Announcement from Committee for Subspecialty Boards

20/04/2018

Re: College Forum - Proposal on renaming of the Subspecialty of Paediatric Immunology & Infectious Diseases (PIID)   To ALL Fellows, Members and Associates of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians The Subspecialty of Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases (PIID) has recently submitted a proposal to the Committee for Subspecialty Boards (CSB) and College Council to apply for re-naming of the subspecialty to Paediatric Immunology, Allergy and Infectious Diseases (PIAID).  The proposal of the application of re-naming from the PIID Subspecialty and supporting document of ‘Curriculum for Paediatric Training, Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases from Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)” have been uploaded to College website:  www.paediatrician.org.hk for your reference.   We believe the process of renaming may be of interest to all Fellows of the College.  The renaming of a subspecialty is considered a major change which may substantially affect the development of the subspecialty, as well as impact on the image of the College and our Fellows. The CSB and the Council have therefore decided to call for an Open Forum for all concerned colleagues to discuss and hopefully arrive at a consensus about the way forward.   Details of the Forum are as follows: Date:         26 May 2018 (Saturday) Time:        2:30 pm Venue:    Rooms 903-4, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. Agenda:   Attached   Please note that the College so far takes a neutral stand and is open to any solution arrived at by consensus of our colleagues involved in the renaming.  To have full transparency of the accreditation process, the College would welcome any interested Fellows, Members and Associates to attend the Forum and share your views.   To facilitate our preparation, please inform the College Secretariat by return email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / fax: 2785 1850 / reply slip  attached if you wish to attend the Forum.   Dr CW Chan Director of Subspecialty Boards Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
 

Announcement from Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (PRM)

17/04/2018

Re: Subspecialty of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (PRM) - Invitation for Enrollment of Training Programme (Commencing from 3 July 2018)   Dear Fellows and Members of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians,   The Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (PRM) is now recognised as a Paediatric Subspecialty in the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, it has been registered in the Specialist Register in The Medical Council of Hong Kong since May 2016.   The PRM Subspecialty Board now invites application from trainees for enrolment in the Training Programme. Please kindly find enclosed files of Training Programme information together with Training Application Form for your attention. Information is also available at the College website: www.paediatrician.org.hk   Please be reminded that the start of training programme will commence any time after 3 July 2018. The deadline for enrollment of the PRM Training Programme will be on 15 May 2018. Applicants will be invited for an interview after the deadline of enrollment.   If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.   Best regards, Dr Yat-cheung, Alfred Tam Chairman Paediatric Respiratory Medicine Subspecialty Board    Cc Dr Shu-yan, David Lam Hon Secretary, PRM Subspecialty Board   c/o Cherry Kwok College Secretary Hong Kong College of Paediatricians Tel: 2871 8842 Fax: 2785 1850 Email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
 

College Newsletter - April 2018

12/04/2018

  To:  All Fellows, Members and Associates of the College, Attached please find the new College Newsletter for your attention. College Newsletter, April 2018 Best regardsCollege SecretaryHong Kong College of Paediatricians
 

Announcement from Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics (DBP)

09/04/2018

Dear Members/Fellows of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians,   Re:    Subspecialty of Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics (DBP) – Invitation for Enrollment of Training Programme (commencing from 1st July 2018)   The Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics (DBP) is now recognised as a Paediatric Subspecialty in the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, it has been registered in the Specialist Register in The Medical Council of Hong Kong since 3 July 2013.   We are now calling for application enrollment of DBP trainees for Year 2018, please kindly find enclosed files of Training Programme, Application Information and Training Application Form for your attention.  Training Programme and abovementioned information are also available at the College website: www.paediatrician.org.hk   The deadline for enrollment of the DBP Training Programme will be on 15th May 2018 (Tuesday), 5:00 pm.   Eligible applicants will be notified after the deadline for interview to be held in early-June 2018. Successful applicants will be notified around mid-June 2018. The training programme is expected to commence on 3rd July 2018.   If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.   Best regards,   Dr Patrick Ip Honorary Secretary DBP Subspecialty Board (Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )     c/o Cherry Kwok  College Secretary  Hong Kong College of Paediatricians   Tel: 2871 8842   Fax: 2785 1850  Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
 

