Symposium lecture (I) – Basic Science (11:30 – 12:15)


Prof. Anderson On Lam Wong

School of Biological Sciences,

Faculty of Science, HKU

BSc(HK); MPhil(HK); PhD(Alberta)

Topic: Crosstalk of Feeding Signals with Pituitary Hormones:  The Story of Spexin in Fish Model



Prof. Anderson On Lam Wong obtained his BSc (1986) & MPhil degree (1990) in HKU (HK) and acquired his PhD (1993) in U of Alberta (Canada) under the supervision of Prof. John P. Chang and Prof. Richard E. Peter.  After that, he worked as a postdoc in University of Toronto (Canada) with the support of Restracom Fellowship and as an adjunct researcher in National Institute of Child Health & Development, NIH (USA).  He joined the Department of Zoology, HKU in 1996 as an assistant professor, promoted to associate professor in 2003, and is now the full professor of the School of Biological Sciences (since 2010).  Prof. Wong is a comparative endocrinologist by training with focus on fish models, especially on (i) the novel components regulating hypothalamo-pituitary axis and (ii) the signal transduction and autocrine/paracrine control of pituitary hormones in fish models.  In recent years, his research has been extended to the functional crosstalk of feeding signals with pituitary hormones, especially via the newly identified neuropeptides spexin and phoenixin.  After joining HKU, he has obtained ´20 GRF/CERG grants (as PI), ´1 HMRF grant (as PI), ´1 NSFC/RGC joint grant (as PI) and ´2 National 973 Programs (as Co-I) and published a good no of papers (with h-index of 33) in high ranking journals in the field of endocrinology, including Endocrinology, Molecular Endocrinology, Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, Journal of Endocrinology and Frontiers in Endocrinology.  Apart from serving as the associate editor for Frontier in Endocrinology (2019), review editor for Frontiers in Neuroscience (2018), guest editor for General & Comparative Endocrinology (2010) and member of editorial broad for >10 journals, Prof Wong was also invited to serve as reviewer/overseas assessor for grant application/research programs submitted to RGC (Hong Kong), NSERC (Canada), and Hungarian Sci Res Fund (Hungary) and grant review for various universities (both local & overseas) and took part in the organization of meetings for comparative endocrinology, including the 9th International Symposium on Fish Endocrinology (2020), International Symposium of Chinese Comparative Endocrinologists (2018), 8th Congress Symposium of the Asia & Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology (2016), 17th International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology (2013), 7th International Symposium on Fish Endocrinology (2012), 6th Intercongress Symposium of the Asia & Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology (2010), 16th International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology (2009), and 2nd International Symposium for Fish Growth and Reproduction (2009).

Symposium lecture (II) – Clinical (14:00 – 14:45)

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Topic: Assessment and Management of Growth Hormone Deficiency in Childhood and Transitional Age



Dr. Shirely Man Yee Wong is working as an associate consultant in the department of Paediatrics in Queen Elizabeth Hospital. She obtained her MBBS from the University of Hong Kong and is one of the first fellows in the recently established Paediatric Endocrinology subspecialty of the Hong Kong College of Paediatrician. Dr Wong has received her training in Paediatric Endocrinology in the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London before. She is currently the vice-president of the Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism.肺癌陣) etc.

Dr. Shirley Man Yee Wong

Specialist in Paediatrics

Associate Consultant, Dept. of Paediatrics,

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

MB BS (HK), FHKAM(Paediatrics)

Symposium lecture (III) – Clinical (15:00 – 15:45)

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Dr. Sin Ming Chow

Specialist in Clinical Oncology 

MB, BS, FRCR, FHKCR, FHKAM (Radiology),

Dip. Epidemiology and Applied Statistics (CUHK)


Topic: Management of CA thyroid: role of RAI (I-131) & case studies



Dr. Sin Ming Chow graduated from University of Hong Kong Medical Faculty in 1987. She then received doctoral training in the Department of Clinical Oncology in Queen Elizabeth Hospital and served there for 20 years. To advance her scope in the field of cancer, she further studied in Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University in the United States and BC Cancer Agency, University of British Columbia in Canada. She obtained a number of professional recognition including FRCR(UK), FHKCR and FHKAM (Radiology). She now runs an oncology private practice.


Dr. Chow is the thyroid cancer expert in Hong Kong. While working in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, she organized and managed the thyroid cancer treatments in the Department of Oncology and established a thyroid cancer patient database. She also got special interest in treatment of head and neck cancer and lung cancers. Due to her contribution, she was awarded “Outstanding Staff Award” in 2006. She obtained her MD from University of Hong Kong with her thesis on Thyroid Cancer in Hong Kong.


Since 1998, Dr. Chow was being appointed as honorary associate professor in Chinese University of Hong Kong, teaching oncology.  She took part in a number of professional bodies, such as committee member of Hong Kong Head & Neck Society, person-in-charge in Clinical Oncology training in Queen Elizabeth Hospital and editorial committee member of Hong Kong College of Radiologists newsletter.


Concerning her publications, she published 22 original papers (including 14 as first author, 1 review article). She also gives numerous presentations in academic meetings. 


Dr. Chow is also an advocate of cancer education, she has given speeches in numerous seminars targeting doctors, general public, and healthcare professionals. To promote the knowledge of public education on cancer, she published 5 books including “Cancer Guide” (癌症攻略), “Thyroid Cancer”(甲狀腺癌小百科) and “Lung Cancer” (衝破肺癌陣) etc.