Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
Newsletter

June 2005
Editors: Prof. Leung Nai Kong, Drs Albert Martin Li, Wong Sik Nin, Chris Woo

Published by the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
Room 801, HKAM Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong
Tel : 28718871, Fax : 27851850, Email : hkcpaed@netvigator.com

Website: http//www.paediatrician.org.hk


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Contents:

Message from the Editors
Summer is coming. It reminds us that the annual Paediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) course will be held from 7 to 11 September 2005. After summer, our College will organize a visit to Kadoorie Farm on 23 October 2005. Do join us and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and green environment outside city.

The H. M. LUI Fellowship is open for application. Candidates interested in postgraduate study and research in liver diseases and related disciplines in children are encouraged to apply. You can find the details concerning this fellowship in this issue of Newsletter.

Message from the Editors
Coopted Council Members 2005
Professional and General Affairs Committee
Accreditation Committee
Review of the Development of Paediatric Subspecialties
Reminder from CME Subcommittee
H. M. LUI Memorial Fund
CME Category A Activities
Appendix I

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Coopted Council Members 2005
Congratulations to Dr Ellis Hon and Dr David Luk for being nominated to be the co-opted Council Members of HKCPaed for one year from May 2005. Dr Hon works in the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in Prince of Wales Hospital and Dr Luk works in Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine in United Christian Hospital. They will certainly help to bring the views of our young Fellows and Members to the Council.

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Professional and General Affairs Committee
PALS Course 2005
The Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course 2005 will be held from 7 to 11 September 2005 (Wednesday to Sunday) at HKAM. Application is now open. Deadline for application is 15 July 2005. Application forms can be downloaded from the College website. For details, please visit the College website at http://www.paediatrician.org.hk or call the College Secretariat at 28718871.

Kadoorie Farm Visit
Our College is planning a visit to Kadoorie Farm in the afternoon followed by dinner at Hong Kong Jockey Club Beas River Country Club for members and their family tentatively on Sunday, 23 October 2005. Please mark your diary.

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Accreditation Committee
The College has announced the Updated Guidelines on Accreditation of Training in May 2004. One of the updated criteria of accreditation was the inclusion of all trainees including Family Medicine trainees in their submission of trainees list and the training team-to-trainees mapping. As they are in the first three years of paediatric training and have not passed the MRCPCH/Intermediate Examination, the Family Medicine trainees should be counted as basic trainees. After considering the situation of many training units when the announcement of Updated Guidelines on Accreditation of Training was made in May 2004, the Council has resolved, at its 96th meeting on 9 May 2005, to give special tolerance to some units before the announcement date, as a one-off exercise. The Council stressed that the Guidelines should be strictly observed for the subsequent intake of trainees after the announcement date from July 2004 onwards.

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Review of the Development of Paediatric Subspecialties
With the support of the H M Lui Memorial Fund the College has invited Professor Ross Pinkerton, Director of Cancer Services, Mater Hospitals, Brisbane, Australia to conduct a review of the development and training of Paediatric Oncology in Hong Kong from 27 June to 9 July 2005. There will be a series of lectures per Appendix I. Of particular interest to all members and other healthcare professionals is an open lecture on ¡§Recent Advances in Paediatric Oncology¡¨, which will take place at the Lecture Theatre, G/F, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, 147C Argyle Street, Kowloon on Monday, 4 July 2005 at 7.30 p.m.

The College now invites interested parties to submit funding applications to conduct reviews of the development of other paediatric subspecialties in Hong Kong. The purpose of the funding is to support the applicants to invite one or more overseas subspecialty experts to come to Hong Kong to conduct the programme. The deadline of application is 31 October 2005. Details of the application can be obtained from the College Secretary, Mrs. Christine Leung.

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Reminder from CME Subcommittee
With the new CME/CPD guidelines implemented this year, all CME points especially Category A and B need to be validated. Please make sure you MUST sign on the attendance record for all College approved CME activities. This practice is also necessary for local conference which is broken down into sessions. Certificate of Attendance CANNOT be used as a proof that you have attended all the sessions and claimed the maximum approved CME points. CME points can only be given to the signed sessions.

