Message from the President
Pathology is a medical specialty integrating personal experience and cutting-edge techniques. As a professional body committed to the upkeep and assurance of high-quality pathology practices, our College is dedicated to equipping our fellows with the ability to meet the challenges of evolving advancement in techniques and increasing expectation of the community. Concurring with the initiative by Hong Kong Academy of Medicine to promote training in genetics and genomics in several specialties, our College has been working on establishing a post-specialty fellowship in Genetic and Genomic Pathology under a special task force led by Dr Michael CHAN involving Specialty Board Chairpersons, Chief Examiners and representatives from various pathology specialties. Continued input of opinions from fellows and trainees is important.
We are encouraged by the success of the International Pathology Day Workshops targeted at high school students. The success is attributed to the hard work of a team of young fellows and trainees from various pathology specialties under the leadership of Dr Leon LAI. This year, such a workshop will be conducted again at around 15 November 2017. We shall continue to count on selfless support from fellows and trainees.
The College will continue to enhance communication with overseas and local professional bodies. There are representatives of our College in advisory groups in local administrations, and regular meetings with sister colleges overseas will continue.
The future of the profession and the College lies with our young fellows. The Academy is forming a Young Fellows Chapter for better engagement in the Academy’s activities. Each college is asked to nominate one fellow who has been conferred fellowship within the past 10 years. Dr MAK Siu Ming has been nominated to serve the first term (one year) of this Chapter.
The time of succession has also come. Nomination for Office Bearers and Councillors will be open soon. Your active participation is crucial for the success and prosperity of the pathology profession.
Professor CHEUNG Nga Yin, Annie May 2017