|11th November 2023 (Saturday)|
Principles of Scar Formation and management
|0850||Introduction and welcome Tor Chiu|
|0900||Future Directions in Scar Management Thomas Mustoe|
|0930||Laser treatment for scars Henry Chan|
|1020||Unscarring the scar Mark Fear|
|1040||Systemic effect on keloid development and treatment Liu Wei|
|1100||Early detection of pathological scarring Luc Teot|
|1120||Management of self-harm scars Eldon Mah|
|1140||Laser treatment in early stage scar Yixin Zhang|
|1200||Updates on conservative scar management Cecilia Li|
|1220||Role of autologous nanofat grafting in adipocyte-derived stem cell in scar management Pichansak Bunmas|
|1240||Management of hypopigmented scars Pitawan Rachata|
|1300||Lion Dance & Lunch|
Management of Scars
|1400||Mechanotransduction in scars Angus McGrouther|
|1430||Setting the stage for success – strategies for primary burn care Richard Wong-She|
|1500||Burns scar correction with multi-modality approach Apirag Chuangsuwanich|
|1520||Management of burn scars Yee Siang Ong|
|1540||Reconstruction of scar contracture in the hand Josephine Ip|
|1600||Use of BTM in primary and secondary reconstruction Richard Wong-She|
|12th November 2023 (Sunday)|
|0830||New research topics in scars/ telemedicine in scar management Luc Teot|
|0900||Early wound intervention – A new concept in topical management of scar Liu Wei|
|0920||Innovations in scar management Hong Liang Tey|
|0940||Cell biology and 3D printing Mark Fear|
|1000||Asporin inhibits collagen matrix-mediated intercellular mechano-communication between fibroblasts during keloid progression Chenyu Huang|
|1040||Scar skin graft to avoid further potential donor scar morbidity Teddy OH Prasetyono|
|1100||Innovation in keloid and scar treatment Chia-Hsuan Tsai|
|1120||TCM for pathological scars Yuan Chieh Yeh|
|1140||Review of immunological mechanisms of keloid Chun-Bing Chen|
|1200||Panel discussion - 'Keloids and HTS'
Chair: Rajeev Ahuja
Panel: Apirag Chuangsuwanich, Richard Wong She, Teddy Prasetyono
|Optimizing burn wound healing: research topics David Greenhalgh|
|Present and Future of Keloid and hypertrophic scars Rei Ogawa|
|1400||BTM for complex wounds and narrow scrapes Marcus Wagstaff|
Free Paper Session
Judges - Marcus Wagstaff, Angus McGrouther
|1430||Chinese Herbal medicine in treating scars Yaochang Liu|
|1442||Timing of surgery, lasers and injections in keloids and hypertrophic scars. An algorithm Varen Tan|
|1454||Tunnelling technique of intralesional 5-fluorouracil in combination with triamcinolone injection for intractable keloids Yi-Han Chang|
|1506||Treatment of burn scar with 595nm pulsed dye laser starting on the early stage Guangtao Huang|
|1518||PDL vs IPL in the early intervention of surgical scars: a retrospective controlled study Wenjing Xi|
|1530||Combined multiple laser/light treatment as a non-surgical alternative in full-thickness lower eyelid defect: case series and discussion of functional and cosmetic outcomes Zheng Zhang|
Nanhai no 1, 31st Floor, I-Square, 63 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
|12th November 2023 (Sunday)|
|1400 - 1700
Workshop - Practical Scar Management (Concurrent)*
Venue: Seminar room, PEC
|Introduction to burn and skin injuries, Wound healing and process of scar formation. Cecilia Li|
|Burn wound management Amy Wong|
|Scar assessment Cecilia Li/ Hercy Li|
|Conservative management of Hypertrophic scar Cecilia Li|
|Pressure therapy for hypertrophic scar Cecilia Li|
|Clinical demonstration on pressure application
(using padding, taping and pressure garment)
|Case studies and discussion Cecilia Li and Janet Yang|
|*Numbers for the workshop are strictly limited
Registration on 10 & 11 November 2023 on registration counter and are first come first served.
