Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,


On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the Hong Kong Pharmacy Conference 2023, I am excited to inform you that our next annual event would be held on 18th – 19th February 2023 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. I have the honor to cordially invite your support and participation to this important and exciting annual event for our local pharmacy community.

Since early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many of our lives, locally and globally. At the same time, ageing population and its apparent impact to our society remains a major concern across healthcare disciplines. This crisis impacts on healthcare operations, poses new challenges on service delivery, yet it created great opportunities – under the "new normal", many of the challenges turned to driving forces that transform how we provide clinical services. Pharmacists, as core member of the healthcare community, uphold the belief that the profession should strive to be the main driving forces for the betterment of our healthcare system. Indeed, the profession have embraced the daunting challenge amidst the pandemic. Many of us have walked the extra miles and went beyond limit in pursuit of excellence. Inspired by this, the upcoming conference will have the theme title: "Beyond Our Belief" to signify this important era. We hope this conference could provide a platform for the profession to share experiences and lessons learnt, to discuss the challenges ahead, and share wisdoms on how we keep up with continuum of sustaining and advancing pharmaceutical care.

Programme Day 1 will see key opinion leaders to address us on the challenges and opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic, how it turns into driving force of our future pharmaceutical care, and what pharmacists could do to contribute as a key player in primary and secondary healthcare services. Programme Day 2 would be structured into three unique concurrent streams, namely Clinical Pharmacy Excellence, Advances in Pharmacy Practice, and New Technology & Innovation. Prominent profession leaders would be sharing their success experience on various clinical pharmacy services, the setting up of impactful practice models that helped advancing practice, as well as cutting edge healthcare technologies such as telehealth, eHealth, and smart hospital. There will also be a summit plenary that brings together some of our visionary leaders. It will surely be an inspiring and eye-opening event for the pharmacy profession.

This year, HKPC will be conducted in HYBRID format. Participants can choose to join online or in person. We are very excited to announce the launch of our new virtual event platform. This platform will provide attendees with refreshing conference experience, packed with online conference features including webinars and engagement features. Moreover, we are eager to create opportunities that enhance exposure and visibility of our supporting organisations, such as virtual booths, exhibitor listings, and Sponsored Lectures. The virtual platform will be launched at latter part of this year. Please stay tuned.

We look forward to hearing from you, and we look forward to greeting you at the conference.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr. Johnny Sze Ho Wong
Chairman, Organizing Committee
Hong Kong Pharmacy Conference 2023