Dr Chan, Hoi Shan Sophelia 陳凱珊
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.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2018-09-01||HKU Overseas Fellowship Award 2018-2019: The University of Hong Kong||Others|
|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|
|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|
|2016-05-01||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|
|05/2013 -- now||Subspecialty Board Member||Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics Subspecialty Board/ The Hong Kong College of Paediatricians|
|09/2016 -- now||Council member||Hong Kong Society of Child Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics|
|08/2016 -- now||Honorary Medical Consultant||Families of SMA Charitable Trust|
|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|
|01/2013 -- 10/2016||Chief coordinator||Hong Kong Children Hospital Commissioning Team -- Integrated Rehabilitation Centre (IRC) multidisciplinary team group|
|03/2015 -- now||President||Hong Kong Society of Neuromuscular Diseases|
|11/2012 -- now||Council member (co-opted)||Paediatric Neurology Association in Hong Kong|
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