Scientific Program


Session 1: Horticultural Therapy in Special Groups
Session 2: Training and Education in Horticultural Therapies
Session 3: Horticultural Therapy Programming
Session 4: Certification and Promotion of Horticultural Therapy
Session 5: Horticulture Well-being
Session 6: Evaluation and Research Methods


Tuesday, November 13
09:00-16:00 City Tour
12:00-17:00 Registration
17:00-20:00 Welcome Reception
Wednesday, November 14
09:30-10:00 Opening Ceremony
10:00-10:20 Coffee Break
  Session A: Training and Education in Horticultural Therapies
10:20-11:00 Horticultural Therapy in the United States: training, education, and the profession Dr. Candice A. Shoemaker
11:00-11:20 Comparison of certification levels and education courses in the United States, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan Dr. Sheng-Jung Ou
11:20-12:10 Oral Report
12:10-13:30 Lunch
  Session B: Evaluation and Research Methods
13:30-14:10 Evidence-based horticultural therapy Dr. Sin-Ae Park
14:10-14:30 Theories and Design Criteria of Therapeutic Landscapes Dr. Chun-Yen Chang
14:30-15:20 Oral Report
15:20-15:40 Coffee Break
  Session C: Certification and Promotion of Horticultural Therapy
15:40-16:20 Horticultural Therapy Professionalism and Professional Certification: Hong Kong Experience President, Connie Yuen-Yee Fung
16:20-16:40 Experience and Reflection of a Doctor in NGO: Focusing on Certification and Promotion of HT in Taiwan Dr. Chun-Lin Chen
16:40-17:30 Oral Report
Thursday, November 15
  Session D: Horticultural Therapy in Special Groups
09:00-09:40 Healthy Longevity with Horticultural Therapy Dr. Kenshi Nishino
09:40-10:00 Effects of horticultural therapy on cardiovascular function in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia Dr. Ta-Chen Su
10:00-10:50 Oral Report
10:50-11:10 Coffee Break
11:10-12:00 Poster Session
12:00-13:00 Lunch
  Session E: Horticulture Well-being
13:00-13:40 A Study of Chinese Traditional Horticultural Therapy Based on Plants Utilization Dr. Shu-Hua Li
13:40-14:00 Healthy Horticulture for Senior Citizens Dr. Yu-Sen Chang
14:00-14:50 Oral Report
14:50-15:10 Coffee Break
  Session F: Horticultural Therapy Programming
15:10-15:50 Doing and Being - Horticulture programs for Health and well-being at Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden Dr. Anna María Pálsdóttir
15:50-16:10 Therapeutic Horticultural Activities: Principles in Exercise Prescription Dr. Hung-Chih Hsu
16:10-17:00 Oral Report
17:00-17:30 Closing Ceremony
18:00-20:00 Banquet
Friday, November 16

Workshop A:

President, Connie Yuen-Yee Fung

Workshop B:

Jui-Lin Shen, HTM, HTR

Botanical Garden of National Museum of Natural Science.
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-17:30 Post Symposium Visiting (2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition)



Workshop A


Connie Yuen-Yee Fung, HTR
President, Hong Kong Association of Therapeutic Horticulture
Recipient, 2015 Rhea McCandliss Professional Service Award (AHTA)



Tam Sau Han Maia

Workshop B


Lecturer, Formosa Green Care Association