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[Event Highlights] Visiting Academics – Academician Shen Hongbing & Prof William E Funk at Public Health Frontier Forum Series

We are delighted to have two distinguished scholars, Prof Shen Hongbing, Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and Director General, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and Prof William E Funk, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, visit our School on 23 May 2024.


During their visit, the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care (JCSPHPC) hosted the “Public Health Frontier Forum Series by Prof. Shen Hongbing”, which consisted of 2 sessions, attracting an in-person attendance of 50+ participants respectively.

[Left to right] Prof Hein Min TUN, Associate Professor; Prof Shelly TSE, Associate Director (Mainland China Affairs); Professor Samuel Wong, Director, from JCSPHPC, Prof Hongbing SHEN, CAE Academician; Prof William E FUNK, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University; and Prof Kin-fai HO, Associate Director (Graduate Studies and Research), JCSPHPC at the “Public Health Frontier Forum Series by Prof. Shen Hongbing”


Public Health Frontier Forum Series by Prof. Shen Hongbing (1): Reform of the National Disease Control and Prevention System and the Cultivation of Public Health Talents


Prof Shen, as the featured speaker, shed light on the advancement of disease control and prevention in China as well as the education for future leaders in the field. Participants actively engaged in the Q&A session that followed, which was moderated by Prof Shelly Tse, Associate Director (Mainland China Affairs) and Professor at JCSPHPC.


Professor Shen delivered a presentation on the topic “Reform of the National Disease Control and Prevention System and the Cultivation of Public Health Talents " in Series 1


Professor Shelly Tse, Associate Director (Mainland China Affairs) and Professor, The JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, was the moderator of Series 1

Participants actively engaged in the Q&A sessions and had meaningful discussion with Professor Shen


Public Health Frontier Forum Series by Prof. Shen Hongbing (2): Molecular Epidemiology and Big-Data Cohort Studies


In the afternoon session, Prof Shen illustrated his research excellence through his keynote presentation titled “Lung Cancer Epidemiology and Molecular Epidemiology”, analysing the risk factors for lung cancer and highlighting potential measures for lung cancer prevention and control in China.


This session was enriched by the sharing and discussion among renowned scholars, including Prof William E Funk, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Prof Shelly Tse, Associate Director (Mainland China Affairs) and Professor, JCSPHPC, and Prof Hein Min Tun, Associate Professor, JCSPHPC. It was a unique opportunity for academics and scholars to present their research findings and exchange ideas on inter-sectoral public health risks and issues.


Professor Shen delivered a presentation titled “Studies of Lung Cancer Epidemiology and Molecular Epidemiology" in Series 2


Professor Shen was the moderator of the panel discussion. Joining the panel discussion, we had (from left to right) Professor Shelly Tse and Professor Hein Min Tun from JCSPHPC, and Professor William Funk from Northwestern University


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