Dear KAMA members,
It is my distinct honor to serve as the 2017 KAMA President. KAMA’s executive team and I are looking forward to a meaningful year in which we address many important health issues facing Korean-Americans.
There are three upcoming events in 2017. First, KAMA’s spring gala will take place on the evening of Saturday, May 13, 2017 in New York City. This is an opportunity to network and to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of health, medicine, and community work.
Second, there will be International Health Expo in Seoul, Korea on June 30-July 2, 2017. This is a large triennial event hosted by Korean Medical Association. This event will be attended by physicians of Korean heritage who currently reside in many countries. KAMA will be a major participant representing the United States. KAMA physicians will be presenting during three days of scientific sessions. It will take place at the Grand Hilton Seoul.
Lastly, KAMA will hold our 43rd Annual KAMA scientific convention in Washington D.C. on October 20-22, 2017. The theme of the convention will be “Bridging the Gaps in Health Disparities through Medical Science.”
The convention will take place at Grand Hyatt Washington D.C. in association with our KAMA regional chapters of Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. We will have some of the best clinicians, medical researchers, and academicians participating. We are very fortunate to have former Assistant Secretary of Human Health Service Dr. Howard K. Koh as our keynote speaker. 2017 President-elect of American Medical Association Dr. David O. Barbe will also be participating. Additionally, we will also help and participate in Korean American Medical Student Association’s first national convention.
I encourage you to join us in 2017. All of us have something to contribute. Through sustained, deliberate, and collective efforts, we can make a difference.
I look forward to meeting many of you. Thank you very much for your continued support.
John H. Won, M.D.
President of KAMA