Yawen Chan obtained her Bachelor and Master degrees in Engineering in University of Waterloo, Canada, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong respectively, specializing in Biomedical Engineering. She then worked as a Research Associate in the area of functional gastrointestinal disorder (FGI) for 8 years, specializing in various FGI investigations (such as esophageal manometry and rectal barostat) and mental health issues in FGI patients with the university. Recently, after finishing her Master degree in Clinical Psychology in The Chinese University of Hong Kong, she joined the Institute of Integrative Medicine in 2016 and continued to pursue her career in promoting mental well-being to FGI patients.
Professor Stephen Lam Chan is currently the clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical Oncology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Professor Chan is the associate editor of Asia-Pacific journal of Clinical Oncology and serving the editorial board of Liver International. He is the key investigator in multiple international clinical trials on novel drugs for liver cancers. He is currently international member of the NCI Hepatobiliary Task Force of the Gastrointestinal Steering Committee in United States. Since 2016, he has also been the Chairman of Hand-in-hand Cancer Foundation, which is a charity serving the cancer patients in the community. He published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in international journals including the Journal of Clinical Oncology and the Lancet.
Professor Paul Chan is Clinical Professor and Chairman of the Department of Microbiology, and Deputy Director of the Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also an Honorary Consultant in Microbiology for the New Territories East Cluster Hospitals of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority. Professor Chan is a renowned clinical virologist with special interest in tumour virology and human respiratory viruses. He serves many key professional bodies in Hong Kong, including the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases of the Centre for Health Protection, the Grant Review Board for Medical and Health Research Fund. Professor Chan is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Virological Methods. He has published 14 book chapters and more than 330 scientific papers, and attained an H-index of 51.
Bernice is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian in Australian Dietitian Association and Hong Kong Dietitian Association. She is a research dietitian working in Centre for Nutritional Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her main research areas are to investigate the effectiveness of Lifestyle Modification Program on various diseases. She has published various papers and has demonstrated the effectiveness of this Program in weight management, normalizing liver fat, reducing obesity indices in obese adolescent and reducing the severity of sleep apnea and daytime sleepiness among patients. She is also focus on geriatric nutrition aims to looking at the interactions of nutrients and dietary patterns on healthy aging in Chinese culture.
Jessica is the Chief Nursing Officer of the Institute of Digestive Disease, CUHK. She has more than 20 years of clinical research experience, is accountable for the management and performance of the studies. She has extensive experience in conducting phase II, III and IV clinical research trials (both sponsored and investigator-initiated) and epidemiology studies including Inflammatory Bowel Disease, functional gastrointestinal disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, NSAID/aspirin, colorectal cancer, biobanking. She is also the co-investigators in research projects and co-author in many high impact journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet and Gastroenterology.
Jessica is also the Convener (R&D) of Hong Kong Institute of Integrative Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She is responsible for clinical trials in TCM, integrative medicine and integrative nursing; China FDA clinical research application; networking with Government departments, industry and international collaborators of Universities all over the world. She is helping to develop integrative medical modals through clinical research.
Jessica is a Good Clinical Practice (GCP trainer) trainer and the principal trainer in clinical research training in both institutes. She is the project manager in Asia Pacific Working Group, who coordinates multi-centered trials within the Asia Pacific group from 13 countries/cities in Asia Pacific region.
Dr. Charing Chong obtained her Bachelor of Medicine from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003. She underwent surgical training in Hong Kong and obtained her FRCSEd (Gen) in 2010. She also obtained a Master in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in 2009. Dr Chong is the principal or co-investigator for a variety of clinical and preclinical studies examining new approaches for the treatment of liver and pancreatic cancer and endoscopic ultrasound. She serves as subcommittee of standardization of teaching material in the Asian EUS group and also a member of various profession societies including Hong Kong Society of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Hong Kong Society of Minimal Access Surgery, Hong Kong Society of Robotic Surgery and Hong Kong Society of Digestive Endoscopy. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include Multidisciplinary treatment for hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer, hepatitis-B virus related hepatocellular carcinoma, minimally invasive and robotic surgery for hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases, advanced endoscopic endosonography and Pancreatic cystic disease.
