We are proud to announce that the First Asia Pacific Conference of Addiction Professionals (APCAP) will be held on May 18-19, 2017 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The first APCAP is organized by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, Integrated Centre on Addiction Prevention and Treatment (ICAPT) and co-organized with the Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

The conference theme of the 1st APCAP is “Application of the Syndrome Model”. We are honored to have arranged a live dialogue with the founder of Syndrome Model, Dr. Howard Shaffer. The session will be chaired by Dr. Heather Gray who will also present to us the new development of Syndrome Model. We have also invited the Executive Director of National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), Ms. Cynthia Moreno Tuohy to share her own recovery process and what quality should an addiction professional have. Last but not least, Dr. Martin P. Kafka, a renowned expert in treatment of paraphilia and hypersexual disorders, will deliver a pre-conference workshop and a plenary session on his experiences in treatment of sex addiction and paraphilia disorders. Addiction can have a wide spectrum of impacts including personal wellness, family functioning and even social order. A post-conference workshop on “Addiction and Law” will provide us with necessary knowledge in dealing with cases who may have addiction related offenses.

Look forward to seeing you at this meaningful and stimulating conference in May, 2017. Please also enjoy our early bird rate until 31 March 2017.

Prof. SHEK Tan-lei, Daniel, PhD (HKU), FHKPS, BBS, SBS, JP
Organizing Committee

Dr. Wong Fung-yee, Margaret, D.S.W., M.Soc.Sc., M.A., B.S.W., R.S.W., Exe Management Prog. (Harvard)
Vice Chairman
Organizing Committee

Featured Speakers

Dr. Howard J. Shaffer, Ph.D., C.A.S.

Director, Division on Addiction

Morris E. Chafetz Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Behavioral Sciences, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Heather Gray, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Academic Affairs, Division on Addiction

Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Martin P. Kafka, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Harvard Medical School ( McLean Hospital)

Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association

Ms. Cynthia Moreno Tuohy

Executive Director

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

Mr. Kevin Leung


ONC Lawyers

Dr. Delaney Ruston, MD

Assistant Professor

Filmmaker in Residence

Stony Brook Medicine

Aims and Objectives

  1. To equip addiction professionals on knowledge and practical skills of addiction prevention and treatment through pre-conference workshop and conference presentations.
  2. To facilitate understanding of the commonalities and unique manifestations of different and non-substance addiction problems.
  3. To provide a platform for addiction professionals to share their views on various current issues of addiction locally and internationally.

Target participants

  1. Counseling professionals including psychologists, counselors and social workers
  2. Teachers and youth workers
  3. Public health administrators
  4. Academics and researchers



CE Accreditation

  • CPD (8 points) under Voluntary CPD Scheme for Registered Social Workers
  • CME/CPD pending by Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, College of Psychiatrists
  • CE approved by HKPS (DCP)