NATMA
NORTH AMERICAN 
TAIWANESE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION   

Established 1984

Save the dates for our 2016 NATMA annual convention
 from 10-21 to 10-23-16


Location:
Bellagio

Reservations can be made online at the 2016 NATMA Annual Convention Attendee Reservation Website.

https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=14928776 

Please make the hotel reservation at your most earliest convenience !
Please also enter name of your companion.

You can change or modify the reservation anytime on the first screen "existing reservation" or
 from your confirmation e-mail.

Post-Convention Tour
Las Vegas - leaving hotel with lunch box at noon on 10-23-16,
Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Horseshoe Bend-Antelope Canyon, Grand Canyon,
 - arriving LV airport @4:30pm, 10-26-16, then Strip.

Price-pending

Have a great day!!!

Chu-Chi Chen, M.D. 陳珠琦
President of the North American Taiwanese Medical Association (NATMA)
北美洲台灣人醫師協會總會會長
2016 NATMA Scholarship is accepting application !!!
Please download the following application form and
the instruction.
                  Deadline: July 1, 2016

 

 

2016 NATMA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

 

Introduction

 

Founded in 1984, the North American Taiwanese Medical Association (NATMA) is a professional

organization comprised of Taiwanese American physicians, dentists and allied health professionals.

It now consists of 16 regional chapters and over 1,400 members across the United States.

NATMA'S mission is to represent medical, dental and other health professionals of Taiwanese

descent, and to promote educational and cultural exchange among its members and their

communities.

 

NATMA Foundation is offering a total of three (3) $2,000 scholarship grants to medical/dental/allied

health students and residents or fellow-in-training of Taiwanese American descent to recognize

their academic excellence and contributions to Taiwanese American community.

 

Eligibility

 

Medical, dental or allied health students, residents or fellows of Taiwanese American descent who

are in good standing and under training at an accredited U.S. institution or program. Students

must complete at least one year of graduate school study with available transcript.

 

Award Presentation

Place: Pacific Palms

       One Industry Hills Parkway

       Industry Hills, CA 91744

       626-810-4455

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016

       NATMA SC Chapter Annual Meeting

(Recipients will receive partial token for travel expenses).

 

Application process

 

Complete and submit the following items:

 

  1. Application Form with Photo Attached
  2. Personal Statement (one page, single spaced)
  3. College and Graduate School Transcript
  4. Two (2) Letters of Reference

 

Please email your application package to the NATMA Foundation Scholarship Director at

hsu0316@hotmail.com. Also send your recommendation letters to Dr. Daniel C. Hsu @

7923 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92841. All documents must be received by

July 1, 2016

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Daniel C. Hsu or Dr. Chao Shuo Huang

                                                        

 

Daniel C. Hsu, D.M.D.                   Chao Shuo Huang,M.D.  

Director, NATMA Foundation Scholarship   Secretary, NATMA Foundation Scholarship

 

 


台灣地震 2/6/16 捐款 - Taiwan Earthquake Donation
 
Dear Friends,
 
Thank you for your generous donations for aid following the Tainan Earthquake on 2/6/16. 

The following attachment is a list of those who donated directly to the NATMA Foundation.
We know that some of you have donated the money to other charity organizations.
 
The total amount of the NATMA donations is $24,380. The money has already been sent to the
Taiwan Center in Los Angeles on 2/28/16, and they will send it directly to Tainan City. 
 
 We hope we can continue to unite and care together to help our beloved homeland of Taiwan.
Once again thank you very much for your support and contributions.
 
