Event Details

More than a year after the COVID-19 outbreak began, we are finally seeing vaccines being rolled out across the world, which is considered by many as a game-changer in the battle against the virus. In Hong Kong, a mass vaccination programme is set to launch soon, with three types of vaccines to be offered to the city's 7.5 million residents.



Dr Leung Pak-yin and Dr Thomas Tsang Ho-fai are both renowned medical experts and members of the Government Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccination Programme. Dr Tsang himself is also a member of the Advisory Panel on COVID-19 Vaccines. They will discuss vaccine profiles, challenges associated with delivery and distribution of vaccines in Hong Kong, and related disinformation regarding vaccination. They will also offer useful tips for corporates to effectively communicate related messages to staff.



At the end of the session, you will have an opportunity to ask our guest speakers questions. In view of the lingering pandemic situation, you won't want to miss this webinar jointly organized by HKGCC and Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals' Association.

Speakers

  • Dr P Y Leung (Former Chief Executive of Hospital Authority)

    Dr P Y Leung

    Former Chief Executive of Hospital Authority

    MBBS (NSW), M Sc (Occupational Medicine)(Singapore),
    FFPH, FRACMA, FHKCCM, FHKAM (Community Medicine)


    Dr Leung began his career in public health and administrative medicine in 1985. He was appointed Deputy Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene in 2000 and Deputy Director of Health in 2002 in the Department of Health of the Hong Kong SAR Government. He set up and became the first Controller of Centre for Health Protection in 2004. As Controller, he was responsible for disease prevention and control as well as public health emergency (including major infectious disease outbreaks and pandemics) planning and response in Hong Kong.

    Dr Leung joined the Hong Kong Hospital Authority as Director of Quality and Safety in 2007 to lead, plan and launch initiatives to enhance quality, patient safety and risk management. He retired in 2019 as Chief Executive of the Hospital Authority, a post that he has been appointed since 2010 where he was responsible for the overall management of 43 public hospitals and other healthcare institutions, about 80,000 staff and an annual operating expenditure of around HK$70 billion.

    Dr Leung is currently the Honorary Clinical Professor in the School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong, and Honorary Professor in the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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  • Dr Thomas Tsang Ho-fai (Member, Advisory Panel on COVID-19 Vaccines)

    Dr Thomas Tsang Ho-fai

    Member, Advisory Panel on COVID-19 Vaccines

    Currently:
    – Member, Government Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
    – President, Hong Kong College of Community Medicine
    – Board Member, Hospital Authority
    – Honorary Advisor, Hospital Authority
    – Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
    – Member, Pharmacy and Poisons Appeal Tribunal
    – Member, Steering Committee on Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases
    – Member, Cancer Coordinating Committee
    – Chairman, Cancer Expert Working Group on Cancer Prevention and Screening

    Previously:
    – Controller of the Centre for Health Protection
    – Consultant in community medicine with the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health in 2004
    – Joined the department as a medical and health officer in 1992

    Education:
    – Obtained Fellowship in Community Medicine from the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 1999
    – Graduated with a Masters of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, in 1992
    – Obtained his medical degree at the University of Hong Kong in 1990
    – Hong Kong Wa Yan College

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  • Facilitator: Ms Lavender Cheung (Director of Communications and Public Relations at The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

    Facilitator: Ms Lavender Cheung

    Director of Communications and Public Relations at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Ms Lavender Cheung is a veteran journalist and TV news anchor who has a well-established status in Hong Kong’s media sector. An alumna of the Department of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Ms Cheung obtained her Master Degree in Law from Keio University, Japan. She served at iCable News, a Hong Kong-based 24-hour news channel, for over 16 years during which she filled various roles including News Anchor, Japan Correspondent and Chief Anchor.

    She joined CUHK as the Director of Communications and Public Relations in 2017 and helped establish the University’s new social media platforms in addition to existing media and public engagement channels. Under her leadership, an effective multi-media and cross-platform communication strategy has been adopted, which successfully enhanced the University’s online exposure and interactive communication with local, mainland and overseas stakeholders.

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Tickets

Member
Standard Price HKD 100
Non-Member
Standard Price HKD 200
Student Special Offer

- Limited quota
- Priority will be given to PRPA Student Member

Standard Price HKD 50