Deadline for Abstract Submission:
20 September 2021 20 October 2021
Deadline for Early-Bird Registration:
20 October 2021

Programme (As of 9 September 2021)

The programme is at Hong Kong Time *
* Hong Kong time is eight (8) hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8)

20 November 2021 (Saturday)

08:15 - 08:45

Registration / Login

08:45 - 09:00

Opening Ceremony

09:00 – 10:30

Plenary Session
Dr. Wincy LI, Dr. Donovan WONG

A Cunning Plan
Dr. Vanessa BEAVIS (New Zealand)

Deaths Associated with Anaesthesia - What Have We Learnt Since the 1950's?
Prof. Mike IRWIN (Hong Kong)

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Are We Ready?
Dr. Yee-Eot CHEE (Hong Kong)

Nursing Symposium
Moderator: Ms. Sze-Man KWOK

Extended Post Anaesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
Dr. Chung-Wai LAU (Hong Kong)
Ms. Renee YIP (Hong Kong)

Tele-Consultation in Pre-Anaesthetic Assessment
Mr. Eric IP (Hong Kong)

Capnography for Patient Monitoring in Procedural Sedation
Ms. Cindy YIP (Hong Kong)


10:30 - 11:00

Break and Health Care Industry Exhibition

11:00 - 12:30

Perioperative Medicine Symposium 1
Dr. Andrew LEUNG, Dr. Cherie TSE

High Risk Patients in Pre Anaesthetic Clinic
Dr. Danny IP (Hong Kong)

The Development of a Surgical Cancer Hub, Undertaking Major Surgery through a Pandemic Surge and Associated Outcomes
Prof. David WALKER (United Kingdom)

Perioperative Service Model - Reflect, Reframe and Reformat
Dr. Benny CHENG (Hong Kong)

Pain Symposium
Dr. Vivian CHEUNG, Dr. Jeffery IP

Pain Programme
Dr. Antony NJO (Hong Kong)

Regenerative Injection Therapy for Common Musculoskeletal Pain
Dr. Stanley LAM (Hong Kong)

Knee Pain and Clinical Therapeutics in Primary Care
Prof. Regina SIT (Hong Kong)


12:30 – 13:30

Lunchtime Symposium Sponsored by Merck Sharp & Dohme (Asia)
Moderators: Dr. Benny CHUN, Dr. Karin TSAI

Obese Management on Laparoscopic Procedures
Prof. Jan MULIER (Belgium)

13:30 - 15:00

Medico-legal Symposium
Dr. Yiu-Chung LAU, Dr. Kammy POON

Update in Medico-Legal Issues in Anaesthesiology
Dr. David KAN (Hong Kong)

Informed Consent in Anaesthesia
Prof. Fun-Gee CHEN (Singapore)

Trainee Projects' Presentation

Workshop 1: Perioperative Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) Workshop - CANCELLED

Dr. Benny CHENG
Dr. Leo CHIU
Dr. Carmen LAM
(Hong Kong)

15:00 – 15:30

Break and Health Care Industry Exhibition

15:30 - 17:00

ICU Symposium
Dr. Tom CHAN, Dr. Jo LAM

Mobilisation Program in ICU
Dr. Philip LAM (Hong Kong)

Challenges of Data Mining and Interpretation in ICU: Our Perspective
Dr. Louis NG (Singapore)

Multimodal Approaches - Efficacy and Safety of Opioids in Post-Surgery and Critical Care Setting
Dr. Milton RAFF (South Africa)

Free Paper Presentation

Workshop 1: Perioperative Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) Workshop (continued) - CANCELLED

18:00 - 19:00

HKCA Congregation
(Venue: N101, Level 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre)

21 November 2021 (Sunday)

08:30 - 09:00

Registration / Login

09:00 - 10:30

SAHK Symposium
Dr. Yee-Eot CHEE (Hong Kong)
Prof. Tae-Yop KIM (Korea)

Routine Grand Round in Anaesthesia Department improves Quality of Anaesthesia Service
Prof. Jin LIU (China)

The Impact of COVID-19 on Cardiac Anaesthesia Workflow: The Japanese Perspective
Dr. Kenji YOSHITANI (Japan)

Is the Future of Anesthesiologists at Stake?
(United States of America)

