Council of Young Filipinx Americans in Medicine



Oct. 10-11, 2020


ISANG BAGSAK: United in Health


National Conference



MISSION: The mission of the Council of Young Filipinx Americans in Medicine (CYFAM) is to promote the leadership development of young Filipinx American physicians and trainees, reinforce the educational pipeline, and address structural inequities in health through Filipinx American advocacy, scholarship, and community partnership.   


VISION: CYFAM’s vision is to embolden leaders to amplify the voice of our members, patients, and community. We will unify the diverse lived experiences of the young Filipinx American physician community. We will equip and empower every Filipinx American medical student, trainee, and physician to be an effective change agent in tackling our community's most pressing health priorities.



Detailed Itinerary with Presenters & Details:
Pacific Daylight Time
OCT. 9, 2020
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Pre-Conference Social
OCT. 10, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
OCT. 11, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
1st Keynote:
Dr. Imelda Dacones
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
Workshop Block:
Pagdiriwang (Celebration)
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
Workshop Block:
Kapwa (Fellowship)
12:25 PM - 1:10 PM
9:20 AM - 10:05 AM
2nd Keynote
Dr. Peter Bretan
10:15 AM - 11:05 AM
Workshop Block: Kalusugan (Health)
11:15 AM - 12:05 PM
Workshop Block: Paroroonan (Our Destination)
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Performance/Break/EXPO Community Orgs (Salamat Yoga)
1:20 PM - 2:10 PM
Research Symposium Session 1: Basic Science and Clinical Medicine 
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
Workshop Block:
Community Building
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
Workshop Block:
2:10 PM - 3:05 PM
Research Symposium Session 2: Public Health
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM
Closing Remarks
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Closing of Conference
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 CYFAM Conference Social
Our Keynote Speakers
Oct. 10: Imelda Dacones, M.D.
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As the president and CEO of Northwest Permanente (NWP), Imelda Dacones, M.D., leads more than 1,700 physicians, clinicians, and administrators at the largest independent, physician-led, and multi-specialty professional corporation in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Together they serve the more than 620,000 members of Kaiser Permanente’s Northwest Region. She also serves as chair of the National Permanente Executive Committee (NPEC) of The Permanente Federation.
Oct. 11: Peter Bretan, M.D.
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Peter N. Bretan Jr., M.D., a urologist and kidney transplant surgeon,  was elected as the 152nd president of the California Medical Association. Dr. Bretan is the first Filipino-American physician to serve as CMA president. Dr. Bretan has served as a CMA trustee and delegate, and is a three-time county medical society president.  He is the current president of the California Urological Association and serves as an adjunct clinical professor at Touro University, where he has taught classes in health care policy for the past 16 years.