Symposium lecture (I) – Basic Science (11:35 – 12:20)

Dr. Jack W.T. WONG

Assistant Professor

School of Life Sciences

The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Topic: Beneficial effects of short chain fatty acids on cardiometabolic diseases



Dr. Jacky Wong is an Assistant Professor in School of Life Sciences of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has published over 100 research papers and review articles in the area of vascular medicine and biology in high impact journals including Circulation, Circulation Research, Cell Metabolism, Hypertension, Diabetes, Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Cardiovascular Research etc. Dr. Wong is currently an Academic Editor for Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology. He has also served as a peer review committee member for the AHA study sections and as an external reviewer for the University of Macao and for the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Symposium lecture (II) – Clinical (14:00 – 14:45)

Prof. Elaine Y.K. Chow

Clinical Assistant Professor

Phase 1 Clinical Trial Centre

Department of Medicine and Therapeutics

The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Topic: Advancing basal insulin therapy in sub-optimally controlled type 2 diabetes: challenging the existing paradigm



Dr. Elaine Chow is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Phase 1 Clinical Trial Centre and Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her main research areas are hypoglycaemia, glycaemic variability, newer insulins and glucagon-like receptor 1 receptor agonists (GLP1-ra) and glucose-lowering drugs. She has been the principal investigator or co-investigator for over 50 Phase 1 to 4 studies relating to cardiometabolic drugs. She is currently the principal investigator for several studies evaluating continuous glucose monitoring devices and comparing different insulins and glucose-lowering drug combinations on glycaemic variability.  She is also interested in drug utilisation and pharmacoepidemiology using drug data from large registries. She has published in leading journals including Diabetes Care, Diabetologia and Diabetes.

Dr. Paul C.H. Lee 

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine,

The University of Hong Kong

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Topic: Metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD): How relevant is this to Endocrinologists?



Dr. Paul Lee is a Clinical Assistant Professor from the Department of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong. Dr. Lee received his training in internal medicine, endocrinology and diabetes in Queen Mary Hospital. His research interests are in adipokines and other endocrine biomarkers in obesity, diabetes and their complications. He is also interested in the genetics of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma, as well as other endocrine disorders, in Chinese patients. With his work, Dr. Lee has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been invited to deliver numerous presentations and lectures at regional and international meetings.

Symposium lecture (III) – Clinical (15:00 – 15:45)