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Four-lecture Series on Life and Death Education

Updated: May 12



Initiated by Prof Roger Yat-nork CHUNG, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care is organizing four-lecture series on life and death education. Covering "silent teachers" body donation programme, enduring powers of attorney, advance care planning and funerals, the four public seminars bring us thoughts and understanding on options towards life and death.


First public siminar: Life and Death Education from the “Silent Teachers”

Register here: https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/mycuform/view.php?id=1039880


Date:15th May, 2021 (Sat)

Time:3:00-4:30pm

Venue:Lecture Theatre 1B, Level 1, Cheng Yu Tung Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 12 Chak Cheung Street, Shatin, N.T.

Speaker:Mr Pasu Ng

Moderator:Prof Roger Chung


We are honoured to have Mr Pasu Ng, the champion behind the CUHK "Silent Teacher" Body Donation Programme and dissecting laboratory manager of the Faculty of Medicine, to be our speaker in the first public seminar of the four-lecture series on life and death education, organized by the School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK. A veteran embalmer and restorative artist, Pasu will share with us the concepts and values behind body donation, as well as reviewing and projecting the development of and the humanitarian concern behind "remains processing."



Second public seminar: Estate Management, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Register here: https://bit.ly/3vWdIHr


Date:29/5/2021 (Sat)

Time:3:00-4:30pm

Venue:Room 302, Chong Fat Commercial Building, 266-268 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po (Sham Shui Po MTR Exit D1, opposite to Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices)

Speaker:Mr Cheung Pok Man Boris

Moderator:Prof Roger Chung, Mr Pasu Ng


We are honored to have Mr Cheung Pok Man Boris to be our speaker in the second public seminar of the four-lecture series on life and death education organized by the School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK. A solicitor, Boris will share with us the theoretical and practical issues of estate management, wills, and enduring powers of attorney. Since death is an inevitable stage of life, how should we plan ahead to better prepare for ourselves and our relatives and friends? How to ensure that our family members can use our assets to pay for the living, medical and hospital expenses in a timely and uncomplicated fashion? We will learn about all these in this seminar.


Mr Cheung Pok Man Boris's legal practice includes dealing with civil and commercial disputes -- they include but are not limited to representing private clients in handling estate disputes, drafting various contracts, wills, and enduring powers of attorney, and handling family matters such as asset allocation and asset transfer. Mr Cheung also actively participates in social services in his spare time. He was the Gold Award winner of The Law Society of Hong Kong Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme in 2019 and 2020.



Third public siminar: Advance Directive and Advance Care Planning

Register here: https://bit.ly/3tE9RgE


Date:12/6/2021(Sat)

Time:3:00-4:30pm

Venue:Lecture Theatre 1A, Level 1, Cheng Yu Tung Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 12 Chak Cheung Street, Shatin, N.T.

Speaker:Prof Helen Chan

Moderator:Prof Roger Chung


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Fourth public seminar: After-death care and funeral services

Register here: https://bit.ly/3f8DlOK


Date:26/6/2021 (Sat)

Time:3:00-4:30pm

Venue:「一切從簡」社會企業 九龍深水埗長沙灣道266-268號昌發商業大廈302室(深水埗D1站長沙灣政府合署對面)

Speaker:Mr Pasu Ng

Moderator:Prof Roger Chung


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