With Keynote Speakers including deans, medical professors, researchers and practitioners from top global institutes, and more than 300 participating students, the GAMC is the largest student medic conference in Asia.
This year, top representatives from global institutions will speak about the World Health Organization (WHO) and infectious diseases, biotechnological advancements, epigenetics, dementia, and clinical research in psychology as well as neurosciences.
Beyond an impressive speaker series, students will also have the opportunity to rotate around “Clinic Booths” to learn from current medical practitioners with professional background from Orthopaedics and Traumatology, and Gastroenterology! There will also be the popular session on Medical School Interview Preparation hosted by representatives from The University of Hong Kong (HKU), University of Exeter, and professional medic consultants. Students are also encouraged to learn from these impressive individuals on how they gained qualification at top universities in the UK, US, and Hong Kong!
Since registration is on a rolling basis and spaces are limited, we encourage students to sign up as soon as possible.
Students who participate in HKU's "Young Medical and Healthcare Professional Summer Programme 2018" are entitled to the GAMC, no further registration through ARCH Community Outreach or Eventbrite is required.
THE GLOBAL ASPIRING MEDIC CONFERENCE
PROF. KEIJI FUKUDA
Director & Clinical Professor, School of Public Health,
University of Hong Kong
Professor Keiji Fukuda is the Director & Clinical Professor at The University of Hong Kong School of Public Health. He previously worked at the World Health Organization (WHO) in several capacities including Assistant Director-General (ADG) and Special Representative of the Director-General for antimicrobial resistance; ADG for the Health Security and Environment Cluster; and Director of the Global Influenza Programme. Before that, he worked at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the Epidemiology Section Chief, Influenza Branch and as a Medical Epidemiologist in the Viral Exanthems and Herpesvirus Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases. Professor Fukuda has been a global public health leader in many areas including health security; emerging infectious diseases including seasonal, avian and pandemic influenza, SARS, MERS and Ebola; antimicrobial resistance; development of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework; implementation of the International Health Regulations; food safety; and chronic fatigue syndrome. He has considerable experience in epidemiological research and field investigations, media communications and international diplomatic negotiations including those held to establish a historic Heads of State level meeting on antimicrobial resistance at the United Nations in 2016.
PROF. TERENCE LAU
Director of Innovation and Technology Development & Adjunt Professor of Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology,
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Professor Terence Lau is the Director of Innovation and Technology Development of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Adjunct Professor at PolyU’s Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, and the founder as well as convener of The Food Safety Consortium. He is also an Advisor of the Infectious Disease Centre of Peking University, an Adjunct Investigator of the Jilin Academy of Agricultural Science, Senior Advisor to United Nations Office for Project Services for a food safety project, Chief Technology Advisor of International Food Authenticity Assurance Organization based in New York, and a member of the National Committee on Biometrology of China.
“With over 20 years of experience on development and commercialization of innovative biotechnological products, he has co-authored a number of peer-reviewed scientific articles and is the co-inventor of over 60 patents. He also co-developed 5 Chinese National Standards and received the Beijing Municipal Technology Award as well as Chinese Medical and Technological Award.”
DR. KATIE LUNNON
Senior Lecturer in Epigenetics,
University of Exeter Medical School
Dr Katie Lunnon is a Senior Lecturer in Epigenetics at the University of Exeter Medical School, with a particular interest in dementia, also often called Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr Lunnon has been based at the University of Exeter Medical School since 2013, and currently runs a research team consisting of two postdoctoral fellows, five PhD students (four as first supervisor) and one MRes student. Her research team focusses on understanding the role of epigenetic mechanisms in dementia. To put this in context, every cell in the body has the same genetic code in its DNA, yet a heart cell behaves and looks very different to a nerve cell for example, as certain genes are switched on and certain genes switched off in different cell types. This is known as “epigenetic” regulation. Epigenetic changes are thought to be one mechanism through which environmental factors can influence the risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s. It is believed that some of the brain changes we see in Alzheimer’s disease are caused by epigenetic changes in specific genes. Dr Lunnon’s research team are looking at changes in different epigenetic mechanisms in Alzheimer’s with the aim of identifying new pathways altered in the disease and also to identify new biological markers, called “biomarkers”, which could help in disease diagnosis.
