International Conference

Health, Wellbeing, Competence

and Aging

Hong Kong

October 23 - 24, 2010

Conference Description:

Eurasia-Pacific Uninet announces in co-operation with the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Medical University of Innsbruck the International Conference on "Health, Wellbeing, Competence and Aging"to take place in Hong Kong, October 23-24, 2010. This conference will be the third international conference of its kind concentrating on interdisciplinary medical aspects of aging processes organized by Eurasia-Pacific Uninet, following "Multifaceted Aspects of Aging Diseases" 2008 in Beijing and "Prevention of Aging Diseases" 2009 in Shanghai. These two previous meetings were focusing especially on biochemical, molecular and genetical aspects of aging and diseases, their adequate cure and possible prevention, starting off with understanding the underlying mechanisms, the physiological and pathophysiological changes and approaches to compare and understand health care provisions in developing and developed countries.

This time health itself and its possible expansion are in the focus of interest.

TOPICS: Health promotion and the elderly and related topics shall be examined and presented in an interdisciplinary and holistic medical surrounding, leaving space for inter- and transcultural comparison, exchange and learning processes. Competence, empowerment, quality of life and wellbeing are the corner stones of New Public Health. This conference dedicates itself to issues that serve as the core for healthy aging.


Black rainstorm warning signal / local storm warning signal No. 8 or above arrangements (new)


Conference Venue:  Location map

Shaw Auditorium, Postgraduate Education Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T.


Conference Format:    Scientific Programme (updated)

The organizing committee invites interested scientists especially from the member universities within Eurasia-Pacific Uninet to participate with contributions matching the frame of the listed topics. The conference welcomes posters and papers of all kind and will include selected key-note speeches providing state-of-the-art as well as innovative overviews and inputs on the main topics in focus.

Particular emphasis will be given to concepts of joint co-operations of Eurasia-Pacific Uninet member institutions in various fields of aging and aging research.

Key-Note Speeches (preliminary, working titles):

Fundamental Concepts:

Prof. Dr. Walter KoflerHead, Section Social Medicine, Medical University of Innsbruck, President International Academy of Science H&E: An Extended View of a Bio-psycho-socio-cultural Model

Prof. Dr. PC Leung, Director,  Institute of Chinese Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong: Chinese Concept

Role of Government:

Prof. Dr. Robert Schloel, Vice-Ministry, Austrian Federal Ministry of Health: Austrian perspective

Prof. Yan Guo, Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health, Peking University: China perspective

Dr. Wai Man ChanAssistant Director of Health, responsible for Elderly Health, Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR government: Hong Kong perspective

Dr. Narantuya SamdanRegional Advisor for Traditional Medicine, WHO Regional Office Western Pacific, Philippine National Health Research System, Manila (to be confirmed): WHO perspective

Activity health, wellbeing & competence with aging:

Prof. Dr. Unnip Jaisamran, Asst. Dean for International Affairs, Faculty of Medicine.  Chulalongkorn University Bangkok (tbc): Key results of the International Conference "Health Aging 2010"

Prof. Dr. Jean Woo, Director, SH Ho Centre for Gerontology & Geriatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong: A Hong Kong Model: "Cadenza"

Dr. Christa ErhartParacelsus Medical University Salzburg: Understanding between generations

Culture based practices towards wellbeing: scientific basis:

Dr. Kazuhiko AtsumiPresident, Asian Association of Integrated Medicine: Integrated Medicine for Ageing

Prof. Dr. Prabhia AdhikariResearch Director, Kasturba Medical College, India: Yoga


Other local speakers:

Prof. Agnes Chan, Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong: Mind body exercises

Prof. Tatia Lee, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong: Buddhist Meditation

Dr. HM Ma, Senior Medical Officer, Tai Po Hospital: Music Resonance Therapy


FREE Registration

Please click the below link to fill in the registration form. 

Online Registration

*Airfare (max amount of 1,000 EUR) and accommodation will be supported for selected overseas participants whose abstracts have been accepted for either poster or oral presentation in the conference.


Travelling and Accommodation

Accommodation for invited speakers is offered by CUHK at the Regal Riverside Hotel, Shatin NT, Hong Kong  Eurasia-Pacific Uninet will come up for the travel costs of some selected speakers to a max. amount of 1,000 EUR.  Member institutions with less financial means will be preferred in this selection process for financial funding.  Please send your email request (after you have been informed about your conference participation on August 31st 2010) to the following email

For other conference participants, special rates are valid for reservation made on or before 22 September 2010 and subject to room availability at the Regal Riverside Hotel.  Please fill in the reservation form and return it to the contact person: Ms Helena Chan, Tel (852) 2132-1330; Fax (852) 2637-3976; Email

Hotel Shuttle Service Schedule

Hotel Airport Representative Counter Location Map

Map from hotel to conference venue (new)

Map from conference venue to hotel (new)


Poster Presentation

Posters will be organised according to topics. Poster mounting is scheduled at 17:00 – 18:00 on Friday, October 22 and 08:00 – 08:30 on Saturday, October 23. Posters can be on display in the Posters Area for the entire duration of the Conference. Posters must be removed at 18:30 on Sunday, October 24 at the latest. To keep good legibility of the poster, a maximum size of 100 cm in width and 130 cm in length is recommended. Fixing material (pins) will be available in the Poster Area.


Call for abstracts: (CLOSED)

Interested scientists from all health-related sectors engaged in aspects of aging health care and problems of the aging patient, especially from member institutions of Eurasia-Pacific Uninet, are invited to participate at the conference. Oral presentation is limited to 15 minutes (30 minutes for key-note) including discussion. Abstracts (min. 3000 characters including spaces, max. 5000 characters) for oral or poster presentations shall be submitted before July 31st, 2010 both to and

The following information must be included:

Texts must be written in English. Abstracts submitted in other languages will not be taken into consideration. Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference booklet available at the registration desk at your arrival. All abstracts will be reviewed in a standard peer reviewing process. The organizing committee reserves the right to change your presentation from oral to poster presentation and will communicate its decision to the authors regarding acceptance or rejection of the abstracts by August 31st 2010. Authors of abstracts accepted for exhibition as posters will receive further instruction for formatting.


Prof. Dr. Jean Woo                                         Prof. Dr. Walter Kofler

Chinese University of Hong Kong              Medical University of Innsbruck