The CPCE Health Conference 2021 is the sixth annual international conference organised by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) since 2016. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Post-pandemic health and long-term care: A new paradigm”. The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the world for more than a year and a half. All people are adapting to the “new normal” practices and behaviour, in addition to wearing facial mask, hand hygiene and social distancing which are predominantly mandatory particularly in public venues. Health care has undergone drastic reform in terms of precautious measures, especially in hospitals and during high-risk procedures. Human traffic and visits to health and residential care facilities have put on a nearly total halt, “neglecting” the usual pattern and empathy in patient care. Policy makers, public health officials and health professionals are encountering a very difficult time in human history from the COVID-19, the clinical and epidemiological nature of which are still not fully understood by the experts. The aim is to explore the emerging policy, practices and management of health care, including long-term care in the post-pandemic era.
Professor Peter P. Yuen
Dean, College of Professional and Continuing Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Centre for Ageing and Healthcare Management Research, School of Professional Education and Executive Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University