Welcome Message

   
Professor CHAIR Sek Ying
Director and Professor
The Nethersole School of Nursing
Faculty of Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

It is my great pleasure to cordially invite you to the 8th Nursing Symposium on Cancer Care to be held on 24-25 May 2018 in Hong Kong.

According to the World Health Organisation, cancer is a leading cause of death globally, accounting for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. In other words, nearly one in six deaths is due to cancer. The most common causes of cancer death are cancers of lung, liver, colorectal, stomach and breast. In 2012, there were approximately 14 million new cancer cases worldwide, and the number is expected to rise by about 70% in two decades. The economic impact of cancer is significant and is increasing.

Foreseeing an escalating prevalence of cancer locally and globally, the Nethersole School of Nursing of the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong organised the 1st Nursing Symposium on Cancer Care in 1999. Since then, the conference has become an important nursing event contributing substantially to the promotion of quality cancer care in Hong Kong and beyond.

The theme of the conference this year is ‘Composing future symphony of cancer care through collaboration, innovation, and transformation’. By pooling the efforts of nursing and healthcare professionals, policy makers, academics and researchers from around the world, this conference aims to examine strategies and initiatives to achieve collaboration, innovation and transformational development in cancer care in local and global contexts.

Keynote and plenary speakers invited to the conference are internationally renowned experts in the healthcare field. Their experiences and insights will stimulate dynamic discussions on innovative strategies and collaborative approaches for the delivery and promotion of cancer care. There are also concurrent sessions for delegates to dialogue on a wide range of theme-related topics, facilitating transformational development of cancer care for the health and well-being of all mankind.

Hong Kong is a vibrant city bringing together the richness of Chinese and western cultures in a spectacular setting. Overseas delegates may also take this opportunity to explore the beauty and attractions of the city, which will surely be an exciting and unforgettable experience.

We look forward to welcoming you at the conference in 2018.

Sek Ying CHAIR
Director and Professor
The Nethersole School of Nursing
Faculty of Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong