Programme at a Glance

9 March 2013 (Saturday)
08:40 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:10 Opening Remarks
Symposium I: Aging of the Airway
Chairpersons: Christopher KW Lai, Specialist in Respiratory Medicine
  George Tipoe, Department of Anatomy, The University of Hong Kong
09:10 - 09:30 CFTR Activation by Regional Phosphorylation on the R Domain
Jeng-Haur Chen, Department of Physiology, The University of Hong Kong
09:30 - 10:00 Should We be Preventing Lung Ageing?
Kian-Fan Chung, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, UK
Young Investigator Award Forum I (Oral Presentations)
10:00 - 11:00 Chairpersons:
Susan WS Leung, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, The University of Hong Kong
Jacobus KF Ng, Department of Anaesthesiology, The University of Hong Kong
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee & Tea Break, Poster Viewing and Booth Visit
Symposium II: New Management of Chronic Heart Failure
Chairperson: Heather J Ballard, Department of Physiology, The University of Hong Kong
11:30 - 11:50 Attenuation of Anthracycline-induced Cardiomyopathy with Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation Mediated through Mitochondrial Transfer and Paracrine Actions
Qizhou Lian, Department of Medicine and Ophthalmology, The University of Hong Kong
11:50 - 12:20 A New Cardioprotective Inodilator for the Failing Heart: Levosimendan
Veli-Pekka Harjola, Department of Cardiology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
Symposium III: Advanced Management of Diabetes
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim (Hong Kong) Limited and Eli Lilly Asia Inc. (Hong Kong)
Chairperson: Kathryn CB Tan, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
12:20 - 12:50 The Complexities of Diabetes Management - Can We Make it Simpler?
Melanie Davies, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences , University of Leicester, UK
Lunch Symposium: New Era for Anti-Coagulation
Sponsored by Bayer Healthcare Limited
Chairpersons: Shu-Kin Li, Specialist in Cardiology
Eric WC Tse, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
12:50 - 13:35 The Emerging Role of Oral Direct Factor Xa Inhibitor in Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation
Thomas WH Leung, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
13:35 - 14:20 Practical Management of Novel OAC Therapy
Kai-Hang Yiu, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Opening Ceremony
14:20 - 14:35 Guest of Honour: Donald KT Li, President, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
Symposium IV: Rejuvenation of Skin, Bones and Joints
Chairpersons: Nai-Sum Wong, Department of Biochemistry, The University of Hong Konge
  Josephine WY Ip, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong
14:35 - 14:55 Recent advance in the Treatment of Photoaging
Henry HL Chan, Specialist in Dermatology
14:55 - 15:15 Osteoarthritis of the Knee Joint
Chun-Hoi Yan, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong
15:15 - 15:45 Evolution of Pharmacological Management of Osteoporosis
(sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Limited)

Tai-Pang Ip, Department of Medicine and Rehabilitation, Tung Wah Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee & Tea Break, Poster Viewing and Booth Visit
Symposium V: What’s New in Anti-aging
Chairpersons: Michael G Irwin, Department of Anaesthesiology, The University of Hong Kong
  Ricky YK Man, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, The University of Hong Kong
16:15 - 16:35 Anti-Vascular Aging Effects of SIRT1
Yu Wang, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, The University of Hong Kong
16:35 - 16:55 Targeting Vascular Wall Oxidative Stress in Hypertension and Diabetes
Yu Huang, School of Biomedical Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
 
10 March 2013 (Sunday)
08:45 - 09:00 Registration
Symposium VI: Therapeutic Challenges in the Elderly
Chairpersons: Bernard MY Cheung, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
  Jenny KW Lam, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, The University of Hong Kong
09:00 - 09:20 Recent Advances in Management of Late-life Depression
Wai-Chi Chan, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong
09:20 - 09:40 Management of Low Back Pain in Elderly Patients
Chi-Wai Cheung, Department of Anaesthesiology, The University of Hong Kong
09:40 - 10:00 Medication Related Problems in Elderly Patients with Diabetes - Pilot Data from a New Clinical Pharmacy Service in the Outpatient Setting
Esther WY Chan, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, The University of Hong Kong  
Young Investigator Award Forum II (Oral Presentations)
10:00 - 11:00 Chairpersons:
Judith CW Mak, Department of Medicine, Pharmacology and Pharmacy, The University of Hong Kong
Man-Lung Fung, Department of Physiology, The University of Hong Kong
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee & Tea Break, Poster Viewing and Booth Visit
Symposium VII: Vaccination in the Elderly
Chairperson: Leo LM Poon, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong
11:30 - 12:00 Evolution of Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination in the Elderly
Ivan FN Hung, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Symposium VIII: Management of Dyslipidemia in the Elderly
Sponsored by Merck Sharp & Dohme (Asia) Ltd
Chairperson: Aimin Xu, Department of Medicine, Phamarcology and Pharmacy, The University of Hong Kong
12:00 - 12:30 Updates and Rationale for Use of Combination Therapy in Managing Patients with Dyslipidemia
Ross J Simpson, Lipid and Prevention Clinic, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, US
Lunch Symposium: Management of Blood Pressure and GERD
Sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Hong Kong) Limited
Chairpersons: CP Lau, Specialist in Cardiology
  Raymond WM Wong, Specialist in Gastroenterology & Hepatology
12:30 - 13:15 Management of Hypertension: What are the Unmet Needs and New Standards of Care?
Hung-Fat Tse, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
13:15 - 14:00 Current Limitation and Advance for GERD Treatment
Wai-Keung LEUNG, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Symposium IX: Neurodegenerative Diseases
Chairperson: Jian-Gang Shen, School of Chinese Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
  Henry KF Yip, Department of Anatomy, The University of Hong Kong
14:00 - 14:20 Evolving Strategies in the Treatment and Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease
Leung-Wing Chu, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
14:20 - 14:40 Hi-tech or Low-tech for Stroke Rehabilitation?
Leonard SW Li, Department of Medicine & Rehabilitation, Tung Wah Hospital, Hong Kong
Symposium X: Stem Cell Therapies for the Aging Population
Chairpersons: Sookja K Chung, Department of Anatomy, The University of Hong Kong
  Michael CW Chan, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong
14:40 - 15:00 Gadgets for Developing Novel Heart Therapeutics
Ronald A Li, Department of Physiology, The University of Hong Kong
15:00 - 15:20 Dissecting Variable Chemotherapeutic Drug Sensitivities in Human Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Based on Differential Signalling Profiles
Alice Cheung, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
15:20 - 15:50 Coffee & Tea Break, Poster Viewing and Booth Visit
Symposium XI: Aging Eyes
Chairpersons: Jimmy SM Lai, Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Hong Kong
  Koon-Ho Chan, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
15:50 - 16:10 Age-related Macular Degeneration - Paradigm Shift in it's Management
Wico WK Lai, Specialist in Ophthalmology
16:10 - 16:30 Update on Management of the Aging Upper Face
Carol Yu, Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Hong Kong
16:30 - 17:00 Young Investigator Award Presentation Ceremony and Closing Remarks