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2021 Summer Research Series: “Light up the Brain: From NASA to Neurostimulation”

By HKSAN Department of Scientific Research (RES)

“Stimulating the brain with electricity sounds like science fiction but is indeed becoming our reality.”

 

NASA has used near-infrared technology in space for a long time.  According to the NASA Technical Reports,“the application of light therapy with the use of NASA LEDs will significantly improve the medical care that is available to astronauts on long-term space missions.”  

 

The NASA LEDs stimulate the basic energy processes in the mitochondria of each cell and facilitate the healing of wounds and muscle and bone atrophy.  While near-infrared therapy used to be used for muscle and bond, this technology has been applied for neurocognitive intervention in recent years. Research findings have shown positive effects on neuropsychological disorders such as traumatic brain injury, dementia, and depression. 

      

       For this year’s Summer Research Series, HKSAN is proud to invite the honourable Professor Agnes Chan, Director of the Research Center for Neuropsychological Well-Being at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to share her recent research on the effect of non-invasive photoneuromodulation on older adults. Her findings suggested that this method can facilitate cognitive processing and improve the cognitive problems of older adults. 

 

View her report on Nature: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-93228-2

 

The session details are as follows:

 

Date: August 29th, 2021 (Sunday)

 

Time: 15:00 - 16:30

 

This will be a VIRTUALLY HOSTED ZOOM SESSION. 

 

Please sign up here to reserve a place and receive an email invitation for more event details.


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2021 Summer Research Series: Human Library on Rare Neurological Diseases

By HKSAN Department of Scientific Research (RES)

Co-hosted with Rare Disease Hong Kong (RDHK)

To kickstart our diversity initiative to be more inclusive in neuroscience research and medicine, we will be inviting two patients with Pompe Disease and Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) from Rare Disease Hong Kong (RDHK) for an interactive Human Library Workshop on Rare Neurological Diseases.

 

Students from medical or relevant academic backgrounds are invited to join a session of intimate patient sharing and discussion of the disease particulars. *Selected participants will be able to conduct a clinical examination of the patient under consent.* 

 

The session details are as follows:

 

Date: August 22nd, 2021 (Sunday)

 

Time: 14:30 - 17:00

 

Venue: Seminar Room 3, G/F, HK Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU

Our Guest Clinician, Dr Carlin Chang from Queen Mary Hospital, will be on-site to introduce the disease and guide students.

 

Target Audience: Medical students in clinical and preclinical years, students interested in rare neurological diseases.   

Please sign up here to reserve a place and receive an email invitation for more event details.

 

Registration starts at 16 August 2021 9pm:

Registration ended. Thank you for your interest.

 

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Past activities

Local Career Webinar Series: Psychiatry

by Department of Clinical Experience

As part of our goal to support students interested in developing a career within the Neuroscientific field, we will be organising a series of local career talks focusing on neuroscience-related medical and surgical specialties. 

 

Do you ever wonder if you have what it takes to pursue the career of a psychiatrist? We are excited to announce that we have invited Dr May Lam, Vice-President (Censor/Education) of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrist and Dr Evelyn Wong, Associate Consultant of the Department of Psychiatry in North District Hospital, to tell you everything you want to know about the specialty. Throughout the 1.5 hour session, we will cover the admission process, training and career prospect of a psychiatrist, followed by a Q&A session. 

 

The session details are as follows:

 

Date: January 7th, 2021 (Thursday)

 

Time: 2000-2130 

 

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Local Career Webinar Series: Neurosurgery

by Department of Clinical Experience

As part of our goal to support students interested in developing a career within the Neuroscientific field, we will be organising a series of local career talks focusing on neuroscience-related medical and surgical specialties. 

 

Have you ever imagined yourself operating on the most intricate part of the human body? Neurosurgery is a challenging and brainy career to explore! We are excited to announce that we have invited Dr Kwong-yui Yam, Specialty Board Chairperson of Neurosurgery of the Hong Kong College of Surgeons and Dr Peter Woo, Associate Consultant of the Department of Neurosurgery in Kwong Wah Hospital, to tell you everything you want to know about the specialty. Throughout the 1.5 hour session, we will cover the admission process, training and career prospect of a psychiatrist, followed by a Q&A session. 

 

The session details are as follows:

 

Date: January 11th, 2021 (Thursday)

 

Time: 1900-2030 

 

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BRAIN-ALGGN 2021 Pre-conference Event

in collaboration with Division of Neurology, Neuropathology & Division of Neurosurgery of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

BRAIN-ALGGN 2021 is a multidisciplinary neuroscience conference jointly organised by the Division of Neurology, Neuropathology and Division of Neurosurgery of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. With great pleasure, the Hong Kong Student Association of Neuroscience will hold a Pre-Conference Event under the theme of ‘Proactive Student Engagement in Neuroscience’.

