Public Affairs (1997-2008)

For many years, the Association has taken a proactive and outspoken stance on professional, social as well as political issues. Press statements and conferences were given frequently. The following is a list of the public affairs activities from 1997 to 2006; please visit Newsroom for details.

2008
Date Topic
22 December 2008 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during the Christmas Holiday
13 December 2008 The HKMA Tin Shui Wai North/ Yuen Long Community Network Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Day
7 November 2008 Press Invitation: 10th Beijing / Hong Kong Medical Exchange - Update on Respiratory Medicine
22 September 2008 Melamine Contaminated Milk Products
17 July 2008 New members elected to HKMA Council at the Annual General Meeting
23 June 2008 Charity Concert for SMA
19 June 2008 Inauguration of the Hong Kong Medical Association Hong Kong East Community Network
13 June 2008 Survey on Health Care Reform
26 May 2008 Childhood Vaccination
1 May 2008 Healthy 8000 Steps Campaign
19 March 2008 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during the Easter Holiday
17 March 2008 HKMA and HKSBP Hold Practical Psychiatry Certificate Course for General Practitioners
29 February 2008 The HKMA Community Network Caring for Your Kidneys Day
4 February 2008 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during the Lunar New Year Holiday
 
2007
Date Topic
12 December 2007 Response to the remarks by Prof. POON Chung-kwong
10 December 2007 HKMA Stand on Nutrition Labelling
26 November 2007 Results of the 1st Guangdong, Hong Kong & Macau Sports Meet
22 November 2007 1st Guangdong, Hong Kong & Macau Sports Meet
17 November 2007 HKMA urges HA to implement private public collaboration in Tin Shui Wai as soon as possible
15 October 2007 Influenza Vaccination
13 September 2007 Political Development
24 July 2007 Development and Financing of Hong Kong's Future Health Care - Reviewing the Bauhinia Report
19 July 2007 10th Anniversary of HKSAR - Charity Concert for the Elderly
19 July 2007 New members elected to HKMA Council at the Annual General Meeting
25 June 2007 2006年入職薪酬調查結果對受資助醫護機構及社會福利機構的影響 (Chinese version only)
17 May 2007 The Hong Kong Medical Association TaoYuan Project
4 April 2007 Specialist Register
3 April 2007 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during Ching Ming and Easter Holiday
23 March 2007 Results of the Opinion Poll on Voting of The Chief Executive of the HKSAR 2007
15 February 2007 Results of the Opinion Poll on Nomination of the Chief Executive of the HKSAR 2007
14 February 2007 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during The Lunar New Year Holiday
 
2006
Date Topic
22 December 2006 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during The Christmas Holiday
9 December 2006 Serving the Community
6 December 2006 Meeting the candidates for Chief Executive
4 December 2006 A "LINK" without Community Commitment
22 November 2006 Joint Guangdong, Hong Kong & Macau Sports Meet - Preparatory Campaign
20 November 2006 Primary Care Register: Guide to Family Doctors in Your Community
10 November 2006 8th Beijing / Hong Kong Medical Exchange - Community Health Services and Family Medicine
6 November 2006 Chief Executive Election Election Committee - Medical Subsector
28 October 2006 The Hong Kong Medical Association Official Visit to Guangzhou
7 September 2006 Abuse of Codeine-containing Cough Medicine
6 September 2006 Opinion Survey about the Judicial Review - Should the Medical Council Appeal?
24 July 2006 Influenza Vaccination
27 June 2006 The Inaugural Charity Concert of The Hong Kong Medical Association Charitable Foundation - Arts for Everyone
25 June 2006 2nd Exercise Prescription Certificate Course
May 2006 Doctor's Fee Survey Report
14 April 2006 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation During The Easter Holiday
17 February 2006 Prevention of Casualties at Marathon
26 January 2006 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during The Lunar New Year Holiday
23 January 2006 Suicide Prevention
19 January 2006 Call for Universal Ban of Smoking in Indoor Workplaces and Public Places
7 January 2006 Exercise Prescription Certification Course
3 January 2006 The Most Popular Ball in Five Years
   
2005
Date Topic
30 June 2005 Report on Renaming of HKU Medical Faculty Survey
25 June 2005 HKMA Charity Concert For Rehabilitation
12 June 2005 Report on Survey for Medical Insurance Coverage on Mental Illness and Mood Disorder
4 June 2005 Report on Survey on Chief Executive Election, July 2005
31 May 2005 Joint statement on suspected case of wrongly dispensed drug
3 May 2005 Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Wheezing and Asthma: Update 2005
7 April 2005 Diabetic Patient Education Meeting ~10 April 2005 ~
22 March 2005 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during The Easter Holiday
18 March 2005 The stance of HKMA on the Draft HA Standard Drug Formulary
21 February 2005 HKMA concerns about the Draft Hospital Authority Standard Drug Formulary
7 February 2005 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during The Lunar New Year Holiday
10 January 2005 Prevention of Avian Influenza: Consultation on Long-term Direction to Minimize the Risk of Human Infection
7 January 2005 Position Paper of the Hong Kong Medical Association on Tobacco Control
   
