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Joslin Diabetes Center

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Boston, MA 02215

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The Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Diabetes Coalition works collaboratively to reduce diabetes disparities in AANHPI by meeting targeted policy and advocacy goals which are informed by research.

"Screen at 23" represents the model for the AANHPI Diabetes Coalition’s work moving from research to policy to advocacy. Coalition members came together with the objective of increasing the knowledge base around low BMI type 2 diabetes in Asian Americans, then worked with the American Diabetes Association on changing their guidelines to reflect the science, and using the campaign to raise awareness among patients, providers, and politicians. It is a community collaborative effort that can be extended to other initiatives within diabetes and in other disease areas.

The fifth conference for the AANHPI Diabetes Coalition will be held at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts. We are

We are at "the table," and we hope you'll join your voice with ours in Boston this August 11th!



What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Joslin Diabetes Center is accessible by subway, bus, and cars. Details can be found here.

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you can check in with your full name at the registration table.

Will the program start at 8am?

Check-in starts at 8am, the program begins at 8:30am.

*Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email including the accomodation information


Preview of Agenda (subject to some changes):

2018 AANHPI Diabetes Coalition Conference

The Future of Population Diabetes Research and Advocacy: Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders

Saturday, August 11

Joslin Diabetes Center Lecture Hall

Boston, MA


8:30 - 8:40am AANHPI Diabetes Coalition Co-Chairs welcome
Edward Chow and George King

8:40 - 8:50am A Disparity of National Importance: Dr. Matthew Lin, Director, Office of Minority

Health, Department of Health and Human Services (invited)

8:50am - 9:10am Keynote: Dr. Howard Koh, Professor of the Practice of Public Health

Leadership at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the

Harvard Kennedy School

9:10 - 9:30am A Brief History of the AANHPI Diabetes Coalition

Wilfred Fujimoto and Ho Tran

Key leaders of the Coalition will share updates on its action plan priorities in research and policy, highlighting current needs, opportunities, and ideas for further action.

9:00 - 9:30am Asian American Priorities – William Hsu
- Summary of the last Diabetes Coalition conference
- Policy and Research Targets for Asian Americans

9:30 - 10:00am Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Priorities - Sheldon Riklon, Martina Kamaka
- Summary of the Gathering of the Pacific conference
-Policy and Research Targets for Diabetes for Native Hawaiians and

Pacific Islanders

10:30 - 12:00pm SCREEN AT 23”
Screen at 23 serves as a model for using research to advance policy and advocacy efforts. The campaign has achieved a lot in three years but there is still the need to raise more awareness and engage more partners in what has truly become a community effort.

10:30 - 11:00am Current Status

- State Resolutions: Where to Next?

Edward Chow, President - San Francisco Health Commission

- Brand and Awareness

David Hawks, Deputy Director - NCAPIP

- Partners, Events, Community

Chihiro Sato, Outreach Officer - Joslin Diabetes Center AADI

11:00 - 12:00pm Expanding Screen at 23 - Stuart Fong, LaShawn McIver, AAPCHO Provider, Sridhar Natesan, Cara James, Antonio Moya

Moderator: Ho Tran

- The Hep B Model, San Francisco

Stuart Fong, Head of Community Health Outreach - Chinese Hospital

- American Diabetes Association Perspective

LaShawn McIver, Senior VP Government Affairs and Advocacy - ADA

- Industry Perspective

Sridhar Natesan, VP Strategic Initiatives & Scientific Relations - Sanofi

- Screening at the National Level

Cara James, Director - OMH, CMS (invited)

- Measuring Impact - Provider Screening Practices

Jeff Caballero, Executive Director - AAPCHO

12:00pm LUNCH

Message from the American Diabetes Association’s Dr. LaShawn McIver

1:00 - 2:30pm AANHPI RESEARCH

Research drives the Coalition’s work; experts will share the latest research and current research environment that connect with the Coalition’s priorities, and explores additional priorities and opportunities with government, private, and academic partners.

1:00 - 1:15pm All of Us Research Program

Dara Richardson-Heron, Chief Engagement Officer - All of Us NIH (invited)

1:15 - 2:30pm AANHPI Diabetes Research Landscape and Screening Practices

- NIH Research Updates

Happy Araneta, Professor, Epidemiology UCSD

- Prevalence of Diagnosed Diabetes and Total Diabetes Among Asian Americans, 2011-2014

Yiling Cheng, Epidemiologist Division of Diabetes Translation, CDC

- Screening Rates for Type 2 Diabetes Among Asian Americans

Elizabeth Tung, Instructor of Medicine, Department of Medicine University of Chicago (invited)

2:30pm - 3:45pm Building consensus: Advancing the Action Plan

Moderators: Winston Wong, Ignatius Bau

Using the day’s discussion, the attendees will participate in establishing next steps for the critical priorities of the AANHPI Diabetes Coalition and its action plan.

3:45 - 4:00pm Wrap up / Endnote: George King



For accomodation, Holiday Inn Brookline (located less than a mile away from Joslin, an 18 minute walk or 8 minute rideshare/taxi) has The AANHPI Diabetes Coalition Courtesy Rate ($219 + tax / night) available for limited number of rooms. You can book directly through this webpage, OR call 617-277-1200 and use the Booking Code: JOS to make your reservation.

Holiday Inn Brookline on Google Maps: https://bit.ly/2IkeNQW

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