Dr Chan, Hoi Shan Sophelia 陳凱珊
- Paediatric neuromuscular disorders -- genetic diagnosis, functional assessment, quality of life study, intervention, and clinical trials
- Stem cell research for muscular dystrophy
- Paediatric immune mediated neurological disorders -- clinical presentation and outcome
- Cerebral palsy -- registry, ICF model of participation, neuromotor rehabilitation
Dr Sophelia Chan is the Clinical Assistant Professor of the Paediatric Neurology, Developmental Paediatrics and Neurohabilitation Team of the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, LSK Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. She further completed her training in both the subspecialty of Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics and the subspecialty of Paediatric Neurology after she became a specialist of Paediatrics. For the overseas training, she completed the Paediatric Rehabilitation Clinical Fellowship in the New England Medical Centre and the Pediatric EMG lab attachment in the Children’s Hospital, Boston. She further completed the Paediatric Myology Clinical and Research Fellowship in the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre in the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.
In 2009, she has started the Paediatric Neuromuscular Disorder Program including a multi-specialty team in the Queen Mary Hospital and Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital focusing on the advancement in the diagnosis, treatment and management of paediatric rare neuromuscular diseases. In 2016, the Paediatric Neuromuscular Diagnostic and Management Team, with her as the team leader, was awarded one of the five outstanding teams under the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong.
She is currently leading both pre-clinical and clinical research on common and rare neuromuscular diseases. She is also the principal investigator of several clinical trials in Hong Kong University for spinal muscular atrophy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Her research focuses on finding the underlying rare genetic causes, quality of life measures, and possible treatment for both rare and common neuromuscular diseases. She also studies the immune-mediated neurological disorders in childhood.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2018-09-01||HKU Overseas Fellowship Award 2018-2019: The University of Hong Kong||Others|
|2018-07-01||Best Poster Presentation Award ‘Generation of Induced pluripotent stem cells from Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells of an X-linked Dilated Cardiomyopathy Patient. R Liang, MR Deng, AHY Law, K Boheler, SHS Chan*, GCF Chan*.[PI and supervisor]: The 2nd Joint Annual Research and Scientific Meeting 2018||Research Achievement|
|2016-11-01||Best Free Paper Oral Presentation Award Study on 'Congenital myopathies - Characteristic clinical features and subtypes in Hong Kong' [PI and presenter]: 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong Neurological Society||Research Achievement|
|2016-05-01||Hospital Authority 2016 Outstanding Team -- Team leader of the Neuromuscular Disorder Diagnostic and Management Program in Queen Mary Hospital and Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital: Hospital Authority||Others|
|2016-11-01||Best Free Paper Award on the study ' Congenital myopathies are a group of phenotypically and genetically heterogeneous diseases': 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong Neurological Society on 5th November 2016||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|09/2016 -- now||Council member||Hong Kong Society of Child Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics|
|05/2013 -- now||Subspecialty Board Member||Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics Subspecialty Board/ The Hong Kong College of Paediatricians|
|11/2012 -- now||Council member (co-opted)||Paediatric Neurology Association in Hong Kong|
|08/2016 -- now||Honorary Medical Consultant||Families of SMA Charitable Trust|
|01/2013 -- 10/2016||Chief coordinator||Hong Kong Children Hospital Commissioning Team -- Integrated Rehabilitation Centre (IRC) multidisciplinary team group|
|05/2015 -- now||Executive Board Member||Asian Oceanian Myology Center|
|09/2012 -- now||Honorary Committee member and Advisor||Spastic Association Hong Kong- SAHK Institue of Rehabilitation Practice and Marion Fang Conductive Eudcation Advisory Committee|
|03/2015 -- now||President||Hong Kong Society of Neuromuscular Diseases|
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