David Veneziano, June Chan, Nancy Brakensiek, T.H. Lam, MD, Professor at Hong Kong University
In September 2005, the first ACSU in China was held in Beijing. Because of the growing tobacco-related disease epidemic in China, this important training focused on building capacity for improved patient advocacy and tobacco control. National Board President-elect Carolyn Runowicz, National Board member Nancy Brakensiek and California Division COO David Veneziano led the faculty of this first-ever ACSU developed specifically for another country. Portions of the training were held in Mandarin Chinese, and the Eastern and California Divisions assisted in translation of course materials into Mandarin. Leading cancer control professionals from all across China attended this event, which was hosted by the Chinese Anti-Cancer Association (CACA).