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Ask The Experts: Arthritis & You

Ask The Experts: Arthritis & You (print the poster)

Presented by: Dr. Ian Tsang, Dr. Simon Huang, Rheumatologists and Dr. Linda Li, Physiotherapist/Senior Scientist
Learn more about the various types of
arthritis, current treatment options and
what’s new in research. Discover what
you can do to manage symptoms and
pain. Presented in Cantonese and Mandarin only.
Date: Saturday, July 26
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Thompson Community Centre
5151 Granville Ave., Richmond
Space is limited! To register, call 604-875-5002 (Cantonese) or 604-714-5550 (English)

Chinese New Year Dinner: a Good Time!

We had an overwhelming response to our Chinese New Year Dinner invitation. About 150 members and their guests enjoyed the festive celebration - to celebrate the arrival of the year of horse. We would like to thank the following members who made this event a smashing success: CCMSBC executive assistant Karen Cheng, CCMSBC board members Bonnie Szeto, Dr. June Lin, Dr. Dayan Huang, Dr. Thomas Wong and many others. See some photos below (click to enlarge) and  a photo album here! (photos courtesy Benny Lee, one of our student members).

Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH

Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH is a ground-breaking, six episode documentary series set in Vancouver General Hospital’s emergency room. A dedicated medical team struggle around the clock against a never-ending onslaught of injuries, assaults and oddities. Triumphs are quickly celebrated, moments of levity are treasured and lost lives are silently mourned.  With unprecedented access to one of the busiest emergency rooms in British Columbia, this series imbeds the viewer at the epicenter of controlled chaos. It’s gripping, heartbreaking and a totally unforgettable view of local heroes saving lives.

Dr. Eric Yoshida at “Let’s Talk About B” launch

After years of lobbying, B.C.’s Ministry of Health is spending $400,000 on a hepatitis B education program aimed at immigrants from Asia who are most likely to be chronically ill with the disease.The provincial government and S.U.C.C.E.S.S (an immigrant services agency) have launched a new program they hope will help combat hepatitis B in immigrant communities.The program called “Let’s Talk About B." (watch Fairchild TV News in Cantonese)

Reported by Global News and Vancouver Sun, Dr. Yoshida (a CCMSBC Life member) talked about the program at the program launch: