Specialty/ Special Interest Group(SG/SIG)

SG in Assistive Technology


Coordinator

Mr. Simon Wong


Year started

2018


Terms of Reference

1. To promote OT in assistive technology within the profession and to the general public.
2. To liaise with related parties in promoting assistive technology
3. To represent PODF in issues related to assistive technology.


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. Simon Wong -coordinator
2. Serena Ng
3. Alice Chan
4. Bobby Ng
5. Marko Chan
6. Simon Chan
7. Danny Poon
8. Bacon Ng


Recent Projects

1. Establish the Simple Guideline for Power/ Electric Wheelchair users in 2023
2. Provide opinions to Transport Department regarding Electric Wheelchair Users on pedestrians
3. Represent PODF to CREATe Asia




SG in Bowen Therapy



Coordinator

Ms Selina Wan


Year started

2012


Terms of Reference

1. To formulate the strategic direction of the application of Bowen Therapy in occupational therapy service in Hong Kong
2. To serve as a platform for sharing of clinical application of Bowen Therapy
3. To steer & implement training plans for Bowen Therapy with the International School of Bowen Therapy in Puro Occupational Disease Foundation
4. To carry out and provide advice on projects and researches on Bowen Therapy
5. To promote the application of Bowen Therapy in Occupational Therapy


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. Selina Wan (Coordinator)
2. Iorin Chau
3. Rosalia Lee
4. Jennifer Ngan


Recent Projects

1. Organize regular training workshop on Bowen Therapy for PODF members
2. Research on application of Bowen Therapy on shoulder conditions
3. Articles on Bowen Therapy for Pain Society and HKIOT




SG in Child and Adolescent Service


Coordinator

Ms Magdalene Poon


Year started

2008


Terms of reference

1. Facilitate development and delivery of quality service among the Occupational Therapists working in the child and adolescent field through sharing of practice and setting of standards
2. Promote Occupational Therapists’ role in pediatric field
3. Represent PODF to collaborate with other organizations in the child and adolescent field
4. Represent PODF to provide opinions and advice in issues related to the child and adolescent field


Membership

Core Members are listed below:
1. Magdalene Poon(Coordinator)
2. Sanne Fong
3. Louisa Lai 
4. Selina Tong
5. Cherie Tam
6. Hellen Yang
7. Anita Fong
8. Minny Tang
9. Phoebe Chan


Recent Projects

1. Publication of 做個社交有型人
2. Publication & training on Copying Speed Test for Hong Kong Secondary Students
3. Research on Hong Kong Fine Motor Assessment Battery
4. Contribution to Child Health Policy by Paediatric Foundation
5. Support the annual Hong Kong Healthy Children Competition since 2014
6. Production of the fine Motor Test for the School Aged





SG in Cognitive Rehabilitation


Coordinator

Mr. William Ng 

Year started

2022 


Terms of Reference

1. To serve as a platform among PODF members across different settings for sharing of Occupational Therapy service on cognitive assessment and rehabilitation
2. To promote the role of Occupational Therapist in the field of cognitive rehabilitation
3. To connect with professional bodies, local or overseas teaching institutions and organizations for local development in cognitive rehabilitation
4. To represent PODF to provide expert advice on issues related to cognitive rehabilitation


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. William Ng (Coordinator)
2. Isabelle Lo
3. Steven Cheng
4. Betty Hung
5. Vic Wong
6. Vicky Suen
7. Hellen Yang
8. Simon Chan KH
9. Alvina Tam
10. Anna So
11. Eddie Li


Recent Projects





SG in DementiAbility Methods™




Coordinator

Ms Jessica Chan & Ms Cammy Leung


Year started

2012


Terms of Reference

1. To formulate the strategic direction of the application of DementiAbility Methods™ in Hong Kong
2. To serve as a platform between PODF and NGOs in Aging on operational matters relating to management of DementiAbility Methods™
3. To promote the DementiAbility Methods™ in hospital and NGO settings, professional bodies and the public
4. To steer & implement training plans for DementiAbility Methods™ including:
i. Arrangement of specialist training, sharing and learning on DementiAbility Methods™
ii. Monitoring of the quality of training on DementiAbility Methods™
5. To carry out and provide advice on projects and researches on DementiAbility Methods™


Membership

Core Members are listed below:
1. Jessica Chan (Coordinator)
2. Cammy Leung (Coordinator)
3. Daisy Ma
4. Thomas Chu
5. Daphne Law
6. Eileen Yeong
7. Helen Szeto
8. Nancy Tang
9. Doreen Fong
10. Grace Lee
11. John Lee
12. Doris Tang


Advisor

Dr Gail Elliot


Governance Structure

This group is under the Executive Subcommittee of Puro Occupational Disease Foundation Ltd. Dr. Gail Elliot is the Professional Advisor to the group & prior advice from her is needed for making any change in the training material regarding the DementiAbility Methods™.





