Dear NATMA Members,
Happy Lunar New Year!
It is the year of the
Snake! Wish all NATMA members excellent health and good wealth. Over the
past year, with the support of the NATMA members, we have moved the NATMA
Headquarter from St. Louis to Los Angeles. Thanks to our former
president, Dr. Simon Lin, our website (www.natma.org) has included
more prolific contents. We welcome members to join our Web Maintenance
Beginning of this year, our
medical mission team will be going to Dominican Republic from February 28th to
March 9th. More members will be participated this year. Last year, 36
people went to Guatemala. Currently, we have at least 48 members in our
Last year, 28 of us took
Russia Cruise Trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg. This year, we plan to have
French Waterway Tour from May 26th to June 7th, plus a four-day Optional
Pre-trip to Paris. Another bonus for this year is that the new cruise
ship cabin area is 165 sqft, larger than last year’s Russia cruise which was
103sqft. If you are interested, please call 1-800-322-6677 to make your
reservation with NATMA Group Code: G584-000 and mention the SmartPay Discount
Plan for NATMA.
The NATMA Annual Meeting will
be held on Friday July 26, Saturday July 27, and Sunday July 28 at San Gabriel
Hilton. On Friday, from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm, we will have Taiwanese
culture and art seminar; from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm welcome dinner; and from 8:30
pm to 10:30 pm, NATMA Board meeting.
July 27, Saturday 9 am to 4
pm, there will be a tour to Getty Museum for NATMA family members.
NATMA CME start July 27 Saturday at
9 am, the lectures will be focusing on neurology topics. Topics include
Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, etc.. Lunch will start from 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm
together with NATMA Member General Meeting. The lectures will continue until
4:00 pm. There will also be the Non-CME Seminars (environmental and financial
topics). Evening Banquet will start at 6:30 PM. The keynote Speaker Professor
Lai Chi-Wan, will present Taiwan's Medical Education. We will also plan to have
superb NATMA Entertainment.
July 28, Professor Lai Chi-Wan will
meet with 2G and discuss Taiwanese American Scholars for Medical Education
Post convention tour will begin July
28 at 12:30PM. We will be going to Sycamore Hot Springs, Morro Bay, Monterey
Beach, 17 Miles, Pebble Beach, Santa Barbara, Solvang (Denmark Village) and
Ronald Reagan Library & Museum.
Last week in October, NATMA will
plan a trip to Taiwan. We will be going to Japan on 10-25-13 from LAX and join
Signet Tour for 9 days at Hokkaido and northeastern Japan. We will be arriving
Taiwan on 11-2-13. We will visit Taiwan government agencies, including the
Department of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Overseas Republic
of China (Taiwan) Affairs Commission. We will visit Taiwan University (joining
Taiwan’s Medical Humanity Conference), Taipei Medical University, St. Mary
Medical Center (at eastern Taiwan), China Medical University (joining Medical
Education Conference), Chung Shan Medical University, Kaohsiung Medical
University (joining Medical Symposium), and etc…
This year the Convention will be
held at San Gabriel Hilton, which has only about 200 rooms. Please reserve your
room before 6-26-13 to receive discount at $129/night plus tax. Tel: 626-270-2700, Group code:CNAC,
all a Happy New Year!