The 19th Asia Pacific Multidisciplinary Meeting
for Nervous System Diseases (BRAIN)
BRAIN 2023
10-11 February Hong Kong & Online
CUHK Henry Cheng International Conference Centre

WELCOME MESSAGE BY ORGANISING COMITTEE

We are delighted to announce the forthcoming conference, BRAIN 2023, the 19th Multidisciplinary Meeting for Nervous System Diseases, to be held on 10-11 February 2023. Having two previous online editions in 2021 and 2022, it is our pleasure to welcome all local participants back for an in-person academic exchange at the Henry Cheng International Conference Centre of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In the meantime, we also welcome our loyal overseas participants to join us at the BRAIN 2023 online platform.

Advancements in medical technology are changing the healthcare landscape. This year's conference will bring focuses on the Advances in Robotic Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery, Novel Diagnostic Strategies & CNS Therapeutic Development, along with updates in Brain Tumour Genomics, Management of Epilepsy and Neuro-intensive Care Medicine.

Local and overseas neurologist, neurosurgeons, pathologists, paediatricians, intensive care professionals, clinical and basic scientists, biomedical engineers, and related health care professionals are cordially invited to this year's enhanced programs.

Danny T.M. CHAN
Division of Neurosurgery
Department of Surgery
Thomas W.H. LEUNG
Division of Neurology
Department of Medicine
and Therapeutics
Ho-Keung NG
Department of Anatomical
and Cellular Pathology

Organisers

Division of Neurology
Neuropathology
Division of Neurosurgery
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Supporting Organisations

Hong Kong Neurological Society
Hong Kong Neuro-oncology Society
The Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society
The Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society (Nursing Chapter)
Hong Kong Student Association of Neuroscience
International Academy of Pathology, Hong Kong Division


Conference Secretariat

Division of Neurosurgery
Department of Surgery
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
4/F Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3505 1316/ 3505 2624 / 3505 1852
Fax: (852) 2637 7974
E-mail: brain2023@surgery.cuhk.edu.hk
Website: cu-brain.cuhk.edu.hk

FACULTY
(in alphabetical order)


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Samuel K.W. AU

Samuel K.W. AU
Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
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Danny T.M. CHAN

Danny T.M. CHAN
Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery
The Chinese University of Hong Kong/ Prince of Wales Hospital
Hong Kong, China
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David Y.C. CHAN

David Y.C. CHAN
Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery
The Chinese University of Hong Kong/ Prince of Wales Hospital
Hong Kong, China

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Emily K.Y. CHAN

Emily K.Y. CHAN
Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery
The Chinese University of Hong Kong/ Prince of Wales Hospital
Department of Neurosurgery, Hong Kong Children's Hospital
Hong Kong, China
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Fuyong CHEN

Fuyong CHEN
Neuromedicine Center
The University of Hong Kong - Shenzhen Hospital
Shenzhen, China
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Dean CHOU

Dean CHOU
Department of Neurosurgery, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
NewYork-Presbyertian/ Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, U.S.A.

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Giuseppe C. CITERIO

Giuseppe C. CITERIO
School of Medicine and Surgery
University of Milano-Bicocca
Milan, Italy
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Aya EL HELALI

Aya EL HELALI
Department of Clinical Oncology
The University of Hong Kong/ Queen Mary Hosital
Hong Kong, China
 X
Michael G. FEHLINGS

Michael G. FEHLINGS
Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Division of Neurosurgery, Krembil Neuroscience Centre, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network
Toronto, Canada

 X
Guoyi GAO

Guoyi GAO
Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital
Capital Medical University
Beijing, China
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Vincent H.L. IP

Vincent H.L. IP
Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong/ Prince of Wales Hospital
Hong Kong, China
 X
Owen H. KO

Owen H. KO
Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

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Andrew J. KWOK

Andrew J. KWOK
Department of Medicine & Therapeutics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
 X
Ka-Wai KWOK

Ka-Wai KWOK
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
 X
Ming-Hei LAI

Ming-Hei LAI
Department of Psychiatry
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

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Thomas W.H. LEUNG

Thomas W.H. LEUNG
Division of Neurology,Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
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Zheng LI

Zheng LI
Division of Biomedical Engineering Research, Department of Surgery
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
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Hongbin LIU

Hongbin LIU
Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Hong Kong Institute of Science & Innovation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Hong Kong, China

