The Hong Kong Society of Nephrology was established since 1979. It is a non-profit making professional organization consisting of doctors, nurses and other allied health staff who are interested in renal diseases.
I am honored to have been re-elected your Chairman at the AGM 2017, and I am pleased that the entire Council has also been re-elected en bloc. Thank you for your trust on us all and for your staunch support of the Society’s events over the past one year.
The first Council Meeting was held on 7 Nov 2017 to plan the activities ahead.
From left to right
Second row: Vincent Chow, Chun Yu Yung, Bonnie Kwan, Siu Ka Mak, Siu Fai Cheung, Terence Yip, John Chan
Front row: Sunny Wong, Samuel Fung, Andrew Choi, Yuk Lun Cheng, Sydney Tang, Hon Lok Tang, Philip Li, Matthew Tong, Desmond Yap
Let me highlight some of the activities planned for 2018, so you can pencil down the dates on your diary. First, the bi-monthly Interhospital Meeting roster has been finalized by Dr. John Chan and uploaded to the Society’s website. The HA commissioned Training will be held on 13-14 Jan 2018 and Dr. Samuel Fung and his team at PMH have carved a program with the theme “The New Era in Home Hemodialysis”. An evening lecture on Practical Recommendations for Long-term Management of Modifiable Risks in Kidney and Liver Transplant Recipients co-organized with the Hong Kong Society of Transplantation will be held on 8 Jan 2018. The 13th WKD @ HK will be held on 4 March 2018 in Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, with the theme Kidneys & Women’s Health: Include, Value, Empower. Call for applications for the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology Research Grants will roll out in May 2018, and they will be handled by Dr. SK Mak. The annual Gateball fun day will be held on 10 June 2018 in Kowloon Park Indoor Sports Centre, and it will be coordinated by Dr Terence Yip. Riding on the overwhelming attendance of the GN Symposium held earlier this year, the Education Committee (comprising Drs YL Cheng, HL Tang, CY Yung, Desmond Yap and myself) is actively engaged in building another Educational Symposium, tentatively to be held on 7 July 2018. Our second CME Course in partnership with the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology will be held on 29 September 2018. The Annual Scientific Meeting cum Annual General Meeting will be held on 30 September 2018.
New applications for membership can be emailed to email@example.com and they will be handled by Dr. Bonnie Kwan. Applications for sponsorship to attend overseas educational conferences that are posted on the Society’s sponsorship website should be emailed at least 28 days prior to the start of the conference to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be handled by Dr. Vincent Chow.
Congratulations to Dr. Samuel Fung for being elected Executive Committee Member of the Federation of Medical Societies of Hong Kong (FMSHK) on 23 Nov 2017.
Last but not least, I would like to call upon your continued support of our events in 2018. To further enhance communication and dissemination of society news, we will launch a Facebook page from 2018, and we hope you can follow the page and stay tuned. The Society’s webpage will also be regularly updated by Dr. Desmond Yap. For now, you can browse the latest Newsletter here.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!