Date: August 12, 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Lu Guan Qiu Lecture Theatre (TU107), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University*
* Live streaming covering Morning Session and Panel Discussion (9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.) will be provided
* Simultaneous Interpretation (English to Mandarin) will be provided for non-English speakers on live streaming
Organiser: Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF)
Co-organiser: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
Funded by: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (JCCT)
For over two decades, the Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF) has been delivering outstanding Child Life Services in partnership with local healthcare teams. Our service standards are recognised by international professional organisations, demonstrating our dedication to addressing the needs of children confronting medical challenges. However, Child Life Services are still not widely acknowledged and valued in Asian regions.
In order to promote Child Life Services in Asia, advance culturally specific services, and bolster professional knowledge exchange and collaboration, the Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF) organised two successful Child Life symposiums in 2016 and 2018. These events were designed to champion and advocate for specialised paediatric psychosocial care within Chinese-speaking communities throughout Asia.
With the support of the Jockey Club Charities Trust (JCCT), CCF is thrilled to announce the 2023 Asia Child Life Symposium. This year, centred around the theme of 'New Era in Child Life', the event will present the findings and impacts of our three-year CCF Jockey Club Child Life Care Project, and share our viable service model with communities in Asia.
|Continuing Medical Education (CME)||Hong Kong College of Paediatricians (HKCPaed)||4*|
|Medical Council of Hong Kong||5*|
|Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)||Hong Kong Paediatric Nurses Association (HKPNA)||4.5* (2.5 points for AM, 1.5 points for PM & 0.5 points for workshop)|
|Continuous Professional Development (CPD)||Hong Kong Academy of Social Work||5*|
|Hong Kong Occupational Therapy Association (HKOTA)||Pending|
*To facilitate accreditation for participants, attendance records of both physical and virtual attendees will be sent to the appropriate colleges to verify attendance and grant accreditation. Completion of the evaluation form is required for CME/CNE/CPD accreditation.
(1) The Role of Medical Art in a Paediatric Healthcare Environment (60)
(2) The Power of Messy Play (40)
(3) Roles of Child Life Specialist to support children and families at the end of life in US and HK (60)
(4A) Helping kids find their superpower by trying together as a team (30)
(4B) Empowering Children: Utilizing Immersive Reality for Paediatric Radiotherapy (30)
*As the workshops have limited space, those who attend the on-site event will be given priority.