Volume 25, Issue 1 (click here to download the full pdf version)
Message from the President
We are honoured to stand on the shoulders of giants so that we can continue to enhance the development of pathology based on the achievements of our senior Fellows and colleagues. In this newsletter, tributes are paid to two distinguished pathologists who have contributed tremendously to the development of pathology in Hong Kong. Professor Sir Roddy MACSWEEN and Professor Li Chong CHAN left us in the winter of 2015. This is a personal loss to me, as I have been fortunate enough to have worked with and learnt from them for decades. To express our appreciation and grieve, Professor Faith HO and Professor John NICHOLLS, with the help of Fellows, colleagues and friends, have contributed two articles to pay tributes to these two giants in the eld of pathology.
Indeed, pathology is facing signi cant challenges, from manpower shortage to technological advancement and raised expectations from community. Our College will continue to safeguard the standard of our profession and quality of service to our patients. To achieve this, our College will enhance representation in various local task forces and committees so that our views can be heard. A Task Force on Training for Genetics and Genomics, led by TEC Chairman Dr Michael CHAN, with membership including Chief Examiners and Specialty Board Chairmen, is nalizing the preparation for establishing the post-specialty Fellowship in Genetic and Genomic Pathology.
Introduction of pathology to the general public continues to be enhanced through the International Pathology Day. Last year, we have focused on high school students and a two days’ workshop was conducted with great success. I must thank Dr Michael WONG and the team of young pathologists who made such success possible.
We continue our collaboration with the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and our sister Colleges. Internationally, I participated in the International Liaison of Pathology Presidents (ILPP) meeting in Melbourne so that knowledge and views can be shared with international pathology professionals.
In 2016, the quinquennial ( ve-yearly) inspection of laboratories for training of the various specialties will be conducted. This is an enormous exercise that demands joint e ort of the large number of inspectors involved. I would like to thank in advance the great contribution from all the Educational Supervisors, inspectors and particularly the Convenors for this inspection exercise.
Professor CHEUNG NgaYin,Annie May 2016