"The Hong Kong College of Emergency
Physicians Limited was incorporated under the Companies
Ordinance on 13 February 1996. All the Consultant Emergency
Physicians were invited to be subscribers to the new College.
Dr Chin-Hung Chung became the Founding President of the
College. The first Council Meeting of the College was
held on 29 May 1996 at the conference room in Tang Shiu
"An informal visit was
arranged with Sir David Todd, President of
the HKAM, on 13 March 1996. Sir David suggested
that formal endorsements from the four Colleges
(Anaesthesiologists, Orthopaedic Surgeons,
Physicians and Surgeons) on the Training Programme
of the HKCEP should be sought before formal
submission to the HKAM for college recognition."
"By August 1996, we had
received formal written endorsements of the
College Training Programme from the colleges
of Anaesthesiologists, Orthopaedic Surgeons,
Physicians and Surgeons. Following this, the
College President and Secretary, Dr Chor-chiu
Lau, had a meeting with HKAM President Sir
David Todd on 4 September 1996, and the formal
application to the HKAM was submitted on 9
"Dr CH Chung, Dr TW Wong
and Dr WL Cheung later met with Prof. Allan
Chang, Chiarman of the HKAM Education Committee,
and suggestions for clarification of the M&A
and Training Programme were received."
"At its meeting on 30 September 1996,
the College Council also discussed the issue of adopting
the name “The Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine”
as suggested by some HKAM council members, in order to
avoid confusion with the Hong Kong College of Physicians.
The Council finally concluded that the suggested name
was appropriate for the college."
"On 13 November 1996, our President
sent a letter to Dr David Fang, the new President of the
Academy, informing him that our name had been changed
and that we had obtained the signatures of more than 50
HKAM Fellows requesting and Extraordinary General Meeting
(EGM) to admit the HKCEM as an Academy college. THE HKAM
EGM was held at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
on 16 January 1997, when our College was duly admitted
as the 15th constituent college of the HKAM."
- Quoted from Page 110 - 112, Section 3.1,
the formation of the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine,
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