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Aulus Cornelius Celsus (ca 25 BC—ca 50), who lived in the first century AD, described plastic surgery of the face, using skin from other parts of the body.

Sir Archibald McIndoe CBE FRCS (4 May 1900 — 11 April 1960) was a pioneering New Zealand plastic surgeon who worked for the Royal Air Force during World War II. He greatly improved the treatment and rehabilitation of badly burned aircrew.

Special Joint Meeting June 2012

The New Medico-Legal Society


 The Hong Kong Society of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons

 are proud to present


Medico-legal issues in the Jehovah's Witnesses' context (Transfusion)



Dr. David SY Wong



Consent is the standard ethical and legal pre-requisite for medical intervention. The professional duty of care clashes head on with the right of self-determination when a patient refuses life-saving treatment. The speaker will explore a wide range of issues in the blood transfusion context including a doctor's professional duty of care, legitimacy withholding life-saving treatment and the effect of mental capacity and the Mental Health Ordinance (Cap 136).


Date: Tuesday, 5th June 2012

      Time     1830 for 1900 : Registration, Drinks & Snacks; 1900 – 2030 Seminar


CPD points applied through The Law Society of Hong Kong and

CME applied through the College of Surgeons.


Location:     Senior Police Officers Mess, Police HQ, Arsenal Street


Cost: Free to Paid Up Members of the New Medico-Legal Society (Annual Subscription only $300!) and The Hong Kong Society of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons;

$100 for Non Members,

$50 for Trainees, Pupils and Students. 

Drinks & finger food are included.  

          No pre-registration is required although it would greatly assist with catering arrangements. 


For any queries, please contact Kay K.W. Chan at 2527-3082. 

Aesthetic Surgery Journal

The Hong Kong Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons is affiliated with Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the official publication of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery