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July 2014

The 27th Conjoint Fellowship Conferment Ceremony with Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the 25th Dr. Sun Yat Sen Oration

The 27th Conjoint Fellowship Conferment Ceremony with Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the 25th Dr. Sun Yat Sen Oration were held on 8th June 2014, Sunday afternoon.

In the 27th Fellowship conferment ceremony of the HKCFP & RACGP, 21 Certificates of completion of the Exit xamination and our Diploma of Family Medicine were awarded.

The Award of the Dr. Peter C. Y. LEE Best Candidate in Fellowship Examination 2013 went to Dr. Ho Shu Wan, HKCFP Best Research 2013 to Dr. Chin Weng Yee and the HKCFP Research Fellowship 2014 to Dr. Sit Wing Shan.

The 25th Dr. Sun Yat Sen Oration of the HKCFP “Delivering Medical Care - Attempt to Think Out of the Box” was delivered by Prof. John C. Y. LEONG

On behalf of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians, I would like to express my warmest welcome to the new fellows and diplomates of Family Medicine of our College.

I would like to congratulate our new fellows and diplomates as you are now equipped with more advanced knowledge and skills to serve your patients and the community, and I know you will exercise these with the highest tandard of ethics. Primary care has been recognized to be the most cost-effective in terms of health economy. The high comorbidities and low prevalence of individual diseases in one’s daily practice may make clinical guidelines difficult to apply - and the outcome of your work difficult to measure. Continuous participation in CME and CPD activities not only facilitates our continuous improvement but also provides opportunities to meet old and new friends to share our experience, joy and frustration. Performing clinical audits allow us to share experience in quality assurance. Research, regardless of its scale, can answer many questions unique to us. I therefore encourage all of you to participate actively in these activities. The College is your home for professional growth, and we, as brothers and sisters are here to share and support.

With an aging population and increasing multimorbidity, family physicians have an important role in holistic care. Many of our sister Colleges, including the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Royal College of General Practitioners, have successfully reviewed their curriculum recently. We have also set up a working group to review our curriculum this year to best suit our community development and care delivery.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, for the longterm support in our vocational training and examination; our Government for the support and development in Primary Care; WONCA and colleagues from China, Macau & Taiwan for the friendship and promotion of Family Medicine; the Universities for a greater emphasis on Family Medicine education and research; the Hospital Authority and sister specialties for their support in our vocational training. Last but not least, our families for the unfailing support. I hope we can all work together for the better health of our world.

Dr. Ruby S Y Lee