Dear Fellows / Members / Associates,

Please be informed that the second 2016 Paediatric Update CME Seminar of our College is scheduled to be held in September 2016. The focus is on "Travel and Medicine". Several exciting talks will be delivered by our local experts.

Please kindly note that the meeting will be held in Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) with the details as follows:

Date : 10 September 2016 (Saturday afternoon)
Time : 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue : QEH, M Block, Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre

All College Fellows, Members and Associates are welcome.

Enclosed please find the poster for your information and reference.

Looking forward to your continuous support and participation in the College CME activity and thank you for your attention.



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

College Newsletter August, 2016 Issue

Please find attached the above College Newsletter for your information.

Best regards
College Secretary
Hong Kong College of Paediatricians


Dear Members,

The next Exit Assessment of the College will be held on 15th December 2016 (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 3rd October 2016 (Monday).

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 2017 Best Dissertation Prize awarded by the College. Case reports will not be considered for the Prize.

Thank you for your kind attention.

College Secretariat


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



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