Multimodal Pain Management for Living Liver Donors
Prof. Justin Sangwook KO (Korea)



10:30 - 11:00

Break and Health Care Industry Exhibition

11:00 - 12:30

Perioperative Medicine Symposium 2
Dr. Andrew LEUNG, Dr. Kammy POON

Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Program: Challenges in Execution
Dr. Grace HUI (Hong Kong)

CPEX in Preoperative Assessment and Prehabilitation
Dr. Carmen LAM (Hong Kong)

Neuroscience Symposium
Dr. Karen LEE, Dr. Rebecca YIM

General Anaesthesia as Fragmentation of Selfhood: EEG and FMRI Evidence
Prof. Jamie SLEIGH (New Zealand)

Depth of Anaesthesia and Delirium
Prof. Kate LESLIE (Australia)

Traumatic Brain Injury: Neurocritical Care
Dr. Harry SIN (Hong Kong)

Workshop 2: Focused TTE (Echo) Workshop

Dr. Shek-Yin AU
Dr. Sylvia AU
Dr. Elise CHAN
Dr. Jason LAI
Dr. Wesley LEUNG
Dr. Jack SHEK
Dr. Cherie TSE
(Hong Kong)

12:30 - 13:30

Break and Health Care Industry Exhibition / Lunchtime Symposium

13:30 - 15:00

Paediatric Symposium
Dr. Polly FUNG, Dr. Jacqueline TSE

Perioperative Neuroprotection in Paediatric Patients
Dr. Laszlo VUTSKITS (Switzerland)

Paediatric Massive Transfusion
Dr. Candice LAU (Hong Kong)

Creating a Positive Patient Experience in Perioperative Care through Play
Ms. Chiko CHONG, Ms. Pony KONG, Ms. Kristy LEE (Hong Kong)

Education Symposium
Dr. Eric NG, Dr. Zoey TAM

EXAMS EXAMS EXAMS. Moving Away from Formal Assessments in Anaesthesia Training
Prof. Fun-Gee CHEN (Singapore)

Engaging Learners in the Virtual Environment: Lessons from COVID
Dr. Albert CHAN (Hong Kong)

How COVID-19 Changes the Mode of Delivery of Education
Dr. Sunny YIP (Hong Kong)

Workshop 3: Basic Neuromonitoring for Anaesthesiologists Workshop

Guest speaker:
Prof. Jamie SLEIGH (New Zealand)

Dr. Eric CHUNG
Dr. Clara POON
Dr. Vincent SO
Dr. Rebecca YIM
Dr. Heidi YU
(Hong Kong)

15:00 - 15:30

Break and Health Care Industry Exhibition

15:30 - 17:00

Obstetric Symposium
Dr. Angela HO, Dr. Heidi YU

Risk Prediction in Obstetrics
(United States of America)

Drug Safety in Pregnancy
(United States of America)

Updates on Post Cesarean Analgesia Dr. Assad HUSSAIN (Hong Kong)

Regional Symposium
Dr. Ho-Yin CHAN, Dr. Rosinni WONG

Selective Trunk Block - An All-Purpose Regional Anesthetic Technique for Upper Extremity Surgery
Prof. Manoj KARMAKAR (Hong Kong)

How to Increase Safety and Efficiency of UGRA?
Prof. Paul KESSLER (Germany)

Phrenic Nerve Sparing Regional Anesthesia for Upper Extremity Surgery - What Are the Choices?
Prof. De TRAN (Canada)

15:30 - 16:30
Workshop 4: Sharing on How to Get FANZCA - CANCELLED

Guest speaker:
Dr. Rodney MITCHELL (Australia)

Dr. Wincy LI
Dr. Jacqueline TSE
(Hong Kong)

17:00 - 17:15

Closing Ceremony

The programme is subject to change without prior notice.

Nursing Symposium
Date: 20 November 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 09:00 – 10:30
Speakers: Dr. Chung-Wai LAU, Ms. Renee YIP (Hong Kong)

The COVID-19 pandemic has been posing a huge challenge for healthcare workers all around the world. However, the enthusiasm of perioperative nurses in providing nursing care is not wear out. This Year, we would like to continue the hybrid nursing symposium program, sharing expertise ideas on enhancement of PACU extended care and using technology on tele-nursing for interviewing with patients to overcome the risk of contact . For hands-on workshop, the implementation of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) on the evaluation of the cardiopulmonary system for operative patient would be an interesting experience. Hopefully all participants would have an extremely fruitful and enjoyable learning experience in this nursing symposium.


