Tze-kin LAU (Hong Kong)
Dr TK LAU obtained his basic medical degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 1988, Master degree from National University of Singapore in 1993, and then the MD degree from the CUHK in 1999. After completing his specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, his career has been focused in Fetal Medicine and prenatal diagnosis.
Dr Lau joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the CUHK as a clinical academic staff in 1994. Before he left the department in 2011 to start his private practice, he was a Professor and the Chief-of-service of the department, and the Head of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit.
Dr Lau’s research interests include various aspects of prenatal diagnosis and therapy, obstetric ultrasound and fetal medicine. His recent interest has been focused on non-invasive prenatal diagnosis and medical genetics. He has published over 370 papers in refereed and indexed journals and has been invited speakers in many international meetings.
Dr Lau has a special interest in teaching and medical education, and has organised many training courses and conferences. He has a particular passion in basic ultrasound training and education. He has been a Board Member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology between 2010-1014.
He currently is holding the following major professional positions:
- Visiting Professor. Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, School of Basic Medicine, Peking Union Medical College. (中国医学科学院基础医学研究所北京协和医学院基础学院 客座教授)
- Chairman, The Chinese Fetal Medicine Foundation
- Editorial board member, BJOG
- Editorial board member, Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Structural Defect at 13 Weeks
Advances in ultrasound technologies have enabled the earlier detection of fetal structural anomalies in the first trimester of pregnancy. This talk will focus on the relevant techniques in detecting common anomalies in the first trimester, and in particular the potential problem and misuse of this technology.