Press Invitation

25 May 2021

The 7th Cross-Strait, Hong Kong and Macau Conference on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (Webinar)

The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK) and the School of Nursing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University will jointly organize the 7th Cross-Strait, Hong Kong and Macau Conference on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH 2021) on 29-30 May 2021 (this Saturday to Sunday). You are cordially invited to cover the Opening Ceremony and all other sessions of the Conference. 

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASRH 2021 Organizing Committee has promptly responded to transform this traditionally physical event into an online conference for the first time. Over 30 speakers from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and an estimate of over 700 participants will convene to explore and exchange on the main theme “Care and Connect: The Changing World of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health”. 

The Opening will be held at 9:00 am on 29 May 2021 (Saturday). Dr Thomas Chung, Consultant Community Medicine (Family and Student Health), Department of Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Dr Cheung Kai Bun, Chairman of FPAHK and Professor Alex Molasiotis, Head of School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have been invited as guests.

In light of the global challenges posed by the pandemic, Professor Michael Kidd, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Australian Government Department of Health, will deliver the keynote address on “COVID-19 and the Changing World of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health” after the Opening. His experience and contribution in Australia’s national primary care response to the COVID-19 pandemic is focused on how the health system can evolve to meet the current needs of the Australian community – bringing quality health care into homes.

The Conference will also include five plenaries, two lunchtime symposiums, two workshops, an experience sharing session, and oral and poster presentations, covering six areas: “Puberty: Development and Challenges”, “Sexuality in the Media, Handling and Prevention of Sexual Abuse”, “Dating and Gender Violence”, “Sexuality Education and Counselling”, “Prevention of STIs and HPV Vaccination” and “Public Health Policies, Student Health Systems and Primary Health Care”. For details and updates, please refer to the Programme attached and on the official webpage ( The Conference will be conducted in Putonghua, Cantonese and English (simultaneous interpretation service unavailable). 

ASRH provides a platform for exchange among policy makers, scholars, educators and healthcare professionals in the fields of adolescent sexual and reproductive health to share fieldwork experience, clinical cases and research studies with the aim to promote the development of adolescent sexual health services. It was launched in 2009 in Ningbo, China by the China Family Planning Association. It has since been convened biennially –– in 2011 and 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan, 2013 in Hong Kong, 2015 in Macau and 2017 in Sichuan, Chengdu. 

If you are interested in attending the Conference, please register online at You will receive a confirmation email with the conference link.

Attachment: ASRH 2021 Programme ASRHC2021_Program20210523AM.pdf