Professor Deng RenliDean of Nursing School, Zunyi Medical University
Associate Director of Nursing Department, The Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical University
Professor Deng’s main research areas include community care, geriatric care, and palliative care (Advance Care Planning). She is a fellow of American academy of nursing. She is a reviewer for several journals including the International Journal of Nursing Studies, International Journal of Nursing Sciences, and Journal of Professional Nursing. She has been a Principal investigator and grant reviewer for the National Natural Science Foundation of China. And taken the key roles in several national professional associations including: Vice Chairman of Hospice Nursing Professional Committee of Chinese Nursing Association; Member of geriatric Medical Care Branch of Chinese Medical Doctor Association; Executive Director of Guizhou Nursing Society; Chairman of hospice Nursing Professional Committee of Zhuhai Nursing Society; Chairman of hospice care Committee of Zhuhai Nursing Association; Deputy Director of the Evidence-based Nursing Committee of the Ninth Council of the Guangdong Nursing Association; and Member of the Second Committee of Cognitive Disorders Branch of Chinese medical institution of Geriatrics.
Dr Ka Ming CHOWAssociate Professor, The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
DNur, FHKAN (Education)
Dr Ka Ming CHOW is an Associate Professor of the Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a registered nurse and registered midwife. Dr Chow is a Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Education and Research in Nursing (HKCERN), and the Vice-President of HKCERN. Apart from active participation in research activities with grant application and paper publication, Dr Chow has actively participated in teaching and learning research, and successfully obtained a total amount of exceeding HKD19.4 million from teaching and learning grants in the capacity of Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator to support and develop active teaching and learning pedagogies in nursing education. Her teaching and learning projects focus on developing courseware for interactive eLearning and enhancing resilience and well-being of nursing students, promoting active learning strategies in classroom teaching, developing curricular and co-curricular activities to enrich learning experiences of sub-degree transfer students, development of simulation training unit and evaluation of effects of simulation training, and implementation of team-based simulation training for interprofessional education. She has disseminated these project findings in peer reviewed journals and has been invited to present at various local and regional conferences.
Today, she will share her experiences in interprofessional education and discuss how to develop, deliver and evaluate interprofessional education.
Professor Simon Shui-Man KwanAssociate Director, Divinity School of Chung Chi College
Head, Graduate Division of Theology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Simon Shui-Man KWAN is professor at the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and associate director of the Divinity School of Chung Chi College CUHK, as well as head of Graduate Division of Theology CUHK. He is one of the founders of the Asia Academy of Practical Theology (Hong Kong) and its current president. He is also a registered social worker, and a practicing Christian counselor. Christian counseling, practical theology, and Asian spiritualities are among Kwan's research specialties. He has authored over 80 articles and book chapters, and authored, co-authored, and edited 7 books. His recent books include Postcolonial Resistance and Asian Theology (Routledge 2014), Negotiating a Presence-Centred Christian Counselling: Towards a Theologically Informed and Culturally Sensitive Approach (CSP 2016), and Asian Spiritualities and Social Transformation (Springer, Forthcoming in 2023).
Dr Lydia LauAssociate Professor Lau Siew Tiang, Lydia
National University of Singapore
Dr Lau is an Associate Professor and Director of Education at the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She is also the Chair of the Education Innovation research programme for the department. A/Prof Lau spearheaded the development of the NUS nursing Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) framework and other innovative education projects to improve the quality and effectiveness of the clinical programme. She strives to enhance students’ learning experience through experimenting and leveraging innovative technologies such as simulation training and virtual and mixed reality to improve learning outcomes. Dr Lau was awarded several awards for her excellent contributions to NUS teaching, including the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Teaching Excellence and the National University of Singapore Annual Teaching Excellence Awards. Dr Lau is passionate about education research and has been involved in multiple research projects focusing on clinical, pedagogical and innovative technology to enhance learning experiences. She has received various grants supporting her research work and authored/co-authored in peer-reviewed journals. She has been invited as a speaker at various platforms, such as conferences, workshops and seminars, locally and internationally.
Dr Emma TonkinAssociate Professor (Genomics Healthcare) University of South Wales UK
My research and consultancy activity centres on the delivery of genomic healthcare to improve patient, family and community outcomes globally. Primarily working with the nursing and midwifery professions, my work has focused on health professional education and engagement and service development initiatives within the UK for mainstreaming genomics across health services.
I lead the Genomics Policy Unit at the University of South Wales and I am a founding member and co-lead for the Global Genomics Nursing Alliance https://www.g2na.org/ an initiative that initially brought together representatives from 19 countries to develop a roadmap and benchmarking tool (ASIGN) to drive nursing and genomics forward internationally.
I have just completed an 18month post as the Academic Lead for the National Nursing & Midwifery Genomics Transformation Programme, funded by NHS England and I have also been a subject matter expert for a number of years for Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programmme contributing to a number of activities including supporting the revision of national nursing competencies in genomics.
