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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, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong is co-organising the "Explore the World of Medicine" Public Lecture Series 2019 with the Hong Kong Public Libraries this year.

This is the thirteenth consecutive years that this community health education programme has been organised. Comprising a total of eight lectures to be held from March to June and September to December 2019, academics from the Faculty will share their professional knowledge and illustrate their fruits of research in different medical disciplines.

Lectures are conducted in Cantonese.

Details of the lectures are shown as below:
Venue: Lecture Theatre, G/F, Hong Kong Central Library, Causeway Bay

Lecture 1    Combat against E-Cigarette and Food Allergy

Topic 1 E-Cigarette and Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Products​
Speaker Dr Kelvin Wang Man-ping
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing​
LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU
Topic 2 Food Allergy​
Speaker Dr Patrick Chong Chun-yin
Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine​
LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU
  Presentation Slides Online Video
Date March 16, 2019 (Saturday)
Time 10:00am - 12:00nn
Online registration starts: March 1, 2019

Lecture 2    Confronting Cancers

Topic 1 Colorectal Cancer Screening: Who, When and How?
Speaker Professor Leung Wai-keung
Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Professor in Gastroenterology
Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU 
Topic 2 Saturday Morning's Alright for Fighting (Breast Cancer)​
Speaker Dr Michael Co Tiong-hong
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU 
  Presentation Slides Online Video
Date April 13, 2019 (Saturday)
Time 10:00am - 12:00nn
Online registration starts: March 29, 2019

Lecture 3    Advances in Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Topic 1 Precision Medicine in Lung Cancer​
Speaker Dr David Lam Chi-leung
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU 
Topic 2 Lung Cancer: How to Reduce its Mortality
Speaker Dr Alan Sihoe Dart-loon
Honorary Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences​
LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU 
  Presentation Slides Online Video
Date May 4, 2019 (Saturday)
Time 10:00am - 12:00nn
Online registration starts: April 18, 2019

Lecture 4    Knowing More about Spinal Deformity

Topic 1 Spine Deformities in Children​
Speaker Dr Jason Cheung Pui-yin
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology​
LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU 
Topic 2 Adult Spinal Deformity​
Speaker Dr Kenny Kwan Yat-hong
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology​
LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU
  Presentation Slides Online Video
Date June 15, 2019 (Saturday)
Time 10:00am - 12:00nn
Online registration starts: May 31, 2019

Lecture 5    How do the Organs of Our Body Work?

Topic 1 Understanding the Kidney​
Speaker Dr Maggie Ma Kam-man
Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine​
LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU 
Topic 2 Relationship Between Zang Fu Organs and Health (Conducted in Mandarin)​​
Speaker Ms Luo Yi
Lecturer, School of Chinese Medicine​​
LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU
  Presentation Slides Online Video
Date September 7, 2019 (Saturday)
Time 10:00am - 12:00nn
Online registration starts: August 23, 2019

Lecture 6    Preventing Metabolic Syndrome

Topic 1 The Role of Diet in Diabetes Prevention​
Speaker Dr Mandy Ho Man
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing​
LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU 
Topic 2 Innovative Surgical Approach for Weight Management and Metabolic Syndrome
Speaker Dr Fion Chan Siu-yin
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery​
LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU
Date October 12, 2019 (Saturday)
Time 10:00am - 12:00nn
Online registration starts: September 27, 2019

 

Remarks: Enquiry
  • 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.
Telephone: 3917 9212 / 3917 9994
Email: medfac@hku.hk
Lecture will be cancelled if:  
Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 8 or above or Black Rainstorm Warning
Signal is in force at or after 8:00 am.