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In recognition of National Hepatitis Awareness Month, the Asian Pacific Health Foundation (APHF) partnered with Focus Medical Communications to organize a Continuing Education Program and dinner at Jasmine Seafood Restaurant (4609 Convoy St. San Diego 92111) on May 8th 2018. The program was a success, with good food, excellent CE talks, and an attendance of over 40 health professionals who filled up the seating!
We would like to thank our speakers, Dr. Robert Gish, MD and Dr. Binh Tran, PharmD. Dr. Robert Gish, a globally recognized expert on Hepatitis, gave two talks on recent advances in Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. Dr. Binh Tran described the recent expansion of the Asian Pacific Health Foundation, especially the remarkable increases in health screening services thanks to collaboration with UCSD pre-professional groups at UCSD and financial supports from Gilead Sciences and Hep B United.
The program would not have been possible without the efforts of Cara Ciaramella, Senior Project Manager from Focus Medical Communications. Cara was indispensable at every step, assisting us with planning, providing equipment, securing the CE credits for MD/PA/RN, and – although she was not present at the event – even coordinating with our venue on the day of the event. Thank you, Cara, for your dedication and professionalism!
It was our great pleasure to have Yvonne Mountain, representing our sponsor, Focus Medical Communications, and also Peter Wu and Greg Nolan, representing Gilead Sciences. The support from these organizations has been crucial to the continuation of the Asian Pacific Health Foundation’s mission to reduce silent, chronic diseases in vulnerable populations within our communities.
The Continuing Education for Pharmacists was realized via UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences California Accreditation for Pharmacists Education (CAPE) program. We thank Dr. Douglas Humber and Dean James McKerrow for approving 3 CE units.
As always, our volunteer team members were an essential part of the success of the program. Tram Nguyen, PharmD and Joey Nguyen, PharmD worked together to moderate the talks, while Kim Chi Nguyen (Project Manager – External Affairs), Nguyen Vo (Program Manager), William I (Project Manager – Internal Affairs), and Phong Nguyen (Project Manager – External Affairs), ensured a flawlessly smooth execution of the event. Some of our team members were unable to attend, but their behind-the-scenes work was no less important to the success of the event: Dr. Danh Truong, MD, MPH (Chairman of Board of Directors), Dr. Andrew Liu, PhD, James Pham, and Thu Vuong have our gratitude.
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Asian Pacific Health Foundation an even better Nonprofit Organization than it already is.
Attached are some pictures from the event. Please feel free to respond with your own pictures and comments, and to spread the word about our activities!