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To enhance people's understanding on the latest development of cutting-edge medical technology in Hong Kong, and to strengthen the public's knowledge on different health issues as well as enhance their awareness on the prevention of and latest treatments for diseases, The University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine is co-organising the "Explore the World of Medicine" Public Lecture Series 2013 with the Hong Kong Public Libraries this year.

This is the seventh consecutive years that this community health education programme has been organised. The first half of the Lecture Series will be conducted from March to June 2013, academics from the Faculty and specialists from the Hospital Authority will share their professional knowledge and illustrate their fruits of research in different medical disciplines.

Details of the lectures are shown as below:

Venue: Lecture Theatre, G/F, Hong Kong Central Library, Causeway Bay

Lectures are conducted in Cantonese.

Remarks:

- Admission begins 15 minutes before the start of the lecture; the organiser reserves the right to refuse entry of late comers.
- Children under the age of six will not be admitted.

Lecture will be cancelled if:
Tropical cyclone signal no. 8 or above is issued or black rainstorm warning signal is in force at or after 8:00 am.

Enquiry
Telephone: 2819 9994 / 2819 9306
Email: medfac@hku.hk

 
Lecture 1
 
 
Theme Advancement of Stem Cell Therapy
Topic 1 Stem Cell: The Science, the Politics and Us
Speaker Professor Ronald Adolphus Li
S.Y. and H.Y. Cheng Professor in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Director of Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Consortium HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Topic 2 The Myth and Reality of Stem Cell Therapy: from Dolly the Sheep to Cord Blood Banking
Speaker Professor Godfrey Chan Chi-fung
Clinical Professor & Head, Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Date: March 9, 2013 (Saturday)
(Online registration commences on February 22, 2013)
Time: 10:00am -12:00nn
[Online video] [Download file]
 
     
 
Lecture 2
 
 
Theme Caring for Our Next Generation: Knowledge for Parenting
Topic 1 How Much Can We Know about a Child Before Birth– A Look into Array Comparative Genomic Hybridisation
Speaker Dr Anita Kan Sik-yau
Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Queen Mary Hospital
Topic 2 Infant Nutrition and Breast Feeding
Speaker Dr Rosanna Wong Ming-sum
Associate Consultant, Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Queen Mary Hospital
Date: April 13, 2013 (Saturday)
(Online registration commences on March 28, 2013)
Time: 10:00am -12:00nn
[Online video] [Download file]
 
     
 
Lecture 3
 
 
Theme New Understanding of Brain Function and Overcoming Parkinson’s Disease
Topic 1 How Does the Brain Command Limb Movements?
Speaker Dr Gilberto Leung Ka-kit
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Topic 2 Overcoming Parkinson’s Disease
Speaker Dr Tsoi Tak-hong
Chief Of Service and Consultant Physician, Department of Medicine
Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
Date: May 4, 2013 (Saturday)
(Online registration commences on April 19, 2013)
Time: 10:00am -12:00nn
[Online video] [Download file]
 
     
 
Lecture 4
 
 
Theme Confronting Cancer
Topic Tailoring Treatment for Breast Cancer Patients
Speaker Dr Janice Tsang Wing-hang
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Oncology
HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Topic Decision Aids to Help Patients Who are Facing Cancer Treatment Decisions
Speaker Dr Wendy Lam Wing-tak
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine
HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Date:
June 8, 2013 (Saturday)
(Online registration commences on May 24, 2013)
Time: 10:00am -12:00nn
 
     
 
Explore the World of Medicine
 
 
To extend the Lecture Series' impact beyond the lecture audience, The University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine published a book series "Explore the World of Medicine" based on the presentation materials of the past lectures with an aim to provide the public with a reference on different health issues. (Chinese version only)
booklet "Explore the World of Medicine" Booklet volume I featured the presentation materials of the 2007 and 2008 lectures. [View this book]
booklet "Explore the World of Medicine" Booklet volume II featured the presentation materials of the 2009 and 2010 lectures. [View this book]
 
     

 
Previous public lecture series review
 
 
Public Lecture 2013 First Series
Public Lecture 2012 First Series
Public Lecture 2012 Second Series
Public Lecture 2011 First Series
 
 
Public Lecture 2011 Second Series
Public Lecture 2010 First Series
 
 
Public Lecture 2010 Second Series
 
 
Public Lecture 2009 First Series
 
 
Public Lecture 2009 Second Series
 
 
Public Lecture 2008 First Series
 
 
Public Lecture 2008 Second Series
 
     
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