Pioneering Interdisciplinary Medicine: Fostering Data-driven Research


On behalf of the Student Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure and privilege to welcome you to the 27th Research Postgraduate Symposium (RPS), an important event held annually since 1996 by the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong.

This year we have chosen the theme “Pioneering Interdisciplinary Medicine: Fostering Data-driven Research”. All walks of life, including our postgraduate programs and research, have been tremendously affected since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Such situation made us realized that no healthcare measures and management could be successfully implemented without concerted efforts from the entire society. In order to carry out medical initiatives efficiently, collaborations between different interdisciplinary parties have become exponentially essential in enhancing research productivity and fostering data transformation. Hong Kong stands in an exceptional position with a unique “east meets west” cultural background, which serves as an international hub for the convergence of scientific expertise. Being one of the oldest faculties in The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine has a long-standing interest for academic excellence, cutting-edge innovations, and high-quality research. Combining the unwavering support and flourishing talents from the faculty, together we thrive to achieve pioneering work.

This symposium aims to provide a platform for research postgraduate students to share and present their interesting findings within the faculty’s research community. Learning and discoveries should not be restricted to the laboratory. We hence encourage researchers across the faculty to put a short pause on their current schedule and participate in this convival event. This year we are honored to have three world-leading scholars for plenary lectures and a career roundtable session. Furthermore, students can showcase their amazing work by oral or poster presentations. We hope that everyone can engage actively in open discussions, pave interdisciplinary connections and unleash their fullest potential.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude for the generous support provided by the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and all the participated sponsors who have made this symposium possible. We would also give our utmost gratitude to Professor Danny Chan, Ms. Rosalie Loo and Mr. Thomas Leon for their tremendous help and guidance.

We hope that all of you will enjoy this symposium and have a memorable time!

Ms Smaranda-Ruxandra Badea

Miss Cherlie Lot Sum YEUNG
Department of Pathology, School of Clinical Medicine
Chairperson, Student Organizing Committee of the 27th Research Postgraduate Symposium