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  • Welcome

    Addressing Silent Issues in the APIA Community

    A person's well-being extends beyond the absence of a pathological state. In addition to its biological component, wellness also has emotional, spiritual, and social dimensions just to name a few. Topics such as mental health, addiction, and work-life balance involve much more than just the biological factors. These facets of health are often taboo or shunned from discussions in APIA populations. This conference aims to address these silent issues in APIA populations and explore the connection between the silence and health disparities. We hope that our discussions at the conference will promote greater awareness and encourage attendees to think of ways to move forward with these issues.

    We are fortunate to have lined up a diverse group of talented speakers who will be sharing their insights on the different facets of healthcare and their experiences in making a difference within these fields. You will also have the opportunity to meet, network and exchange ideas with students from over 15 schools throughout the northeast.


    Thank you and we hope to see many of you soon!




    Rudy Chen, Tim He, Jaclyn Chen, Brian Hsia, Shannon Kiang, and Delia Shen


    APAMSA Region I and II Directors

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    2. Pay the conference fee below.

  • Schedule

    (You can choose between sessions that are happening at the same time)



    Opening Remarks and Keynote


    David H. Chong, MD

    Assistant Professor of Medicine

    Hospital Director, Critical Care Services

    Columbia University Medical Center

    US Navy Presentation



    Shail Maingi, MD

    Attending Physician

    Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Medicine

    St. Peter's Health Partners Samaritan Hospital

    Health Disparities in Asian American Communities


    Mary Lee-Wong, MD

    Associate Professor

    Medicine, Clinical Immunology

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai



    Chinese American Medical Society




    The Power of Framing: Changing the Narrative of Medical School


    Robert Kim

    MD Candidate

    SUNY Downstate School of Medicine




    Preventive Intervention to Promote Asian American Children’s Mental Health: Current Research Status and Future Directions


    Keng-Yen Huang, PhD, MPH, CPH

    Associate Professor

    Center for Early Childhood Health and Development

    NYU School of Medicine

    Trash the Ash: Addressing Tobacco Use in the APIA Population


    Patricia Ng, MD

    Assistant Professor and Primary Care Program Director

    Department of Medicine

    Stony Brook School of Medicine

    Managing Self in Conflict

    1:30PM-2:30PM, 2:45PM-3:45PM

    Liz Young

    Owner and Partner

    InterChange Consultants


    Staff Developer

    Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility

    Silence, Stigma and Sexual Violence within the APIA Community


    Navila Rashid

    Manager of Community Education and Outreach




    The Cathartist

    The Ultimate Med School & Residency Survival Guide: Wellness, Balance, & How To Travel The World


    Calvin D. Sun, MD

    Resident Physician

    Jacobi Medical Center


    Founder and CEO

    The Monsoon Diaries

    Medical Student Panel






    Skyroom Rooftop Bar

    330 W40th St

    Covers are waived for everyone!


    **Be sure to say "APAMSA list" at the door and arrive between 10:30PM-12:00AM, otherwise you will be charged!



  • Columbia University Medical Center

    Vagelos Education Center

    104 Haven Avenue

    New York, New York 10032

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    Rudy Chen

    Alpert Medical School

    Region I Director


    Tim He

    Alpert Medical School

    Region I Director


    Jaclyn Chen

    Stony Brook University SoM

    Brian Hsia

    Albert Einstein CoM

    Region II Director


    Shannon Kiang

    New York Medical College

    Region II Director


    Delia Shen

    Albert Einstein CoM

    Region II Director


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