Paediatric Subspecialty Development & Accreditation

Administrative Structure



lickThe Hong Kong College of Paediatricians bears a statutory responsbility to ensure the standard and quality of paediatric practice through reliable system of traininig, accreditation, and continuous professional development. The programme in General Paediatrics has been running effectively for many years. With the progress in tertirary services and the planning of the future Centre of Excellence in Paediatrics (CEP), there is a need for a proper accreditation system of subspecialists. 

The College set up a Task Force for Accreditation of Higher Training of Paediatric Subspecialties on 4th May 2000. The Task Force presented to the College a Guideline on the Criteria for the Accreditation of a Paediatric Subspecialty Training Programme in January 2004. 

The Task Force was replaced by the Working Group on Accreditation of Paediatric Subspecialties, with broader terms of reference and membership, on 8th September 2008 to continue the work. 

At the Coucil meeting on 12th May 2009, the College Council endorsed an amendment of the Byelaws by adding a section on Subspecialty affairs. The Director of Subspecialty Board was appointed on 9 September 2010. Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases became the first Paediatric Subspecialty of the College and a batch of First Fellows of the subspecialty was conferred in the 21st Annual General Meeting of the College held on 2nd December 2012.  


Presentations of Forums for Subspecialty Development 


Presentations by Dr CHAN Chok Wan at the Meeting with Subspecialty Groups on 11th February 2004

Presentations at the 3rd Forum on Paediatric Subspecialty Development and Accreditation on 16th July 2008 

Presentations at the Open Forum on Subspecialty Accreditation on 27th October 2009

Report on the 4th Open Forum on 27th October 2009

Open Forum on Accreditation of the Subspecialties of Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics (DBP) and Paediatric Neurology (PN) Programme Proposals on 11th May 2011



Final Report by the Task Force (18th September 2008)

The Final Report 


Forum on the Impact of Hong Kong Children's Hospital on the future paediatric training and service held on 24th September 2016 


Programme Agenda

Presentations - Proposed service and training models of subspecialty services - in Phase I and in full operation of HKCH

  • Part I - 4 subspecialties moving into HKCH in Phase I
  1. Cardiology - Dr  KT CHAU
  2. Haematology and Oncology - Prof. CF CHAN 
  3. Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) - Prof. Ellis KL HON 
  4. Renal - Dr KC TSE
  • Part II - 11 subspecialties supporting HKCH in Phase I, moving in when in full operation
  1. Adolescent Medicine - Dr PY LOUNG
  2. Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics (DBP) - Dr Catherine CC LAM
  3. Endocrinology - Dr Betty WM BUT
  4. Genetics & Genomics (Paediatrics) - Dr Ivan FM LO
  5. Gastroenterology and Hepatology (GI) - Dr  Rosanna MS WONG
  6. Immunology, Allergy & Infectious Diseases - Prof YL LAU
  7. Metabolic Medicine - Dr Joannie HUI
  8. Neonatology  (training comparison table- Dr NS KWONG
  9. Neurology - Dr KT LIU
  10. Respiratory Medicine - Dr Alfred YC TAM
  11. Rheumatology - Dr KP LEE
  12. View from Chief of Service of a regional Hospital - Dr LY So

Forum on Proposal of Renaming of the Subspecialty in Paediatric Immunology & Infectious Diseases (PIID) to Paediatric Immunology, Allergy and Infectious Diseases (PIAID)

Announcement (r2)

Programme Agenda (r2)

Reply slip (r2)

Proposal of application of re-naming from the PIID Subspecialty Boad

Curriculum for Paediatric Training, Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases from Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health (RCPCH)  


Forum for College Fellows and First Fellows held on 28 February 2019

Invitation Letter



Forum for Chiefs of Service held on 2 March 2019

Invitation Letter


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