St. Luke’s College of Medicine holds first Robert F. Kuan memorial lecture

Posted on Oct 25, 2019 | From the President's Desk

St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine-William H. Quasha Memorial (SLCM-WHQM) celebrated its 25th year with the first-ever Robert F. Kuan Memorial Lecture and Honorary Lecture Series last October 2 at the college’s Angelo King Auditorium in Quezon City.

The event was held in honor of the late Roberto Fung Kuan, former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St Luke’s Medical Center and St Luke’s College of Medicine. Mr. Kuan, who passed away September of last year, was known for his exceptional practice and leadership in the fields of medicine, education, business, sports, church ministry, and more. Besides his legacy with St. Luke’s, he was known for founding the Chinese fast food chain Chowking Food Corporation and being involved in various philanthropic works.

The two-part lecture series covered areas fitting of the late chairman’s diverse trade. After a tribute video presenting his life and work as a servant-leader in the organizations and institutions he had been involved with, former President & CEO of St. Luke’s Medical Center Dr. Edgardo R. Cortez delivered a memorial lecture on “The Ethics of Medical Practice.” This was followed by the honorary lecture series on “Service Beyond Hospital Walls” by Dr. Maria Adelwisa G. Belen, “The Medical Profession in the Age of Internet & Social Media” by Dr. Alvin Valeriano P. Marcelo, “Bullying in the Healthcare Environment” by Dr. Eric V. Nagtalon and “Strategies in the Management of Common Medical Malpractice Issues” by Dr. Atty. Antonio Alejandro D. Rebosa.

The Kuan family was present to address the audience of almost 900 One-St. Luke’s Community members. This included executives, medical staff, faculty, nurses, alumni, students, associates and the family and friends of the late Mr. Kuan