• on 08/05/2024

DOVS Participates in ARVO Annual Meeting 2024

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong has actively engaged in the 2024 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO Annual Meeting 2024) held in Seattle, Washington from 5-9 May 2024. A delegation of 17 individuals from DOVS, including 3 professors, 3 research staff, 9 postgraduate students, and 2 undergraduate students attended the event. They presented their research findings, participated in research meetings and engaging in scientific interactions.

ARVO is one of the largest and most established vision research organizations worldwide, with over 12,600 researchers from more than 80 countries.  The Annual Meeting is a significant platform for clinicians and researchers to share their latest research findings.

During the meeting, Dr Carol YL CHEUNG, Associate Professor of DOVS, received the Silver Fellow Award. In addition, 6 students, namely Ms Erica SHING, Ms TONG Yan, Ms WANG Yuyao, Mr Vincent YUEN, Mr Ebenezer ZAABAAR, and Ms ZHANG Shuyi were awarded the Travel Grants.

Furthermore, Dr Carol YL CHEUNG, Dr CHU Wai Kit, Dr ZHANG Xiujuan, along with other research staff and students, were also invited to deliver presentations or undertake significant duties. Here are some highlights of the Department′s contributions at ARVO 2024 Annual Meeting:

Members from Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, CUHK
Major tasks in ARVO Annual Meeting 2024

Dr Carol YL CHEUNG
Associate Professor
  • Received ARVO Silver Fellow Award 
  • Delivered a paper presentation: ‶Ensemble Learning-based AI Model for Alzheimer′s Disease Detection from En Face Images, Thickness and Deviation Maps of OCT Tomography″
  • Moderated a paper session: ‶Machine learning for image segmentation″
  • Attended collaborative community on ophthalmic imaging (CCOI) Breakfast at ARVO, a strategic planning and networking meeting
  • Co-Chair of Working Group for Data standards and interoperability within the global clinical and research community, NEI′s initiative on Global Eye Health Research & Training

Dr CHU Wai Kit
Research Assistant Professor
  • Member of the ARVO Global Member Committee (2022-2025)
  • Mentor of the ARVO Developing Country Eye Research Fellowship (DCERF) Program
  • Judge of the ARVO Members-in-Training (MIT) Outstanding Poster Competition
  • Reviewer of the ARVO Resume Review Session
  • Engaged in the Axon Regeneration Multi-Omics Consortium
  • Video interview broadcasted in the ARVO Keynote Lecture
  • Poster presentation: Effects of Long-term Intravitreal Aflibercept Treatments in Mouse Retina

Dr ZHANG Xiujuan
Research Assistant Professor
  • Delivered 3 oral presentations: Hyperopic Reserve as a Treatment Indicator for Low-Concentration Atropine to Delay Myopia Onset in Children (LAMP 2 Study), Five-Year Clinical Trial of Low-concentration Atropine for Myopia Progression (LAMP) Study: Phase 4 Report (on behalf of Dr Jason CS YAM) and An update of Interventions for Myopia Control (on behalf of Dr Jason CS YAM)
  • Participated in an invited talk on NEI Global Health Session

Dr Bella SHEN
Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Poster Presentation: Associated risk factors for visual field progression among primary angle closure disease with a ten-year follow-up: The CUPAL Study

Dr Gabriel YANG
Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Poster Presentation: Bruch′s Membrane Opening-Minimum Rim Width for Detecting Diabetic Retinal Neurodegeneration in Eyes without Clinically Visible Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr ZHANG Yuzhou
Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Poster Presentation: Dietary Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids as a Protective Factor of Myopia: Hong Kong Children Eye Study

Ms CHEN Xiunian
Postgraduate Student
  • Poster Presentation: Association of Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder Traits with Myopia among School Children

Mr HU Xiaoyan
Postgraduate Student
  • Poster Presentation: An Interpretable Deep Learning Model for Detection of Referable/non-referable Diabetic Retinopathy: a Retrospective, Multicenter Study

Ms LIN Zixuan
Postgraduate Student
  • Poster Presentation: Association of Myopia Progression with Retinal Microvasculature among School Children: A Prospective Study

 


Mr NGUYEN Xuan Truong
Postgraduate Student
  • Poster Presentation: Applying Novel AI-Based Generalizability Technology and Establishing an Uncertainty Range for Diabetic Macular Edema Detection from 3D Optical Coherence Tomography Scans: A Prospective Validation Analysis in a Lower Middle-Income Country

Ms TONG Yan 
Postgraduate Student
  • Received ARVO Travel Grant Awards 2024
  • Oral Presentation: ‶The deficiency of growth hormone releasing hormone receptor (GHRHR) promotes retinal ganglion cell survival in experimental optic neuropathies via the inhibition of ferroptosis″
  • Engaged in the Axon Regeneration Multi-Omics Consortium

 


Ms Erica SHING
Postgraduate Student
  • Received ARVO Travel Grant Awards 2024
  • Poster Presentation: ‶The Association Between Parental Smoking and Astigmatism in Children″

Ms WANG Yuyao
Postgraduate Student
  • Received ARVO Travel Grant Awards 2024
  • Oral Presentation: ‶Genome-Wide Association Study in Chinese Children Identifies Novel Loci for Refraction″

