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“In Serving, We Learn!” PolyU RS Hospital-Community Rehabilitation Conference, Kunming 2019

24 Aug 2019

PolyU RS has jointly organized with Yunnan Association of Rehabilitation Medicine to hold the Hospital Community Rehabilitation Conference in Kunming on 24-25th August, 2019 with the theme - “To nurture future community rehabilitation professionals”. Prof. Hector Tsang, Cally Kwong Mei Wan Professor in Psychosocial Health, Chair Professor and Head of Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, PolyU delivered a keynote speech to introduce the historical and latest development of community rehabilitation in Hong Kong and shared his valuable vision with audiences on the opportunities for community rehabilitation professionals in Greater Bay Area.

Led by Prof. Cecilia Li-Tsang, Mr Tony Wong and Mr Tang Kin-Chung, the “PolyU RS Community Rehabilitation Educational Model Building Team” shared their experience in providing rehabilitation services within the community after disasters with an ultimate goal - to establish a new and sustainable clinical training model not only to nurture future rehabilitation but also to establish a yardstick of quality to serve the vast amount disables in the community across the Chinese mainland. This is a massive collaboration project with five universities including Capital Medical University, Kunming Medical University, Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sichuan University and Shanghai of University Traditional Chinese Medicine. The dedicated “We Care We Share” PolyU RS Occupational Therapy student service-learning team presented their previous community service works in Yunnan, sharing their fruitful and satisfying learning experiences. They have invited a group of their service users onto stage sharing their changes in life that touched audiences hearts.

PolyU RS, with the teaching faculties and student service-learning teams have been dedicated to serve and support the development of community rehabilitation ever since the devastating Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008. They are passionate to devote their professional skills and knowledge to promote physical and psycholsocial health and to maximize function for persons with disabilities in the community. The project team is working on more extensive collaborations across allied health disciplines, and even across professionals in engineering and designs from local to overseas in the future, achieving the goal of "In Serving, We Learn".

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