Roundtable Series with Movers and Shakers in Global Health: A Dialogue with Professor Judith Mackay on Commercial Influences on Health on 20 March 2019

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

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The School of Public Health is delighted to announce that our next Roundtable Series with Movers and Shakers in Global Health will be held on 20 March 2019 (Wednesday). We have the privilege of speaking to Professor Judith Mackay, Director of the Asian Consultancy on Tobacco Control; Senior Advisor of Vital Strategies, Bloomberg Initiative; and Senior Policy Advisor to World Health Organization.

Professor Judith Mackay is a British medical doctor who has been living in Hong Kong since 1967. She initially works as a hospital physician then has been concentrating on public health, especially tobacco control, since 1984. She has published 250 papers and addressed 550 conferences on tobacco control. Her particular interests are tobacco and women; tobacco control in low and middle-income countries; and in challenging the tobacco industry.

An Honorary Professor in HKU School of Public Health since 1997, Professor Mackay has received honorary degrees from the University of Edinburgh and Hong Kong Shue Yan University. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology and the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine. In addition to many international and national awards which range from the WHO Commemorative Medal and the TIME 100 World’s Most Influential People Award to the BMJ Group’s first Lifetime Achievement Award, she has been identified by the tobacco industry as one of the three most dangerous people in the world.

Please join us for an interactive dialogue with Professor Mackay at the roundtable that day.

Details of the roundtable are as follows:

Speaker: Professor Judith Mackay
Director of the Asian Consultancy on Tobacco Control
Senior Advisor of Vital Strategies, Bloomberg Initiative
Senior Policy Advisor to World Health Organization
Date: 20 March 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Mrs Chen Yang Foo Oi Telemedicine Centre, 2/F William M.W. Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Moderator: Professor Keiji Fukuda
Director and Clinical Professor, School of Public Health, HKU

 

Please click here to view Professor Mackay’s bio.


Online registration for this roundtable will be accepted until noon, 19 March 2019 (Tuesday). For enquiries, please contact Mr Shawn Kam at 3917 9486 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to seeing you at our Roundtable Series. 

 
 

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