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Ho-Keung NG

Ho-Keung NG
Department of Anatomical and Cellular Pathology
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
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Sebastien OURSELIN

Sebastien OURSELIN
School of Biomedical Engineering & imaging Sciences
King's College London
London, U.K.
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Ashok PILLAI

Ashok PILLAI
Department of Neurosurgery & Amrita Advanced Centre for Epilepsy
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
Kochi, India

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Jan ROSNER

Jan ROSNER
Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital
University of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
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Andrew A. UDY

Andrew A. UDY
Department of Intensive Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Alfred Hospital
Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care-Research Centre, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Melbourne, Australia
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Peter Y.M. WOO

Peter Y.M. WOO
Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery The Chinese University of Hong Kong/ Prince of Wales Hospital
Hong Kong, China

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Maggie L.Y. YAU

Maggie L.Y. YAU
Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong/ Prince of Wales Hospital
Hong Kong, China
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Gelareh ZADEH

Gelareh ZADEH
Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Department of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital Toronto, Canada


PROGRAMME


Time / Date 9 Feb 2023 (Thu) 10 Feb 2023 (Fri) 11 Feb 2023 (Sat)
0800-0830   Registration Registration
0830-0900 Session 5
Novel Diagnostic Strategies & CNS Therapeutics Development
0900-0930 Session 1
Brain Tumour Genomics
0930-1000
1000-1030 Mr Otto Lien Da Wong (OLDW) Visiting Professorial Lecture in Neuro-Oncology
1030-1100 Coffee Break
1100-1130 Session 2
Advances in Robotic Neurosurgery
Coffee Break
1130-1200 Session 6
New Advances & Future Direction in Spine Surgery
Lunch
1200-1230
1230-1300
1300-1330 Lunch
1330-1400 Lunch
1400-1430 Session 3
Neuro-intensive Care Medicine
1430-1500 Session 7
Free Paper Presentation
1500-1530
1530-1600 Coffee Break
1600-1630 Session 4
Management of Epilepsy –
Round Table Discussion
Closing Remarks
1630-1700  
1700-1730
1730-1800  
1800-2100 Satellite Symposium
HKSAN*

*Hong Kong Student Association of Neuroscience

9 Feb 2023 (Thursday)

19:00-19:05 Introduction  
Roundtable Session: Vascular Neurology
Chairpersons:  Melle HSING & Nicole WONG                                                                                                                                                
19:05-19:35 Using Deep Learning for Detection of Alzheimer's Disease Based on Retinal Images Carol Y.L. CHEUNG
19:35-20:05 Cerebral Hemodynamics in Stroke and Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease Cindy X.Y. LENG
20:05-20:35 Panel Discussion  
20:35-20:40 Conclusion  
10 Feb 2023 (Friday)

Opening Address
09:00-09:10 Welcome Address by the Organising Committee
Session 1 : Genomics in Brain Tumour
Chairpersons: Herbert H.O. LOONG, Wai S.POON & Hannah H. XUE
09:10-09:30 The Neurosurgical Oncologist: How Neurosurgeons Contribute to Glioma Care outside the Operation Theater Peter Y.M. WOO
09:30-09:50 IDH Mutant Low Grade Astrocytomas-What are the Unresolved Pathology Issues ? Ho-Keung NG
09:50-10:10 Precision Oncology in IDH-mutant High-grade Gliomas Aya EL HELALI
10:10-11:10 Molecular and Genomic Aspects of Glioma Gelareh ZADEH
11:10-11:30 Intermission
Session 2 : Advances in Robotic Neurosurgery
Chairpersons :  Danny T.M. CHAN & Philip W.Y. CHIU
11:30-11:25 Development of Neurosurgical Robot Leveraging Robotics in Stereotactic Neurosurgery Ka-Wai KWOK
11:25-11:50 Robotic Neurosurgery Samuel K.W. AU
11:50-12:15 Intelligent Robotic Stereotactic Brain Biopsy with Enhanced Safety Zeng LI
12:15-12:40 Challenges in Developing Robotised Flexible Neuro-endoscope Hongbin LIU
12:40-13:10 Development of Robotic Neurosurgery – from An Engineer’ Perspective Sebastien OURSELIN
13:10-14:00 Lunch
Session 3 : Neuro-intensive Care Medicine
Chairpersons: Thomas W.H. LEUNG, Richard Li & Vincent K.Y. PANG
14:00-14:30 Oxygen Monitoring and Oxygen Therapy for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Andrew UDY
14:30-14:50 Neuro-intensive Case for Stroke Vincent H.L. IP
14:50-15:20 Hypothermia Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury Guoyi GAO
15:20-15:45 ICP Monitoring in Traumatic and Non-traumatic Neuro-emergencies Giuseppe CITERIO
15:45-16:00 Intermission
Session 4 : Management of Epilepsy – Round Table Discussion
Chairpersons :  Eva L.W. FUNG, Howan LEUNG & Xian-Lun ZHU  
16:00-16:10 Overview of Epilepsy Surgery Service in New Territories East Cluster (NTEC) Emily K.Y. CHAN
16:10-16:20 Review of Local VNS Experience Maggie L.Y. YAU
16:20-16:50 Non Resective Options for MRI Negative Epilepsy Ashok  PILLAI
16:50-17:10 SEEG and Epilepsy Surgery Fuyong CHEN
17:10-17:20 Q&A  
17:20-17:40 Panel Discussion  
11 Feb 2023 (Saturday)

