7 November, 2018


Message from the President

Dear Members and Colleagues,


I am deeply honored and privileged to serve you as the President of Hong Kong Society of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons, following the visionary stewardship of our immediate past president Prof Kent-Man Chu.


As a united community of upper GI surgeons, our mission is to advance the field through excellence in patient care, research, and education. To help our members stay abreast of the rapidly advancing technology and artificial intelligence that characterize this new era of surgery, not only do we organize our own clinical meetings and topic seminars, but we also actively participate in conferences hosted by other societies and organizations. This provides ample opportunities for our members to expand their knowledge and network within the field.


To support our members in their professional development, we actively seek sponsorships to facilitate attendance at overseas and regional courses and symposiums, thereby empowering them to thrive and excel in their respective areas of expertise.


Looking ahead, we are excited to host the Upper GI Cancer Symposium in Hong Kong in 2024, and part of our goal is to groom our young surgeons to become leaders in the field. To this end, the organizing committee of this symposium will be led by our promising, budding surgeons whom I believe will bring fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to the event.


Building upon the magnificent work of all my esteemed predecessors, I look forward to working closely with the Council, while also inviting the support of our members and our valued industry partners in leading our Society into new heights for bettering patient care in upper GI diseases.


Prof Philip Wai-Yan CHIU


Hong Kong Society of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons