Hear from top academics and current practitioners from a wide array of medical professions! From the latest developments in medical advancement, exciting research projects on current pandemics to hands-on activities experiencing a day in the life of a medic, you'll walk away inspired and eager for more.
PROF IVAN HUNG
Ru Chien & Helen Lieh Professorship in Health Sciences Pedagogy
Assistant Dean (Admissions), Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Honorary Consultant, Queen Mary Hospital
Professor Ivan Fan Ngai HUNG is currently Ru Chien and Helen Lieh Endowed Professor in Health Sciences Pedagogy, Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean (Admissions), Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, and Honorary Consultant in Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.
Professor Hung is a dual specialist in Infectious Disease and Gastroenterology & Hepatology. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Bristol Medical School, England in 1996. After working in the University of Cambridge Medical School and Charing Cross Hospital, the Imperial College Medical School, London, he returned to Hong Kong
in 1999 and joined the Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital. After obtaining his MRCP, he underwent subspecialty training in infectious diseases, followed by gastroenterology and hepatology. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Division of Geographical Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, USA. He obtained his M.D. degree from HKU in 2011 and was awarded the Sir Patrick Manson Gold Medal award for best M.D. thesis. He was awarded the Richard Yu Lectureship and medal in 2016 by the Hong Kong College of Physicians. He is currently the Fellow of Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh.
Professor Hung has published more than 180 international peer reviewed original articles, including research articles in the Lancet, the Lancet Infectious Diseases and the Clinical Infectious Diseases. He and his team have pioneered the use of topical imiquimod before intradermal influenza vaccination, which results in protection against heterologous non-vaccine and antigenically drifted viruses. His team was also the first to prove convalescent plasma and H-IVIG reduced mortality in patients with severe influenza infection in prospective clinical trials. He is ranked as HKU Scholars in the world top 1% in 2013 and 2018.
DR. TOH HAN CHONG
Deputy Director, National Cancer Centre Singapore
Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
Chief Medical Officer, Tessa Therapeutics Ltd
Dr Toh Han Chong is Senior Consultant and Deputy Director, National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS). He is Associate Professor at the Cancer & Stem Cell Biology Program, Duke-NUS, and adjunct Principal Investigator, Singapore Immunology Network and Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR. He is Chief Medical Officer at Tessa Therapeutics Ltd.
Dr Toh obtained the International Baccalaureate diploma from Pearson College (United World College), Canada. He then graduated from the University of London, UK, with an Intercalated Bachelor of Science in ‘Infection and Immunity’ from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School and qualified as a medical doctor from University of Cambridge, UK. Dr Toh obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003. He received his medical oncology fellowship training at the Singapore General Hospital, and at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He then completed a research fellowship in cancer immunotherapy at the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA. Dr Toh is alumni of the Harvard Business School.
Dr Toh is a recipient of the National Senior Clinician Scientist Award 2017 for translational research in cancer. He received the National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award 2018. Dr Toh has published over 100 peer-review journal articles. Dr Toh is on the Asia-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert (APPLE) council and is founding chairman of the Singapore Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium. He is on the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) faculty for tumour immunology and immunotherapy.
Dr Toh is married with 2 children, and enjoys rowing on weekends.
DR. DEREK WONG
Specialist in Neurosurgery, Hong Kong Neurosurgery Centre
MBBS(HK), MRCSEd, FRCSEd(SN), FCSHK, FHKAM(Surgery)
Council member of Hong Kong Stroke Society
Council member of Hong Kong Society of Interventional & Therapeutic Neuroradiology
Dr Derek Wong graduated from the University of Hong Kong, and has completed his specialty training in Neurosurgery among five hospitals. After obtaining his Fellowship at Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Hong Kong College of Surgeons, he worked at Queen Elizabeth Hospital until joining Hong Kong Neurosurgery Centre in 2018.
Besides general neurosurgical operations, Dr Wong has spent extensive hours on vascular neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology. He has been in charge in managing patients with neurovascular diseases, such as acute stroke, cerebral aneurysms, carotid stenoses, cerebral arteriovenous malformations, etc.
