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Health Research Symposium 2017


Programme Book and Presentation Slides

Full Programme Book


Video - About Health and Medical Research Fund

Keynote Lectures:

  • Research on Noncommunicable Diseases (Introduction) (Video)
  • Systematic Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions to Improve Health: A Route to Success? (Introduction) (Slides)
  • Big Data in Health and Medicine: Issues and Challenges (Introduction) (Slides)
  • What is mPossible? Leveraging Mobile Technology for Community Health and Global Health Systems (Introduction) (Slides)


Parallel Sessions:

1 - Health and Health Services

  • In-depth Cost-effectiveness Study of the Multidisciplinary Risk Factor Assessment and Management Programme (RAMP) of the Hospital Authority (Abstract) (Slides)
  • Sustainability of Treatment Effect of a 3-year Early Intervention Programme for First-episode Psychosis in Hong Kong (Abstract) (Slides)
  • Lifestyle Intervention in Obese Chinese Adolescents with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Randomized Controlled Study (Abstract) (Slides)
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine (MaZiRenWan) for Functional Constipation: A Prospective, Double-blinded, Double-dummy, Randomized, Controlled Study (Abstract) (Slides)

2 - Advanced Medical Research

  • Autonomic Dysfunction as Measured by Ewing's Battery Test to Predict Poor Outcome after Acute Ischemic Stroke (Abstract) (Slides)
  • Uncovering Resistant Genes in EGFR-mutated Lung Adenocarcinomas Prior to Targeted Therapy (Abstract)
  • Persistence of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning and its AssociatedNeurological Manifestations in Mice (Abstract) (Slides)
  • Uncovering the Genetic Lesions Underlying the Most Severe Form of Hirschsprung (HSCR) Disease by Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS): A Pilot Study in 8 Family Trios (Abstract) (Slides)

3 - Health Promotion

  • Promotion and Brief Intervention of Smoking Cessation at the Smoking Hotspots (Abstract) (Slides)
  • “WE WRAP”: An Innovative Empowerment and Education Program for People with Mental Health Challenge and Young People (Abstract) (Slides)
  • A Geographical Study of Child Injury in Hong Kong: Spatial Variation among 18 Districts (Abstract) (Slides)
  • Every Women Counts - Cancer Prevention amongst Ethnic Minority Women (Abstract) (Slides)

4 - Infectious Diseases

  • Efficacy of Combined Influenza and 23-valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccines in Patients with Chronic Illness (Abstract) (Slides)
  • Human Parechovirus Infection in Hong Kong Neonates, Infants and Young Children (Abstract) (Slides)
  • Evaluating the Health Economics of Routine Female Adolescent HPV Vaccination for Reducing the Burden of Cervical Cancer in Hong Kong (Abstract) (Slides)
  • Modelling the Impacts of PrEP Intervention on the HIV Epidemic in MSM in Hong Kong (Abstract) (Slides)


Poster Session:

Abstracts of Poster Presentation