The 24th Hong Kong Medical Forum was held on May 18-19, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre with a record 2,500 registrations. The Organising Committee for the Forum was chaired by Professor Ivan Hung Fan-ngai. This year Professor Rosie Young Tse-tse, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, HKUMed was invited to deliver the opening remarks. The event featured two plenary lectures, namely the David Todd Distinguished Lecture given by Professor Christina Wang and the Richard Yu Lecture given by Professor Tse Hung-fat. Overseas experts brought in to share their work and wisdom included Professor Javed Butler of The University of Mississippi, USA; Professor Chen Li-sheng of Taipei Medical University, Taiwan; Dr Goh Su-yen of National University of Singapore, Singapore; Professor Huang Xiao-jun of Peking University, Mainland China; Dr Rina Hui of University of Sydney, Australia; Professor Peter Kerr of Monash University, Australia; Dr Kim Papp of Probity Medical Research Inc., Canada; Dr Sun Mu-chien of Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan; and Dr Joseph Tucker of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK and University of North Carolina School of Medicine, USA. These speakers coupled with the many excellent local speakers enabled the forum’s scientific programme to cover a comprehensive range of topics across various disciplines in medicine, with something for every attendee to get excited about.
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