Ho Hung Chiu Lecture

 

Prof. John H. C. Ho, CBE

1916-2005

MBBS (HK), MD. DSc., FRCP(LOND) FRCR(RD), FRCR(RT), FRCRA, FACR, FHKCR
HON. CLINICAL PROFESSOR IN CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Prof. John Ho Hung Chiu was born on 6 July 1916 in Hong Kong. He completed his secondary education in St. Joseph's College and then studied medicine at the University of Hong Kong. He obtained his medical degree in 1940. After graduation he served in the army in China during the Pacific War from 1941-45. He returned to Hong Kong after the war and was in charge of the Lai Chi Kok Infectious Disease Hospital at the time when there were several epidemic outbreaks. Prof. Ho then went to Manchester and London. He obtained the MRCP in 1947 while under training in radiology. He was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1963. His mentors in therapeutic radiology included Sir Brian Windeyer and Ralston Paterson. Prof. Ho is the only radiologist who obtained the double qualifications in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology conferred by the Royal College of
Radiologists.

 

Prof. Ho returned to Hong Kong in 1949 and formed the Institute of Radiology & Oncology (IRO) in 1950. In addition to holding the directorship of IRO since its inception, Prof. Ho also held the post of Consultant in-charge of the entire radiology service of the territory until his retirement in 1986. Prof. Ho was affectionately known as the "Emperor Ho" for laying the very foundation upon which
the present achievements in Radiology and Clinical Oncology in Hong Kong have been realized.

 

His academic achievements are immense. He delivered the 32nd Skinner Lecture to the Royal College of Radiologists in 1967; has awarded the First Patrick Manson Gold Medal for his MD thesis on nasopharyngeal carcinoma in 1974; delivered the 6th Digby Memorial lecture in 1974; delivered the 1st del Regato Foundation Lecture in 1977; delivered the 5th Annual Lecture to the Gilbert H. Fletcher Society in 1980; conferred by HM Queen Elizabeth II the CBE in 1985; awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the UICC in 1990; delivered the first Werner Henle's Memorial Lecture in 1996. He was the author of numerous textbooks and had published more than 150 original papers in most of the referred journals. He was also elected Honorary Fellow of the American and Canadian Colleges of Radiology.

 

For having achieved so much and served Hong Kong so well in the fields of Diagnostic Radiology and Clinical Oncology services, the Hong Kong College of Radiologists pays tribute to this great and legendary figure by establishing a lecture named after him.

 

Past Ho Hung Chiu Lectures

2015 – The 16th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture

 

Date

14th November 2015

Occasion

15th Joint Ceremonies for Admission of New Fellows, The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists and the Dinner of the Colleges

Speaker

Professor John C.Y. Leong, SBS, OBE, JP

Chairman

Hospital Authority

Lecture Title

The Hospital Authority: After 25 Years

 

 

2014 - The 15th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture

 

Date

1st November 2014

Occasion

14th Joint Ceremonies for Admission of New Fellows, The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists and the Dinner of the Colleges

Speaker

Professor Gabriel M Leung, GBS

Dean, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

The University of Hong Kong

Lecture Title

The Grand Consilience

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2013 - The 14th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture

 

Date

2nd November 2013

Occasion

13th Joint Ceremonies for Admission of New Fellows, The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists and the Dinner of the Colleges

Speaker

Dr. Ko Wing-man, BBS, JP

Secretary for Food and Health

The Government of the HKSAR

Hong Kong SAR, China

Lecture Title

Combatting Cancer - A Public Health Mission

 

 

2012 - The 13th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture

 

Date

27th October 2012

Occasion

12th Joint Ceremonies for Admission of New Fellows, The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists and the Dinner of the Colleges

Speaker

Professor Joseph J.Y. Sung, SBS, JP
Vice-Chancellor and President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine Hong Kong SAR, China

Lecture Title

Radiology and Endoscopy: Friends or Foes?

