We are delighted to announce the forthcoming conference, BRAIN 2023, the 19th Multidisciplinary Meeting for Nervous System Diseases, to be held on 10-11 February 2023. Having two previous online editions in 2021 and 2022, it is our pleasure to welcome all local participants back for an in-person academic exchange at the Henry Cheng International Conference Centre of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In the meantime, we also welcome our loyal overseas participants to join us at the BRAIN 2023 online platform.
Advancements in medical technology are changing the healthcare landscape. This year's conference will bring focuses on the Advances in Robotic Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery, Novel Diagnostic Strategies & CNS Therapeutic Development, along with updates in Brain Tumour Genomics, Management of Epilepsy and Neuro-intensive Care Medicine.
Local and overseas neurologist, neurosurgeons, pathologists, paediatricians, intensive care professionals, clinical and basic scientists, biomedical engineers, and related health care professionals are cordially invited to this year's enhanced programs.
|Time / Date||9 Feb 2023 (Thu)||10 Feb 2023 (Fri)||11 Feb 2023 (Sat)|
Novel Diagnostic Strategies &
CNS Therapeutics Development
Brain Tumour Genomics
|10:00||Mr Otto Lien Da Wong (OLDW) Visiting Professorial Lecture in Neuro-Oncology|
Advances in Robotic Neurosurgery
New Advances & Future Direction in Spine Surgery
Neuro-intensive Care Medicine
Free Paper Presentation
Management of Epilepsy - Round Table Discussion
*Hong Kong Student Association of Neuroscience
|19:00||Welcome & Introduction|
|Roundtable Session: Vascular Neurology
Chairpersons: Melle HSING & Nicole WONG
|19:05||Using Deep Learning for Detection of Alzheimer's Disease Based on Retinal Images||Carol Y.L. CHEUNG|
|19:35||Cerebral Hemodynamics in Stroke and Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease||Cindy X.Y. LENG|
|09:00||Welcome Address by the Organising Committee|
|Session 1 : Genomics in Brain Tumour
Chairpersons: Herbert H.O. LOONG, Wai S.POON & Hannah H. XUE
|09:10||The Neurosurgical Oncologist: How Neurosurgeons Contribute to Glioma Care Beyond Resection||Peter Y.M. WOO|
|09:30||IDH Mutant Low Grade Astrocytomas-What are the Unresolved Pathology Issues?||Ho-Keung NG|
|09:50||Precision Oncology in IDH-mutant High-grade Gliomas||Aya EL HELALI|
|10:10||Metabologenomic Analysis of Gliomas||Gelareh ZADEH|
|Session 2 : Advances in Robotic Neurosurgery
Chairpersons: Danny T.M. CHAN & Philip W.Y. CHIU
|11:00||Leveraging Robotics in Stereotactic Neurosurgery||Ka-Wai KWOK|
|11:25||Intelligent Robotic Stereotactic Brain Biopsy with Enhanced Safety||Zeng LI|
|11:50||Developing Digitized Flexible Endoscopic Robot for Neurosurgery||Hongbin LIU|
|12:15||Image-guided Neurosurgical Treatment of Epilepsy (EpiNavTM)||Sebastien OURSELIN|
|12:45||Group Photo & Lunch|
|Session 3 : Neuro-intensive Care Medicine
Chairpersons: Thomas W.H. LEUNG, Richard LI & Vincent K.Y. PANG
|14:00||Oxygen Monitoring and Oxygen Therapy for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)||Andrew UDY|
|14:30||EEG in Intensive Care Unit (ICU)||Vincent H.L. IP|
|14:50||Hypothermia Treatment for TBI: How to Make It Complication-free and Efficacious||Guoyi GAO|
|15:20||ICP Monitoring in Traumatic and Non-traumatic Neuro-emergencies||Giuseppe CITERIO|
|Session 4 :Management of Epilepsy
Chairpersons: Eva L.W. FUNG, Howan LEUNG & Xian-Lun ZHU
|16:00||Epilepsy Surgery in Hong Kong: A Snapshot||Emily K.Y. CHAN|
|16:15||Review of Local VNS Experience||Maggie L.Y. YAU|
|16:30||Advances in Epilepsy Surgery: Thermal Ablation||Ashok PILLAI|
|16:50||Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) in Presurgical Assessment of Drug-Refractory Epilepsy||Fuyong CHEN|
|Session 5: Novel Diagnostic Strategies & CNS Therapeutics Development
Chairperson: Owen H. KO
|08:30||An Immune Cell Survey of Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis||Andrew J. KWOK|
|08:55||3D Imunohistochemistry - The Path to Better Tissue Diagnostics and the Future of Advanced Biomedical Research||Hei-Ming LAI|
|09:25||Paving the Way for Disease-modifying Therapeutics for Cerebral Small Vessel Disease||Owen H. KO|
|Mr Otto Lien Da Wong Visiting Professorial Lecture in Neuro-oncology|
|10:00||Clinical and Scientific Aspects of Meningioma||Gelareh ZADEH|
|Session 6: New Advances & Future Direction in Spine Surgery
Chairpersons: Tom S.F. CHOW, Jospeh M.K. LAM & Daniel W.K. NG
|11:30||Time is Spine: The New Evidence in Spinal Cord Injury||Michael G FEHLINGS|
|12:00||State of the Art MIS Surgery: How to Avoid and Manage Complications - Pre-psoas Approach is Preferred to Minimize Complications||Dean CHOU|
|12:30||Advances in Endoscopic Spine Surgery||David Y.C. CHAN|
|13:00||Neurophysiological Markers of Incipient Myelon Damage in Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy||Jan ROSNER|
