LKS Medical Faculty MEHU
MEHU 10th Anniversary Celebration – Lecture

MEHU 10th Anniversary Celebration – Lecture

MEHU 10th Anniversary Celebration – Lecture

L.C. Chan Memorial Lecture in Medical Humanities

Title: “Traditions, Trojan Horses and the Medical Humanities: A Tribute to Professor LC Chan.”


Professor Shaun Ewen
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education), Griffith University

Fifteen years after his seminal review of medical education in 1910, Flexner lamented the lack of culture in medicine. More recently, the history of the development and evolution of Medical Humanities is both western/anglo, and individualistic, in its framing and delivery. This paper highlights the benefits of a place-based approach to medical humanities, drawing upon examples in Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand, and the potential of medical humanities to contribute to a social accountability agenda. Implications for teaching the history of medicine, in particular the COVID-19 pandemic, will be canvassed. Finally, might Artificial Intelligence challenge some of our traditions in the medical humanities, in how we teach, and what we teach?

Date: 22 May 2023 (Monday)
Time: 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Venue: Faculty Boardroom, 1/F, Daniel and Mayce Yu Administration Wing, LKS Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam


Please register via HKUEMS in advance. 

Tribute to Professor LC Chan
(Courtesy of Professor John Nicholls, extracted from Pathologue, the Newsletter of the Hong Kong College of Pathologists, Vol. 25, Issue 1, pp. 21-23. May 2016.)


The Eighth Inauguration of Endowed Professorships, 2014
M B Lee Professorship in the Humanities and Medicine 李文彬基金教授席 (人文醫學) – Professor Chan Li-Chong 陳立昌


Invitation to Support the LC Chan Memorial Lecture