Session 5 : Novel Diagnostic Strategies & CNS Therapeutics Development
Chairperson:  Owen H. KO
08:30-08:55 An immune cell survey of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis Andrew J. KWOK
08:55-09:25 3D immunohistochemistry – the path to better tissue diagnostics and the future of advanced biomedical research Ming-Hei LAI
09:25-09:55 Paving the way for disease-modifying therapeutics for cerebral small vessel disease Owen H. KO
Mr Otto Lien Da Wong Visiting Professorial Lecture in Neuro-oncology
10:00-11:00 Clinical and Scientific Aspects of Meningioma Gelareh ZADEH
11:00-11:30 Intermission
Session 6 : New Advances & Future Direction in Spine Surgery
Chairpersons:  Tom T.S. CHOW, Jospeh M.K. LAM & Daniel W.K. NG
11:30-12:00 Time is Spine: The New Evidence in Spinal Cord Injury Michael G FEHLINGS
12:00-12:30 Advances in Lateral Access Spine Surgery Dean CHOU
12:30-13:00 Advances in Endoscopic Spine Surgery David Y.C. CHAN
13:00-13:30 New Advances in Multimodalities Neurophysiology for Cervical Myelopathy from a Neurologist's Perspective Jan ROSNER
13:30-14:30 Lunch
Session 7 : Poster Presentation
Chairpersons:  TBC
14:30-16:00 To be announced  
16:00-16:10 Closing Remarks
Poster Presentation

Should there be any questions to the authors, please send your questions to brain2023@surgery.cuhk.edu.hk. Thank you.

*The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.

REGISTRATION

The Conference will be conducted in both in person and online (for non-Hong Kong based participation) formats. Registration to the Conference is free of charge. All registration should be made through the Online Registration.

For local participants, Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation will be given on condition that the College fellows/ Association members are required to attend the Conference in person at the Henry Cheng International Conference Centre at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


ABSTRACTS

Authors are invited to submit abstracts on any clinical, experimental or translational aspects of Nervous System Diseases for consideration by the Committee for e-Poster Presentation.

Authors are required to submit abstracts through Online Abstract Submission. Facsimile or email copy will NOT be accepted.

Poster Presentation Award
Outstanding abstracts will be selected for oral presentation in the Free Paper Session of the Conference. Three cash prizes* will be awarded for the 3 best oral presentations for their scientific rigour, relevance to the themes of the Conference and presentation skill.

The judging panel includes the members of the Organizing Committee and session chairpersons. The awards will be presented at the Closing Remarks on 11 February 2023.

*The cash prizes will be given with HK$3,000, HK$2,000 and HK$1,000 respectively.

Submission Procedure
  1. Presenting Author is required to register for the Conference before submitting abstract(s). Please register HERE;
  2. If you have registered for the Conference, please use your registered email address for Online Abstract Submission.
  3. For guidelines and sample template of the abstract, please click HERE.
  4. All abstracts shall be submitted on or before 15 January 2023.

ACCOMMODATION

The following official hotels have offered special rates for the Conference. These hotels are located in close proximity to the Conference Venue: Henry Cheng International Conference Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin. Reservation must be made through the Reservation Link/ Form and sent to the hotel you prefer.

The room rates are quoted on per room per night basis and are subject to 10% service charge unless otherwise specificed. Credit card guarantee is required for room reservation.

