135TH ANNIVERSARY

DEAN'S LECTURE SERIES

Dean of Medicine, Professor Gabriel M Leung, has invited global luminaries to deliver a series of 135th Anniversary Dean’s Lectures. These leading experts in their fields will give enlightening talks on topics of their choosing.

The upcoming lecture will be given on 23 June 2022 by Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, Leong Che-Hung Distinguished Visiting Professor in Leadership, Doctor of Science honoris causa, The University of Hong Kong, and Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London.

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Date & Time:
23 June 2022 (Thursday)
18:00
Online
Innovating Our Way Out of COVID

The pandemic has highlighted the need to re-consider how we look at health.

We need to explore how we move from a reactionary to pre-emptive approach that might be necessary to avert the trillions that Covid and other health problems cost the global economy. The pandemic also demonstrated how product, service and process innovation across the healthcare industry can, and is, happening quickly.

Professor Darzi will talk about some of the interesting innovations during the pandemic; and the emerging landscape that suggests we are ready to think differently about our health security.

Speaker:

Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham
• Leong Che-Hung Distinguished Visiting Professor in Leadership
• Doctor of Science honoris causa, The University of Hong Kong
• Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London

Professor Darzi is Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London and holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery. He is a Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. Professor Darzi is non-executive director of NHS England, Co-Director of the NHS Digital Academy and Chair of the Accelerated Access Collaborative.

His research focus is mainly in convergence science in areas of engineering, physical and data sciences including robotics, sensing, imaging and digital technologies.

Read Professor Darzi’s biography

Panelists:

Professor Philip Chiu
Professor, Department of Surgery, CUHK
Director, Multi-Scale Medical Robotics Center, AIR@InnoHK

Dr Christian Fang
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, School of Clinical Medicine, HKUMed

Ms Nisa Leung
Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners

Professor Mak Tak-wah
Professor, Department of Pathology, School of Clinical Medicine, HKUMed

Moderator:

Professor Gabriel M Leung
Dean of Medicine, HKU

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Date & Time:
12 May 2022 (Thursday)
18:00
Online
The Coming Era of Medicine, Health and Public Health
大醫學・大衞生・大健康

Medicine, health and public health go well beyond the people’s well-being with national security, economic and social implications. Despite their subtle differences, these concepts are interwoven with each other. Let us put into practice the ideas of Big Medicine, Big Health, Big Public Health and Population Health. Building an integrated, resilient and robust health system of health promotion, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation care to foster the quality development of the Chinese national medicine, health and public health.

醫學衞生健康事業關乎國家安全、經濟發展、社會文明和人民福祉。醫學、衞生、健康三者概念屬性不同,但交聯融通。踐行「大醫學,大衞生,大健康」理念,倡行「群醫學」觀念,構建「促、防、診、控、治、康」一體化醫學衞生體系,推動國家醫學衞生健康事業高質量發展。

Speaker:

Professor Wang Chen
• President of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College
• Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
• Director of the National Center for Respiratory Medicine
• Member of WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Tuberculosis
• Vice Chair of the Global Alliance Against Chronic Respiratory Diseases
• Board Member of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases
• Commissioner of The Lancet COVID-19 Commission

Professor Wang Chen is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, an international member of the US National Academy of Medicine, a foreign member of Academia Europaea, an ordinary member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and a member of the CAMS Academic Advisory Committee.

Professor Wang has over 30 years of experience and specialties in pulmonary and critical care medicine. His primary areas of research include clinical and basic research for complex conditions in respiratory medicine, public health, and health policy. His research and policy interests also include medical education, health system reform and medical technology innovation system. Professor Wang has published more than 260 articles in international medical journals, including New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.

Read Professor Wang’s biography

Panelists:

Dr Bernhard Schwartländer
Global Health Envoy, German Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ms Priscilla Wong
Chairman, HKU Council

Professor Zheng Zhi-Jie
Director, China Country Office, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Moderator:

Professor Gabriel M Leung
Dean of Medicine, HKU

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