[New Schedule] Public Health Forum 2022: Major Health Challenges of the 21st Century


The School of Public Health will be hosting the Public Health Forum 2022 in September, with details as follows:


17 Sep 2022 (Sat)


2:00 - 6:00pm


Hybrid (In-person and virtual mode available)


Lecture Theatre, 1/F, HKUMed Academic Building, 3 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong (view map)

* Format of Forum is subject to change according to infection control measures of the University.
** Shuttle bus service will be available between Kennedy Town MTR and the venue (details upon registration)

The Forum entitled “Major health challenges of the 21st Century” will focus on some of the most pressing public health challenges we are facing today, including infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, environmental insults and health inequalities. A Poster Session will be held in conjunction with the Forum.

Seats are limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please register here.
In-person participants need to comply with HKU Vaccine Pass requirements (see below).

** The Forum has been accredited for CME/CPD points by Hong Kong Academy of Medicine’s (HKAM) constituent specialty Colleges. Please refer to ICMECPD webpage for details and updates. Fellows who participate online shall follow the policies and practices regarding monitoring of online participation for awarding CME/CPD Points by respective Colleges.

Please view the programme here.
Please refer the Forum website for detailed programme, biographies and/or abstracts of speakers and respondents.

Speakers and Respondents
(by the order of last name)

Dr Jonathan Campion

Director for Public Mental Health, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, UK


Professor Sophia Chan

Professor, School of Nursing, HKU

Professor Tarani Chandola

Professor of Medical Sociology, Department of Sociology, HKU


Professor Zhengming Chen

Richard Peto Chair in Epidemiology, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford


Professor Ben Cowling

Chair Professor of Epidemiology and Head of Division of Epidemiology and
Biostatistics, School of Public Health, HKU

Professor Rebecca Hardy

Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University


Dr Eric Ip

Associate Professor of Law, Director of the Government and Laws Programme, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, HKU


Dr Michael Ni

Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Community Medicine and Public Health Practice, School of Public Health, HKU

Professor Leo Poon

Professor and Head of Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences,
School of Public Health, HKU

Dr Mary Schooling

Associate Professor and Cluster Leader (Non-communicable Diseases in Global Health), School of Public Health, HKU


Professor Samuel Wong

Professor and School Director, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care,The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr Hui-Ling Yen

Associate Professor, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences, School of Public Health, HKU

Vaccination Requirements
To enter the HKU campus, you must comply HKU Vaccine Pass requirements (click here)


For enquiry, please email phf2022@hku.hk.