Best Regards,
 
Daniel Hsu, D.M.D. 許正雄
Chairman of NATMA Foundation S. California Chapter
北美洲台灣人醫師協會基金會南加分會董事長
 
Chu-Chi Chen, M.D. 陳珠琦
President of the North American Taiwanese Medical Association (NATMA)
北美洲台灣人醫師協會總會會長

0206 台南賑災 醫師協會捐款名單

$3,000  Simon J. Lin 林榮松. $3,000    

$2,000   Daniel C. Hsu 許正雄. $2,000    

$1,200   Kenny G. Cherng 程冠穎 $1,200    

$1,000   Amy H. Chen 郭惠美 $1,000    


Chu-Chi Chen 陳珠琦 $1,000    


Hsien Jer Hsu徐先哲 $1,000    


Chao-Liang   Liang梁照亮 $1,000    


Ann Y. Lin $1,000    


Li Hwa Shih. $1,000    

$500   Chin-Cha Cheng 鄭錦家 $500    


Yenning Chuang 莊彥寧 $500    


orckay C. Ishizawar 張耀鎧 $500    


Shu-Yuan Liao-Jan 廖淑緩 $500    


Jenny Y.L. Kuo $500    


Hsiang F. Liang $500    


Sun San Lin林省三 $500    


Chorng   Jen Hwang 黃崇真 $500    


Jung T. Tsai 蔡榮聰 $500    


Jin Wang王崇安 $500    


Brenda Wong $500    


Dennis Wong 翁英展 $500    


Mei-Hsiow Wong $500    


Steve Wong 翁英修 $500    


Wen-Shiong Yang 楊文雄 $500    

$300   Hugo Y.C. Chan $300    


Henry S.W. Chen 陳行五 $300    


Cheng-Hong Hwang黃政宏 $300    


Richard Koo顧衍時 $300    


John C.   Liao 廖智鏞 $300    


Chau C. Lin林朝基 $300    


Crystal C. Tang陳長華 $300    


Shu Pin Wu吳泗濱 $300    

$250
  Kuang Jen Huang 黃曠仁 $250    


Chieh-Cheng Wu 吳介成 $250    

$200  Sue Chen $200    


Jiunn Shyong Huang 黃俊雄 $200    


Chau Fe Huang黃昭輝 $200    


Ih F. Lin 林毅夫 $200    


Chia-Hsun Tsai 蔡嘉訓 $200    

$100   Joseph F. Chang 張福斌 $100    


Stanley Sin-Chen Chang 張信全 $100    


MingHui Melissa Chao趙敏慧 $100    


Iris Cherng $100    


Franklin Yien-Hwei Lee 李彥輝 $100    


Yih Fu Shiau 蕭逸夫 $100    

$50 
Jen-Yi Kuo李珍圻 $50    


Anonymous $50    

$35 
James Lin 林顯勳 $35    

$25 
Elaine Johnston $25    

$20 
Chun-Yao Liao 廖春堯 $20    









合計:24,380



01/28/2016
 
各位敬愛的 NATMA 會員們大家好!
 
我是陳珠琦,謝謝你們給我機會來為本會服務。前次我已經簡單的介紹我自己,可能有些會員沒有接到,
所以再一次做個簡介:珠琦出生於台灣的台中市,畢業於台中一中, 在一九七三年畢業於臺灣台中市的
中國醫藥大學醫學系第九屆. 一九七五年離台赴美迄今已過了四十年, 先後在 Ohio, Pennsylvania, 和
New York 州的醫院接受訓練, 於一九八一年搬到了中西部的 Topeka, Kansas, 至今仍然全職當泌尿
外科醫師繼續為群眾服務.

我所秉持的信念也在此重申一次:
 
我們將承襲 NATMA 的傳統繼續舉辦一年一度的總會年會, 然後每隔年組團回到台灣去拜訪各個醫學院
和各界人士, 最好也能組團大家一起到國外旅遊休閒觀光. 

我們非常高興看到2G已經踴躍的參與本會的事務, 譬如剛卸任的總會長和他的團隊多位都是2G, 還有
許多分會的會長譬如南加州, 費城, 還有巴爾的摩地區等, 這是非常具有意義的傳承.  

良醫良相, 憂國憂民本是我們社會維護者的本質. 本會不設定任何特定的政治立場, 但我們著重社會正義
及弱勢者的服務,我們將持續每年的公益服務以及義診.