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H. M. LUI Memorial Fund
The Hong Kong College of Paediatricians established the H. M. LUI Memorial Fund in Year 2001 to promote postgraduate study and research in liver diseases and related disciplines in children.

Applications are invited for the H.M. LUI Fellowship, which will be awarded annually to those who are able to meet the following minimum criteria:

THE H. M. LUI FELLOWSHIP
The H. M. LUI Fellowship will be awarded to paediatricians (or medical graduates) of ethnic Chinese origin aged below 40 years, including but not exclusive of the residents of Hong Kong SAR and of the Mainland of China, for education, training and research in the United Kingdom in Paediatric liver diseases or gastroenterology in Year 2005-2006.

The award of the Fellowship will consist of:

  1. An air passage by the most economical route.
  2. Monthly allowance of HK$10,000.
  3. Reimbursement of course fees and books up to HK$6,000.

The award of the Fellowship shall be for a period of six months. Application must be made by nomination by the Head of the Department of Paediatrics or Hospital Chief Executive. The deadline of application is 30 September, 2005.

Enquiries and application forms are available from Mrs. Christine Leung, College Secretary of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians at Room 801, HK Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Bldg., 99 Wong Chuk Hand Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. Tel: (852) 2871 8871 Fax: (852) 2785 1850 Email: hkcpaed@netvigator.com or visit our website: http://www.paediatrician.org.hk

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CME Category A Activities
Listed below are CME Category A activities organized by the HKCPaed and various paediatric societies and institutions. For the complete list of Category A activities, including continuous courses, and Category B activities, please refer to the homepage of the HKCPaed. The accuracy of the information has been checked according to the details submitted by the responsible organizers. Members and fellows are reminded to enquire the contact person listed below for last-minute alterations.

Abbreviations: KWH, Kwong Wah Hospital; PWH, Prince of Wales Hospital; PYNEH, Pamela
Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital; QEH, Queen Elizabeth Hospital; QMH, Queen Mary Hospital

June 2005

27 June

Topic: 1. Introduction of Paediatric Oncology Service in Hong Kong & KPHOSG Activities
2. London & Brisbane Experience in Paediatric Oncology Service

(Mon)

Venue: Room 1, G/F, Block M, QEH
  Time: 6:00 pm ¡V 7:30 pm

Speakers: 1. Dr C.K. Li
2. Prof Ross Pinkerton

CME Cat. A

Organizer: HK Paediatric Haematology & Oncology Study Group

2 pts

Enquiry: Dr Alan Chiang, Tel: 28554091
 

29 June

Topic: A New Treatment for a Newborn with Respiratory Distress

(Wed)

Venue: Seminar Room, 1/F, Nursing Quarters, KWH

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Speakers: Dr Siu Luen Yee

CME Cat. A

Organizer: HK Society of Paediatric Respirology

2 pts

Enquiry: Dr TY Miu, Tel: 29586656
 

30 June

Topic: Education Programme for Management of Disabled Children

(Thu)

Venue: Child and Youth Health Link, Ward D6, 6/F, Main Block, PYNEH

Time: 4:30 pm ¡V 5:30 pm

Cat. A

Organizer: Comprehensive Paediatric Rehabilitation Centre, PYNEH

1 pt

Enquiry: Ms. Lai Pui Shan, Tel: 25956860
 

30 June

Topic: 1. New drug development in children: practical and ethical consideration
2. The continuing challenge of neuroblastoma

(Thu)

Venue: Room 1, G/F, Block M, QEH
  Time: 6:00 pm ¡V 7:30 pm
  Speakers: Prof Ross Pinkerton

CME Cat. A

Organizer: HK Paediatric Haematology & Oncology Study Group

2 pts

Enquiry: Dr AKS Chiang, Tel: 28554091
 
July 2005

2 July

Topic: 1. NHL in children ¡V remaining controversies
2. Use of biological factors in childhood solid tumours

