Dear Associates,

Please be informed that the next MRCPCH Foundation of Practice, Theory & Science Examination will be held on 11th October 2016. 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
25 July 2016 – 10 Aug 2016

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.

Please note that starting from 2016, there will be TWO FOP TAS exams held in HK each year, one in February, and another one in October.

Those candidates who have never taken an exam with the RCPCH and/or do not have an RCPCH number are advised to first register with the RCPCH well before the application period. Until registration is accepted, candidates are not able to apply for any examinations online. A RCPCH number is needed in order to access the online application forms for exams.

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 Genetics and Genomics (Paediatrics) [GGP].

As you have been informed before, the College has discussed the development of paediatric subspecialties, and developed a fair and stringent system of accrediting subspecialty programmes. Announcements have been made in College Newsletters and forums for Fellows and subspecialty groups have been organized to explain the latest development.  The College is of the view that accreditation of subspecialties is a serious matter, and it should be stringent and responsible.  The definition of a subspecialty has to be based on the pre-requisite criteria set by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and our College.  The College also has standard accreditation procedures of a proposed new subspecialty. So far College has accredited the Subspecialty of Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases (PIID), Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics (DBP), Paediatric Neurology (PN) and Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (PRM), and these subspecialties have already been approved by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.

We now announce that our College has received an application for accreditation of the Subspecialty of Genetics and Genomics (Paediatric) [GGP]. The application documents (The application forms, proposed training programme and supporting letters from external referees) have been uploaded onto the College website for your information and downloading. Please follow the link below to access the section on Subspecialties à Genetics and Genomics (Paediatrics):

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 14th August 2016. The College will decide the way forward basing on the consensus opinion of our Fellows.  

Dr CW Chan

Director of Subspecialty Boards

13 July 2016



Genetics and Genomics (Paediatrics) (GGP)

List of Membership [Jan 2018 - Dec 2020]

Application for Accreditation of Genetics and Genomics (Paediatrics) (GGP)


1. Clinical Genetic - Application form on subspecialty training program-06072015 (ver.1)

2. Proposal - 06072015 (ver. 1) 

3. Clinical Genetic - Application form on subspecialty training program-30032016 (ver. 2)

4. Proposal 30-3 (ver. 2)

5. Genetics and Genomics (Paediatrics) - Application form on subspecialty training program-18072016 (ver. 3)

6.Training Proposal - 18072016 (ver. 3)

7. Letter of Support from Dr. Cutioncgo-de la Paz

8. Letter of Support from Professor Chitayat

9. Letter of Support from Professor Hwu

10. Documents on overseas CG training

11. Brief introduction of program leaders - Dr Brian Chung and Dr Ivan Lo

12. Brief introduction of Internal referees

13. Brief introduction of external assessors

Updated Training Programme

GGP Training Programme (ver. 4 of 7 April 2017)

Revised Application for Accreditation of GGP

Guideline document on Programme Organization  and Training Centres

Minimal requirements of training centres

Miscellaneous Forms for GGP  Training Programme

Log Sheets

Interim Assessment

Summative Assessment




13th July 2016:  Application for Accreditation of the Subspecialty of Genetics and Genomics (Paediatrics) [GGP]

10th January 2017: Announcement of the application for accreditation of Subspecialty of Genetics and Genomics (Paediatrics) [GGP]

7th May 2018: Invitation for Enrollment of Training Programme (Commencing from 1 July 2018)


Clinical Genetics (GC)

Application for Accreditation of Subspecialty of Clinical Genetics

1. Clinical Genetics - Application form of subspecialty program - 30032016

2. Proposal 30-3

3. Letter of Support from Dr. Cutioncgo-de la Paz

4. Letter of Support from Professor Chitayat

5. Letter of Support from Professor Hwu


4th Annual Scientific Meeting
5th HK-Guangdong-Shanghai-Chongqing Pediatric Exchange Meeting



College will be hosting an interesting one and a half day Annual Scientific Meeting this year, full day on Saturday (Dec 3) and half day on Sunday (Dec 4). The meeting will consist of presentations by local and international experts, 2 case-based educational sessions and a free paper session. 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 register early.

Send your registration form to the College Secretariat 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 15th November 2016.

Abstract submission: Free Paper Sessions
Submission deadline: 7th September 2016

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 ) using the instructions on the form which can be downloaded from the College website. 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 & Research Subcommittee

Poster (coming soon)

Scientific Program: Day 1 / Day 2

Program Book (coming soon)

Registration Form

Abstract Form


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