Optional Workshops
(All workshops will be held physically at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Workshop 1: Perioperative Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) Workshop - CANCELLED
Date: 20 November 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 13:30 – 15:00 and 15:30 – 17:00
Facilitators: Dr. Benny CHENG, Dr. Leo CHIU, Dr. Carmen LAM (Hong Kong)

“Is this patient fit for surgery?”. Certainly this is one of the most commonly raised questions amongst us.

The Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test aims to provide an objective and integrated evaluation of physical fitness. It yields an individualized risk profile in order to guide collaborative decision-making, to characterize functional capacity, and to predict whether the patients will tolerate the physiological stresses provoked by surgeries. The test-guided patient-specific prehabilitation, surgical and anaesthetic practice could ultimately translate to improved patient outcomes.

In this workshop we’ll have a live demonstration of CPET, followed by case-based discussions. We would like to guide you through a wide range of topics, including the physiological basis of cardiorespiratory responses to exercises, practical tips and test interpretations. We would also love to share with you some local experience of our faculties.

Workshop 2: Focused TTE (Echo) Workshop
Date: 21 November 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 11:00 – 12:30
Facilitators: Dr. Shek-Yin AU, Dr. Sylvia AU, Dr. Elise CHAN, Dr. Jason LAI, Dr. Wesley LEUNG, Dr. Jack SHEK, Dr. Cherie TSE (Hong Kong)

You have a case with unexplained hypotension while you have no clue. Does the patient have hypovolemic, cardiogenic or obstructive shock? That is the time you need focused Echo!

In this 1.5 hour workshop, candidates will be divided into different groups to have hands-on practice in transthoracic Echo on live models. We will guide you through the basic views of focused Echo. For those who already have basic Echo knowledge, our tutor will provide tips to fine tune your technique. They will also introduce advanced alternate views and various measurement techniques.

In addition, we will have an Echo simulator to show you the anatomical relationship with the Echo image and some challenging cases with different cardiac pathologies.

We hope we can tailor make this workshop to each one of you depending on your previous Echo background. 

Workshop 3: Basic Neuromonitoring for Anaesthesiologists Workshop
Date: 21 November 2021 (Sunday)
Time 13:30 – 15:00
Speaker: Prof. Jamie SLEIGH (New Zealand)
Facilitators: Dr. Eric CHUNG, Dr. Clara POON, Dr. Vincent SO, Dr. Rebecca YIM, Dr. Heidi YU (Hong Kong)

Neurophysiological monitoring, particularly electroencephalogram (EEG) application, is common in anaesthesia and critical care nowadays. While many doctors in operating rooms are interested in processed EEG, it is also important to understand how to interpret raw EEG and how it interacts with anaesthesia and the multitude of variables we come across in patient care.

It will be our pleasure to have Professor Jamie Sleigh from the University of Auckland, a renowned expert and with special research interest on EEG in anaesthesia, to inspire us on his application of EEG. He will also be sharing case studies where we can discuss how to use EEG to improve our intra-operative decision making.

Other practical topics will be covered in the workshop by our local experienced neuroanaesthetists through live demonstrations and interactive discussions, including factors affecting EEG interpretation and somatosensory and motor evoked potential monitoring. Some problems we encounter in EEG use and how to troubleshoot them will be discussed. Through this workshop, we hope participants will come away with a better understanding on intra-operative neuromonitoring and how to use it to improve patient care.

Workshop 4: Sharing on How to Get FANZCA - CANCELLED
Date: 21 November 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 15:30 – 16:30
Speaker: Dr. Rodney MITCHELL (Australia)
Facilitators: Dr. Wincy LI, Dr. Jacqueline TSE (Hong Kong)

Dr. Rodney Mitchell, ex- ANZCA President will share with us about the partnership of our two colleges, HKCA and FANZCA, through the years.
He will also share with us the road to obtaining a FANZCA with a HKCA fellowship, and most importantly, share tips on how to secure a job in Australia and New Zealand as an anesthetist. This workshop will be an hour informal discussion. Please come and join us!