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Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops Organized

Family-based caregiving under transforming regimes: Challenges and opportunities in Asian societies in the 3rd Transforming Care Conference, thematic panel session organized and convened by Wong, P.K.S. – held at the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy (26-28 June 2017)
Report on Better Protection of Legal Rights for Vulnerable Victims / Witnesses, co-organized by the Department of Social Work, CUHK and the Civil Society Law Reform Committee by Wong, P.K.S. – held at CUHK (1 April 2017)
Symposium on How to improve the legal protection and support services for victims of sexual assault who have intellectual disability (ID) by Wong, P.K.S. – held at CUHK (9 December 2016)

 

Conference Presentations/ Participations

2019
Cheung, M.C., Yip, J., Wong, C. S. H. (2019, May 21-24). Quality of life among Young Female Adolescents with Regular Daily Use of Electronic/Video Games in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the IISES International Academic Conference, London, United Kingdom.
Cheung, M.C., Yip, J., Wong, C. S. H. (2019, April 1-3). Influence of Computer and Smartphone Usage on Quality of Life in Young Female Adolescents in Hong Kong. Paper presented at 2019 International Symposium on Education and Psychology (ISEP 2019). Fukuoka International Congress Center, Fukuoka, Japan
2018
Cheung, M.C., Yip, J., Fok, L., Kwok, G. (2018, June 28-30). Prevalence of pain and mood symptoms in female adolescents with early signs of scoliosis. Paper presented at 2018 International Health Conference, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Wong, P. K. S. (2018, July) Expanding career opportunities with tertiary qualification? – Employment experiences of college graduates with visual disabilities in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the The Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2018. Dublin, Ireland.
2017
Chan K.C., Lai D.W., Yau S. (2017, September). Management of residual symptoms and psychotropic medication side-effects among older and soon-to-be old adults with chronic mental illness. Paper presented at the 13th International Congress of The European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS 2017). Nice, France.
Chan, W.C.H. (2017, July). Self-competence in death work: How may helping professionals live and work well? Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society, Lisbon, Portugal.
Chan, W.C.H. (2017, July). Meaning in life of helping professionals in Hong Kong: Associations with their perceived self-competence in death work. Paper presented at the International Meaning Conference: Joining forces in practice and research, London, United Kingdom.
Chan, W.C.H. (2017, May). Decision on donating bodies after death: Views of general public in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Practice Research, Hong Kong, China.
Kwok G., Yip J., Cheung M. C., Yick K. L., (2017, May 4-6). Development of Posture Correction Tank-Top Synchronized with Biofeedback Muscle Training for Adolescents with Early Scoliosis. Paper presented at 12th SOSORT International Conference on Scoliosis, Lyon, France, (p.63-64).
Cheung, M.C., Yip, J., Fok, LH. Kwok, G. (2017, May). Health-related quality of life in adolescents with mild scoliosis. Paper presented at the 31st International Academic Conference, London, United Kingdom.
Wong, P.K.S., Yeung, R.C.F, & Fung, M.H.Y. (2017, June). Impact of Caring on Hong Kong Family Caregivers of People with Disabilities. Paper presented at the 3rd Transforming Care Conference: Innovation and Sustainability, Milan, Italy.
2016
Chu, C.Y., Chan K.C. (2016, December). A Qualitative Study on Carer-Resident Relationship and Functional Status Change in Older Adults Receiving Residential Long-term Care. Paper presented at the 2016 International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) Asian Regional Meeting. Taipei, Taiwan.
Chan K.C., Sadavoy J. (2016, October). A Cost-effective Approach of Identifying Community-dwelling Elders with Possible Dementia through Periodic Mini-Cog Screening. Paper presented at The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) 2016 New Zealand Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
Chan, K.C. (2016). Invited lecture titled "A Novel Approach in Identifying Elders with Possible Cognitive Impairment through Periodic Screenings". 6th International Summer University. Jinan, China.
Chan, W.C.H., Lee, W., & Ling, H.S. (2016, June). Use of Clinical Data in Medical Social Work Practice: Relationship of Family Members’ Information Collected before Patients’ Death and Their Bereavement Conditions. Paper presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2016, Seoul, Korea.
