– Day 3 13:30 – 14:30 Summit Stage
Dr Edward LEUNG
President, Hong Kong Association of Gerontology
Dr. Leung is currently Hon Consultant Geriatrician and Director of Geriatric Medicine Centre (Healthy Ageing) Of Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital. He was Head of Division of Geriatric Medicine and Rehabilitation of United Christian Hospital till 2015, Ex-Chairman of Geriatric Specialty Board of Hong Kong College of Physicians, Hon Associate Professor of Department of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hon Associate Professor of Department of Medicine and Department of Social Work and Social Administration of University of Hong Kong, He is also President of Hong Kong Association of Gerontology and Hong Kong Continence Society. He has been Chief Editor of Hong Kong Journal of Gerontology and is currently the Co-chief editor of Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics.
Dr Nai Ming LUK
Chairman, Hong Kong Dermatology Foundation
Teledermatology for elderly
Teledermatology makes use of telecommunication technology in diagnosing and treating patients with skin diseases. It is especially useful to elderly who have mobility problems and in areas where dermatologists are not easily available.
The method is especially suitable in dermatology as visual inspection remains the most important skills in diagnosing skin diseases.
There are two types of teledermatology: the real-time and store-and-forward method. The latter is more cost effective and does not require expensive equipment.
Diagnostic accuracy is a major obstacle that could be overcome with adherence to standard protocol and appropriate training.
Common skin diseases in elderly such as those related to aging such as solar keratosis and skin cancers; those acquire in institution e.g. skin infection or infestation; those resulting from preexisting systemic diseases e.g. diabetic dermopathy can be managed with this mean.
Dr Nai Ming LUK graduated in the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1987. He obtained his dermatology training under the Social Hygiene Service of the HKSAR and Saint John’s Institute of Dermatology London, UK.
Dr Luk became Fellow of Hong Kong College of Physicians in 1998 and was awarded Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (Glasgow) in 2008.
Ms Yvonne YEUNG
Chief Executive, Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association
Ms. Yvonne Yeung is the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association, and proactively explores innovative services to meet with the ever-changing social needs. Services provided by Hong Kong YWCA include youth development, women service & family service, Christian ministry, membership service, elderly service, early childhood education, career development & continuing education, social business & Y Hospitality etc.