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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.

Upcoming Piano Recital & Sharing!

Our society is excited to announce an upcoming Piano Recital & Sharing titled ‘A life story of MS and Music’, featuring Russian concert pianist Olga Bobrovnikova, who is also an MS patient herself.

Check out the event page for more details! Kindly note that there is a limited number of seats, so do RSVP early to secure a seat!

On another note, our front page’s header photo has just been updated to a new beautiful shot of the harbour by our own Dr. Richard Li!

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!

Dinner Symposium: Advances in Multiple Sclerosis Management

The HKMSS is happy to announce an upcoming Scientific Symposium titled ‘Advances in Multiple Sclerosis Management’ which will be held on 14 July 2017. We are honoured to have Prof. Mathias Maeurer from Germany to share with us his perspectives on MS treatment. Our Council Member, Dr. Jacky Lee will also share a local MS case during the symposium. Details of the event are as follows:

Date: Friday, 14thJuly 2017

Venue: Shantung Room , Level 8, Cordis Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street , Mongkok

AGENDA

18:30 – 19:00 : Reception

19:00 – 19:45 : Novel Perspective on Optimizing MS Treatment and Care (Prof. Mathias Maeurer)

19:45 – 20:00 : Local MS Case Sharing (Dr. Lee Chi-Yan Jacky)

20:00 – 20:20 : Q&A Section

20:20 – 21:30 : Dinner

Please RSVP to Mr. Baldur Woo at baldur.woo@ucb.com

World MS Day 2017

Today is the 2017 World MS Day, which is themed ‘Life with MS’. Despite a lack of definitive treatment for the disease, with appropriate disease modifying agents, MS patients may still live a normal life and continue to chase after their dreams. On 30/5, the HKMSS held a Press Conference and invited two patients to share their ‘life with MS’. You can read more about our Press Conference here! You may also see our special video shot for the event here. The following are links to some of the media coverage:

Chinese:
AM730
Apple Daily
Headline
HK01
HKEJ
Metro Daily
Mingpao
NowTV
On.cc
Oriental Daily
RTHK article 1, article 2
Sing Pao
Sing Tao Daily
Skypost
Takungpao
Topick
Wenweipo

English:
RTHK English News
South China Morning Post
The Standard

As a follow up to yesterday’s Press Conference, our honorary secretary Dr. Stephen Cheng appeared on RTHK3’s Hong Kong Today this morning, which you may listen to here (section ‘Early diagnosis and treatment of MS vital’). The same program features a sound-bite from one of our patients at the Press Conference (section ‘World MS Day: a Hong Kong Perspective’). Our vice-president Dr. Richard Li also appeared on RTHK1’s 千禧年代 which you may listen to here (part II 35:00 onwards).

Last but not least, an article by our president, Dr. Winnie Wong, was featured in the HKEJ today. You can read it online here!

We hope that our efforts have helped the public understand more about Multiple Sclerosis, and MS patients could live a full life with the community’s support!