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19th International Conference on Health Care of the Chinese in North America

On behalf of the Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies (FCMS) and the Chinese Canadian Medical Society, we would like to invite you to attend the upcoming 19th International Conference on Health Care of the Chinese in North America – “Optimizing Health Amongst North American Chinese” to be held in Toronto from

    20-21 October 2018

. The FCMS Conference is a biennial international conference, with a focus on medical issues affecting the North American Chinese community.

The conference will be held at the Toronto Marriott Markham at 170 Enterprise Boulevard, Markham, Ontario and is expected to attract over 300 primary care physicians and specialists as well as other healthcare professionals locally and abroad.

Please save the date and we look forward to welcoming you to Toronto on Oct. 2018. More will come shortly when the program becomes available and the registration site opens.

Organizing Committee, 19th International Conference on Health Care of the Chinese in North America

CCMS 2015 Conference

Date: May 24, 2015 (Sunday)
Time 3:30 to 7:00 pm
Venue: Casa Deluxe (Woodside Square)
1571 Sandhurst Circle, Scarborough, ON M1V 1V2

3:30 - 3:50pm Registration
3:50 - 4:00 pm Welcome Speech / Introduction - Dr. David Lam
4:00 - 5:00 pm Update Type 2 Diabetes Management - Dr. Alice Cheng
5:00 - 6:00 pm Lung Cancer - new Treatment - Dr. Susanna Cheng
6:00 - 7:00 pm Update on Hepatitis C Management - Dr. Scott Fung

CCMS members : $30.00
Non-members: $50.00
Student: free

Conference Participants: free
Student: $30.00
Spouse (CCMS member): $30.00
Spouse (Non-member): $50.00

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Diversity and Equity Conference 2015

May 15, 2015


The Hong Fook Mental Health Association is pleased to announce the Diversity and Equity in Mental Health and Addictions Conference 2015: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Recovery and Resilience.   The Conference is jointly organized by Across Boundaries, Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto Branch, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Hong Fook Mental Health Foundation, Loft Community Services, Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network.

When: Friday May 15th, 2015, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto, 475 Yonge Street, Toronto

Keynote Presenters:
·       Nora Jacobson, PhD, senior scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
·       Roni Berger, PhD, Full Professor, Adelphi University School of Social Work, New York, USA

Target Audience:
Health care providers, settlement service workers, peer support workers, school board personnel, policy makers, directors, CEOs for hospital/community agencies, first responders, and funders as well as consumer, family members, students and the community at large.

At the end of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • Develop cultural competent and holistic practices including traditional, cultural, spiritual beliefs/healing practices
  • Incorporate principles of recovery and resilience into their work with diverse communities
  • Learn more about Inter-professional and cross-sectional collaboration to promote recovery
  • Broaden the  understanding of recovery and resilience concepts
  • Understand the post-traumatic growth and its relation to recovery and resilience


Morning Sessions:

08:00 - 08:30 am Breakfast and Registration
08:30 - 09:00 am Welcome Remarks
09:00 - 10:15 am Keynote Lecture: Nora Jacobson, PhD
Beyond Recovery: Alternative Models for Thinking about Recovery and Resilience in Diverse Communities
10:15 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 11:45 am Workshops (TBC)
11:45 - 12:45 pm Lunch

Afternoon Sessions:

12:45 - 02:00 pm Keynote Lecture: Roni Berger, PhD
What we know about culture and post-traumatic growth and how we can translate it into community-based practice
02:00 - 02:15 pm Break
02:15 - 03:30 pm Workshops (TBC)
03:30 - 04:00 pm Closing Plenary and Closing Remarks

Sessions conducted in English

How to register:
Registration fee:
$130 including breakfast, lunch and conference materials
Group rate: $110 for the first 3 registrations (Non-profit organization with budget under $1 million)

Online registration:
Click Here

Workshop information will be sent to registrant who has finished the online registration.  Please then indicate the workshop that you would like to attend.
416-493-4242 ext. 2243 or the Contact Form.

Letter from the Membership Director

Dear Colleagues,

February is a month of celebration with Valentine Day and Chinese New Year.  Dr. Andrew Chung has kindly extended an invitation to all CCMS member to join an event organized by the North Toronto Physicians Journal Club and the Journal Club of Chinatown Physicians, the Winter Symposium and MD Valentine Ball 2015, held at the Premier Ballroom and Convention Center, 9019 Leslie St., Richmond Hill, on Sunday, February 15, 2015.    The symposium is lined up with distinguished speakers covering a wide range of topics.    This event is accredited for 7 hours Mainpro M1 credits.  Following the symposium, there will be the Valentine Ball, fun filled with activities including line dancing, karaoke singing, performance, games, ballroom dancing, delicious dinner and great lucky draw prizes.   For further details, please see the attached documents.

The cost for the Winter Symposium is $30 per person, and the cost for the MD Valentine Ball is $30 per person (waived for Winter Symposium attendee).    Please fax your registration form ASAP to 416-754-3646, and mail your cheque payable to "North Toronto Physicians Journal Club", to:
c/o Dr. Andrew Chung
#103 - 4002 Sheppard Ave. E.
Scarborough, ON M1S 1S6

Don’t miss out on this great event and register ASAP.


Yvonne Yau
Membership director, CCMS

Vote for Health All Candidates Meeting

IMG_1632Vote for Health All-Candidates Meeting took place on 7 June 2014 at Markam Village. This event was organized by Ontario Chinese Health Coalition (OCHC) and sponsored in part by the Chinese Canadian Medical Society (CCMS). The event was well attended and many insightful questions were asked by the audience. Candidates from PC, NDP, Green Party were present to present their platforms and points of views. The goal of this event was to demand the MPP candidates to improve immigrant's health. This is in line with the mission of CCMS.