The 12th Conference on Health Care of the Chinese in North America


Host: The Chinese Hospital Medical Staff
Date: October 22 – October 23, 2004 (Friday/Saturday)
Location: San Francisco, CA
Conference Organizers




Cardiovascular Symposium


Infectious Disease Symposium

  • Tuberculosis in San Francisco Chinese
    L Masae Kswamura, MD


Osteoporosis Symposium


Alternative Medicine Symposium


Diabetes Symposium


Psychiatry Symposium


The C.Y. Low, MD Memorial Symposium:  Stroke – Top Killer Among the Chinese


Surgery Symposium


Chronic Pain Management Symposium

  • The Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach to Chronic Pain Management
    Hal Halmud, MA, MS, LAc
  • End of Life Care in SF Chinatown


Pediatrics Symposium

  • Obesity in Chinese Children
  • Impacting What They Eat: A Grassroots Approach to Obesity and Disease
  • Oncology Symposium
  • Breast Cancer in the Chinese
  • Colon Cancer in the Chinese
  • Carcinoma of the Prostate – A New Perspective in Management


Daily Toils

  • Parkinson’s Disease in Chinese


Abstracts Session A

  • Increasing Access to Health Education Materials for Chinese with Limited English Proficiency via the Internet
  • Promotion of Breast & Cervical Screening: Results from the Chinese Subgroup in a Randomized, Controlled Trial
  • Quality of Life in Chinese Patients with Breast Cancer
  • Hospice Issues
  • Men’s Health Day: An Opportunity for Monolingual Chinese Men to Receive Early Cancer Detection Messages


Abstracts Session B

  • Nicotine Dependence and Readiness to Quit Among Chinese Patients
  • Cultural Factors and Medication Compliance in Chinese Immigrants with Hypertension: Instrument Development
  • Differences in Tobacco Use, Nicotine Dependence and Readiness to Quit between In-Patient and Out-Patient Chinese Smokers
  • Dietary Intakes of Independent-Living 1st generation Chinese American Elderly Women in New York City
  • Who Gets Advised to Quit Smoking? From the Chinese Patients’ Perspectives


Abstracts Session C

  • Using the Chinese/English Wellness guide to Improve Patient-Provider Communication
  • Stroke Pattern Among Chinese Patients in Chinese Hospital of San Francisco from 1999 to 2002
  • LANtern (Lupus Asian Network): An Innovative Health Education, Empowerment and Outreach Initiative for Chinese-Americans with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Profile of Infection Rates at Chinese Hospital, San Francisco


Abstracts Session D

  • Cross-Sectional Study of Hepatitis B Awareness Among Asian-Canadians in the Vancouver-Richmond Community
  • Predictors of Depression among Chinese Patients with Primary Liver Cancer
  • Advanced Liver Cancer: Current Management
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), A New Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma


Abstracts Session E

  • Hemodynamic Responses to an Intensive 6-Week Tai Chi Exercise Intervention in Ethnic Chinese with Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors
  • Minimally Invasive Coronary Bypass Surgery in Asian Americans
  • Measurement Properties of Tai Chi Exercise Self-Efficacy among Ethnic Chinese with Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors: A Pilot Study
  • Hemorrhage after Cardiac Surgery: Are Asian Americans at Risk?
  • Does the Usage of CellSaver During Cardiopulmonary Bypass Increase Post-operative Infection?
  • Effects of Early Ambulation after Cardiac Catheterization on Hong Kong Chinese


Conference Organizers


Hosted by: The Chinese Hospital Medical Staff

In Cooperation with:
The Chinese Hospital Association, San Francisco
The Chinese Community Health Care Association, San Francisco

Co-Organized By:
The Association of Chinese Community Physicians, San Francisco
The Chinese American Physicians Society, East Bay, CA
The Chinese Community Health Plan, San Francisco

Conference Steering Committee:
Collin P. Quock, MD, Chairman
Edward A. Chow, MD
Lawrence Ng, MD
Tina Kwan, MD
L. Eric Leung, MD
Harry Lee, MD
J. Nicholas Jew, MD
Francis H. Tse, MD
Brenda Yee, RN, MSN
Patricia Chung, CMSC

An Activity of:
The Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies
Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals – Vancouver, British Columbia
Association of Chinese Community Physicians – San Francisco
Chinese American Medical Association of Southern California – Los Angeles
Chinese American Medical Society – New York (Boston, Phoenix, Washington, DC)
Chinese American Physicians Society – East Bay, CA
Chinese Canadian Medical Society – Toronto, Ontario
Chinese Community Health Care Association – San Francisco
Chinese Hospital Medical Staff – San Francisco
Philippine Chinese American Medical Association – Scarsdale, New York


We especially acknowledge the generous support and contributions from the following:

Major Supporters

  • Chinese Hospital Medical Staff
  • Chinese Hospital
  • Chinese Community Health Care Association
  • Chinese Community Health Plan
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • California HealthCare Foundation


  • Gilead Sciences
  • Astra-Zeneca
  • Chinese American Medical Society (New York)
  • Chinese American Physicians Society (East Bay, CA)
  • Delta Radiology Medical Group
  • Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Family of Foon P. Chin, MD
  • Serene & Ronald Low, MD
  • Henry B. Woo, MD Foundation
  • St. Jude Medical
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Thomas Y. Hum, MD Memorial Fund


  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
  • Aventis
  • Beecham Laboratories, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Sanofi-Synthelabo
  • Schering-Plough
  • Self-Help for the Elderly
  • On Lok Senior Health Services

The Conference Committee extends its special gratitude to the members of the Chinese Hospital Staff and other volunteers for their contribution of many hours and effort in the planning and presentation of the Twelfth Conference.