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July 2019

Our 32nd Conjoint Fellowship Conferment and Diploma Presentation Ceremony and the 30th Dr. Sun Yat Sen Oration was held successfully on 9th June 2019 at the HKAM Building. We were honoured to have one of our long-term friends from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), Dr. Chris Hughes, the RACGP Censor of Tasmania, joining the ceremony to confer the Conjoint Fellowship to successful candidates. And we were most privileged to have two distinguished new Honorary Fellows this year, Prof. Gabriel Leung from Hong Kong and Prof. Amanda Howe from the United Kingdom. Prof. Howe happened to be the orator of the 30th Dr. Sun Yat Sen Oration. The title of Dr. Sun Yat Sen Oration this year was “Identity, Humanity and Equity – Three Principles for Modern Times”. We have invited Prof. Howe to share her oration with us in a future issue of our journal, the Hong Kong Practitioner. So, please do watch out for that. We were most grateful for the active participation by the representatives of the government officials from Hong Kong and Macao, the universities, the Hospital Authority, the Medical Council, the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and the sister specialty Colleges. 

There were a total of 74 successful candidates of the Conjoint Fellowship Examination, the Exit Examination and the Diploma in Family Medicine receiving their certificates at the conferment ceremony. Awards of the HKCFP Best Research 2018 and HKCFP Research Fellowship 2019 were presented. Once again, congratulations to the new fellows, diplomates and awardees. 

A CME lecture co-organised by the Hong Kong Paediatric and Adolescent Dermatology Society (HKPADS) and our College was held on 22 June 2019. I was invited to chair the session which was a very useful seminar indeed. Prof. Ellis Hon Kam Lun from the Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, delivered an overview of Atopic Dermatitis. Prof Kenji Kabashima, Professor in Dermatology, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan, shared his expertise on Atopic Dermatitis from the perspectives of the latest understanding of genetics and biology that could be applied to daily clinical management. Last but not least, Dr. Theresa Leung, Specialist in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, shared with the audience on steroid phobia and management issues of Atopic Dermatitis. The seminar was very well attended and it aroused so much interests in the discussion that the Q&A section was extended to cater for the extra questions raised by the participants. And I guess, so it should, because Atopic Dermatitis is a very prevalent condition and patients will commonly consult primary care doctors as the first contact for help. We should keep ourselves updated on the topic to help/guide them manage the condition. 

July is the month when summer holiday starts. It is also the birthday month of our beloved College. Wish you all a very have happy summer break with your family and also Happy 42nd Birthday to HKCFP!

Dr. David V K CHAO