Towards World Class Cancer Care

Towards World Class Cancer Care

Supported by the Healthcare Committee


Important message: This event has been postponed to a later date in February 2020. Registration will open again once the new event date is confirmed.



Alexander Chiu, Medical Director, Health and Employee Benefits, AXA Hong Kong
Prof Anne Lee, Head of the Department of Clinical Oncology, the University of Hong Kong
Karina Ki, Board of Director, Cancer Information Charity Foundation
Dr Raymond Lo, Honorary Clinical Professor of Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Moderator: Thalia Georgiou, Founder, Asia Care Group


In February 2019, the Chamber formed a sub-committee on cancer care to explore the challenges patients face in accessing and financing cancer services, including prevention, screening and treatment. The Committee undertook an analysis of all patient-facing studies conducted over a twenty-year period, met stakeholders in the healthcare community including NGOs and delivery organisations, and appraised international approaches to care delivery. The findings from this study, together with proposed solutions, were released in September in a White Paper which was shared with stakeholders in the health community. 

In this breakfast session, we will introduce the white paper, and discuss the redocumentations and findings with a panel of esteemed experts from industry, Government and the NGO sector.


About the speakers

Alexander Chiu is Medical Director of AXA Hong Kong, taking the lead for Payer to Partner strategy, overseeing clinical governance of health services, implementing best practices and cost-effective healthcare as well as designing and delivering population health management programmes.

Prior to joining AXA Hong Kong, Alex was Chief Operating Officer in Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital, who led the clinical operations and business development.

Alex’s career in healthcare spans across public and private sectors. He has practised as a physician for 17 years before embarking on a career in health administration. Previous roles include being Service Director for Quality and Safety at Queen Mary Hospital, Chief Manager for the Department of Quality and Standards at Hospital Authority Head Office, Chief Manager for the Department of Integrated Care Program at Hospital Authority Head Office, and Executive Medical Director of Quality Healthcare Medical Services Limited. 

Alex holds a medical degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and was a critical care physician by training. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and a fellow of the Hong Kong College of Physicians, the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. 


Prof. Anne Lee is currently the Head of the Department of Clinical Oncology, the University of Hong Kong, and Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Charity Foundation Professor in Holistic Cancer Care. In addition, she is the Deputy Hospital Chief Executive (Clinical Service), as well as the Chief of Service for the Center of Clinical Oncology at the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital in China. She is Honorary Professor of Peking Union Medical College Hospital. She is also the Honorary Consultant and Deputy Chief of Service of Clinical Oncology, Departments of Clinical Oncology at Queen Mary Hospital.

Dr. Lee's main research contributions focus on nasopharyngeal cancer. She is currently the Chairman of Hong Kong Nasopharyngeal Cancer Study Group and she has been the President of Hong Kong Head and Neck Society in the past.  In addition, she is currently the Vice President of Hong Kong College of Radiologists and the Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society. 


Karina Ki is the Board of Director of Cancer Information Charity Foundation which was founded by her husband, Mr. Alan Ng in 2017.  The Charity Foundation aims at providing factual information and comprehensive support to cancer patients especially during the patient’s journey of treatment.  The Foundation’s service coverage and operating expenses are mainly funded by the “”.  

Karina is also a Senior Director of Fresenius Kabi Asia Pacific Limited, a global healthcare company that specializes in lifesaving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition.  Karina’s 20 years of HR expertise has spanned employment in diverse industries including healthcare, banking and finance, aviation, consultancy and FMCG.



Dr. Raymond Lo graduated from United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, and received Fellowships from Royal College of Physicians (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow), Hong Kong College of Physicians, and Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. He is Honorary Clinical Professor of Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and also held visiting professorship overseas. Dr Lo is dual specialist in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, and held Masters of Health Administration from University of New South Wales, and Doctor of Medicine from Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Dr Lo is the Immediate Past President of the Federation of Medical Societies of Hong Kong, umbrella organisation of 143 medical, dental, nursing, and allied health professional societies, and is the Convenor of Care for Advanced Diseases Consortium, committed to promoting care for patients with serious illnesses. Dr. Lo is also the President of British Medical Association (Hong Kong Branch) and dedicated in promoting postgraduate education eg. CUHK MSc course in Gerontology and End of Life Care, BMA(HK) Therapeutics Course, and various certificate programmes.


About the moderator

Thalia Georgiou is the Founder of Asia Care Group; a boutique healthcare advisory firm that supports clients to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare. Previously, Thalia held a number of senior healthcare management roles in both the UK and Asia, including leading KPMG’s healthcare practice in Hong Kong and Heading the Public Health Office for London. Thalia was recently named as one of the U.K’s "35 top business women under 35” by Management Today, for her substantial contribution to leading change in the health sector. Thalia set up her first healthcare consulting business aged just 26; which grew to serve an international clientele including the Governments of the UK, Hong Kong, Bermuda and Canada, as well as multinational clients. Her firm led several multi-million-pound projects, including the turnaround and restructuring of one of the UK’s largest hospital groups, the restructuring of London’s largest community provider and the development of the commercial strategy for establishing one of the five largest Immunology and Transplantation Centres in the world. Through her new firm, Thalia hopes to bring the same level of expertise to health systems across the Asia-Pacific region.

This event is hosted by Andrew Seaton. 

Ticket includes a full hot English breakfast buffet.

Please note that Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club - collared shirts must be worn by men, and jeans, sandals and sports shoes are not permitted. To see the full list of club rules on dresscode, please click here.


  • Member: HK$ 440
  • Non-Member: HK$ 560
  • Y-Network Member: HK$ 340
  • Start-up Member: HK$ 340


Terms & Conditions

  • Reservations in advance are required. Please consider your booking confirmed unless notified otherwise.
  • Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club. No jeans or sports shoes.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing 24 hours prior to the event. No shows will be charged.
  • This event is closed to the media.
  • The event will be cancelled if the No.8 Typhoon signal or the Black Rain Storm warning is in force.
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11/14/2019 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
China Standard Time
Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club 1 Jackson Road Central

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