Calendar 2000–01

(/ , Tel.: 2632 2789/2632 2617 Fax.: 2637 7974 E-mail: (Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit) Tel.: 2632 1033 Fax.: 2648 1469 E-mail: The department provides a comprehensive teaching and training programme in general surgery and its sub-specialities at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition to teaching medical students, the department also trains surgical trainees in all the major surgical sub-specialities, and organizes the conjoint fellowship examination of the Hong Kong and the Royal Edinburgh Colleges of Surgeons on a regular basis. Faculty members have achieved international acclaim in the fields of plastic surgery, otorhinolaryngology, neurosurgery, paediatric surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, urology, and conventional, endoscopic, and laparoscopic surgery of the hepato-pancreatico-biliary and gastrointestinal systems; they are also active organizers of international symposiums, workshops, and meetings, and deeply committed to basic surgical research, especially in liver regeneration, liver tumours, as well as nasopharyngeal, gastrointestinal, and breast malignancies. The Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit was formed under the department in October 1995 to develop teaching and research programmes in the fields of trauma and emergency care. The main research thrust of the unit involves mapping the human response to injury. Two main areas of interest are immune response to trauma and blood coagulation disorders following trauma, and new discoveries in the area of leucocyte adhesion molecule responses have been published. The unit has developed a comprehensive teaching programme to be delivered as part of the clinical programme, with the aim of enhancing the decision-making skills of students, allowing them to manage a wide range of emergencies with confidence.