[MARMAM] 2023 International Cetacean Symposium & Workshop (24-27 July 2023) in CityU Hong Kong (2nd announcement)

Dr. KOT Brian Chin Wing briankot at cityu.edu.hk
Thu Jul 6 09:50:51 PDT 2023

Dear friends of MARMAM,

Time flies! Less than 3 weeks and it will be our highlight of the year - the "2023 International Cetacean Symposium & Workshop" - our first-ever, large-scale scientific symposium and workshop on cetacean conservation medicine in post-COVID-19 era.

On 24 to 25 July, we will host the symposium in the City University of Hong Kong (CityU HK). On 26 to 27 July, a 2-day post-symposium workshop will be held in the CityU HK and Ocean Park Hong Kong. This workshop focuses on several important conventional and revolutionary techniques for aquatic animal stranding investigation, including parasitological analysis, 3D surface scanning, virtual dissection via VR simulation, computed tomography and ultrasonography and specimen preparations.

Please also find the following links and attached files (invited speakers and workshop flyer) for your reference:

2023 International Cetacean Symposium (Physical meeting)

Date: 24 to 25 July 2023 (Monday to Tuesday)

Time: 09:00 – 17:00 (HKT: UTC+8)

Venue: LT-16, 4/F, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Registration Fee: HK$0 (Yes, it is FREE)

Details & Registration:

Workshop (Physical workshop)

Date: 26 to 27 July 2023 (Wednesday to Thursday)

Time: 09:00 – 17:00 (HKT: UTC+8)

Venue: City University of Hong Kong; Ocean Park Hong Kong, Aberdeen.

Registration Fee: HK$1,000 for 2 days. Registration fee includes light refreshment, lunch meals and coffee breaks.

Details & Registration:

Prior registration is ESSENTIAL to get the access right to the venue. Please make sure all fields are entered CORRECTLY, particularly your NAME and EMAIL address :)

Our host hotel will be the Harbour Plaza Metropolis Hong Kong in 7 Metropolis Drive, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It sits in the heart of Kowloon, overlooking the spectacular world-famous Victoria Harbour. Conveniently located near the MTR Hunghom Station, it provides easy access to other districts in town, including CityU HK and Ocean Park Hong Kong. A discounted group rate of HKD$880/night plus tax is available for our symposium participants. Discounted rate is available until 14 Jul 2023, or if block is sold out. Please use this link to reserve a room online: https://bit.ly/44cdUnx

There are only few seats left for our practical workshop! Seats are limited with first come first served basis. Do register NOW, and hope you see you in Hong Kong soon!

Warm regards,
Brian Kot
Chairperson of the organising committee of the 2023 International Cetacean Symposium & Workshop

Ph.D. in Diagnostic Imaging, B.Sc. (Hons) in Radiography, Cert. (RPC), Cert. (Virtopsy), CAS (Forensic Imaging & Virtopsy)

Assistant Professor

Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health

Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences

City University of Hong Kong

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E: briankot at cityu.edu.hk

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