In the past decade, the number of researchers and standard of healthcare are rapidly rising in the Asia Pacific region. These factors bring about a soaring demand for high-quality healthcare and interest for biomedical research. To give this group of emerging investigators professional development opportunities overseas, we organized IDDF. It is essentially a platform for gastroenterologists, hepatologists, endoscopists and related professionals to learn, exchange and connect. Attendees from young investigators to world-class experts congregate here to discuss ideas, showcase research, update knowledge of the latest trends and expand professional network. Connecting people, expertise, research and technology, truly, IDDF is connecting the very best of GI.
The Organizer
IDDF is organised by the Institute of Digestive Disease (IDD) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The founder, Professor Joseph Sung, the current president and vice-chancellor assembled a multidisciplinary team to bring together the best patient care, research and education in gastroenterological disorders. IDD was thus established. Physicians, surgeons, molecular biologists, pharmacologists, pathologists, microbiologists, psychiatrists, public health specialists and radiologists collaborate closely. They have contributed to major breakthroughs including endoscopic therapies, minimally invasive surgery, research on molecular diagnostic tools for cancers, novel treatments for acid-peptic disease, to name only a few.
The spirit of collaboration fosters IDD’s development into a giant institute comprised of a PRC government approved State Key Laboratory, a Bowel Cancer Education Centre, a Hepatitis B Research Centre, a GI Clinical Trial & Outcome Research Centre, a Centre for Digestive Health, an Endoscopy Training and Education Unit and an Endoscopy Centre named as a world-class selective Centre of Excellence.
Organizing Committee
With an equal strength to its organizer, IDDF’s Organising Committee is represented by distinguished gastroenterologists, hepatologists, surgeons and basic scientists. They consistently dedicate their expertise to shaping the most provocative scientific programme of the highest quality for IDDF.
Henry CHAN
Henry CHAN
Philip CHIU
Philip CHIU
Justin WU
Justin WU
Project Team
Behind the scene is the energetic Project Team dedicated to the planning, management, promotion and execution of IDDF. This dynamic group of young, enthusiastic and creative individuals spare no effort, consider no detail too small in ensuring every aspect of IDDF to be a pleasant experience for you.
Meet the Team
Ken Yuen, PMP,
Ken Yuen, PMP
Project Manager
Becky Ho
Becky Ho,
Project Coordinator
Emilie Lau
Emilie Lau,
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