Date: Friday, June 16, 2017 to Saturday, June 17, 2017

Prof. Edward Chan was invited to speak at the International Symposium on Medical Social Work, organized by Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, in Shanghai on 16-17 June 2017. Over 200 participants from health and social work professionals were attending to presentations made by scholars from USA, Australia, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Dr. Hong Huang, Secretary of the Party Committee of Shanghai Health and Family Planning Association, and Mr. Changqiang Zhou, Vice Director of Department of Medical Administration of National Health and Family Planning Commission were officiating the opening ceremony.

Dr. Qingying Ji, Vice President of the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center shared the important development of medical social work in mainland China. Prof. Chan presented the current trend of child and family polyvictimization studies and addressed important issues in informing child protection policy in China.