The Gala Dinner is optional to accommodate those who wish to make their own plans. However I hope that you will join us for several reasons. First of all, the Super Early Bird price is half of the actual cost, and secondly, it’s all for a good cause!
I work with a charity (debra.org.hk) looking after children with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). This is a devastating disease where the epidermis can blister off with the slightest touch, like ‘the wings of a butterfly’, which is why we have the butterfly logo on the front page of the website and the poster. I will donate the proceeds of your Gala Dinner tickets to Debra Hong Kong. I thank our Dinner Sponsors for making this possible. Please sign up! Feel free also to make an additional donation that will be passed on.
Finally to our dinner venue. Nanhai No 1 is a Chinese restaurant atop a high rise in Tsim Sha Tsui which commands an unparalleled view of Victoria Harbour. You will have ringside seats for the Sympohony of the Lights (8pm), the light show on the harbour. And of course, the food. There will be Endless Dim Sum and other typical dishes. And drinks too.
So I hope I have whetted your appetite to feast, for an excellent cause. Numbers are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts
The following Official hotels have offered special rates for the Conference. These hotels are located in close proximity to the Congress Venue: Postgraduate Education Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin. Shuttle service will be provided every morning of 11-12th November from the hotel to Congress venue.
The room rates are quoted on per room per night basis and are subject to 10% service charge unless otherwise specified. Credit card guarantee is required for room reservation.
18 Chak Cheung Street, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin is located adjacent to the University MTR Statin. It is a true 5 star hotel and is a refreshing urban resort in Hong Kong.
|Inclusive of 1 daily breakfast||HK$1,250|
|Inclusive of 2 daily breakfasts||HK$1,380|
|Harbour View Room||HK$1,280|
|Inclusive of 1 daily breakfast||HK$1,410|
|Inclusive of 2 daily breakfasts||HK$1,540|
1 On Ping Street, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin is conveniently located in the Shatin area and features stylish rooms with tranquil views of the Shing Mun River. It is only 5 minutes walk from Shek Mun MTR Station.
|City View Room||HK$1,020|
|River View Room||HK$1,220|
Buffet breakfast at the MoMo Café is available for an additional HK$100+10% per day
Cut off date is 30 days prior to arrival date.
1 Yuen Hong Street, Shatin, Hong Kong
Alva Hotel by Royal is a hotel in a unique riverside location in Shatin. It is the closest hotel to the venue (14 minute’s walk to the Hospital) and an 8 minute walk to Shek Mun Station.
|Standard Room||HK$1,100 net|
|Inclusive of 1 daily breakfast||HK$1,200 net|
Cut off date is 30 days prior to arrival date.
Date and Venue
11-12 November 2023 (Saturday - Sunday)
Postgraduate Education Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
Look on your Maps app for "Shaw Auditorium CUHK"
The hospital is well-served by public transport with a neighbouring bus station and MTR (light rail) station.
The official language of the Conference is English.
Certificate of Attendance
Electronic Certificates of Attendance will be issued one week after the conference by email.
Liability and Insurance
The Organiser is not responsible for injury or damage involving persons and property during the Congress. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements for their medical, travel and personal insurance. Equipment and all related display materials installed by Exhibitors / Sponsors are not insured by the Organiser, and the Organiser under no circumstances will be liable for any loss, damage or destruction caused to equipment, goods or property belonging to Exhibitors/Sponsors.
Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that all aspects of the Conference as mentioned in this website will take place as scheduled, the Organising Committee reserves the right to make changes should the need arise.
Lumenis BE (HK) Limited
Hong Wo Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd
PolyNovo Biomaterials Pty Ltd
3M Hong Kong
Kingsung Medical Biotechnology (Hongkong) Co., Ltd
Mölnlycke Health Care
Paul Hartmann Asia-Pacific Ltd
RNAscene Biotech Pte. Ltd
Synergy Medical Supply Company Ltd
Hercz Rehabilitation Technology Ltd
Johnson & Johnson (Hong Kong) Ltd
Pacific Medical Systems Ltd
November is a wonderful month to visitHong Kong - the heat and humidity will have abated and there’s sunshine on most days. On top of that, a handful of key sights opened in the city between 2018 and 2021, and are just starting to come into their own in the post-Covid world, which makes your visit especially well-timed.
