A Memoir of Rehabilitation International’s Centenary 1922-2022

Rehabilitation International Asia & Pacific Regional Conference

26 (Wednesday) - 28 (Friday) June 2019 Macau


Fuhong Society of Macau
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Plenary Speakers

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Opening Ceremony

Mr. Fernando Sai-on CHUI
崔世安 先生

Chief Executive of Macau Special Administrative Region

Mr. Yao Jiang
姚堅 先生

Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR

MS. Zhang Haidi

President of Rehabilitation International and Chairman of China Disabled Persons’ Federation

(Opening Keynote Speeches)

Mr. Ng Chi Leong

Chairman of Administrative Committee of Macao Foundation

Ms. Shen Beili

Commissioner of Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the Macao SAR

Mr. Alexis Chon-weng TAM

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macau Special Administrative Region

(Opening Speeches)

Ms. Ye-ja LEE

Vice President, Asia Pacific, Rehabilitation International

Mr. Kaveh Zahedi

Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

(Opening Keynote Speeches)


Technical Lead for Disability and Rehabilitation at the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Mr. Lijun SUN

Alibaba Group Partner, Chairman of the Alibaba Foundation, Executive Secretary – General of Alibaba Poverty Relief Fund

(Opening Keynote Speeches)

Ms. Maria de Fátima Salvador DOS SANTOS FERREIRA

Chairperson of the Conference Organizing Committee and the President of General Assembly of Fuhong Society of Macau

(Opening Speeches)

Plenary Panel 1A

Ms. Yim Mui Vong Celeste
黃艷梅 女士

Director of Social Welfare Bureau

Mr. Monthian BUNTAN

Senator, and Member of the UN Expert Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Mr. Akiie Ninomiya

Ex-Executive Director of APCD and currently an Advisor to APCD Executive Director as well as a member of APCD Foundation

Mr Michael FOX

Chair, Rights & Inclusion Australia; Former President of the Rehabilitation International

Prof. Ryo MATSUI

Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities

Plenary Panel 1B

Dr. Ana Maria Pires Correia

Dean of the School of Education of University of Saint Joseph, Macau

Professor Kenneth SIN

Director of the Centre for Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education and the Professor in the Department of Special Education and Counselling at The Education University of Hong Kong

Dr. Kuniomi Shibata

Associate Professor, Dr. Director, Inclusive Education Support Division
Graduate School of International and Cultural Studies
Faculty of Liberal Arts, Tsuda University

Professor Chris Forlin

Education Consultant: Inclusive Education

Ms. Vai Kei LEONG

Deputy Director of Education and Youth Affairs Bureau of Macau Special Administrative Region

Plenary Panel 1C

Ms. Ye-ja LEE

Vice President of Rehabilitation International’s Asia-Pacific division

Ms. Wong Kit Cheng

Legislative Council member of Macau, Deputy Managing Director of The Women’s General Association of Macau

Ms. Anne Hawker

Principal Disability Adviser at Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand; Past President of RIG

Ms. Saowalak THONGKUAY

Founder, President and Executive Director of the Association of Women with Disabilities, Thailand

Ms. Carmen YAU Ka-man

Chairperson, Association of Women with Disabilities Hong Kong

Ms. Zhanxin Tang

Chairlady of Beijing Novel Inception Foundation,
Head of Beijing Hope house for peoples with SCI,
Member of 7th Presidium of CDPF,
Chinese Ambassador of the International Spinal Cord Injury Day,
Top Ten News Persons in China Disabled Persons Enterprise in 2016

Plenary Panel 2A

Prof. LEE Il-yung

Former RI, VP for Asia Pacific

Ms. Thi Van DUONG

Chairperson of DP Hanoi, Director of Inclusive Consultation Centre (ICC – DP Hanoi), Vice President of Vietnam Federation on Disability (VFD)

Mr. Puay-tiak LIM

Chairman , ASEAN Disability Forum

Mr. Darryl BARRETT

Technical Lead for Disability and Rehabilitation at the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Plenary Panel 2B

Ms. Susan PARKER

RI Hon Treasurer

Mr. You Liang
尤亮 先生

UN Expert Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
中國殘疾人聯合會 港澳台辦主任

Ms Lolita Gelle

Executive Director, Foundation for These Abled Persons, Inc., Philippines

Plenary Panel 2C

Mr. Yong LIU

General Manager and Deputy Managing Director, Canyou

Mr. Fred Sheu

National Technology Officer, Microsoft

Ph.D. Ir Eric W.C. Tam

Associate Dean of Students, Assistant Professor of Department of Biomedical Engineering, Director of Jockey Club Rehabilitation Engineering Centre

Dr. Jongbae KIM

Associate Professor of Department of Occupational Therapy, the Director of YESTEC, Yonsei University

Mr. Ricky CHEUNG

Asia Pacific Lead for EnableIn

François Perl

Director General, National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance, Belgium Presentation

Plenary Panel 3A

Mr. Akira Terashima

former professor at Faculty of Social Work, Urawa University and now; a JSRPD’s senior advisor

Mr. Ho-wan LING

Chief Consultant of Social Enterprise Business Centre, Hong Kong

Dr. Friedrich MEHRHOFF

Chair of the RI Work and Employment Commission, Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV), German Social Accident Insurance

