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November 2016

MOU with The Royal College of Anaesthetists

The HKCA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) on 31 August, 2016 in Hong Kong. The areas of collaboration include the education, examination and train-the-trainers workshop. By collaborating with the RCoA, the HKCA intends to further develop Hong Kong’s anaesthetic workforce in its widest sense: from building the knowledge base of individual practitioners, developing standards of practice to policy developments for the ultimate benefit of patients.


British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) and Special Issue on Current Challenges in Vascular Anaesthesia

Fellows are able to access the BJA and BJA Education starting in March 2016. An email from jnls.cust.serv@oup.com regarding your subscription number and the registration procedure was sent to you early this year. The user guide on how to sign up for MyAccount and how to do online CPD is available for download here. Should you have any enquiries, please contact us at hkcaeducation@hkca.edu.hk.

The BJA has offered a special issue on current challenges in vascular anaesthesia. Please click here to view the special issue. The special issue covers a range of vascular topics and includes reviews by leading authors in Hong Kong and Australia.



Revised Vocational Training Guide for Training in Intensive Care Medicine

The Board of Intensive Care has recently reviewed the Vocational Training Guide (VTG) for Intensive Care Medicine. The new VTG can be found here and will be effective from 1 July 2017.
The major revisions are:
- Trainees who start their training on 1 July 2017 or after, they are required to complete the Exposure to Anaesthetic Safety and Emergencies (EASE) course. Please refer to clause 1.6.3.
- The definition of interruption has been defined in clause 3 – Special Conditions




Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaesthesiology 2017

The Annual Scientific Meeting 2017 (ASM 2017) will be held on 18-19 November 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Please save the date and the details will be announced soon.



Examination Dates

The College has announced the dates for the Intermediate and Final Fellowship Examinations in Anaesthesiology in 2017. Please click here for the details.




Exit Assessment Date

The College has announced the dates for Exit Assessment in 2017, please click here for details. Trainees who wish to sit for the exit assessment, please submit the fellowship application form with the relevant documents to the Chief Censor at least 21 days in advance with the project approval before the exit assessment. The applicants will NOT be invited for presentation at the Exit Assessment if pre-requisites are not met 21 days before scheduled Exit Assessment and thus will not be eligible for the very immediate Exit Assessment. It is the responsibility of the trainees and SOTs to ensure that the trainees meet all the required pre-requisites or else they will not get invited to the Exit. Trainees should ensure, together with the co-operation of the SOT to solicit the appropriate case mix and caseloads well in advance as per training requirements. For details, please refer to the College's website.



NTEC Simulation and Training Center

The NTEC Simulation and Training Centre courses scheduled for 2017 can be found here.



The certificates of the following fellows have not been collected yet. To collect your certificate, please go to the College's Office during office hour.

Chan, Shing Chau, Ng Nga Lai Alice, Li Ho Yin Adrian

Mak Ho Kwong Peter



Link to previous TUOHY