2004
Date Topic
23 December 2004 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during The Christmas Holiday
15 November 2004 Untrue Comment Made in the Editorial of The South China Morning Post
20 October 2004 The "Who" and "Why" for Getting Influenza Vaccine
19 October 2004 A United Front Against Diabetes Mellitus
18 October 2004 An Open Appeal to our LegCo Councillors and the People of Hong Kong
28 September 2004 Wax burning can kill!!!
24 September 2004 澄清啟事
23 August 2004 Untrue Information in an article published by Ta Kung Pao
22 July 2004 New members elected to HKMA Council at the Annual General Meeting
11 July 2004 Good Hygiene in Food and Eating
4 July 2004 The Hong Kong Medical Association - Heal with Love Orchestra Nite
17 June 2004 HKMA Paediatric Rehabilitation Network with Heep Hong Society
9 May 2004 Research on Asthma & Quality of Life
29 April 2004 Hong Kong Doctors Homepage
6 April 2004 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during The Easter Holiday
18 March 2004 In support of the Cervical Screening Program of the Department of Health - More should be done to promote routine cervical screening
16 March 2004 HKMA Care for Your Heart Charity Concert
6 February 2004 HKMA Community Network: Health Promotion Campaign Against Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
19 January 2004 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during The Chinese New Year Holiday
   
2003
Date Topic
21 December 2003 Promotion of Using Serving Chopsticks & Spoons
19 December 2003 Difficulty in Securing Employees' Compensation Insurance
17 December 2003 Difficulty in Securing Employees' Compensation Insurance
16 December 2003 Statement on the difficulty in securing Employees' Compensation Insurance
21 November 2003 Heavy Metal Poisoning
25 October 2003 Exchange Programme for Medical Professionals between Hong Kong, Shanghai & Pearl River Delta
18 October 2003 Symposium on Influenza 2003
28 September 2003 Healthy 8,000 Steps Campaign
24 September 2003 Healthy 8,000 Steps Campaign
19 September 2003 Hong Kong Doctors Homepage
9 September 2003 About Drug Labelling
9 September 2003 Wax burning can kill!!!
8 September 2003 Chinese Medical Forum 2003 - SARS Prevention
17 July 2003 New members elected to HKMA Council at the Annual General Meeting
3 July 2003 Symphony of Life - A Tribute to SARS Warriors
29 June 2003 Request for Independent Inquiry on the handling of the SARS outbreak
19 June 2003 CONTAINING SARS, REBUILDING HKSAR Strengthening the HKMA Community Network
5 June 2003 Funeral Service of Dr. Thomas Cheung Sik Hin
2 June 2003 In memory of Dr. Cheng Ha Yan
2 June 2003 HKMA Sets a Corner in Memory of Dr. Thomas Cheung Sik Hin
31 May 2003 HKMA Regrets the Passing Away of Dr. Thomas Cheung Sik Hin
13 May 2003 In memory of Dr. Tse Yuen Man
10 May 2003 One School One Doctor Scheme
16 April 2003 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during The Easter Holiday
10 April 2003 List of Doctors suffering from SARS???
6 April 2003 The Hong Kong Medical Association Network for Screening of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
26 March 2003 The Hong Kong Medical Association's advice to the public and to doctors on the prevention of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
16 March 2003 Singing for our Mind
6 March 2003 Doctors' Fees Survey 2002
5 January 2003 Integrity in Practice: A Practical Guide for Medical Practitioners on Corruption Prevention
   
2002
Date Topic
17 November 2002 Our Children's Vision
26 September 2002 BEIJING/HONG KONG MEDICAL EXCHANGE (SIXTH MEETING - THE CLIMACTERIC)
20 September 2002 煲蠟怎樣引起危險及燒傷
31 August 2002 9 Points to Note While Hiking in Hot Weather
31 August 2002 Brighter Young Generation Scheme Implants Positive Attitude in the Youth Success of Pilot Scheme 2001-2002 Envisions Bright Future
24 August 2002 9 Points to Note While Hiking in Hot Weather
27 July 2002 9 Points to Note While Hiking in Hot Weather
18 July 2002 New members elected to HKMA Council at the Annual General Meeting
8 June 2002 Caring for others and treasure our lives
27 March 2002 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during The Easter Holiday
8 February 2002 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during The Chinese New Year Holiday
24 January 2002 ※ 嚴正聲明 ※
3 January 2002 Voices from the Depth of our Hearts
   
