• on 21/06/2024

Prof FAN Xian Qun’s Academic Visit to DOVS

Prof FAN Xian Qun (范先群院士), the Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (中國工程院 CAE), Vice President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (上海交通大學副校長), Chancellor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (SJTU SoM,上海交通大學醫學院院長) , visited the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), from 18 to 21 June 2024.

During his visit, Prof FAN delivered two insightful lectures and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Faculty of Medicine, The CUHK. This visit programme has strengthened the academic partnership between CUHK, SJTU and CAE, the highest honorary and advisory academic institution in the nation′s fields of engineering sciences and technology, paving the way for future cooperation and continued development of teaching and research among the institutes.

Prof Fan is a world-renowned ophthalmologist and a major pioneer in orbital surgery and interventional treatment of ocular tumors in China. This visit was supported by the CUHK- Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) Academicians Visit Programme Funding Scheme 中國工程院院士訪校資助計劃, which aims to bolster the academic excellence of the University through strengthening its collaboration with CAE.

Prof Fan delivered 2 lectures with DOVS, titled ‶Engineering meets Ophthalmology″ and ‶Ocular Oncology Development in China″, respectively. In the first lecture, Prof Fan shared his expertise on the integration of engineering and ophthalmology especially in oculoplastic and orbital diseases, exploring new research directions in this field; while in the second lecture, he focused on the future of ocular oncology in Mainland and how ophthalmologists and academicians can prepare for its evolution.

The first lecture was moderated by Dr Kelvin KL CHONG, Associate Professor of DOVS, and Prof Hunter KL YUEN, Deputy Hospital Chief Executive of Hong Kong Eye Hospital. They also joined hands with Dr Emily FY YEUNG, President of the College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong (COHK) and Dr Emmy YM LI, President of the Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society (HKOS) to moderate the second lecture during the Joint Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the COHK and HKOS. Rewarding interactions followed and led to a fruitful exchange of ideas and thoughts among practising ophthalmologists, trainees and students.

In addition, Prof Fan also visited the CUHK Main Campus, the CUHK Medical Centre, our Department′s facilities including the CUHK Eye Centre, laboratories, and Ophthalmic Microsurgical Training Centre, fostering meaningful interactions and exchanges.

Prof Clement CY THAM, Chairman of the Department, warmly welcomed Prof FAN, ‶We are truly grateful and honored to have Prof Fan here to provide a valuable opportunity for us to learn from his insights and expertise. We look forward to more collaboration with SJTU, as well as the CAE, in the years to come.″

(From fourth left) Prof FAN Xian Qun, Prof Alan KL CHAN, Provost of CUHK, Prof Philip WY CHIU, Dean of Faculty of Medicine, CUHK, Prof Clement CY THAM and Dr Kelvin KL CHONG in a group photo at the MOU signing between CUHK and SJTU School of Medicine.
Group photo taken at the 3/F lecture theatre, HKEH during the first open lecture ‶Engineering meets Ophthalmology″. (Front row from left) Prof HE Ming Guang, Dr Kelvin KL CHONG, Prof Clement CY THAM, Prof FAN Xian Qun, Prof Hunter KL YUEN, Prof Carmen KM CHAN, Dr Wilson WK YIP, (Second row from left) Dr Carol YL CHEUNG, Dr Emily SH WONG, Dr Stacey LAM, with Dr HE Qing Hua (second row, third right) Dr JIANG Hong Yang (Second row, second right)
(Front row, from left) Photos taken during the Joint AGM of the College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong (COHK) and Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society (HKOS) at 42/F Cordis Hotel with Dr Frank HP LAI, Dr Emily SH WONG, Prof Carmen WH CHAN, Dr Jane CC YEUNG, Dr Connie HY LAI, Dr Nancy SY YUEN, Dr Ruby HY CHING (back row from left) and Dr Robert F LAM, Dr YUNG Hon Wah, Prof FAN Xian Qun, Dr Emily FY YEUNG, Dr David TY LAM , Dr Kelvin KL CHONG, Dr Jason CS YAM, and Dr Raymond LM WONG.
Dr Alex LK NG, Dr Tommy CY CHAN, Dr Jason CS YAM, Prof FAN Xian Qun, Dr Emmy YM LI, Dr Mårten E BRELÉN, and Dr Simon KH SZETO (Back row, third right) and other Council Members of the HKOS during the lecture ‶Ocular Oncology Development in China″.
Group photo of the head-table during dinner of the Joint AGM of COHK and HKOS (front row from left) Prof Clement CY THAM, Dr CHOW Pak Chin, Prof FAN Xian Qun, Dr Emily FY YEUNG, Prof Gilberto KK LEUNG (President, HK Academy of Medicine) and Dr Emmy YM LI (front row, first right); (Back row from left) Dr Robert F LAM, Prof Hunter KL YUEN, Dr Kelvin KL CHONG, Dr Nancy SY YUEN, Dr YUNG Hon Wah and Dr Jason CS YAM.
Ms‍ Fanny SF CHAN (left), Clinic Manager of the CUHK Eye Centre, accompanied Prof FAN Xian Qun (right) to tour the facilities of CUHK Eye Centre and the Ophthalmic Microsurgical Training Centre (OMTC)
Prof Clement CY THAM (second right) and Dr Kelvin KL CHONG (second left) accompanied Prof FAN Xian Qun (centre) on the tour at the Eye Centre, the CUHK Medical Centre, with Dr Theresa ST MAK (first right).


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