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ACMA FOUNDATION GALA DINNER 5 November 2016 Adelaide Oval

Patron: His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO Governor of South Australia Foundation Chairman and Trustee: Dr Francis D Ghan FRACS
Office: Suite 10/183 Tynte Street, North Adelaide SA 5006
T: (08) 8239 0365 F: (08) 8239 1434

Dear Colleagues , Sponsors and Friends,

ACMA FOUNDATION GALA DINNER 5 November 2016 Adelaide Oval

The Foundation Charity Dinner is always special, because its sole purpose is to raise money for the community. Last year the Foundation Gala Dinner proudly donated $15,000 to Kickstart for Kids. The Foundation has been doing this annually for 15 years since 2001, and has donated to many different charities. Foundation works closely with the Australian Chinese Medical Association and as a team we have achieved much.

Foundation capital has grown exponentially over the years, and the aim is to provide significant capital to expand our charitable activities. It is also my aim to widen our base to the community at large meaning that we want the larger community to come to our charity dinners.

Each year trustees make decision regarding the charity for the year. After much deliberation, the trustees have chosen Teen-Challenge.

Drug use is rampant in our society! As an orthopaedic surgeon, I see the effects of drugs on our youth .
In the emergency rooms,I am often faced with youths who had broken every bone in their body because they had jumped off a bridge during a drug induced psychosis.The faces of the parents often haunts me. Full of despair, anguish and hopelessness.

Teen-Challenge runs a residential live-in facility at Norton Summit. It provides counselling and life-skills to our youths, rehabilitating them from the ravages of addiction to drugs. Graham Ross, the director, tells me a success rate of 60-70% at one year.

Colleagues and friends, Foundation needs your help in raising funds for Teen­ Challenge.

The Spirit of Giving
Member of Australasian Council of Chinese Medical Association

This year, the Foundation will hold its annual charity dinner at Adelaide Oval . Guests will be entertained by a fine band duo, ‘the Aria’ ,and a very entertaining dance group, ‘The Soul Council’, who will excite us with modern upbeat dance numbers.

Fitting for a night of flurry the theme of the night will be ”Shanghai 30’s-40’s”

What a great night this will be and for a very worthy cause! Join us or form a table with a group of friends and help Teen-Challenge. I have a mission and ask you to help me in this mission!

There will be an auction of very interesting valuable arts, items and memorabilia!
Be early in your registration, as last year the event was oversubscribed!

Yours Sincerely, FRANCIS D GHAN

June 2016

PS: Any Sponsors, Organisations,Colleagues interested in donating items for auctions will be very much appreciated and acknowledged at the event. All donations are tax deductible.
Please contact Dr Francis Ghan on 0412444891.

2016 Gala Invitation

2016 Gala Registration

ACMA Special Evening Presentation – June 2016

A special event for our members and friends was set up with the help of our sponsors on 17th June, at Hut & Soul restaurant in the CBD. To those who attended, thank you for your ongoing support of ACMA. We hope you have benefited from the night’s talks and enjoyed the food and company.

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Chinese New Year Dinner at BMW Adelaide 2016

More event photos have been added under Activities > Photo Gallery.

Please take your time to have a look.

Community engagement

ACMA is pursuing ways to give back to the community, such as to

  1. Represent the health and medical needs of the ethnic Chinese community.
  2. Support the learning of the Chinese language through CLTASA and matriculation awards.
  3. Utilise the language and social skills of our members to assist new migrants.
  4. Disseminate health and basic medical information to these new migrants.
  5. Involve ourselves in trade missions to China to address the health needs of their ageing population
  6. Improve the knowledge and expertise of our members.
  7. Engagement with Multicultural SA. Do check out their website for more information on upcoming festivals, events and opportunities.


ACMAV survey on Advance Care Planning

Dear Sir/ Madam,

My name is Sok and I am a final year medical student and a member of Australian Chinese Medical Association Victoria (ACMAV). I am currently doing my research at the Advance Care Planning department (Austin Health), looking at the knowledge, attitudes and needs of Chinese-Australians with regards to Advance Care Planning (ACP).

We had strong support from ACMAV and have successfully surveyed the Chinese doctors of the association. As this is a national project funded by the Department of Health and Ageing, we would like to extend the survey invitation to all Chinese doctors from various states in Australia. Your participation in this Health Professional survey will be very helpful in assisting us with ACP resource development for Chinese-Australians.

We sincerely hope to receive the support of ACMA (South Australia) with this project, by helping us send out this survey link to your members:

If there are any questions or if you are able to help please feel free to contact myself at<>. Alternatively, you may also contact my supervisor, Scott Fraser at 03 9496672 or<>.

Warm regards,
Sok Shin Yap
BBiomed (Melb)
Final Year, Doctor of Medicine
The University of Melbourne

Upcoming Events

ACMA mentoring afternoon

3 Sept, 1pm at Calvary Wakefield Hospital, Auditorium Level 3 Clinic Building

Fifth Year Medical Student Mock OSCE

22nd Oct 2016. Venue to be confirmed.

ACMA Foundation Gala Dinner 2016 (Adelaide Oval)

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