In 2001, the Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, initiated the Distinguished Lectures series with speakers of eminence in Surgery and other medical and related fields. It is established also to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of The University of Hong Kong. The first orator was Professor William I. Wei and the inauguration, and subsequent ones, were outstanding success. The reaction of the packed auditorium to the Lectures was one of unanimous approval.

This prestigious event is held in the Underground Lecture Theatre, New Clinical Building in Queen Mary Hospital. A Black-tie Dinner in honour of the orator follows the oration.

Date Orator Lecture Title

14 Sept

2018

Professor Sophia Chan
Secretary for Food and Health 
Food and Health Bureau
The Government of the Hong Kong SAR

Our Health Care System: The Best Is Yet To Come

Photos & Video

10 Nov

2017

Professor Wai-Lun LAW
Anthony and Anne Cheung Professor in
Innovative and Minimally Invasive Surgery
The University of Hong Kong

Sphincter Preservation: 
A Never Ending Battle

Photos & Video

23 Sep

2016

Professor Raymond LIANG
Emeritus Professor
Department of Medicine
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine,
The University of Hong Kong
Assistant Medical Superintendent and
Director of Comprehensive Oncology Centre
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

Fighting Cancer: A Winning Battle?

Photos & Video


17 Oct

2014

Dr. Walton LI
Medical Superintendent
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

Health Care Systems in Evolution

Photos & Video 

18 OcT

2013

Professor Ronnie TP POON
Suen Chi-Sun Professor in Surgery
Chair of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
The University of Hong Kong

Slaying the Hydra: 
Liver Cancer Beyond the Scalpel

Photos Video

19 Oct

2012

Professor Simon LAW
Cheung Kung-Hai Professor in Gastrointestinal Surgery
The University of Hong Kong

A Century of Esophageal Surgery: Challenges, Progress, and Culinary Delights

Photos Video

28 Oct

2011

Professor Sum-Ping LEE
Dean
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
The University of Hong Kong

Romancing the Gallstone

Photos 

15 Oct

2010

Professor Paul KH TAM
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research)
Chair of Paediatric Surgery
The University of Hong Kong

Surgery in the 21st Century:
Chopsticks, Chips and Prometheus

Photos 

 

13 Nov

2009

Professor Stephen WK CHENG
Serena HC Yang Professor of Vascular Surgery
The University of Hong Kong

Progress, Innovation and Evolution:
A Vascular Surgery Odyssey    

Photos

21 Nov

2008

Professor Chung-Mau LO
Chin Lan Hong Professor in Hepatobiliary and
Pancreatic Surgery
The University of Hong Kong

Liver Transplantation - The Titanic Story

Photos

30 Nov

2007

Professor Grace TANG
President
Hong Kong Academy of Medicine 
and 
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
The University of Hong Kong

Medical Education:
An Uphill Battle or a Matter of Course?

Photos

3 Nov

2006

Dr. David FANG
Medical Superintendent
St. Paul's Hospital 
and 
Past Chairman
HKSAR Health and Medical Development Advisory Committee

Sustainable Healthcare for Hong Kong

Photos

28 Oct

2005

Dr. John KC CHAN
Consultant Pathologist and 
Director of Anatomical Pathology 
Queen Elizabeth Hospital 
Hospital Authority

Tumours: Nomenclature, Classification, Legacy and Vanguard

Photos

 

24 Nov

2004

Professor Kwok Yung YUEN
Henry Fok Professor in Infectious Diseases 
The University of Hong Kong

Three Decades of Emerging Infections

18 Nov 

2002

Professor Sheung-Tat FAN
Sun Chieh Yeh Chair of Hepatobiliary Surgery
The University of Hong Kong

The Price of a Liver

05 Oct 

2001

Professor William I WEI
William Mong Professor of Otorhinolaryngology
The University of Hong Kong 
Nasopharyngeal Cancer:
From Myth to Reality