HKU Research Seminar - Session 1

Date:

23 Apr 2020 (Thu)

Time:

14:30 – 15:05

Venue:

To be held by Zoom

Topic:

HD-tDCS as augmentation therapy in late-life depression

Brief Summary:

HD-tDCS has great potential as a new treatment option for depression based on its effects on neural plasticity and enhancement of serotonin and cognitive function. A previous meta-analysis suggested the effectiveness and tolerability in patients with depression, despite the conflicting results. The efficacy of HD-tDCS in patients with LLD remains unknown due to the scarcity of research.

Speaker:

Dr. Calvin Pak Wing CHENG (Clinical Assistant Professor)

Chairman:

Dr. Calvin Pak Wing CHENG (Clinical Assistant Professor)

 

HKU Research Seminar - Session 2:

Date:

23 Apr 2020 (Thu)

Time:

15:05 – 15:40

Venue:

To be held by Zoom

Topic:

12-month prevalence of psychotic experiences and their association with clinical outcomes in Hong Kong: an epidemiological and a 2-year follow up studies

Brief Summary:

Little was known on the relationship between subtypes of PEs and common mental health symptoms and few epidemiological study of PEs in the Chinese population. The current study aims to establish the 12-month prevalence of PEs in a representative sample of community-dwelling Chinese population in Hong Kong and explore relationship of types of PEs and common mental health symptoms. The 12- month prevalence of PEs in Hong Kong was 2.7% with 21.1% had multiple PEs. Three classes of PEs were identified: hallucination, paranoia and mixed. PEs persistent rate at two-year follow-up was 15.1%. Multiple PEs and hallucination class of PEs were associated with higher levels of common mental health symptoms. Multiple PEs was further associated with poorer mental health at 2-year follow-up. Results highlighted the transient and heterogeneous nature of PEs, and that the multiple PEs and hallucination subtypes of PEs may be specific indices of poorer common mental health.

Speaker:

Dr. Sherry Kit Wa CHAN (Clinical Assistant Professor)

Chairman:

Dr. Calvin Pak Wing CHENG (Clinical Assistant Professor)

 

 

Registration:

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Deadline for registration is 16 Apr 2020. Zoom link of the seminar will be sent to registered email address after the registration deadline.

     

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History and Objective

  

BACKGROUND & HISTORY

Modern psychiatry in Hong Kong began in 1948, when a British-trained psychiatrist Dr. P M Yap was appointed medical superintendent of the mental hospital in Hong Kong. Prior to this it was the asylum-era dating from the opening of a temporary lunatic asylum in 1875 with merely custodial care for the...

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Membership

Categories of Membership

 

There are 4 categories of members: Fellow, Member, Inceptor and Affiliate. In Jan 2020, there are 415 Fellows, 70 Members, 77 Inceptors and 3 Affiliates. The annual subscription fee is HK$3500 for Fellow, HK$2000 for Member and Inceptor and HK$1500 for Affiliate. Those interested to join could contact the Honorary ...

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College Journal

College Journal

 

 

Background of College Journal

 

East Asian Archives of Psychiatry is the official peer-reviewed publication of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists. It is one of the few English psychiatric journals in Asia. The journal publishes psychiatric reports not only from Hong Kong, but also from China, most Asian count...

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PAC for Mental Health Promotion

College Spokesperson

                  

College Spokesperson: April 2020

                

♦ Dr. Dong Yuet-sun Jimmy                

♦ Dr. Chan Kai-tai   

 

College Secretariat 

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