Hong Kong Medical Forum

Theme: The Pursuit of Excellence in Medical Education and Practice

Dates: May 15 -16, 2021 (Saturday & Sunday)

Venue: Virtual Forum

Organized by Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Medical Forum (HKMF) is an annual event organised by the Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. The objective of the HKMF is for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) of different disciplines and subspecialties, through state-of-the-art lectures by local and overseas speakers who are distinguished specialists in their respective fields.

The target audience includes general practitioners, family and specialist physicians, clinicians of other specialties, basic and higher physician trainees, nurses, allied health professionals and medical students. An exhibition of medical products will be held concurrently to bridge users and the industry on the latest advances available on the market.

We look forward to bringing a worthwhile meeting for everyone to enjoy.

Hong Kong Medical Forum
Organizing Committee
Chairman Prof Eric Tse

Dr Koon-Ho Chan  
Dr Mandy Chan  
Prof Ivan Hung  
Dr David Lam  
Dr Paul Lee  
Dr Philip Li  
Prof Wai-Kay Seto  
Dr Desmond Yap  
Dr Thomas Yau  
Dr Kai-Hang Yiu  
Dr Jacqueline Yuen  
Ms Frances Chiu

Deadline for Early Bird Registration: April 2, 2021 (Wednesday)
Deadline for Registration: May 5, 2021 (Wednesday)

Registration Group Early Bird Rate
(on or before April 2, 2021)
Normal Rate
(after April 2, 2021)
Online Registration
Medical Practitioner HKD800 HKD1,000

Nurse HKD400 HKD500

Allied Health / Trainee / Others HKD400 HKD500
HKUMed Student* Free Free

* You are required to login via HKU Portal as access is restricted to current HKUMed students only. Registration fee will be waived for Staff of the Department of Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (inclusive of honorary staff, researchers, professors etc.). Please contact HKMF Secretariat at medconf@hku.hk for registration of other categories not included above.

Please read the Rules and Regulations carefully:

Registration Group
Medical Practitioner: general and medical practitioners, family and specialist physicians, clinicians of other specialties (inclusive of Fellows of the colleges of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine). Trainee: basic and higher trainee doctors of one of the colleges of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and interns / housemen.

There is no day registration or accompanying person registration.

Registration & Payment
Registration is subject to acceptance on a first-come-first-served basis and will not be processed until full payment has been received. Please ensure that the correct amount of payment is made otherwise it will delay your registration. Please do not send cash. Reservations can only be guaranteed upon clearance of all relevant payments.

Online Payment
The HKUEMS accepts all credit card payment on-line, inclusive of those from overseas banks. Credit card information will be securely transmitted to "Joint Electronic Teller Services Ltd. (JETCO) Payment Gateway" provided by the Bank of East Asia for transaction authorisation. NO credit card information will be retained by the Event Organiser.

Participant will attend all scientific sessions, lunch symposium, industry exhibition and breaks. Participant will also receive program book and obtain e-Certificate of Attendance for both days, i.e. Saturday and Sunday.

Confirmation of Registration Letter
It will be issued to the e-mail provided. Check carefully all the listed items in the letter and e-mail to the Forum Secretariat for any changes.

Official Receipt
It will be issued (on request) by mail to the address supplied within one month after the Forum.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made by e-mail to the Forum Secretariat one week prior to the deadline for registration. An administrative charge of 50% will be deducted and refunds will be made within one month after the Forum. No refund will be made for cancellations after this date.

