Fatty Liver Diseases 脂肪肝

11:30-12:30 pm

Opening ceremony 開幕典禮
12:45 – 1:30pm

Dr. Angel Chen  陳玉琪醫生

"Cavities and gum problems are infections, too.  How healthy are you? -- a focus on dental decay & periodontitis."

牙病不是病?大錯特錯!一 談兒童頭號疾病:蛀牙,及成人頭號牙病:牙週炎

1:30 – 2:15pm

Dr. Eric Yoshida (and GI fellow) |

Viral Hepatitis  病毒性肝炎

2:15 – 3:00 pm

Dr. Jenny Wang 王建渝醫生

Liver Cancer Prevention  如何預防肝癌和其他癌症

3:00 – 3:45 pm


Pharmacist| Drug Induced Hepatic Injuries  藥物性肝病

Ask The Experts: Arthritis & You

Ask The Experts: Arthritis & You (print the poster)

Presented by: Dr. Ian Tsang, Dr. Simon Huang, Rheumatologists and Dr. Linda Li, Physiotherapist/Senior Scientist
Learn more about the various types of
arthritis, current treatment options and
what’s new in research. Discover what
you can do to manage symptoms and
pain. Presented in Cantonese and Mandarin only.
Date: Saturday, July 26
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Thompson Community Centre
5151 Granville Ave., Richmond
Space is limited! To register, call 604-875-5002 (Cantonese) or 604-714-5550 (English)

Please Join CCMSBC Team at Walk with Dragon Event

The 29th annual S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon, one of Vancouver’s most festive community-based charitable events, is returning to scenic Lumbermen’s Arch, Stanley Park on Sunday, July 20, 2014. Annually more than 13,000 participants, including over 300 teams, show their support by following the colorful S.U.C.C.E.S.S. dragon on a scenic 7-km panoramic walk along the famous Stanley Park seawall to raise funds for S.U.C.C.E.S.S., one of the largest social service providers in British Columbia.

CCMSBC will join this event as a team, CCMSBC (加華醫學會). Please add your name and plege here online. We also organize this as an event of our Mentorship Program.  Come to join the team, exercise and raise funds for a good cause.


Joining a Type-2 Diabetes Study Group

Dear Members,

Please read the message from Allison of eHealth Strategy Office of UBC. You may want to print the poster and give it to your patents if they want to participate in the study.

Contact info:

黄小姐,中文研究調查負責人 -
黄小姐 vivian.w@ubc.ca
vivian.w@ubc.ca 604-875-4111 內線 69149

Dear Dr. Yu:

I manage a research project based out of the eHealth Strategy Office with UBC’s Faculty of Medicine (the same office as the iCON project) which is exploring the feasibility of using mobile technology to support individuals with Type-2 diabetes (mDAWN). The study is 3-months in length and focuses on the use if three different technologies:

1.       SMS (text messaging) – participants are sent texts twice a week with short health tips, links to health resources, and health questions/challenges

2.       An electronic community of practice (eCOP) – participants are provided with a log-in to a website with health resources and a semi-facilitated discussion board where they can interact with others in the study

3.        Wireless monitoring devices – participants are provided with a wireless weight scale and blood pressure monitor which upload readings to a website so participants can track their measurements over time, as well as a standard blood glucose meter and pedometer, and asked to track their own health measurements

As this is a feasibility study our main research goal is to determine how these technologies fit into people’s lives, what barriers to adoption might exist, and whether or not general improvements in the health of participants can be seen. We are currently mid-way  through our second English-language study group and are hoping to launch a Chinese-language study group in early/mid-July.

I wanted to see if you might be able to help us recruit for this study. We do have a recruitment poster (attached in traditional Chinese) and I would be happy to send hard copies of the posters if you are able to put it up in your office or if you have other ideas for how it might be shared.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the study, or if you are able to assist us in our recruitment.

Thank you so much!

CBC National: check up

Various issues discussed in the National, May 20, 2014:

Do your patients look for second opinion? Do they use Google to do diagnosis? What about those "Rate My Doctor" sites?

CCMSBC May 2014 Newletter Available

Thanks to the hard work of our editor, Kristy Cho, the May 2014 issue of CCMS BC Newsletter is out.  She has managed to finish the job during her busy exam time.

We also thank all the contributors of the newsletter for their contribution. 

You can read all our recent newsletters here.

Dr. Jen Yu

A brief survey on physicians' perceptions

Dear members,

Dr. Ging-Yuek Robin Hsiung, one of our life members, is asking for your help in filling out a brief survey.  Please see his message below.

Survey link: https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g2d0e

Dr. Jen Yu

Survey on Computerized Cognitive Test Batteries: The Physicians’ Perspective
The problem:
There is a need for innovation in cognitive testing approaches to the assessment of memory and cognitive concerns. Screening tests lack sensitivity. Neuropsychological testing is largely unavailable. Self-administered Computerized Cognitive Test Batteries (CCTB) that reliably detect cognitive impairment, could provide the needed innovation.
A new CCTB:
UBC researchers from cognitive science, computer science, neuropsychology, geriatrics, and behavioural neurology have developed Cognitive Testing on Computer (C-TOC). C-TOC
has 12 tasks, covers all cognitive domains, and takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. It can be done in a clinic office, and has the potential to be done online in a home setting. C-TOC has been developed with input from patients referred for cognitive evaluation (end-users), and from a cultural advisory panel.
Your perspective on CCTBs:
In this survey we ask you questions about your perspective on CCTBs, their feasibility, and their utility. We would like you to imagine a CCTB like C-TOC:  an easy-to-use tool that has validity in detecting MCI and dementia, and that can help in the clinical diagnosis of these conditions, potentially even in the identification of the underlying etiology.

Survey link: https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g2d0e