SG in Work Rehabilitation and Occupational Health


Coordinator

Mr Patrick So


Year started

2018


Terms of Reference

1. To serve as a platform for sharing of Occupational Therapy Service on work rehabilitation and occupational health
2. To steer & implement training plans on Occupational Therapy Service on work rehabilitation and occupational health
3. To promote the role of Occupational Therapists in work rehabilitation and occupational health
4. To connect with professional bodies and organizations related to work rehabilitation and occupational health
5. To represent the association to provide expert advice on issues related to work rehabilitation and occupational health


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. Mr. Patrick So (Coordinator)
2. Ms. Stella Cheng
3. Ms. Rosalia Lee
4. Mr. Jonathan Chow
5. Mr. David Chin
6. Ms, Karen Woo


Recent Projects

1. Advice on assessment for special minimum wage for people with disability in 2009
2. Promotion of ergonomics in Government Dental Service by lectures & ergonomic advice in 2009
3. Advocate the focus on work rehabilitation for injured workers in various occasion including talk to Hong Kong Federation of Insurers in 2012, Sharing in HK Orthopaedic Association Congress in 2010 and 2013
4. Advice on the development of Pilot Work Rehabilitation Programme for Injured Workers





SG in Housing and Barrier Free Accessibility


Coordinator

Mr Patrick Sze and Ms Sanne Fong


Year started

2023
(Restructured by combining the Special Interest Group in Barrier Free Accessibility established in 2007 and Special Interest Group in Housing established in 2015)


Terms of Reference

1. To serve as a platform for sharing of Occupational Therapy Service for Barrier Free Accessibility
2. To steer and implement training plans on Occupational Therapy Service for Barrier Free Accessibility
3. To promote the role of Occupational Therapists in Barrier Free Accessibility
4. To connect with professional bodies and patient groups related to Barrier Free Accessibility
5. To advocate Barrier Free Accessibility for people with disability in Hong Kong


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. Mr. Patrick Sze  (Coordinator)
2. Ms. Sanne Fong  (Coordinator)
3. Dr. Alice Chan
4. Ms. Nancy Shum CC
5. Ms. Fion Chan SF
6. Mr. Wong Shun Yiu
7. Mr. Jess To
8. Dr. Lawla Law


Recent Projects

1. Survey on Barrier Free Accessibility in Shopping Mall in Hong Kong in 2007
2. Provide advice to The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation on Access Guide Project 2009
3. Support Organization of TRASED 2010
4. Provide opinion to Legislative Council on Barrier Free Accessibility in 2011
5. Provide training to Housing Authority Mangers and architects on Age Friendly Housing and Housing design for people with disability in various occasions
6. Collaborate with Urban Renewal Authority to organize a series of training on Elderly Friendly Housing
7. Collaborate with Hong Kong Housing Society Elderly Resource Center to give talks and expert opinions on Age Friendly Housing





SG in Mental Health


Coordinator

Dr Eris Ho CM


Year started

2023


Terms of Reference

1. To serve as a platform among PODF members across different settings for sharing of Occupational Therapy service on Mental Health and rehabilitation
2. To promote the role of Occupational Therapist in field of Mental Health
3. To connect with professional bodies, local or overseas teaching institutions and organizations for local development in Mental Health services
4. To represent PODF to provide expert advice on issues related to Mental Health services


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. Dr. Eris Ho CM (Coordinator)
2. Mr. Jim Man Lok
3. Dr. Eddy Cheng
4. Ms. Yip Kalam, Karen
5. Dr. Emily Sin
6. Dr. Chi Man Tsui
7. Ms. Rebecca Yip
8. Mr. Kason Wong
9. Ms. Tracy Tse
10. Mr. Jacky Chan
11. Ms. YH Liz Leung
12. Ms. Vera Lam
13. Mr. Tony Huang


Recent Projects





SG in Respiratory Care



Coordinator

Mr William Ko


Year started

2009


Terms of Reference

1. To serve as a platform for sharing of Occupational Therapy Service for patients under respiratory care
2. To steer & implement training plans on Occupational Therapy Service for patients under respiratory care
3. To promote the role of Occupational Therapists in respiratory care
4. To connect with professional bodies and patient groups related to respiratory care
5. To promote the quality of life of patients requiring supplementary oxygen in their daily life by advocating free access to public transport and facilities


