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Workshop 1:

13:00 - 14:30 March 6, 2024 at Lecture Hall I

Meeting the Journal Editors

Academic publication is crucial for research dissemination and career advancement. This workshop aims to enhance publication success by offering insights into the editorial process. Participants will learn the importance of manuscript preparation, understand the peer-review system, and acquire strategies to increase acceptance rates. Connect with editors and fellow researchers to foster your publishing journey.

We welcome up to 160 participants.


Professor Polly Li


Professor Hugh McKenna (UK)

Professor Doris Yu (Hong Kong)

Professor Edmond Choi (Hong Kong)

Professor Jay Lee (Hong Kong)

Professor Benjamin Ho

Workshop 2:

15:00 - 16:30 March 6, 2024 at Lecture Hall I

Synthesizing Quantitative Results

In this workshop, the rationale and theory of meta-analysis will be introduced. A case study will be used to illustrate how to synthesize the results from different studies. Jamovi, a free statistical software, will be used in the practical session to conduct a meta-analysis. 

Before attending the workshop

  1. Bring your laptop with you

  2. Please download jamovi in your laptop (, you can select the “solid” version (but “current” version is also fine).

  3. After installing jamovi, please add the module “MAJOR” into your jamovi, you can follow the steps here to add the module. Once you successfully install it, you can see the “” icon in your menu bar.

  4. You can download the sample data to your computer through the link:

We welcome up to 160 participants.


Professor Wilson Tam (Singapore)

Professor Daniel Fong (Hong Kong)

Workshop 3:

09:00 - 10:30 March 7, 2024 at Lecture Hall I

Preparation of Simulation Scenarios in Nursing Education

Simulation-based learning is an increasingly popular approach to nursing education, providing students with hands-on experience in a safe and controlled environment. This workshop aims to equip participants with the techniques involved in creating successful simulation scenarios for their nursing education programs. This workshop will guide participants through the process of developing effective simulation scenarios for nursing education. Participants will learn the principles of simulation-based learning and discuss strategies for designing engaging and realistic scenarios that promote critical thinking and clinical decision-making. Additionally, participants will explore best practices for debriefing and evaluation, ensuring that students receive valuable feedback on their performance.

We welcome up to 160 participants.


Dr John Fung (Hong Kong)

Dr Maggie Chan (Hong Kong)

Dr Veronica Lam (Hong Kong)

Workshop 4:

13:30 - 15:00 March 7, 2024 at Lecture Hall I

Qualitative Research Methods: From Data Collection to Publication

Qualitative research is a vital component of many research programs, offering unique insights into complex phenomena within healthcare and other disciplines. This workshop aims to prepare participants to conduct their qualitative research studies. This workshop will give participants comprehensive knowledge of qualitative research methods and explore the entire research process from data collection to publication. Moreover, participants will learn practical strategies for writing and publishing qualitative research findings in peer-reviewed journals.

We welcome up to 160 participants.


Dr. Betsy Seah (Singapore)

Professor Sasitara Nuampa (Thailand)

Professor Jay Lee (Hong Kong)

Workshop 5:

15:30 - 16:40 March 7, 2024 at Lecture Hall I

Managing Stress during Doctoral Study

Pursuing a doctoral degree can be both rewarding and challenging, with stress often playing a significant role in the experience. This workshop aims to help students navigate the challenges of doctoral study, fostering a more enjoyable and successful academic journey. By incorporating stress and coping theory with mindfulness practices, this workshop will offer strategies for stress appraisal, enhance coping resources, managing stress and cultivating resilience throughout the doctoral journey. Participants will learn practical tips for nurturing emotional well-being and developing a mindful approach to their academic pursuits.

We welcome up to 160 participants.


Professor Penpaktr Uthis (Thailand)

Professor Jojo Kwok (Hong Kong)

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