37th Exit Assessment, 15th December 2016 (Thursday)


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

2016 Annual Social Function


Dear College members, Annual Social Function 2016 Half-day Island Hopping Tour to Yim Tin Tsai Village, Kiu Tsui and Tai Ngam Tsui小島跳躍半天遊 (鹽田梓, 橋咀島, 大岩咀) The College Social Function will take place on 2 Oct 2016, Sunday, and will feature island hopping tour to Yim Tin Tsai Village, Kiu Tsui and Tai Ngam Tsui Yim Tin Tsai is most famous for the St. Joseph's Chapel. Built in 1890, the chapel received the merit award of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2005 after the renovation. We will also spend some time at Tai Ngam Tsui to look at the beautiful rocks and Kiu Tsui for a walk to admire the beautiful views nearby. Dinner will be served at one of the seafood restaurants in Sai Kung. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please send the reply slip to the College together with your cheque payment. Deadline for registration is 19 September 2016. Regards, Dr KF HuenChairpersonProfessional & General Affairs Committee Support Organ Donation – Register NOW!支持器官捐贈 – 立即登記!http://www.ha.org.hk/organdonationcampaign



  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 regardsCollege SecretaryHong Kong College of Paediatricians

MRCPCH Foundation of Practice, Theory & Science Examination (formerly Part I), 11th October 2016 (Tuesday)


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 ( 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 period25 July 2016 – 10 Aug 2016 Examination FeeFOP & TAS (both papers)  HK$7,250FOP only (single paper)    HK$4,500TAS 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

Announcement of the Application for Accreditation of the Subspecialty of Genetics and Genomics (Paediatrics) [GGP]


 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): www.paediatrician.org.hk 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  

Annual Scientific Meeting 2016


4th Annual Scientific MeetingCum5th HK-Guangdong-Shanghai-Chongqing Pediatric Exchange Meeting   Registration 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 SessionsSubmission 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

Position Statement on Diagnostic Tests and Antiviral Treatment for Children with Influenza Infection


Dear College members, Position Statement on Diagnostic Tests and Antiviral Treatment for Children with Influenza Infection Please find attached the "Position Statement on Diagnostic Tests and Antiviral Treatment for Children with Influenza Infection" (the Statement) issued by our Hong Kong College of Paediatricians. Our College is committed to provide evidence-based recommendations on issues related to child and adolescent health. We hope this Statement will help clarify misunderstanding and confusion surrounding these issues recently in the community. Please feel free on how to use our Statement to better serve our community. Yu Lung LAUPresident17 June 2016

DCH Clinical Examination, 27th October 2016 (Thursday)


To Members and Associates of the College Please be informed that applications for the above examination are invited from 20 June 2016 until 18 July 2016. For information on application details, please click on this link ( http://www.paediatrician.org.hk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45&Itemid=46) Payment should be made in HK dollars (HK$8,500) payable to Hong Kong College of Paediatricians. Regards College Secretariat

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