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!

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.

An enlightening weekend!

Over the weekend, the HKMSS held its 6th Annual Scientific Meeting as part of the conjoint Hong Kong Neurological Congress. It has been eye-opening to learn from our overseas speakers, Prof. Antonio Uccelli (Italy) and Prof. Friedemann Paul (Berlin). Read all about it here!

On 13 Nov, Prof. Uccelli also gave a talk during the HKMSS MS Case Sharing Evening Lecture, which you can read about here.

The last HKMSS media interview this year which was published in Metro Daily on 25 September has also been uploaded, which you may read here.

Recent Newspaper Articles

Two of our Council Members, Dr. Jacky Lee and Dr. WK Cheng, have recently published two articles on MS on local newspaper. You can read the newspaper clippings here (Dr. Jacky Lee) and here (Dr. WK Cheng)!

The dinner symposium ‘Advances in Multiple Sclerosis Management’ has also been added to our event diary. Read about it here!