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The 3rd International E-Symposium on Communication in Health Care

“Advancing Frontiers of Health Communication Research, Education and Practice during the Pandemic”

Hong Kong Time Indicated Below 
Keynotes: 30 mins + 15 mins virtual coffee chat (click the title to view abstract)

Sessions: 15 mins per talk + 15 mins overall Q&A (click "Session X" to view abstracts)

Day 2 Programme

Keynote 4

(Moderator: Brian King)



Mariana Lazzaro-Salazar

Universidad Católica del Maule

Session 7: Healthcare Communication in the Chinese Context

(Moderator: KK Luke) 


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An exploratory study of meaning negotiation in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consultation—a case study of Hong Kong

Jack Pun

City University of Hong Kong

(with Winnie Chor, Linda Zhong & Olga Zayts- Spence)

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Researching online medical consultations in Mainland China

Zhengpeng Luo

Peking University

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What do Chinese patients think it means to be "old"?

Ni-Eng Lim

Nanyang Technological University

Virtual Coffee Chat (with Mariana Lazzaro-Salazar)


Short Break

Session 8: Communicating Sex Variation in Healthcare Settings and Beyond

(Moderator: Julia de Bres) 



Language and the geopolitics of sex variation

Brian King

The University of Hong Kong

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Disorders/ Differences of sex development: A preliminary nationwide study of parental experiences in China

Elaine Tsui

Hong Kong Baptist University

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The human rights of children with intersex variations and their family members

Morgan Carpenter

Intersex Human Rights Australia/ The University of Sydney

Session 9: Health Professions Education 1 (Moderator: Susan Bridges) 


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Dialogic approaches to clinical reasoning: Understanding the role of educational technologies in
health professions education

Susan Bridges

The University of Hong Kong

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The effectiveness of 'social stories’ to improve the oral health of preschool children with learning disabilities

Colman McGrath

The University of Hong Kong

Session 9 (Cont'd)

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Communication skills learning in obstetrics and gynaecology during the COVID-19 pandemic: Sharing of our experience

Sofie Yung

The University of Hong Kong

Lunch Break


Session 10: Health Professions Education 2

(Moderator: Susan Bridges)


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Contact is not enough: A qualitative study of how space and place impact on interprofessional education

Jennifer Cleland

Nanyang Technological University

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Communication in a new competency-based integrated medical curriculum

Daniel T. Baptista-Hon & Lap Ki Chan

Macau University of Science and Technology

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Embedding cultural awareness and responsiveness in health practitioners' education: An open discussion

Taiying Lee

The University of Hong Kong

Session 11: Issues in Genetic Counselling and Genetic Testing

(Moderator: Olga Zayts-Spence) 


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Challenges in genetic counselling in uncertainties

Stephen Lam

Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital/ Clinical Genetic Services

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Can genomics remove uncertainty from adoption? Social workers’ and medical advisors’ accounts of genetic testing

Michael Arribas-Ayllon

Cardiff University

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Elicitation of children’s understanding of information in genetic counseling for Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome

Andy LC Hui

The University of Hong Kong

Virtual Coffee Chat


Session 12: Viral Discourse 

(Moderator: Christoph Hafner) 


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How to communicate science effectively in a pandemic: A case study of a podcasting virologist Christian Drosten

Sylvia Jaworska

The University of Reading

Session 12 (Cont'd)

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Tribal epistemologies, intercultural Contact, and COVID-19 related health behaviour

Rodney Jones

The University of Reading

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Sense and sensibility: Urban public signs during a pandemic

Zhu Hua

The University of Birmingham

Keynote 5

(Moderator: Elena Semino)


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May O. Lwin

Nanyang Technological University



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