2018 Best Young Investigator Prize

14/02/2018

To: All Fellows, Members and Associates of the College 2018 Best Young Investigator Prize To encourage research by colleagues, the Best Young Investigator Prize was created in 2015 to be awarded annually to the best paper published between 1st July of previous year and 30th June of the awarding year. Eligibility Entry into the Best Young Investigator Prize competition is voluntary. Applicants must be members of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians (including Associate Members, Members and Fellows) AND aged 46 years or under as at 30th June 2018.  The papers should be published in peer-reviewed print or electronic journals, and written in English or translated into English if they are written in languages other than English. Only the first author or corresponding author is eligible to apply. One paper is eligible for only one submission, and each paper will be allowed to compete for only one prize. If the paper has previously been awarded the Best Dissertation Prize of the College prior to publication, it will not be eligible for the Best Young Investigator Prize and vice versa.   The decision of the assessment panel will be final.  Submission Submission deadline for the year 2018 Prize is 31st August 2018.  Interested colleagues can email their papers (PDF or MS Word format) together with the Application Form to the College Secretariat ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) on or before 31st August 2018.   The Best Young Investigator Prize will include a cash reward of HK$5,000 and will be presented during the College annual dinner in December.   Scientific and Research Subcommittee Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
 

Hong Kong College of Paediatricians Foundation

14/02/2018

Neonatal Resuscitation Course (NRP course) in Chengdu and Ninxia   To: All Fellows of the College   The College Foundation will organize two NRP courses in Chengdu and Ninxia on May this year. The itinerary as below for your reference. All NRP instructors who can communicate in Mandarin are welcome to help in teaching NRP in China. Hope that we can have a good start in Yinchuan!   Departure: 20 May 2018 Teaching at Chengdu: 21 – 22 May 2018 Trip to Yinchuan: 23 May 2018 Teaching at Ninxia: 24 – 25 May 2018     For those who are interested, please contact the College Secretariat by e-mail at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .     Dr Cheung Kam Lau Chairman  Hong Kong College of Paediatricians Foundation 
 

MRCPCH Applied Knowledge in Practice (previously Part II) Examination, 8 May 2018 (Thursday)

12/02/2018

Dear Associates, Please be informed that the next MRCPCH Applied Knowledge in Practice Examination will be held on 8 May 2018. Candidates wishing to sit the above exam in HK must apply both online using the RCPCH website ( https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/user ) AND submit paper applications to our College. Please study carefully the details of application as outlined in the attached circular. Application period19 February 2018 – 7 March 2018 Examination FeeHK$8,800 Payment should be made payable to Hong Kong College of Paediatricians. Attached please find an Application Form C for your use. Remarks:1. All theory exams have been moved to computer-based testing since January 2015. Please refer to the RCPCH website for more CBT information:http://www.rcpch.ac.uk/training-examinations-professional-development/assessment-and-examinations/examinations/theory-exa-2  2. Sample examination questions are available on the RCPCH website for candidates viewing. Candidates sitting for CBT exams are strongly advised to study these sample questions at this link (http://www.rcpch.ac.uk/theoryexams/samplepapers  ). 3. Candidates can sit the MRCPCH theory exams in any order, and are allowed to take the Applied Knowledge in Practice Exam as their first MRCPCH theory exam. 4. 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. You are not able to apply for any examinations online until your registration is accepted. You need to have a RCPCH number in order to access your online application forms for your exams. Thank you for your kind attention. College Secretariat
 

40th Exit Assessment, 21st June 2018 (Thursday)

12/02/2018

Dear Members, The next Exit Assessment of the College will be held on 21 June 2018 (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 3 April 2018 (Tuesday). 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 1 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 2018 Best Dissertation Prize awarded by the College. Case reports will not be considered for the Prize. Thank you for your kind attention. College Secretariat
 

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