2010 Thailand Convention

2010 Agenda

February 1, 2010
CME at Chiang Rai Prachanucroh Hospital (co-sponsored by U. Chiang Mai)
Tour and shopping at Mae Sai

February 2, 2010
CME at Chiang Rai Prachanucroh Hospital (co-sponsored by U. Chiang Mai)
Tour to Doi Tung

February 3, 2010
Tour Wat Longkun and Pohkun Mengrai Museum in Chiang Rai
Lanna Night at Rai Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park

February 4, 2010
Golf at Santiburi Country Club
Tour of temples: Wat Pah Ngao, Wat Prataad Doi Jom Kitti
Tour Chiang Saen, the Golden Triangle and the infamous Opium Museum
BBQ and Karaoke Night by the bank of River Koke in Dusit Island Resort

February 5, 2010
Golf at Water Ford Country Club
Tour Doi Mae Salong (DoiThai Sakura Flora)
Alumni Night

February 6, 2010
TPAA Board of Director Meeting
TPAA Annual General Meeting
Chinese Emperor Style 10-course dinner with dancing and music

February 7, 2010
Check out

February 9-14, 2010
Post convention tour to China (Xianghai, Jowjao, Xujao, Hangjao
and Ooxi) or Japan

2010 Medical Mission

Chiangrai Regional Hospital


The medical mission has been modified from providing
direct patient services to educating the medical staff on
specific topics in various departments such as internal
medicine (e.g. Diabetes care, chronic renal failure
management, allergy and immunology, dermatology),
obstetrics (e.g. Neonatal care), pediatrics, and surgery.


TPAA visited 7 schools in rural Chiangrai and provided
learning materials (e.g. books, stationary, bags)
to the students. Computers were also provided.
Bathroom restorations (including water
tank installations) were completed.

Click here for summary in Thai Thai.


2010 Continuing Medical Education

“Current Trends in Medicine: East Meets West”
Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital
Chiang Rai, Thailand

February 1, 2010

7:30AM – 8:30AM        Registration at Sem Pringpaungkaew Convention Hall

8:30AM – 8:40AM        Opening Remark: Pisit Rangsithienchai, MD., TPAA President
Chiang Mai University Representative
Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital Director

8:40 AM – 9:20 AM       “Influenza-Seasonal and Pandemic”
Tippavan Nagachinta, MD, MPH, DrPH
Center for Global Health, CDC Atlanta

9:20 AM – 10:00 AM     “Influenza-Thailand experiences”
Kumnuan Ungchusak, MD, MPH
Thailand Ministry of Public Health

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM   Discussion (Q&A) – Tippavan Nagachinta, MD.,
Kumnuan Ungchusak, MD.
Moderator: Supalert Nedsuwan MD., MPH,
Chief of Social and Preventive Medicine Department,
Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital

10:20 AM – 10:50AM   Break

10:50AM – 11:30AM   “Imaging Technique for Breast Cancer”
Chintana Paramagul, MD.
Associate Professor
Department of Radiology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

11:30AM – 12:10PM    “Breast Cancer – Guidelines for Screening: A New Controversy”
Malai Muttarak, MD.
Department of Radiology
Chiang Mai University

12:10AM – 12:30AM    Discussion (Q&A) – Malai Muttarak, MD. Chintana Paramagul, MD.
Moderator: Hongsin Trakultivakorn, MD
Department of Surgery
Chiang Mai University

12:30PM – 1:30PM       Lunch sponsor by Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital

1:30PM – 4:00PM         Medical Mission
Dermatology Clinic: Prakit Jeerapaet, MD.  Florida

Internal Medicine Department: Work Shop on Chronic Kidney Disease:
Pusadee Suchinda, MD.

Early Detection and Diagnosis
Treatment Strategy for Delaying ESRD
Management of ESRD
Early Vascular Access
Peritoneal Dialysis
Renal Transplantation
Pro & Con of Cadaveric, Related Living & Non-related Living Donors
Post Transplantation Management

Surgery Department: Advance in Laparoscopy Surgery
Orthopedic Department: Advance in Hand Surgery
Ob-Gyn Department: Advance in Endometriosis Management
ENT Department: Immunotherapy in Allergic Rhinitis

February 2, 2010

7:30AM – 8:30AM        Registration

8:30AM – 8:40AM        Announcement

8:40AM – 9:20AM        “H1N1 Influenza Prevalence in Thailand – Case Study”
Romanee Chaiwarit, MD., Infectious Disease Faculty of Medicine
Chiang Mai University

9:20AM – 10:00AM      “Pulmonary Complications in Influenza”
Mingquan Suksanong, MD.
Infectious Disease, Clinical Assistant Professor,
University of South Florida
College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida

10:00AM – 10:20AM    Discussion (Q&A) – Romanee Chaiwarit, MD., Mingquan Suksanong, MD.
Moderator: Supalert Nedsuwan M.D., MPH,
Chief of Social and Preventive Medicine Department,
Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital

10:20AM – 10:50AM    Break

10:50AM – 11:30AM    “Rheumatic mitral valve disease – Is surgical repair possible?”
Weerachai Nawarawong, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chiang Mai University

11:30AM – 12:10PM    “Aortic valve repair and percutaneous valve replacement –
Are new treatment options better than the standard?”
S. Chris Malaisrie, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

12:10PM – 12:30PM    Discussion (Q&A) – Weerachai Nawarawong, M.D., Chris Malaisrie, M.D.
Moderator: TBD

12:30PM – 1:30PM      Lunch sponsored by Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital

1:30PM – 4:00PM        Medical Mission