29 NOVEMBER 2008 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm)


                                                               Date:      29th November 2008

                                                               Time:      9:00am to 5:00pm

                                                               Venue:    Ballroom, Langham Hotel Hong Kong ,

                                                                               8 Peking Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon



Conference Theme:    Enhancing quality care and protection for older people

Conference Programme:




Opening and Keynote Address


 Outstanding Paper Presentation


Lunch and Poster Presentation


 Free Paper Presentation

Officiating Guest and Keynote Speech (9:10am)

Dr. LEONG Che-hung, GBS, JP,  Chairman of the Elderly Commission

Plenary Session (9:30am -10:30am)

National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly in Canada: Improving Care for the Elderly

Prof. Lynn McDonald

Director, Institute Life Course and Ageing; 

Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto; 

Scientific Director, National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly

Population Ageing and Long Term Care in Asia: Public Policies for Health Care Financing Reforms

Prof. Kai-hong Phua                                                                                                                        

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Outcomes of Care and Quality of Care: Implication to Policy and Practice

Prof. Daniel Lai                                                                                                     

Associate Dean, University of Calgary, Canada

Outstanding Paper Presentation (10:50am - 12:25pm)

Family Involvement and Satisfaction of Long Term Care Facilities in Taiwan

Li-fan Liu

Institute of Gerontology, National Cheng Kung University


The Study on the Psycho-social Well-being of the Female Carers of the Elderly

Kai-shi Kwong, Tin-yan Cheung, & Ho-man Chan

The Carer Service, The Salvation Army

Evaluation of the Post Discharge Functional Independence for Stroke Survivors in the Community

Kiu-chor Chan, Wai-chung Chan, & Kam-man Wong

Occupational Therapy Department, Tai Po Hospital, Hospital Authority

Who Choose to stay in the Community

V Lou, E Chui, A Leung, CW Kwan, I Chi, E Leung
Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Free Paper Session (2:00pm- 5:00pm)

1. Living with Chronic Heart Failure: Chinese Elders’ Perspectives

2. Assessing Self-care of the Chinese Patients with Chronic Heart Failure: Which instrument is better?

3. Effects of Early Mobilization in Postoperative Elderly Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery

4. Health Related Quality of Life in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients

5. Predictors of Perceived Health in Spousal Caregivers of Frail Elderly in the Community

6. Are We Ready for Restraint-free Care?

7. The Prevalence of Use of Physical Restraints among Residents of Long-term Care Institutions

8. Insomnia Treatment Project for the Elderly (長者優質睡眠服務計劃)

9. Anticipatory Grief Therapy for Elderly Facing the End of Life

10. Intensive Support to Community-dwelling Frail Elderly through Partnership with NGO

11. Community-based Group Exercise Reduces Risk of Fall in Older People with Impaired Balance

12. Effectiveness of Physical Exercise in the Ageing Population

13. A Lifestyle Redesign Program for Community Dwelling Elderly

14. The Ability of Elderly Pedestrians to Use Traffic Signal Controlled Crossroads in Hong Kong

– Environmental Demand and Other Associated Factors

15. Base Rate Study on Accidents in Living Environments of Elderly People in Hong Kong

16. Psychometric Evaluation of the Chinese Version of the Activities of Daily Living Questionnaire (ADLQ-CV)

17. The Effects of Art Based Experiences on Seniors with Depression

18. Effects of Daily Visit and Cognitive Stimulation Activities on Preventing Cognitive Decline in Older

       Hospitalized Patients

19. Study on Older People’s Unfulfilled Wished Call for Better Late life Planning

20. Exploring the Potential of Computer Programs in the Assessment of Cognitive Functioning: Results from a  

       Pilot Study

Poster Session (12:25 -2:00pm)

1. Modified Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) without BMI Can Effectively Assess the Nutritional Status of

     Older Adult in Taiwan

2. Impact of the “Visual Art” on Self Image and Life Satisfaction of the Elderly

3. Enhancing Quality Care for a Group of Frail Elderly with Visual Impairment  through Dream Actualization in the

     Later Stage of Life

4. Effectiveness of Calligraphy Group in Retaining Cognitive Function During Ageing

5. Health Communication in Diabetic Care: A Qualitative Study in Hong Kong

6. Exercise program for Obese Institutionalized Elderly

7. Mobile Rehabilitation- An Innovative Approach of Rehabilitation for Frail Elderly

8. Clinical Profile For Elderly Fall Patients in Emergency Medicine Ward


Registration Fees (lunch & refreshments included):

            HK$350      (Members)

          HK$450      (Non-members)

          US$100       (Overseas)



CME, CNE and CPE Accreditations:   

CNE  6 points   

CME and CPE are under application




Enrollment Procedures

Please fill up the registration form (download) and send it back with a payable cheque to:

Hong Kong Association of Gerontology



Please feel free to contact us at 2727 3250 or,

Email to wmtsang@hkag.org


We look forward to seeing you at the conference on 29th November 2008



            Dr. Edward M.F. Leung                                                                     Dr. Raymond M.H. Ngan


            President,                                                                                            Chairman, Organizing Committee

            Hong Kong Association of Gerontology,                                        16th Annual Congress of Gerontology