7th Conferment of Specialists and Annual Dinner (19 June 2018)
Date: 19 June 2018 (Tue)
- 6:30pm – AGM
- 7:15pm – Reception
- 7:30pm – Conferment of Specialists
- 8:10pm – Dinner
Venue: Crystal Ballroom, 2/F., The Cityview, 23 Waterloo Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
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Inauguration of the College of Pharmacy Practice
Witnessed by guests from the government, Hospital Authority, universities and patient groups, the College of Pharmacy Practice (“CPP”) is inaugurated on 22nd June 2013. The ceremony was officiated by the guest of honor, Professor Sophia Chan, the Under Secretary for Food and Health.
Professor Chan congratulated the CPP and delivered a very inspirational keynote speech. She shared her views on the rising public expectation towards pharmaceutical care delivery and the importance of specialization of pharmacy practice. Specialization in specific disease and practice areas with structured continuing education would be essential to raise the confidence of patients, physicians and other stakeholders. Professor Chan also remarked that specialized knowledge is not only limited in clinical pharmacy service, but also in community pharmacy, drug manufacturing and distribution, drug regulatory, teaching and research, etc. Professor Chan believed that the development of pharmacy specialties would be crucial in achieving the goal of ensuring the delivery of the most cost-effective, focused and safe drug treatment to patients.
The CPP announced in the ceremony that Dr. Benjamin Lee is elected as the new chairman of the CPP. Professor Vincent Lee of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, who is also the founding chairman of the CPP, and Professor Ian Wong of the University of Hong Kong are bestowed with the Honorary Fellowships. The CPP also awarded twelve founding members with the Founding Fellowships and eleven distinguished pharmacists as the first batch of Fellows of the CPP.
History and Background of the CPP
Under the visionary leadership of Professor Vincent Lee and Professor Kenneth Lee, the CPP was formed as a working group in year 2009. It aimed to investigate ways for advancing the scope of practice of local pharmacists in a formal and systematic way. With the hard work of a group of dedicated pharmacists, the CPP was formally established in September 2010.
The CPP is established as a non-profit, independent professional body of pharmacists that missioned to ensure the highest possible professional standard of pharmacy practice in Hong Kong by providing formal accreditation of specialist training. The ultimate goal of the CPP would be legislative change rendering the CPP to be recognized as an independent accreditation and recognizable professional qualifications granting statutory body for the advanced practice of the pharmacy profession in Hong Kong.
Having collected the views of Hong Kong pharmacists from an open forum and on-line surveys, the CPP has formulated the accreditation framework for its members to become pharmacist specialists or fellows of the CPP. The CPP has also kicked-off with the “Advanced Pharmacotherapy Workshop”, a therapeutics review course that facilitates local pharmacists’ preparation for the certification examination provided by the US Board of Pharmacy Specialties.