5th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum Past Event
- 03 Jun 2011
Theme: Innovation to Advance Nursing Practice
This annual flagship event of the School of Nursing of The University of Hong Kong, was held on 3 - 4 June 2011. We were privileged to have Dr Leung Pak-Yin, Chief Executive of Hospital Authority, as Opening Keynote speaker. Five prominent local and overseas nursing leaders were also invited to share their experience and insights on innovations in nursing.
The 5th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum provided an excellent platform for exchange of research and clinical practice among nursing scholars and clinicians which fostered the School’s commitment to providing quality education for practice and disseminating scientific discovery. This year, we were honoured to have 20 co-organizers from China, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S.A. who provided tremendous support in various ways. Over 300 delegates participated in the 1.5-day Forum.
Professor Sophia Chan, Professor of the School of Nursing, and Professor Sum-Ping Lee, Dean of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, began the Opening Ceremony with warm welcoming speeches. We were honoured that Professor Gabriel Leung, Under Secretary for Food and Health, Food and Health Bureau graced the Forum with his opening address. We were also grateful to have the presence of Mr. Anthony Wu, Chairman of Hospital Authority and Ms Sylvia Fung, Chief Manager (Nursing) of Hospital Authority at the Opening Ceremony.
Dr Leung Pak-Yin, in his opening keynote speech entitled “Innovation in Advanced Nursing Practice”, highlighted the vital role of nurses in creating innovative practice to address patient needs and improve care delivery by participating in service planning and development. He noted the Hospital Authority, as the leader of a major healthcare provider in Hong Kong, has been creating an innovative environment to facilitate nurses’ development to cater for the changing health needs of the Hong Kong population.
The opening keynote was followed by the Grace Tien Lecture. The Grace Tien Visiting Professor, Professor Karen Luker, Professor and Dean, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester, U.K. shared her ideas on the challenges of translating nursing innovations into everyday practice. Professor Luker illustrated the successful implementation of translating nursing innovations by many relevant models.
Professor Nick Santamaria, Acting Head of the Department of Nursing, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia and Professor Marion Good, Visiting Professor of our School discussed innovations in wound and pain management respectively in the afternoon of 3 June.
On the second day, two vibrant speakers addressed issues in clinical innovation. Dr Carol Porter, Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President for Nursing, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, U.S.A., spoke about how we could develop a positive work environment to support nursing practice and quality patient care. Ms Jolene Mui, Nurse Consultant, Community Psychiatric Service of Castle Peak Hospital, HKSAR, followed on to share her 3-tiered multidisciplinary case management model, which was specially designed to address the wide range of needs of people with severe mental illness in our local settings.
There were 35 oral presentations in six concurrent sessions, and 80 papers were presented in posters. These papers reported pioneer research and services that were related to the four subthemes of the Forum: Acute Care Nursing, Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Family and Community Health, and Child and Maternal Health. Our students of the Doctor of Nursing Programme were also invited to share their research findings in one of the concurrent sessions.
This year’s Forum was well-received with positive feedback from many delegates. Speakers were commended as lively, inspiring and expressive who delivered excellent presentations with up-todate information. Their exciting talks stimulated many fruitful discussions and exchange during the Forum. The Organizing Committee would like to give our heartfelt thanks to all the speakers, distinguished guests and delegates. Their presence and active participation were the most crucial ingredients making this Forum such a huge success.
Professor Gabriel Leung, Under Secretary for Food and Health of Food and Health Bureau graced the Forum with his opening address.
Dr Leung Pak-Yin, Chief Executive of Hospital Authority, gave an opening keynote lecture at the Forum
Prof. Karen Luker addressed the Grace Tien Lecture.
We were honored to have invited Prof. Nick Santamaria, Prof. Marion Good, Dr Carol Porter and Ms Jolene Mui as our keynote speakers.
We sincerely thank the 20 co-organizers from China, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S.A. for providing tremendous support to the Forum.