Chan, W.C.H. (2016, June). From Practice Wisdom to Practice-Based Research: Reflections on a Project Focusing on Self-Competence of Helping Professionals in Death Work. Paper presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2016, Seoul, Korea.
Chan, W.C.H., Wong, B., Kwok, T., & Ho, F. (2016, June). Grief of family caregivers of persons with dementia in Hong Kong: Exploring differences between groups. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Singapore.
Cheung, M.C., & Chan, A.S. (2016, June). Impact of Perceived Social Support on the Cognitive Function of Chinese Elderly. Paper presented at the International Hokkaido Forum – Organizational Behavior, Psychology and Education, Sapporo, Japan.
Kwok G., Yip J., Cheung M.C., Yick K. L., Tse C.Y., Ng S.P. (2016, June) Posture Training Tank-Top For Adolescent Patients with Mild Idiopathic Scoliosis Synchronized with Electromyographic Signal. Paper presented at the Textile Summit and Postgraduate Student Conference, Hong Kong, China.
Kwok, G., Yip, J., Cheung, M.C., Yick, K.L., Tse, C.Y., & Ng S.P. (2016, January) Behavioral Training of Paraspinal Muscles in Sitting Position with Biofeedback for Adolescent Patients with Mild Idiopathic Scoliosis. Paper presented at the CPCE Health Conference: Aging, Health and Long Term Care – Integrity, Innovation and Sustainability, Hong Kong, China.
Wong, P.K.S. & Chow, A.Y.M. (2016, June). The Role of Relational Self-Determination in the Personal Well-being of Adults with Mild Intellectual Disabilities in Hong Kong – A Preliminary Study. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Singapore.
2015
Chan, K.C., Sadavoy, J. (2015, October13-16). Concerns of using Mini-Cog to screen Chinese elders for cognitive impairment. 2015 International Congress, International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA). Berlin
Chan, L.F., Yau, S., Lai, D.W.L., & Chan, K.C. (2015, October 19-22) Comorbidity of medical illness among soon-to-be-old and aging adults with mental illness in Hong Kong: Implications for the Directions of Service Provision. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) Asia/Oceanic 2015 Congress. Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Chan, K.C. (2015, July 6). Wellness Centre: an evidence-guided approach in promoting early, equitable and culturally-relevant mental health access for Toronto Chinese elders. International Symposium - Social Work and Social Inclusion: Local Challenges in a Global Context, 6th International Summer University. Jinan, China.
Chan, K.C., Wong, A.T., & Leung, T.K. (2015, January 5-6). Golden Dreams of Elders in Hong Kong. Conference on Aging – Putting Aging Research and Clinical Practice in Cultural Context. Dept. of Psychology, CUHK & Gerontological Society of America. Hong Kong. (Workshop)
2014
Chan, K.C., & Sadavoy, J. (2014, October 23-26). Single-session educational intervention promoting positive post-screening help-seeking for elders with possible dementia and depression. 2014 International Meeting, International Psychogeriatic Association. Beijing, China.
Chan, K.C. (2014, May 28-30). Feasibility and Restrictions of Applying Mini-Cog to Screen Chinese Elders for Cognitive Impairment. International Conference on Social Work, Social Welfare and Social Policy in Chinese Societies. Hong Kong.
Chan, W. C. H., & Wong, K. L. Y. (12th June 2014). Changes of attitudes in life and death among college students attending a death education course in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the The 10th International conference on grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society
Chan, W. C. H., & Wong, K. L. Y. (13th June,2014). Self-competence in death work: A qualitative study on palliative care professionals in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the The 10th International conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society.
2013
Chan, W. C. H., and Wong, K. L. Y. (22nd June, 2013). Confronted by death, dying and bereavement: Existential challenges and coping among palliative care professionals in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Nineteenth World Congress on Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy, Dallas, US.
2012
Chan, K.C., & Sadavoy, J. (2012, September 30-October 2). Wellness Centre: An Evidence-Guided Approach to Delivering Culturally Relevant Community Psychogeriatric Services for Chinese Elders. Knowledge Mobilization Symposium. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Chan, K.C., Sadavoy, J., Wesson, J., & Chiu, M. (2012, September 30-October 2). The Reitman Centre* CARERS Program - a problem-focused caregiver support and training program tested in the Toronto Chinese community. Knowledge Mobilization Symposium. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 

