***sold out*** hchk and hchkef monthly luncheon x community engagement series – well: what we need to talk about when we talk about health?

Thursday, January 9th 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

HCHK and HCHKEF Monthly Luncheon x Community Engagement Series - Well: What we need to talk about when we talk about health?

Date:January 9th, 2020 (Thursday)
Time:12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue:Latham and Watkins,
18/F, One Exchange Square,
8 Connaught Place,

Event Fee*:HKD 220 per Member
HKD 350 per Guest

*Fee includes light lunch. Free entry if you sign up as a new lifetime member before January 8, 2020 (subject to eligibility and ticket availability)! Click here to apply for membership. 


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Event Description

The Harvard Club of Hong Kong and Harvard Club of Hong Kong Educational Fund are honoured to welcome Boston University School of Public Health Dean Sandro Galea back to Hong Kong.

How do we live longer, healthier lives? Perhaps we can draw insight from what not to do, building on the American example. Americans spend more money on health than people anywhere else in the world. And what do they get for it? Statistically, not much. Americans today live shorter, less healthy lives than citizens of other rich countries, and these trends show no signs of letting up.

The problem, Dean Sandro Galea argues, is that Americans focus on the wrong things when they think about health. The national understanding of what constitutes "being well" is centered on medicine – the lifestyles we adopt to stay healthy, and the insurance plans and prescriptions we fall back on when we're not. In this presentation, Dr. Galea will discuss what we should really focus on to improve population health, building on the foundational chapters of his latest book “Well: What we need to talk about when we talk about health” such as politics, power, love, hate, and humility.

The event will be co-chaired by Calvin Lee and Serena Fan, directors of the Harvard Club of HK; and Philo Alto, director of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong Education Fund. We are grateful that Mr. Bryan Wong of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has kindly agreed to be a guest respondent to share relevant perspectives in relation to Hong Kong. 
We would also like to acknowledge the support of the HBS Association of Hong Kong and the Yale Club of Hong Kong. Special thanks to Latham and Watkins for their venue partnership.

Speaker Bio

Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH

Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He has published more than 800 scientific journal articles, 50 chapters, and 18 books to date. His latest book is “Well: What we need to talk about when we talk about health.”

Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto. Galea graduated from Harvard University School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health and a concentration in quantitative methods. Galea graduated with a doctoral degree from Columbia University and has an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.

Galea was named one of Time magazine’s epidemiology innovators and has been listed as one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.” He is chair of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research, and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.


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HK$220 (Lifetime/Patron)

HK$220 (Annual/Biennial/Complimentary Student Member)

HK$350 (Prospect/Guest)

Sign Up Date

(Lifetime/Patron) : Monday, October 14th 2019

(Annual/Biennial/Complimentary Student Member) : Tuesday, October 15th 2019

(Prospect/Guest) : Wednesday, October 16th 2019

Sign Up Deadline

Wednesday, January 8th 2020

Time & Location

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Latham and Watkins, 18/F One Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central

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