Dr. Chow is a graduate from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is now the Consultant in the Prince of Wales Hospital. Dr. Chow obtained the Croucher Foundation Fellowship and had worked in the Artificial Cells and Organs Research Centre at McGill University, Montreal. Dr. Chow has combined his position as nephrologist with that of honorary teaching staff in the Prince of Wales Hospital.
Dr. Chow has published more than 280 Indexed publications in peer review journals including the journal Med Educ, 115 of them being the first author. He is actively involved in student teaching, and works as a member in the Curriculum Design Committee at the Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has received the Teachers of the Years Award for three consecutive years, as well as the Education Award in 2016.
For the patient relationship, Dr. Chow has been the Coordinator of Clinical Services (Patient Relations & Engagement) in Prince of Wales Hospital since 2012. He obtained the Certificate Course in Mediation (Healthcare) at the School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011. He received the Ombudsman’s Award, in recognition of his patient complaint management in 2012.
Dr Sin graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1994. He was the Gold Medalist in Surgery upon graduation. He became a fellow of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians and Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 2001. After 10 years of clinical service, he changed his career path from clinical to management in 2006. Management exposures in the Hospital Authority over the past ten years included corporate Public Private Partnership programs, Medical Grade management, hospital expansion projects, annual planning and transformation projects, waiting time management and hospital accreditation project. He was the Service Director (Quality & Safety) and the deputizing Hospital Chief Executive of the Haven of Hope Hospital in Kowloon East Cluster. He is now working as the Chief Manager (Patient Safety & Risk Management), Quality & Safety Division in the Hospital Authority Head Office since 2016.
During his 30-year career in the medical profession, Dr Dai has specialised in geriatric, rehabilitation and pulmonary medicine.Dr Dai was a member of several Hong Kong Government Labour and Welfare Bureau steering committees and working groups studying issues relating to community care and residential care services for the elderly. He also chairs the Independent Committee for Handling Complaints of the Social Welfare Department from 2015. In 2012, Dr Dai was appointed Justice of the Peace. Before retirement from the Hospital Authority, Dr Dai was consultant geriatrician at Prince of Wales Hospital and led the complaint management unit. After retirement in December, 2015, Dr Dai has joined Qualigenics as the Clinical Director for Healthcare for the Senior; and is Director of Geriatric Medicine at Baptist Hospital since June 2016.
Dr Hong Fung is Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of CUHK Medical Centre (CUMC), and Professor of Practice at the Jockey Club School of Public Health & Primary Care (JCSPHPC), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
Before he joined CUHK in 2014, Dr Fung was Cluster Chief Executive of the New Territories East Cluster and Hospital Chief Executive of the Prince of Wales Hospital at the Hospital Authority (HA) from 2002 to 2013, overseeing the management and operations of 7 public hospitals.
Prior to that, he worked in the HA Head Office and was responsible for the planning and development of the public hospital services and facilities for over a decade. He spearheaded the development of HA’s Clinical Management System and electronic patient records.
On the professional side, Dr Fung was the Chief Censor (2010-2013) and President (2014-2018) of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine. Dr Fung is well recognised for his expertise in medical leadership, health planning, health informatics and health services management.
Brian Hodgson has been a Public Speaker for 36 years and a member of Toastmasters International in the UK, Australia and Hong Kong. He has won over 50 speech contests and regularly represents Hong Kong in Asian and China speech contests.
He provides Presentation skills training at seven universities in Hong Kong and teaches Presentation Training for Hong Kong Offices of Fortune 500 companies and one to one coaching for people from all occupations including: finance, law, media, medical, manufacturing and travel.
Executive coaching includes those giving keynote speeches:
For the past 8 years he has also given presentation training for senior medical professionals at seminars in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Seoul and Taipei.
He was former host of a twice weekly LIVE TV chat show in Hong Kong, MC for many events including Tedx and is acclaimed as an auctioneer of Art, Wine and Charity events calling auctions across Asia.
