CCMS Christmas Celebration

Date: Sunday, 7 Dec 2014
6:00 PM Registration
6:30 PM Financial Seminars
7:30 PM Dinner, Performances, Honoring New CCMS Heroes, & Lucky Draw
CCMS Member - Free
CCMS Spouse - $40
Non-CCMS - $50
Children (12 yo and under) - $20
Location: Royale Fine Dining
648 Silver Star Boulevard
If you are interested, contact us!

Annual FCCP Joint Sections Christmas Party

Date: Saturday, 6 Dec 2014
6:00PM Line Dance Practice
7:00PM Dinner, Dance, & Lucky Draw
Fees: $50 Adult, Children (12 and under): $33
Location: Dragon Dynasty Chinese Cuisine 2301 Brimley Rd, Scarborough
If you are interested, contact us!


FCMS Conference 2014
Event Name: Preventive Care: Opportunities and Challenges
Hosting Organization:
Chinese American Medical Association of Southern California (CAMASC)
Date: October 11 - 12, 2014 (Saturday/Sunday)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Cost: Free for first 300 qualifying registrants
The 17th Conference on Health Care of the Chinese in North America
With a generous educational grant from Pacific Alliance Medical Center in Los Angeles, CAMASC is pleased to provide complimentary conference registration for the first 300 licensed physicians and other licensed/registered health care providers, who are in patient care or clinical/healthcare research.  To learn more about the conference, please visit www.camasc.org.

To register for the conference, please CLICK HERE to confirm your registration by Thursday, September 18, 2014.

To register for the conference gala, please CLICK HERE to secure a reservation by Thursday, September 18, 2014.  By registering, you could join us for a chance to win one of three (3) grand prizes of air ticket vouchers.

To make a hotel reservation, please CLICK HERE or call (800) 245-8673 to confirm the group rate byThursday, September 18, 2014.  For phone reservations only, please provide the group code 1410camaco

To submit an abstract, please CLICK HERE go to “Call for Abstract” and submit an application.  The submission due date is on August 28, 2014.

The CCMS is a member organization of the FCMS.  We hope you will take advantage of the generous offer by CAMASC to participate in this upcoming conference that is aimed to improve the care of Chinese in North America. Your support is critical to the success of this conference, dedicated to promoting and improving the health of Chinese in North America.  Members of the conference committee at CAMASC look forward to welcoming you at the October 11-12, 2014 Conference in Los Angeles!

Badminton at Granite Club


CCMS is organizing a recreational badminton event:
Date: Friday, 15 Aug 2014 and October 10, 2014
Time: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Location: Badminton Court, 2/F, Granite Club, 2350 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M2L 1E4. (416) 449-8713
Attire: White T shirts, white shorts/pants. Any shoe colour is fine.
Fees: $11 per person
Parking: $20 per car. We can car pool to come to the club.

If you are interested, please contact Dr. David Lam.

The Forbidden City Exhibit

July 27, 2014

Date: Sunday, July 27, 2014
Place: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
Time: 1:00 pm sharp
Adults - $21.50
Seniors (ages 65+) - $20
Students (ages 15-25) - $20
Children (ages 4-14) - $13
An exclusive private guided tour for CCMS members and guests only. Space is limited with a maximum of 3 guests per member.  First pay, first serve.  Deadline for registration is July 14, 2014 (postmark date). Don’t miss this one!!

FCCP Annual General Meeting

Date: July 20, 2014
Venue: Shangri-La Banquet and Convention Centre
Time: 11:15 AM to 2:00 PM
Price: Lunch and meeting - $30 per person, $15 per child (age 12 or below)
Registration deadline: by July 16, 2014 with K.P. Tang

Celebration of the Life of
Dr. Peter Lee (1943-2014)

Dr. Peter Lee
Date: July 14, 2014
Time: 7 - 9 PM
Location: The Chinese Cultural Center of Greater Toronto
5183 Sheppard Ave East

It is with deep sadness that we bid farewell to Dr. Peter Lee who passed away on June 21, 2014. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Pat, his children Deborah (Martin), Jason (Nicole) and Katrina (Paul), his two devoted grandchildren Kyle and Ryan, and all of us from the CCMS as his friends and colleagues.

Dr. Peter Lee had garnered numerous national and international awards and accolades as a distinguished rheumatologist, with his primary clinical and research work on scleroderma. He had been very active in serving our community, including being one of our former Presidents as well as a former President of the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario). He had just been admitted to our CCMS Hall of Fame. Peter will be lovingly remembered by all of us as a kind, caring, and compassionate man, who generously shared his intellect, passion, and friendship with all of us and to all those lives he had touched.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested (if wish) donations be made in Dr. Peter Lee’s name to: Scleroderma Research-Arthritis Research Foundation (UHN); the Prostate Cancer Research Centre at Princess Margaret Hospital; the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (FCCP) Education Foundation; or Chinese Cultural Center of Greater Toronto (CCCGT)

Please come join us for the Celebration of Dr. Peter Lee’s Life to be held on Monday July 14th.

Stem Cell Drive

July 13, 2014

The Honourable Madam Justice Pawagi has recently appeared in the Toronto Star to highlight the importance of creating a stem cell registry drive. Madam Justice Pawagi is currently battling leukemia and requires a stem cell transplant.  Her article details her strength and highlights the lack of donors who are of ethic minorities. There will be a stem cell registry drive held in Mississauga on July 13, 2014 in an effort to locate a match for Madam Justice Pawagi and others battling this disease.

This directly affects our community as well.  There is at least one Chinese organization (OtherHalf - Chinese Stem Cell Initiative) that deals with the same initiative – getting Chinese people tested as possible matches for stem cell transplants.  This organization is determined to close the gap of Chinese under representation in the Canadian donor registry and works in collaboration with OneMatch, a member of the global stem cell network. This link details the upcoming Chinese cultural events where cheek swabs will be collected.

The Canadian Blood Services changed the age range in 2013 and they are asking for people who are 17 to 35 to attend stem cell drives to have their cheeks swabbed. However, if you are not in that age range, the Canadian Blood Services still needs your help.  There is a high need for O negative blood and if you are not in the age range above, you can still help by donating blood as people battling leukemia are in need of frequent blood transfusions.

Please see the notice above regarding a stem cell registry drive that has been organized in the hopes of finding a match.  Please distribute this to your patients, friends or anyone who may be in a position to assist. Thanking you in advance for your participation in this important cause!

Digital Storytelling Workshop:
Voices of the Unsung Heroes

A program by Chinese Caregiver Network
Program Description: Use photos, video clips, art and sound to share a personal story exhibitions • food & refreshments
Date: May 31, June 7, 14 & 21, 2014 (Saturdays)
Location: Wellness Centre
3660 Midland Ave, Unit 103
Cost: Free
9:30am – 4:30pm
Click for English and Chinese flyers.

Fit to Retire!

Are you considering retirement within the next few years?
Fit to Retire is a free, interactive webinar offering information and resources on the lifestyle factors important for a healthy retirement, including: healthy eating, getting fit for life, staying connected and stress management.
Join Karen Russell, Public Health Nurse with York Region Community and Health Services Department, on June 17, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Register now, space is limited. Click here for more information or to register.

Vote for Health
All Candidates Meeting

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A program byOntario Chinese Health Coalition (OCHC), sponsored by Hong Fook and CCMS
Program Description: All Candidates Meeting to demand MPPs to take action on healthcare: stop the decline of immigrants’ health and support equitable health promotion and access
Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Location: Market Village
4390 Steeles Ave East
Markham, ON
Cost: Free
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Click here for flyers.

Holistic Health Training for Youth

A program by Hong Fook Mental Health Association
Program Description: Part of the Ignite Leadership Project, this is a training program for youths that are interested in holistic health and volunteering in the area of health promotion.
Date: May 6 to May 22
Location: 105 Gibson Centre
105 Gibson Drive, Markham
Target Audience: Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese youths
Every Tuesday and Thursday 4:30pm to 6:30pm (sessions are in English)
Note: Volunteer hours will be given to all attendees and tokens will be provided upon requested
Click here for more info

Chinese Mental Health Awareness Day

A program by Asian Initiative in Mental Health, University Health Network
Program Description: Free seminars on mental health, inspirational stories, performances, community organizations & resources exhibitions, food & refreshments
Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Location: Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst Street
Target Audience: workshops in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English
11 AM - 4 PM
Click for English and Chinese flyers.

Radon Symposium

An event hosted by the Radiation Safety Institute

Event Description: The purpose of the event is to provide “good science in plain language” information about the potential radon hazard and allow the event participants to form their own opinions and contribute to building a comprehensive provincial radon policy. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, and the symposium will provide more details about this important health issue.
Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Location: Ted Rogers School of Management Conference Room 1-148, 7th Floor
Address: 55 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 2C5
Time: 8:00 AM
Registration: $50
Link: http://www.radiationsafety.ca/join-us-on-may-1-for-one-day-radon-symposium-2

CCMS Symposium & AGM

Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014
Location: Paramount Times Banquet Hall (Times Square)
Symposium Agenda:
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM Registration & Opening Remarks - Dr. David Lam
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM Acute Coronary Syndrome - Dr. Chi-Ming Chow
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM Major Depressive Disorder - Dr. Kenneth Fung
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM Break / Networking
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Hepatitis B Practical Management - Dr. Eric Leong
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sleep Apnea - Neuropsychiatric Aspects - Dr. Alan Lowe
7:00 PM - 7:15 PM Final Remarks - Dr. David Lam

The symposium will be followed by CCMS AGM, Elections*, and Dinner.
*Are you interested in becoming an executive committee member of CCMS? Please contact us!!

Registration (including Dinner):
CCMS Members: $30
Non-CCMS Members: $60
Dinner Only:
CCMS members’ spouse: $30 ($15 for Early Registration - before March 31, 2014!)
Other guests: $50 pp

Check out our event photos of the FCMS Meeting and the CCMS Symposium!

Finding Your Way

OCHC Event March 2014
An event by Ontario Chinese Health Coalition (OCHC)
Event Description: A Workshop and Discussion on Reducing the Risk of People with Dementia Going Missing
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Location: Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care Chinese Evergreen Manor (Auditorium)
2311 McNicoll Ave
Target Audience: Cantonese and Mandarin- speaking service providers, family caregivers and seniors
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost: Free
Click here for more info

Community Mobilization Project

OCHC Volunteer Training 2014
A project by Ontario Chinese Health Coalition (OCHC)
Project Description: A community mobilization project to train volunteers about health promotion and healthy policy and prepare them to take on the advocacy role during the upcoming elections
Guest Speakers: Dr. Michael Rachlis and Ms. Gloria Fung
Date: March 22, 2014 (First Training Session)
Location: North York Civic Centre (5100 Yonge Street)
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Click here for more info and here for the poster

To register, please go to www.ochcmobilize.eventbrite.ca


Special CME

Danube to Black Sea on Avalon Cruise
July 21-August 3, 2014
Budapest 2014

New Zealand Cruise
March 22, 2014
Auckland 2014

Feb 20, 2014
3 day Amazon Cruise with Delfin (limited availability) starting at $2740 pp, can be combined with 10 day Patagonia land tour [Full]