Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,



On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the Hong Kong Pharmacy Conference 2020, I am excited to inform you that our next annual event would be held on 22nd – 23rd February 2020 at the New Wing of 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.

Hong Kong has a high quality and highly efficient healthcare system, with life expectancy and children mortality ranking amongst the best around the world. While we are truly proud of and be thankful of this achievement of our healthcare system and the dedication of healthcare professionals, ageing population and its increasingly apparent impact to our society are of paramount concern across healthcare sectors and disciplines. The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is committed to tackle this problem, with much efforts and resources invested as we aware. Many of these are coming into reality. For instance, we are seeing the first District Health Centre in the Kwai Tsing District; the launching of e-Health Record sharing system to community-based healthcare providers, the establishment of new public and private hospitals across the territory. Pharmacists, being one of the core members of the healthcare community, would unquestionably play key roles in these recent developments. We believe this is an unprecedented opportunity for the Pharmacy profession to be one of the main driving forces for the betterment of our healthcare system. The pharmacy profession can provide quality pharmaceutical services for a healthier Hong Kong. Hence in this year we have the conference themed with the title: "We believe • Pharmacists Can".

Programme Day 1 will see key opinion leaders to address us on why we could believe, and what we pharmacists could 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, Practice Excellence, and Healthcare Technology. Prominent profession leaders / pioneers would be sharing their success experience on various clinical pharmacy services, the setting up of impactful practice excellence models, as well as cutting edge healthcare technologies such as eHealth, smart hospital, and big data analytics. There will also be a half day workshop specially arranged to explore immunisation and travel medicines.

This year, we are very pleased to announce the launch of our conference mobile app. The app will include a wealth of attendees engagement, networking and promotion features. It includes multi-media information such as app home page banners, sponsors and exhibitor listings, and interactive map – All of which aiming to enhance exposure and visibility of our supporting organisations. The App will be launched at latter part of this year. Please stay tuned. If you would like to know more about the latest information of the conference, please browse the conference webpage:

Enclosed please find a registration package, call for abstract information with the preliminary programme rundown for your kind reference. We shall be grateful if you could register and/or submit abstract(s) by the deadline mentioned if you wish to support the Conference.

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 2020