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. William Ko (Coordinator)
2. So Chi Tao
3. Sammy Cheung 
4. Damian Siu
5. Cherry Lau


Recent Projects

1. Survey on problems faced by oxygen users on use of public transport
2. Press Conference on Oxygen users’ accessibility and equal opportunities on the use of public transport
3. Advocate for legislation change regarding accessibility of oxygen users to the public transport in Hong Kong
4. Chinese translation on Living Well with COPD educational booklet
5. Smart Health 3P Project collaborating with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University






SG in School Based OT


Coordinator

Ms Lui Shan Shan
Ms Celia Chow
Ms Cary Tang


Year started

2017


Terms of Reference

1. To develop multi-tiered support services to engage school-wide programming allows practitioners to reach a larger group of children earlier
2. To develop service delivery model aligned with current evidence based and best practice across school, home and community
3. To identify the roles and function of school based OT
4. To promote the practice of school based OT in kindergarten, primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions
5. To provide guidelines on assessment of students with SEN (PEO model) at preschool, primary, secondary and tertiary Education
6. To provide guidelines and suggestions for OT intervention with evidence
7. To provide advice on professional report writing related to special examination arrangements (SEA) to schools and to external examination bodies
8. To consider setting up specialization in the area of school based rehabilitation
9. To accredit specialists in report writing


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. Ms Lui Shan Shan (Coordinator)
2. Ms Celia Chow (Coordinator)
3. Ms Cary Tang (Coordinator)
4. Dr Marcus Ng
5. Mr Danny Lo
3. Mr Cheung Kin Sun
4. Prof. Cecilia Li
6. Ms Sanne Fong
7. Ms Janette Tam
8. Ms Minny Tang
9. Ms Yvonne Ho
10. Ms Jessi Li


Recent Projects

1. Write up proposal on優化現時融合教育政策建議全面推行校本職業治療普洛職業病基金會意見書 in 2017 -
2. Survey on service needs of school based OT in 2017





SG in Sensory Processing & Sensory Integration (SP&SI)


Coordinator

Ms. Minny Tang


Year started

2018


Terms of Reference

1. Share knowledge and experience among OTs having special interest in such area
2. Arrange mentorship or training program for new OT graduates
3. Reinforce evidence-based practice and researches in the field
4. Promote public education and advocacy of this specialty in the community


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. Ms. Minny Tang (Coordinator)
2. Ms. Janette Tam
3. Dr. Cynthia Lai
4. Ms.Phoebe Chan
5. Ms. Carmen Cheng


Recent Projects

1. Sensory Processing and Sensory Integration mentorship programme in 2019




SIG in Driving Assessment and Rehabilitation


Coordinator

Mr. Jonathan Chow


Year started

2019


Terms of Reference

1. Develop local standard of practice in Occupational Therapy driver assessment and rehabilitation
2. Advance Occupational Therapy services in driver assessment and rehabilitation
3. Promote the role of Occupational Therapists in driver assessment and rehabilitation
4. Collaborate with stakeholders to further the development of driver assessment and rehabilitation
in Hong Kong
5. Advocate policy enhancement in driver assessment and rehabilitation to promote safe driving in
Hong Kong


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. Mr. Jonathan Chow (Coordinator)
2. Mr. Calvin Chiu
3. Mr. Leon Tang
4. Mr. Chris Chu

Recent Projects

1. Provide opinions to Transport Department on Driving Assessment on Ageing Drivers




SIG (Health Qigong) cum National Traditional Sports Research


Coordinator

Ms. Priscilla Siu
Ms. Gloria Cheung


Year started

2007


Terms of Reference

1. To promote the health benefits of Health Qigong (HQG) to the public on behalf of Puro Occupational Disease Foundation (PODF).
2. To support other organizations, which shared the same beliefs of PODF in promotion of health benefits of Health Qigong.
3. To serve as a platform for sharing of clinical application of Health Qigong among Occupational Therapist and other health care professionals.
4. To steer and implement training plans for Health Qigong for Occupational Therapists with collaboration with Health Qigong Association of Hong Kong, China, according to the curriculum drafted by the 國家體育總局-健身氣功管理中心


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. Priscilla Siu (Coordinator)
2. Ms. Gloria Cheung (Coordinator)
3. Ms. Stella Chan
4. Ms. Ashley Ng
5. Dr. Damian Siu
6. Mr. Wong Shun Yiu
7. Mr. Tony Huang