|Session 7: Free Paper Presentation
Chairpersons: Danny T.M. CHAN, Howan LEUNG & Ho-Keung NG
|14:30||Splenectomy Improves Functional Outcome of Experimental Intracerebral Haemorrhage (ICH) in Mouse Models Through Increased Haematoma Resorption||Henry C.H. LEUNG|
|14:38||Pten Inhibition Promotes Neural Differentiation of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells in Vitro||Hei-Cheung MAK|
|14:46||Intra-Tumoral CXCR3 in Glioblastoma (GBM): Function and Therapeutic Implications||Travis Y.H. CHAN|
|14:54||Promoting LRP1 Expression via Calcitriol Treatment Enhances Macrophage Phagocytosis of Glioblastoma Multiforme||Henry H. CHAN|
|15:02||Application of Targeted Next Generation Sequencing in Molecular Classification of Diffuse Gliomas||Larry R.S. LAM|
|15:10||Infantile High-Grade Glioma – A Local Review||Sarah S.N. LAU|
|15:18||Machine-Learning Derived MRI-Based Atrophy Biomarker Predicts Long-Term Cognitive Decline in Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack||Yuan CAI|
|15:26||Diagnostic Performance of MRI-Based Alzheimer’s Disease Resemblance Atrophy Index and Plasma-Based Biomarkers on Alzheimer’s Disease||Siu-Ting FU|
|15:34||Enhanced Electromagnetic Tracking System for Intraoperative Navigation||Chun-Wai KO|
|15:42||Study of A Novel Neuromonitoring System Based on Absolute Pressure Sensors||Jianwei GUAN|
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*The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.
The Conference will be conducted in both in person and online (for non-Hong Kong based participation) formats. Registration to the Conference is free of charge. All registration should be made through the Online Registration.
For local participants, Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation will be given on condition that the College fellows/ Association members are required to attend the Conference in person at the Henry Cheng International Conference Centre at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Authors are invited to submit abstracts on any clinical, experimental or translational aspects of Nervous System Diseases for consideration by the Committee for e-Poster Presentation.
Authors are required to submit abstracts through Online Abstract Submission. Facsimile or email copy will NOT be accepted.
The following official hotels have offered special rates for the Conference. These hotels are located in close proximity to the Conference Venue: Henry Cheng International Conference Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin. Reservation must be made through the Reservation Link/ Form and sent to the hotel you prefer.
The room rates are quoted on per room per night basis and are subject to 10% service charge unless otherwise specificed. Credit card guarantee is required for room reservation.
Shuttle service will be provided every morning of 10-11 February 2023 for the transfer from the hotels to the Conference Venue.
18 Chak Cheung Street, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin is located adjacent to the Conference Venue and the University MTR Statin. It is a refreshing urban resort in Hong Kong.
|Standard Room||inclusive of 1 daily breakfast||HK$1,000|
|inclusive of 2 daily breakfasts||HK$1,130|
|Harbour View Room||inclusive of 1 daily breakfast||HK$1,200|
|Inclusive of 2 daily breakfast||HK$1,330|
The special rate is valid until 25 January 2023.
1 On Ping Street, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin is conveniently located in the Shatin area and features stylish rooms with tranquil views of the Shing Mun River. It is only 5 minutes’ walk from Shek Mun MTR Station and 6 minutes’ drive between the hotel and the Conference Venue.
|City View Room||inclusive of 1 daily breakfast||HK$990|
|inclusive of 2 daily breakfasts||HK$1,090|
The special rate is valid until 10 January 2023
1 Yuen Hong Street, Shatin, Hong Kong
Alva Hotel by Roayl is a hotel in a unique riverside location in Shatin. It is 8 minutes' walk from Shek Mun MTR Station and 7 minutes' drive between the hotel and the Conference Venue
|Standard Room||inclusive of 1 daily breakfast||HK$930|
|Daily Breakfast*||Per person||HK$100|
The special rate is inclusive of 10% service charge and valid until 9 January 2023
Onsite and Online Exhibition will be held jointly with the Conference.
This Conference provides a platform for sharing the views and experience from world-leading experts in the fields of Clinical Neurosciences. It is indeed a perfect opportunity for the stakeholders in industry to publicise your products and services, and to connect with the opinion leaders in person and virtually.
For further details on Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities, please contact the Conference Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org or (852) 3505 1316/ 3505 2624 / 3505 1852.