Dear COHK Members,
Welcome to the fifth issue of COHK E–News! In this issue, we are going to provide members with some updated news from the College and information on upcoming College activities.
1. Annual subscription for COHK
This year, we have undergone a thorough review on the annual subscription for COHK. The College have decided to add 2 categories of subscription for fellows:
– Active practicing fellows age >65 years old – 50% of the full member subscription rate
– Retired fellows not practicing medicine: subscription fee waived
2. Annual Scientific Meeting 2020 – Dr Robert Lam, Chair of ASM 2020
The Annual Scientific Meeting of The College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society was successfully held on 5th – 6th December 2020. This is the first ever Virtual ASM that was held. There were more than 470 attendants from 9 countries. Our featured Keynote Speakers, Professor Pearse KEANE, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK, and Professor Tien Yin WONG, Arthur Lim Professor of Ophthalmology at the Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore, have shared with us the recent advances in the field of Retina and Artificial Intelligence. This year, Dr Stephanie CHEUNG from HKEH and Dr AU Chi Lik from TWEH were awarded the Best Oral Presentation Award and Best Poster Presentation Award respectively.
Thank you very much for all the support from our Fellows and Members. Congratulations to Dr Cheung and Dr Au!
3. HKJO – Go online on 22 Dec 2020! – Dr Alvin Kwok, Editor-in-Chief, HKJO
We are delighted to announce that the HKJO has gone online on 22 Dec 2020. Fellows can now access the journal content or submit articles through the online channel. Members are strongly encouraged to submit articles and support our College journal.
The College has selected the below articles to be the HKJO Best Original Article Award in 2019 for Fellows and Trainees.
1) EX-PRESS shunt implantation in Chinese glaucoma patients: 1-year results
Drs Jennifer WH Shum, Bonnie NK Choy, Jonathan CH Chan, Wing Lau Ho, Stephanie Cheri Woo, Jimmy SM Lai – Award to Fellows
2) Alcohol-assisted epithelial debridement for treatment of recurrent corneal erosion: a case series
Drs Leslie KL Cheng, Vanissa WS Chow, Brian MK Yiu
Congratulations to Dr Shum and Dr Cheng!
4. Resignation of Ms Vicki Wong, Secretariat of COHK
It is our great loss that Ms Vicki Wong, our College Secretariat, will be resigning from the office from Feb 2021. Vicki has been serving in COHK for more than 25 years. She is probably one of the persons that knows our College best, seeing all the changes and growth of our College into the current well-established and respectable organisation. We would like to give our sincere gratitude for all the wonderful work that she has done for us and the College. We wish her good health and all the best in her future endeavours!