Prof. Chan Wai-yee, Director of the School of Biomedical Sciences, led a 10-member delegation to attend the 4th Pan-Asian Biomedical Science Conference held in Danang, Vietnam during 5 – 7 December 2018.
Co-organized by the School of Medicine and Pharmacy and VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education, The University of Danang, Vietnam, the 3-day event attracted more than 300 international scientists and scholars to participate. The Conference was the fourth conference organized under the Pan-Asian Biomedical Science Consortium (PABSC) (formerly known as ASIA-International Biomedical Science Consortium) which was officially established in 2011 aiming to tighten the regional academic collaborations and linkages.
Our School delegation comprising Prof. Andrew M.L. Chan, Associate Director (Development), Prof. Woody W.Y. Chan, Associate Director (Graduate Education), Dr. Ann S.N. Lau, Assistant Director (Ug Ed – BSc in Biomedical Sciences Programme), Mr. Chan Chi-ho, Administrative Head, and five postgraduate students, together with other participants witnessed the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the membership of the PABSC on the last day of the Conference. Current consortium members increased from 11 to 18 tertiary and research institutions from Southeast-Asia, and would continue to take turn to host the event biennially.
Following its success in hosting the 2nd Pan-Asian Biomedical Science Conference in 2014, it was agreed by consortium members that the next conference be held again by the School of Biomedical Sciences, CUHK in 2020.
Group photo of the School delegation including Prof. Cho Chi-hin, Emeritus Professor (4th from left), Prof. Chan Wai-yee (5th from left), Prof. Woody W.Y. Chan (middle), Dr. Ann S.N. Lau (5th from right), Prof. Andrew M.L. Chan (3rd from right), Mr. Chan Chi-ho (1st from right) and 5 postgraduate students
Prof. Chan Wai-yee, School Director, delivers a keynote speech in the Conference
Group photo of the representatives of the Consortium members
Group photo taken at the 4th Pan-Asian Biomedical Science Conference
Consortium representatives attend the MOU Signing Ceremony on the third day of the Conference