(Vol.7 No.9 --- November 2002)

I am glad that many of my colleagues have told me that the HKMD is now more worth reading. They have found some education value in our Medical Section. It is time that we have to add some thing more. In this issue, Ms. Wendy Fung has reported on one of the FMSHK's "big" event -- the Zonta Health Van Project. That is a social service of which Dr. Walter King is one of the directors. He has also helped us to arrange the two plastic surgery papers in this issue.

I usually make thorough research before I go for a trip. Some of my friends know this and they ask me for information before they go to the same place for holiday. I have written an article to supplement those informations that are more easily available about Hokkaido. You are most welcome to give us your tips about some other places if you think they are of use (preferable interesting and hopefully accurate) to our readers.

Lastly, I would like to draw your attention to the following two FMSHK events:

(1) Care for the elderly -- the 5th CMA/FMSHK Joint Scientific Meeting
Date: 8th December 2002 (Sunday)
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hospital Authority Building
Committee Chairman: Dr. Dawson Fong

(2) FMSHK Annual New Year's Eve Dinner
Date: 31st December 2002 (Tuesday)
Venue: HKAM Jockey Club Building
Committee Chairman: Dr. Richard Lo

Thank you for your attention.

Dr. KWOK Tin-fook