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Compulsory Mental Health Treatment in Hong Kong: Which Way Forward?
posted by Faculty of Law for HKU and Public
Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Medical & Health Care

Event Details

A two-day conference on the escalating issue of mental health policy and human rights

Who should attend: researchers, clinicians, legal practitioners and anyone who wants to better understand the legal and ethical implications of compulsory mental health treatment
In Hong Kong, the Mental Health Ordinance (MHO) has been tasked with the purpose of ensuring adequate mental health care as well as protecting patients’ rights. However, implementation of the MHO has presented difficulties in practice, and variances in its implementation have sometimes led to legal dilemmas.
Join our interactive conference to learn from global experts about controversial issues surrounding compulsory mental health treatment.
Participate in a broad examination of legal and policy reform; better understand worldwide comparative perspectives; network with world-class speakers and panelists.
Seize this opportunity to bring about potential changes in mental healthcare policy in Hong Kong.

Date/Time25/08/2017 to 26/08/2017 09:00-18:00
VenueLarge Moot Court, 2/F, Faculty of Law, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hon

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 27/04/2017 15:00(HKT) to 22/08/2017 23:59(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

* Registration is now closed.

More registration instructions
Charges :

For Public
- Full registration : HKD800 (HKD400 per day)
- Early bird (register before 30 Jun): HKD600

For staff from Hospital Authority / Department of Health :
- Full registration : HKD600 (HKD300 per day)
- Early bird (register before 30 Jun): HKD400

For HKU Staff/Students and Invited Guests
Free of Charge

Please register via our system to reserve a place. We will inform you regarding the credit card payment arrangements via email in due course.


N.B. Final confirmation of registration is subject to payment in full. Do not send cash.

Contact Information

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Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms Au Yun Ling by email at or by phone at 39171845 or by fax at 25498495.