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Health Research Symposium 2021



Keynote Lectures:

K1. Innovation in Design and Implementation of Primary Care Clinical Trials to Generate Evidence for Community Therapeutics for COVID-19: The UK National Urgent Public Health PRINCIPLE Trial example (Abstract) (Slides)
K2. Infectious Disease Dynamics as a Tool for Decision Makers During Pandemic (Abstract)
K3. Introducing Implementation Science – Linking Research and Practice (Abstract) (Slides)
K4. Better Research and Better Uptake: Lessons from the Pandemic (Abstract)


Parallel Sessions:


1. Combating COVID-19 (Abstract)


T1a- Comparing Immunogenicity against SARS-CoV-2 in Covid-19 vaccinees and convalescent patients (COVID1903010 – Project 2)(Abstract
T1a- Clinical study of flu-based and PD1-based vaccines for the SARS-CoV2 (COVID190123) (Abstract)
T1b- To compare the reactogenicity and immunogenicity of the recommended COVID-19 vaccines in young adolescents in Hong Kong (COVID19F02) (Abstract)
T1c- Long-term longitudinal comparisons of health status and immune responses in convalescent COVID-19 and vaccinated cohorts in Hong Kong (COVID1903003) (Abstract) (Slides)
T1d- Comprehensive assessment of longitudinal vaccine-induced immune responses, safety and potential effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines (COVID1903001) (Abstract) (Slides)
T1d- Randomized trial of COVID-19 booster vaccinations (Cobovax trial) (COVID19F09) (Abstract) (Slides)
T1e- COVID-19 vaccines Adverse events Response and Evaluation (CARE) Programme (COVID19F01) (Abstract)


2. Implementing Research Findings in Clinical Practice (Abstract)


T2a- Role of Gastrointestinal Tract and Gut Microbiota in Pathogenesis of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Missing Site for Viral Replication & Transmission (COVID190111) (Abstract) (Slides)
T2a- Novel strategies to facilitate early detection, prevention and Intervention for long-Term Health problems related to COVID-19 (NovITor-COVID study) (COVID1903002) (Abstract) (Slides)
T2a- Modulation of gut microbiota to enhance health and immunity in vulnerable individuals during COVID-19 pandemic (COVID19F07) (Abstract) (Slides)
T2b- Comprehensive clinical, virological, microbiological, immunological and laboratory monitoring of patients hospitalized with Coronavirus Diseases (COVID-19) (COVID190107) (Abstract) (Slides)
T2b- Early biomarkers in SARS-CoV-2 infection: correlation with short/medium/long-term clinical outcomes, and implications on acute patient management and long-term medical and health care (COVID19F06) 
T2c- Risk assessment of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome in Chinese population by multiple-gene sequencing (03143406) (Abstract)

T2d- Enhancing the Clinical Management in Kidney Transplant Patients with Unknown Donor HLA Typing by a Modified Urine Typing Technology (13142121) (Abstract)


3. Preparedness for the Next Pandemic (Abstract)


T3a- Grid monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 in sewage for an early-warning sign of community outbreak (COVID190209) (Abstract) (Slides)
T3b- Molecular epidemiological study of COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong (COVID190205) (Abstract) (Slides)
T3c- Whole-genome sequencing of COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong: development of a geo-phylogenetic database and characterisation of SARS-CoV-2 variants circulating in the community (COVID190204) (Abstract) (Slides)
T3d- Community based sero-epidemiological study of COVID19 to provide data in real time on age-stratified infection attack rates, disease severity and population immunity, for guiding intervention policy (COVID190126) (Abstract) (Slides)
T3e- Investigation of Hong Kong's early detection, assessment and response (S-EDAR) system to the new emerging infectious disease outbreak COVID-19 (COVID190105) (Abstract) (Slides)


4. Translating Knowledge to Primary Healthcare (Abstract)


T4a- The Hong Kong Mental Morbidity Survey for Older People (MHS-P1(Part 3)) (Abstract) (Slides)
T4a- A 9-year follow up of the Hong Kong Mental Morbidity Survey (HKMMS) on Chinese adults with Depressive and Anxiety symptoms (CFS-CUHK4) (Abstract) (Slides)
T4b- In-depth study of the cost-effectiveness of the Risk Assessment and Management Programme for Hypertension (RAMP-HT) ( 慢性疾病管理計劃 – 風險評估及治理) for patients with uncontrolled hypertension in primary care in Hong Kong (13142471) (Abstract) (Slides)
T4c- Effectiveness of auriculotherapy on older people with insomnia (13144061) (Abstract) (Slides)
T4d- Use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) sample and brief smoking cessation advice for recruiting smokers to smoking cessation services and motivating quit attempts (01170418) (Abstract) (Slides)
T4e- 「乳妳同盟」母乳餵哺社區支援計劃 (30160474) (Abstract)


Research Fellowship Scheme (Abstract)


F1- Income inequality and cardiovascular health in China (02160107) (Abstract) (Slides)
F2- Evaluation of uptake and impact of Physical Activity Guidelines for preschool children in Hong Kong (02160127) (Abstract) (Slides)
F3- Establishing a best panel of stool-based detection for non-invasive colorectal neoplasm screening (02160037) (Abstract) (Slides)
F4- The cost-effectiveness of Prostate Health Index for prostate cancer detection in Chinese men (02160047) (Abstract) (Slides)


Abstracts of Poster Presentation


1. Advanced Medical Research (Abstract)
2. Commissioned Research on COVID-19 (Abstract)
3. Health and Health Services (Abstract)
4. Health Promotion (Abstract)
5. Infectious Diseases (Abstract)


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