Dear Members,

The next Exit Assessment of the College will be held on 17th December 2015 (Thursday). Attached please find an announcement, application form, FORM A and FORM B for your information. Members wishing to sit this Exit Assessment can send your completed applications to the College from now until 2nd October 2015 (Friday).

Please be reminded to include FORM A (Record of Higher Training in Paediatrics) and FORM B (Checklist for Dissertations) in your submission. Both hard and soft copies of your dissertations should also be submitted.

1. For all trainees who started their basic paediatric training on or after 1st July 2009, a proof of completion of a formal Child Protection Course within their 6-year Paediatric Training Programme should be submitted along with the application.

2. Dissertations submitted for this Exit Assessment will be considered for the 2016 Best Dissertation Prize awarded by the College. Case reports will not be considered for the Prize.

Thank you for your kind attention.

College Secretariat


August College Newsletter

To: All Fellows, Members and Associates of the College,

College Newsletter, August, 2015 Issue

Please find the August College newsletter for your information.

Best regards,

College Secretary
Hong Kong College of Paediatricians


Dear Associates,

Please be informed that the next MRCPCH Foundation of Practice, Theory & Science Examination will be held on 6th October 2015.  Candidates wishing to sit this exam in HK must apply both online using the RCPCH website (  ) AND submit paper applications to our College.  Please study carefully the details of application as outlined in the attached circular.

Application period
20 July 2015 – 31 July 2015

Examination Fee
FOP & TAS (both papers)       HK$7,250
FOP only (single paper)         HK$4,500
TAS only (single paper)          HK$4,500

Payment should be made payable to Hong Kong College of Paediatricians.

Thank you for your attention.

College Secretariat


To: All Fellows, Members and Associates of the College 

Please read this IMPORTANT announcement about the application for accreditation of the Subspecialty of Paediatric Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine (PEMM).

Our College has started to accredit paediatric subspecialties since 2013. This is in line with modern clinical practice, the need for credentialing and for preparation of the future Children's Hospital. The accreditation was done through a fair and stringent system, involving setting standard guidelines, open consultation to all College Fellows, and inviting an internationally renowned External Assessor and representatives of sister Colleges. The definition of a subspecialty has to be based on the pre-requisite criteria set by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.  Our College also has pre-set standard accreditation procedures of any proposed new subspecialty. So far we have accredited the Subspecialties of Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases (PIID), Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics (DBP) and Paediatric Neurology (PN). The Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (PRM) subspecialty will also be processed in the near future.

We now announce that our College has received an application for accreditation of the Subspecialty of Paediatric Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine (PEMM). The application documents (The application forms, proposed training programme, curriculum vitae of external referees and programme leaders, and supporting letters from external referees) have been uploaded onto the College website for your information and downloading. Please follow the link below to obtain necessary information for application:

Application for Accreditation of Subspecialty of Paediatric Endocrinology & Metabolic Medicine (PEMM)

A full set of the documents is also kept at the College Secretariat at Room 801, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building and interested Fellows can come to read them during office hours from Monday to Friday.

In accordance with the pre-agreed logistics of handling any such application, we are making this announcement and inviting ALL Fellows, Members and Associates to give your comments on this application.  This is an important step in the future development of paediatric service and may also have a big impact on paediatric practice in hospitals and in private practice in future. 

Please send in your comments on the proposal on or before 15 September 2015 (Tuesday). The College will decide the way forward basing on the consensus opinion of our Fellows.

Dr CW Chan

Director of Subspecialty Boards


To: All Fellows, Members and Associates of the College

We are pleased to announce that College will be hosting a one and a half day Annual Scientific Meeting this year at the HK Academy of Medicine Building, half day on Saturday (Dec 5) immediately preceding the College AGM and Annual Dinner, and full day on Sunday (Dec 6). The meeting will consist of case-based symposia, a free paper session, a session on Office Paediatrics and a "Young Fellows' session". There is also a session on medico-legal ethics presented by a legal expert. This will be a unique opportunity for paediatricians to discuss, share and update clinical paediatric knowledge in an interactive way.  Focus will be on cross-disciplinary holistic care of children, scientific updates and presentation of the latest in paediatric research. Please find attached the poster and details for registration

Registration by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or fax (2785-1850): on or before 13th November 2015.

Abstract submission deadline: 5th October 2015

We invite you to submit your abstracts to the Free Paper Session (both clinical and basic science research are welcome).  In particular, young investigators are encouraged to submit abstracts to make this meeting a success.  You may select "oral presentation" if you do wish to be considered for an oral presentation during the free paper session.

Please email your abstract to the College Secretariat ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and c.c. Dr. Brian CHUNG ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) using the instructions on the Abstract submission form.  Notification of abstract acceptance and selection for oral presentations will be sent by email in November.  Prizes will be awarded for the best oral and poster presentations.  All selected abstracts will be published in the Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics (new series).  Due to copyright issues, identical abstracts that have been submitted and presented previously will not be accepted for this meeting.

Please mark the date of this important event in your diary and register early.

Thank you for your support.

Scientific & Researach Subcommittee
Hong Kong College of Paediatricians


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