Message from the President
This is the first issue of our College Newsletter in 2019. In 2018, College was busy with conducting the activities associated with the new training programme in Genetic and Genomic Pathology including the second open forum and First Fellow application. We are now processing numerous applications. An interview will be conducted in October 2019 to finalise the eligibility.
In 2018, the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine was also celebrating her 25th Anniversary with a series of fascinating events including the Congress of Medicine and Gala Dinner with an impressive drummer performance at the opening. Our Fellow, Prof. YUEN Kwok Yung was the Sir David Todd Orator in 2018. He presented his journey to becoming a renowned microbiologist with multiple showcases of Sherlock Holmes-style investigations for our community. In early 2019, the Academy also conducted a visit to Sichuan for our Young Fellows, so as to increase their understanding of the development of specialist care in Mainland China. Dr. MAK Siu Ming and Dr. CHENG Shui Ying, Ivy, represented our College to participate in this visit.
In March 2019, the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs (RCPA-QAP) held one of their 30th Anniversary Quality Symposia in the Pao Yue Kong Auditorium at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building. Local and overseas speakers came to give talks and opinions on how quality can be exercised as well as the future of quality in pathology. What an enjoyable experience-sharing opportunity!
In the recent issue of Topical Update, Dr. CHONG Yeow Kuan, Calvin reviewed the technological development of biochemical genetics on three major categories of inherited metabolic diseases. With the introduction of expanded newborn screening using mass spectrometry, there is increasing awareness of these conditions in the community.
Last but not the least, Dr. CHAN Sheung Wai, Gavin will share his concept of modern mortuary development, with a life paradigm shift from just being a place for the dead to a decent environment of bereavement for the family.
I would like to thank all the above Fellows who have contributed so much to the build a positive image of pathologists. Hope you enjoy this issue of Pathologue!
Dr. CHAN Ho Ming