Chinese New Year Dinner Postponed due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Dear CCMS(BC) members,

In the light of current novel coronavirus concern and WHO’s declaration today as it “the new coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern”, our CCMS(BC) board committee decided to postpone our traditional annual Chinese New Year celebration dinner until further notice.

Although the risk to local BC residents is low from Vancouver Coast Health (VCH)’s daily update information, we advise our members to follow proper respiratory hygiene etiquette during the cold and flu season. We look forward to meeting you in our next event.


Dr. Charles Jiang

President of CCMS(BC)  

Sino-Canadian Forum for Excellence in Residency Education

The inaugural Sino-Canadian Forum for Excellence in Residency Education (SCFERE) is being held in Shanghai, China from November 29–30, 2019.

Dr. Joanne Jia, CCMSBC Board of Directors

The conference was hosted by Chinese Medical Doctor Association (CMDA) and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RC) with the support of Shanghai Municipal Health Commission and the College of Family Physicians of Canada. The conference was organized by Shanghai Medical Doctor Association (SMDA). The main theme of the conference is “To draw on international experience and enhance the competence of medical educators”. There were about 1300 medical education leaders, program directors, and clinic educators from 14 different provinces, districts and municipalities who attended the conference. President Yanling Zhang and VP Xuejin Qi of CMDA, RC CEO Andrew Padmos and VP Asia Pacific Susan Brien, president Shirley Schipper of CFPC, VP Chengdong Yi of Shanghai Health Commission, President Jianguang Xu of SMDA and other leaders attended the opening ceremony. 14 Canadian medical education experts presented at the conference and shared their experience in the Canadian system including Competency Based Medical Education.

Dr. Joanne Jia, who is a board member of CCMSBC, was the principal organizer of the Forum. She played an instrumental role liaising and coordinating the various organizations of the two countries. As the regional director for Asia Pacific of Royal College International, Dr. Jia has been focusing on China over the past decade. Royal College is now involved in many projects in China, including accreditation of residency training sites, faculty development, and the Forum. Dr. Brian Wang, the president of CCMSBC, has also contributed significantly to this conference in the role of vice president of the General Practice Division of the World Chinese Doctors Association and as a consultant of CFPC.

Please refer to Royal College page for details

Other information of the Forum 


Dr. Brian Wang and Dr. Joanne Jia,  both members of CCMCBC Board of Directors, at “Sino-Canadian Forum for Excellence in Residency Education"

Hope for AIDS Impacted Children

CCMSBC Member Physicians on Creating a World of Hope for AIDS Impacted Children

CCMSBC member physicians, Drs. Hilary Hui, Susan Kwan and Charles Jiang participated in and helped fundraise in an event for Chi Heng Foundation Canada.  On September 23, 2019 鳳凰網美麗童行智行慈善晚宴 -  the IFRENG.COM “Forever Happiness” CHI HENG Foundation’s Splendid Kids’ Journey Gala raised over $900,000 for AIDS impacted children in China. 

These physicians also led a group of more than twenty medical professionals - including a team of registered nurses from Burnaby Hospital, BC - in travelling to HIV endemic villages in Henan Province, China in September 2018.  The CCMSBC medical group has enthusiastically supported life-changing programs of the Chi Heng foundation including educational programs promoting public health and community assistance services for HIV orphan youth in remote areas of China. In 2018, the CCMSBC also participated in a similar Chi Heng Foundation fundraising gala which raised more than $250,000 that year. 

Provided by Dr. Charles Jiang

Health Fair 2019: Another Successful Public Health Event


Health Fair 2019 was held on Sunday, September 15th at Bonsor Recreation Complex, Burnaby BC.  Many of our Board Members, both family doctors and specialists, volunteered their valuble time to participate in the event, organizing, fund-raising, and speaking at the Health Fair.  Our UBC medical student team, under the leadership of our three student representatives on the Board, organized the Blood Pressure Booth to present important information to the public.  The general attendance was overwhelming.  All the exhibitions and lectures were well recieved by the audience, using Mandarin and Cantonese.  Thanks to CCMSBC members, the Board of Directors, including our young budding doctors, the event was another success for our society.

Dr. Roger Wong, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, pictured with our team of UBC medical students at the Blood Pressure Booth.

For information of Health Fair: http://healthfairbc.com (view the poster for details)

2019 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon

Welcome to the 2019 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon

With over 30 years of history, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation's annual Walk with the Dragon has a reputation of being BC's largest family scenic walk and festival with over 4,000 individuals including participating in a panoramic walk along the seawall.

Every year, families and youth are inspired to participate and fundraise to support the cause. As a result of their generosity, proceeds of this event benefit urgently needed S.U.C.C.E.S.S. programs and services that are currently non-funded and partially funded by the government, particularly those pertaining to youth, women, families and seniors.

Details: https://walk.successfoundation.ca

Dr. Elenda Ho has signed up a team for CCMSBC. All our members are encourged to join the walk. 

An Invitation from Canadian Liver Foundation

Dear Doctors:

We are pleased to invite you to join the Canadian Liver Foundation for an educational event, “Current Perspective on Hepatitis B”, presented by Gastroenterologists, Dr. Eric Yoshida and Dr. Peter Kwan. This event is hosted, free of charge, by the Canadian Liver Foundation. Please note two different dates and locations.

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Time: 6:30 – Registration 7:00 – Dinner

8:00 - Presentation Venue: Sun Sui Wah

3888 Main St, Vancouver

RSVP: Monica Chui



For more informatin, see the PDF file below:

Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Time: 6:30 – Registration 7:00 – Dinner

8:00 - Presentation Venue: Kirin Seafood Restaurant

200 - 7900 Westminster Hwy, Richmond

RSVP: Monica Chui



For more informatin, see the PDF file below:

Dr. Chow's Message

Dr. Matthew Chow, Doctor of BC's President-Elect, has sent the following message to our members.

Greetings to all my medical colleagues and members of CCMSBC.

Chinese-Canadians have a proud but sometimes clouded history in Canada. Those clouds include discriminatory laws against Chinese immigration, the disenfranchisement of Chinese-Canadians until 1948 (women were allowed to vote before Chinese-Canadians), and aspersions cast upon Chinese-Canadian medical students in Canadian medical schools.

Those clouds are now long past us.

For the first time in the 119 year history of the Doctors of BC, a Chinese-Canadian has been elected to the position of President-Elect.

We can all be proud of this achievement. We honour the hard work and sacrifice of our forebears who made this moment possible.

Let us continue to work together to ensure diversity and inclusion in our medical profession. Let us help groups who have or continue be discriminated against as once we were. Let us advance health awareness and advocate on health concerns together.

Matthew Chow, MD, FRCPC