Developed in conjunction with

Organizer Hong Kong PHAB Association

Co-organizer The Family and Group Practice Research Centre, Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Sponsor ZeShan Foundation


According to the Statistical Report of Hospital Authority, there are over 26,000 new stroke-survivors and amputees each year. It is one of the major causes leading people to acquire physical disabilities. Adaptation to their mobility limitations, relationship with family members, and future plan are equally important as their physical recovery and self-care ability. This symposium aims to assemble multi-disciplinary efforts to explore the needs of these people with acquired disability, using a holistic approach to care for their psychological well-being.


Date : 2017.09.16(Saturday)

Time : 9:00am – 1:00pm; 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Venue : Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Fee : Free of charge with limited quota, first come first serve.

Language: Mainly in Cantonese. Simultaneous interpretation in Cantonese / English will be provided during the keynote speeches.


To Register:

  1. Return the completed registration form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or
  2. Complete the online registration form at


Registration Deadline: 2017.09.06


“PHAB Symposium 2017” is one of the major 45th anniversary celebration activities of Hong Kong PHAB Association.



To facilitate multi-disciplinary collaborations to support people with acquired disability to integrate into the community.


Who Should Attend

Professionals from social service, health care, counseling, architecture & environmental planning, and insurance sector.


Expected Outcomes

No less than 400 professionals from various disciplines can:

  • Increase their understanding on the psychological needs of people with acquired disability and provide more appropriate support;
  • Further enhance the service quality by exchanges with different disciplines on service approaches and service models.


Key Agendum

A multi-facets approach to explore the psychological well-being of people with acquired disability which includes:

  • Model of psychological well-being
  • Psychological characteristics
  • Family dynamics
  • Purpose in life
  • Environmental influence


Attendance Certificate and Continuing Professional Development

  1. An attendance certificate will be issued to each participant;
  2. This symposium is a recognized training session under the “Voluntary Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme for Registered Social Workers”. Attending social workers will be granted at maximum 10 CDP hours.