Can Improved Medical Education Reduce the Demand for Hospital Services?

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Can Improved Medical Education Reduce the Demand for Hospital Services?

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In recent years the demand for Hong Kong’s public hospital services has outstripped the capacity to deliver. This has resulted in increased elective waiting times, poorer access to emergency care and a healthcare workforce which is severely overburdened.  Whilst new hospital investment and development is planned, there remain many opportunities to improve the situation through other mechanisms – notably a new approach to medical education and support. Globally, it has been observed that improved medical education via the introduction of standardised clinical pathways and protocols, the timely use of identification and treatment tools and on-going opportunities to understand new developments in key clinical fields, all yield positive outcomes. This includes reductions in the variability of care, the utilisation rates for key diagnostic tests - such as CT’s and colonoscopies - as well as reducing overall hospital admission rates. In this breakfast briefing session, we will be joined by industry representatives to discuss what Hong Kong could do to leverage better medical education in pursuit of a more sustainable and effective health system. 


About the speakers

Dr Manette Williams is an accomplished Medical Communications, Education, Clinical Training and Publications Lead with more than 10 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry and medical communications agencies. She has worked as Professional Medical Education Manager, Medical Congress and Events Lead, Medical Communications Manager, Clinical Trainer, Principal Medical Writer, and Editorial Lead. Dr Williams has worked in Asia, Africa, Europe and in the US and her experience encompasses a broad spectrum of medical education, clinical training, clinical operations and communication functions, including medical education strategy and program development, advocacy relationship management, publication planning and peer review manuscript development.


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Member $ 400.00 HKD
Non-Member $ 520.00 HKD
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  • Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club. No jeans or sports shoes.
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  • Please make cheques payable to: "The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong" & send it to Room 1201 Emperor Group Centre, 288 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong

Can Improved Medical Education Reduce the Demand for Hospital Services?

Thu, April 26, 2018
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Dr Manette Williams, Head of Medical Education, Amgen JAPAC 


Sophia Hua, Associate Director, Clinical Quality & Standards, Group Health, AIA 


Moderated by Candace Albert, Managing Consultant, Asia Care Group


More speakers to be confirmed.

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