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!

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)!

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!

Piano Recital, Press Conference and More!

In celebration of the 2018 World MS Day, the HKMSS has organized a series of activities and appeared all over the media in May and June!

First, we welcomed Ms Olga Bobrovnikova, a Russian concert pianist who is also an MS patient herself. Her campaign to raise MS awareness in Hong Kong began with a radio interview at RTHK4’s Morning Call, which was broadcasted on 30 May, the exact date of the 2018 World MS Day. You may listen to it again here! She then took part in a media interview with local patient Siu Ping, which you may read about here and see the local media coverage here! The highlight of her visit was a piano recital held at the Helena May, titled ‘A life story of MS and Music’. Read all about it here!

On 27 May, the HKMSS held a press conference, and we were delighted to have two local MS patients share their stories with us: Maggie, a hairstylist, and Jason, a latte artist. You can read about the details here, and see the extensive media coverage here! On 30 May, Dr. TH Tsoi of our council was featured in a newspaper interview by Apple Daily, and as an extension of the World MS Day campaign, Dr. Winnie Wong and Dr. Richard Li also appeared on RTHK1’s Healthpedia on 13 June. Click on the links to see the details! On 23 June, a interview featuring Dr. Winnie Wong and Dr. KH Chan was published on Ming Pao Weekly, which you may see here!

Other updates included the dinner symposium by Prof. Ziemssen on 27 Mar, and the two patient talks given by Dr. Jacky Lee on 27 Jan and Dr. Jessica Li on 5 May.