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The Hong Kong Society of Nephrology was established since 1979. It is a non-profit making professional organization consisting of doctors, nurses and other allied health staff who are interested in renal diseases.

Annual Scientific Meeting

Annual Scientific Meeting and Annual General Meeting

29 September 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 14:00 – 18:00
Venue: Pao Yue Kong Auditorium, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong

Programme E-Programme Book

APSN/HKSN CME Course (Day 1)
Jointly organized by the APSN, HKSN and the Hong Kong College of Physicians
Saturday, 29 September 2018

Time Program Speakers
13:45 – 14:00 Registration
14:00 – 14:10 Opening Address
  1. Chairman, Hong Kong Society of Nephrology
  2. President, Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology and Hong Kong College  of Physicians

Prof. Sydney TANG
Prof. Philip LI

14:10 – 14:35
Chairs: Dr. Hon Lok TANG and Dr. Desmond YAP
Immunoregulatory Role of Tissue Microenvironment in Kidney Injury

Prof. Mark OKUSA (USA)
14:35 – 15:00 Basic Epidemiology presented in a Palatable Way: the problem of Bias Prof. Kitty JAGER (the Netherlands)

15:00 – 15:25
Chairs: Dr. Samuel FUNG and Dr. Terence YIP
Blood Pressure Targets in CKD Patients in the post SPRINT Era

Prof. Carmine ZOCCALI (Italy)
15:25 – 15:50 Hypertension Metrics in Renal Transplantation Prof. Francesca MALLAMACI (Italy)
15:50 – 16:15 Group Photo
Coffee break / Exhibition
16:15 – 16:20 Address from the Chair of the APSN CME Committee Prof. Xueqing YU (China)

16:20 – 16:45
Chairs: Dr. Koon Shing CHOI and Dr. Chun Yu YUNG
The AKI to CKD Continuum: a Clinical Perspective

Prof. Masaomi NANGAKU (Japan)
16:45 – 17:10 CVD in PD Patients: Prevalence and Risk Factors Prof. Xueqing YU

17:10 – 17:35
Chairs:Dr. Sing Leung LUI and John CHAN
A Decision for the Elderly with Renal Failure: take an old kidney or remain on dialysis

Prof. Julio PASCUAL (Spain)
17:35 – 18:00 Case Record from the Interhospital Meeting
The First ABO-incompatible Kidney Transplant in Hong Kong
Dr. Maggie MA   (HK)


Annual Scientific Meeting and Annual General Meeting
30 September 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 8:45 – 17:00
Venue: Hung Hom Ballroom, Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon
The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on 30 September (12:00 – 12:45pm).
* Full Members are welcome to join the Annual General Meeting.


HKSN Annual Scientific Meeting 2018
cum APSN/HKSN CME Course (Day 2)
Sunday, 30 September 2018

Time Program Speakers
08:00 – 08:45 Registration
08:45 – 09:00 Opening Address Prof. Sydney TANG
09:00 – 09:45 Richard Yu Endowment Fund Award Lecture
Chairs: Prof. Richard YU and Prof. Sydney TANG
CKD as a Systemic Disease

Prof. Carmine ZOCCALI (Italy)
09:45 – 10:30 Chan Woon Cheung Memorial Fund Award Lecture
Chairs: Prof. Tak Mao CHAN and Dr. Yuk Lun CHENG
Neural Control of Inflammation in AKI

Prof. Mark OKUSA (USA)
10:30 – 11:00 Group Photo and Coffee break / Exhibition
11:00 – 11:30 Keynote Lecture (1)
Chairs: Dr. Kwok Lung TONG and Prof. Xueqing YU
Cardiovascular Disease in Dialysis Patients

Prof. Philip LI  (HK)
11:30 – 12:00 Keynote Lecture (2)
Chairs: Prof. Kar Neng LAI and Dr Siu Fai CHEUNG
IgA Nephropathy: 50 years on

Prof. Sydney TANG (HK)
12:00 – 12:45 Annual General Meeting of the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology (For Full Members Only) / Exhibition
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch (Grand Ballroom, Level 2) / Exhibition (Hung Hom Ballroom, Level 1)
14:00 – 14:15 Young Fellow Showcase
Chairs: Dr. Andrew WONG and Prof. Masaomi NANGAGU
Cardiac Calcification and Cardiovascular Disease in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients – a Cross-sectional Study

Dr Ho Kwan SIN (HK)
14:15 – 14:45 HKSN Research Grant Presentation
Chairs: Dr.Sunny WONG and Dr. Chik Cheung CHOW
  1. Relation Between Peritoneal Dialysis Effluent microRNA Level and Longitudinal Change in Peritoneal Transport Characteristics

Prof. Cheuk-Chun SZETO (HK)
  1. Role of Renal Tubular Wnt/Beta-catenin in the Proteinuric Kidney
Dr. Stella YIU (HK)
14:45 – 14:55 HKSN and HKKF Research Grant Awards 2018
Chair: Dr. Siu Ka MAK and Dr. Siu Fai LUI
14:55 – 15:25 Coffee break / Exhibition  
15:25 – 16:45 ERA-EDTA – HKSN Joint Symposium
Chairs: Dr. Ka Foon CHAU andProf. Kitty JAGER

Donor Kidney Quality and Patient Outcomes

Prof. Kitty JAGER (the Netherlands)


Organ Donation in Hong Kong: the Struggle Continues

Dr. William LEE (HK)

How Spain Became the World Leader in Organ Transplants​

Prof. Julio PASCUAL (Spain)
  Hong Kong Renal Registry: Trends in Kidney Transplant and Other Modes of RRT Dr. Bonnie KWAN (HK)
16:45 – 16:50 Closing Remark Chairman


HKSN ASM 2018 cum APSN/HKSN CME Course Secretariat
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Tel: (852) 2559 9973
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