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Interdisciplinary Quick Talks: Health and the City

Date & Time:

February 19, 2020 (Wed) | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Venue:

Rayson Huang Theatre, HKU
MAP

Interdisciplinary Quick Talks is an HKU Knowledge Exchange (KE) series to promote interdisciplinarity and to share evidence-based knowledge on challenging issues from multiple perspectives with the community.


*Important information: For non-HKU members, please provide your full name (must tally with your HKID card/passport) for the registration. An acknowledgement email will be sent to you after registration. Please show the message (in digital or print format) from the link in the acknowledgement email which contains the registrant's name and event details for gaining access to the campus after verification of identity by security staff at HKU west gate (http://www.maps.hku.hk/).

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Interdisciplinary Quick Talks: Health and the City

While Hong Kong boasts the highest life expectancies in the world, this bustling city faces crucial public health challenges such as an ageing population, many forms of pollution, geographical constraints, and climate change.

Health is one of the cornerstones of a thriving city. It is more than provision of hospitals and fighting epidemic. Promoting healthy living is a common thread of various aspects of public policy such as housing, town planning, and environmental protection. Advancing public health is therefore inextricably linked to interdisciplinary studies involving complex cross-cutting issues.

The upcoming Interdisciplinary Quick Talks will be a platform for experts, policy makers, practitioners and partners from different sectors and disciplines to share their views on health and the city. Our researchers will share their studies on advancing health from different perspectives. There will be an exchange of ideas on interdisciplinary research at the cut-across dialogue.

Health involves everyone in the city. Please join the Quick Talks and share your views with us.

SPEAKERS

Professor Rebecca Chiu

 

Professor Chun Hung

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Rebecca Chiu
Department of Urban Planning and Design

 

Professor Chun Hung Chu
Faculty of Dentistry

 

 

Alzheimer’s Disease

 

Preschool Children

 

 

High-rise Housing Estates

 

Tooth Decay

Prevention

 

 

Dr Daniel Fong

 

Dr Keumseok Peter Koh

 

Dr Jason Pun

 

 

 

 

Dr Daniel Fong
School of Nursing

 

Dr Keumseok Peter Koh
Department of Physics

 

Dr Jason Pun
Department of Physics

Environmental Noise

 

Food Environment

 

Light Pollution

Health

 

Chronic Diseases

 

External Lighting


PROGRAMME
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TIME     PROGRAMME
17:30

OVERVIEW

Professor John Bacon-Shone, Knowledge Exchange Office

17:35

QUICK TALKS 

An Outreach Service to Manage Tooth Decay of Kindergarten Children
Professor Chun Hung Chu, Faculty of Dentistry

Alzheimer’s Disease and Neigbourhood Environment: the opportunities and constraints of compact Hong Kong
Professor Rebecca Chiu, Department of Urban Planning & Design

Food Environment and Health in East Asian Cities
Dr Keumseok Peter Koh, Department of Geography

Influences of Noise on Health
Dr Daniel Fong, School of Nursing

When there is more light than meets the eyes: Light Pollution and your Health
Dr Jason Pun, Department of Physics

18:25 CUT-ACROSS DIALOGUE
18:45 OPEN DISCUSSION
19:00 TEA-N-CHAT

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