The Hong Kong Society of Nephrology was established since 1979. It is a non-profit making professional organization consisting of doctors, nurses and other allied health staff who are interested in renal diseases.
It gives me great pleasure to report to you our activities in the first quarter of 2017, and update you on the upcoming events.
The Central Commissioned Training (Renal) 2016/17 with the theme “Improving outcomes of renal grafts – from good to great” took place on 21-22 Jan 2017. It was well attended and received by a total of 334 members and healthcare professionals, thanks for the excellent coordination by the renal team of PYNEH. The 12thWKD@HK was held in Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre. The theme “Kidney Disease and Obesity” was also widely publicized in the media. The Peritoneal Dialysis Symposium with Prof Roberto Pecoits-Filho from Brazil as the overseas speaker was held on 26 Mar 2017, and attended by 136 members. A Scientific Symposium on Nutritional Management in CKD was held on 12 April 2017, and was well received by 135 members, nurses and dietitians. Of note, Dr Garneata is the lead author of a recent JASN publication reporting the role of ketoanalogues in CKD progression. The power point presentations will be uploaded shortly.
Looking ahead, there will be the following exciting events that you might want to take note of:
(2) The Hong Kong Renal Patients’ Gateball Competition to be held on 11 June 2017 (Sunday) from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm at Kowloon Park Sports Centre. The event is co-organized by the Society, the Hong Kong Gateball Association and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department;
(3) The GN Symposium has now come into shape with an exciting program to be delivered by a panel of renowned overseas and local speakers on 8 Jul 2017 (Saturday) in Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel;
(4) The Annual Scientific Meeting 2017 will be extended to a 1.5-day program on 30 September 2017 (Saturday afternoon at the HK Academy of Medicine) and 1 Oct 2017 (Sunday whole day at the Intercontinental Hotel). For the first time, the program on the first day will be co-organized with the Hong Kong College of Physicians and the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology branded into an APSN/HKSN CME activity. A subcommittee is actively engaged in building an educational and attractive scientific program.
(5) Last but not least, don’t forget the biweekly interhospital meetings which are equally informative and highly educational.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any comments or suggestions for our Society.
Till then, Happy Easter!