Dr Alex Yui Hui graduated from the University of Cambridge and received basic physician training in teaching hospitals in England. In 1998, he returned to Hong Kong and joined the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics in Prince of Wales Hospital to receive specialist training. He bacame a fellow of the Hong Kong College of Physicians and Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 2002. In the same year, he was awarded the Silver Medal for best dissertation by the Hong Kong College of Physicians. He is currently a private practitioner in Gastroenterology and Hepatology and a Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary) in the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics of the CUHK.
Before entering private practice, Dr Hui took part in many research projects and drug trials whilst working in Prince of Wales Hospital. His main areas of research included peptic ulcer disease, colon cancer, liver fibrosis, complications of cirrhosis, natural history and treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C. He was a reviewer of scientific journals including Liver International, Journal of Hepatology and Laboratory Investigation and has published 70 articles in international peer-reviewed journals and two book chapters. Dr Hui is currently the Honorary Secretary of Asiahep Hong Kong, a council member of the British Medical Association (Hong Kong) and a committee member of the Health and Education Committee of the Hong Kong Liver Foundation.
Prof. Terence Lao MBBS, MD, FRCOG, FHKAM, FHKCOG, Certificate in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, joined the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, CUHK, Hong Kong in 2008. His last appointment was Professor and Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, at the University of Hong Kong. He has undergone formal fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada, as well as training in Obstetric Medicine, Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital, London, UK. His major interest is in medical complications in pregnancy and perinatology, and has published more than 240 papers in peer-reviewed international journals. His research interests include endocrine complications in pregnancy, especially gestational diabetes and thyroid problems, cardiac conditions, and liver diseases especially hepatitis B virus infection.
Dr. Lee graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1990. He started his specialty training in Endoscopy, Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Prince of Wales Hospital. He became Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Hong Kong in 1998 and Fellow of the Royal Collage of Physicians of Edinburgh and London in 2005 and 2010. Dr. Lee had been working as the director of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Centre, and director of the Endoscopy and Endosonography Centre of the Baptist Hospital. He is also the founding president of the Hong Kong Society of Endosonography.
Dr. Lee’s interests focus mainly on advanced endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He is one of the few endoscopists being trained in EUS in Hong Kong since 1996. He obtained his Doctorate in Medicine based on his work on EUS on portal hypertension in 2001. In 2007, Dr. Lee, together with the research team in the CUHK, had been awarded State Scientific and Technological Progress Award for their excellent researches in the topic of “Non-surgical treatments of peptic ulcer bleeding”. Dr. Lee had been invited to give lectures and demonstrations in various EUS and endoscopy workshops and symposiums locally and internationally. Dr. Lee has published 7 book chapters, authored and co-authored 61 journal articles.
Dr. Lee Wai Hung Danny graduated at the Chinese University of Hong Kong with distinctions in Paediatrics and Surgery in 1991. He received postgraduate surgical training at Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong and Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA. Dr Lee had researched and published widely in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy and minimal invasive surgery. He was awarded twice the best research paper by the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong in 2000 and 2002. Dr. Lee obtained his doctorate degree in Medicine in 2005. Currently, Dr. Lee is a private Specialist in Surgery and the Director of Endoscopy Services, Evangel Hospital.
Dr. Lee also studied laws in his leisure time. He had obtained three post-graduate law degrees altogether. In the field of medico-legal and ethics, Dr. Lee has developed particular research interests in medical negligence, conflicts management and alternative dispute resolution. He was awarded distinction in the Master’s Degree in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (HKU). Apart from clinical works, Dr. Lee is an accredited general mediator (HKMAAL and HKIAC) and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.
Dr. Nancy Leung graduated from University College Hospital Medical School, London, in 1976, trained in London hospitals, and obtained MD from research at CRC. In 1985, joined CUHK and established Hepatology. In 1996, appointed Consultant Physician at Prince of Wales Hospital, then Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital. Besides clinical service, research and teaching, was also the Coordinator of Clinical Services in Risk Management/Quality Assurance. She participated in 20 international clinical therapeutic trials and has 125 publications in international journals. Currently, she is in private practice and an Honorary Clinical Professor at CUHK. She founded ASIAHEP Hong Kong Ltd in 1996. She is a member of AASLD, EASL, APASL, IASL, and HKASLD.
