The 2016 APAMSA National Conference took place at the University of California-Irvine. It is an annual meeting of all APAMSA (Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association) chapters across the United States. It was a great opportunity for our members to meet and network with other APAMSA members to form productive professional relationships and collaborate. The theme for this year’s conference was “Intersections in Healthcare.” Notable speakers included Dr. Eliza Chin (Executive Director, AMWA), Dr. Peter Jung (Director of Health Services, Peace Corps), and Dr. Ulysses Li (Founder of APAMSA). Members represented Michigan by presenting their research in a poster session and participating workshops held at the conference. Jiajia Huang and Mary Guan were awarded second place in the poster session, out of over 30 presenters. Whit Frohlich, Jeanne Lee, and Britta Han were recognized for their outstanding essays discussing issues important to Asian-American health in the essay competition. Britta Han was elected to the National APAMSA Board as mentor health chair, and Mary Guan was elected co-chair of the Midwest UAAMSA Region (Region VI).

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