Welcome Message

Never before has a focus on cancer survivorship been more important. With global cancer incidence on the rise, there are more people living with the diagnosis of this life-threatening illness. For many, the side effects from the disease and its treatment may persist over time and have a negative impact on their relationships, their employment and their psychosocial as well as physical wellbeing. Understanding these impacts and delivering appropriate evidence-based interventions are critical to effective survivorship care, where the patient and their needs are situated at the centre of activity. Unfortunately, there remains great variation in the provision of and access to survivorship care services, and a priority must be to bridge this care gap to ensure equitable access for all.

Congratulations to the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society for organising this important meeting, to highlight the importance of survivorship and to bring together health service providers, clinicians and leaders from the Government and non-government sectors. Addressing the challenges of survivorship care will require close collaboration and a shared commitment to improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. Please join us in Hong Kong.

Prof. Jeff DUNN

President Union for International Cancer Control

Dear friends,

It is our honour and privilege to welcome you to the Regional Symposium on Cancer Survivorship in Hong Kong, a platform for experts and healthcare professionals to collaborate and form an alliance for improving the lives of cancer survivors.

We are particularly delighted to co-organise the Regional Symposium with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and to have Prof CM Lo, the Secretary for Health of Hong Kong participating as Guest of Honor at our Symposium. We are going to address a topic of utmost importance – cancer survivorship. Together, we will explore the multifaceted aspects of survivorship care, exchange knowledge, and empower one another to create a brighter future for cancer survivors.

We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to all the organising committee members, speakers and sponsors who have dedicated their time, expertise, and resources to make this symposium possible. Your commitment and support are truly commendable.

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the HKACS and we hope that this Symposium will not only deepen your understanding of cancer survivorship but also inspire you to take action and make a difference. Let us join hands as we embark on this journey together, empowering cancer survivors and promoting a future filled with hope, resilience, and improved quality of life.

Once again, welcome to the HKACS Regional Symposium on Cancer Survivorship. We wish you a fruitful and inspiring experience that will leave a lasting impact on your professional and personal journey.

Mrs. Patricia CHU, BBS

The Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society

Dr. Anne LEE

The Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society