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Biomed/Biotech SIG: Community Mental Health Solutions  

9366 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (CCACC HQ 1st Floor Music Room)

Mar 1, 2018    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

“Community Mental Health Solutions”

To be presented by

Huixing Kate Lu, LCSW
Clinic Director, Pan Asian Volunteer Health Clinic (PAVHC), CCACC

Khe-Tai Ma, PhD
MITRE Corporation

       Thursday, March 1, 2018

[**New venue**: CCACC, 9366 Gaither Rd. “1st Floor Music Room”, Gaithersburg, MD]

6:00 – 6:20 PM – Networking; Pizza/drink 
6:20 – 8:50 PM – Program 
8:50 – 9:00 PM – Door-prizes drawing; Networking

Online Registration site: https://asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/35817

Open to Public – 
$5: non-ASQ members to cover pizza/drink cost; 
Free: ASQ members, current job-seekers, CCACC volunteers/employees/members, veterans, senior citizens, past speakers, US PHS Commissioned Corp officers, teachers, students, interns, residents, postdocs, FDA Commissioner’s Fellows, MJ-DC members, NTUAADC members, CAPA members, NTMUADC members, CKUAADC members, NTHUAADC members, NJTUAADC members, FAPAC members, CBA members, AAGEN members, NCARSQA members, OCA-DC members, AAMB members, ACAP members, DC Leaders Club members, BioTrain volunteers, and Tai-Chi classes students in Metropolitan DC.

Location (**New Venue**): CCACC 9366 Gaither Rd. “1st Floor Music Room”, Gaithersburg, MD20877

Registration Deadline: Please register by Thursday noon, March 1, 2018.  
Question: Please contact Dr. C.J. George Chang, Chair of Biomed/Biotech SIG, ASQ509; [email protected] or 240-793-8425 (cell).

Driving directions: By Cars: From I-270 (N or S bound): Take Exit 8 onto Shady Grove Dr. Drive toward east and turn left onto Gaither Rd. The building is on your left after passing a stop sign. By Metro rail: Exit at the Red Line Shady Grove Station. 

I. Feeling Good - Mental Health beyond Medication
In our culture, when we feel sick, we see a doctor for medication. However, when we feel emotionally and mentally disturbed, we often keep it private and suffer through it. When things get out of hand, we resort to psychotropic medication. Medication is a quick and stigma-free solution, but many come with side effects and often times, may not be the ultimate solution to mental wellness. In this presentation, we are proposing a holistic approach to wellbeing. We will also introduce some tips and tricks that may help destressed, and help individuals gain new perspectives. Come join us for a fun discussion.

Huixing Kate Lu is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Kate is also the Clinic Director for the CCACC- Pan Asian Volunteer Health Clinic, a non-profit safety net clinic serving the uninsured and underinsured in Montgomery County. Apart from clinic administrative responsibilities, Kate also provides free psychotherapy and behavioral counseling for community members who have limited access to professional mental health services.  Kate graduated from Washington University in St Louis, School of Social Work. She has previous work experience with DC government and in Montgomery County.

II. Moving Beyond Depression – by Faith, Hope and Love
According to the report from American Medical Association, US spent $201 billion in 2016 to treating mental disorders, making it the most costly medical problems, even exceeding heart conditions ($147 billion). Mental disorders also cost life and unstable for the society/community and deep suffering for individual and family. In addition to the medical treatment, this presentation will focus on how to helping and supporting individuals and families dealing with depression from a faith based approach to bring the peace of mind, hope, love and faith to the family during these periods of time. This presentation also encourages our community leader(s) to focus on:

Leading the effort for assisting individuals and families dealing with depression (initial focus on awareness in the campus environment)
Teaming with medical professionals to establish focus groups in their local area
Teaming with faith based organization (e.g., local church and other non-profit organization) to promote awareness of available support for young people suffering with depression.

Dr. Khe-Tai Ma has more than thirty-five years of working experience with Westinghouse Electric, AT&T Bell Labs., BBN/Genuity, GTE/Verizon, Marconi, and MITRE. He held various technical and senior management positions in energy and telecom industries. In addition to serve the Public Interests in his MITRE career, he also commit his experience, energy and talent as a volunteer for homeless, family with depression, church and give back to the communities where he live and work. He engages beyond his daily work, and contributes to better lives and conditions for people in need.  Dr. Ma’s professional experiences include: Technologies Development & Engineering, Systems Integration, Business/Market Development, Business/Service/Network Management, Operation, Risk Management and Process Engineering.  

As an invited speaker for various conference/seminars, Dr. Ma holds more than 50 awards and acknowledgements from various organizations for his outstanding contributions in telecommunication, energy management, and system engineering.  He published several seminar workbooks, more than twenty journal/ proceeding papers and hundreds of internal technical/business reports and specifications. Dr. Ma also served as an Adjunct Professor of the College of Engineering, University of South FL in Tampa and as an Advisor for the College of Business, University of Dallas in Texas for telecom MBA Program.  He has been serving as a Co-Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Communications, ACTA Press (HQ in Canada), since 2011. 

In the course of Dr. Ma and Ms. Yuan-Hsiang Ma (李園祥) 38 years of marriage, they established a living, faithful and appreciative relationship (“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine – Song of Solomon 6:3). Especially after her 2014 cancer diagnosis, they realized that life is like smoke, appearing only briefly, and that every moment should be cherished. Ms. Ma dedicated herself wholeheartedly to missions, teaching the Bible, witnessing to others, taking care of those less fortunate. After she rest in God’s hand on Oct 10, 2016, Dr. Ma lead the effort for assisting individuals and families dealing with depression and teaming with medical professionals and faith-based organization to promote awareness for supporting people suffering with anxiety and depression. 

This event is cosponsored by Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc. (CCACC, www.ccacc-dc.org), NTU Alumni Association DC Chapter (www.ntuaadc.org), and Chinese American Professional Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC (www.capadc.org).