First held in 2002, the Veterinary Public Health (VPH) Workshop has been an annual event whereby speakers ranging from academics and government officials from all over the world have been invited to Hong Kong. The Workshop is a platform to raise awareness of the latest development of scientific knowledge in the field of veterinary public health and food safety. This year, we have the honour of having guest speakers from United Kingdom and the United States to share their expertise and insight on Foodborne Listeriosis and Norovirus Infection.

Date: 14th to 15th September 2015
Time: 14th September – 09:30 AM – 05:30 PM
15th September – 09:30 AM – 12:45 PM     
Topics: Foodborne Listeriosis and Norovirus Infection     
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Hong Kong Central Library, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.[ Map

Continual Education Accreditation

The VPH Workshop 2015 has been approved as an accredited CPD activity by the following professional bodies / programs:

  1. Veterinary Surgeons Board of Hong Kong (VSB)
  2. Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

Continuing Medical Education ( CME ) / Continuing Professional Development ( CPD ) Accreditation

  CME/CPD Points Awarded
College / Programme
MCHK CME Programme
Family Physicians

Guest Speakers:

Guest Speakers Topics

Ms. Janell KAUSE

Scientific Advisor for Risk Assessment
Food Safety and Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
A Risk ‐ based Approach to Preventing Listeriosis in the U.S.

Dr. Jasmine KWONG

Medical and Health Officer,
Public Health Laboratory Services Branch
Centre for Health Protection
Foodborne Norovirus infection in Hong Kong – an overview

Dr. David LEES

Senior Food Safety Advisor
Food Safety Group at Cefas Weymouth laboratory, UK
Norovirus in bivalve mollusk, the UK experience

Risk Management strategy for Norovirus contamination in shellfish

Dr. Janice LO, JP

Head, Public Health Lab Services Branch
Centre for Health Protection
Listeriosis in Hong Kong ‐ the perspective of a public health medical laboratory


Senior Medical Officer
Food Incidents Response and Management Unit
Centre for Food Safety
Investigation of a norovirus food poisoning outbreak related to oysters

Dr. K.Y. SHA

Medical and Health Officer,
Emergency Response,
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Detection of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat food – incident management


Gellert Family Professor of Food Safety
Director of Graduate Studies
Field of Food Science and Technology
Department of Food Science
Cornell University
Control of Listeria monocytogenes along the food chain - from outbreak detection to interventions


Workshop Poster


The workshop will be conducted in English (English to Putonghua simultaneous interpretation will be provided).

Registration or Enquiries:
Please contact our VPH Workshop 2015 Secretariat (Mr. Lam)
Tel: +852 3962 2073
Fax: +852 2803 0469

Details on the page will be updated periodically.