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Research Committee


Chairman: Dr. Daniel W S CHU  
Honorary Advisors: Prof. Cindy L K LAM Prof. Doris YOUNG
Committee Members:
Dr. David V K CHAO Dr. Judy G Y CHENG

Dr. CHEUNG Man Kuen Dr. CHIANG Lap Kin
  Dr. CHIN Weng Yee Dr. Billy C F CHIU

Dr. Antonio A T CHUH  Dr. FU Sau Nga

Dr. KUNG Kenny Dr. LIANG Jun

Dr. Lorna NG Dr. Katrina W K TSANG

Prof. Martin C S WONG Dr. William C W WONG

Dr. Esther Y T YU
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Introduction

The Research Committee was set up in 1987 with the aim of promoting research in general practice in order to gain further insights into the discipline in this part of the world, given that the medical system in operation and the pattern of help-seeking behaviour in Hong Kong are considerably different from those elsewhere. The Committee aimed to encourage and help general practitioners to launch individual projects and to provide, as far as possible, the relevant expertise in undertaking research, as well as to enlist general practitioners in cohort studies conducted by the College. The Committee also wished to build a database related to general practice in Hong Kong and considered joint research with general practitioners in other places so as to investigate primary care in different cultures.

In 1990, the Committee took on the task of producing management guidelines on a number of conditions commonly encountered in general practice in Hong Kong. A network of College Fellows was recruited. Their views on each condition were analyzed together with those collected from other specialists. The aim was to find out from experienced general practitioners how these conditions are managed in Hong Kong.

In 1994, The Best Research Award for each year was set up to promote research among general practitioners. The first prize was presented at the College's 1995 conferment ceremony.

In 1996, the Committee delegated Dr Yuk-tsan Wun to translate the new version of ICPC into Chinese in collaboration with Beijing Capital University. The project was also presented at the 1998 WONCA World Conference in Dublin, as 'The Chinese Translation of ICPC: The Methodology'. In 2000, our College signed an agreement with the WONCA Classification Committee on the issues of copyright and royalties. The ICPC-2 Chinese version was published in 2001 to a warm reception.

In 1999, in order to encourage College members' involvement in primary-care research, the Committee piloted a small discussion group to share their thoughts and plans for research.

In 2005, the HKCFP Research Fellowship was established to promote research in family medicine for new and emerging researchers. The grant is valued at up to HK$100,000. It provides the successful candidate with protected time to develop research skills. Applicants are expected to have regular contact with a nominated supervisor.

In 2013, the Committee start to offer the two established research funds, The Trainees Research Fund and the Research Seed Fund. The Trainees Research Fund will be opened to all registered College's trainees and is made of multiple awards. It is envisaged it will help trainees especially but not limited to those doing research projects as their exit examination. Those who have funding support elsewhere will not be considered. The Research Seed Fund is open to all College members when a maximum of $10,000 award will be made to the successful applicant to assist the conduction of a research project.

Contact

Mr. Jeff Cheng (Administrative Executive) jeffcheng@hkcfp.org.hk and Ms. Priscilla Li (Administrative Executive) priscillali@hkcfp.org.hk

Phone: 2871 8899 Fax: 2866 0616

Address: Room 803-4, HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

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