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Recognizing B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship recipient Dr. Kendall Ho

Recognizing B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship recipient Dr. Kendall Ho

British Columbia’s Medal of Good Citizenship recognizes British Columbians who have acted in a particularly generous, kind or selfless manner for the common good without expectation of reward. Dr. Kendall Ho, emergency physician at Vancouver General Hospital, digital emergency medicine researcher and professor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, is one of the 31 people receiving this accolade this year for his contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebrating Dr. Kendall Ho

The Medal of Good Citizenship was presented to Kendall by Honourable George Heyman, B.C. Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and MLA for Vancouver-Fairview during a virtual ceremony on March 24.

“I feel very fortunate that, during this challenging time of COVID, I can contribute my medical and language skills, and work with many dedicated people and organizations in B.C. to help provide meaningful support to our community members in their times of need,” said Kendall. “I am deeply humbled by this award, and it should be rightly shared with all the folks with whom I have the pleasure of collaborating.”

Watch the 2021 ceremony: Medal of Good Citizenship – YouTube

About the Medal of Good Citizenship

Launched in 2015, the Medal of Good Citizenship is one way for British Columbians to recognize people for their contributions and dedication to community service. The medal reflects their generosity, service, acts of selflessness and contributions to community life. Nominations for the Medal of Good Citizenship are accepted year round, and British Columbians are encouraged to submit people they know who have been particularly kind, generous or self-sacrificing without expectation of reward.

Learn more: Medal of Good Citizenship recipients – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Randeep Sarai, MP, acknowledges the iCON team for our work on chronic disease prevention and self-management

On March 25th, 2021, during the 2nd Session of the 43rd Parliament, Mr. Randeep Sarai, MP, acknowledged the work of Dr. Gulzar Cheema, Chief Medical Officer, iCON South Asian Division, and the iCON team for our work on chronic disease prevention and self-management.

In his statement, he said the following:

Madam Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Dr. Gulzar Cheema and iCON for their work supporting multicultural and multilingual communities, patients and caregivers across British Columbia. Their work includes community education, knowledge sharing and technology of chronic disease prevention and self-management.

Dr. Cheema has been the leader of the South Asian portfolio of iCON since 2008. His work includes engaging communities and educating patients in the Indo-Canadian community on critical health issues, including the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Through public health forums and community workshops to help patients and families optimize best practices in chronic disease prevention and self-management, Dr. Cheema’s leadership at iCON has helped the organization reach over 7,000 Punjabi-speaking patients.

I thank Dr. Cheema and iCON for their work and dedication to health care for multicultural communities in our region.

Read the full statement here.

Thank you for participating in the 2021 South Asian Health Forum!

South Asian Health Forum 2021: Living Well with Arthritis and Osteoporosis

iCON thanks everyone who attended the 2021 South Asian Health Forum, “Living Well with Arthritis and Osteoporosis,” on March 13, 2021 and March 20, 2021. You can now view the videos online, if you missed the event.

Session 1: Osteoporosis

Session 1 of the South Asian Health Forum took place on Saturday, March 13th. This session provided information on the risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of Osteoporosis.

The event was held in Punjabi and Hindi. You can watch a complete video of Session 1: Osteoporosis here: https://youtu.be/8hQbjqMV1us

Session 2: Arthritis

Session 2 of the South Asian Health Forum took place on Saturday, March 20th. This session provided information on the risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of Arthritis.

The event was held in Punjabi and Hindi. You can watch a complete video of Session 2: Arthritis here: https://youtu.be/MpuKSWhBIIA

The iCON team would like to thank our media and community partners, health exhibitors, supporters, participants, and speakers for contributing to the success of our virtual health forum this year.

Thank you for participating in the 2021 Chinese Health Forum!

2021 Chinese Health Forum: Take Charge of Your Health – Preventing and Managing Stroke

On Saturday, March 6th and Sunday, March 7th, 2021, iCON hosted the 2021 virtual Chinese Health Forum: “Take Charge of Your Health – Preventing and Managing Stroke”.

This FREE online, interactive forum included a panel of 7 health experts from different disciplines, namely Dr. Thomas Ho (family physician), Dr. Samuel Yip (neurologist), Dr. Richard Ho (rehabilitation medicine specialist), Dr. Tigerson Young (registered psychologist), Jo Jo Wang (registered dietitian), Wendy Lam (occupational therapist), and Winnie Lau (registered psychiatric nurse).

During the 2 day event, the panel discussed the early detection, risk factors, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of stroke. Specific topics included:

  • Preventing stroke:  tips for lowering your risk of stroke
  • How to recognize the symptoms of stroke
  • What to do in times of emergency – When to seek help and treatment when you experience a stroke
  • Post stroke management: techniques for managing your physical and mental health after a stroke
  • Where and how to access support in the community

The presentations were delivered in Cantonese, with Mandarin and English live interpretation. Both sessions were very well attended, with over 2000 participants in total from across BC, Canada, and the world.

You can watch the recordings for Part 1 here:

You can watch the recordings for Part 2 here:

The iCON team would like to thank our media and community partners, health exhibitors, supporters, participants, and speakers for contributing to the success of our virtual health forum this year.