Mr. Kyongtaik BYEON

APDF Chairperson

Ms. Sarah ALBERT

CSER Flex Zhuhai, Mech China

Plenary Panel 3B

Mr. CHEN Cheng-Liang

Parents’ Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability, Taiwan

Datuk Dr. Amar HSS Singh

retired Chief Paediatrician, State of Perak, Malaysia

Ms. Masumi Umeno

Director, Japan Parents Association of children with learning disabilities

Ms. Jessica Rong Dai

President of Guangzhou Yang Ai Special
Children Parent Club

Madam LOU Sio Ha, Ruby
盧紹霞 女士

Chairlady of the Executive Board, Association of Parents of the People with Intellectual Disabilities of Macau

Mr. Jongsool YOON

Chair of Korean Parents’Network for People with Disabilities

Mrs. Goretti Cheuk

Chairman, The Hong Kong Joint Council of Persons of the Mentally Handicapped

Plenary Panel 3C

Ms. Xiaoli CAI

Chengdu Special Education School, Principal

Dr. Eria Li Ping-ying

Consultant, Centre for Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education, The Education University of Hong Kong; Member of the Management Committee, Macau Fu Hong Society

Mr. Yu Man HO

Speech Therapist, Agency Based Service, The Spastics Association of Hong Kong

Miss. Minshi Huang
黃敏施 女士

Department of Child Psychology and Rehabilitation, Shenzhen Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital, Affiliate of Southern Medical University

Ms. Litna Arackal Varghese

Senior Speech Therapist, WQ Park Health and Rehabilitation Center

Plenary Panel 4A

Mr. Kwong Ho-Keung
鄺浩強 先生

Lecturer School of Health Sciences, Macao Polytechnic Institute

Prof. HUANG Yue-qin

Chair of the RI Commission on Health and Function.

Dr. Ip Yan Ming, JP

President of Fu Hong Society Hong Kong

Mr. Ohyong KWEON

Chair, Korea Alliance on Mobilizing Inclusion (KAMI)

Dr. Brian Hall
賀伯恩 博士

Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Global and Community Mental Health Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Macau

Plenary Panel 4B

Prof. CHAN Che-hin Chetwyn

Associate Vice President (Learning and Teaching), Chair Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences and Director of the University Research Facility in Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Dr. Matilde Leonardi

Chair, the Functioning and disability reference group, WHO

Prof. Akio Tokunaga, Ph. D.
徳永 亜希雄

Professor, Special Needs Education Course, School of Education, Yokohama National University
横浜国立大学 教育学部 特別支援教育講座 教授

Prof LIOU Tsan-Hon, Peter
劉燦宏 教授

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan

Dr. Tse Pui San

Chief of Comprehensive Assessment Centre for Rehabilitation Service, Social Welfare Bureau, Government of Macao Special Administrative Region

Plenary Panel 4C

Prof. VAN Iat Kio
尹一橋 教授

President of Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau

Ms. Rumiko Ohtani

Representative of Study Group for the Support of People with Dementia in Mmuta City, President of the Council of Group Home for the Elderly People, NPO. Director of Group Home “Familie”.

Prof. GuiShixun

School of Social Development East China Normal University

Mr. Benson W.K. IP

Managing Director, Founder of Eden Initiative (Hong Kong) Limited

Mr. Peter Yan-lung LAU

Occupational Therapist, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Jockey Club Rehabilitation Complex

Dr. Jacky Ho

Associate Professor, Head of Department of Innovation Social Work, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, City University of Macau

Plenary Panel 5A

Mr. Hon WAI

Deputy Director of the Social Welfare Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region


Social Affairs Officer, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section Social Development Division United Nations ESCAP

Mr. Mario HARDY

CEO of the Pacific Asia Travel Association

Shu-Fen, Wu

Director General of International Development Division of Eden Social welfare Foundation

Mr. C.J Walsh

Architect and an Expert on Fire Safety for People with Disabilities, Dublin and Ireland

侯伊莎 女士


Plenary Panel 5B

Prof. T.H. Tse
謝俊謙 教授

Honorary Professor in Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong.

Mr. Dipendra Manocha

Director Developing countries Programme and Lead of Training and Tech Support with the DAISY Consortium.

Prof. Masakazu SUZUKI

Emeritus Professor of National Kyushu University, and Chairman, NPO Sciaccess Accessibility Net

Dr. Naziaty YAACOB

Associate Professor Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya

Plenary Panel 5C

Dr. Yuk Wa TANG

Head of the Department of Family and Community Services, Social Welfare Bureau of Macau Government

Ms. Yayoi Kitamura

Chief researcher on disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction and management at the National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities (NRCD) at Tokoyozawa

Ms Pradytia Pertiwi

PhD candidate, Centre for Disability Research and Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney

Ms Penafrancia (Penny) Ching (Pacific Island)

Head, Disaster Risk Reduction Subcommittee, Philippine Association of Occupational Therapists (PAOT-DRR)
Organizer, Sharpening Knowledge and Tools in CBR

Dr. Nantanoot Suwanawut

Academic Officer, Special Education Bureau, Office of the Basic Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand

Dr. POON Tak-lun

Chief of Rehabilitation Department, HKU Shenzhen Hospital