我們更要記得我們的醫學會是北美洲第一個台灣人職業協會,於1984年由周烒明醫師開創然後交棒
給我們十幾任的會長們,這許多年來我們是北美洲台灣人最重要的也是最成功的社團之一.這些都是
各屆會長們和他的團隊們努力的結果,我深知這將給我和我的新團隊一種鼓舞,希望我們也能全力以赴
,做一個很好的傳承.

今年三月的義診活動仍然依照往例由我們最多會員的南加州分會主辦, 在程冠颖醫師等人的精心籌備下
終於萬緒具備. 請大家即日向他報名踴躍參加 (請看附表).

今年NATMA 的年會預定將於十月中旬, 在 Las Vegas 舉辦, 詳情請容後公布。

隨著上一週臺灣政局的發展,我們的會員們也不落人後,如同小英總統所言,你們如果真的高興的話,
就為臺灣高聲歡呼吧!

在此先跟大家說一聲新春快樂!猴年鴻運,身體健康,萬事如意!

陳珠琦醫師 敬上
 
 
President of NATMA 
北美洲台灣人醫師協會總會會長 (2016, 2017)
 

Chu-Chi Chen, M. D.
 

 
 
Dear NATMA members:

My name is Chu-Chi Chen. I am very humbled and appreciative of this honorable opportunity to serve
 as the  President of our NATMA.

I am Taiwanese, born in Taichung, Taiwan. I graduated from China Medical University of Taiwan in
1973, came to United States in 1975, began my Internship and Residency training in Ohio,
 Pennsylvania and New York State. Upon completion of training I started to practice Urology in
Topeka, Kansas in 1981.

My goals and wishes for our association are:

1) To continue the NATMA tradition that includes an annual meeting, an annual medical mission
 trip and to go visit our motherland Taiwan every other year.

2) To improve member communication. We may continue the tours & cruises for members and
 families to enhance friendships. 

3) To make a good transition to our second or even third generation, so that they can take over future
 leadership roles. We have already seen a few of our 2G involved in the activities of our association,
 such as the chapter President of South California, Baltimore, Pennsylvania, and our immediate
 past President Dr. Lu.

4) Our NATMA is the first established North America Taiwanese professional association since 1984.
It was pioneered by our founder and 1st term President Dr. Samuel Chou (周烒明)教授, and continued
 for the past 32 years. This is a very successful medical association, and today I'm here to
congratulate and thank our past Presidents. We will work hard to continue our good tradition.

Our team members love Taiwan. 
We care about justice, and helping the underserved people is our duty. 

The medical mission trip this year will take place in March. The most prominent South California
chapter, resumes their leadership and are in charge of our team this year. Please review the
attached form for details, and send your registration to Dr. Kenny Cherng as soon as possible.

This year our annual convention will be held in Las Vegas in the middle of October 2016.
 Details will be sent to you when finalized. Please save the date.

Most Taiwanese people are super excited about the newly elected President, government and
 legislature. As the new President, Dr. Ing-Wen Tsai (小英總統) said, if you are truly happy, then
you may make a very loud shout for the happiness of Taiwan.

Our best regards to you and your family for a prosperous Year of the Monkey!!
 

Sincerely yours ,

Chu-Chi Chen, M.D.
President of NATMA 
北美洲台灣人醫師協會總會會長 (2016, 2017)

NATMA International Medical Mission to Guatemala in 2015


    From March 14 to March 22, 2015, NATMA organized a medical team to serve the people in Guatemala.

There were 56 members , including 6 family practitioners, 4 internists, 1 pediatrician, 1 gynecologist,

1 urologist, 1 hand surgeon, 3 anesthesiologists, 8 dentists, and 4 acupuncturists. The team was led by

Dr. Charles Hsu.

    Dr. Hsu recruited several friends with different ethnic backgrounds from Kaiser Permanente Hospital.

There were 4 doctors from the same class in Kaohsiung Medical University. There were also 2 father

and son dental teams. 10 youngsters including 2 MDs, 2 dentists, and 2 premed and a nursing student

participated in this mission. This combination made the mission special and interesting.