I teach genomics across the undergraduate and postgraduate health courses at the University of South Wales. The 18 years working in this field (including two career breaks) has yielded over 40 journal publication, numerous reports, four book chapter and an award winning education website Telling Stories, Understanding Real Life Genetics www.tellingstories.nhs.uk. I review for a number of journals.
Professor Roger WatsonPhD RN FRCP Edin FRCN FAAN
Professor Roger Watson is Academic Dean at Southwest Medical University, China. He is a biology graduate of The University of Edinburgh with a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Sheffield who qualified in nursing at St George’s Hospital, London. He has a special interest in the feeding and nutritional problems of older people with dementia. He is Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Education in Practice and former Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing and founding editor of Nursing Open. He is an Editorial Board member of the WikiJournal of Medicine. He has honorary positions in Hong Kong, China, Ireland and Slovenia. He was a member of the UK 2008 Research Assessment Exercise sub-panel for Nursing and Midwifery and a 2014 Research Excellence Framework sub-panel for Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy. In 2017 he was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, in 2020 he was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa by Maribor University, Slovenia and was the 2022 winner of the Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Leadership in Editorial Leadership in Nursing Publication awarded by the International Academy of Nursing Editors.
Ms. Janet LeungAssociate Nurse Consultant (Renal Care)
Ms. Leung graduated from Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1995 and
Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) from University of Western Sydney in 2011.
She had obtained her fellowship in Hong Kong Academy of Nursing (Medical-Renal)
in 2013. She had awarded the Young Nephrology Investigators Scholarship from
Hong Kong Society of Nephrology in 2000, the Dean’s Merit List in 2010 and the
Health Award from University of Western Sydney in 2012.
She was the in-charge of the Renal Day Centre, Tseung Kwan O Hospital (TKOH) from 2020 – 2022 and is currently the Associate Nurse Consultant (Renal Care) of Kowloon East Cluster and in-charge of TKOH renal nurse clinic.
She contributed the renal projects on smart initiatives and implemented telehealth nursing consultation service for the post peritoneal dialysis patients in TKOH in 2022. She also adopted the nursing management with the use of remote monitoring devices.
She had participated in more than 20 Indexed Publications and 7 being the first author. She is now the member of the Hospital Authority Specialty Advisory Group (Renal Nursing), Council Member of Hong Kong Association of Renal Nurses (HKARN), Associate member of Hong Kong Society of Nephrology and Hong Kong Society of Transplantation.
Dr Linda LAM C WDepartment of Psychiatry
Faculty of Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr Lam is Clinical Professor and Director of the Chen Wai Wai Vivien Foundation Therapeutic Physical Mental Exercise Centre, Dementia Research Unit at the Department of Psychiatry, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She received her undergraduate medical and doctoral degree at the CUHK.
Dr Lam has been trained as a psychiatrist specializing in Old Age mental health. She is a Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (United Kingdom). She is Past President of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists, and past Chief Editor of the East Asian Archives of Psychiatry. Dr Lam is also the founding President of the Chinese Dementia Research Association in 2009. Since 2017, she serves as a member at the Advisory Committee on Mental Health in Hong Kong.
Her research interests include early detection and intervention for mild cognitive impairment and dementia. She conducted the first territory-wide epidemiological surveys on mental disorders and dementia in Hong Kong, and pioneered lifestyle cognitive and physical exercise, and non-invasive brain stimulation interventions for older Chinese adults with neurocognitive disorders.
Dr Lam serves on the Editorial Boards of a number of psychiatric journals and is grant reviewer for the grant review boards in Hong Kong, the Alzheimer’s Association in the United States and the Alzheimer’s Society in United Kingdom. She is now the Secretary Journal for the Asian Society Against Dementia. In 2017, in recognition of contribution in promotion of mental health in the community, Dr Lam was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists of the United Kingdom, and Honorary Membership of the World Psychiatric Association.
Dr Sharron LEUNGRN, PhD, FHKAN (Edu & Res), FHKAN (NHCM)
Head of Nursing Education, The Hong Kong Baptist University
Dr Sharron LEUNG is the Head of Nursing Education, the founding head of the department, at The Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). She started her nursing career in 1985 and obtained Doctor of Philosophy in 2001. Dr Leung began academic career in The University of Hong Kong (HKU) the same year. In 2018, she established a new department for nursing education and successfully led HKBU to be a new Registered Nurses Gazette School and obtain approval from the NCHK for the Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) programme. The programme uniquely puts emphasis on spirituality and health equity for students to serve underprivileged populations in partnerships with non-government organizations.
She took the leadership positions in several professional bodies including Chairperson of the Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education and Vice-President of the former Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Pi Iota Chapter and the recently established Pi Iota At-Large Chapter. She was a Founding Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Education and Research in Nursing and has been the Vice-President from 2012 to 2018.
Her research expertise in the field of the peri-natal and psychosocial research has well recognized internationally. She sat in review boards for international peer-reviewed journals and competitive grant. In recent years, Dr Leung extends her research to spirituality and to promote spiritual care among undergraduate students and healthcare professionals.