Taiwanese American Medical/Health Professionals Convention in Washington, DC

The North American Taiwanese Medical Association hosts its 27th National Convention in Washington DC. Join 2nd generation Taiwanese American medical and health professionals as they meet up with the 1st generation organization for day-long speakers series, a banquet, and a special 2G meeting program.

Dates: Friday-Sunday, September 23-25, 2011
Location: Washington DC/Rockville Hilton Hotel
Address: 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD (1 block away from Metro stop)

For hotel reservations, visit: http://www.natma.org/dcrockvillehiltonregistration.html
For more conference, visit: http://natma.org/dcconvkeynotespeakers.html
To register for the conference: http://natma.org/registrationform.html (For 2G participants, we recommend attending the Saturday night banquet. Other meals may be informally organized gatherings)

Hotel convention rate is $109 plus tax per night.
Hotel Phone: 1-301-468-1100


Friday, Sept. 23, 2011

7:00am-2:00pm Golf Outing (Worthington Manor GC)
1:00pm-9:00pm Registration Lobby

Art and Humanity Series (Roosevelt Room)
2:00-3:00 pm – Music Appreciation: Dr. Willie Maar (馬作忠)
3:00-4:00 pm – Photo Appreciation: Stephen C. Hung (洪啟峰)
4:00-5:00 pm – Poetry on Painting: Dr. Luke Kao (高鷹), Dr. Paul Tseng (曾博 義)

6:00-8:00 pm – Reception dinner, Grand Atrium
8:00-10:00 pm – “It’s a small world”, Adams Room
8:00-10:00 pm – Art Exhibition, Madison Room
7:30-10:30 pm – NATMA National Board Meeting

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011
Roosevelt Room

8:00-11:00am – Registration, Lobby
8:30 am – Welcome and Opening Remarks, Plaza Ball Room

8:40-9:10am – Keynote Series: Caring and Living: On the making of a good doctor
Ding-Shinn Chen, M.D. – Distinguished Chair Prof. of Medicine NTUCM (台大醫學院); Past Dean, NTUCM, Foreign Associate, The National Academy of Sciences; Academician, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
9:10-9:40am – Lessons Learned From One’s Career: Reflections and Perspectives
Ming T. Tsuang, M.D., Ph.D, D.Sc. – Endowed Chair and Director, Center for Behavioral Genomics; Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego; Director, Harvard Institute of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Genetics, Boston; Member, Institute of Medicine, The National Academy of Sciences, USA; Academician, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
9:40-10:10 AM – Passion for Taiwan, Passion for Life
Hwalin Lee, Ph.D. – Founder and President of Chuan Lyu Foundation

10:10-10:30 am – Break

10:30-11:30 am – Mentorship and Transition: Passing the Torch, Action Plan
Panelists: T-C Wu, M.D. Ph., D. (吳子丑), Tom F. Lue, M.D. (呂福泰), Ilin Chuang, M.D. (莊逸琳), Jennifer Lin, M.D. (林祐妃), Esther Liu, M.D. (劉怡秀), Rita Chuang, D.M.D.(莊育玫)
11:30-12:00pm – Forum on Medical Mission: Giving back to Taiwan
Speakers: Simon Lin, M.D. (林榮松), Daniel Hsu, D.M.D. (許正雄), Norman Chiou M.D. (邱義男)
12:20-2:00 pm – Luncheon Membership Meeting and Special Program,
Plaza Room

Medical Scientific Program (CME credit approved)

Part I: Moderator: Prof. Ming-Shian Kao, M.D. Chairman, Education Committee
2:00-2:30 pm “Toward the Elimination and Eradication of Hepatitis B Virus Infection”
Ding-Shinn Chen, M.D. – Distinguished Chair Professor of Medicine, NTUCM
2:30-3:00 pm – Wellness: Genetics and Environmental Factors”
Ming T. Tsuang, M.D. Ph.D., D.Sc. – University Professor, University of California; Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry
3:00-3:30 pm – “The Perspectives on HPV Vaccine development”
Tzyy-Choou (TC) Wu, M.D., Ph.D. – Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
3:30-3:45 pm – Q&A

3:45-4:00 pm – Break

Part II: Moderator: Henry H. Yu, M.D., D.M.D., Ph.D., VP NATMA
4:00-4:30pm “Cancer and Aging – What’s in Common?”
K. S. Clifford Chao, M.D. – Chu H. Chang Professor; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Weill Cornell College of Medicine
4:30-5:00pm “From Uroandrology to Your Health: A Quest for Excellence”
Tom F. Lue, M.D. Sc.D. (Hon) – UCSF Professor of Urology, UCSF
5:00-5:10 pm – Q&A

Alternate Programs
1. Art exhibition, by Dr. Sam Shee, Madison Room
2. Sponsor booths, Ball Room Foyer
3. Financial Management Series, Roosevelt Room
10:30-11:00 am – Managing Finance after retirement: Pearls & Caveats
11:00-11:30 am -“5 Aspects of Wealth Preservation for Physicians”
11:30-12:00 am – “Wealth Building Strategy”
3:30-5:00 pm – “Tiger Mom” Discussion with 1G Moms
6:00-8:30 pm – Banquet, MC: Dr. Ching-Fu Lin
Photo Session, VIP Guests, Min. Wu, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-D), Scholarship awards, Honorary Awards, Special Presentation
8:30-10 pm – Entertainment, MCs: Dr. Rita Chuang and Dr. Gary Chuang

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011
Plaza Ball Room

8:30-9:00 am – Dust Storm
Si-Chee Tsay, Ph.D.(蔡錫琪) – NASA Specialist
9:00-9:30 am – “Religion and Medicine”
Dr. Sze-Ya Yeh (葉思雅) – TARSA Founder & President
9:30-10:00 am – “Anti-cancer, Anti-inflammation- to fighting cancer”
Dr. Chin-Cha Cheng (鄭錦家)

10:00-10:20 am – Coffee Break

10:20-10:50 am – MCI to Alzheimer disease
Dr. Luke Kao (高鷹)
10:50-11:30 am – “Global Mission”
Speakers: Dr. Paul Cheng (鄭博仁), Dr. Scott Changchien (張簡吉誠)
11:30-12:00 pm – “Taiwan Art & Culture Garden”
Dr. Sam Shee (蘇哲三)

8:00am-12:00 pm – NATMA 2G Annual Conference
Roosevelt Room
Moderators: Dr. Ilin Chuang, Dr. Jennifer Lin
1. “Relationship between 1G and 2G – Passing the Torch”
2. “Tiger Mom” Hot topic for further discussion” myth or reality?
3. “Definition of our generation: what differences in value system, goals do we have, what defines our generation?”
4. “Taiwanese Culture and Heritage” – Presentation or Movie
5. Career Development – Academic vs. Private Practice vs. Military
6. Report from local chapters

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