♦ History of the Hong Kong Society of Critical Care Medicine
The Hong Kong Society of Critical Care Medicine (HKSCCM) was formally established on 19 May 1983. Our objectives are:
- To improve co-operation, liaison, and comradeship of all the health care workers involved in the practice of critical care medicine in Hong Kong.
- To advance knowledge in Critical Care Medicine in Hong Kong.
- To provide expert advice, as and when required, to other organisations on matters pertaining to critical care medicine in Hong Kong.
- To liaise with similar organisations overseas and to promote exchange of expertise and information.
Dr Zoltan Lett, MD, DA (RCP & SI), FRCA, FFARCSI, FANZCA, FHKCA, FHKAM (Anaesthesiology), Formerly: Research Associate, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong; Consultant Anaesthetist in-charge, Hong Kong Government & The University of Hong Kong; Reader in-charge of Anaesthesia, The University of Hong Kong
Foundation Honarary Secretary
Dr LO Joy Wah Ronald
Subsequent HKSCCM Chairpersons:
Dr LO Joy Wah Ronald
Dr FONG Ben Yuk Fai
Dr CHEUNG Suk Yee Polly
Prof OH Teik Ewe
Dr SO Hing Yu
Dr YOUNG Kang Karl
Dr YAP Hiu Yi Florence
Dr KOO Chi Kwan
Dr CHEUNG Po Wa
Dr YAN Wing Wa
Dr CHAN Yan Fat, Alfred (immediate past president)
Dr CHAN King Chung Kenny
17 November 2008: The Hong Kong Society of Critical Care Medicine Limited was registered under the HKSAR Government Company Registries.
30 January 2009: The HKSCCM website was open on 30 January 2009.
21 July 2009: The Critical Care Medicine Foundation (CCMF) was founded to advance Critical Care Medicine in Hong Kong as an important specialty in its own right.
12 December 2010: The HKSCCM was granted exemption under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance; the HKSCCM has become a "charitable institution or trust of a public character". Download full letter from the IRD here.
As a "charitable institution" the objectives of HKSCCM are:-
- To advance and disseminate knowledge in Critical Care Medicine in Hong Kong.
- To promote research and social education in Critical Care Medicine and to disseminate the research findings to the public.
Official address: B6, Intensive Care Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 30 Gascoigne Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong