About the Hong Kong Pharmacology Society (HKPS)

The Society is an unincorporated and non-profit association. The Society is a member of the International Union of Pharmacology as well as a member of the Federation of Medical Society of Hong Kong. The Society also has many interactions with other Association/Federations.


  1. To promote interest in both basic and clinical pharmacology.
  2. To promote communication and co-operation between those who are actively engaged in various aspects of education, research and service in pharmacology and related disciplines in Hong Kong.
  3. To establish and to facilitate communication with similar societies abroad especially those in the South East Asian and Western Pacific regions.
  4. To arrange for meetings, seminars and publications in furtherance of objectives in 1,2, and 3.

The Executive Committee for 2014 - 2015

PresidentProf. Bernard Cheung
Honorary SecretaryProf. Hang Yung Alaster Lau
Honorary TreasurerProf. Ge Lin
Executive Committee MemberProf. Yu Huang
Executive Committee MemberProf. Joshua Ko
Executive Committee MemberProf. Susan Leung
Executive Committee MemberProf. John Rudd
Executive Committee MemberProf. Paul Vanhoutte
Executive Committee MemberProf. Helen Wise


The Society consists of five classes of members, namely, ordinary members, student members, affiliate members, corresponding members and honorary members.

Applications should be submitted to the Honorary Secretary and approval by a majority of the Executive Committee members of the Society is necessary.

An application form can be obtained from the Honorary Secretary at the following address:

School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Room 506A, Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, Hong Kong.

Some activities organized by the Society

  1. To arrange a variety of speakers for our members on a monthly basis. This will serve to maintain an international perspective for our members and to continue our effort to foster scientific exchange with fellow pharmacologists throughout the world.
  2. To organize Joint Scientific Meetings with members of the Chinese Pharmacological Society to be held either in Hong Kong or mainland China once a year.

The Hong Kong Pharmacology Society Prize

The Society provides awards annually to undergraduate medical students who have achieved an outstanding performance in the field of pharmacology through the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.