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 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.
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:
CCMS BC board member Dr. Edmond Chan was interviewed on CBC (December, 2013)
"There's no evidence that delaying the introduction of potential allergens like peanuts, fish or eggs beyond six months helps to prevent allergy", said Dr. Edmond Chan, a pediatric allergist and his team.