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August 2014

Hong Kong Primary Care Conference cum 4-Party General Practice/Family Medicine Conference
兩岸四地全科/ 家庭醫學學術研討會 2014

This is a very special year for our Hong Kong Primary Care Conference as it was held together with the bi-annual 4-Party (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China & Taiwan) General Practice/Family Medicine Conference on June 6-9, 2014.

Primary care is the work of healthcare professionals who act as the first point of consultation for all patients. Central to the concept of primary care is the patient. It involves the widest scope of health care, including care for patients of all ages and all socioeconomic groups; patients seeking to maintain optimal health, and patients with various presentations of acute and chronic physical, mental and social health issues. These also include multiple chronic diseases. Family physicians provide not only services commonly recognized as primary care, but are also coordinators of the overall healthcare services for our patients.

Primary care strives to achieve health equity. This year, the Organizing Committee has chosen “With the Patients, For the Patients – Achieving Health Equity in Primary Care” as the theme of the conference. This conference served as a platform to address present and future challenges, and provided an opportunity for family doctors in the region to network and learn.


The conference was a great success and also well attended by over 500 participants. I would like to thank our organizing committee and secretariat led by the co-chairmen Dr. Lorna Ng and Dr. William Wong for their dedication and hard work; the sponsors of the Conference; and the leaders in Family Medicine of all four parties for their support to make this Conference possible.





Dr. Ruby S Y Lee
President

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