Huan Ying (歡迎) and my warmest welcome to old & new-comers to the Chinese University’s Hong Kong Speech and Hearing Symposium.
Join us now and let’s start partying !
Friends and colleagues often ask me when the next Hong Kong Speech and Hearing Symposium will be held. I am happy to announce that HKSHS 2016 will be hosted by the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery of The Chinese University of Hong Kong on 22-23 October 2016.
Friends from around the world, or as we call it here in Hong Kong, friends from the five lakes and the four seas, welcome!
It has come again to another season of harvest for the academic arena of speech pathology and audiology. I cordially invite you to come and experience yet another of our department’s spectacular biennial conferences. The highlights of the Hong Kong Speech and Hearing Symposium 2016 I trust will not only be the sharing and learning opportunities, as I alluded to in previous years, but also a theme I coin “pushing and knocking”. For those of you who are unfamiliar, “pushing and knocking” is a Chinese word whose etymology originates back to the Tang dynasty, where a poet by the name of To engaged in writing. To walked past a temple one evening which stimulated him to write; the poem read:
On contemplation, To thought the word ‘pushes’ was not quite right as it was rude to enter premises uninvited, so he changed it to:
But to ‘knock’ would disturb the tranquility of the evening. Being ambivalent about whether to use ‘push’ or ‘knock’, To met a general named Hon the next day. The two, although not having met before, discussed extensively and decided on the word ‘knock’, as it made more sense to ‘knock’ when paying a visit to a friend and to ‘knock’ would add just that little bit of excitement to the evening. To refined his poem, and the two later became great friends. I trust that the HKSHS 2016 will not only be a great event showcasing the great works, but also a platform to meet friends through copious opportunities to “push and knock”!
I look forward to seeing you there!
Welcome again to another year’s Hong Kong Speech and Hearing Symposium! I gather this year the organising committee has put together an astonishing program, with leading experts in audiology and speech pathology as keynote speakers! Paper and poster submissions have also extended to Australasia, Europe and the Americas giving participants a fruitful weekend of knowledge and insight.