APHA Annual Meeting @ San Diego Convention Center
Nov 10 – Nov 14 all-day

“Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now”

Join us for a rewarding and powerful experience by helping prepare and develop APHA 2018! Please use these updated links to get involved and make APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting the best yet.

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Understanding Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias @ St. Francis Kūpuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building, 5th Floor Executive Conference Room
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Whether it’s information on healthier living, aging in place, or being prepared for the your future healthcare needs, St. Francis Healthcare System partners with experts to ensure you can age successfully. Classes are $10 each.

All sessions will be held at the St. Francis Kūpuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building, 5th Floor Executive Conference Room unless otherwise indicated. Space is limited. Contact Maylynn Wong to register today at or (808) 547-8138.

Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Learn about the warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Learn tips and techniques to use with your loved one.Speaker: Lyn Moku, Alzheimer’s Association.

Living with Diabetes: How to Take Control @ The Queen's Conference Center
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes. In 2015, nearly 1 in 4 four adults living with diabetes – 7.2 million Americans – didn’t even know they had the condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How can you live a long and full life with diabetes?

Find out with Lisa L. Wong, MD, FACP, endocrinologist at The Queen’s Medical Center.

  • How is diabetes diagnosed?
  • What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?
  • What can you eat if you have diabetes?
  • Where can you find help and support?
  • What are some new treatment options?

Space is limited. Reservations are required. Register online or call The Queen’s Referral Line at 691-7117.

Parking is available for a $5 flat rate with validation in the Physicians Office Building III, which is recommended since it is the closest to the Queen’s Conference Center. Enter from Lauhala St. You can also park at the Physicians Office Building I and Miller parking garages for the same $5 flat rate with validation.

Can’t make the lecture? Watch the recording online about 2 weeks after the event on Queen’s YouTube channel: QMCHawaii. Click here to check out our past lectures on stress, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, bone health, weight loss and more.

Power Partnerships & Growth Strategies in an Alternative Payment Model Environment
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
11/18 Mits Aoki Legacy Foundation 4th Annual Meeting and Community Service Award @ Church of the Crossroads
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Please join us to recognize the outstanding work of Kōkua Mau and the presentation of the 2018 Mitsuo Aoki Community Service Award to Jeannette Kojane, Kōkua Mau’s own Executive Director.

11:30-12:00 Registration

12:00-12:15 Welcome and Prayer

12:16-12:30 2018 Mits Aoki Legacy Foundation Community Service Award

12:31-1:00 Buffet Luncheon

1:01-2:00 Panel Discussion: Our Care Our Choice

2:00-2:30 Q & A



Dr. Aoki’s work focused on holistic healing and end-of-life care. With that in mind, the Panel Discussion “Our Care, Our Choice” will explore how this new state law will allow individuals who are terminally ill, under specific circumstances, to request medications which will give them the choice to die on their own terms.

Our Care, Our Choice Panelists:

  • Sister Joan Chatfield, M.M., Ph.D., Moderator:
  • Jeannette Kojane, M.P.H., Executive Director, Kōkua Mau
  • Rae Seitz, M.D., Palliative Care Physician
  • Clarence Liu, M.A., M.Div., Hospice Chaplain
  • Alan Gamble, D.C.S.W., L.C.S.W.

The buffet luncheon will be sponsored by the Mits Aoki Legacy Foundation.

For details about the panelist please visit our website or download the flyer.

11/29 Kōkua Mau Monthly Meeting @ Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin
Nov 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

November 29 we will have an interesting hands-on presentation about TFT or Thought Filed Therapy by Dr. Caroline Sakai. We hope you can join us for this special presentation.

Caroline E. Sakai, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice, who was formerly chief psychologist at Kaiser Hawaii Behavioral Health Services. She’s deployed on trauma relief missions to New Orleans and Rwanda. She has published articles on Thought Field Therapy, EMDR, and domestic violence, and her book “Overcoming Adversity: How Energy Tapping Transforms Your Life’s Worst Experiences – A Primer for Posttraumatic Growth”. See her website at

Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is the original energy tapping methodology developed by clinical psychologist Roger Callahan. It is a self-treatment that utilizes the acupoints used in acupuncture and acupressure. TFT has been used effectively with posttraumatic stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, chronic pain, phobias and many other conditions and symptoms. It can be done by tapping or massaging the acupoints, and can be also be done by mentally focusing on the points once the treatment protocols are mastered. It is beneficial for practitioners who do the treatment on themselves while the client does the treatment on themselves, and both experience the benefits. Caretakers can do the treatments as bilateral massage of the acupoints on the patient. TFT protocols can be adapted for very young children, people with cognitive or other serious challenges, as well as infants and animals.

While there are various levels of treatment, the basics can be learned readily and Caroline will demonstrate and teach examples focused on our ‘Ohana working in palliative care settings.

Please access to the temple campus is from driveway off Lusitana Street, not the Pali Highway. There is plenty of free parking all around the buildings on campus but it is suggested to park in the top parking lot. Map on our website.

Take the first right on the Pali Highway after the merge with the H1 turn-off. Take a right on Lusitania and the driveway into the temple campus is to your right. There is a second entrance on the makai side, right after the bus stop, if you missed it. We are grateful for the temple to host our meetings.

How to Improve Your Hospice CAHPS Survey Scores
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Mobile Device Risks & Compliance Rules: Implementing Strategic BYOD & COPE Policies
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
How to Create a Culture of Excellence from the Top Down
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
6th Cross Cultural Health Care Conference @ Ala Moana Hotel
Jan 25 – Jan 26 all-day

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The Hawai’i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education (HCCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Hawai’i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.