Forum information

Date and Venue

Date : 16 November 2018 (Friday)
Venue : Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

Yasumoto International Academic Park

Official Language

The official language of the Forum is English. There will be no simultaneous interpretation.

Deadline for Early Bird Registration

30 September 2018

Academic Accreditations

Central Pharmacy Unit (CEU), Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points will be sought from relevant professional institutions. Please note that points may not be transferrable to overseas accrediting organisations.

Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance will be issued to registered delegates and available for collection at the registration desk at the Forum.


Pharmaceutical, medical equipment and device companies, and book vendors will be exhibiting products and product information at the Forum. These are available for viewing throughout the day.

Letter of Invitation

The Organising Committee is pleased to provide letters of invitation (without provisions of financial support) to facilitate delegates’ travel and visa arrangements upon request. Please address your request to the Forum Secretariat.


The Organiser does not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Delegates are strongly advised to make or review their own arrangements.


Whilst every attempt has been made to ensure that all aspects of the Forum announced will take place as scheduled, the Organising Committee reserves the right to make changes to the schedule at any time.



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