To All Fellow, Members and Associates of the College:

Please read this IMPORTANT announcement about the application for accreditation of the Subspecialty of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (PRM).

As you have been informed before, the College has discussed the development of paediatric subspecialties, and developed a fair system of accrediting subspecialty programme. 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) and this has 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 Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (PRM). The application documents (The application forms, proposed training programme, curriculum vitae of external referees and programme leaders, and supporting letters from external referees) have been uploaded onto the College website for your information and downloading. Please follow the link below to obtain necessary information for application: 

Application for Accreditation of Subspecialty of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (PRM)

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 20th January 2013. The College will decide the way forward basing on the consensus opinion of our Fellows.  


Dr CW Chan
Director of Subspecialty Boards
20th November 2012


Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics 

Dear Fellows/Members/Associates,

Please be informed that the next Paediatric Update CME Seminar will be held on 12th January 2013 (Saturday).  The theme is “Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics”. It is part of the programme for the accreditation of the Subspecialty of Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics (DBP) of our College.  Prof Ellen Perrin from Tuft Medical Centre, Boston, USA will talk on the history of development and scope of service of the DBP Subspecialty.

Please note that the meeting will be held in Queen Elizabeth Hospital (NOT Hospital Authority Building). 

We look forward to your support and participation in this College CME activity. 

For programme details, please refer to the attached poster


College Secretariat
Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
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Tel: (852) 28718773
Fax: (852) 27851850


PALS Course

The Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course is specially structured for doctors, nurses and other health care professionals whose daily activities require proficiency in the knowledge and skills of PALS.  Since 2007, the PALS provider course has been extensively revised based on many clinical evidences.

Successful completion of the assessment fo the PALS course or its equivalent is mandatory for all applications for membership of the College.

Education Objectives

The course is conducted according to the PALS program jointly developed by the American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics.  The goals of the PALS Course are to provide the participant with the information needed to recognize infants and children at risk of cardiopulmonary arrest; to acquire knowledge to resuscitate, and stabilize infants and children with severe trauma, shock, respiratory failure, or cardiopulmonary arrest.  In addition, skill stations will be used for teaching trainees to be more competent in basic life support, bag-valve-mask ventilation, intubation, gaining vascular access, and recognizing rhythm disturbances.  The PALS Provider Course is conducted over two days.

PALS Course 2017


Course details



Accreditation Committee 

Accreditation of postgraduate training for paediatricians in Hong Kong is underWu Shun Ping Photo the care of the College Accreditation Committee. Its terms of reference as stipulated in the Memorandum and Article of the College stated that "its functions shall be that of assessing the suitability of the various units for training purpose and to advise the Council on the training in paediatrics and the development of paediatric subspecialties". It thus follows that duty of the Accreditation Committee includes policy advisory role to the College Council and accreditation of training institutions, training programmes, trainers and trainees on behalf of the College. 

Chairman: Dr Wu Shun Ping

Committee members

Announcements from the committee

Accreditation of Training 

Guidelines for both Training Institutions and Trainees (updated on 24 February 2015)

Document Package for Trainees

Document Package for Trainers / Supervisors

Application for Retrospective Accreditation of Training in Paediatrics

Application for Training Interruption

Re-accreditation visits 2017-2018





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