Message from the President, G. Tang, December 2004
Academy AGM Dinner Speech
17 December 2004
Professor Huang, Professor Davies, College Presidents,
Council Members, Fellows of the Academy, Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen
Good Evening and welcome to the Annual Dinner (the
Family Dinner) of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.
for the first time as the President of the
am happy to assume the post for I know I have in the Academy solidarity,
unison and collegiality. We all work towards the common goals which are
clearly spelt out in the Objects of the Academy ¡V (which I reiterate)
To promote the advancement of the art and science of
To foster the development of postgraduate medical education
and continuing medical education, the study and practice of medicine and its
To promote the integrity of the medical profession, ethical
conduct, improvement of standards of such practice through approved training
To promote the improvement of health care for
To foster a spirit of co-operation among medical
To facilitate the exchange of medical information and ideas.
the diversity in the training programs and the different CME/CPD, the
Academy Colleges have agreed on the principles which are crucial in the
maintenance of standard and professionalism for Specialists. Though at times
we disagree, the disagreement is still constructive, is apolitical and is
intended for the betterment of the medical profession and the Public. The
Academy is the Organization that upholds the image of the medical and dental
profession in the Hong Kong Community too. We are the Statutory Body that
admission is only possible through rigorous assessment of competence and
good character, and not by the mere payment of fees.
am apprehensive as you will all understand. My predecessors, Professor Sir
David Todd, Dr David Fang and Dr CH Leong, are all giants in the medical
profession with prominent track records and extensive contribution to the
Council of the Academy at its Strategic Meeting on 28th August
2004 has mapped out the direction of the tasks of the Academy. We shall work
towards extending the networking and collaboration with sister institutions
and key universities nationally and internationally in the training of
specialists and in the development of CME/CPD. An Office of CME/CPD shall be
established aiming to enhance, facilitate, monitor and research into this
very important aspect of life-long learning in medicine and dentistry. More
specifically, I would like to see evidence of ¡§knowledge transfer¡¨, ie,
how CME/CPD can effectively and positively change practice outcome¡¨. In
this aspect, I am looking forward to international collaboration research
through which the Profession and the Public can be enlightened that
life-long learning is beneficial to all.
my tenure in the next 2 years, I shall strive to uphold the role of the
Academy as stipulated in its statute, to extend the recognition of the
Academy by organizations locally and abroad, and to serve the Public at
wish you a very pleasant evening.
Christmas and Happy New Year!