West Kowloon Cultural District
Hong Kong’s brand new 40-hectare West Kowloon Cultural District features two world-class museums, M+ Museum and the Palace Museum Hong Kong Branch, a Xiqu Centre devoted to the performance of Chinese operatic arts, lovely picknicable lawns by the harbour, excellent restaurants, and a bar with live music.
The M+ Museum of visual culture, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, is home to the M+ Sigg Collection, one of the world’s largest and most significant collections of Chinese contemporary art (1970s - 2020s). The museum also hosts special exhibitions featuring the works of some of the world’s top artists such as, quite recently, Yayoi Kusama. Besides fine art, M+’s music arm Freespace runs a calendar of live music performances and festivals, from jazz to experimental, indoors and outdoors; as well as regular film screenings with a focus on Hong Kong cinema. And if you happen to be in town on Friday or Saturday night, you can have a drink and enjoy M+ - curated live music by some of Hong Kong’s top musicians at the chill Lau Bak Livehouse.
Within walking distance of M+ is the Hong Kong Palace Museum which showcases 1000 artifacts on loan from Beijing’s Palace Museum. The relics range from bronzeware and painting to object d’art belonging to the emperors. At the time of writing, you need to book tickets for the HKPM online in advance. Do check for the latest policy closer to November.
Renovated Museum of Art
The Hong Kong Museum of Art right by Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui reopened during Covid after a four-year, $120-million makeover, which means, you may well be among the first overseas visitors to see its sophisticated new look and its new galleries. The highlights of HKMOA’s 12 galleries include modern and contemporary Hong Kong art and China trade art.
Tai Kwun & Central Market
Tai Kwun, which opened just before Covid, is a sprawling heritage, arts and retail hub located on the site of a Victorian-era (or Qing dynasty) three-in-one police station-magistracy-prison complex. The buildings are declared monuments with sleek extensions by Herzog & de Meuron. You can wander freely in over a dozen Neo-classical blocks to learn about the site’s beguiling history and check out the exhibitions, then take a breather in the al fresco restaurants and elegant teahouses on-site.
If you head to Tai Kwun via the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator, you’ll likely pass by Central Market, a multi-storey retail complex reimagined from a 1930s Modernist fresh food market. The redeveloped market is delightful to visit and great for buying Hong Kong-themed souvenirs, grabbing a quick meal, or catching buskers in action.
Hong Kong is one of Asia’s top hiking destinations and autumn is the best time to explore the city’s stunning hills and country parks. Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and the New Territories are crisscrossed by dozens of trails featuring all types of landscape – beaches and grottoes, volcanic rock formations, old villages and temples, and freshwater wetlands. They are searchable by distance, location, type, and level of difficulty on the government’s dedicated website. The majority of routes are within an hour’s travel-time from an urban settlement.
One stand-out is the High Island Trail in Sai Kung, which runs through the awe-inspiring UNESCO Global Geopark. You can venture out on your own since the route is part of the Maclehose Trail, but if time allows, do consider joining the half-day guided tour for a more in-depth understanding. With its sea caves, hexagonal volcanic columns, and the handsome East Dam of High Island Reservoir, this area gives you a taste of the 150 km² Geopark which also lays claim to wave-whipped islets, colourful sedimentary landform, wetlands teaming with life, and a 300-year-old Hakka village. The best way to experience more of the Geopark is by joining a boat tour.
Macau Grand Prix
If you like car-racing, it’s worth catching the octane-fueled Macau Grand Prix, very likely to resume taking place over two weekends this November, after a three-year hiatus. The annual mega-event sees the world’s top Formula 3, World Touring Car Cup (WTCC), and motorcycle racers competing along the challenging Guia Street circuit in the former Portuguese colony. After your conference in Shatin, head to the China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui and board the ferry to Macau. If time allows, have a good meal at one of the many award-winning restaurants - Macanese, Chinese, Portuguese or French, it’s your call. Then get ready for the action on Sunday. You can consider staying one or two more days in Macau, sightseeing, playing the tables, and enjoying more excellent meals.