2001
Date Topic
28 December 2001 HKMA Orchestra will perform for patients in the Castle Peak Hospital
28 December 2001 Press Invitation
5 December 2001 Response to a Media Report
24 November 2001 New Executive Board of HKMA Organ Donation Fund Limited
12 October 2001 Beijing/Hong Kong Medical Exchange
5 October 2001 Enhancement of Public-Private Interface
28 September 2001 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during The National Day and the day following Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday
19 July 2001 New members elected to HKMA Council at the Annual General Meeting
15 July 2001 Press Release for HKMA Annual Charity Concert 2001
13 July 2001 Safe Use Of Laser Devices In Human Subjects
11 July 2001 Press Reception for the HKMA Annual Charity Concert
17 June 2001 Press Conference for the "Doctors Donation Day"
7 May 2001 Experience Sharing Session with MSF Volunteer - with Dr Cheng Wei (surgeon) and wife Karin Moorhouse (administrator)
28 April 2001 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during The Buddha's Birthday and Labour Day Holiday
11 April 2001 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during Easter Holiday
15 March 2001 Doctors Announce Concert For Handicapped Children
12 March 2001 Empty proposals on which no considered decision can be made: a response to the Governments Consultation Document on Health Care Reform
21 February 2001 Closure of HKMA Medical Centres adjacent to A & E Departments of the Queen Mary and Tuen Mun Hospitals
22 January 2001 MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation during Chinese New Year Holiday
16 January 2001 A Happy New Year to our Elderly
14 January 2001 Seminar on Drug Abuse in Rave Parties
   
2000
Date Topic
22 December 2000 Medilink Teleline provides access to medical consultation during Christmas Holidays
18 December 2000 Bringing Music to the Hospital Wards---Visit to the Shatin Hospital
16 September 2000 Spokesman of the Hong Kong Medical Association
15 September 2000 New season of the Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra
31 August 2000 Carrying on a long-treasured tradition (Continuous Medical Education)
28 July 2000 Beijing/ Hong Kong Medical Exchange Fourth Meeting - Diabetes
13 July 2000 New members elected to HKMA Council at the Annual General Meeting 2000
19 June 2000 The Hong Kong Medical Association's concern about the forth-coming sit-in demonstration of public doctors.
19 April 2000 MediLink Teleline provides access to medical consultation during Easter Holiday
20 March 2000 Doctors' Fee Survey 1999
4 March 2000 HKMA expresses concern about a recent failure of an HMO
27 January 2000 MediLink Teleline provides access to medical consultation during the Chinese New Year Holiday
1999
Date Topic
24 November 1999 HKMA expresses concern about HA staff re-structuring
27 September 1999 Survey revealed patients upheld their own choice of where to get their prescribed medicine filled
16 August 1999 Improving the health care system of Hong Kong - Change to improve, not for the sake of changing
14 July 1999 Chinese medicine practitioner's functional constituency
13 July 1999 Protecting patients' choice in drug dispensing
9 June 1999 Advice on change of milk formulae for infants
9 June 1999 Dioxin-contamination Incident
31 May 1999 Issue of sick leave certificate and abuse of system
11 February 1999 MediLink
29 January 1999 HKMA Calls for sensible use of health care services
6 January 1999 Press Statement by Dr. So Kai Ming, President, The Hong Kong Medical Association
1998
Date Topic
19 November 1998

Submission of the Hong Kong Medical Association to the Legislative Council Panel on Health Services in relation to the Review of the Human Organ Transplant Ordinance Cap. 465 in response in the letter from the Clerk to the Panel to HKMA dated 11 November 1998

31 July 1998

Housing Authority's misconception in bringing about unnecessary burden of medical expenses on the public

25 July 1998 Special Register of the Medical Council
26 January 1998 Avian Influenza H5N1
26 January 1998 The HKMA Expert Committee on Communicable Diseases
26 January 1998 MediLink provides access to medical consultation during Chinese New Year Holidays
26 January 1998 Ten big medical news 1997
1997
Date Topic
31 July 1997 Oversupply of doctors
17 July 1997 New Membership Elected to the HKMA Council
13 June 1997 Medical profession joint effort to deal with the increased medical demand during 5-day handover holiday
20 May 1997 Health implication of rubella infection to a pregnant woman
12 April 1997 12 Housing estates to launch exhibitions & talks promoting organ donations
5 April 1997 Use of cellular phones while driving