AJS McFadzean Distinguished Lecture

Professor AJS McFadzean (1914 – 1974), a distinguished physician from Glasgow who became the city’s first post-war and longest serving Professor of Medicine (1948 – 1974), had shaped the way medicine was taught and practiced locally. With his clinical acumen, Professor McFadzean offered countless patients hopes of recovery from their suffering, and inspired generations of astute physicians to continue his legacy in putting Hong Kong medicine on the international map of excellence. His insistence in understanding the scientific basis of health and disease laid the foundation of medical education and research in Hong Kong. To commemorate the achievements and contributions to medicine of Professor McFadzean, the AJS McFadzean Visiting Professorship has been established in the Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, The University of Hong Kong.

University Department of Medicine
Room 405, Professorial Block
Queen Mary Hospital
Pok Fu Lam
Hong Kong

Tel: (+852) 2255-6709
Fax: (+852) 2855-1143
Email: medconf@hku.hk
Website: www.medic.hku.hk/McFadzean/



In light of the latest development of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we regret to inform you that the AJS McFadzean Distinguished Lecture will be postponed.
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The official language of the lecture is English. There will be no simultaneous translation.

Continuing Professional Education Accreditation:
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Parking: Complimentary parking at the Faculty of Medicine Building are available for participants however each participant may only be allowed one entry and exit per car per day. Download Road Map

Professor Massimo Pinzani


Sheila Sherlock Chair of Hepatology
Director, UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health
University College London, United Kingdom

Massimo Pinzani is Professor of Medicine at University College London (UCL), United Kingdom. He is a clinical and translational hepatologist, Sheila Sherlock Chair of Hepatology and Director of the UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, Division of Medicine. He is one of the pioneers in the research dedicated to cellular and molecular mechanisms of liver fibrosis and relative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

Professor Pinzani received his degrees from the Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy, from the University of California Los Angeles, USA, and from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland, USA. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Hepatology in the Division of Gastroenterology at CWRU and Visiting Professor in the Division of Hepatology, Osaka City University Medical School, Osaka, Japan.

Current research is focused on regenerative medicine and in particular on the development of extracellular matrix scaffold of liver, pancreas and small intestine for cell bioengineering and 3D disease modelling. Professor Pinzani’s research activity is summarised in more than 260 original peer-reviewed publications (H Index of 81, Scopus). He has served in the governing and scientific boards of major international organization in the area of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, and as Editor in Chief and Associate Editor of top peer reviewed international journals in the area of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He has served as Educational Councilor and member of the governing board of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL). He is Co-founder and Director of the UCL spin out biotech company Engitix Ltd.

He has received several professional awards and invited to give prestigious named lectures including: the Charles H. Brown, MD, Memorial Lecture Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH, USA), the Jean Pierre Benhamou Lecture (International Liver Congress EASL 2012), the Gerald Klatskin, MD, Annual Lecture, Yale University (New Haven, CT), the Sheila Sherlock Lecture of British Society of Gastroenterology, and the Hans Popper Lecture, University of Vienna, Austria.


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Past Lecture Materials
Lecture Materials
Professor Sir Mark Pepys (23rd November 2018) Poster, Program, Presentation, Video, Photos
Professor Peter M Rothwell (19th November 2017) Poster, Program, Presentation, Video, Photos
Professor Sir Peter J Ratcliffe (7th November 2016) Poster, Program, Presentation, VideoPhotos
Professor Iain McInnes (15th February 2016) Poster, Program, Presentation, Video, Photos