Dr Wong is currently council members of Hong Kong Stroke Society, and of Hong Kong Society of Interventional & Therapeutic Neuroradiology; actively taking part in development and education of stroke treatment and neurointervention in Hong Kong.
Not only being a dedicated neurosurgeon, Dr Wong is also recognised being active in sports. He was a member of the Hong Kong Triathlon Team, and still active in triathlon & marathon races while promoting active lifestyle to the community.
DR. MARIOS LOUKAS
Dean of Basic Sciences
Dean of Research
Professor, Anatomical Sciences
Dr. Loukas was appointed Chairman of the Department of Anatomical Sciences at SGU in 2008. He is responsible for managing the anatomy department, developing curriculum, supervising research and inspiring scholarly activities. Under his guidance, the department publishes approximately 70 to 80 academic papers a year. In addition, Dr. Loukas is the University’s Dean of Research and Assistant Dean of Basic and Allied Health Sciences.
Prior to joining SGU, Dr. Loukas taught anatomy, histology, and radiology at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Education and Development for seven years. He also taught anatomy at the American University of the Caribbean and was Course Director and Chairman of the Department of Anatomy for one year. Dr. Loukas served on the Student Evaluation and Promotion, and Faculty Evaluation Committees and was Chair of the Information Technology Committee at the American University of the Caribbean. With this background, Dr. Loukas has been able to provide his medical knowledge in the anatomical sciences to a larger audience and in 2015 was elected President of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists. Dr. Loukas has won several awards for research and teaching and has published over 300 works in a variety of publications.
DR. ANGUS HSU
MA (Cantab), MBBS, BSc
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.
Clinical Workshop Speakers
DR. CHAN SIU KIM
MBBS (HKU), MRCP (UK), FHKCP, FHKAM (Medicine)
Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary), Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, CUHK
Dr CHAN Siu Kim graduated from the The University of Hong Kong in 2001 and has served both public and private sectors. He is a specialist in internal medicine and nephrology with special interest in kidney transplantation. Besides that, he has also obtained Master of Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011 with good academic standing (Dean's Honor List).
He is also actively participating in medical education and is currently appointed as Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary) in the Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, CUHK. His respectable teaching attitude is demonstrated by the award of “Exemplary Teacher’s Award” for 3 consecutive years since the year 2015/2016.
He also serves as council member of the Hong Kong Medical Association and is responsible to help mediating dispute between the public and the medical practitioners.
DR. AKIN CHAN
MBChB (CUHK), MRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (Edinburgh), FCSHK, FHKAM (Surgery)
Surgeon of Global humanitarian work
Dr Chan had been working with the Hospital Authority for more then 10 years, previously in the position of Associate Consultant in the department of surgery of United Christian Hospital, and honorary clinical assistant professor of the two medical schools in Hong Kong. He had been serving the million population in the Kowloon East, providing different scopes of surgical services, in addition to the contribution in the training of medical students & junior surgical trainees.
Dr Chan is also devoted to humanitarian work. He joined the Medecins Sans Frontieres and Red Cross in 2011, and had been working in different conflict zones since then, providing life saving surgical services to the underprivileged.
Dr Chan is currently working in the private sector, while stays active in the global humanitarian work.
MR. ROHIT KUMAR VERMA
BSc. in Public Health (CUHK, Conc.: Health Services, First Class Hons.)
HKU MBBS Year 5
Rohit Kumar Verma is currently a penultimate year medical student at The University of Hong Kong prior to which he received a degree in Public Health at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, graduating with First Class Honours.
Over the years, Rohit has accrued expertise in research, bioethics as well as healthcare systems management and financing. Rohit currently aspires to be a surgeon, and is particularly interested in Orthopaedics and Traumatology. He also actively engages with the community through TEDx and NGO initiatives.
Rohit also happens to be a former attendee of the GAMC, having participated in the inaugural year of the conference.
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