 

The event encompasses a Keynote Speech by Prof Nicholas Rawlins on the topic "Proactive Student Engagement in Neuroscience" and two Panel Discussions with 10 panellists who are prominent young researchers, doctors and students with multifaceted experiences in neuroscience. The topics of the Panel Discussions will be "Challenges and Solutions in Neuroscience Research Among Young Researchers" and "Global Advocacy of Neuroscience: Experience from Professionals and Students" respectively.

 

We welcome medical students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and The University of Hong Kong (HKU), undergraduate and postgraduate students in Hong Kong with an interest in neuroscience, young researchers in neuroscience, and all delegates at BRAIN-ALGGN 2021 to participate in this event. Details are as follow:

 

Date: 14th January 2021 (Thu)

Time: 14:00 - 17:30 HKT

Format: Online (webcast)

Theme: Proactive Student Engagement in Neuroscience

 

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Winter Research Webinar Series: Stroke

by Department of Scientific Research

How has stroke management evolved in the field of neurosurgery? Want to learn more about the ongoing research on stroke thrombectomy? Join us on Thursday to get a glimpse of this life-saving operation!

 

We are fortunate to have invited Dr Anderson TSANG Chun On, Clinical Assistant Professor of Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, LKS Faculty of Medicine of HKU to talk about stroke thrombectomy. Details are as follow:

 

Date: 17th December 2020 (Thu)

Time: 18:00 - 19:30 HKT

Format: Online (webcast)

Theme: Driving change with research: the story of stroke thrombectomy

 

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Local Career Webinar Series: Neurology

by Department of Clinical Experience

As part of our goal to support students interested in developing a career within the Neuroscientific field, we will be organising a series of local career talks focusing on neuroscience-related medical and surgical specialties. 

 

Have you ever been interested in becoming a Neurologist? Want to learn more about the career pathway and future prospects, available training programs, plus tips for job interviews? Well look no further!

 

We are fortunate to have invited Dr Fong, the Speciality Board Chairman of Neurology under the Hong Kong College of Physicians to give us a talk regarding Neurology Residency Training. During this evening session, we will aim to share information regarding residency program applications, what they look for in a prospective applicant, as well as what neurology residency training is like here in Hong Kong.  We are also fortunate to be joined by Dr Annie Mew, who has recently completed her fellowship Neurology exit examination, and will share her experiences with regarding residency training in Neurology.

 

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HK-MoCA

Student Training Workshop 2020

Supported by the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, CUHK, the Hong Kong Student Association of Neuroscience is holding the HKMoCA (Montreal Cognitive Assessment Hong Kong Version) Student Training Workshop 2020.

 

The Hong Kong ageing population is causing a rapid rise in the number of people who suffer from dementia. Since the Hospital Authority and more non-government organisations are using HK-MoCA and HK-MoCA 5-Min Protocol to screening persons with cognitive impairment, the demand for professional skills in using these two screening tools is also increasing.This Workshop will train social and healthcare professionals skills in standardised administration and scoring of HK-MoCA, so that students would be able to utilise their knowledge and skills during their clinical studies after the Workshop.

 

Date: 24 November 2020

Time: 8pm-10pm

Platform: Zoom

 

All members of HKSAN would be given priority to join. Non-members who are undergraduates of local universities would be eligible too, at a limited quota. The deadline for registration is 20 November 2020 5pm. Late registration would not be accommodated. 

 

A certificate would be issued to participants upon full participation and completion of an evaluation form at the end of the event.

 

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Tea gathering:
Sharing from your seniors

We understand medical school can be daunting, and we are here for you. The 2-day sharing sessions will provide a guide into making the most out of your university life and academics. 

 

How to make good use of the pre-clinical years under COVID-19? Where can I find research, clinical, and public health opportunities? What kind of clinical year student and doctor do I want to become in the future? How can I benefit from joining HKSAN membership and activities? If you find yourself asking these questions, come to our tea gathering.

The sessions will be held on 5/9 and 6/9, and please note the specific slots tailored for year 1, DY2, and year 2-3 medical students respectively. Hope to see you there, and let's chat over a nice warm cup of tea or coffee! 

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Back-to-school Webinar Series

Jointly organised by our Department of Scientific Research and Department of Clinical Experience, the 3 webinars will give you an insight into the research advancements and career life of some popular neuroscience specialties. 

The 3 webinars will be held on 25/8, 2/9 and 3/9. We are very glad to have invited Dr Owen KO, Dr Yat CHOW and Dr Hei Ming LAI to be our speakers. Don't miss this chance to ask them questions!

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