Newsletter No. 185

Information in this section can only  be accessed with CWEM password .  若要浏览本部分的资料, 请须输 入 中大校园电子邮件密码 。 2 No. 185 4th June 2001 CUHK Newsletter Tal k b yEmphysem a Exper t S enior pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons from all over Hong Kong attended a talk entitled 'Surgery For Emphysema' delivered by Prof. Joel D. Cooper, an internationally renowned thoracic surgeon, at the Regent Hotel on 27th April. The event was organized by the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery of the Faculty of Medicine. Prof. Cooper is currently Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery and chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine at St. Louis, Missouri. He has made landmark contributions to the surgical treatment of end stage emphysema, which affected a significant number of smokers worldwide. He pioneered the development of lung transplantation in the 1970s and, 20 years later, introduced lung volume reduction for the treatment of this condition. Students ' Visio n i n Focu s a t MArc h Graduatin g Exhibitio n F orty master o f architecture students f r om the f i f th graduating class of the Department of Architecture presented their views on a diverse range of issues related to Hong Kong society at Park Court, Pacific Place from 11th to 13th May 2001. Through the exhibition, the students presented to the public their views on issues such as redevelopment, urban design, cultural identity, and ideology. The diversity of the topics reflected the heterogeneity of Hong Kong society. Accompanying the exhibition was a public forum and lecture on 13th and 14th May respectively. The speakers at the forum included Prof. Christine Choy, director of the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong; Mr. Alan Chan, graphics designer; Mr. Gary Chang, architect and interior designer; and Mr. Mathias Woo, member of Zuni Icosahedron. The public lecture on 'Tokyo Tales' was delivered by Mr. Mark Dytham and Miss Astrid Klein of Klein Dytham Architecture. Medical Faculty Pioneering Treatment for Macular Diseases M acular diseases are among the major causes of blindness in Hong Kong. Two important conditions are age-related macular degeneration ( AMD) and macular degeneration in patients with serious myopia of over 600 degrees. A MD is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly aged over 60 in Western countries. A recent study by the University revealed that serious myopia is rising in prevalence in Hong Kong with 6 per cent of secondary students suffering from it. Together with an ageing population, it is anticipated that the incidents of macular diseases will be on the rise. Current treatment for the above two conditions include mainly laser treatment and surgery. Yet most patients are not suitable candidates for such treatments. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a new treatment approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in Ap r il 2000 for treating AMD . The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is the first centre in Asia to conduct clinical trials on the safety and efficacy of PDT in treating macular diseases. Since February 2000, close to 100 patients have received the treatment, and the overall results have been encouraging. B A Faculty Launches First Credit-Bearing Study Abroad Programme The Study Abroad Programme 2001 of the Faculty of Business Administration was officially launched on 10th May at a press conference held at the University Guest House. The objective of this credit-bearing programme is to enable students to acquire international experience and exposure to different cultures, and to learn from senior executives and academics outside Hong Kong. It is also the first and only credit-bearing undergraduate study abroad programme in the territory. In 2001, over a hundred undergraduates in the faculty w i ll visit leading companies in Japan, Singapore, Beijing, and Shanghai under the programme, whose senior executives w i l l talk to them about their international investment strategies and management styles. The participating companies include Epson, the Bank of Japan, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Jusco Ltd., and Oriental Land Co. P e r s o n a l i a • 人事动态• P e r s o n a l i a •人事动态• P e r s o n a l i a •人事动态• Personalia •人事动态• P e r s o n a l i a •人事动态