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The 7th Annual Conference of Asian Academy of Family Therapy
Family Therapy in Dynamic Asia
October 23(Friday)~25(Sunday), 2020
Seoul, Korea

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Date / Time October 23 (Friday) October 24 (Saturday) October 25 (Sunday)
9:00 Registration Registration Registration
9:30 Pre-conference workshop
(optional)
Keynote speech 2 Keynote speech 4
10:00
10:30 Tea break Tea break
11:00 Panel presentation 2
Oral presentation 1
Panel presentation 4
Oral presentation 3
11:30
12:00
12:30 Registration
13:00 Lunch
Poster presentation
Lunch
Poster presentation
13:30
14:00 Opening ceremony
14:30 Keynote speech 3 World Network Meeting
15:00 Keynote speech 1
15:30 Tea break
16:00 Tea break Panel presentation 3
Oral presentation 2
Tea break
16:30 Panel presentation 1 Closing ceremony
17:00
17:30
18:00 Reception Gala Dinner
(optional)
18:30
19:00

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • wai yung lee
    Wai Yung Lee Ph D. President AAFT Hong Kong
  • donghyun ahn
    Donghyun Ahn M.D., Ph D. & Prof. Hanyang Univ. Korea
  • john k.miller
    John K. Miller Ph D. & Prof. Fudan Univ. China / USA
  • ping-chuan hsiung
    Ping-Chuan Hsiung Ph D. & Prof. Natl. Taiwan Univ. Taiwan

PRESENTATIONS

Keynote speech
(60 minutes each)
Amplifying children’s voices in therapy - A comparative study among Asian regions
  • Wai Yung Lee (AAFT, Hong Kong)
How do the Asian family experience disaster and/or traumatic events?
  • Donghyun Ahn (Hanyang University, Korea)
Western models in Cambodia and China: MFT in the “majority world”
  • John K. Miller (Fudan University, China / USA)
Rare but not alone: Children with genetic disorders
  • Ping-Chuan Hsiung (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Panel Presentation
(90 or 120 minutes each)
Family diversity and challenges of MFT in post-modern era
  • Sun Hae Lee (Chung-Ang University, Korea)
  • Maimunah Mosli (PPIS, Singapore)
  • Mathew Ho (HKMFTA, Hong Kong)
Disaster, trauma and family therapy
  • Hiroshi Shojima (Fukushima University, Japan)
  • Alyssa Banford Witting (Brigham Young University, USA)
  • Timothy Sim (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
  • Khawla Abu-Baker (Al-Qasemi Academy, Israel)
Family issues and family therapy development of South & Southeast Asia
  • Nida Limsuwan (Mahidol University, Thailand)
  • Johora Parveen (North South University, Bangladesh)
  • Sovandara Kao (The Royal University of Phonm Penh, Cambodia)
  • To Nga Minh Hoang (Vietnam National University-Hochimin City, Vietnam)
Medical family therapy in the Asian region
  • Charles Teck Kim Sim (Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore)
  • Jinda Udompanyavit (Bumrungrad International Hospital, Thailand)
  • Toshiyuki Watanabe (Watanabe Clinic, Takasaki Westgate Psychotherapy Training Center, Japan)
  • Joyce Lai-chong Ma (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
World Network Meeting
(90 minutes)
Family therapist's response to global disaster, COVID-19 pandemics
  • Representatives from distinguished organizations such as AAMFT, AFTA, EFTA, AAFT(AU), IFTA, JMFT &AAFT(Asia) will have a dialogue regarding contemporary issues in MFT.
Oral / Poster presentation
(Open application)
We invite proposals for single paper presentations on conference tracks, including papers in progress. The goals of these papers are to share knowledge and to encourage critical dialogue among conference participants. Applicant, whose proposal is accepted, will deliver an oral/poster presentation during the conference period. Titles and abstracts of oral/poster presentation will be listed in the conference program.
Pre-conference workshop
(3 hours each)
Classic theories, neuroscience and culture in working with Asian couples
  • Wentao Chao (National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan)
Technology and family therapy: What’s happening and what to monitor?
  • Tracy Todd (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, USA)

Keynote speech

(invitation only)

Distinguished speakers from 4 regions will deliver a keynote speech (each 60 minutes long).

Panel Presentation

(invitation only)

We have invited 15 number of panelists from 10 countries to hold/feature four international panels. Panel sessions are particularly appropriate for topics that benefit from multiple perspectives, including disciplinary, institutional, and international perspectives. The panel presentations will provide panelists and audience the opportunity to exchange insights, engage in discussion, and learn from each other’s research and experiences. Each panel session will last 90 or 120 minutes including 10~20 minutes for discussion.

At the 2020 AAFT Conference, four international panel teams, each consisting of specialists from 3 countries, will deliver presentations on the special topics (each 90 or 120 minutes long)

World Network Meeting

(invitation only)

Representatives from distinguished organizations such as AAMFT, AFTA, EFTA, AAFT(AU), IFTA, JMFT & AAFT(Asia) will have a dialogue regarding contemporary issues in MFT (90 minutes long).

Poster Presentation

(open application)

Poster presentations have become a growing component of AAFT conferences, and the 2020 conference will showcase posters in a space that allows a large number of participants to engage with each poster presenter. They are particularly useful for presenting emerging work and preliminary attempts, but may also be an excellent means of engaging in detailed dialogue about completed projects.

Applicant, whose proposal is accepted, will deliver a poster presentation during the conference period. The conference organizer will provide the backing boards and other materials for displaying the posters. Poster titles and abstracts will be listed in the conference program.

Oral Presentation

(open application)

We invite proposals for single paper presentations on conference tracks, including papers in progress. The goals of these papers are to share knowledge and to encourage critical dialogue among conference participants. Applicant, whose proposal is accepted, will deliver a brief oral presentation either on October 23 or 24 (each 30 minutes long). Presentation titles and abstracts will be listed in the conference program.

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 7th Asian Academy of Family Therapy (AAFT) Annual Conference. The 2020 AAFT Conference in Seoul, Korea, from October 23 through 25, 2020, focuses on Family Therapy in Dynamic Asia. Open application is available either for oral presentation or poster presentation.

DAILY SCHEDULE

More to be added

Submission of proposals : Open now until May 15, 2020