Time: 8:30AM to 5PM

Place: 25 West 43rd Street, 18th Floor
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan

Fee: $30 (General Public) | Free (Students)
(Limited Space Available)

Online registration: www.cbwchc.org/project/WHsymposium/symposium.html

Women’s Health Symposium: Rising to the Challenges of Being a Woman is designed to help community healthcare providers learn more about issues affecting Asian American women living in New York City. Topics will include suicide; cultural and communication differences within generations and youth discrimination. There will also be lively discussions focusing on pregnancy when diabetes, hepatitis B or HIV/AIDS is involved; health issues such as menopause, osteoporosis and lupus as well as a panel on what Asians may expect from President Obama’s health care reform plan.

In our ongoing effort to represent the health concerns of Asian American populations such as Chinese, Korean, South Asian, Filipinos, Vietnamese and others, we have identified speakers whose outreach efforts within a particular community have proven successful. We hope their shared insight will inspire a spirited dialogue about how we can continue to build on maximizing the health care of Asian Americans.

We invite health care professionals, health educators, social service providers, students, advocates and individuals from the community to attend this symposium.

Following the conclusion of this symposium, participants will have:

  • An increased awareness of health and social issues that affect Asian American women, as well as those issues that are more prominent in one population versus another;

  • Achieved a better understanding of the mindset of Asian American women during different stages of their lives;

  • An understanding of Asian American health across the generations

  • Gained insight how the new health care reform bill may affect immigrant communities.

Press Coverage
Korean Daily | Sinovision | World Journal


8:30AM - Registration & Breakfast

9:15AM - Welcome/Opening Remarks

Antony Wong, Asian American / Asian Research Institute-CUNY

Henrietta Ho-Asjoe, MPS, NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health


9:45AM -Health Reform – What’s the Impact on Us?

Moderator:  Peter Gee, Asian Americans for Equality

Noilyn Abesamis-Mendoza, MPH, Coalition for Asian American Children and Families

Adam Gurvitch, National Immigration Law Center

Regina Lee, ESQ, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center


10:45AM - A Woman’s Health Across a Lifespan

Moderator:  My-Lan Tran, LCSW, LANTern (Lupus Asian Network)

Cindy Meng Hou, DO, MBA, Kennedy Memorial Hospital

Potri Ranka Mania, RN, Kalusugan Coalition

Lois Lee, Chinese-American Planning Council


11:45AM - BREAK

12:00PM - You Can Have a Healthy Baby – Pregnancy Care options when dealing with Diabetes, Hepatitis B or HIV/AIDS

Moderator: Krittika Ghosh, MSC, NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health

Punima Naik, MD, Morris Heights Health Center

Suki Terada Ports, Family Health Project

Su Wang, MD, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center


1:00PM - Lunch

1:45PM - Greetings from NYC Councilmember Margaret Chin


2:15PM - Bridging the Generational Gap within Families and Communities

Chi-Kit Ho, LCSW, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center


2:30PM - Surviving Discrimination as You Grow Up in Today’s World

Moderator: Mitchel Wu, Coalition of Asian American Children and Families

Celine Liu, New York Asian Women Center

Khin Mai Aung, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Rucha Kavathe, United Sikhs


3:30PM - BREAK

3:45PM - Youth Suicide - Too Young to Die

Runi Mukherji-Ratnam, PHD, SUNY College at Old Westbury


4:30PM - Closing Remarks

Rebecca Sze, FNP, MSN, MPA, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center


NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
Asian American / Asian Research Institute - CUNY
Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV / AIDS
Chinese American Planning Council
Chinese American Nurse Association
Cicatelli Associates Inc.
LANtern (Lupus Asian Network) Program, Hospital for Special Surgery
New York Downtown Hospital
New York Presbyterian Hospital, The University Hospital of Columbia & Cornell
OraQuick Advance
Public Health Solutions
Quest Diagnostics
Visiting Nurse Service of New York




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