Dear Members and Fellows of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians,

 

Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics (DBP) is now recognized as a Paediatric Subspecialty in the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians. It has been registered in the Specialist Register of The Medical Council of Hong Kong since 3 July 2013. We are now calling for application enrollment of DBP trainees for Year 2024. Please kindly find enclosed files of Training ProgrammeApplication Information and Training Application Form for your attention. Information is also available at the College website: www.paediatrician.org.hk

 

Please be reminded that the training programme will commence from 2nd July 2024. The deadline for enrollment of the DBP Training Programme will be on 14 May 2024 (Tuesday), 5:00 pm. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

 

Best regards,
Dr Purdy Chan
Honorary Secretary
DBP Subspecialty Board

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c/o Stephanie Lai

College Secretariat

Hong Kong College of Paediatriicians

T: (852) 2871 8842

F: (852) 2785 1850

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Dear Fellows, Members and Associates

This is the announcement of the 2024 Paediatric Update No. 2 on 4 May 2024. The title is "Self-harm and Suicide in Young Persons".

Four speakers will share their views and insights on this mounting problem that faces our young population and the paediatric community.

Please mark your calendar and come to M Ground Room 2, Queen Elizabeth Hospital at 2 pm.

   2024 Paediatric Update No. 2

Yours sincerely

S P Wu

Vice President

 

 

 

Dear Associates,

Please be informed that the next MRCPCH Foundation of Practice, Theory & Science (FOP TAS) Examination will be held on 26 June 2024  (Wednesday). 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. Please also find an Application Form B for your use.

Application period
8 April 2024 (Mon) - 18 April 2024 (Thu)

*for applications for online invigilation, closing date is 12 April 2024 (Friday)

Options for sitting this exam
1. At your own home or workplace with online invigilation(online invigilation guide)
Remarks: Please note that there will NOT be any test centre option for this diet of exam. 

Examination Fee
FOP & TAS (both papers) HK$7,600
FOP only (single paper) HK$4,700
TAS only (single paper) HK$4,700

Payment should be made payable to Hong Kong College of Paediatricians.

You are strongly advised to submit your online application promptly.

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 do not need to wait until a specific examination opens to apply for an RCPCH online account. A RCPCH number is needed in order to access the online application forms for exams.

 

Thank you for your attention.

College Secretariat

   

CME Online (April 2024)

Dear Colleagues,

I am sending you the e-blast notification of Category A CME activities for the month of April.

Monthly CME activities in the New Google Calendar Format

We have adopted the Google Calendar to tabulate the accredited CME activities for the coming month.  Please click https://rb.gy/ocr4l8.

Cancellation of dual capture requirement of virtual CME activities longer than one hour

Please kindly note the “dual capture” requirement of virtual CME events longer than one hour has been cancelled.

From now on, fellows attending any CME activity need only to record their attendance once using the method designated by the event organizer, regardless of the event duration. This applies to both face-to-face meetings and virtual meetings.

Guidelines and declaration of handling commercial influence on the CME activities

We would like to draw the attention of the CME event organizers to the new requirement, recently adopted by the HKAM, of declaring the appropriate handling of commercial sponsorship when applying for CME accreditation.

The three-point declaration has been added to the application form, both on the College Website and on the iCMECPD website.

All CME event organizers are kindly reminded to avoid undue commercial influence on the educational material provided in their activities.

(The information is abstracted from the event organizers on 25 March 2024. Members and fellows are reminded to contact the enquiries listed in the google calendar for last-minute alternations.)

Yours sincerely,  

Dr WU Shun Ping  

Chairman of Education Committee  

c/o CME Subcommittee  

Hong Kong College of Paediatricians  

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Dear Members, 

The next Exit Assessment of the College will be held on 18 June 2024 (Tuesday). 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 25 March 2024 (Monday) onwards until 24 April 2024 (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.For all trainees who started their higher paeditric training on or after 1st July 2020, a proof of completion of a formal Paediatric Palliative Care Course within their 6-year Paediatric Training Programme should be submitted along with the application.

3.Dissertations submitted for this Exit Assessment will be considered for the 2025 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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