January Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: HPV Seminar

A seminar to highlight the end of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

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Jan 31, 2018
12:30pm to 2:00pm
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About the event

Ovarian and cervical cancer are among the top 10 cancers causing death in Hong Kong. Every other day one woman dies of cervical cancer in Hong Kong.

Along with most gynaecological cancers, cervical cancer has very little or no symptoms at all at the early stages, therefore making it very difficult to detect without regular screenings. HPV vaccination and screenings are playing a vital role in protecting against cervical cancer. The seminar will cover risk factors for gynaecological cancer, signs and symptoms of gynaecological cancer for early detections and how KLF’s programs seek to address preventative shortfalls in HK ( especially with underprivileged communities)

 

Address

5th Floor, Eaton House, Champion Tower (former Citibank Tower), 3 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong

Program

12:30pm

Arrival & check-in

12:40pm

Session starts

1:20pm

Session ends

1:20pm

Q&A

2:00pm

Event closes

Speakers

Katharina Reimer

Executive Director

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Judy Li

Healthcare Program Manager

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Katharina Reimer

Executive Director

Ms. Reimer currently serves as the Executive Director of the Karen Leung Foundation (“KLF”), a Hong Kong-based charity. Additionally, she is a Senior Advisor to a global trade credit insurance firm and holds several other board advisory roles.

Katharina’s speciality is leading the development of strategies for key corporate objectives or sales initiatives and aligning them to the respective organisational and company’s goals. Over the past two decades, Katharina has deployed her strategic marketing & communications skills across continents and industries. Prior to her current remits, Katharina led several marketing & communications teams in APAC and acted as strategic media advisor to a number of public sector organisations in the Middle East and Africa.

Katharina is a passionate advocate for social change and has been heavily involved in supporting several local charities and philanthropic causes in Hong Kong. Since arriving in Hong Kong in 2004, she has worked with the Sedan Chair Charity Fund, the Cancer Fund Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Award for Young People and Citi Kids Hong Kong amongst others, assisting with organisational fundraising and donor strategies. Katharina is a Founding Board member of the Asian University for Women Hong Kong Support Foundation and served as Chairwoman of 100 Women in Finance’s Hong Kong Beneficiary Selection Committee between 2011 and 2016. Recently, Katharina was selected as one of the finalists and future NGO leaders in Hong Kong who get to participate in a fully funded education program by Operation Santa Clause and UBS to shape the next generation of NGOs.

Since joining the KLF in 2017, she has doubled the organisational budget and added numerous strategic partners and programs that support the Foundation’s vision.

Katharina holds a BA from the University of Bristol (England), and a MA in Economics from the Berlin School of Economics and Law. She has lived in over 20 countries and is fluent in three languages. She is married with a young daughter and currently lives in Hong Kong.

Judy Li

Healthcare Program Manager

Judy Li joined the Foundation as Healthcare Program Manager in 2017.

Judy began her career as a registered nurse in Canada, serving in the community and the operating theatre after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ryerson University in Toronto. She also holds a Master of Public Health from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Several post graduate diplomas & appointments had her spend time at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium and as Community Health Officer for disaster relief in China and Nepal to name a few. In addition, Judy has great experience working with charitable organizations in low- and middle- income settings around the world, where she has deployed her expertise in the areas of health promotion of maternal and child health. 

After having spent most of her life abroad, Judy recently found her way back to Hong Kong and she looks to bring positive change to the Hong Kong community by applying her knowledge and international experience to KLF. Judy now lives in Hong Kong with her husband and young daughter.

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