FoodMed Conference unleashes the power of food as medicine

Wednesday, 26 June 2024


HKBU organised the inaugural FoodMed Conference and exhibition on 28 and 29 May. The event brought together a diverse group of 35 speakers and 350 attendees from various sectors, including researchers, practitioners, experts, and regulatory officials in the fields of food and Chinese medicine, discussing the potential and importance of food as medicine and a powerful tool for a healthier future.

The event was officiated by Professor Alex Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor, and Dr Terence Cheung Yung-yan, Consultant (Community Medicine) (Risk Assessment and Communication) from the Centre for Food Safety of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, Government of the Hong Kong the HKSAR. Professor Terence Lau, Interim Chief Innovation Officer cum Chairman of FoodMed Conference, gave an overview of the event.

Themed "Integrating Food and Chinese Medicine: Exploring Science, Technology, and Holistic Approaches for Health", the conference aimed to foster the exchange of professional knowledge on food as medicine, explore practical food applications as medicine, and address diverse aspects of scientific validation, from bioactive compounds to dietary impacts on chronic conditions.

The event exhibition showcased HKBU's innovations, start-up companies, and some industry leaders’ contributions. The participants also engaged in various networking activities outside the venue and visited two exhibitions featuring alumni’s artworks at the Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, arranged by the Academy of Visual Arts.

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