Message from the Conference Chair
We are excited that the 4th International Conference on Practice Research (ICPR2017) will be held in Hong Kong, where practice research is just beginning to emerge. As the conference theme “Recognizing diversity, developing collaboration, building networks” goes, we recognize the value of constructive knowledge exchange across professions and welcome contributions from researchers and practitioners in disciplines other than social work, particularly those from health sciences, psychology, sociology, social policy and the others. Also, we have included colleagues working across sectors (e.g., academic, government and non-governmental organisations, and foundations) to provide their valuable input in organizing this conference.
One highlight is the discussion of the 2008, 2012 and 2014 practice research statements before the conference in Facebook. We have already translated them into Chinese to engage colleagues from China mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan to discuss if the earlier statements address the state of practice research in the region. Another highlight is the increased effort to support emerging practice researchers. We will provide 15 positions for them to enjoy waiver of registration fee as well as special platforms during the Conference them to spotlight their work [To apply, please see below section on Emerging Practice Researchers]. To support emerging research practitioners in developing their career, three eminent scholars would conduct special ICPR Workshops on “how to” build ‘evidence-informed’ practice through practice-based research; publish practice research; and develop partnerships in practice research.
I am confident that the ICPR2017 will provide an extraordinary opportunity for you to think and discuss the diverse issues of practice research, as well as collaborate and network with colleagues from all over the world. It will also be a great time of fun and rejuvenation travelling to one of the greatest cities in the world. (http://travel.cnn.com/hong-kong/none/worlds-greatest-city-hong-kong-576599).
Dr. Timothy SIM
Chair, Organising Committee
Associate Professor, The Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Sim, T. (2016). International Practice Research Conference (ICPR) Moving East
Research on Social Work Practice, 26(6), 730-732. DOI: 10.1177/1049731516650523
|Main Conference||Limited to 300 participants only|
Cancellation and Refund Policy
- Only cancellation made in writing by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (852 – 2773 6558) will be accepted.
- Refund will be made by bank transfer after the ICPR2017.
Cancellation received on or before 21 April, 2017 (Fri)
70% of the registration fee will be refunded
Cancellation received after 21 April, 2017 (Fri)
No refund will be made
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