International Links

International Links

The Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit of the Chinese University of Hong Kong is highly regarded internationally.

A. International Links

1. International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM)

Professor Timothy Rainer is actively involved with IFEM and chairs its Specialty Implementation Committee.

2. European Journal of Emergency Medicine and European Society for Emergency Medicine

Professor Colin Graham is the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Emergency Medicine and sits on the Council and Executive Committee of the European Society for Emergency Medicine.

3. International presentations

Over 400 presentations have been made at international conferences in Asia, North America, Europe, and Australasia. Academic emergency medicine staff have given invited presentations in Spain, South Korea, Hong Kong and the United States over the years.

4.College of Emergency Medicine (UK)

The AEMAU was responsible for introducing of the UK Fellowship (and subsequent Membership) of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Accident and Emergency Medicine) examinations [FRCSEd(A&E)/MRCSEd(A&E)] to Hong Kong in 1997. The FRCSEd(A&E)/MRCSEd(A&E) is held conjointly with the Intermediate Examination in Emergency Medicine of the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine.

In 2009, the unit hosted the first diet of the Membership examination of the College of Emergency Medicine of the UK, the MCEM exam, which will replace the MRCSEd(A&E) for the next three years in Hong Kong alongside the HKCEM Intermediate Examination.

5. Collaboration with the University of Alberta, Canada

Professor Phil Jacobs is a health economist based at the University of Alberta. Professor Jacobs has been invited to CUHK on many occasions and has collaborated with the unit in cost effectiveness analyses.

6. Collaboration with Maastricht University, Netherlands

The AEMAU is collaborating with Professor R Renneberg, a clinical chemist in HKUST, to develop new biochemical markers for use at point of care evaluation in the emergency department and other critical care settings. The AEMAU has been pleased to invite Professor Jan Glatz, a Clinical Biochemist and Heart Foundation Professor at Maastricht University to the Unit to speak on the development of H- and B-FABP as early markers in critical illness.

7. Collaboration with King’s College, London, UK

The Unit has collaborated with Professor ACC Coolen and his Mathematics Group at Kings’s College on the topic of admission rates to Hong Kong emergency departments, to develop benchmarking tools for ED admissions using novel mathematical modeling techniques.

8. Collaboration with Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

a) The Unit has an active collaboration with Professor Peter Cameron’s Prehospital, Emergency and Trauma Group within the Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine at Monash University on various clinical and registry based trauma topics.
b) External Examiner
c) Emergency Department Administration Courses

9. Development of Emergency Medicine in Asia

Emergency Medicine is developing throughout Asia, and we have welcomed visitors from Thailand (Mahidol University in Bangkok and Khon Kaen University) and South Korea (Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University) to the AEMAU. Academic staff of the unit have provided teaching and advice to developing emergency departments in China, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, India and Malaysia.

10. University of Melbourne

Intercalated Degree Programme, Advanced Medical Science Programme

11. University Medical Centre, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Emergency Department Administration Courses

12. University of Maryland School of Medicine

Emergency Department Administration Courses

13. The Prestantia Group

Emergency Department Administration Courses

B. China Links

1. Collaboration with the Macau Bureau of Health, Macau SAR, China

  • Three doctors from the Bureau of Health in Macau came to the unit in Hong Kong from December 2005 to July 2007 to undergo training in Emergency Medicine and allied specialties.

