Despite the projected forecast of light snow, the conference will still be held as planned at 9:30am. All the speakers have confirmed their attendance. 

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Welcome to the APAMSA New England Regional Conference 2012. This is a
 full-day conference for you - emerging doctors in the 21st century. Our conference theme, "Doctor 2.0: Generation Y in Medicine", is designed to tackle and generate dialogue surrounding the ethical, social, and cultural  issues that Asian-Pacific doctors and Asian-Pacific patients face in this era. Our conference includes: 
  • Advice for success in the transition from medical school to residency
  • Ethics surrounding residency training and 80-hour duty limits
  • Social issues such as substance-abuse and underage drinking among Asian-Pacific teens
  • Geopolitics of epidemics related to SARS and HIV
  • MD Career Panel: an endocrine surgeon, an adult psychiatrist, and a venture capitalist at Rho Ventures (handles $2 billion in investment funds!)
The conference team has invited an amazing Speaker Panel for our delegates, featuring: 
  • Dr. Anees Chagpar, Director of Yale's Breast Cancer Center; breast surgeon 
  • Dr. Julie Ann Sosa, Direcector of Yale Endocrine Surgery Clinical and Health Services Research Group; endocrine surgeon 
  • Dr. Mark Mercurio, Director of Yale's Bioethics Program; neonatologist 
  • Dr. Haider AkmalPrincipal at Rho Ventures; venture capitalist 
There is no registration fee for this conference. An optional $5 Meal Pass for breakfast & lunch is available.

Dress code: Business Casual

Medical Students in attendance are from Boston University, Brown University, Cornell University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Mount Sinai, Tufts University, University of Massachusetts, and Yale University. 

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     Breakfast & Check-In - 9:30-10:00

    Keynote Lecture: Succeeding in Residency 10AM-11AM

Dr. Anees Chagpar, Associate Professor of Surgery (Oncology), 

Director of the Breast Center at the Smilow Cancer Center-Yale New Haven Hospital

Seminar #1: Mental Health - 11AM-12PM

Dr. Lin Fang, Assistant Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Associate Researcher at Columbia University 


Seminar #2: Global Perspective on Epidemics - 1PM-2PM

Dr. William Summers, Professor of Therapeutic Radiology, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and The History of Medicine and Science; Lecturer in History, Yale University

Seminar #3: Ethics of Medical Training - 2PM-3PM

Dr. Mark Mercurio, Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Director of the Program for Bioethics at the Yale School of Medicine

MD Career Panel - 3PM-4:15PM

Dr. Yen Ling Chong, Adult Psychiatrist

Dr. Haider Akmal, Principal at Rho Ventures

Dr. Julie Ann Sosa, Director of Yale Endocrine Surgery Clinical 

and Health Services Research Group; Endocrine Surgeon

Concluding Remarks

Dinner & Evening Social - 5PM-7PM

The Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA) is a national organization that has attempted to bring Asian Americans from around the country who are interested in issues in medicine and healthcare that primarily affect Asians and acts as a medium for them to express and spread their views. Through many efforts, both direct and indirect, APAMSA aims to connect the Asian-American medical community together, doctors, medical students, and now increasingly undergraduate students alike, on issues in medicine for the emerging Asian-American doctor as well as to:

    •Serve as a national forum for discussion, activism, and professional and leadership development
    •Provide our members with meaningful experiences in leadership, service and research related to APA health
    •Provide recognition for leadership and exceptional service
    •Provide connections to mentors in specialties or leadership positions we wish to pursue
    •Provide scholarships, international opportunities, and opportunities to become more involved with APA health issues.

To find out more, please visit the national APAMSA website here.

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