On March 18th, 2017, the Region VII APAMSA Conference was held at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The conference was supported by the Navy, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, and the Asian Pacific Community in Action. Over 40 medical students, undergraduate students, and community members from throughout the region convened at the conference to learn, educate, and network.

The conference began with a keynote speech by Dr. Marvasti, Director of Public Health, Prevention and Health Promotion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, who spoke on the aging Asian American population and mental health. He was followed by a webcast presentation by Dr. Ho Luong Tran, Dr. Louie, and David Hawks of the National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians on “Screen at 23.” The afternoon was concluded with Dr. Chen, department chair for Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona and Chief Richard Fleming of the Navy. The afternoon consisted of a presentation by Dr. Kotecha of the Asian Pacific Community in Action and their Benefit Enrollment Center for Seniors, along with simulation events featuring BMI and blood pressure screenings, ultrasound, funduscopes, and suturing. Lastly, a social event was conducted in the evening at a local bar.

Thank you for everyone who attended!

Click here for the conference photo album.

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