Vincent Wong is Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine and head of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on viral hepatitis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), in particular the use of non-invasive tests for screening and diagnosis. He has published over 500 publications in international medical journals, and his latest h index is 91. Together with the Asia-Pacific Working Party, he wrote the Asia-Pacific Guidelines on the Management of NAFLD in 2018. He is an associate editor of Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics and an editorial board member of the Journal of Hepatology, Hepatology, JHEP Reports and Clinical and Molecular Hepatology. He served as the president of the Hong Kong Association for the Study of Liver Diseases from 2015 to 2017 and is currently the Chairman of the Subspecialty Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the Hong Kong College of Physicians. He has received research awards from the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, Asian Pacific Digestive Week Federation, British Society of Gastroenterology, Hong Kong College of Physicians and the Food and Health Bureau.
NAFLD is strongly associated with obesity and metabolic disease. Obesity has clinical implications that extend beyond the liver. It is associated with insulin resistance which plays an important role in NASH. Agents with combined PPAR agonism may hold significant potential in this regard.Read More