Time May 15, 2021 (Saturday)
MSD Lunch Symposium
Chairpersons: Drs Roland Leung & Thomas Yau

Immunotherapy for first-line metastatic NSCLC: combination and monotherapy
- Prof Michael Boyer (Australia)
Welcoming and Opening Remarks
Prof Chak-Sing Lau, Head, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Mr Henry Fan, Chairman, Hospital Authority
David Todd Distinguished Lecture
Chairperson: Prof Chak-Sing Lau
Meeting the challenges of diabetes: insight from cohort studies - Prof Karen Lam
14:10 -15:40
Strategies to Optimize Metabolic Health
Chairpersons: Drs Wing-Sun Chow & Paul Lee

New era of diabetes management - the time to look beyond HbA1c
- Prof Peter Rossing (Denmark)

Update on obesity management in 2021
- Dr Michele Yuen

The novel once-weekly GLP-1 RA semaglutide: from clinical trials to real world practice
- Prof Sten Madsbad (Denmark)
Break Time
Richard Yu Lecture
Chairperson: Prof Richard Yu
Viral epidemics: Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and COVID-19 - Prof Ching-Lung Lai
New Concepts in Gastroenterology
Chairpersons: Profs Ivan Hung & Wai-Kay Seto

Management of IBS in 2021: what's new and what to do
- Prof Nicholas Talley (Australia)

Combat against colorectal cancer - 15-year experience of Taiwanese screening program and the road ahead
- Prof Han-Mo Chiu (Taiwan)

FMT: From fecal microbiota transplantation to future microbiome therapeutics
- Dr Gianluca Ianiro (Italy)


Time May 16, 2021 (Sunday)
Clinical Pearls in Medicine
Chairperson: Prof Eric Tse
Interactive Workshop for Clinical Practices
Chairpersons: Dr Carmen Ho & Ms Frances Chiu

Dermatology essentials
- Dr Mandy Chan
Making the leap: transitioning the adolescent with congenital heart disease to adult care
- Dr Catherine Shea & Ms Mei-Yi Chau

Diabetes made easy
- Dr Paul Lee
Rheumatology nurse triage service: is rapid access possible?
- Dr Helen Tsang & Ms Gladys Kwok
Break Time
Minimizing Transfusion in the Management of Anaemia
Chairpersons: Prof Eric Tse & Dr Desmond Yap

Transforming growth factor (TGF) - beta pathway as a therapeutic target for anaemia in hematological conditions
- Dr Gill Harinder Singh Harry

The Impact of HIF Inhibitors in CKD-Anemia
- Dr Robert Provenzano (USA)
Boehringer Ingelheim Lunch Symposium
Chairpersons: Prof Kathryn Tan & Dr Paul Lee

Next frontier for SGLT2 inhibitors: what's new in T2DM and beyond?
- Prof Steven Kahn (USA)
New Therapies for Treating Cardiovascular Diseases
Chairpersons: Prof Chu-Pak Lau & Dr Kai-Hang Yiu

Personalised heart failure therapy in 2021
- Prof Roy Gardner (United Kingdom)

The need for a patient-centered approach to hyperlipidemia management
- Prof Hung-Fat Tse

Ischaemic disease: the importance of choosing the right time and the right therapeutic approach
- Prof Fausto Pinto (Portugal)
14:00- 14:30
Break Time
The Essentials of Immunology and Allergy in Hong Kong
Chairpersons: Drs David Lam & Philip Li

Targeted therapy and clinical experience in the treatment of severe asthma
- Dr Julie Wang

Common and rare angioedemas: make the diagnosis and save a life
- Dr Hilary Longhurst (New Zealand)

The new path to anaphylaxis in Hong Kong
- Dr Philip Li
Advances in Neurodegenerative Disorders
Chairpersons: Drs Koon-Ho Chan & Gary Lau

Atypical Alzheimer's disease: a short review
- Dr Yat-Fung Shea

Wires in the brain: deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease
- Dr Shirley Pang
Chairpersons: Profs Chak-Sing Lau & Man-Fung Yuen

Virology and diagnostics for severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
- Prof Kwok-Yung Yuen

Treatment & vaccination for COVID-19
- Prof Ivan Hung
Closing Remarks
Prof Eric Tse, Chairman, Organising Committee, 25th HKMF

Last updated: May 4, 2021

Whilst every attempt has been made to ensure that all aspects of the conference announced will take place as scheduled, the Organising Committee reserves the right to make changes at anytime should the need arises.

Forum Secretariat
Hong Kong Medical Forum Secretariat 
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: https://medic.hku.hk/hkmf/