2. Exchange visits to hospitals in Mainland China

  • The staff of the Unit has shared experience in research, clinical service and education in Emergency Care with the following hospitals in Mainland China:
    • Minhang Hospital, RuiJin Hosptial Group of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (上海交通大學瑞金醫院集團閔行中心醫院), Shanghai, China
    • Emergency Department, Peking Union Medical College Hospital (中國醫學科學院北京協和醫院), Beijing, China
    • ED of 2nd affiliated hospital of Guangzhou medical University (广州医学院第二附属医院急诊科), Guangdong, China

C. Hong Kong Service

1. Service to the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine and Hong Kong Academy of Medicine:

  • Current:
    • Chief Examiner, First Conjoint Membership of College of Emergency Medicine (UK)/ Intermediate Examination in Emergency Medicine, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (2009 – 2011)
    • Examiner, Exit Examination in Emergency Medicine, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (2003 – 2011)
    • Elected Member, Council of the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (Re-elected 2004 and 2007) (2001 – 2011)
    • Chairman, Research Affairs Sub-Committee, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (2001 – 2011)
  • Previous:
    • Member, Doctor’s Work Reform Working Group, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (2008 – 2010)
    • Member, Task Force on Emergency Medicine Wards, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (2008)
    • Chief Examiner, Intermediate Examination in Emergency Medicine, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (2004 – 2008)
    • Member, Scientific Subcommittee, 3rd Asian Conference on Emergency Medicine 2003 (2001)
    • Examiner, Primary Examination in Emergency Medicine, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (1998)
    • 1997 Member, Examination Board, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (1997)
    • Training Supervisor, New Territories East Cluster, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (2003 – 2007)

2. Service to the Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong:

  • Examiner, Final MBBCh, Medical Examination, CUHK (2008 – 2011)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK (2004 – 2011)
  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, CUHK (1997 – 2011)
  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Surgery, CUHK (1996 – 2011)

3. Service to The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • External Examiner

4. Service to the Hospital Authority, Hong Kong:

  • Current:
    • Honorary Advisor, Consultant Panel on Service Plan for the Redevelopment of Queen Mary Hospital (2009 – 2011)
    • Member, Cluster Committee for Clinical Toxicology Services, New Territories East Cluster (2005 – 2011)
    • Member, Central Committee for Trauma Services, Head Office (2004 – 2011)
    • Subject Officer, Standard 17, Hospital Authority Annual Plan Section 3 for Quality Standards (2004 – 2011)
    • Chairman, Trauma Advisory Committee, New Territories East Cluster (2003 – 2011)
  • Previous:
    • Member, Coordinating Committee in Accident and Emergency Services, Head Office (2003 – 2010)
    • Member, New Territories East Cluster Committee for Emergency Services (2002 – 2010)
    • Chairman, Task Force on Manpower Planning for Emergency Medicine, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (2008)
    • Member, Preparedness for Infectious Diseases Programme Sub-Committee of the Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, CUHK (2004)
    • Chief Examiner, Primary Examination in Emergency Medicine (2002 – 2003)
    • Member, Trauma Conference Organising Committee, Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Prince of Wales Hospital (2002)
    • eKG Emergency Medicine Panel Discussant (Honorary) – Research, Biostatistics, EBM (2002)
    • 2001 Medical Adviser, Police Tactical Unit (2001)
    • Member, Planning Committee for the New Curriculum, CUHK (2001)
    • Member, Clinical Methods Panel, New Curriculum, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK (2001)

5. Service to the Community in Hong Kong:

  • Honorary Medical Advisor, Hong Kong Disaster Medicine Association (2006 – 2011)
  • Honorary Medical Advisor, Medical Services International (2004 – 2011)
  • Member, Steering Committee, Kadoorie Critical Care Project (2000 – 2011)
  • Member, Management Committee, Kadoorie Critical Care Project (2000 – 2011)
  • Member, Medical Support Team, Hong Kong Jockey Club (2000 – 2011)
  • Expert Reports, Medical Protection Society and other legal bodies (2003 – 2011)

6. Service to the Government of the Hong Kong SAR:

  • Member, Grant Review Board, Health and Health Services Research Fund (HHSRF) and the Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases (RFCID), Health, Welfare and Food Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (2004 – 2011)
  • Air Medical Officer, Government Flying Service (2000 – 2011)
  • Expert Witness, Coroner’s Court, Manila Hostage Inquest (2011)