Message from Professor Philip WY Chiu, Director
It is indeed my great pleasure to be appointed as director of the CUHK Jockey Club Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills Centre. Taking up the directorship following the tremendous success of Professor Enders Ng¡¦s leadership is indeed a challenging yet exciting task. The Centre is not a new facility to me, where I have participated in many trainings and initiatives over recent years. I witnessed the success of its establishment and am motivated by the potential for the Centre¡¦s future development.
The Centre is based on a multi-disciplinary platform designed for and fitted with state-of-art equipment and facilities for diverse training. It is gratifying to see that it has supported more and more specialties over the years, and there are encouraging opportunities for collaborating with more organizing units from different fields. Other than practical trainings, the Centre will also serve as an excellent platform for leading-edge research and development in minimally invasive surgery. It provides an ideal setting for knowledge exchange as well as cultivation of new ideas.
Beyond surgical-skill training, the Skills Centre plans to provide for the demand for post-graduate programs. The Centre successfully staged a Certificate Course on Minimally Invasive Surgery in 2006/07 with positive feedback. The next step will be an advanced program offering a higher degree for surgical professionals. With academic programs such as these, the Centre progresses towards providing comprehensive learning opportunities.
It is an honour and a great pleasure to become the Director of the Center, and I will make every effort to oversee its development and uphold it as one of the best surgical skills training centers in Asia.
Professor Philip WY Chiu
CUHK Jockey Club Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills Centre