01-02-2014 Hits:29 President Message
This year is not only the Year of Horse but also the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine entering into its third decade. In December 2013, a series of events were organized to celebrate its 20th anniversary. This included a most interesting Congress held on 8-11 December 2013 at the Academy building in Hong Kong. The theme of the Congress is "Manpower needs in medicine: moving...Read more
01-01-2014 Hits:61 President Message
36th HKCFP AGM & Annual Dinner
On December 7, 2013 we had our AGM and annual dinner held at Jade Garden, Tsimshatsui. This year is not only the 36th anniversary of our College, but also the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. Our annual dinner was graced by the presence of many overseas guests including Professor Michael Kidd, President of the World...Read more
01-12-2013 Hits:143 President Message
It has recently come to my notice that commercial products may have medical practitioners employed for their advertisement. Linking expert opinion to commercial products has become a widely adopted strategy for product advertisement. Please be reminded that according to the Code of Professional Conduct issued by the Medical Council of Hong Kong, Article 6.2 “Health education activities”… medical practitioners “should take reasonable steps to ensure that...Read more
01-11-2013 Hits:150 President Message
As the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM) will set up the Hong Kong Jockey Club Innovative Learning Centre for Medicine on the 7th floor of the HKAM Jockey Club Building, our College Office is re-located to the 8th floor and we have the opportunity to refurbish the whole office. Our new address is “Room 803-4, 8/F HKAM Jockey Club...Read more
01-10-2013 Hits:173 President Message
On July 28, 2013, a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited (HKMC), the Law Society, the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists (HKCPsych) and our College jointly held a seminar “Reverse Mortgage -Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and Part II Order for Mentally Incapacitated Persons” at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. The seminar provided both the legal and...Read more
01-09-2013 Hits:191 President Message
Our College has assisted the Society of General Practice, Chinese Medical Association, Shanghai Medical Association and Shanghai Medicine and Health Development Foundation to organize the 2013 Oriental Family Doctor Forum and the 11th Annual Academic Conference of the Society of General Practice, Chinese Medical Association. The theme of this Forum is “Effective Primary Healthcare, From Theory to Practice”. World-renowned general...Read more
01-08-2013 Hits:271 President Message
The 20th WONCA World Conference was held in Prague in the last week of June hosted by the Czech Society of General Practice.
Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, was the Guest of Honour at the opening ceremony on June 25. In her speech titled “The rising importance of Family Medicine” addressing an audience of family physicians,...Read more
01-07-2013 Hits:385 President Message
Our 26th Fellowship Conferment Ceremony and 24th Dr. Sun Yat Sen Oration was held on 15th June 2013. The Conferment Ceremony was held jointly with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, represented by the Censor-in-Chief, Dr. Jennie Kendrick.
This year, we conferred our Honorary Fellowship of HKCFP to Dr. York Chow Yat Ngok GBS,SBS,MBE,JP. Dr. Chow is now the Chairperson...Read more
01-06-2013 Hits:380 President Message
“World Family Doctor Day of 19th May was first declared by the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) in 2010 and it has become a day to highlight the role and contribution of family doctors in health care systems around the world. The event has gained momentum globally each year and it is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the central...Read more
01-05-2013 Hits:453 President Message
Our Hong Kong Primary Care Conference (HKPCC), "Innovations in Primary Care" will be held on June 16, 2013 at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong.
This year we will be having a full day of exciting scientific programme. Following the success of our first clinical case presentation competition last year,...Read more