PROFESSOR ROBIN A. MURPHY
Experimental Psychology Fellow, Corpus Christi College Oxford, Associate Professor,
Department of Experimental Psychology,
University of Oxford
Professor Robin A. Murphy is the Experimental Psychology Fellow at Corpus Christi College Oxford and Associate Professor in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. He is involved in admissions, teaching and examination for Experimental Psychology and Biomedical Sciences degree as well as the Psychology/Philosophy/Linguistics interdisciplinary degree. Dr. Murphy leads the Centre for Computational Psychopathology laboratory in Oxford. This group publishes papers in journals and books including Science and Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience on research at the interface between neuroscience, psychology and clinical diagnosis. He is on the editorial board of American Psychological Associations’s Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes and is Associate Editor for the Psychonomic Society’s Learning & Behavior.His recent 2016 book The Wiley Handbook on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning is aimed at the advanced student to provide a state of the art in the area. He acts as a consultant for an Oxford based biotech spin out searching for a cure for Alzheimers (NeuroBio, UK), a social media analytics firm studying risk behaviour in social media (Garantier, UK) and with a team of clinical psychotherapists developing diagnostic tools.
Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Hong Kong
PROFESSOR KENNY KWAN
Dr Kenny Kwan is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Hong Kong. He studied at Diocesan Boys’ School, Hong Kong, Winchester College, UK before gaining his medical degree from the University of Oxford, UK. He started his Basic Surgical Training in London, and returned to Hong Kong to complete his Higher Orthopaedic Training. He is now a Specialist in Orthopaedics with a subspecialty interest in Spine Surgery. He also serves a Member of the Faculty Admissions Committee at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong, and Chairman of the Young Fellows Committee, Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
PROFESSOR SUNNY H. WONG
Assistant Professor and Specialist in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Department of Medicine;
Therapeutic in the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr Sunny H. Wong is an Assistant Professor and a specialist in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Department of Medicine & Therapeutics in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. After obtaining his medical qualification, he received his doctorate training at the University of Oxford to work on human genetics and infectious diseases. His work has contributed to the identification of major genetic loci in tuberculosis, leprosy and malaria. He has won a number of awards including the Human Genome Organization Travel Award, the Croucher Foundation Award, and the Hong Kong College of Physicians Young Investigator Award. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles including papers in Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, PLoS Pathogens and Gut. His research interest is to understand the host-microbe relationship in digestive diseases including colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases, and to explore novel biomarkers and therapeutic agents.
DR. DAVID MABIN
Director of Admissions at the University of Exeter Medical School
Dr David Mabin is the Director of Admissions at the University of Exeter Medical School. He has been involved in the selection of medical students for eight years and represents the University of Exeter at the UK Medical Schools Council Admissions Expert Reference Group. He has a wide knowledge of assessment methods used at UK Medical Schools and has overseen significant changes to the admissions processes used by the University of Exeter in selection for Medicine, Medical Imaging (Diagnostic Radiography) and the BSc (Hons) in Medical Sciences. He will be able to offer guidance about non-academic aspects of the admissions process, including health, welfare and wellbeing enquiries. He is also a practising clinician, working as a Consultant Neonatologist and Paediatrician with Expertise in Cardiology at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
DR. ANGUS HSU
UK Medic Admissions Consultant at ARCH Education
Dr Angus Hsu studied medicine at University of Cambridge and University College London, graduating with a MA (Hons) and MBBS degree. During his time at Cambridge, Dr Hsu completed an intercalated BSc degree in pharmacology with a research project on the novel nucleic acid binding Alba proteins. After qualifying as a doctor, Dr Hsu worked in Newham University Hospital and Queen's Hospital. During the tenure, Dr Hsu was actively involved in teaching medical students and providing training to the nursing staff. He has organized mock exams for medical students and acted as an examiner for undergraduate exams. For his accomplishment, Dr Hsu was awarded a Certificate of Commitment to Teaching from the NHS. Dr Hsu also undertook a diabetes audit commissioned by Clinical Commissioning Group to improve patient care and the findings were presented at a local GP meeting. Being a highly motivated individual, Dr Hsu has worked as a private tutor when he was an undergraduate and a doctor. He has over ten years experience in one-to-one and small group tuitions, focusing on biology and chemistry at all levels. Dr Hsu also took pride in guiding many prospective students into top UK medical schools, leveraging on insider knowledge on what admission tutors are looking for so that students can avoid common pitfalls.
MS. JENNIFER MA
Founder & Director of ARCH Community Outreach & ARCH Education
Jennifer Ma graduated from Oxford University with First Class Honors in Economics and Management (B.A., Hon M.A.), and achieved her Masters of Education from the University of Hong Kong in 2011. Jennifer is the Founder & Director of ARCH Community Outreach and ARCH Education. She is responsible for curriculum development and as the Head of University Counseling for UK and HK, Jennifer leads a team of 100+ counselors with subject expertise across 30+ disciplines and specialises in MMI, UKCAT and BMAT training.
Medicine has always been one of the most popular subjects amongst students in Asia. With achieving more than 210+ offers in past 5 years, medicine is indeed one of ARCH team’s strongest areas. Jennifer has been invited to deliver large scale pre-university preparation talks and workshops at Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Hong Kong Outstanding Student Association and HKU Academy for the Talented.