    There were 4 days of service in the cities of Guatemala City, Mixco, Amatitlan and the remote Los

Limontes village. 2,333 patients came to see us. The surgical team performed 53 procedures in 3 days

at the Amatitlan National Hospital , which set the record in NATMA medical mission history.

    This time, the team brought toys to entertain the children, which proved to be a good idea. Bags of

stationery were given to the students at an elementary school in the village of Rio Dulce. 500 pairs of

senior eye glasses were given and benefited the elderly. The group had a chance to visit a charity

organization named Hope of Life in Rio Hondo and donated $3,000 to them. The remaining medicine,

surgical materials and anesthesia supplies were donated to the First Lady’s office and the Amatitlan

National Hospital.

    The team was highly welcomed by mayors of the local cities as well as the First Lady’s Representative

Patricia Obando, and Deputy Administrator of Health Department Pablo Werner. The local newspaper

reported the activities of medical mission.

    A special thanks to Ambassador Sun and embassy employees for their hard work arranging the details

and to the local Chinese and Taiwanese community for their assistance.

 

    NATMA在2015 年3月14日到3月22日,前往中美洲瓜地馬拉義診,團員共有56人,包括內科系統醫科家庭科

6人,內科4人,小兒科及婦產科各1人;外科系統一般外科3人,泌尿科1人,手外科1人及麻醉科3人;牙科8人,

針灸科4人;藥劑師3人。團長是許宗邦醫師。

    於15、16、17及19日分別在瓜京首都、第二大城Mixco市、Amatitlán省公立醫院及東部乾旱貧瘠Zacapa省

Los Limones村(隸屬Gualán市)各舉行乙場義診。四場義診分別與旅瓜各僑團、第一夫人辦公室社會工作局

(SOSEP)及非政府組織社福院(Hope of Life)合作並提供後勤支援,共計義診人數:家庭、內、兒、婦產科2,333人

科411人、針灸261人;另16至18日三天外科醫師於Amatitlán省公立醫院共開53刀,以上總計此行義診人

3,058人

    這次義診,團員們很用心地收集了很多玩具及兒童用品,受到很大的歡迎也拉進了與當地人的距離,驗光組共

分發500餘付眼鏡,有一位80歲老人求診,配帶老花眼鏡後,終可看清週遭事物而激動下跪以表達感激。另外

有位先天性基因缺陷的小孩子,後腦杓長了一條類似小指頭的東西,因常受同學嘲弄而自卑,李嘉晉醫師幫他

切除後,顯得非常高興。外科組得到當地醫院充份的配合,共做了53個手術,是例年來最多的一次。

    義診團在孫大使的安排下,受到很大的重視,當地市長均親臨開幕式,向我團醫護人員致謝,衛生部次長Pablo

Werner及Mixco市市長Otto Pérez Leal(總統公子)還特地出席駐館孫大使大成於官邸舉行的歡迎餐會。SOSEP

局長Patricia Obando女士代表第一夫人致贈親簽感謝狀予每位團員,以表謝意。當地第一大報也專攔報導義診

團活動。

    義診團前往拜訪非政府組織慈善團體社福院(Hope of Life) ,贈送眼鏡及捐款美金三千元。並在Livingston市長

陪同下前往Rio Dulce村一所小學作牙醫保健教育並分發文具用品。沒用完的藥品,外科及麻醉器材都捐贈給

第一夫人辦公室及Amatitlán省公立醫院。

    這次義診有多位許團長在Kaiser Permaneter的其他族裔同事共襄盛舉,團員中有4位醫師是高醫醫學系1968

年畢業同班同學,有兄弟檔牙醫師都帶了兒子來幫忙,年輕的一代共有兩位醫師兩位牙醫師,還有醫科牙科預科

學生及護理生等10人。義診中看到當地老僑台僑融洽相處並予義診團各方面的協助以及熱情的招待,都引以為

美談。

 

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