Annual Report 2005–06

學術發展 Academic Development 33 • The CUHK Jockey Club Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills Centre was opened on 18 November 2005. The centre is equipped with leading-edge technologies designed for comprehensive, modern surgical training and skills development, in particular for the full range of minimally invasive surgical procedures. These revolutionary training methods in surgery, which incorporate the benefits of advanced technologies, will greatly improve the quality of patient care. This HK$50 million centre is funded by a donation of HK$28.2 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and support from Kai Chong Tong, the University and the community at large. The centre is fitted with a surgical skills laboratory, a virtual reality laboratory, two state-of-the-art endo-surgery operating theatre suites, a simulated operating room, the only leading-edge robotic surgical system in Hong Kong, a microsurgical and endoscopic surgical laboratory and a seminar room, all linked by teleconferencing facilities. • The Institute of Digestive Disease (IDD) was opened on 8 May 2006. Its three core objectives are to conduct research that changes clinical practice both locally and globally; to train gastroenterologists and gastrointestinal surgeons in adopting a comprehensive and integrated approach to digestive diseases; and to provide top-quality service as a tertiary referral centre for digestive diseases. The institute also plans to foster collaboration between gastroenterologists and surgeons, scientists, cancer biologists and researchers. Cooperation will not only take place within the faculty, but also with the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Social Science, the School of Chinese Medicine, and so on. The IDD also has collaborations with international research partners, such as the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, University of Michigan and Houston Medical Centre. • Every year, since 2000, around 100 athletes from the Faculty of Medicine have participated in the Hong Kong Marathon. This year, as the faculty celebrates its Silver Jubilee, over 240 athletes from the faculty—a record number—have signed up to be on the Silver Jubilee Team, which was one of the winners of the Most Supportive Group Award. • The faculty’s Silver Jubilee celebrations culminated in a dinner held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 10 June 2006. Over 1,500 guests, including government officials, social dignitaries, as well as friends, benefactors, alumni, staff and students graced the evening with their presence. The Honourable Henry Tang, GBS, JP, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR, was the guest of honour. For the past 25 years, the Faculty of Medicine has made great advances in teaching and research, gaining international recognition as a medical centre of excellence and producing over 3,500 medical professionals, including doctors, nurses and pharmacists for the community. 賽馬會微創醫療技術 培訓中心開幕儀式 Opening ceremony of the CUHK Jockey Club Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills Centre 醫學院歷任院長聚首一堂, 共賀銀禧。(左起)鍾尚志 教授、李國章教授、李川軍教 授、胡德佑教授及現任院長 霍泰輝教授 From left: Prof. Sydney Chung, Prof. Arthur Li, Prof. Joseph Lee, Prof. Teik Oh and Prof. T.F. Fok (serving Dean) Acade ic Develop ent