WPA 2015

Primary Care Mental Health:
Innovation and Transdisciplinarity

The Palace of Parliament 

Bucharest, Romania

24 - 27 June 2015

Linda Lam

Affiliating Institution :
Professor and Chairman; Director, Dementia Research Unit; Director, Chen Wai Wai Vivien Foundation Therapeutic Physical Mental Exercise Centre, Department of Psychiatry, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Areas of research :
Neurocognitive Disorders, non-pharmacological interventions, psychiatric epidemiology

Education & Academic Qualifications:
MBChB (CUHK), MD(CUHK)
Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)
Fellowship of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists
Fellowship of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Psychiatry)

Selected Publications (>150 peer review publications) :

  • Lam LC , Cheng STMaintaining long-term adherence to lifestyle interventions for cognitive health in late life. Int Psychogeriatr. 2013;25(2):171-3.
  • Ma SL, Huang W, Tang NL, Lam LC. MxA polymorphisms are associated with risk and age-at-onset in Alzheimer disease and accelerated cognitive decline in Chinese elders. Rejuvenation Res. 2012 Oct;15(5):516-22.
  • Lam LC , Chau RC, Wong BM, Fung AW, Tam CW, Leung GT, Kwok TC, Leung TY, Ng SP, Chan WM. A 1-year randomized controlled trial comparing mind body exercise (Tai Chi) with stretching and toning exercise on cognitive function in older Chinese adults at risk of cognitive decline. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2012;13(6):568.e15-20.
  • Chan WC, Lam LC, Tam CW, Lui VW, Chan SS, Chan WM, Chiu HF. Prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in chinese older persons with mild cognitive impairment-a population-based study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010;18(10):948-54.
  • Lam LC , Tam CW, Leung GT, Lui VW, Fung AW, Chiu HF, Chan SS, Chan WC, Ng S, Chan WM. Combined Clinical and Cognitive Criteria to Identify Mild Cognitive Impairment in a Southern Chinese Community. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2010 Aug 5
  • Lam LC , Lui VW, Luk DN, Chau R, So C, Poon V, Tam P, Ching R, Lo H, Chiu J, Fung A, Ko FS. Effectiveness of an individualized functional training program on affective disturbances and functional skills in mild and moderate dementia--a randomized control trial. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010;25:133-41
  • Lam LC , Tam CW, Lui VW, Chan WC, Chan SS, Chiu HF, Wong A, Tham MK, Ho KS, Chan WM.Modality of physical exercise and cognitive function in Hong Kong older Chinese community. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009;24(1):48-53.
  • Lam LC , Tam CW, Lui VW, Chan WC, Chan SS, Ho KS, Chan WM, Chiu HF. Use of clinical dementia rating in detecting early cognitive deficits in a community-based sample of Chinese older persons in Hong Kong. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2008;22(2):153-7.
  • Lam LC , Tam CW, Lui VW, Chan WC, Chan SS, Chiu HF, Leung T, Tham MK, Ho KS, Chan WM. Screening of mild cognitive impairment in Chinese older adults--a multistage validation of the Chinese abbreviated mild cognitive impairment test. Neuroepidemiology. 2008;30(1):6-12.
  • Lam LC , Tam CW, Lui VW, Chan WC, Chan SS, Wong S, Wong A, Tham MK, Ho KS, Chan WM, Chiu HF. Prevalence of very mild and mild dementia in community-dwelling older Chinese people in Hong Kong. Int Psychogeriatr. 2008;20(1):135-48.

Professional services
President, The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists (2011-2014)
Council member, the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (2011-2014)
Members, Publications committee, World Psychiatric Association (2012- present)
Immediate Past President, the Chinese Dementia Research Association (Hong Kong)(2009-2012)
Chief Editor, East Asian Archives of Psychiatry (2006-2011)
Executive Board Member, Asian Society Against Dementia
Associate Editor, International Psychogeriatrics
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Alzheimer’s disease