Recent Projects

1. Publication of two series of HQG education material (a total of 12 articles) in local health magazines; 1) 氣功科普知識, &, 2) 氣功於復康應用系列
2. Production of localized versions of training material (Posters, DVDs & CDs) for use by patients / clients, who received health qigong training by Occupational Therapist (with funding support from Cynthia Tang OT Promotion Fund)
3. Participation in the production of a short version of Baduenjin Training material for posting in the official websites of Construction Safety Week
4. Participation in radio & TV broadcast show for the promotion of the health benefits of HQG
5. Participation in HQG promotion and/or training activities initiated by the following bodies / organizations

2008 再生會中心 (with funding support from 「老有所為活動計劃」資助)
2008 International Convention on Science, Education & Medicine in Sport
2011 World Health Day
2014 Health Service Executive AGM
2014 – 2016 Construction Safety Week
2016 Pain Conference
2016 10th Health Expo

6. Organizing training course for local Occupational Therapists, supporting staff of local occupational therapy department, and, occupational therapy students.





SIG in Laughter Fitness

Coordinator

Mr. James Lee


Year started

2019


Terms of Reference

1. Facilitate development and promotion of Laughter Fitness in Hong Kong through public education, professional training, media interview and producing promotional materials with experiential and research evidences from local and overseas practitioners.
2. Promote the role of Occupational Therapists in continuously improving the quality of Laughter Fitness programs among government and non-government organizations.
3. Represent PODF to collaborate with other organizations in promotional and therapeutic programs of Laughter Fitness.
4. Represent PODF to provide expertise on Laughter Fitness to local and overseas professionals and comprehensible advise to public.


Membership

Core Members are listed below:
1. Mr. James LEE (Coordinator)
2. Dr. Bacon, Fung Leung NG
3. Ms. Cammy, Suet Lai LEUNG
4. Mr. Tony, Chun Fat HUANG
5. Ms. Wing Man SHAM
6. Mr. Roy, Chun Yan LO
7. Mr. Jo, Siu Cho CHAN
8. Mr. Tin Yan CHAN
9. Mr. Bryan, Yat Long LEE
10. Ms. Kelly, Hiu Yi TANG


Recent Projects

1. Development of software application of Laughter Fitness supported by Cynthia Tang Occupational Therapy Promotion Fund
2. Certification training program of Laughter Fitness Coach for allied health professionals, with more than 80 Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants being certified.





SIG in Sexual Rehabilitation

Coordinator

Dr. Jonathan Wong


Year started

2019

Terms of reference

1. Consolidate the body of knowledge to reflect occupational therapists’ unique contributions to sexual rehabilitation service
2. Advise on professional training opportunities in sexuality
3. Provide peer support on delivery of good practice
4. Promote the specific roles of OTs in sexual rehabilitation to the general public

Membership

1. Dr. Jonathan Wong (Coordinator)
2. Ms. Annie Chin
3. Ms. Ashley Ng
4. Mr. Danny Poon
5. Mr. Alex Chu
6. Mr. Sam Shih
7. Mr. Marko Chan
8. Mr. Roberto Lei
9. Mr. Tony Lau

Recent Projects

1. A 4-hours Online Evening Seminar on Sexual Rehabilitation for Occupational Therapists has been delivered to 57 participants in August 2022.
2. A cloud-based information sharing system has been established for SR SIG members' reference. This database carries essential evidence-based literature and video recordings of the delivered seminar.
3. An Accredited Program on Sexual Rehabilitation Mentorship is being planned and developed.





SIG in Wellbeing Promotion


Coordinator

Mr. Tony Leung


Year started

2021


Terms of Reference

1. Design and develop a website for wellbeing concept promotion.
2. Promote the awareness toward happiness and wellness via this website
3. Facilitate the practice of activities promoting wellness in daily life
4. Assist in enhancement of one’s mental health via ongoing engagement and reflection
5. Report to PODF chairman and sub-committees to make good use of Mrs. Cynthia Tang Occupational Therapy Promotion Fund 


Membership

Core members are listed below:
1. Mr. Tony Leung (Coordinator)
2. Dr. Serena Ng
3. Ms. Priscilla Tam
4. Ms. Tracy Tse
5. Mr. Jimmy Wa
6. Mr. Kay Lam
7. Ms. Winkie Fung
8. Mr. KS Chan
9. Mr. Billy Lam


Recent Projects

1. Developing a website for wellbeing promotion