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


Public Health Forum 2022



In view of the COVID-19 upsurge in Hong Kong, the School of Public Health has decided to postpone the Public Health Forum 2022, originally scheduled for 10 July 2022, to a later date.


We would like to express our deepest gratitude for your interest and support to our Forum, and would very much look forward to inviting you to our events in the near future.

With best wishes,
SPH Public Health Forum Secretariat Team
24 June, 2022



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

Date: 10 July 2022 (Sunday) - postponed
Time#: 10:30am - 3:30pm 
Format*:         Face-to-face
Venue: Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, HKU, Pokfulam, Hong Kong (view map)

Brown bags will be provided during lunch.
* Format of Forum is subject to change according to infection control measures of the University.

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 on the same day.

Seats are limited and registration on first-come-first-serve basis.
Participants need to comply with HKU Vaccine Pass requirements (see below).

Speakers and Respondents (by the order of last name)

Professor Emily Chan
Assistant Dean (External Affairs),
Faculty of Medicine,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

Professor Sophia Chan

Professor Tarani Chandola
Professor of Medical Sociology,
Department of Sociology,
The University of Hong Kong
Professor Ben Cowling
Chair Professor of Epidemiology and
Head of Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong
Professor Rebecca Hardy
Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics,
School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences,
Loughborough University

Professor Meena Kumari
Professor of Biological and Social Epidemiology and
Deputy Director of Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), 
University of Essex

Professor Donald Milton
Professor of Environmental Health,
School of Public Health,
The University of Maryland
Dr Michael Ni
Clinical Associate Professor,
Division of Community Medicine and Public Health Practice,
School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong

Professor Malik Peiris
Tam Wah-Ching Professor in Medical Science and
Chair Professor of Virology,
School of Public Health, 
The University of Hong Kong
Dr Mary Schooling
Associate Professor and
Cluster Leader (Non-communicable Diseases in Global Health),
School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong

Professor Kasisomayajula Viswanath
Lee Kum Kee Professor of Health Communication,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,
Harvard University

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


Vaccination Requirements
To enter the HKU campus and the Grand Hall, you must comply with the following: 
1. Use the LeaveHomeSafe (LHS) mobile application to scan the venue QR code; and
2. THE THIRD DOSE of recognised COVID-19 vaccines is required for those over 18 years of age who have taken the second dose for more than six months.

Click here to read more about the details and latest updates of the HKU Vaccine Pass.

Please contact the SPH Public Health Forum Secretariat at phf2022@hku.hk