Invited Faculty

F. Chris Holsinger
Head and Neck Surgery
Stanford University (USA)

Jacqueline Jeruss
Breast Surgery
University of Michigan (USA)

Daniel Jones
Bariatric Surgery
Past President of SAGES (USA)

Jin Kim
Colorectal Surgery
Korea University Anam Hospital (Korea)

Wei-Jei Lee
Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery
Min-Sheng General Hospital
National Taiwan University (Taiwan)

Jeffrey Marks
Surgical Endoscopy, Foregut Surgery
President of SAGES (USA)

Timothy Pawlik
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
The Ohio State University College of Medicine (USA)

Michael Talbot
Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery
President-Elect of ANZMOSS (Australia)

Local Faculty

James YW Lau (Chairman)

Tony WC Mak (Co-chairman)

Anthony YB Teoh (Co-chairman)

Miranda CM Chan

Yolanda HY Chan

Terence WC Chan

Sharon WW Chan

Jason YK Chan

Kai Chi Cheng

Polly SY Cheung

Sunny YS Cheung

Philip WY Chiu

Charing CN Chong

Tam Lin Chow

Andrew KY Fung

Kaori Futaba

Kam Hung Kwok

Samuel PY Kwok

Paul BS Lai

Eric CH Lai

Janet FY Lee

Kit Fai Lee

Heng Tat Leong

Siu Kee Leung

Zheng Li

Hon Ting Lok

Ka Wing Lui

Enders KW Ng

Simon SM Ng

Raymond KY Tsang

Kenneth CW Wong

Simon KH Wong

Eddy WY Wong


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Thursday, 29 November 2018
07:30-08:00 Registration
08:00-08:10 Opening Ceremony Tai Fai Fok
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
08:10-08:40 Arthur KC Li Oration cum Wilson TS Wang Visiting Professorial Lecture
Management of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: the Surgeon's Perspectives
Timothy Pawlik
08:40-09:00 Surgical Strategies in Patients with Inadequate Future Liver Remnant Sunny YS Cheung
09:00-09:20 Minimally Invasive Hepatectomy Charing CN Chong
09:20-09:30 Discussion
09:30-10:30 Live Demonstration / Video Presentation
Robotic Hepatectomy
Laparoscopic Anatomical Liver Resection
Robotic Cystogastrostomy for Pancreatic Pseudocyst
Bile Duct Injury
Robotic Cholecystectomy for Duplicated Gall Bladder

Kit Fai Lee
Kai Chi Cheng
Hon Ting Lok
Eric CH Lai
Andrew KY Fung
10:30-10:50 Break
Lower Gastrointestinal Surgery
10:50-11:20 Distinguished Professorial Lecture
A Stepwise Approach to the Lateral Pelvic Lymph Node
Jin Kim
11:20-11:40 IBD Surgery in the Biologic Era Simon SM Ng
11:40-12:00 Prehabilitation in Colorectal Surgery Kaori Futaba
12:00-12:10 Discussion
12:10-13:10 Live Demonstration / Video Presentation
Robotic TME Vs TaTME Laparoscopy for Treatment of Rectal Cancers

Jin Kim
Janet FY Lee
13:10-14:00 Lunch
Breast Surgery
14:00-14:20 Distinguished Professorial Lecture
In Vivo Detection of Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells - What are the Impacts?
Jacqueline Jeruss
14:20-14:40 Global and Local Status of Breast Cancer Screening Polly SY Cheung
14:40-15:00 Doing Even Less on the Axilla Yolanda HY Chan
15:00-15:20 Breast Cancer, Fertility and Pregnancy - Western Perspective Jacqueline Jeruss
15:20-15:30 Discussion
15:30-16:30 Live Demonstration / Video Presentation
Mastectomy and Axillary Dissection
Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
Endoscopic Assisted Nipple Sparing Mastectomy

Jacqueline Jeruss
Polly SY Cheung
Sharon WW Chan
19:00-21:30 Arthur Li Distinguished Lecture (by invitation only)

Friday, 30 November 2018
07:45-08:10 Registration
Upper Gastrointestinal and Metabolic Surgery
08:10-08:40 Dr Anthony PC Yim Visiting Professorial Lecture in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Innovative Technology
Bariatric Surgery: Primum Non Nocere
Daniel Jones
08:40-09:00 Evidence-based Practice of Metabolic Surgery in Australia - Now We Drop the Band Michael Talbot
09:00-09:20 Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery In Asia - Where Are We? Wei Jei Lee
09:20-09:30 Discussion
09:30-10:30 Live Demonstration / Video Presentation
Sleeve Gastrectomy

Simon KH Wong
10:30-10:50 Break
Head and Neck Surgery
10:50-11:10 Distinguished Professorial Lecture
Upholding the Noble Tradition, Blazing New Trails: Conservation Laryngeal Surgery in 2018
Chris Holsinger
11:10-11:30 Endoscopic Laryngo - Pharyngeal Surgery (ELPS) Eddy WY Wong
11:30-11:50 Transoral Robotic Surgery for Organ Preservation in Head and Neck Jason YK Chan
11:50-12:10 Organ Preservation in Head and Neck Cancers with Radiation Therapy Kenneth CW Wong
12:10-12:20 Discussion
12:20-13:20 Live Demonstration / Video Presentation
Conservation Laryngeal Surgery
Minimally Invasive Nasopharyngectomy
Endoscopic Laryngo - Pharyngeal Surgery (ELPS)
da Vinci SP in Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)

Chris Holsinger
Raymond KY Tsang
Eddy WY Wong
Jason YK Chan
13:20-14:20 Lunch
Robotics and Surgical Innovation
14:20-14:50 Li Dak Sum Visiting Professorial Lecture
Update on Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)
Jeffrey Marks
14:50-15:10 Next Generation Colorectal Robotic Single Port Surgery Tony WC Mak
15:10-15:30 Flexible / Soft Robots for Minimally Invasive Surgery Zheng Li
15:30-15:40 Discussion
15:40-17:15 Live Demonstration / Video Presentation
Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

Jeffrey Marks


Registration Procedure

You can register by one of the following methods:

1 Online Registration
2 By Mail / Fax
Download, complete all sections of the registration form and mail/fax to the Secretariat with the appropriate fee.
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Registration Fee

Category Overseas Local
Delegates USD65 HKD500
Trainees * USD40 HKD300
Nurses USD40 HKD300
Medical Student * Free

* Proof required

Payment Method

Payment can be made by the following:

1. Bank draft made payable to "The Chinese University of Hong Kong". Hong Kong residents are welcome to pay by personal cheques.
2. Credit Card Payment (Visa / Master) – available for both mail-in registration and online registration.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to the Secretariat. The following refund policy will be observed:

Postmarked, faxed or email on or before 18 November 2018 50% of the amount paid
Postmarked, faxed or email after 18 November 2018 No Refund

Registration fee includes registered scientific event, program materials, meal function and promotional gifts, distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.


29-30 November 2018 (Thursday-Friday)

Shaw Auditorium, Postgraduate Education Centre (PEC)
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong

CME/CNE Accreditation
Accreditation is given by the following Colleges on condition that the College fellows will sign on the Record of Attendance at the symposium venue to document their attendance.

College/Programme (CME/CNE) 29 Nov 30 Nov
The Hong Kong College of Family Physicians 5 5
The HK College of Otorhinolaryngologists -- --
Hong Kong College of Radiologists 7.5 7.5
The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong 6 6
The Nethersole School of Nursing (CNE) 5.5 5.5

Official Language
English is the official language of the Symposium. There will be no simultaneous translation.

Invitation Letters
Invitation letters for all international participants will be issued upon request.

Certificate of Attendance
A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to registered participants together with the program materials at the Registration Counter during the event.

Participants are responsible for their individual travel, medical and personal insurance policy.

** The Organizer reserves the right to amend the program and information here.

Location Map


The Weather
The weather in November is normally clear and sunny with temperature ranging from 21oC to 25oC and humidity of 76 percent. Generally, loose-fitting cotton clothing and short sleeves and light jackets are appropriate during this time. Weather information is obtainable from the Hong Kong Observatory.

Passport & Visa Requirement
Visitors to Hong Kong should hold a passport with at least six months' validity. Nationals of most countries are not required to obtain visas for periods varying from seven days to 180 days. Please note that a visa is required for some nationalities. The Organizer is NOT responsible for your individual visa arrangement. Participants should check with the Chinese embassy or consulate on specific visa information. Further information on Visa requirements is available from www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/hkvisas_4.htm.

China Visa
Participants planning to travel to mainland China should make their own visa arrangement. China visa can be processed in Hong Kong and normally takes three working days and one passport-sized photo. Visas can be obtained through the Visa Office of People's Republic of China, Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in Hong Kong, China Travel Service (HK) Ltd, or China International Travel Service HK Ltd.

Getting Around
Hong Kong is geographically compact and the public transport system (bus, ferry, or train) is efficient, relatively inexpensive and user friendly. Road signs in Hong Kong are bilingual in both English and Chinese.

Further information on Hong Kong is available from the Hong Kong Tourism Board.



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