CME Invitation

How to Manage COPD & ILD Patients in Today’s Environment (Details)

  1. SPEAKER: 

    Susan KwanMD Respirologist

  2. MODERATOR:  Brian Wang, MD


Tuesday, April 26th, 2022


Presentation: 6:30pm - 7:30pm PST


Sun Sui Wah 3888 Main Street Vancouver, BC

Please RSVP for either in-person or webinar attendance to Zelinda Carbonara at zelinda.carbonara@boehringer-ingelheim.com

CCMSBC Scholarship Awarded to UBC Medical Students

Two UBC Medical students have received the following scholarship for 2021 Winter Session:

Miss Simone Watts, a Year 2 student,  received the CCMSBC Scholarship.

Mr. Ricky Tsang,  a Year 3 student,  received Dr. Jay Cheng Memorial Scholarship. 

'Your awards give promising students access to a life-changing education, lessening their financial burden and recognizing students for their dedication and accomplishments. Awards like yours give students the confidence they need to succeed in their studies here at UBC and enables the university to recruit and retain talented scholars".

-Associate Director,  Awards | Campus Initiatives

A Piece of Our History

A piece of our history: a Chinese translation of the Hippocratic Oath from the late 1980s

We recently discovered a piece of art created by one of our society’s founding members – a beautiful artwork of Chinese calligraphy which signifies the representation of Chinese Canadian medical doctors in Canadian medical society of the late 1980s. We give our thanks to Gladys Tong, who has researched the events around the creation of this artwork and written an introduction as follows.

In the early 1980s, several local Vancouver physicians including Dr.  Cheung C. Wong (late), Dr. Daniel Y. Tong, Dr. Howan Koo, Dr. Jay Cheng (late), Dr. Kai S. Chan, & Dr. Gilbert Ma met to discuss the formation of the Chinese Medical Society here in Vancouver. They were instrumental in starting the society and nominated Dr. Jay Cheng (late) to serve as the first president. By May 1985, the CCMS (BC) was legally constituted under the leadership of the late Dr. Jay Cheng (psychiatrist).

In 1988 Dr. Daniel Y. Tong had the idea to translate the Hippocratic oath into Chinese so that there would be Chinese representation in the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) in Ottawa. He did the translation and his father Wing Po Tong wrote the Chinese calligraphy. The finished work was presented to the CMA on Aug 24, 1988 by the CCMS (BC) at the Annual Meeting of the CMA at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. It now resides in the CMA building in Ottawa.

In Memory of Dr. Madeline Chung

Dr. Madeline Huang Chung, the first female Chinese Obstetrician in Canada, passed away peacefully at her home in Vancouver at the age of 96 on August 22nd, 2021. Dr. Chung was born in Shanghai China in 1925 and graduated from Yale in China in 1948. She received a 4 year residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and moved to Vancouver to practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Vancouver General Hospital and the old Grace Hospital. She was popular among medical students and residents because of her dedication to teaching, in spite of initially being denied an academic appointment. Over a long career from 1956-1992 she delivered 7,226 babies.

Dr. Chung was equally involved in the community as a volunteer. She also helped to found the Chinese language True Light School which is still exists today. For her dedication, she was made an Honorary Life Member of the Canadian Medical Association in 1993 and a received a Civic Merit Award from the City of Vancouver in 2013. Dr. Madeline Chung had attended quite a few of our CCMSBC galas. She and her husband Dr. Wallace Chun are pioneers in medicine. Their son Dr. Stephen Chung is the leading liver surgeon in BC. Her professionalism, dedication and love will be remembered.

Dr. Charles Jiang CCMSBC President

Dr. Madeline Chung with one of her ‘Chung babies,’ one of thousands she delivered in Vancouver through the decades. Photo by PNG files