Caring for Communities: Health Equity, Leadership, and Innovation

We are excited to announce that this year's National Conference for all APAMSA chapters will be held on October 7th, 2017 at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA! The conference's objective is to empower pre-health students along with medical, dental, public health, and nursing students who are interested in addressing and advocating for the health issues pertaining to the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community through speakers and workshops. Our conference has a patient centered approach, focusing on caring for API communities by emphasizing three important pillars of medicine: health equity, leadership, and innovation. Registration is now available!

Location: Geffen Hall at UCLA (David Geffen School of Medicine)
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 8:00AM to 7:00PM
$65 Early Bird until August 31st at 6:00PM
$85 Regular
$30 Pre-med day (Undergraduates)

Both Conference Program and Pre-med Day Program are updated and can be seen on "Agenda."

9/11/2017 update: We have updated the speakers and workshops with biographies. In addition, we have limited ticket sales left for both regular and pre-med day. Please buy tickets ASAP if you are planning on attending!

9/23/2017 update: Tickets are officially sold out. Thank you to everyone who registered early-bird and regular. At this time, we cannot make exceptions, due to fire regulations. However, there are still spots at the Hepatitis Conference on Oct 21st in Washington D.C. Apply ASAP at http://www.hepatitis.apamsa.org/2017

Pre-Med Day

In partnership with APAHC (Asian Pacific American Health Collaboration, Access, Resource, and Education) at UCLA, Pre-med Day will be combined with the National APAMSA Conference on October 7, 2017. All undergraduates are welcome to come to learn about what it takes to get into medical school and about the life of a UCLA medical student.

Pre-med Day will consist of their own undergraduate keynote speakers as well as their own Pre-med day workshops that include mock interviews, medical student panels, and other fun workshops.

Conference Theme

The conference aspires to bring together health care professionals and students to emphasize what we think are three important pillars of health care: health equity, leadership, and innovation. Our goal was a conference with the patient at the forefront of the discussion within the speakers and workshops to address issues in healthcare in order to take better care of our patient communities.

Health Equity

Health equity encompasses the idea that all patients deserve the best possible care despite certain barriers within specific communities that may prevent this. Achieving health equity involves addressing these socioeconomic issues that may influence the health of the patient to better tackle health disparities.


Fostering leadership skills is an important aspect for taking better care of patients in order to be their voice and advocate.


The constantly changing environment of medicine and healthcare require innovation to adapt to meet the increasing need for better access to care along with changes in health policies, resources, technology, and demographics.

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About us

Learn about UCLA APAMSA, our mission statement, goals, and values.

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Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the conference!

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Questions, comments, or concerns?

Contact us at conference@apamsa.org.