ACMAV Health Promotion Trust
ACMAV has for many years maintained a strong charitable focus, previously executed via the ACMAV Foundation. With the gradual shift towards educational and health promotion activities to benefit healthcare within the Chinese Community of Victoria, the charitable focus is now embodied within the ACMAV Health Promotion Trust.
The ACMAV Health Promotion Trust is a registered charity through the Australian Charities and Non-Profits Commission.
ACMAV Health Promotion initiatives
Emerging Therapies in Diabetes – 19 April 2016
Dr Georgia Soldatos, endocrinologist, kindly updated our medical members on current and emerging therapies in Diabetes and their particular relevance in treating Chinese patients.
Updates in Melanoma Management – 23 March 2016
A multidisciplinary panel of surgeons, oncologists, and consumer representatives discussed diagnosis, management options, and patient experiences in melanoma.
Chinese Cancer Screening Activity – 8 March 2016
In conjunction with Cancer Council Victoria and the Eastern Melbourne Primary Healthcare Network (PHN) ACMAV held a Cancer Screening Forum to discuss strategies to improve Cancer Screening in the Chinese population.
Obesity and Bariatric Surgery in the Chinese Population – 9 December 2015
Dr Salena Ward held an education session with updates on issues in obesity management and the role of bariatric surgery, with special focus on its impact in the Chinese community.
Forgotten Causes of Hypertension – 21 October 2015
Dr Jun Yang conducted an interactive seminar on modern management of hypertension, highlighting a unique case of secondary hypertension in a Chinese patient – most relevant to medical practitioners treating this population.
Hepatitis B: “B aware” – 19 May 2015
For this special event ACMAV partnered with Hepatitis Victoria and formed a multidisciplinary panel of experts to educate and discuss issues around diagnosis and screening of Hepatitis B in the Chinese population.
Occupational Respiratory Medicine – 28 February 2015
This seminar from Dr Ryan Hoy addressed occupational exposure and risks of respiratory disease.
ACMAV Jade Moon Charity Ball – 6 September 2014
The ACMAV Jade Moon Charity Ball was held on 6 September 2014 at the Park Hyatt and proudly supported by Derryn Hinch; Victorian Minister for Health, The Honourable David Davis; Melbourne City Council; the Victorian Multicultural Commission; Hepatitis Victoria; and the Chinese Cancer Society of Victoria.
Jade Ribbon Campaign – Hepatitis B Awareness – March 2014
In March 2014 ACMAV launched the Jade Ribbon Campaign in conjunction with Hepatitis Victoria promoting awareness of Hepatitis B. This was marked by a ceremony at Federation Square including a traditional Chinese Lion Dance.