Continuing Education
Title Infection control in optometric practice
Date 2020-01-13
Time 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Venue Hong Kong Productivity Council,
Theatre 1
Credit 1.5
Fee $400 for non-members
$200 for APPO/HKAOK/HKCCLS/HKOA
members
Speaker Dr Wilson Lam Specialist in Infectious Disease MBChB, MRCP(UK), PDipID(HK), FHKCP, FHKAM(Med), FRCP(Edin)
Abstract

Dr Wilson Lam received his undergraduate medical degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1998 and obtained membership from the Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK) in 2002 and fellowship from the Hong Kong College of Physicians and Hong Kong Academy of Medicine with dual accreditation in Advanced Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease in 2006. He obtained fellowship from the Royal College of Physician of Edinburg in 2018. He also received training for Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at the Division of HIV/AIDS at San Francisco General Hospital in 2009-10.

Dr Lam has been a clinician at the HIV Clinical Service of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong since 2002. He was the physician-in-charge of the main isolation ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital from 2012 to 2019. He is currently an Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor of the Lee Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong and Honorary Associate Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was the Program Director of the Specialty Board in Infectious Diseases of the Hong Kong College of Physicians from 2015 to 2019. He was also a Principal Investigator of the TREAT Asia from 2010 to 2019.

Dr Lam is serving on the councils of Hong Kong Society for HIV Medicine and the Hong Kong Society for Infectious Diseases. He has been an Executive Board Member of the Hong Kong AIDS Foundation since 2018. Current position: Specialist in Infectious Disease, private practice

Abstract:

Healthcare delivery in outpatient settings is increasing. The layout of outpatient care areas including optometric practice can make implementation of isolation precautions difficult. Patients with undiagnosed infection may serve as reservoirs for transmissible pathogens. Issues related to infection control in optometric practice and selected infectious pathogens will be reviewed.