142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Leadership Roundtable

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This Asian Pacific Islander Caucus (APIC) session will feature a diverse panel of five Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders who will share their experiences and accomplishments in public health. This session is designed to provide guidance to other AAPI professionals by offering a range of perspectives on public health career development. The panel includes AAPIs from a range of backgrounds with experiences in various health issues and work settings. Many of the panelists are also APHA leaders, so they will also share their pathway to APHA leadership. All of the panelists have made significant contributions to the public health field, often in health topics that disproportionately affect AAPI populations. As such, this is an opportunity to highlight the achievements AAPI leaders have made, while suggesting future direction for public health professionals to develop their careers. This panel is in line with mentorship goals that APIC has outlined, namely, goals of promoting the professional development of APIC members and students through networking and mentoring APIC members for leadership positions within APHA. Mentorship has proven to be an effective way to cultivate leaders, particularly with a new generation of career professionals. To that end, this session can facilitate connections and additional one-on-one mentorship. There will be time for questions and answers after the speakers present, allowing the audience to speak with any panelists they’re interested in hearing from in more depth. By providing the space for informal mentorship that inspires young career professionals, this session provides insights into the leadership possibilities at APHA and in public health in general, as well as help young career professionals further develop their career goals.
Session Objectives: Discuss professional development with Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders in the field. Identify leadership opportunities and areas of career development both within APHA and in the general public health field.
Sherry Chen, MPH, CHES
Walter Tsou, MD, MPH


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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health