Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Welcome to our 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society. While local COVID situation improved and better days returned in Hong Kong, we should be with our friends again; we should meet again, physically whenever possible to facilitate exchange of ideas, skills and knowledge, and not content with those intangible virtual meetings.
Our theme this year is “Updates on Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurocritical Care”. It is our great honour to have Prof.Peter Hutchinson, NIHR Research Professor at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge as our keynote speaker.He will share with us the latest management as well as the global perspective and research in traumatic brain injury.
Our next renowned keynote speaker is Prof.Mark Wilson, Professor of Practice of Brain Injury at Imperial College London and Honorary Professor (The Gibson Chair) of Pre-Hospital Care at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He will elucidate the pathophysiology in intracranial pressure and give us advices on sports-related brain injuries in UK perspective.
Prof.Iype Cherian, Director and Chair of Nobel Institute of Neuroscience at Nobel Medical College and Teaching Hospital in Biratnagar in Nepal will explain the anatomy and physiology of intracranial cisterns and the surgical techniques for cisternostomy in traumatic brain injury.
Prof.Sui-sum Kung, Attending Neurosurgeon and Neurointensivist at the Department of Neurosurgery in Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital will enlighten us the neurocritical care aspects in the management of brain injuries.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr.Calvin Mak and the organizing committee, the Secretariat, all helpers, the commercial sponsors, and all of you who participate. I hope all of you would find the programme interesting and useful to your practice and have a fruitful weekend.
The Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society
Dear Members and Friends,
It is my honor to announce the commencement of our 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society. As the COVID-19 pandemic is under better control, we are glad to resume our usual ASM as a hybrid meeting - physically at Cordis and parallel virtual broadcast. Despite technology has greatly helped with knowledge transfer, we have all missed the mingling and chatting during and after the Annual Scientific Meeting.
Head injury, or a better term Traumatic Brain Injury, is an important neurosurgical condition that neurosugeons treat every day, ranging from trivial head injury to severe traumatic brain injury requiring neurocritical care. We are glad to have invited four world class experts to share with us under the meeting theme of “Updates on Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurocritical Care” , including Prof. Peter Hutchinson, Prof. Mark Wilson, Prof. Iype Cherian and Prof. Sui-sum Kung. Similar to last year, we also have two dedicated sessions from the Spine Chapter and Stereotactic Radiosurgery Chapter of the HKNS.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Dr. Michael Lee for his leadership, all speakers, Organizing Committee, IT Subcommittee, the Secretariat, commercial sponsors, and all of you who are participating both online and in person. Enjoy the programme! Hope to see you all in person in 2021, and stay healthy!