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SFH visits London (with photos)
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The Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, visited London on May 17 and 18 to learn more about the latest developments in genomics and mental health services, and went to Rethink Mental Illness on May 17 (London time). Rethink Mental Illness is a charity focused on mental health, which has been promoting its destigmatisation under the large-scale "Time to Change" programme in recent years. She was briefed on the UK's experience in promoting mental health, which is valuable to Hong Kong in taking forward its own ongoing mental health education and destigmatisation campaign. Professor Chan (centre) is pictured with the Director of External Affairs of Rethink Mental Illness, Mr Brian Dow (fourth left); the Director of Health, Dr Constance Chan (third left); the Interim Director of Time to Change, Ms Jo Loughran (second left); and the Associate Director of Marketing, Membership and Communications, Mr James Harris (first left).

The Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, visited London on May 17 and 18 to learn more about the latest developments in genomics and mental health services. She met with the Deputy Speaker (Lords) of the UK Parliament, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff on May 17 (London time) to discuss matters relating to mental health, organ donation, tobacco control and palliative care. Baroness Finlay is a Welsh doctor and an expert in palliative medicine. Professor Chan (left) is pictured with Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (centre) and the Director of Health, Dr Constance Chan (right).



The Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, continued her visit in London today (May 18, London time). She visited Genomics England to learn more about the latest developments in genomics. Genomics England, a company wholly owned by the UK Department of Health and Social Care, was set up to deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project. The project will sequence 100,000 whole genomes from selected patients and their families for analysis, with an aim to benefit patients, enable scientific discovery and enhance development of genomic medicine. Professor Chan (front row, second right) and the Director of Health, Dr Constance Chan (front row, second left), are pictured with the Deputy Chief Scientist of Genomics England, Dr Tom Fowler (front row, first right); the Head of Science Partnership, Dr Mark Bale (second row, fourth left); and Ethics Advisory Committee member Dr Ron Zimmern (front row, first left).

On her second day visit in London, the United Kingdom, the Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan (second right), today (May 18, London time) attended a round table discussion at Chatham House. Professor Chan and the Director of Health, Dr Constance Chan (first left), are pictured with Chatham House's Dr Ala Alwan (centre), Professor David Heymann (first right) and Mr Rob Yates (second left).

On her second day visit in London, the United Kingdom, the Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Chan, today (May 18, London time) attended a round table discussion at Chatham House. Professor Chan (right) is pictured with Chatham House's Professor David Heymann.

Ends/Friday, May 18, 2018
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