Milestones

Milestones in the Development of Emergency Medicine in Hong Kong

2011 – 2012
2010 – 2011
2010
  • Appointment of first Scientific Officer
  • First successful PhD student – Dr Janice Yeung
2009
  • First Conjoint MCEM / IEEM Examination in March
  • First invited editorial in the Lancet
  • Appointment of Editor of the European Journal of EM
2008
2007
2006
  • IEEM / MRCS Examination in Emergency Medicine (14-18 Mar)
  • Geriatric Emergency Medicine: Controversies and Complexities Symposium (26 Aug)
2005
2004
  • 3rd Asian Conference in Emergency Medicine
2003
  • Our First Patents
  • SARS Clinical Management Workshop
    – Health, Welfare and Food Bureau (13-14 June 2003) at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
2002
  • Opening of Trauma and Emergency Centre at Prince of Wales Hospital in March
  • Trauma Symposium at Prince of Wales Hospital in November
  • Establishment of Emergency Nurse Association in HK
  • First Toxicology Course in collaboration with NY Poison Centre
  • First batch of AMNO of GFS
2001
  • First ALSO course of HKCEM
  • Joint Scientific Meeting – Infectious Diseases and Ambulatory Medicine
    – HK College of Family Physicians, HK College of Paediatricians, HK College of Pathologists, HK College of Physicians (October 27-28, 2001 at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine)
2000
  • CD-ROM version of Training Manuals in Emergency Medicine, HKSEMS
  • First batch of AMO of GFS (Sponsored by HKCEM initially)
  • Advanced Ultrasound Course commissioned by COC (A&E)
  • First Emergency Nursing Paediatric Course HKSEMS & ENA
1999
  • First Exit Examination in Emergency Medicine of the HKCEM
  • First Airway Management Workshop of HKCEM
  • First Medical Director for Ambulance Service appointed
1998
  • First Emergency Medicine trainees under the College’s supervision
  • First International Congress – Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (26-29 November 1998 at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine)
1997
  • The Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine is admitted as a College under Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
  • Accreditation of Training Centres in Emergency Medicine
  • 1st Conjoint Examination with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Emergency Diagnostic Test Manual (HKSEMS)
  • Appointment of Emergency Medicine consultant as Clinical Director of Ambulance Service
  • First APLS Course in Hong Kong
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) HKSEMS & ENA
1996
  • Emergency Drug Manual, Emergency Drug Handbook (HKSEMS)
  • Incorporation of the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine
  • First PALS course with JIBC of Canada
1995
  • Professor in Accident and Emergency Medicine appointed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Formation of the Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, CUHK
  • 1st Ultrasound course was started as Commissioned Training of COC (A&E)
1994
  • Training Centre for Accident & Emergency Medicine in TSKH
  • Inaugural issue of the Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine
  • Core Manual for Training in Emergency Medicine (HKSEMS)
  • Emergency Procedure Manual (HKSEMS)
  • Emergency Nursing Course under COC HA
1993
  • Joint function with Justice Institute of British Columbia, Canada
    “Cardiology and Resuscitation Seminar”
1991
  • First ACLS course with JIBC of Canada
1990
  • Official Newsletter for HKSEMS: EmergiNews
1989
  • Co-sponsor of 6th World Congress of Emergency and Disaster Medicine
  • Accident & Emergency Manual published by Princess Margaret Hospital
1985
  • Hong Kong Society for Emergency Medicine & Surgery (HKSEMS)
1984
  • First local candidate passed the FRCS(A&E) examination
1983
  • First FRCS(A&E) examination held in Edinburgh, Scotland
1982
  • “Casualty Departments” renamed “Accident and Emergency Departments”
1981
  • First full time Accident and Emergency Consultant appointed
1969
  • Casualty Department in Tang Shiu Kin Hospital
1965
  • Casualty Department in Kwong Wah Hospital
1964
  • Casualty Department in Queen Elizabeth Hospital
1952
  • Casualty Department in Kowloon Hospital
1947
  • Casualty Department in Queen Mary Hospital