What is YLC?
The Youth Leadership Conference on Asian and Pacific Islander Health at Stanford University is a four day conference led by the Asian Liver Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine. High school students come from all over the world to sharpen their leadership skills for effecting change in local, national, and global communities.
Conference participants will meet other students interested in making a difference in public health. Leading medical experts, professors, and policymakers will speak on issues of Asian and Pacific Islander health. Students will also have the opportunity to apply the skills they gain and work together in a team outreach project.
Where do participants come from?
Students were exposed to a wide range of speakers during our conference in 2016. They were presented with information from professional leaders who specialize in the fields of business, medicine, law, politics, communications, and health.
Dr. Samuel So, MD: Founder of the Asian Liver Center
Amy Brierley: Assistant Dean of Career Education & Associate Director of Career Communities at Stanford
Mark Daley: Founding partner of Propper Daley, a Los Angeles-based Social Impact Agency
Alex Marie Dainis: PhD researcher in genetics at Stanford and science communicator
Hoan Do: Student success coach and author
Fiona Ma: Chairwoman of the State Board of Equalization
Matt Sakaguchi: Leader of a Site Reliability Engineering team in San Francisco and former police offier
AJ Titong: Communications specialist at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Wil Torres: Associate Director, Stanford Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Alan Wang: Emmy Award-winning television journalist
Liz Wiseman: President of the Wiseman Group
Asian Liver Center
The Asian Liver Center at Stanford University is the first non-profit organization in the United States that addresses the disproportionately high rates of chronic hepatitis B infection and liver cancer in Asians and Asian Americans. Founded in 1996, the center addresses the gaps in the fight against hepatitis B through a four-pronged approach of collaboration, advocacy, research, and education & outreach (CARE). The ultimate goal of the Center is to eliminate the transmission and stigma of hepatitis B, and reduce deaths from liver cancer and liver disease caused by chronic hepatitis B.
Learn more at liver.stanford.edu