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Pre-Conference Symposium

Inter-sectorial collaborations to advance health in the community –
the interplay between academic institutions and non-governmental organizations

Date:  28 October 2014 (Tue)
Time: 6:15pm – 9:15pm
Venue: LT-6, Academic building 1, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong SAR
Admission: Free of charge (limited seats)
Organizer: Hong Kong Society of Behavioral Health

The Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) contribute significantly to improving public's health in the broader context of primary care. It is a very important and vital part of healthy cities. Whilst it offers health promotion and rehabilitative services for the general public and patients in an ambulatory setting, its front-line services, mission and visions should match with the community's needs in a timely manner. Changes in disease prevalence, technological advances and population mobility will mean that the public’s needs are changing. The purpose of this satellite symposium is to illustrate how academic professionals may contribute to identify community needs by proper population-based research to inform services offered by the NGOs. On the other hand, the NGOs may also reflect the service gaps and share exemplary service models for evaluation by academic professionals. The symposium showcases some fruitful collaboration, and also provides an opportunity for sharing experience with international organizations.


Time Events
6:15pm Welcome
6:20pm Presentation Topic: HIV/AIDS
NGO: Mr. Andrew Chidgey (CEO, AIDS Concern)
Academic institution: Prof. Joseph Lau (JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
6:45pm Presentation Topic: Cancer Prevention
NGO: Prof. Sydney Tang (Executive Committee member, The Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society)
Academic institution: Prof. Martin Wong (JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
7:10pm Presentation Topic: Diabetes
NGO: Dr. Lee Ka Fai, President of Diabetes Hongkong
Academic institution: Prof. Ronald Ma (Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
7:35pm Tea Break
7:45pm Presentation Topic: Medication Non-compliance
NGO: Prof. William Chui (President, The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Hong Kong)
Academic institution: Prof. Vivian Lee (School of Pharmacy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
8:10pm Presentation Topic: Personal recovery in mental health services: System transformation
NGO: Ms. Sania Yau (CEO, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association)
Academic institution: Prof. Winnie Mak (Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
8:35pm Free Discussion and Sharing
Prof. Martin Wong (JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Ms. Lilian Law (Executive Director, The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong)
9:05pm Concluding Remarks
9:15pm End

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About Hong Kong Society of Behavioral Health
The Hong Kong Society of Behavioral Health is a professional association that has the vision to promote population health through interdisciplinary action. It has over 100 members coming from both academic institutions and community organizations, including senior academicians and heads of NGOs. Their disciplines include public health, clinical science, clinical and health psychology, allied health, nutritional sciences, health communication, medical sociology, medical anthropology, pharmacy and more. It is hence a truly inter-disciplinary platform for fostering collaborations to make a difference. Recently it becomes an organization member of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine, hence fosters further international collaborations on behavioral research. Society’s website https://sites.google.com/site/hksocbh/home

Enquiries and information
Ms. Mary Ip (Email: hksocbh@gmail.com Tel: (852) 2252-8724)


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Email: hcpo@hohcs.org.hk