Dear NATMA Members and Colleagues,
In 2008, we have witnessed great turmoil and uncertainty in Taiwan’s political landscape, Wall Street’s ongoing meltdown, and a domestic and international economic crisis and recession of historic proportions. In spite of all this, thanks to the hard work, dedication, and generosity of the members and donors of NATMA, we can be proud to reflect on the many achieved goals and accomplishments of NATMA during this past year.
Over 400 people, including 50 second generation Taiwanese-Americans and 6 previous NATMA Presidents, attended our Annual Dinner. Along with this, 10 CME credits were offered. I would like to personally thank all the organizers and participants of this event for an outstanding job well done!!
One of my goals for NATMA is to continue to recruit more retired doctors, along with a new class of Medical students and residents to our growing family and community. In order to attract and accommodate the ongoing growth of NATMA and 2G,We need to consolidate our headquater, so we have created a new Executive Director position. I am pleased to announce that Dr. Han Chiang 江漢塗 has stepped up to the challenge and accepted the Executive Director position. Dr. Chiang has tremendous passion and heart for NATMA, and will bring with him a wide array of technical skills and experience to the organization. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Chiang on his new position!!
I have several announcements and action items for you to mark on your calendars. We will be having International Medical Missions and tours to the Dominican Republic from March 5-13, 2009. The First Lady will be the host for the mission. Along with the rewarding sense of accomplishment that comes with helping out the world community, there will be a great number of amenities for us to enjoy in the Dominican Republic including beautiful golf courses, gorgeous beaches, and scenic, breathtaking views, all of which make for a good and memorable family outing. There is a maximum person limit of 50 attendees, so be sure to sign up quickly to reserve your spot. On November 7, 2009, another medical mission will take place, this time in a remote, central mountain and southern Taiwan beach. This meeting will again offer CME credits, so be sure to also sign up for this mission as soon as possible.
NATMA was established 24 years ago with a clear focus on participating in fund raising activities , servicing the Taiwanese medical community and enriching the thread with our homeland and country of Taiwan (not China). I am confident that the goals and visions we share for NATMA in this upcoming year are realistic and within our grasp. In the words of United States President Barack Obama, “Know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.” Only with your continued support, can NATMA build towards a better tomorrow.
Dr. Jung T Tsai
九月五日三天年會,在新州紐瓦克機場Marriott hotel舉行,全程由NATMA 2G第二代主講,,學術題目引人,內容豐富,且牙醫護及藥品研發並顧,看到年青人在醫藥界的崛出表現”青出於藍,而勝於藍”我們竟然有無盡的成就感。参與會員也頒十小時的CME,感謝翁仁田,陳燦世的貢獻。晚會請來民進黨主席 蔡英文女士主講’台灣的前途”並接受李汝城盼發”林一洋演講獎”中外來賓約四百人,寧聽這位臺灣明曰之星的想法和看法.並為她募款一萬元,感謝慷慨解囊的會員.許正雄也頒獎五位年青學術獎金,每位一千元。當晚傾盆大雨,第二天却風和日麗,讓参與鄭國竇Manhattan遊艇的九十位會員家屬,滿載而歸。最後更要感謝創會會長周烒明夫婦,及楊次雄夫婦,鄭天助夫婦,王政卿夫婦,林榮松,林益顯,許正雄等七位前總會長的参加。他們年復一年的参與,給薪火的傳遞平添助力。
敬祝 身體健康,新年快樂! 總會會長 蔡榮聰 敬上