HKMSS Webinar: Asian Perspectives on MS Challenges – NMO and Highly Active Disease

While the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the HKMSS will organize its first ZOOM Webinar titled ‘Asian Perspectives on MS Challenges: NMO and Highly Active Disease’ on 13 June 2020. Our honored guest speaker will be Prof. Jin Nakahara from the Keio University School of Medicine, Japan.

Please follow this link to read more about this upcoming event!

HKMSS Recommendations on COVID-19

In the past few months, Hong Kong and the rest of the world have been hit by COVID-19, a new coronavirus that can lead to serious airway and lung infection. Our local healthcare community has received many inquiries from patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders (NMOSD) regarding their risks of contracting COVID-19.

The HKMSS has therefore compiled recommendations for both MS and NMOSD patients, which are placed under the ‘Public Resources’ category under ‘COVID-19’ on the menu bar. You may also follow this link to access them.

8th HKMSS ASM

On 9-10 Nov 2019, the HKMSS held its 8th Annual Scientific Meeting as part of the 6th Hong Kong Neurological Congress. We were fortunate to have learnt from three overseas speakers: Prof. Tomas Kalincik from Australia, Prof. Ludwig Kappos from Switzerland, and Prof. Cristina Granziera from Switzerland. Read more about it here!

We have also updated our Scientific Symposiums page with two exciting meetings that took place in July this year. On 3 July, Dr. Daniel O’Neill gave a talk during the ‘2019 Multiple Sclerosis Expert Meeting‘, and on 13 July, the HKMSS held the ‘Hong Kong & Taiwan MS Forum’, a novel collaboration which involved MS experts from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. Prof. Regina Berkovich from the USA was also invited as an overseas speaker during the meeting. Click their respective pages to read more!

World MS Day 2019 Body Workshop and Press Articles

In commemoration of World MS Day 2019, the HKMSS has organized a patient-centered workshop on 9 Jun 2019, helping patients to know more about their bodies! Read about it here!

Our council members have also contributed several articles in the past month to educate the public more about symptoms of MS, especially the invisible ones. After all, the World MS Day theme this year is #MyInvisibleMS! You can see newspaper/magazine cuttings of the articles here (Dr. WK Cheng), here (Dr. Jacky Lee), here (Dr. Jessica Li), here (Dr. Winnie Wong) and here (Dr. Stephen Cheng)!

Video of Hoi Chiu’s Sand Art Performance

During the ‘A Life Story of MS and Music’ event held on 19 May 2018, local renowned sand art painter Hoi Chiu gave us a wonderful sand art performance titled ‘Journey of MS’. You may now see the entire performance captured on video here!

On another note, as of 27 Oct 2018, Dr. Richard Li has taken up chairmanship of the Hong Kong Multiple Sclerosis Society. We would like to thank Dr. Winnie Wong for her leadership in the past 2 years!

Back-to-back Scientific Meetings!

The local neurological community has been busy for the past two weekends. On 27 Oct 2018, our society held its first ever full-day Annual Scientific Meeting, bringing on board radiologists, paediatricians, ophthalmologists and pathologists to help us better manage our MS patients. You can read all about it here!

On the following weekend, the Hong Kong Neurological Society held its 31st Annual Scientific Meeting, which featured a morning and lunch symposium dedicated to Multiple Sclerosis. Read all about it here!

Announcement of the HKMSS 7th ASM

The 7th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong Multiple Sclerosis Society will be held on 27 October 2018 (Sat). Our ASM will be a full-day programme this year, featuring a wide panel of local and overseas experts to enlighten us on radiological, ophthalmological, paediatric and pathological aspects of MS.

You may sign up as instructed in the poster above, or register via the following link:
https://goo.gl/forms/WNPWJtUzMw4dkicn1

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!