The Academic Discipline of Health and Life Sciences of The College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) is commissioned again to organise this Conference after the successful CPCE Health Conference 2016 ( on aging, health and long term care last January, attended by over 300 participants. CPCE of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), through the School of Professional and Executive Development (SPEED) and the Hong Kong Community College (HKCC), offers a range of health related programmes at Associate Degree, and Honours Bachelor’s Degree levels. CPCE has a full-time student population of over 10,000.


This Conference is focused on an Asia-Pacific Perspective. Academics and Experts from Australia, the Chinese Mainland, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand in our region, will present at the Plenary Sessions, to share the latest developments in healthcare reform, policies, financing and management in their territory.


To explore potentials of healthcare reform, the Conference will provide excellent opportunities for networking, exchange of views and practical solutions to all engaged in the healthcare business. Parallel sessions of the Conference on the theme of HEALTHCARE DELIVERY AND FINANCING REFORM  shall include (but not be limited to) the following subthemes: health insurance, e-health, governance and financial management in health care, medical tourism, public-private mix, patient safety, community-based programmes, delivery models, public-private partnership, health programmes in tertiary education, role of social enterprise in health care, etc., with the aim to promote interdisciplinary education and research on current issues and experience related to healthcare reform in different country settings to a wide audience, like academics, researchers, policy makers, board directors, health service executives, human resources managers, practitioners and operators in health industry and insurance, as well as a good learning superhighway encounter for students in health, finance, business, marketing, public administration, and social science studies.



The Academic Discipline of Health and Life Sciences, College of Professional and Continuing Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Conference Chair

Prof. Peter P. Yuen
Dean, College of Professional and Continuing Education,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University