Nurturing Holistic Care: a Symposium for Palliative Medicine Education

9:00 am–4:00 pm
​UChicago Center in Hong Kong
Level 6, Cyberport 2
100 Cyberport Road
Hong Kong


Conference Summary:

With a rising elderly population and rising prevalence of cancer in Hong Kong, palliative services and end-of-life care are increasing in need. However, among the deficiencies in medical education currently is the lack of training in general palliative care competencies.

This symposium contrasts best educational practices in palliative medicine in Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan, Singapore, and mainland China regarding the education of physicians. Through a series of short lectures and discussion panels with audience engagement, three overarching questions are addressed: 1) What should every doctor know about palliative medicine? 2) How do we utilize commonly encountered clinical scenarios to teach palliative medicine? 3) How do we achieve a cohesive system for palliative education? Each section will include an introduction, panel discussion, and Q&A from the audience.


University of Chicago Medicine
University of Hong Kong Department of Clinical Oncology
Bau Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education


University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong


Jonathan LIO, MD
Harry WU, MD
Bryan LI, MD

Speakers and Panelists:

Hsien-Cheng CHANG, MD
Vice-Secretary General, Taiwan Academy of Hospice Palliative Medicine

Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong

Bryan LI, MD
Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong

Monica MALEC, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

Xiao-Hong NING, MD
Associate Professor, Peking Union Medical College Hospital

Weng Sun PANG, MD 
Vice Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

Harry WU, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong

Kwok Keung YUEN, MD
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong


9:00       Opening Remarks and Introduction
9:15        Session A: What Should Every Doctor Know About Palliative Medicine?
10:45      Break
11:00      Session B: How Do We Utilize Common Clinical Scenarios To Teach Palliative Medicine?
12:30      Lunch
13:15       Session C: How Do We Achieve A Cohesive System For Palliative Education?
15:30      Closing

Hotels Nearby:

Le Meridian Hotel (5 mins walk from Cyberport) - 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
L’Hotel Island South (7.4 km from Cyberport) - 55 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Mojo Nomad (4.2 km from Cyberport) - 100 Shek Pai Wan Rd, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Hotel Jen (5 km from Cyberport) - 508 Queen's Road West, Hong Kong

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