APIC Mentoring Roundtable: Emerging leaders in viral hepatitis
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This Asian Pacific Islander Caucus (APIC) session will feature a diverse panel of eight Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders who will share their experiences and knowledge of Hepatitis B and its related issues. Hepatitis B is the most common disease affecting the AAPI population. Thus, this session is designed to provide information regarding to Hepatitis B, as well as to build knowledge and awareness of Hepatitis B disease and prevention. The panel includes AAPIs from a range of backgrounds with years of experiences in Hepatitis B and other public health issues. 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 discuss their experience in this particular health field, while suggesting ways to improve access and discussing prevention strategies for people affected by the disease. This panel is also 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. There will be time for students and young professionals interested in Hepatitis B related health issues to ask questions 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: Assess Hepatitis B related disease burden among Asian American and Pacific Islander population;
Demonstrate innovative ways to increase access to prevention and treatment among those who are affected by the disease.
Identify professional development opportunities for young professionals working in the Hepatitis related health field.
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Organized by: Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health