Knowledge Transfer Activities (Award/ Press/ Media/ Talk/ Workshop)

2018

Press conference by Wong, P. K. S. (15 October 2018). Study on Employment Situations of People with Visual Disabilities in Hong Kong. Totally 11 media reported:
Ming Pao: https://jump.mingpao.com/resources/detail/s00012/1539573835692/daily-tips-%E7%A2%A9%E5%A3%AB%E8%A6%96%E9%9A%9C%E8%80%85%E6%B1%82%E8%81%B7-%E5%8B%9E%E8%99%95%E8%BD%89%E4%BB%8B%E6%B4%BE%E5%82%B3%E5%96%AE

Oriental Daily: http://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/news/20181015/00176_042.html

Sky Post: https://skypost.ulifestyle.com.hk/article/2183048/

Sing Pao: https://www.singpao.com.hk/index.php?fi=history&id=85083

Ta Kung Pao: http://www.takungpao.com.hk/news/232109/2018/1015/189345.html

AM730: https://www.am730.com.hk/news/%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E/%E8%A6%96%E9%9A%9C%E4%BA%BA%E5%A3%AB%E5%A4%B1%E6%A5%AD%E7%8E%87%E9%AB%98%E5%85%A8%E6%B8%AF6-4%E5%80%8D-145715

SCMP: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/2168509/wages-and-job-prospects-hong-kongs-visually-impaired-not

RTHK自由風自由phone: http://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio1/programme/openline_openview/episode/532846

China Daily: https://www.chinadailyhk.com/articles/208/130/26/1541127034497.html?newsId=52465

HK01: https://www.hk01.com/%E7%A4%BE%E6%9C%83%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E/246772/%E8%AA%BF%E6%9F%A5%E6%8F%AD%E8%A6%96%E9%9A%9C%E4%BA%BA%E5%A3%AB%E5%A4%B1%E6%A5%AD%E7%8E%87%E6%AF%94%E5%85%A8%E6%B8%AF%E6%95%B4%E9%AB%94%E9%AB%986%E5%80%8D-%E6%99%AE%E9%81%8D%E9%AB%98%E5%AD%B8%E6%AD%B7%E4%BD%8E%E4%BA%BA%E5%B7%A5

Lion Rock Daily: http://www.lionrockdaily.com/2018/10/15/07.pdf

Modia: http://news.modia.com.hk/2018/10/14/102793/%E4%B8%AD%E5%A4%A7%E8%AA%BF%E6%9F%A5%EF%BC%9A6%E6%88%90%E8%A6%96%E9%9A%9C%E4%BA%BA%E5%A3%AB%E9%9B%A3%E6%90%B5%E5%B7%A5-%E5%A4%B1%E6%A5%AD%E7%8E%87%E8%BC%83%E5%85%A8%E6%B8%AF%E6%95%B4%E9%AB%94/

