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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.

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Chairman’s Message

21 December 2018

Dear Members,

It is a great honor for me to have been elected as Chairman of the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology.  I would like to thank all my predecessors for their dedicated efforts to keep the Society growth tremendously over the past 40 years.  I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our senior advisor, he has been absolutely supportive.

The year 2019 marks a new milestone for the Society in entering its 40th Anniversary.  A working group has been established to review events/activities for this special year.  I would like to highlight following events for you to pencil down the dates on your diary, and more information will be reported in coming issues of newsletter.  First, the schedule of the Interhospital Meetings 2019 has been uploaded to the Society’s website.  The HA Central Commissioned Training will be held on 19-20 January 2019 with the theme of “The Emerging Roles of Renal Palliative Care”.  On 10 March 2019, there will be the 14th World Kidney Day @ Hong Kong to be held in Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, with the theme of “Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere”.  Call for applications for the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology Research Grant will soon be rolled out and the submission deadline will be 31 May 2019.  The annual Gateball Fun Day will be held on 9 June 2019 in the Kowloon Park Indoor Sports Centre.  The Society also plans to commission a HKSN Symposium in mid 2019.  Finally, the APSN/HKSN CME Course 2019 will be held on 28 September 2019, the Annual Scientific Meeting cum Annual General Meeting and the 40th Anniversary dinner will be held on 29 September 2019.

2020 will be another year of achievements of the Society.  I am most delighted to share with you that our Society is going to co-host the 2020 Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology with APSN.  I would elaborate more in the near future.

On behalf of the Society, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. KM Chow and Dr. Anthony Hau for joining the Council.  I have to acknowledge the excellent work done by the past Council led by Immediate Past Chairman Prof. Sydney Tang.  I would also like to express my heartfelt thanks to retired members of the Council, Past Chairman Dr. KS Choi, and Dr. Bonnie Kwan, for their excellent contribution to the great success of the Society.

From 2019, new applications for membership can be emailed to and the process will be handled by Dr. Sunny Wong.  Applications for sponsorship to attend local or overseas educational conferences can be emailed at least 28 days in advance to and the process will be handled by Dr. Desmond Yap.

Once again, I would like to thank you most sincerely for putting your trust in me and the new Council.  I would appreciate for your suggestions and advice, and your attendance in our events.  Please feel free to contact me.  With your support I am sure we would achieve another great year ahead.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
YL Cheng

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