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CHAIRLADY MESSAGE

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It gives me immense pleasure to invite you on behalf of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians and the 2023 Organizing Committee to the 13th Hong Kong Primary Care Conference which will be held online from 23rd to 25th of June 2023.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Flourishing Primary Care: Family Doctor for Everyone”. The lessons learnt from the COVID pandemic have rekindled the need for a robust primary healthcare and stimulated innovative policy solutions in many countries to accelerate the transformation of healthcare systems with an emphasis on the promotion of primary healthcare. The recent HKSAR Chief Executive’s 2022 Policy Address has shown a strong commitment to revamping the healthcare system from a treatment-oriented, hospital-based structure to a prevention-focused, community-based system, via investment in additional resources to promote primary healthcare. Furthermore, it also advocates the promotion of the “Family Doctor for All” concept as the essential foundation for sustainable people-centric primary healthcare in the community. Over the years, our College has always been a strong proponent of “Everyone should have a Family Doctor” concept as local and international studies have shown that healthcare systems with strong primary healthcare teams led by Family Doctors have proven to be more cost effective and sustainable.

Our annual hallmark conference will continue to captivate our participants with exciting yet diverse arrays of plenary sessions, seminars, workshops and discussion forums. Our workshops will resume the face to face mode to allow more interactive hands-on learning. Furthermore, I warmly invite you to submit abstracts to our signature clinical case competition as well as full research paper and free paper competitions.

I welcome you all to yet another inspiring and rewarding experience in this coming conference.

 

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​Sincerely yours, 

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Dr. Lorna Ng
Chairlady, Organizing Committee
Hong Kong Primary Care Conference 2023

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