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To enhance people's understanding on the latest development of cutting-edge medical technology in Hong Kong, and to strengthen the public's knowledge on different health issues as well as enhance their awareness on the prevention of and latest treatments for diseases, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong is co-organising the "Explore the World of Medicine" Public Lecture Series 2016 with the Hong Kong Public Libraries this year.

This is the tenth consecutive years that this community health education programme has been organised. Comprising a total of eight lectures to be held from March to June and September to December 2016, academics from the Faculty will share their professional knowledge and illustrate their fruits of research in different medical disciplines.

Lectures are conducted in Cantonese.

Details of the lectures are shown as below:
Venue: March - June and September - October: Lecture Theatre, G/F, Hong Kong Central Library, Causeway Bay
  November - December: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum, Tsimshatsui East

Lecture 1    Rare Diseases of the New Born – Detection and Management

Topic 1 Rare Diseases and Undiagnosed Diseases Program
Speaker Professor Lam Ching-wan
Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU
Topic 2 Management of Inborn Errors of Metabolism in Children
Speaker Dr Kwok Mei-kwun Anne
Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU
  Presentation Slides 
Date March 12, 2016 (Saturday)
Time 10:00am - 12:00nn
Online registration starts: February 26, 2016

Lecture 2    Bone Health – Osteoporosis and Exercise

Topic 1 Osteoporosis and Fragility Fracture
Speaker Dr Mak Kin-cheung
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU 
Topic 2 Therapeutic Exercise for Improving Musculoskeletal Health
Speaker Dr Fong Siu-ming Shirley
Assistant Professor, Institute of Human Performance, HKU
  Presentation Slides 
Date April 9, 2016 (Saturday)
Time 10:00am - 12:00nn
Online registration starts: March 24, 2016

Lecture 3    Wise Use of Western and Chinese Medicine

Topic 1 Prevention and Management of Poisoning
Speaker Dr Tsui Sik-hon Matthew
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU 
Topic 2 Herb-drug Interaction (Conducted in Mandarin)
Speaker Dr Feng Yibin
Associate Professor & Associate Director (Education), School of Chinese Medicine
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU
  Presentation Slides 
Date May 7, 2016 (Saturday)
Time 10:00am - 12:00nn
Online registration starts: April 22, 2016

Lecture 4    Learn More About Cancers – Holistic Treatment and Familial Risk

Topic 1 Holistic Treatment of Cancer
Speaker Professor Lee Wing- mui Anne
Clinical Professor & Head, Department of Clinical Oncology
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU  
Topic 2 Familial Risk of Cancer
Speaker Dr Chung Hon-yin Brian
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU
  Presentation Slides 
Date June 11, 2016 (Saturday)
Time 10:00am - 12:00nn
Online registration starts: May 27, 2016

Lecture 5    New Treatments in Liver Diseases

Topic 1 New Therapy for Viral Hepatitis
Speaker Professor Yuen Man-fung Richard
Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Professor in Medicine
Chair Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine

Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU​
Topic 2 Conquering Liver Cancer: Recent Progresses and Future Challenge
Speaker Dr Cheung Tan-to
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU
  Presentation Slides
Date September 10, 2016 (Saturday)
Time 10:00am - 12:00nn
Online registration starts: Aug 26, 2016

Lecture 6    Face and Eyes

Topic 1 Common Skin Conditions of the Face
Speaker Dr Chan Chun-yin Johnny
Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU​
Topic 2 Management of Common Macular Conditions
Speaker Dr Wong Yat-hin Ian
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU​
  Presentation Slides
Date October 15, 2016 (Saturday)
Time 10:00am - 12:00nn
Online registration starts: September 30, 2016

Lecture 7    Overcoming Cognitive Decline

Topic 1 Can We Prevent Cognitive Decline?
Speaker Dr Chan Wai-chi
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU​
Topic 2 Can Surgery Improve Cognitive Decline?
Speaker Dr Leung Ka-kit Gilberto
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU​
  Presentation Slides
Date November 12, 2016 (Saturday)
Time 10:00am - 12:00nn
Online registration starts: October 28, 2016

Lecture 8    Metabolic Syndrome and Prediabetes

Topic 1 Metabolic Syndrome
Speaker Dr Lee Chi-ho Paul
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU​
Topic 2 What You Need to Know about Prediabetes
Speaker Dr Yu Yee-tak Esther
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU​
  Presentation Slides 
Date December 10, 2016 (Saturday)
Time 10:00am - 12:00nn
Online registration starts: November 25, 2016

 

Remarks: Enquiry
  • Admission begins 15 minutes before the start of the lecture;
    the organiser reserves the right to refuse entry of late comers.
  • Children under the age of six will not be admitted.
Telephone: 3917 9994
Email: medfac@hku.hk
Lecture will be cancelled if:  
Tropical cyclone signal no. 8 or above is issued or black rainstorm
warning signal is in force at or after 8:00 am.