Insights and Innovations on Stroke Prevention and Management / 中風預防、管理及復康之研究及科技應用


14:00-15:00 (Pre-registration)

Hui Pun Hing Lecture Hall, LE1, Library Extension Building, Main Campus


Stroke is currently the second most common cause of death and a major cause of disability worldwide. There is also an increasing prevalence of ‘young stroke’ in Hong Kong. The psychosocial burden of stroke on patients and their caregivers is substantial. A better understanding of the prevention and treatment of stroke is imperative in reducing the global burden of stroke. In this seminar, Professor Gary Lau will share his insights on the prevention, presentation, diagnosis and management of stroke. Research findings and innovations from the HKU Stroke Research and Prevention Group (HKU Stroke) will also be showcased in this presentation.

Professor Gary Lau is currently Director of HKU Stroke, Director of the Tam Wing Fan Neuroimaging Research Laboratory and Honorary Consultant at Queen Mary Hospital, HK. Professor Lau graduated from HKU in 2008, completed his Neurology training at Queen Mary Hospital, HK and received his PhD in Clinical Neurosciences at The University of Oxford. His research focuses on the causes of stroke and improving the prevention and management of stroke. He has published over 150 research articles or book chapters in reputable journals on stroke. He is also the Honorary Secretary of the HK Stroke Society, Director of the HK Stroke Fund and Honorary Advisor of the HK Stroke Association and HK Society for Rehabilitation. 

Professor Lau has also made substantial contributions to teaching and learning. He is currently Assistant Dean in Education Innovations and Director of Education Technology and Students in Medical and Health Sciences Education at HKUMed.

In recognition of Professor Lau’s excellence in clinical service, research and teaching, he has been granted numerous awards including the Award for Patient-Oriented or Clinical Research in Hypertension from the American Heart Association, British Medical Association Award for a Highly Commended Book Title, Golden Age Foundation Smart Ageing Award, and University Teaching Innovation Award. 

Please arrive 15 min before the start of the event to allow sufficient time for check-in. Available seats will be offered to walk-in guests after the event has started on a first-come-first-served basis.

Portrait of Professor Gary Lau