Dr Matthew Chow Becomes President-Elect of Doctor of BC

"Dr Matthew Chow has been elected as President-Elect for the 2019/2020 year in the recent Doctors of BC election which saw a total of 1,784 members cast their vote.

Dr%20Matthew%20ChowDr Chow, a psychiatrist in the Vancouver area, has been involved in medical leadership for a number of years. He currently holds the position of co-chair of the Specialist Services Committee(link is external) and serves as the Doctors of BC representative on the Medical Services Commission(link is external)."

Please see Doctor of BC's web site for details.

Please Vote in BCMA Election!

Dear Members,
Here is just a friendly reminder to cast your vote to elect the next president of Doctors of BC. The deadline is fast approaching.
The candidates are Drs. Charuka Maheswaran and Dr. Matthew Chow.
A list of the past-presidents of Doctors of BC is attached for your reference.
Let’s give our voices!
Best Regards,
Brian Xin Yong Wang MD CCFP
President, CCMS

CCMSBC AGM and Gala Dinner Announced

CCMSBC Annual General Meeting and Gala Dinner

Date & Time: Sunday, June 2, 2019. (ticket $175)

6:00 pm  - Cocktail Reception (hosted)

7:00 pm - Dinner and prize draws, dance to follow (live band: Federico).

Location: The Fairmont Waterfront hotel vancouver downtown 

900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver
Maps & Directions 

Please contact Dr. Thomas Wong for tickets.

Dr. Thomas Wong, Aberdeen Medical Health Centre, Tel. 604-233-0068, Fax 604-233-0078

2180-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond BC, V6X 4J7

Regarding the Diversity & Inclusion Survey, please respond

Dear Members,

The CCMS Board has been approached by Doctors of BC to support their Diversity & Inclusion Survey/Initiative. Our Board has agreed that this is a valuable initiative and would like to urge our members to participate in this process.

As we all know, the origin of our Society can be traced back to more than 30 years ago, when physicians with Chinese ethnic background across Canada got together to protest against discriminatory policies in medical education. Our Society, and the Canadian Chinese community as a whole, have come a long way since then.

We applaud the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative from Doctors of BC, and we believe inputs from our members are essential in this process.

So dear colleagues and friends, please spend a few minutes to complete the Survey, which was emailed to us on February 25th. I completed mine in less than 10 minutes.

Together, let's make sure that we have our voice heard!

Best Reagrds,

Brian Xin Yong Wang MD CFPC

President, CCMSBC

Survey Details can be found here.

The BC Lung Screen Trial

The BC Lung Screen Trial is a study on the early detection and treatment of lung cancer, and free for the first 2000 patients.

This study is a pilot program taking place at Vancouver General Hospital that offers lung cancer screening using low-dose CT scans to participants at higher risk of developing lung cancer. 

To be eligible for this study, participants must: 

·      be between55 and 80 years of age

·      be current or former smokers

·      have either ≥30-pack-yearsof smoking history oran estimated 6-year lung cancer risk ≥1.51%based on a validated risk prediction model (calculated by study staff)

We encourage you to refer all eligible and interested individuals aged 55-80 who have smoked for 20 years or more, and our study staff will follow-up with your patient directly to obtain their detailed smoking history and determine their eligibility.  

Please refer the following documents for details. 

CME: Dinner with Dr. Anthony Traboulsee

An Invitation to a CCMS dinner with renowned neurologist Dr. Anthony Traboulsee of the UBC Centre for Brain Health

The Chinese Canadian Medical Society of BC is hosting an exciting dinner with Dr. Anthony Traboulsee as speaker. A renowned local neurologist, Dr. Traboulsee will be speaking about various neurological conditions, including those associated with higher prevalence rates among Asian patients. He will also touch upon the current state of research and standards of care relating to these conditions. Interested physicians will also be encouraged to ask questions of Dr. Traboulsee.google

The dinner event will from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at Sun Sui Wah Restaurant, located at 3888 Main Street in Vancouver.

Space is limited so if you wish to attend, please RSVP soon to Dennis Chan at dennis@pathwayadvisory.com

This dinner is made possible by an unrestricted education grant from Sanofi Genzyme.

Anthony Traboulsee, M.D.

Tony Traboulsee is a Professor of Neurology and Research Chair of the MS Society of Canada at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is the Head of the MS and Neuromyelitus Optica Program at UBC Hospital. His research focus is on establishing new MRI tools for monitoring remyelination in Multiple Sclerosis.  He was the lead author on Consortium of MS Centers international MRI guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of MS and co-author on the International Panel Diagnostic Criteria for Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder and the International Panel Diagnostic Criteria for Multiple Sclerosis.

He has been the principal investigator for over 30 clinical trials at UBC. He is a member of the Brain Health in MS international policy report (www.msbrainhealth.org). His overarching treatment philosophy for relapsing MS is to engage patients in personalized treatment goals as early as possible, to use the most effective and safest therapies available, especially during the critical first decade of the disease.

CCMSBC Members Visit Hong He, Qing Dao

CCMSBC Members Participate in Medical Exchange Program in Yunnan Province, (云南省) China

September was a lively month for the Doctors of CCMSBC.  Six CCMSBC members, Drs. Kwang Yang, Hilary Hui, Susan Kwan, Caoyang Jiang, Jane Wu, and Jen Yu, attended a medical exchange program, travelling to Hong He (红河哈尼族彝族自治州), Yunnan, China, which was held from Sept. 14-20. The team also visited Qingdao (青岛) to participate in this year’s Annual Meeting of The World Association of Chinese Doctors (WACD). Other CCSMSBC Drs. Xin-Yong Wang, Youwen Zhou, and Jenny Wang also joined our trip to Qingdao.   

The album of the trip can be viewed here.