Forty years ago, the first Conference on the Health Care of the Chinese in North America was held at the Chinese Hospital in San Francisco. These biennial conferences led to the formation of the Federation. This year will mark the 20th FCMS Conference, and it will be the first virtual conference in the history of our organization. The theme of these conferences continue to focus on the Health Care of the Chinese in North America.
This year’s conference will assess the COVID 19 pandemic with special attention to its effects on the North American Chinese community: the crisis, the opportunities, and lessons learned for the future. The conference is being developed by Drs. Cynthia Pan and Benjamin Lee from CAMS, with the cooperation of Association of Chinese American Physicians, Coalition of Asian American IPA, and the Philippine Chinese American Medical Association. Since this is a virtual conference, everyone can register and participate from the comfort of their own laptop. Registration will be free.
The 20th FCMS Conference will be dynamic and exciting, held over the Saturday-Sunday weekend of November 7-8, 2020. There will be a wide breadth of topics covering the COVID-19 pandemic including sessions on Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Current Management Updates, a Global Pandemic Panel Discussion, Palliative Care Lessons for Frontline Clinicians, Well-being sessions on Self-Care/Coping with Uncertain Times, and much more.
Please save the dates and check the website camsociety.org for more details.