Message from the President
The Year of 2018 would be a year of celebration as our College has had a very good start!
After months of deliberation and negotiation in the Genetics and Genomics Taskforce, the Training and Examinations Committee as well as the College Council, various pathology specialties including Anatomical Pathology, Chemical Pathology, Haematology and Immunology have finally come to a consensus on the draft training programme for Genetic and Genomic Pathology. On 17 January 2018, the College held an Open Forum to introduce the background and the draft training programme to all Fellows and to receive comments and suggestions from them. It turned out to be a success! With the blessings from our Fellows, the Genetic and Genomic Pathology training programme was approved at one of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine’s Council Meetings on 12 April 2018. It would be a 2-year post- fellowship training programme with knowledge-based, cross-college and specialty-based components. This new Genetic and Genomic Pathology programme will be implemented within 24 months of the date of the Academy’s approval. To accommodate the changes, the College has also updated all the fellowship training programmes, which again were endorsed at the Academy’s Council Meeting on 15 March 2018.
The College has recently established a Young Fellows’ Chapter to encourage our younger generations to increase their participation in College activities. During their participation, various generations of Fellows can sit down together and exchange their views and opinions. In addition, one of the Young Fellows, Dr. Elaine Au, would like to share a Topical Update on immune-mediated demyelinating disease.
To celebrate the ILPP(International Liaison of Pathology Presidents) International Pathology Day 2017, and to promote the image of Pathologists to the public, the College organised a workshop at the Prince of Wales Hospital to receive over 100 senior secondary school students to enjoy some interactive laboratory experiments and demonstrations.
Lastly, Dr. NG Wai Fu would like to share his hobby that can make him young and fit!
Dr. CHAN Ho Ming