Medical Education Conference (MEC) was succesfully held
The MEC, entitled “Cultivating Professionalism and Research in Medical Education”, was officiated by Prof. Sophia CHAN, the Secretary for Food and Health. It brought together over 200 local and international delegates to discuss topics around the main theme, including professionalism, research, communication and debriefing.
Prof. Sir Terence STEPHENSON, The Chair of General Medical Council, delivered a pleanary lecture about “How to Nuture Research in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Training”. Prof. Paul LAI, President of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong, also shared insights on the topic “Apology and Healthcare Mediation: What and How to incorporate into Medical Training”. Members of the Academy’s Young Fellows Chapter (YFC) were invited to share their experience in conducting medical research.
The full day conference provided a rich programme delivered through thought-provoking plenary lectures, symposia and workshops for medical experts, educators, researchers and allied healthcare professionals engaged in postgraduate medical education and training. They had fruitful discussions about ways to cultivate the development of healthcare providers with professional attributes and to nurture research in medical training, as well as future directions of post-graduation education.
The MEC is one of the flagship events of the Academy jointly organised by the Academy and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Innovative Learning Centre for Medicine to pursue the goal to maintain high standards of medical education.