 

 

2011 - The 12th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture

 

Date

29th October 2011

Occasion

11th Joint Ceremonies for Admission of New Fellows, The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists and the Dinner of the Colleges

Speaker

Professor Joseph K.T. Lee, MD, FACR
JH Scatliff Distinguished Professor of Radiology, Immediate Past Chair, The University of North Carolina Immediate Past President, American Roentgen Ray Society, USA

Lecture Title

The Re-convergence of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiology

 

 

2010 - The 11th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture

 

Date

30th October 2010

Occasion

10th Joint Ceremonies for Admission of New Fellows, The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists and the Dinner of the Colleges

Speaker

Professor Anne Osborn, MD
Distinguished Professor, General Neuroradiology,
Department of Radiology
The University of Utah School of Medicine, USA

Lecture Title

The Two Faces of HIV/AIDS in the Central Nervous System: The Face You Know¡KAnd The Face You Don't.

 

 

2009 - The 10th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture

 

Date

31st October 2009

Occasion

9th Joint Ceremonies for Admission of New Fellows, The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists and the Dinner of the Colleges

Speaker

Professor Y.C. Richard Wong
Professor of Economics, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost
The University of Hong Kong

Lecture Title

The Rise of the Services in Hong Kong Cross Border Implications for Health and Education

 

 

2008 – The 9th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture

 

Date

1st November 2008

Occasion

8th Joint Ceremonies for Admission of New Fellows, The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists and the Dinner of the Colleges

Speaker

Professor Fok Tai Fai
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Lecture Title

Snapshots of our Medical Schools and Medical Education

 

 

2007 - The 8th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture

 

Date

27th October 2007

Occasion

7th Joint Ceremonies for Admission of New Fellows, The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists and the Dinner of the Colleges

Speaker

The Hon. Wong Yan Lung, SC, JP
Secretary for Justice
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Lecture Title

The Use of Medical Science in Criminal Trials

 

 

2006 - The 7th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture

 

Date

28th October 2006

Occasion

6th Joint Ceremonies for Admission of New Fellows, The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists and the Dinner of the Colleges

Speaker

Dr. York Y.N. Chow, SBS, JP
Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food of HKSAR Government

Lecture Title

Image and Imaging of Healthcare

 

 

2005 - The 6th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture

 

Date

22nd October 2005

Occasion

5th Joint Ceremonies for Admission of New Fellows, The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists and the Dinner of the Colleges

Speaker

Professor Janet Husband
President of The Royal College of Radiologists

Lecture Title

Lymphatic Metastases - A Journey of Challenge and Opportunity

 

 

2004 - The 5th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture

 

Date

30th October 2004

Occasion

4th Joint Ceremonies for Admission of New Fellows, The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists and the Dinner of the Colleges

Speaker

Dr. C.H. Leong

President of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

Lecture Title

Redesigning Radiology Service for the needs of the 21st Century -A non-radiologist's view

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2003 - The 4th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture

 

Date

18th October 2003

Occasion

3rd Joint Ceremonies for Admission of New Fellows, The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists and the Dinner of the Colleges

Speaker

Professor Lap-Chee Tsui
Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong

Lecture Title

Genetics and Genomics in Disease Studies

 

 

2002 - The 3rd Ho Hung Chiu Lecture

 

Date

19th October 2002

Occasion

2nd Joint Ceremonies for Admission of New Fellows, The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists and the Dinner of the Colleges

Speaker

Professor Arthur K.C. Li, GBS, JP
The Secretary for Education and Manpower of HKSAR Government

Lecture Title

Innovation in Medicine

 

 

2000 – The 2nd Ho Hung Chiu Lecture

 

Date

10th August 2000

Occasion

The Conferment of Honorary Fellowship, Admission of Fellows, and College Dinner

Speaker

Dr. E.K. Yeoh, JP
The Secretary for Health and Welfare of HKSAR Government

Lecture Title

Hippocrates in the 21st Century

 

 

1999 – The First Ho Hung Chiu Lecture

 

Date

3rd July 1999

Occasion

Official opening of our College Chamber at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building

Speaker

Professor Ho Hung Chiu, CBE

Lecture Title

Development of Radiation Oncology in Hong Kong