About the Conference

In 2016, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust initiated the Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project (“JCECC”), aimed at enhancing the end-of-life care in Hong Kong to improve the quality of life of older people with terminal illness. The project involves multi-level of intervention through capacity building for the public, patients and family members, social care professionals and health care professionals, direct service delivery of care in viable community-based service models and rigorous evaluation of the outcomes and impacts of the capacity building and direct care.

The JCECC International Conference 2021 aims to bring together practitioners, researchers, scholars and policy makers worldwide to discuss the future directions of end-of-life service development from public health perspectives, and share best practices and innovations in promoting sustainability and quality of care at the end of life. The conference also provides an opportunity to review the achievements of the concerted efforts of JCECC and our partners in the past six years.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the JCECC International Conference 2021 will be held in virtual format.

Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project (JCECC)

Hong Kong is facing a rapidly ageing population, and the number of elderly suffering from terminal illnesses has also escalated correspondingly. In view of the growing demand for end-of-life care services in the community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust approved a total of HK$255 million to initiate the “Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project” (JCECC). Launched in 2016, the six-year project aims at improving the quality of end-of-life care, enhancing the capacity of service providers, as well as raising public awareness.

JCECC is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional and cross-sectoral collaboration to help enhance end-of-life care in Hong Kong with special emphasis on the interface between social and medical systems. Service models are being developed and shaped to provide holistic support to terminally-ill elders in the community and elderly homes. The goal is to enable the city’s older people to have informed choices of care and have an improved quality of life.

The Trust’s partners in JCECC are The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Social Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Institute of Ageing, Hong Kong Association of Gerontology, Haven of Hope Christian Service, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, St James’ Settlement, and S.K.H. Holy Carpenter Church District Elderly Community Centre.

Chairs:

Professor Amy Chow, Project Director, Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project (JCECC)

Dr. Edward Leung, President, Hong Kong Association of Gerontology

 

Members (In alphabetical order):

Dr. Alvin Chan, Chairman, Board of Education, the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians

Professor Cecilia Chan, Project Advisor, Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project (JCECC)

Ms. Imelda Chan, Head of Charities (Special Projects), The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Dr Lam Ching-choi, Chairman, Elderly Commission

Ms. Vivian Lee, Senior Charities Manager, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Mr. Arnold Leung, Senior Service Manager, S.K.H. Holy Carpenter Church District Elderly Community Centre

Ms. Irene Leung, Head of Charities (Trust-Initiated Projects Management), The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Professor Lin Chia-Chin, Head of School, School of Nursing, LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU

Ms. Liu Kit-han, Director (Rehabilitation), The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation

Dr. Susanna Lo, Consultant, CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

Ms. Yvonne Lo, Senior Manager, St James’ Settlement

Dr. Jeffrey Ng, Chairman, Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine

Dr. Vincent Tse, Founding Chairman, Society for Life and Death Education

Dr. Paul Wong, Deputy Medical Superintendent, Haven of Hope Sister Annie Skau Holistic Care Centre


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