OUR SPEAKERS

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.

Keynote Speakers

PROF IVAN HUNG

Specialist in Infectious Disease, Gastroenterology & Hepatology 

MBChB (Bristol), MD (HK), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Lon, Edin), FHKCP, FHKAM (Medicine), PDipID (HK)

Ru Chien & Helen Lieh Professorship in Health Sciences Pedagogy

Clinical Professor & Assistant Dean (Admissions), Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (HKU)

Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

Honorary Consultant, Queen Mary Hospital

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 at 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 a HKU Scholar in the world top 1% in 2013 and 2018.

DR. TOH HAN CHONG

Specialist in Medical Oncology

BSc (London), MB BCHIR (Cambridge), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin), FAMS​

Deputy Director, National Cancer Centre Singapore
Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
Chief Medical Officer, Tessa Therapeutics Ltd

Dr. Toh Han Chong is a Senior Consultant and Deputy Director of the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS). He is an Associate Professor at the Cancer & Stem Cell Biology Program, Duke-NUS, and adjunct Principal Investigator of the Singapore Immunology Network and Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR. He is the 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 the 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 an alumnus 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 the 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 he enjoys rowing on weekends.

DR. DEREK WONG

Specialist in Neurosurgery
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

Hong Kong Neurosurgery Centre

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 of managing patients with neurovascular diseases, such as acute stroke, cerebral aneurysms, carotid stenoses, cerebral arteriovenous malformations etc.

 

Dr. Wong is currently one of the 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.

 

Apart from being a dedicated neurosurgeon, Dr. Wong is also recognised for being active in sports. He was a member of the Hong Kong Triathlon Team, and is still active in triathlon & marathon races while promoting active lifestyle to the community.

DR. MARIOS LOUKAS

Specialist in Anatomical Sciences

MD (Poland) , PhD (Pathology)

Dean of Basic Sciences

Dean of Research

Professor, Anatomy, St. George's University

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 the 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 he was elected as the 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 (Hons), MBBS, BSc (Pharmacology)

UK Medic Admissions Consultant at ARCH Education

Dr. Angus Hsu studied medicine at the 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 at 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. JENSEN POON

Specialist in General Surgery 

Honorary Clinical Associate Professor (HKU)

MBBS (UNSW),  FRCSEd, FCSHK, FHKAM (Surgery), MS (HK) 

Dr.  Poon is a colorectal surgeon with special interest in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Poon graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1995 and completed his surgical training at Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong. He has been awarded with fellowships at professional authorities including the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the American College of Surgeons, the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. He has served as the Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong and the Deputy Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Queen Mary Hospital.

 

Dr. Poon is a surgeon as well as a scholar. He has conducted a series of research on minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of colorectal cancer. From the results of his studies, Dr. Poon has explored new strategies to achieve optimal outcomes for patients and has published his findings in more than 70 articles in international journals, two book chapters and one thesis for his doctorate degree. Together with his team at Queen Mary Hospital, Dr. Poon has introduced advanced minimally invasive surgery for colorectal cancer in Hong Kong. These innovative techniques include single-port laparoscopic colectomy and robotic assisted rectal cancer resection.

 

Dr. Poon’s research is internationally recognised. In 2012, he won a Top International Abstract Award at the annual scientific meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. The following year, he was awarded the Inaugural Carlos Pellegrini Travelling Fellowship from the American College of Surgeons. He has shared his knowledge of minimally invasive surgery and colorectal diseases at more than 40 global conferences and scientific meetings. Through different workshops on minimally invasive surgery, he has trained many young surgeons in Hong Kong.

DR. CHAN SIU KIM

Specialist in Nephrology 

Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics (CUHK)

MBBS (HKU), MRCP (UK), FHKCP, FHKAM (Medicine)

Dr. Chan 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 a Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary) in the Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, CUHK. His respectable teaching attitude is recognised by the award of “Exemplary Teacher’s Award” for 3 consecutive years since the year 2015/2016.

He also serves as a council member of the Hong Kong Medical Association and is responsible for helping mediating dispute between the public and the medical practitioners.

DR. LORRAINE CHOW

Specialist in General Surgery 
Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor (HKU) 
Honorary Consultant in General Surgery, Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital
Chairlady of Woman’s Chapter, College of Surgeons of Hong Kong
Honorary Medical Consultant, Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation
Medical Advisor, Global Chinese Breast Cancer Organisation Alliance

Dr. Chow is the Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at The University of Hong Kong, and the Chairlady of the Women’s Chapter, College of Surgeons of Hong Kong. She completed her undergraduate medical training with the University of Hong Kong. She then received her surgical training at the Department of Surgery in Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, and obtained her tripartite fellowship in General Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, College of Surgeons of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. She was the Associate Consultant at the Division of Breast Surgery in Queen Mary Hospital before entry into private practice this year. She is specialized in Breast Surgery and completed the Oncoplastic Masterclass at the Ecole Eruopeenne de Chirurgie, Paris.

DR. Etonia Pang

Specialist in Anaesthesiology

Honorary Clinical Tutor (CUHK)

Dr. Pang graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2009 and serves at the Prince of Wales Hospital since graduation. She is a specialist in Anaesthesiology, with special interest in thoracic and obstetric anaesthesia. On top of that, she also spent a year in medical research and obtained a Bachelor in Science (Medical Science) with first class Honour in 2006.

 

Apart from clinical duties, she is also an honorary clinical tutor, taking part in regular teaching and tutorial for medical students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

She is actively participating in simulation courses organized by the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists and is one of the instructors of the Air Crew Resuscitation Simulation course for the Government Flying Service team.

DR. AKIN CHAN

Surgeon of Global humanitarian work

MBChB (CUHK), MRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (Edinburgh), FCSHK, FHKAM (Surgery)

Dr. Chan had been working with the Hospital Authority for more than 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. He also contributed to the training of medical students & junior surgical trainees.

Dr. Chan is also devoted to humanitarian work. He joined the Médecins Sans Frontières and Red Cross in 2011, and had been working in different conflict zones since then, providing lifesaving surgical services to the underprivileged.

Dr. Chan is currently working in the private sector while staying active in the global humanitarian work.

DR. HARRIET STUART-CLARKE

General Practitioner, Central Health Medical Practice

MBBS (Lond), LMCHK, DRCOG 

Dr. Stuart-Clarke grew up in the UK and lived in London after University. She moved to Hong Kong in 2015 and is a General Practitioner. 
Dr. Stuart-Clarke is a keen volunteer doctor of the Patient Care, which seeks to provide medical and healthcare support to those most in need. The organization provides probono healthcare to refugees. Its mental health initative, Mind Hong Kong (Mind HK), provides bilingual mental health information and resources, with the goal of destigmatising mental health and raising awareness of it. In November 2017, the PCF co-organised an international mental health conference with the purpose of destigmatisation in Hong Kong. This year Mind HK is launching a youth mental health initiative, Coolminds, which will provide training for parents, teachers and online mental health support for young people. 

MR. ROHIT KUMAR VERMA

BSc. in Public Health (CUHK - Health Services, First Class Hons.)
AFHKCCHP, M.B.B.S. (HKU) 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 Honour.
 

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.

MR. WHARTON CHAN

MBiochem (Oxon.)
MD-PhD Candidate, Duke-NUS Medical School

Mr. Chan graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry (MBiochem) and is currently pursuing a clinician scientist career at Duke NUS Medical School, Singapore. With special interests in immunology, genetics and bioinformatics, he hopes to advance healthcare by understanding disease processes using big data approaches. He holds the strong belief that being both a research and a clinician will create the necessary synergy to tackle understudied medical questions. 

Currently, Mr. Chan is working in the field of comparative immunology, with a special interest in using the bat as a model organism to dissect the interesting paradigms of inflammation and aging. He uses cutting edge genomics and transcriptomics technologies to answer these questions. Did you know the bat is the longest living mammal with respect to biomass? Come talk to him about how animals can solve medical problems!

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