Message from Professor C A van Hasselt, Chairman
The establishment of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills Centre is a landmark for the Universityˇ¦s Faculty of Medicine. The Facultyˇ¦s experienced surgeons have long pioneered MIS techniques, achieving many global and Asian firsts; this world-class facility will undoubtedly give fresh new impetus to their innovative work.
As well as providing a platform for top-quality educational opportunities for MIS professionals, the Centre will stimulate advances in technique and spearhead novel research projects. Such benefits will have an important long-term impact on advanced surgical training throughout the Asia Pacific region.
On the MIS product front, surgeons and engineers will be teaming up to design and develop customized instruments, devices and applications, focusing particularly on virtual and augmented reality and robotic and tele-surgery. The Centre will further strengthen the dedication to pioneering research already shown by our surgeons. Its opening today achieving our ultimate aim ˇV a reputation for excellence in surgical education that will be acknowledged throughout the world.
Professor C A van Hasselt
Chairman of Executive Board
CUHK Jockey Club Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills Centre