Dr Michael Li graduated from University of New South Wales, Australia in 1988 and undertook fellowship training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong. After promoted to senior medical officer in 1996, Dr Li helped set up GI service and training programme in Pok Oi Hospital and North District Hospital. In 2008, he became the Head of Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of Department of Medicine and Geriatrics in Tuen Mun Hospital. Under his leadership, the medical GI team established specialized service teams in IBD, small bowel diseases, pancreatic diseases, and nurse-led PEG care. His team is one of the few medical units in HA hospitals that practiced advanced endoscopic procedures including double balloon-assisted enteroscopy, upper and lower GI endoscopic submucosal dissection and single-operator cholangioscopy. Dr Li was committed to health promotion in chronic hepatitis B and colorectal cancer screening by organising large-scale community education activities in collaboration with AsiaHep (HK) and Hong Kong Cancer Fund respectively. In 2015, Dr Li took up chairman role in the Specialty Board in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, HKCP with the determination to uphold high quality training in this specialty. Dr Li is also the chairman of HA Working Group on Endoscopic Equipment and he is instrumental in establishing the endoscopic equipment standard in HA hospitals.
Prof. Philip Kam-Tao Li is the Chief of Nephrology & Consultant Physician of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics at the Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH), Hong Kong. He is also the Honorary Professor of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the President of the Hong Kong College of Physicians. He is the Chairman of the Central Renal Committee of Hospital Authority of Hong Kong.
Prof. Li is dedicating his efforts to promote nephrology both locally and internationally. Prof. Li is the President of Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology. He served as the President of International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (2014-2016). He is also the President of the International Association of Chinese Nephrologists (IACN). He is the Co-Chair of International Steering Committee for World Kidney Day. He also serves as the Executive Committee Member of the Asian Forum for CKD Initiatives. He is the Past Chairman of the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology and Past President of the Hong Kong Transplantation Society respectively and has served in the Council and the Executive Committee of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) from 2005-2011. He served the Board of Directors for Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcome (KDIGO) from 2006-2015.
Prof. Li has been the Presidents of the Organizing Committees for the ISN 2004 Conference on Prevention of Progression of Kidney Diseases and the 11th International Congress of International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis, 2006 respectively. He was the Scientific Vice President and Program Chair, 2nd Congress of International Society for Hemodialysis, 2009. Prof. Li was the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee and Scientific Co-chair for the World Congress of Nephrology 2013. He was the President of the Organizing Committee for the 1st International Congress of Chinese Nephrologists 2015.
Prof. Li has been Visiting Professor to Nanjing University, Fudan University and Peking University, China, Nagoya University, Japan and Brown University, USA.
Prof. Li is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Hong Kong Journal of Nephrology, Regional Advisor of Nephrology Dialysis & Transplantation and Editor of the International Journal of Artificial Organs. He is on the Editorial Boards of Kidney International, Clinical Nephrology, Peritoneal Dialysis International, Chinese Journal of Nephrology, Dialysis & Transplantation, Medical Progress and Indian Journal of Peritoneal Dialysis and Advisory Board of Nature Reviews Nephrology and Chinese Nephrology Research Electronic Journal. He is a regular reviewer for all the major Nephrology Journals.
He has published over 500 original and review articles in peer-reviewed journals, 4 books and 20 book chapters. He has given lectures to over 170 international congresses and meetings.
His research interests include Peritoneal dialysis (Residual Renal Function, Cardiovascular Disease, Connectology, Peritonitis, Biocompatible solutions Adequacy), Cardiovascular mortality in dialysis patients, IgA nephropathy, Prevention of Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease, Urinary biomarkers, Diabetes in renal failure and Immunogenetics of Nephropathies, Drug Pharmacokinetics and Complications after transplantation.
In recognition of Professor Li’s contribution to nephrology, he has won several awards including: Sir David Todd Award of the Hong Kong College of Physicians, Richard Yu Endowment Award of the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology, the Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service, HKSAR and the International Distinguished Medal 2012 of the National Kidney Foundation, USA.
After graduating from the medical school of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr. LIN furthered his cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) training at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. He also received his postgraduate training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. After that, he continued to broaden his exposure and training in different types of psychological interventions namely Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) & hypnotherapy etc. He was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2014. He is a MBCT Seed Teacher of Oxford Mindfulness Centre. His interests include happiness, positive psychology, mindfulness and treatment of depression.
Dr. LIN is the author of “the Happy Handbook on Fighting Against Depression -- 2nd Edition (開心抗抑鬱手冊 <第二版> --明窗出版社), the Founding Committee Member of the Hong Kong Medical Hypnotherapy Association & Founding Member of the Society for the Advancement of Bipolar Affective Disorder in Hong Kong.
Siew Ng is Professor at the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Melbourne. She graduated from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry and was awarded a PhD in immunology and intestinal inflammation by Imperial College London in 2009. Her research interests include the epidemiology, genetics and microbiota of inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer biomarker and screening. She has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles including publications in Nature Genetics, Gut and Gastroenterology. She leads the first large scale Asia-Pacific epidemiologic IBD study and the Asian Microbiota consortium. She is peer reviewer of 14 journals and editorial board members for 5 biomedical journals. She is President of the Hong Kong IBD Society, Management Committee of the International IBD Genetics Consortium, and Deputy Secretary of the International Organization of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. In 2014, she received the Distinguished Research Paper Award for Young Investigators and the JGHF Emerging Leader Lectureship Award.
Wing-Yee So is currently Chief Manager on Quality and Standard for Hospital Authority, and the Honorary Consultant & Honorary Clinical Associate Professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital.
She works on the hospital accreditation program in Hospital Authority, as well as access and quality issue. She was previously the Deputy Service Director for Quality and Safety in New Territory East Cluster with experience in coordinating different quality improvement initiatives and cluster projects, such as medication safety, clinical standard and audit, as well as incident management and training. She is an Endocrinologist by training, and has been author/co-author in over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts.
Dr. CC Szeto is currently a Professor of Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Honorary Consultant Physician of Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong Hospital Authority. His research interests include peritoneal dialysis related infections, vascular disease of renal failure, circulating bacterial fragment, urinary biomarkers, and glomerulonephritis.
Ms. Karen Szeto is the Health Informatician of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority (HA). She was a graduate of Health Information Management from the University of Sydney in 1991. She received her Master of Commerce in Advanced Information Systems and Management from the University of New South Wales in 2000.
Ms. Szeto was also a registered nurse and worked for numerous public and private healthcare sectors around Hong Kong and Australia before joining HA in 1992. She joined HA Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in 1992 as a Health Information & Records Manager. During working over 15 years in QEH, she achieved various major projects such as to reform the medical record service system in Hong Kong first public hospital, to implement the discharge summary and to undergo disease classification by using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) in Hong Kong public hospital.
In 2008, Ms. Szeto moved her position to Health Informatics of Health Standard and Policy Team in Hospital Authority Head Office. She is now responsible for the development of the electronic Health Record (eHR) content standards, Obstetrics Clinical Information System, Information Architecture and Entity management, and also to develop electronic clinical forms through generic clinical documentation.
Dr. Tang received his M.D. degree from University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine in 2004 and was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his internal medicine residency at University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center in 2007. He completed his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at University of California, San Diego Medical Center and achieved certification in gastroenterology from the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2010. Dr. Tang subsequently pursued training in advanced endoscopy with focus on EUS, ERCP and balloon-assisted enteroscopy at University of California, San Diego Medical Center in 2010 - 2011.
His clinical and research interests include EUS, ERCP, pancreatic cystic neoplasms, GI cancers, and GI bleeding. He has published papers and written book chapters on topics of EUS, pancreatic cystic neoplasms, and GI bleeding.