Shuttle service will be provided every morning of 10-11 February 2023 for the transfer from the hotels to the Conference Venue.


Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin Book Now!

18 Chak Cheung Street, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin is located adjacent to the Conference Venue and the University MTR Statin. It is a refreshing urban resort in Hong Kong.

Standard Room inclusive of 1 daily breakfast HK$1,000
inclusive of 2 daily breakfasts HK$1,130
Harbour View Room inclusive of 1 daily breakfast HK$1,200
  Inclusive of 2 daily breakfast HK$1,330

The special rate is valid until 25 January 2023.


Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin Book Now!

1 On Ping Street, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong

Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin is conveniently located in the Shatin area and features stylish rooms with tranquil views of the Shing Mun River. It is only 5 minutes’ walk from Shek Mun MTR Station and 6 minutes’ drive between the hotel and the Conference Venue.

City View Room inclusive of 1 daily breakfast HK$990
inclusive of 2 daily breakfasts HK$1,090

The special rate is valid until 10 January 2023


Alva Hotel by Royal Book Now!

1 Yuen Hong Street, Shatin, Hong Kong

Alva Hotel by Roayl is a hotel in a unique riverside location in Shatin. It is 8 minutes' walk from Shek Mun MTR Station and 7 minutes' drive between the hotel and the Conference Venue

Standard Room inclusive of 1 daily breakfast HK$930
Daily Breakfast* Per person HK$100

The special rate is inclusive of 10% service charge and valid until 9 January 2023

SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION

Onsite and Online Exhibition will be held jointly with the Conference.

This Conference provides a platform for sharing the views and experience from world-leading experts in the fields of Clinical Neurosciences. It is indeed a perfect opportunity for the stakeholders in industry to publicise your products and services, and to connect with the opinion leaders in person and virtually.

For further details on Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities, please contact the Conference Secretariat at brain2023@surgery.cuhk.edu.hk or (852) 3505 1316/ 3505 2624 / 3505 1852.

Virtual Exhibition
(in alphabetical order)

The Organising Committee wishes to thank all the following companies for their generous supports.

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Date
10-11 February 2023 (Friday-Saturday)

Time Zone
All communicated times in the Scientific Programme are Hong Kong Time. Hong Kong is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (i.e. GMT + 8 hours).

Format
Onsite: Henry Cheng International Conference Centre, 1-2/F Cheng Yu Tung Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong.
Online (for non-Hong Kong based participants) : Scientific sessions will be webcasted via the Conference website

Official Language
The official language of the Conference is English.

Trade Exhibition
An exhibition of medical equipment, books and pharmaceutical brochures will be held during the Congress on 10-11 February 2023 onsite and online.

Poster Presentation Awards
Three cash prizes will be awarded for the best 3 oral presentations of the Free Paper Presentation Session.
The judging panel includes the members of the Organizing Committee and session chairpersons. The awards will be presented at the Closing Remarks on 11 February 2023.

Academic Accreditation (for local participants)
Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation will be applied from relevant Hong Kong colleges and associations. Accreditation will be given on condition that the College fellows/ Association members are required to attend the Conference in person and are required to sign on the record of attendance at the Conference Venue on 10-11 February 2023.
Accreditation will be given on condition that the College fellows/ Association members are required to attend the Conference in person and are required to sign on the record of attendance at the Conference Venue on 10-11 February 2023.

Letter of Invitation
The Organising Committee would be pleased to provide letters of invitation (without provisions of financial support) upon request, to participants registered for attending the Conference onsite. Please address your request to the Conference Secretariat.

Certificate of Attendance
Electronic Certificate of Attendance will be issued one week after the Conference via email.

Liability and Insurance
The Organiser is not responsible for injury or damage involving persons and property during the Congress. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements for their medical, travel and personal insurance.
Equipment and all related display materials installed by Exhibitors / Sponsors are not insured by the Organiser, and the Organiser under no circumstances will be liable for any loss, damage or destruction caused to equipment, goods or property belonging to Exhibitors/Sponsors.

DISCLAIMER
Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that all aspects of the Conference as mentioned in this website will take place as scheduled, the Organising Committee reserves the right to make changes should the need arise.

CONTACT US

Division of Neurosurgery
Department of Surgery
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
4/F Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3505 1316/ 3505 2624 / 3505 1852
Fax: (852) 2637 7974
E-mail: brain2023@surgery.cuhk.edu.hk
Website: cu-brain.cuhk.edu.hk
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