Hong Kong College of Paediatricians

Invitation from the Committee for Subspecialty Boards (CSB)

Distribution to the College Fellowsa and
First Fellows of the College in
Subspecialty of Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases (PIID)
Subspecialty of Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics (DBP)
Subspecialty of Paediatric Neurology (PN)
Subspecialty of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (PRM)
Subspecialty of Genetics & Genomics (Paediatrics) [GGP] and
Subspecialty of Paediatric Endocrinology (PE)

Dear Colleagues,

Following the establishment of six Paediatric Subspecialties, the Committee for Subspecialty Boards (CSB) would like to conduct a review of the subspecialty accreditation process in order to assess the impact on general paediatric services as well as subspecialty services and development. We aim to identify areas for improvement and ensure that the future subspecialty development is robust and sustainable.

With support of the College Council, the CSB has decided to hold a Forum to provide a platform for all interested colleagues to give suggestions and advice on the Forum. The details are as follows:

Event:      CSB Forum with College Fellows and First Fellows of the College
Date:        28 February 2019 (Thursday)
Time:       8:00 pm
Venue:     Function Room 1, 2/F Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey
                 Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong.
The forum will also be attended by Colleagues as follows:
-      College Council Members
-      Subspecialty Boards Members
-      CSB Members

As a College Fellow and Specialist of one of the established Subspecialties you are cordially invited to join this important Forum. Your participation at the Forum would be very much appreciated and we value your contributions and valuable advice. Attached please receive a tentative programme of the forum for your information.

To allow us to estimate the attendance, please kindly let us have your positive reply by completing below table and returning email to the Secretariat Office (Attention: Kitty Ho), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for registration by 20 February 2019 (Wednesday).


Full Name


Email address

Car plate no. for reservation, if any  






We look forward to seeing you at the Forum.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Chok-wan Chan
Director of Subspecialty Boards
Committee for Subspecialty Boards
Hong Kong College of Paediatricians


College Newsletter - February 2019

To:  All Fellows, Members and Associates of the College,

Attached please findthe new College Newsletter for your attention.

College Newsletter, February 2019

Best Regards,

College Secretary

Hong Kong College of Paediatricians


Dear Members,

The next Exit Assessment of the College will be held on 20 June 2019 (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 2019 (Wednesday).

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 2019 Best Dissertation Prize awarded by the College. Case reports will not be considered for the Prize.

Thank you for your kind attention.

College Secretariat


Safe Paediatric Sedation – Simulation Training for the Enhancement of Sedation of Children in Diagnosis and Therapeutic Procedures

This simulation training is jointly organized by the Hong Kong College of Anaethesiologists, the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians and the Hong Kong College of Paediatric Nursing.

It is held at the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital Simulation Training Centre (ChildSim) from February, 2019.

The training is based on the “Practice Recommendation for Sedation of Children in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures” of the Hospital Authority endorsed by the Coordinating Committees in Anaesthesiology and Paediatrics. It aims to provide knowledge and skills to ensure a safe environment for procedural sedation. It highlights important safety precautions with a key focus on the management of serious adverse events. It takes the format of web-based lectures and hands-on scenario-based simulation training. It is a half-day course for doctors and nurses involved in the sedation of children in diagnosis and therapeutic procedures.

This is a mandatory training course for basic trainees of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians who started their basic training on or after July 1, 2015. The training is to be arranged by the Chiefs of Service or Training Supervisors for paediatric trainees. A completion certificate is needed to apply for membership of the College. Nurses working the Hospital Authority need to apply through their Department Operation Manager. The others who are interested to join could write to Jacky, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Dear Associates

Attached please find a circular detailing the application procedures for the above exam. Application period is from 26 November 2018 to 18 December 2018. 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 Fee

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


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