Dr. Tang is currently a clinical professional consultant at the Institute of Digestive Disease, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, associate director of the S.H. Ho Center for Digestive Health, and deputy director of endoscopy center at the Prince of Wales Hospital.
Anthony Teoh is currently the Deputy Director of Endoscopy and Associate Professor in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2001. Since then, he has completed his surgical training in the Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong and he was awarded with the GB Ong and Li Shield’s Medal for the best candidate in the fellowship examinations both locally and internationally. He then completed his overseas training in the Kitasato University East Hospital and the Cancer Institute Hospital (Ariake) focusing on advanced interventional endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery for upper gastrointestinal cancers. His research interests are multifold and these include advanced interventional endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERCP), minimally invasive surgery, single site access surgery and robotics surgery. He currently serves as a Visiting Professor to the Fujian University Medical Hospital, Consultant for Hepatopancreatobiliary Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute of Central South University, steering committee member for the Asian EUS group, member of upper GI committee of the World Endoscopy Organization, founding member of the Hong Kong EUS society and council member of Hong Kong Hernia society. He is also on the editorial board for several internationally renowned journals including Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology, VideoGIE, World journal of Gastrointestinal endoscopy and World Journal of Gastroenterology. He has published almost 80 journal papers and written 7 book chapters.
Mr. Tse received his Master of Philosophy degree in Statistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2000. After graduation, he had worked as a statistical consultant and teaching staff in the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK for eight years. He has been a biostatistician in the Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, Institute of Digestive Disease (IDD) since 2009 till now. He is the Co- Investigator of multiple research grants including the Hong Kong RGC-GRF, and HMRF projects. He has published over 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board for 2 medical journals.
Dr Sunny H. Wong is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics. He completed his undergraduate medical training in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his doctorate degree at the University of Oxford, and has work on human genetic susceptibility to common infectious diseases. After joining the CUHK, he has been working on the gut microbiota in various digestive diseases. He is primarily interested in understanding the host-microbe relationships, and to develop biomarkers for various digestive diseases including colorectal neoplasia, inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal infections.
Vincent Wong is a professor at the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He graduated from the same university and received training under Professors Joseph Sung, Francis Chan and Henry Chan. His research focuses on viral hepatitis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. He has authored over 300 articles in international medical journals. His team pioneered the use of non-invasive tests of liver fat and fibrosis to study the epidemiology of non- alcoholic fatty liver disease. His papers have been cited by various guidelines, and his latest h-index is 56. He is an associate editor of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology and served as the president of the Hong Kong Association for the Study of Liver Diseases from 2015 to 2017. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Hong Kong College of Physicians and the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Martin Wong graduated in the Faculty of Medicine, CUHK in 1999 and started his training in Family Medicine since as soon as he joined the Hospital Authority. He obtained his fellowships of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP) by examination and holds three master degrees in the fields of public health, human resource management and business administration. He obtained his Doctorate of Medicine degree through his studies on pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacological profiles of antihypertensive therapies in primary practice. He was conferred the Honorary Fellow of The Hong Kong Academy of Nursing in 2016.
Dr. Wong has been rewarded numerous international, regional, and local academic and research prizes. To name a few, he was granted the Dean’s List Award for outstanding academic achievements, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland; Bronze medal, Best Original Research by Trainees of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine; Best Innovation Research Award of the HKCFP; Best oral presentation award of the Master of Public Health program; and recently, the Young Investigator Award hosted by the Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention. Regarding teaching in Family Medicine, he was the awardee of the “Annual Teacher of the Year Award” for five years since 2005, when he first joined the faculty, and was awarded “Master Teacher” in 2012. He has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has been appointed as a Reviewer of the Medical Research Council (MRC), United Kingdom and numerous governmental positions, including being Co-Chair, Promotion Sub-Committee of the Health Care Promotion Fund; Member of the Health Care and Promotion Fund Committee; Reviewer, Public Policy Research Funding Scheme, Research Grant Council, HKSAR; and Convener, the Clinical Advisory Group on Hong Kong References Framework for hypertension care / Diabetes care for older adults in primary care setting, Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR Government.
