The “CUHK Medical Centre (CUHKMC) Innovation Symposium - Pioneering Solutions in Healthcare 2023” came to a successful close on 17 December 2023, featuring a series of inspirational and thought-provoking panel sessions and talks by heavyweight speakers and professionals on novel technology in medicine and healthcare. As the second event after its debut in 2021, this year’s event had attracted more than 580 industry leaders and members of the public attending in person and online.
In his opening remarks, Dr. Chien LEE, Chairman of the Board of CUHKMC, said, “In the past, people have witnessed the advancements of vaccines and medications, but the past decades have seen more technological advances, revolutionising the healthcare sector. Advances such as artificial intelligence and robotic surgery are transforming healthcare globally, enhancing efficiency of healthcare systems, and boosting clinical practice precision.”
The symposium consisted of two sessions. In the morning session themed “Visioning Futures”, targeting at industry and medical professionals, featured four panel sessions delivered by eminent medical professionals and technology experts.
Professor Philip CHIU, Associate Dean (External Affairs) of the Faculty of Medicine and Professor of the Department of Surgery at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) gave a keynote address on the future of robotic surgery.
Professor Joseph SUNG, Distinguished University Professor, Senior Vice President (Health & Life Sciences) and Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, was present to deliver an address on AI in medicine.
Professor Teodor GRANTCHAROV, Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) of the School of Medicine of Stanford University, United States, shared with the audience on how to ensure patient safety in operating room.
Ms Fan YANG, Overseas Healthcare Market & Cooperation Representative of the Global Public Sector of Huawei, talked about the future of Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Medical Things (IoMT).
In the afternoon session themed “Current Advances @ CUHKMC”, CUHK professors and CUHKMC specialists hosted 12 health talks covering a vast range of topics related to minimally invasive surgery, medical innovation and advancement in cancer treatment, to share with public the latest development of medical treatments. (Please refer to the Appendix (in Chinese only) for detailed rundown).
Dr. Hong FUNG, Chief Executive Officer of CUHKMC, said, “Innovation and technology has been playing a significant role in healthcare, and which emphasizes collaboration between working teams, and with counterparts and partners as well. The exchange of knowledge is crucial for advancing innovation and technology. That’s why we have organised this Symposium, to bring together thought leaders, technology experts and innovators to discuss and explore the endless possibilities and implications of innovation technology in healthcare.”
The hospital’s first Open House was also organised on the same day, showcasing some of the major services and technologies to members of the public, including Radiotherapy Centre, Imaging & Interventional Radiology Centre, Cardiology Centre, Urology Centre, Eye Centre and Day Surgery Centre.
Appendix (In Chinese only)
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