Hong Kong Society for Emergency Medicine & Surgery (HKSEMS)
Aberdeen, Hongkong, Hong Kong
The development of HKSEMS was closely linked to the development of emergency medicine in Hong Kong. After the first A&E consultant was appointed in 1981, a group of dedicated A&E doctors joined together to form the Society in 1985. Thereafter, the Society organized various training activities, published a series of A&E reference manuals and the Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine. These all helped establish the specialty status of emergency medicine in Hong Kong. After thirteen years of hard work, the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine was finally established in 1997.
• To promote the interest in Accident and Emergency Medicine and Surgery amongst members and the medical profession in Hong Kong.
• To foster better understanding and relationship among members by organizing social functions, and professional activities.
• To look after the interests of its members by providing a forum for discussion on matters affecting them and by keeping relevant bodies advised on their views.
• To liaise with similar organizations in other countries in the pursuit of advancement of knowledge in the field of Accident and Emergency Medicine and Surgery.
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