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MEDICAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE – BEST ABSTRACT AWARD WINNERS

Medical Research Conference (MRC) is the annual research conference of the Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, which aims at fostering intra-department, inter-department/ school and inter-university collaborations in research. The 27th MRC was held in January 2022. Department members with outstanding performances in their high quality oral and poster presentations were given the Best Abstract Awards.

Best Abstract in Basic Science & Translational Research (Oral)
Ms Ying Cheng, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
The potential effects of Mirabegron on extended potential stem cell (EPSC)-derived beige adipocytes-as a new therapeutic drug for metabolic disease
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Ms Lingling Wang, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Shift of the core gut virome after Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy
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Best Abstract in Clinical Research (Oral)
Dr Wai-Hin Chung, Division of Infectious Diseases
Short–course oral vitamin A and aerosolisation diffuser olfactory training as combination treatment for olfactory dysfunction in long COVID patients: an open–label, randomised controlled trial
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Ms Yi-Kei Stephanie Tse, Division of Cardiology
Biomarker-based risk prediction of heart failure and death in double valve surgery
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Best Abstract in Basic Science & Translational Research (Poster)
Ms Ke Ma, Division of Neurology
Pharmacological inhibition of fatty acid-binding protein 4 is neuro-protective in the acute phase of ischemic stroke
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Dr Baile Wang, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
The mechano-sensitive ion channel Piezo1 controls the cell fate determination of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells
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Mr Cheuk-Yin Wong, Division of Nephrology
Major vault protein contributes to tubulo-interstitial inflammation and fibrosis in a murine model of chronic kidney disease
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Best Abstract in Clinical Research (Poster)
Mr Jinghui Bryan Chua, Division of Neurology
LDL-cholesterol and risk of recurrent vascular events in Chinese ischemic stroke patients with and without significant atherosclerosis
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Mr Ka-Lam Calvin Leung, Division of Cardiology
Clinical outcomes among patients with acute coronary syndrome and concomitant multivessel disease based on a novel angiography-based index in non-culprit vessels
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Ms Danlei Liu, Division of Infectious Diseases
Correlation of immunogenicity and reactogenicity of BNT162b2 and CoronaVac SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines
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Dr David Tak-Wai Lui, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
A prospective study of the impact of glycaemic status on clinical outcomes and anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody responses among patients with predominantly non-severe COVID-19
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Dr Jacqueline Yuen, Division of Geriatrics
Impact of careful hand feeding program on feeding tube use in patients with advanced dementia
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Dr Ruiqi Ricky Zhang, Division of Infectious Diseases
Antibody response of BNT162b2 and CoronaVac platforms in COVID-19 recovered individuals against SARS-CoV-2 wild type and delta variant
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