Mr Ebenezer ZAABAAR
Postgraduate Student
  • Received ARVO Travel Grant Awards 2024
  • Poster Presentation: ‶Evaluation of Shared Genetic Variants for Refraction and Axial Length in Children: a Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Study″

Ms ZHANG Shuyi
Postgraduate Student
  • Received ARVO Travel Grant Awards 2024
  • Poster Presentation: ‶Using a Deep Learning-based OCT Image Analysis for Diabetic Macular Edema Identification to Support Triage Screening: a Prospective Study″
  • Moderated a poster session: ‶Novel Approaches in Imaging, Processing and Analysis″

 


Mr Matthew Hinyin CHAN
CUHK GPS Medical Student
  • Received SH.Ho College Outstanding Student Scholarship
  • Poster Presentation: Code-free Deep Learning for Angle Closure Detection in Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography Images

Mr Vincent YUEN
CUHK GPS Medical Student
  • Received ARVO Travel Grant Awards 2024
  • Presentation: ‶The Effects of Physical Activity and Inactivity on Retinal Vessel Caliber of Children: The Hong Kong Children Eye Study″

(Professors, research staff and students of the same rank are listed in alphabetical order of their surnames)

Dr Carol YL CHEUNG in her paper presentation
Ms Shuyi ZHANG in her paper presentation
(From left) Dr Gabriel YANG, Dr ZHOU YuKun, Research Fellow at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Prof Yih Chung THAM, Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore, Prof Ching Yu CHENG, Director of Centre for Innovation & Precision Eye Health at the National University of Singapore, Prof Pearse Keane, Professor of Artificial Medical Intelligence at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Dr Carol YL CHEUNG, Prof Ya Xing WANG, Professor of Ophthalmology at Beijing Tongren Hospital, and Dr WU Yilan, Academic researcher of Shandong University, at ARVO
Dr CHU Wai Kit (Second Row, right) with all mentors and mentees of the DECRF program.
(From left) Photo of Dr CHU Wai Kit with his mentee, Dr Deeksha PRASAD, LV Prasad Eye Institute, India, and co-mentor (Dr Kofi ASIEDU), University of Houston College of Optometry.
Photo of Dr Carol YL CHEUNG (Right Two) with Multidisciplinary Ophthalmic Imaging (MOI) Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) members at ARVO
Mr Matthew Hin Yin CHAN (middle) in poster presentation
Mr HU Xiaoyan (middle) in poster presentation
Mr NGUYEN Xuan Truong (right) in poster presentation
(From left) Ms ZHANG Shuyi, Ms WANG Yuyao, Dr ZHANG Yuzhou, Dr CHU Wai Kit, Ms TONG Yan, and Ms Erica SHING
(From left) Ms WANG Yuyao, Ms Erica SHING, Mr Ebenezer ZAABAAR, Ms TONG Yan, and Ms ZHANG Shuyi
(From left) Dr Gabriel YANG, Prof Neil Bressler, Professor at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr Carol YL CHEUNG and Prof Susan BRESSLER, Professor at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Photo of Dr Bella SHEN (middle) presenting her poster.
(Front row, from left) Dr David HUANG, Professor at the Oregon Health & Science University, Dr Gyan PRAKASH, Director of Office of International Program Activities at National Eye Institute-National Institutes of Health, Prof Paisan RUAMVIBOONSUK, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Rajavithi Hospital, Prof JIA Yali, Professor at the Oregon Health & Science University. (Back row, from left) Prof ZHANG Chun, Professor at the Peking University Third Hospital, Prof Yih Chung THAM, Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore, Dr ZHANG Xiujuan, Dr Carol YL CHEUNG, Prof WANG Ya Xing, Professor of Ophthalmology at Beijing Tongren Hospital, Prof CHENG Ching Yu, Professor at the National University of Singapore, Dr Lisa ZHU, Principal Investigator of Ophthalmic Epidemiology at the Centre for Eye Research Australia, in a group photo
(From left) Mr HU Xiaoyan, Prof Stela VUJOSEVIC, Head of Medical Retina of the University of Milan, Prof JIA Yali, Professor at the Oregon Health & Science University, Dr David HUANG, Professor at the Oregon Health & Science University, Dr Gabriel YANG, Mr NGUYEN Xuan Truong, and Mr Matthew Hin Yin CHAN in a group photo
Dr Carol YL CHEUNG (Left) and Prof David HUANG, Professor at the Oregon Health & Science University
(From left) Dr ZHANG Yuzhou, Dr RONG Shi Song, Research Scientist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Prof Govindasamy Kumaramanickavel, Director of Research at Narayana Nethralaya, Dr ZHANG Xiujuan, and Ms WANG Yuyao
(From left) Dr Carol YL CHENG, Prof Niall STRANG, Professor of Vision Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University, Dr Gabriel YANG and Mr HU Xiaoyan at DOVS reception dinner
Dr Carol YL CHENG (middle) with guests of DOVS reception dinner.
(From left) Dr Carol YL CHENG, Prof Rajiv RAMAN, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, and Dr Gabriel YANG
Dr Carol YL CHEUNG (Right) and Prof Stela VUJOSEVIC, Head of Medical Retina of the University of Milan
Group Photo at DOVS reception dinner

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