Registration for the 2017 Hepatitis B/C Conference is open!

The 11th Annual Hepatitis B & C Conference will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from ~9 to 4:30PM (exact time TBD) at The Renaissance Hotel Washington D.C. APAMSA members and non-members are all welcome to register and attend.

Please click here register.

Seating is limited and travel grants are allocated on a rolling basis. Please apply early. Registration closes September 10th, 2017 at 11:59PM EST.

Thank you for your interest in attending the 11th Annual National APAMSA Hepatitis B & C Conference! We hope to see you in Washington, D.C.!

For more information, visit http://www.hepatitis.apamsa.org/2017

APAMSA’s new national partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS)

The American Cancer Society is a united force against all cancers. ACS fights for every life threatened by every cancer in every community. From research to education, prevention to diagnosis, and treatment to recovery, American Cancer Society staff and volunteers provide support to everyone impacted by cancer.

How will this partnership benefit you?
One way is if you are looking for an opportunity to help out at a health fair this summer, or want to volunteer on a more regular basis, ACS has opportunities across the country in outreach, health education and many more areas of interest.

If you are interested you can email Amanda Flannery, ACS’s dedicated APAMSA volunteer liaison (amanda.flannery@cancer.org) who will personally help match you up with programs that fit your interests!

Please click here for additional information.

Registration is Live for the 2017 APAMSA National Conference!

The 2017 APAMSA National Conference is now open for registration!

Join us as we learn and discuss ways to empower pre-health students along with medical, dental, public health, and nursing students who are interested in addressing and advocating for the health issues pertaining to the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community through speakers and workshops. Our conference has a patient centered approach, focusing on caring for API communities by emphasizing three important pillars of medicine: health equity, leadership, and innovation.

Date: October 7, 2017
Location: David Geffen School of Medicine
885 Tiverton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

Access the 2017 National Conference site here for more information.

Early Bird Special $65 NOW until August 31st!

If you have any questions, please direct them to conference@apamsa.org

We hope to see you in Los Angeles!

Hepatitis Grant Recipient Update: Texas A&M MHSC

Texas A&M Medical Health Science Center had a Hepatitis talk with Dr. Dawn Sears, Chief of Hepatology section and GI fellowship director at BSW in Temple. Nursing students and medical students were both invited to the event where Dr. Sears spoke about recognizing and treating. She talked about her outreach efforts in Killeen Texas and how to educate and counsel patients about risks and treatment. We learned about drug resistance, different presentations of Hepatitis, cultural implications of Hepatitis and specific groups at risk.

UW-Madison APAMSA update – bone marrow transplant seminar

With over 60 individuals in attendance, UW-Madison’s APAMSA chapter had the honor of having Dr. B Li come speak at our school about his experiences with bone marrow transplants and the increased need for Asians in the registry as well as a share a personal experience with the field of healthcare from both sides of the aisle. In addition, we had a student share his experiences with a bone marrow transplant several years back. It was an insightful event in which we received accolades and positive feedback as well as some new members who wanted to join our newly formed APAMSA!

Click here for more photos of the event!

Rush Medical College update – model minority panel discussion

In honor of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month, the Rush APAMSA and Rush South Asian Student Association hosted a panel discussion on the impact of the model minority myth for Asian communities, immigrants, and non-documented individuals and professionals. The talk also focused on the challenges and life experiences of Asians and Asian Americans, especially regarding health disparities and community perceptions on recent immigration policy. Our panelists included Selma D’Souza, Executive Director of the Indo-American Organization, Hong Liu, Director of Midwest Asian Health Association, Syed Shah, Internal Medicine Physician at Rush, and San Luong O, Director of Programs at South-East Asia Center.

Photo Credit to Steven Suh Photography