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COVID-19 Symposium: From Prevention to Control


Topic COVID-19 Symposium: From Prevention to Control
Course Type Symposium
Content

To share the epidemiology, latest knowledge and practice on screening, prevention, and control for COVID-19 from public health perspective covering:

  • Epidemiology of COVID-19: global and Hong Kong
  • Route of transmission 
  • Screening and laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19
  • Clinical management 
  • Prevention and control including infection control measures and public health strategies such as border control, isolation, quarantine, and vaccination

Poster

Date 8 December 2020 - 10 December 2020
Venue Online Webinar
Organizer Co-organised by Infectious Disease Control Training Centre, Hospital Authority/ Infection Control Branch, Centre for Health Protection and Chief Infection Control Officer’s Office, Hospital Authority
Target Group Healthcare professionals practicing in Hospital Authority, Department of Health and private settings
Speakers

DAY 1    8 December 2020 (Tuesday)

Session 1    Epidemiology of the COVID-19 pandemic

 
Time Topic Speaker Video
09:00 – 09:05 Welcome speech Dr WONG Ka-hing, Controller, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health
09:05 – 09:50 Global epidemiology of COVID-19 Dr Maria VAN KERKHOVE, WHO Technical Lead of COVID-19 response and Head of Emerging Diseases and Zoonosis Unit, WHO
09:50 – 10:35 Local epidemiology of COVID-19 Dr Albert AU, Principal Medical and Health Officer, Communicable Disease Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health  
10:35 – 10:45 Q&A    
10:45 – 11:00 Break    
11:00 – 11:20 Emergency Response and Preparedness for COVID-19 in Hong Kong Dr Heston KWONG, Head, Emergency Response and Programme Management Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health
11:20 – 11:30 Q&A    
11:30 – 12:15 Transmission dynamics of COVID-19 (change in reproduction number at different phrase of the epidemic) Prof Benjamin COWLING, Professor and Division Head, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, the University of Hong Kong
12:15 – 12:25 Q&A    
12:25 – 14:00 Lunch break    
Session 2    Route of Transmission of COVID-19  
Time Topic Speaker Video
14:00 – 14:45 COVID-19 transmission and risk to healthcare workers Prof Michael KLOMPAS, Professor of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Hospital Epidemiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA
14:45 – 14:55 Q&A    
14:55 – 15:40 Ventilation and transmission routes of SARS-COV-2 Prof Yuguo LI, Chair Professor of Building Environment, Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Hong Kong  
15:40 – 15:50 Q&A    
15:50 – 16:05 Break    
16:05 – 16:50 Prevention of COVID-19 – what role does ventilation play? Ir Eric LEE, Chief Engineer, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
16:50 – 17:00 Q&A    
17:00 – 17:45 Role of healthy drains in the prevention of spread of COVID-19 Sr Junkers LAM, Chief Building Surveyor, Existing Buildings Division, Buildings Department
17:45 – 17:55 Q&A    
End of Day 1  

 

DAY 2    9 December 2020 (Wednesday)

Session 3    Testing, Investigation and Treatment for COVID-19

 
Time Topic Speaker Video
09:00 – 09:45 COVID-19 testing: technological aspects Dr Dominic TSANG, Consultant, Public Health Laboratory Services Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health  
09:45 – 09:55 Q&A        
09:55 – 10:40 COVID-19 cardiac & thoracic imaging: diagnosis, management, dilemmas and future Dr NG Ming-yen, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, the University of Hong Kong
10:40 – 10:50 Q&A    
10:50 – 11:05 Break    
11:05 – 11:50 COVID-19 control in Thailand: sharing successful experience Prof Anucha APISARNTHANARAK, Professor and Chief of Division, Infectious Diseases Division, Thammasat University Hospital, Thailand
11:50 – 12:00 Q&A    
12:00 – 12:45 Clinical Management of COVID-19 Patients Prof Michael ISON, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Disease) and Surgery (Organ Transplantation), Northwestern University, USA
12:45 – 12:55 Q&A    
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break    
Session 4    Management of COVID-19  
Time Topic Speaker Video
14:00 – 14:45 Managing COVID-19 patients: local experience Dr Owen TSANG, Consultant (Medicine & Geriatrics), Princess Margaret Hospital / Medical Director, Infectious Disease Centre, Hospital Authority  
14:45 – 14:55 Q&A    
14:55 – 15:40 Setting up community isolation/treatment facilities in Hong Kong Dr Vincent CHENG, Infection Control Officer and Ms WONG Shuk-ching, Senior Nursing Officer, Infection Control Team, Hong Kong West Cluster, Hospital Authority
15:40 – 15:50 Q&A    
15:50 – 16:05 Break    
16:05 – 16:50 Latest research of drug trials and recommended treatment for COVID-19 Prof Ivan HUNG, Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean, Department of Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong
16:50 – 17:00 Q&A    
17:00 – 17:45 COVID-19 Pandemic: what we have learnt?  Dr CHUNG Kin-lai, Director (Quality and Safety), Head Office, Hospital Authority  
17:45 – 17:55 Q&A    
End of Day 2  

 

DAY 3    10 December 2020 (Thursday)

Session 5    Prevention and control strategies for COVID-19 

 
Time Topic Speaker Video
09:00 – 09:15 Summary of infection control advices from Infection Control Branch Dr Leo LUI, Associate Consultant, Infection Control Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health
09:15 – 09:55 Smart antimicrobial systems for healthy environment Prof YEUNG King-lun, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering & Division of Environment and Sustainability, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
09:55 – 10:05 Q&A    
10:05 – 10:25  Quarantine centres under COVID-19 in Hong Kong Dr Ada LIN, Principal Medical and Health Officer, Emergency Response and Programme Management Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health  
10:25 – 11:10

Medical post in quarantine centre

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Dr Leo KONG, Senior Medical and Health Officer and Dr Tammy TAM, Senior Medical and Health Officer, Professional Development and Quality Assurance Service, Department of Health
11:10 – 11:20  Q&A    
11:20 – 11:35 Break    
11:35 – 11:55 Home quarantine and beyond Dr HO Yuk-yin, Commander, Home Quarantine Taskforce, Department of Health
11:55 – 12:05 Q&A    
12:05 – 12:45 Local experience of using simulation training to augment ID preparedness and IC practices Dr Danny TONG, Senior Manager / Principal Nursing Officer, Head Office, Hospital Authority
12:45 – 12:55 Q&A    
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break    
Session 6    Prevention and control of COVID-19: What’s next ?  
Time Topic Speaker Video
14:00 – 14:45 Overview on quarantine measures at boundary control points and prospect of international travel Dr LEUNG Yiu-hong, Chief Port Health Officer, Port Health Division, Communicable Disease Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health  
14:45 – 14:55 Q&A    
14:55 – 15:40 Risk communication for COVID-19: preparation for the next battle Dr Raymond HO, Head, Health Promotion Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health
15:40 – 15:50 Q&A    
15:50 – 16:05 Break    
16:05 – 16:50

Vaccination: the silver bullet for COVID-19?

Current Status of COVID-19 Vaccine - Medical Diary

Prof LAU Yu-lung, Chair Professor of Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, the University of Hong Kong / Chairman of Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health
16:50 – 17:00 Q&A    
Session 7    Parallel Workshop on Fit test  
Time Topic Speaker Video
14:00 – 15:15 How to do fit test Ms Cassidy CHAN, Occupational Hygienist, Infection Control Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health                                                                
15:15 – 16:45 Hands on workshop    
16:45 – 17:00 Q&A    
End of Day 3  
Disclaimer

Published at 2020-12-23
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