Newsletter-2016-08

03/08/2016

  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)

21/07/2016

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]

14/07/2016

 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

30/06/2016

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

24/06/2016

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)

17/06/2016

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
 

MRCPCH Clinical Examination, 25-26 October 2016 (Tuesday, Wednesday)

15/06/2016

Dear Associates Attached please find a circular detailing the application procedures for the above exam. Application period is from 20 June 2016 to 18 July 2016. Relevant application forms and documents can be downloaded from the College website. * Please note that a Candidate Declaration Form will need to be completed and submitted with Application Form D. Examination FeeHK$15,800 Payment should be made payable to Hong Kong College of Paediatricians. Please note that candidates have a period of 7 years to complete the Clinical Examination from the date he/she passed all of the theory examinations. There is no limit to the number of attempts. If candidates are not able to pass the Clinical Examination within the seven years, he/she has to re-sit the Applied Knowledge in Practice Examination in order to take the Clinical Examination again. Thank you for your kind attention. College Secretariat
 

MRCPCH Applied Knowledge in Practice (previously Part II) Examination, 6th September 2016 (Tuesday)

13/06/2016

Dear Associates, Please be informed that the next MRCPCH Applied Knowledge in Practice Examination will be held on 6th September 2016. 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 period20 June 2016 – 6 July 2016 Examination FeeHK$8,400 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. Until your registration is accepted you are not able to apply for any examinations online. 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
 

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