Programme at a Glance

3 March 2012 (Saturday)
08:40 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:10 Opening Remarks
Symposium I: Regenerative Medicine
Chairpersons: Kwok-Fai SO, Department of Anatomy, The University of Hong Kong
  Yu WANG, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, The University of Hong Kong
09:10 - 09:50 Angiotensin II-induced Growth and Differentiation of Human Pancreatic Progenitor Cells into Functional islet-like Cell Clusters
Po-Sing LEUNG, School of Biomedical Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
09:50 - 10:10 Switching on Regeneration
Eddie CH MA, Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong
10:10 - 10:40 Coffee & Tea Break, Poster Viewing and Booth Visit
Young Investigator Award Forum I (Oral Presentations)
10:40 - 11:45 
Chairpersons: Koon Ho CHAN, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
  You-Qiang Song, Department of Biochemistry, The University of Hong Kong
Symposium II: Neuro-degeneration
Chairpersons: Min LI, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University
  Daisy SHUM, Department of Biochemistry, The University of Hong Kong
11:45- 12:05 Stay Energetic until the End
Philip WL HO, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
12:05-12:25 The Role of Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Protein Aggregation in Parkinson's Disease
Kenny K CHUNG, Section of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Division of Life Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
12:25-12:45 The neuroprotective effect of Chinese medicine on Parkinson’s disease: Isorhynchophylline promotes the clearance of alpha-sycnuclein via inducing autophagy
Min Li, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Lunch Symposium: Diabetes in the Elderly
Sponsored by Bristol Myers Squibb Pharma (HK) Ltd & AstraZeneca Hong Kong Limited
Chairpersons: Kathryn CB TAN, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
  John TC Ma, Specialist in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
12:45 - 13:30 Management of Type 2 Diabetes for the Elderly
Man-Wo TSANG, Department of Medicine, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong
13:30 - 14:15 CV Risk & Lipid Management in Diabetic Patients
Brian Tomlinson, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Opening Ceremony
14:15 - 14:30 Guest of Honour: Sum-Ping LEE, Dean of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Symposium III: Stroke Prevention
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Hong Kong Ltd
Chairperson: Raymond TF CHEUNG, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
14:30 - 15:00 Fulfilling Unmet Needs in Antithrombotic Therapy for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation
Hung-Fat TSE, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Symposium IV: Lipid and Aging
Chairperson: Sidney TAM, Department of Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry, Queen Mary Hospital, HK
15:00 - 15:30 The Lower The Better, but How do We Achieve the Goal?
Kathy LF Lee, Specialist in Cardiology
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee & Tea Break, Poster Viewing and Booth Visit
Symposium V: Sleep & Healthy Aging
Chairpersons: Karen SL LAM, Research Centre of Heart, Brain, Hormone & Healthy Aging, The University of Hong Kong
  Tatia LEE, Department of Psychology, The University of Hong Kong
16:00 - 16:30 Breathe Well, Sleep Well, Age Well
Mary SM IP, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
16:30 - 16:50 Sleep, Aging and Cognition
Esther YY LAU, Department of Psychology, The University of Hong Kong      
 
4 March 2012 (Sunday)
08:45 - 09:00 Registration
Symposium VI: Urology / Sphincter & Aging
Chairpersons: Felix HW CHAN, Department of Medicine & Geriatrics, TWGHs Fung Yiu King Hospital
  Yee-Ming WU, Geriatrics and Rehabilitation Unit, Haven of Hope Hospital, Hong Kong
09:00 - 09:20 Effect of Aging on the Bladder
Carmen HO, Department of Medicine, Tung Wah Hospital, Hong Kong
09:20 - 09:40 Late Onset Hypogonadism in the Aging Male
Ka-Kui LEE, specialist in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Young Investigator Award Forum II (Oral Presentations)
09:40 - 10:45
Chairpersons: Jian-Dong HUANG, Department of Biochemistry, The University of Hong Kong
  Judith CW Mak, Department of Medicine, Pharmacology and Pharmacy, The University of Hong Kong
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee & Tea Break, Poster Viewing and Booth Visit
Symposium VII: Aging of the Senses
Chairpersons: Wico WK LAI, Eye Institute, The University of Hong Kong
  Brendan WEEKES, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
11:15 - 11:35 The Aging Brain: Bilingualism as a Protective Factor
Jubin ABUTALEBI, Faculty of Psychology, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Italy
11:35 - 11:55 Myopia - A Growing Ocular Health Concern
Chi-Ho TO, School of Optometry, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
11:55 - 12:15 Esophageal cancer in the Elderly: Improvement in Treatment Results
Simon YK LAW, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong
Symposium VIII: Complications of Diabetes
Chairpersons: Wai Keung Leung, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
  Wing-Sun Chow, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
12:15 - 12:35 The Diabetic Foot - An Overview of Assessment and Management
Chun-Yip YEUNG, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
12:35 - 12:55 Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Ivan FN HUNG, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Lunch Symposium: Management of Osteoporosis and Blood Pressure in the Elderly
Sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Hong Kong) Limited
Chairpersons: Tai-Pang IP, Department of Medicine & & Rehabilitation, Tung Wah Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong
  Chu-Pak LAU, Specialist in Cardiology
12:55 - 13:40 Latest Advances in Osteoporosis Management
Annie WC KUNG, Specialist in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
13:40 - 14:25 Management of Blood Pressure, What are the New Standards of Care?
Bryan Williams, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, The University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Symposium IX: Alzheimer's Disease
Chairpersons: Michael G IRWIN, Department of Anaesthesiology, The University of Hong Kong
  Gordon TC WONG, Department of Anaesthesiology, The University of Hong Kong
14:25 - 14:55 Challenges in the Perioperative Care of Patients with Dementia
Lars S. Rasmussen, Department of Anesthesia, Centre of Head and Orthopedics, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
Symposium X: Pain in Aging
Chairpersons: Michael G IRWIN, Department of Anaesthesiology, The University of Hong Kong
  Gordon TC WONG, Department of Anaesthesiology, The University of Hong Kong
14:55 - 15:30 Powerful Coxib with Proven Safety Profile
Robert A Moore, Pain Research and Nuffield Division of Anaesthetics, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, The Churchill Hospital, United Kingdom
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee & Tea Break, Poster Viewing and Booth Visit
Symposium XI: Nephropathy
Chairpersons: Daniel TM CHAN, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
  Ignatius KP Cheng, Specialist in Nephrology
16:00 - 16:20 How can we Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes of Diabetic Patients with End-stage Kidney Disease?
Angela YM WANG, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
16:20 - 16:40 DM and the Kidney
Felix FK LI, specialist in Nephrology
16:40 - 17:00 Young Investigator Award Presentation Ceremony and Closing Remarks