Workshop by Wong, P.K.S. (10/2017 – 12/2018). Offered 3 whole-day workshops for social workers of the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong on the Application of Positive Behavioural Support Model for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (No. of participants: 30).
2017
Workshop by Chan, K.C. (12/2016 – 1/2017, 11/2017) Delivered a series of training workshops on “Working with older adults with mental illness and emotional problems”, organized by the New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, commissioned by the Social Welfare Department. (No. of participants: Over 400 social work, nursing, OT practitioners were trained in those workshops)
Media interview expert list by Chan, K.C. (2016 & 2017). Listed on the CUHK Expert list for media interview.
Workshop by Chan, K.C. (9 December 2017). Offered a one-day workshop to social services professionals on Cognitive Assessment & Screening, organized by New Life Psychiatric Institute. (No. of participants: 15)
Lectures by Chan, K.C. (20 December 2017). Provided 2 lectures on the module focusing on caregiving stress – assessment and intervention, a part of the “Certified Dementia Care Planner” course. (No. of participants: About 60 elderly services workers and professionals (including social workers, nurses, and OTs) are enrolled in that certification training program.)
Public talk by Chan, W.C.H. (27 March 2017). From a Dream to a Course: My Sharing on Teaching a University General Education course “Living with Grief” in General Education Lunch Seminar organized by Baldwin Cheng Research Centre for General Education. (No. of participants: 25)
Public talk by Chan, W.C.H. (30 October 2017). Psychosocial care for demoralization: Helping patients to develop sense of meaning in JCECC Public Seminar titled "Demoralization among Patients with Cancer: a New Diagnosis or Another Form of Depression? (安寧照顧講座:意志消沉,如何是好?) Organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences, HKU. (No. of participants: 50)
Award: Cheung, M.C. (2017, April) Gold Medal awarded by The 45rd International Exhibition of Inventions, Geneva, Switzerland.
Award: Cheung, M.C. (2017, April) Special Award awarded by Romanian Association for Nonconventional Technologies, Bucharest, Romania.
Public Talk by Wong, P.K.S. (December 2017) “Service Quality of Residential Homes for People with Disabilities and the Future Ahead”. Alliance for Residential Care. (Carers, social workers, and paramedical professions, No. of participants: 100).
Press conference by Wong, P.K.S. (23 March 2017). Press conference regarding the “Report on Better Protection of Legal Rights for Vulnerable Victims / Witnesses”. News report
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1320929-20170323.htm
(six media outlets have joined the press conference)
Report by Wong, P.K.S. (1 April 2017). Better Protection of Legal Rights for Vulnerable Victims / Witnesses. Co-organized by Department of Social Work, CUHK and the Civil Society Law Reform Committee. (No. of participants: 100 Family members of people with disabilities and disability professionals of NGOs and special schools)
Public talk by Wong, P.K.S. (1 April 2017). People with Intellectual Disability and Sexual Assault: Improvement on Legal Procedure and Victim Support Services. Organized by the Department of Social Work, CUHK. (No. of participants: 200 Family members of people with intellectual disability, and disability professionals of NGOs and special schools).
Workshops by Wong, P.K.S. (11/2017 – 12/2017). Positive Behavioural Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities – Value and Application, organized by the Department for the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong (No. of participants: 4 identical workshops for totally 220 staff members of the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong).
2016
Workshop: Chan, K.C. (18 November 2016). Invited to conduct a training workshop in for the nursing and health-care staff of a Long-term Care Home operated by the Society for the Aged (SAGE) to promote the awareness of and the skills of handling mood problems and suicidal ideations among elderly residents. (No. of participants: 50)
Public talk by Chan, W.C.H. (6 October 2016). Love and pain: From bereavement to separation in life in General Education Salon organized by University General Education, Hong Kong. (No. of participants: 200)
US Patent: Cheung, M.C. (2016, August) Body-sensing tank top with biofeedback system for patients with scoliosis (U.S. Patent no. US 2016/0220174 A1)
Patent: Cheung, M.C. (2016, July) 具有用于患脊柱側凸的患者的生物反饋系統的体感背心 。Filed by 中华人民共和国国家知识产权局 。
Co-organizer: Cheung, M.C. (4/5/2016 – 10/9/2016). Community service programme “Gift of Beauty”. Co-organized with Poly University of Hong Kong and Kwong Wah Hospital Family Medicine and General Out-Patient Department, Kwong Wah Hospital Allied Health Services, Hong Kong. (No. of participants: 500 elders)
Public lecture by Wong, H. (23 May 2016). Forum on retirement protection consultation paper. (No. of participants: 200)
Public talk by Wong, P.K.S. (18 March 2016). Supporting Students with Special Learning Needs in the University, in Symposium on Development Disorders. Office of Student Affairs, CUHK. (No. of participants: 100 University teachers and the concerned colleagues from other universities).
Roundtable Discussion Session: Wong, P.K.S. (14 March 2016). In Symposium on Family Caregiving in Chinese Societies–A Life Span Perspective. Organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences, HKU. (No. of participants: 100 Colleagues from NGOs, caregivers, university teachers,).
Public talk by Wong, P.K.S. (9 December 2016). People with Intellectual Disability and Sexual Assault: Local and Overseas Situations. Organized by the Department of Social Work, CUHK. (No. of participants: 200 Family members of people with intellectual disability, and disability professionals of NGOs and special schools).