Events Calendar

    • TransformASIANS: Preventing & Controlling Diabetes
    • Saturday, January 10, 2015 8:30 am
    • 1199 SEIU, 150 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125
    • Audience: community members, providers, policy makers and researchers

      Goal: To dispel the myth that Asian Americans do not get diabetes and to eradicate the mysteries by sharing data, best practices and resources.

      Objectives:

      1) To raise awareness about Diabetes prevalence in Asian American population

      2) To highlight best practices on Asian Diabetes prevention and management

      3) To provide a venue for information-sharing, networking and cross-sector collaborations

      Proposed agenda:

      8:30 - 9:00am     Breakfast/Registration - Resource Fair opens

      9:00 - 9:10am     Welcome Remark

      9:10 - 9:30am     Keynote, Dr. George King

      9:30 - 10:30am   Providers Panel (moderator: Dr. Teresa Fung, Harvard Medical School)

      * Ms. Svang Tor, Lynn Community Health Center Cambodian Diabetes Initiative

      * Ms. Zhang-Lin Kong, WIC Director at South Cove

      10:30 - 11:30am  Community Panel

      * Ms. Jewel Chin

      * Ms. Ann Wong

      * Ms. Mai Du, Malden Youth Initiative

      11:30 – 11:50am Cooking Demo by Ka-Hei Karen Lau (Joslin Diabetes Center)

      11:50 - 12:00pm  Group Photo/Break

      12:00 - 1:00pm    Lunch/Dr. Robert Schriebner on self-management

      1:00 - 2:30pm      Afternoon Workshops

      * Pratibha Shah/Wholistic Health Alliance

      * Mai Du/Malden Asian & Pacific Islanders Coalition

      * Dr. Alissa Dangle/Tufts Gestational Diabetes & Nutrition

      2:30 - 2:45pm      Break

      2:45 - 3:15pm      Big Group Report Back

      3:15 - 3:30pm      Closing Remark/Evaluation