The "Hong Kong Women's NGO Forum: Working with CEDAW", set for May 7, aims to bring together local activists, researchers and frontline non-governmental organisations to discuss how to improve the lives of women who still face discrimination. The event is organised by the Women's Studies Research Centre, the Emerging Strategic Research Theme on Diversity Studies, the Centre for Comparative and Public Law, University of Hong Kong (HKU), and the Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres. To reserve a place, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org call Flora Leung at 2859 2941 for info.
Medical forum at HKU
Medical practitioners and students who want to stay abreast in their field should not miss the 16th Hong Kong Medical Forum on May 7-8, organised by the HKU's department of medicine (below). The forum will feature distinguished local and overseas speakers, interactive workshops and an exhibition of the latest technology available. There will also be a special lecture on the Japan earthquake. Visit www.hku.hk/medicine/hkmffor more information on this forum and CPE point entitlements.
Author tackles China issues
The British Chamber Of Commerce has invited Giles Chance - author of China and the Credit Crisis and visiting professor at the Guanghua School of Business at Peking University - to give an update on the mainland's economic development. He will also speak on the world economy in the wake of the credit crisis. The event will be held on May 4 from 8am to 9.15am at the Hong Kong Club. The fee is HK$390 for non-members and HK$310 for members. E-mail email@example.com details.