This new, interactive educational Ginger event will be held in person at the Joslin Diabetes Center.
Patients, their families and caregivers, health professionals in clinical practice, research, and health advocacy will come together to learn, network, and collaborate together.
The AADI will share its updates and bring experts to discuss the latest findings around diabetes among Asian Americans – treatments, management, education, technologies, screenings, and prevention.
Participants will learn actionable next steps for screening, better managing diabetes, and advocacy actions they can take in their specialized fields or in their communities.
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Ginger Forum 2023 Agenda.pdf
Joslin’s Ginger Forum 2023
State and Future of Diabetes among Asian Americans
Saturday, October 21st at Joslin Diabetes Center
Patients, their families and caregivers, health professionals in clinical practice, research, and health advocacy will come together to learn, network, and collaborate together. The Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) will share its updates and bring experts to discuss the latest findings around diabetes among Asian Americans – treatments, management, education, technologies, screenings, and prevention. Participants will learn actionable next steps for screening, better managing diabetes, and advocacy actions they can take in their specialized fields or in their communities.
*The panel portion will be recorded and will be disseminated to a wider audience after the event.
9:30am Welcome video message by Mayor Michelle Wu (requested)
9:35-9:40am Keynote: Dr. George L. King
9:45am Morning Panel: “State of Diabetes among Asian Americans”
9:45-10:20am Panel 1. Diabetes among Asian Americans
Moderator: Dr. Henry He
- “Experiences with Asian American patients” Dr. Om Ganda, Joslin Diabetes Center, Dr. Lucy Chie, Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center
- “Latest findings on research, technology, prevention, reversing diabetes among Asian Americans, and what to come in the future” Drs. Sanjeev Mehta and Marc Yu, Joslin Diabetes Center
10:20-10:55am Panel 2. What can YOU do?
Moderators: Ms. Shunee Yee, CSOFT & Ms. Chihiro Sato, Joslin Diabetes Center
- “Overall wellness, diabetes prevention and management” Dr. Frank Hu, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
- “Stress management and mental wellness” Dr. Persis Commissariat, Joslin Diabetes Center
- “Physical activities and balance” Dr. Sally Ho, Ho Physical Therapy
11:15-11:50am Panel 3. Advocacy for Asian American Health
Moderator: Mr. Leverett Wing, Commonwealth Seminar
- “Challenges among immigrants” Dr. Tam Nguyen, Boston College
- “Community engagement” Exec. Dir. of the Asian Community Fund at the Boston Foundation Ms. Danielle Kim
- “Staying active in local politics” Quincy City Councilor Nina Liang
11:50-12:25pm Discussion: “How to bring it into our communities”
Moderators: Dr. Tam Nguyen, Boston College & Ms. Julia Li, Joslin Diabetes Center
- Takeaways from three panels, living with diabetes, and how to overcome its challenges
- Q&A, Open Discussion: What can AADI do for the community in the future, future format for educational events
12:30pm-2:00pm Luncheon & Networking *AADI and ponsor tables at this time
Endnote: Ms. Chihiro Sato
About the AADI
In response to the rising rates of diabetes in the Asian American population and the lack of culturally relevant research, clinical care, and education, Joslin Research Director George L. King, MD, and supporters of Joslin Diabetes Center established the Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) in 2000.
Goals of the AADI
- Study diabetes in the Asian American population and disseminate Joslin’s research findings to healthcare providers and Asian American communities.
- Provide diabetes education through innovative and culturally appropriate materials and outreach programs
- Design and implement clinical treatment programs for Asian Americans
- Collaborate with local, national and international organizations to raise diabetes awareness
- Incorporate diverse community voices to promote health equity