(Sat)

Venue: Seminar Room, G/F, Block A, QEH

Time: 2:00 pm ¡V 4:00 pm

Speaker: Prof Ross Pinkerton

CME Cat. A

Organizer: HK Paediatric Haematology & Oncology Study Group

2 pts

Enquiry: Dr AKS Chiang, Tel: 28554091

4 July

Topic: Recent Advances in Paediatric Oncology

(Mon)

Venue: Lecture Theatre, G/F, Centre for Health Protection, 147C Argyle
Street, Kowloon
  Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  Speakers: Prof Ross Pinkerton

CME Cat. A

Organizer: Hong Kong College of Paediatricians

1 pt

Enquiry: College Secretary, Tel: 28718871

7 July

Topic: 1. The emerging role of imaging in childhood cancer
2. What can paediatrics learn from adult palliative care?

(Thu)

Venue: Room 1, G/F, Block M, QEH
  Time: 6:00 pm ¡V 8:00 pm
  Speakers: 1. Prof Ross Pinkerton
2. Dr Janet Hardy

CME Cat. A

Organizer: HK Paediatric Haematology & Oncology Study Group

2 pts

Enquiry: Dr AKS Chiang, Tel: 28554091

9 July

Topic: Opiod Rotation: Facts and fallacies

(Sat)

Venue: Room 1, G/F, Block M, QEH
  Time: 2:00 pm ¡V 3:00 pm
  Speakers: Dr Janet Hardy

CME Cat. A

Organizer: HK Paediatric Haematology & Oncology Study Group

1 pt

Enquiry: Dr AKS Chiang, Tel: 28554091

11 July

Topic: Paediatric Eczema: The Mainstay of Treatment

(Mon)

Venue: Basement 3, Crystal Room 1 & 2, Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hotel,
Tsimshatsui
  Time: 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
  Speakers: Dr. David Orchard

CME Cat. A

Organizer: Hong Kong Paediatric Society

1 pt

Enquiry: Dr. Tsoi Nai Shun, Tel: 26322851

 

August 2005

2 August

Topic: Case discussion and topic review related to paediatric
neurology

(Tue)

Venue: PMH

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cat. A

Organizer: Kowloon West Cluster Neuroconference

2 pts

Enquiry: Dr. Chun Hung Ko, Tel: 34087911
 
 

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Appendix I

Training Programme on Paediatric Oncology
Prof. Charles Ross Pinkerton
Director of Cancer Services, Mater Hospitals, Brisbane
Professor of Oncology, University of Queensland, Australia
Sponsored by H.M. Lui Memorial Fund of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians

Date Time Venue Title Speaker
30 June 05
(Thursday)





6:00pm -
7:30pm
Rm 1, G/F, Blk M,
QEH
Lecture 1:
¡§New drug development in children : practical and ethical consideration¡¨
Lecture 2:
¡§The continuing challenge of neuroblastoma¡¨
Prof
Pinkerton
2 July 05
(Saturday)
2:00pm ¡V
3:30 pm
Seminar Room, G/F,
Block A, QEH
Lecture 1:
¡§Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in children ¡V remaining
controversies¡¨
Lecture 2:
¡§Use of biological factors in childhood solid tumours¡¨
Prof
Pinkerton
4 July 05
(Monday)
7:30pm ¡V
8:30pm
Lecture Theatre, G/F,
Centre for Health
Protection, 147C
Argyle Street,
Kowloon
Open Lecture ¡V Hong Kong
College of Paediatricians

¡§Recent advances in paediatric oncology¡¨
Prof
Pinkerton
7 July 05
(Thursday)
6:00pm ¡V
7:30pm
Rm 1, G/F., Blk M,
QEH
Lecture:
¡§The emerging role of imaging in childhood cancer¡¨
Prof
Pinkerton

 

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