Under the able leaderships of our previous presidents: Dr. K. T. So, Dr. Alfred Tam and Dr. Daniel Ng, the Society has made substantial development since its establishment in 1997. This year, we collaborated with the Asian Paediatric Respirology Interest Group to hold the first Asian Paediatric Repirology Forum together with our Annual Scientific Meeting, which attracted more than 220 registered candidates from over 10 countries. We are honoured to have Dr. Wing-man Ko, Secretary for Food and Health, present as the officiating guest of the event. We also congratulate Dr. Alfred Tam who received the first Honorary Fellowship of the Society in the meeting.

There were more than 50 participants who attended the highly evaluated Post-ASM NIV workshop on 7 October 2013. The Practical Beginner Ultrasound Workshop for P/NICU held in Kwong Wah Hospital on 8 December 2013 was a great success. Thanks to Dr. Eric Chan and Kwong Wah Hospital for their great effort.

The recent incidences of fatal complicated pneumonia caused by serotype 3 streptococcus pneumoniae and documented case of H7N9 adds challenges to all of you working in public and private sectors. However, I hope that the new council of the HKSPR will continue to have your full support in organizing future activities.

Thank you.

Dr. Ting-yat Miu


Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Respirology

(Dec 2013)

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