Institute of Ageing - Launch Conference Institute of Ageing

 CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing Launch Conference 2015
"Creating Age-Friendly Communities"

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With the theme of "Creating Age-Friendly Communities", the conference brings together prominent scholars around the world as well as renowned not-for-profit organizations to participate and share their vision to building age-friendly communities. Speakers include distinguished scholars from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the United States. Topics covered in the conference include Redesigning Communities for Aged Society, the Age-Friendly City movement led by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Frailty and Geriatric Syndromes as well as Age-friendly Hospital and Service.


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8 October 2015 (Thursday)


Shaw Auditorium, Postgraduate Education Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sha Tin


Programme Rundown and Presentations

Open Ceremony

Welcoming Remarks
Prof Joseph Sung SBS JP
Vice-Chancellor and President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Opening Address
Mr Anthony W K Chow SBS JP
Deputy Chairman, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Officiating Address
Mr Matthew Cheung GBS JP
Secretary for Labour and Welfare, HKSAR Government


A Philanthropist's Understanding of the Ageing Challenge in Hong Kong

Mr Leong Cheung
Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Modern Ageing and Joint Learning

Dr William Haseltine
Chairman and President, Access Health International

Dr Chang Liu presentation
Managing Director, Access Health International

Dr Wong Sweet Fun presentation
Chief Transformation Officer, Alexandra Health System, Singapore 


Redesigning Communities for Aged Society

"Experience in Japan" presentation
Prof Hiroko Akiyama
Institute of Gerontology, The University of Tokyo, Japan

"Importance of Space Audit" presentation
Prof Ng Mee Kam
Department of Geography and Resource Management
The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Panel Discussion

Session 1: Hong Kong Jockey Club Age-Friendly City Movement

"Age-Friendly City Project in Hong Kong"
Prof Jean Woo
Director, CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing
Mrs Teresa Tsien
Director, Institute of Active Ageing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr Carol Ma
Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies;
Associate Director, Office of Service-Learning, Lingnan University
Dr Vivian Lou
Director, Sau Po Centre on Ageing, The University of Hong Kong


Session 2: Frailty and Geriatric Syndromes

"Community Frailty Screening" presentation
Dr Ruby Yu
Research Assistant Professor;
Research Fellow of CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

"Comparison of Frailty in Beijing and Hong Kong" presentation
Prof Piu Chan
Beijing Institute of Geriatrics, Beijing, China


Symposium: Age-friendly Hospital and Service

"Age-friendly hospital"                                                                                               presentation
Prof Timothy Kwok
Deputy Director, CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

"Dementia friendly ward" presentation
Dr Maria Chui
General Manager (Nursing Service)
Shatin Hospital & Bradbury Hospice, Hospital Authority


Concluding Remarks

Prof Jean Woo
Director, CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing