Overseas Faculty

Horacio Asbun
President-Elect of SAGES (USA)

Peter CC Chen
Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center (Taiwan)

Marco Fiore
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori (Italy)

Craig Lynch
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Australia)

Barbra Miller
University of Michigan (USA)

Aurora Pryor
President of SAGES (USA)

Lee Swanstrom
Institute of Image-Guided Surgery (France)

Local Faculty

James YW Lau (Chairman)

Tony WC Mak (Co-chairman)

Anthony YB Teoh (Co-chairman)

Charing CN Chong

Weida Day

Carmen KM Ho

Man Fung Ho

Kit Fai Lee

Zheng Li

Shirley YW Liu

Herbert HF Loong

Anthony CF Ng

Kelvin KC Ng

Enders KW Ng

Simon SM Ng

Dennis KY Ngo

Derek TL Tam

Ben KP Wong

Nathalie Wong

Hon Chi Yip


  • Arthur KC Li Oration
  • Wilson TS Wang Visiting Professorial Lecture
  • Li Dak Sum Visiting Professorial Lecture
  • Surgery for GERD and Para-oesophageal Hernias
  • Minimal Invasive Pancreatic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Extralevator Abdominoperineal Excision
  • Management of Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Pressurized IntraPeritoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy
  • Next Generation Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery for Retroperitoneal Sarcoma


Thursday, 19 December 2019
07:30-08:00 Registration
08:00-08:10 Opening Ceremony Su Vui Lo
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
08:10-08:40 Arthur KC Li Oration
Minimal Invasive Approach to Pancreatic Head Cancer

Horacio Asbun
08:40-09:00 Robotic Distal Pancreatectomy: To Preserve or Not To Preserve The Spleen Kit Fai Lee
09:00-09:20 Application of Liver Transplant Techniques in Complex Hepatobiliary Surgery Kelvin KC Ng
09:20-09:30 Discussion
09:30-10:30 Video Presentation
Pancreas Preserving Duodenectomy
Laparoscopic Exploration of CBD for Large CBD Stones
Laparoscopic Right Hepatectomy: Parenchymal Transection Technique
Robotic Biliary Tract Surgery

Horacio Asbun
Derek TL Tam
Carmen KM Ho

Charing CN Chong
10:30-10:50 Break
Lower Gastrointestinal Surgery
10:50-11:20 Pressurized IntraPeritoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) - Why and How I Do It? Craig Lynch
11:20-11:40 The Emerging Role of Endoscopic Therapy for IBD Simon SM Ng
11:40-12:00 Transperineal Minimally Invasive APE/ELAPE Peter CC Chen
12:00-12:10 Discussion
12:10-13:10 Video Presentation
Robotic TAMIS using the Xi Platform
Transperineal Minimally Invasive APE for Rectal Cancer with Local Recurrence
SP Transabdominal
Laparoscopic Assisted Repair of Rectovaginal Fistula
Lateral Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection (LPND)

Craig Lynch
Peter CC Chen

Tony WC Mak
Man Fung Ho
Dennis KY Ngo
13:10-14:10 Lunch
Robotics and Surgical Innovation
14:10-14:40 Distinguished Professorial Lecture
New Paradigms in Surgical Robotics

Lee Swanstrom
14:40-15:00 What Does the Future Hold for Surgical Robotics? Zheng Li
15:00-15:20 Current Development of Robotic Surgery in Urology Anthony CF Ng
15:20-15:30 Discussion
15:30-16:30 Live Demonstration
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Lee Swanstrom
19:00-22:00 Dinner

Friday, 20 December 2019
07:45-08:10 Registration
Upper Gastrointestinal and Metabolic Surgery
08:10-08:40 Wilson TS Wang Visiting Professorial Lecture
Latest Advances in Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Aurora Pryor
08:40-09:00 Minimally Invasive Treatment of Esophageal Diverticulum Enders KW Ng
09:00-09:20 Diagnosis and Management of Barrett's Oesophagus Hon Chi Yip
09:20-09:30 Discussion
09:30-10:30 Live Demonstration
Laparoscopic Fundoplication

Aurora Pryor
10:30-10:50 Break
Sarcoma Surgery
10:50-11:20 Surgery for Retroperitoneal Sarcoma in the Modern Era Marco Fiore
11:20-11:40 Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Treatments for Retroperitoneal Sarcomas Herbert HF Loong
11:40-12:00 Patient Derived Organoids Guided Drug Therapy Nathalie Wong
12:00-12:10 Discussion
12:10-13:10 Case Sharing
13:10-14:10 Lunch
Endocrine Surgery
14:10-14:40 Li Dak Sum Visiting Professorial Lecture
Current Updates on the Management of Adrenocortical Carcinoma

Barbra Miller
14:40-15:00 Neuro-monitoring during Thyroidectomy – Application and Consideration on Surgeons' Perspective Ben KP Wong
15:00-15:20 Tips and Tricks of Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Weida Day
15:20-15:30 Discussion
15:30-16:30 Live Demonstration
Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

Shirley YW Liu


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
Delegate USD65 HKD500
Trainee * USD40 HKD300
Nurse USD30 HKD200
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 10 December 2019 50% of the amount paid
Postmarked, faxed or email after 10 December 2019 No Refund

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


Postponement of the 22nd CUHK Surgical Symposium
Due to ongoing safety concerns, we regret to announce that the Organizing Committee has decided to postpone the CUHKSS until next year.
Updates on the CUHKSS shall be posted on the Department website. We appreciate your support of the Symposium and hope to see you again next year.

19-20 December 2019 (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) 19 Dec 20 Dec
The Hong Kong College of Family Physicians -- --
The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong -- --
The Nethersole School of Nursing (CNE) -- --

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 December is normally clear and sunny with temperature ranging from 18oC to 24oC 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.


Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


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