Western Chapter


TPAA Western Chapter Presents

2014 Education Meeting

Topic: Update in Alzheimer’s Disease

Featuring Guest Speaker:
Dr. Sirichai Chayasirisobhon
Fellow of American Academy of Neurology
Kaiser Permanente Medical Group

Date: Saturday, May 03, 2014
Time: 5:00pm

Venue: Ruen Pair Restaurant
18219 E. Gale Ave.
City of Industry, CA 91748
Tel:(626) 964-2370

Draft Agenda:
4:00pm: Exhibition By Pharmaceutical Company
5:00pm: Dr. Sirichai Presentation:
Update on Alzheimer’s Disease
6:00pm: Dinner and entertainment by two Thai professional singers

For a printable version, please click here.

November 19.2013_Invitation from Western Chapter Chairperson_Dr. Prem Chantra

Thai Physicians Association of America
Western Chapter
237 Conway Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 475-8936
November 19, 2013
Dear Members of TPAA Western Chapter,
As we are entering the Holiday Season and approaching a new year, our chapter is pleased to host a year-end dinner, to which you and your spouse are cordially invited. The purpose of this gathering is to hold an annual board meeting, to update members about TPAA activities and new officers, to foster relationships among members and most importantly to reach out to potential members whether they be recent graduates or new transplants to western states, many of whom do not receive this email. Therefore, I would very much appreciate it if you will help extend this invitation on my behalf to those newcomers and personally request that they join us on this occasion.
The TPAA Western Chapter wishes to provide members and spouses with opportunities to socialize, meet new friends and exchange ideas while enjoying a delicious Thai buffet dinner and family-style atmosphere. TPAA offers free membership to physicians who are in training or within three years after completion of residency training.
The event will take place on:
DATE:           Saturday December 14, 2013
TIME:            6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
PLACE:        The Original Khun Dang Restaurant
ADDRESS: 8210 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91402
Please RSVP by December 7, 2013 via email, or call 310 475 8936.
Your response is essential and necessary for event planning, and I greatly look forward to greeting all of you and your friends.
Sincerely Yours,
Prem K. Chantra, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology,
UCLA Medical School, Staff radiologist and Director of Breast Imaging at the VA Greater Los Angeles
***Officers of Western Chapter please arrive early to attend annual Board meeting at 5:00 pm***.
Thank you for your participation. Meeting agenda will follow.

September 2012 – Message from the Current Chairperson

Dear Members of TPAA Western Chapter,

I hope that all of you are doing well and enjoying the summer here at home or on vacation.  I am writing to invite all members to attend an evening of dinner and medical education on Saturday October 13, 2012.  Please see the attached file for the time and location.  Detailed Agenda for the evening will follow this letter soon.

I have just returned from the 2012 TPAA All Chapters Convention in Dallas over the Labor Day weekend. The event was hosted by TPAA Southern Chapter and they did a wonderful job at entertaining, nourishing the guests, organizing the community to come and help with many duties.  All in all it was a great success. Congratulations to Dr. Pairoj Pratumrat and his team for a job well done.

At the convention, I took the opportunity to officially announce our plan for 2013 TPAA All Chapters meeting which is the Western chapter’s turn to host. As all of us have received the mailing last month, we are going on a Viking River Cruise along the Danube River to visit Eastern Europe ( 5 countries in 11 days). The sail dates are from August 16 to 26, 2013. I have also attached the information herewith. The 2-for-1 promotion ends in December, 2012. I encourage all of you to make a plan now, before we run out of rooms.

Again, I am looking forward to seeing you at our dinner meeting on October 13 , 2012.

Sincerely Yours,

Prem Chantra


Chairperson, TPAA Western Chapter
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, UCLA Medical School
Staff Radiologist and director of breast Imaging at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Please click here for dinner meeting details



1.  2011 Western Chapter year-end get together

Date:  Friday, December 30,2011from 7.00 PM to 10.00 PM.

Location:  Banana Bay Restaurant in Roland Heights  CA.


2.  2011 Western Chapter Board Meeting and Medical Education Meeting

Date:  Saturday, August 27,2011, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Location:  Banana Bay Restaurant, 18230 Colima Road , Rowland Heights,  CA 91748


5:00 PM          Registration
5.30 PM          Board Meeting
6:30 PM          Dinner
7.30 PM          Lecture    “Dementia” – Sirichai Chayasirisobhon, M.D. FAAN
9.00 PM          Adjourn

3.  2010 Fall Event: Friends and Family Night (With Karaoke and Dance)

Date: Saturday 10/2/2010


5:00pm: Board meeting
6:00pm to 11:00pm: Buffet Dinner, Karaoke and Dance

Location: Garvey Community Center