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Dr Chan, Hoi Shan Sophelia 陳凱珊

Title:
Clinical Assistant Professor

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Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
The University of Hong KongMMedSc(HKU)
The University of Hong KongMBBS(HK)
The HK College of PaediatriciansFHKCPaed
The Hong Kong Academy of MedicineHKFAM (Paed)
The Hong Kong Academy of MedicineFHKCPaed(Paed Neurology)
Biography

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. As a Specialist in Paediatrics, she further and had completed both subspecialty training in Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics and Paediatric Neurology. Her Paediatric Rehabilitation Clinical Fellowship was in the New England Medical Centre under the Tuft University, and her Pediatric EMG training was through the EMG lab attachment in the Children’s Hospital, Boston. She further completed her Paediatric Myology Clinical and Research Fellowship in the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre in the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

In 2009, she 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 Team, under her leadership was awarded the outstanding team at the HK Hospital Authority Convention.

Her research focus include both pre-clinical and clinical research on rare neurological diseases with special focus on rare neuromuscular diseases and immune-mediated neurological disorders. She is currently the  principal investigator of several clinical trials in Hong Kong University for spinal muscular atrophy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
Cheung, TH
Pyle, AD
2021-05-01HKUMed Research Fellowship Scheme for Clinical Academics 2021-2022: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Chiu, AYY
HIu, CCK
Choi, SWC
Lee, SL
2019-09-01Best Poster Presentation Award of the study titled 'Reliability and validity of performance of the upper limb module for Chinese patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: A new useful clinical tool to monitor the disease progress and as outcome measure for therapeutic drug trial.' [ PI, Supervisor]: Joint Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 jointly organized by the HK Paediatric Society, HK College of Paediatricians, HK Paediatric Nurses Association, HK College of Paediatric Nursing. Hong Kong. 28 Sep 2019.
Research Achievement
Chau, YS
YU, KL
Ip, HHN
Cheng, RHL
Lam, PL
Cheng, PEARL
Lee, SL
Ip, BYT
2020-11-01Best Poster Presentation Award of the study titled " Improvement in health-related quality of life in patients and their families, with SMA after 1 year of nusinersen treatment [PI, Supervisor]: Joint Annual Scientific Meeting 2020 jointly organized by the Hong Kong Paediatric Society, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, Hong Kong Paediatric Nurses Association, Hong Kong College of Paediatric Nursing. Hong Kong Children’s Hospital. 7 November 2020.
Research Achievement
LEI, Y
2021-06-01Best Poster Award to the research study titled " TTN mutations in limb girdle muscular dystrophy with calpainopathy-like presentation in 2 siblings . [PI, Supervisor]: 19th Asian-Oceanian Myology Center Meeting, Busan Korea, June 10-11, 2021
Research Achievement
Ip, HNH
YU, KL
Cheng, PK
So, NLW
Kuong, E
2021-10-01Best Oral Presentation 2nd price of study titled ' The impact of nusinersen treatment on musculoskeletal progression in patients with spinal muscular atrophy. [PI, supervisor].: Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of The Hong Kong Paediatric Society, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, Hong Kong Paediatric Nurses Association and Hong Kong College of Paediatric Nursing. 30 October 2021.
Research Achievement
2018-09-01HKU Overseas Fellowship Award 2018-2019: The University of Hong Kong
Others
Ho, RSL
Chan, AOK
Ip, JJK
Wong, S
Ng, GSF
Lee, HCH
Cheng, Y
Liu, KT
Lee, CN
Fung, STH
Cherk, SWW
Chan, TSK
Lam, WMW
Shek, WH
2016-11-01Best 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
Liang, R
Law, HY
Deng, R
Boheler, K
2018-07-01Best 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
2016-05-01Hospital 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
Ho, SLR
Chan, A
Ip, J
Wong, S
Ng, G
Lee, H
Cheng, S
Liu, KT
Lee, CN
Fung, S
Cherk, S
Chan, T
Lam, W
Shek, T
2016-11-01Best 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
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
11/2012 -- nowCouncil member (co-opted)Paediatric Neurology Association in Hong Kong
03/2015 -- nowPresidentHong Kong Society of Neuromuscular Diseases
05/2015 -- nowExecutive Board MemberAsian Oceanian Myology Center
04/2021 -- nowWorking Group MemberWorking Group for Curriculum Review, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
09/2016 -- nowCouncil memberHong Kong Society of Child Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics
09/2021 -- nowCommittee MembersWorld Muscle Society Committee
08/2019 -- nowSubspecialty Board MembersPaediatric Neurology Subspecialty Board, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
05/2013 -- 06/2019Subspecialty Board MemberDevelopmental Behavioural Paediatrics Subspecialty Board, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
04/2021 -- nowMemberWorking Group for Curriculum Review, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
09/2021 -- nowWorld Muscle Society Program Committee MembersWorld Muscle Society Committee
08/2019 -- nowSubspecialty Board MembersPaediatric Neurology Subspecialty Board, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
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