Dr. Wong has been participating in volunteer community services for more than 20 years and is currently chairmen, board members or consultants in more than 30 NGOs/ Governmental committees. He has acted as a speaker for around 400 health seminars in the community and organized more than 180 patient self-help groups for the chronically disabled and the underprivileged. He was awarded the First Outstanding Volunteer Award by the Agency for Volunteer Service in 2005, the Hong Kong Humanity Award by the Hong Kong Red Cross in 2009, the Award of Benevolence by The Hong Kong Macau Taiwanese Charity Fund in 2010, the Outstanding NGO Volunteer Award by the Correctional Services Department in 2011, the15th Fervent Global Love of Lives, 2012 medal by the Chou Ta-kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation, and was elected as the Ten Outstanding Young Person of Hong Kong in 2012. In 2016, he was conferred the Honorary Fellow by the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing in recognition of his contribution and achievements in the Profession and the community.
John Wong graduated from medical school at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1992. He continued his post-graduate training in basic science with the Gastrointestinal Research Group, University of Calgary, Canada where he received his MSc degree. His relevant research work was in the role of adhesion molecules in chronic liver allograft rejection. Dr. Wong returned to Hong Kong in 1997 and continued his surgical training at the Prince of Wales Hospital. He had his overseas training on laparoscopic ultrasonography in Odense University Hospital, Denmark in 2002, where he worked under Professor H.O. Nielsen. Dr. Wong obtained the fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and College of Surgeons of Hong Kong in 2004. His current position is a consultant of the Division of HPB Surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor (honorary) in CUHK. He has published over 85 articles in international peer-reviewed journals. His special interest is in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma. Apart from clinical and academic activities, Dr. Wong has been appointed as the coordinator of the Quality & Risk Management Team, member of the NTEC New Technology Advisory Committee, department coordinator and criteria subject officer for Hospital Accreditation.
Grace Wong is a Professor in the department of Medicine and Therapeutics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2001 with honors and distinctions in medicine. After graduation, she received training at the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China. In 2008, she completed her training and was awarded Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Physicians. In 2010, she obtained her doctoral degree of medicine from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Wong’s main research interests include non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis, chronic viral hepatitis, and risk prediction for hepatocellular carcinoma. She has published over 210 articles in peer-reviewed journals including Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Gut. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of Hepatology (Hong Kong edition), Associate Editor of Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, an editorial board member of 12 journals, and a reviewer of 66 biomedical journals. She has been awarded the Young Investigator Award of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver in 2009, the Distinguished Research Paper Award for Young Investigators of the Hong Kong College of Physicians in 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2015, the Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of Hong Kong in 2014, the Sir David Todd Lectureship of the Hong Kong College of Physicians in 2016, and Emerging Leader Lectureship of the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Foundation (JGHF) at APDW 2017.
Professor Justin Wu is the Chief Operating Officer of CUHK Medical Centre and the former Associate Dean (Development), Faculty of Medicine, CUHK. He is specialized in functional gastrointestinal disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease and GI motility with over 200 publications in top journals including NEJM, Lancet and Gastroenterology.
Professor Wu served as the President of Hong Kong Society of Gastroenterology, Secretary General of Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) and Asian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association (ANMA), and the President of Asia Pacific Digestive Week (APDW) 2017 in Hong Kong. He has served as an associate editor for the Neurogastroenterology & Motility, American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Professor Winnie Yeo graduated from King’s College Hospital, University of London. She underwent postgraduate training in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, and at King’s College, Westminster and Royal Marsden Hospitals in London before returning to Hong Kong. Professor Yeo has been the Chairman of the Medical Oncology Specialty of the Hong Kong College of Physicians between 2007 and 2013. She is currently a clinical professor of the Department of Clinical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Yeo has been the Past Chairman of the Medical Oncology Specialty of the Hong Kong College of Physicians. She serves as a member and advisor in various expert panels and committees within the University, the Hong Kong Hospital Authority and various health advisory panels. She has authored and coauthored over 200 papers and her main research interests are management of breast, liver and gastric cancer patients as well as hepatitis B virus-related complications in cancer patients.
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