會長通訊:新辦公室需要您的幫助 | President's Message : New office needs your help

HKDU⠀ Published at 2020-07-15

新辦公室需要您的幫助

 

自2019冠狀病毒病以來,於2020年6月24日第一次與同事們的午餐聚會,(由前右一起)與社團診所醫生協 會副主席羅炎逵醫生,陳方婷醫生,香港內科學會會長林達聰醫生,社團診所醫生協會副主席王陶村醫生, 潘文基醫生及其他醫生合照。

 

打擊肺炎,保長者!

 

 

自2020年2月以來,大家在社交距離方面的表現良好,我們減少在外消遣及聚餐的表現良好,包括通過暫停本會的所有非必要的社交活動。正因如此,香港是抗擊2019冠狀病毒病的主要成功的地區之一。無論如何,即使我們沒有遇到任何患有冠狀病毒疾病的病人,我們也已經對該病毒有深入了解。對不對?

 

本會一直努力通過延續醫學進修網絡研討會向大家提供有關2019冠狀病毒病和其他疾病的最新醫學資訊。自2020年4月1日以來,截至2020年7月11日,本會已組織了33個日間及晚上的延續醫學進修網絡研討會和面書直播延續醫學進修,並且將會舉辦更多。本會除了加強引入ZOOM網絡研討會和面書直播延續醫學進修的軟件和硬件外,我們還要感謝網絡研討會的演講嘉賓,主持醫生,延續醫學進修委員會和本會工作人員的辛勤工作,他們大部分時間不得不離開工會辦公室前往以外其他場所設置網絡研討會。我們可以
肯定,隨著時間的流逝,即使最終2019冠狀病毒病受到控制,為了方便大家參與醫學進修,本會仍會繼續舉辦網上直播的延續醫學進修研討會。我深信製藥公司將十分樂意在這方面繼續支持我們。

 

除了舉辦網絡研討會之外,建立香港西醫工會的電子藥品平台是本會近來第二重要的活動。我們已於2018年12月就該平台計劃與Vital Base International Limited簽署了協議。我們對平台的製作及設計已經花費了超過一年的時間。特別感謝資訊科技委員會的鄧權恩醫生及鄧偉材醫生的辛勤工作,我們已經獲得了多家製藥公司的讚助,該項目將於不久將來啟動。上述的電子藥品平台是本會的一個網站,其中包含有關藥物研究和產品,處方藥物和診斷工具方面的最新進展的文章及更新。我們希望這能加快您們對藥物知識的了解,並以此方式幫助您和您的病人一起治理疾病。在建立此電子藥品平台時,包含延續醫學進修資訊,延續醫學進修視頻,註冊醫生名單也將會更新。當然,在適當的時間,您們會收到登入的詳細信息和通知。

 

我已經在前面提到,由於本會辦公室的空間不足,我們需要在辦公室以外的場所舉行網絡研討會。現在我想提及西醫工會的另一項活動,而這活動已經進行了13年,即是由我們的道德科研委員會批核並進行的臨床研究。到目前為止,我們已批核及跟進了32項第二階段和第三階段來自私營機構主要研究人員的研究。相關研究包括骨質疏鬆症,心臟病和各種癌症中的藥物使用等問題,這些研究對於我們未來預防和管理此類疾病至關重要。我了解到,為了符合美國食品藥品監督管理局的標準,委員會將研究的文件、患者的同意書、不良反應報告、接受研究的患者的結果及研究報告的文件等…必須保留在整個研究過程中以及結束後至少3年。隨著愈來愈多的研究和其他的辦公室記錄,本會現在應該探討新的儲藏空間。在最近的幹事會會議上我們提出並討論了此問題。為了增加辦公室空間,我們得出了以下兩個選擇。

 

1. 選擇一: 是在我們現有辦公室以外租用一些存儲空間來存儲文件記錄;


2. 選擇二: 是租用一個更大的辦公室,以存儲所有研究記錄文件,並組織更多新活動,例如我剛才提到的網絡研討會。

 

無論那一個選擇,我們必須在租金上花費更多的金錢。幹事會已經研究了這兩個選擇的利弊,並決定採用選擇二 — 即是租用更大的辦公室,預計會員亦會為此感到自豪與榮幸。

 

本會更成立了新辦公室特別工作小組,並由本人擔任主席去處理新辦公室的事宜。新辦公室確實需要額外的財務資源,我們將非常感謝您的慷慨捐助。新辦公室特別工作組將很快制定有關捐贈方法及表揚方式。我希望你們每個人都能以一種或多種方法為我們的新辦公室作出貢獻。畢竟,我們的辦公室會為所有會員開放。我敢肯定,當您最近來收集口罩時,你們當中的大多數人都明白我們現有辦公室的空間不足。非常感謝您的關注和慷慨。

 

楊超發醫生

 


 

New office needs your help

 

Since February 2020, we have behaved well in social distancing. We have behaved well by eating less and spending less outside. We have behaved well by stopping all non-essential social contacts including Union activities. As such, Hong Kong is among the top areas in combating the COVID-19 coronavirus. Anyway, even we have not encountered any patient suffering from coronavirus disease, we know a lot about the virus already. Don’t you?


We have been struggling hard to bring to you the new medical news on COVID-19 and other diseases through e-Live CMEs. Since April 1, 2020, we have organized a total of 33 Webinars and Facebook Live CMEs, day and night up to 11 July, 2020, and there are more to come. Apart from strengthening the standard of software and hardware for bringing in the ZOOM Webinars and Facebook Live CMEs, we are indebted to the hard work of our webinar speakers, moderators, our CME committee
and Union staff who had to travel out of the Union office most of the time to other venues in town for setting up the Webinars. We are certain that with the passage of time and even when the COVID-19 is under control eventually, e-Live CMEs would still be organized in the future for the convenience that we all have experienced. I am sure the pharmaceutical companies would be most happy to continue to support us in this regard.

 

Apart from holding Webinars, the second most important activity of our Union recently is the setting up of an e-Pharm platform. We have signed a collaboration plan with the Vital Base International Limited for setting the platform in December 2018. We have worked on the design and set up for more than a year. Thanks to the hard work of both Drs. Tang Kuen Yan and Tang Wai Choi of our Information Technology Committee, we have secured sponsors from various drug firms, and the project will be launched soon. The e-Pharm platform as said is a website with articles and updates on advances in pharmaceutical research and products, prescribing aids, and diagnostic tools. We hope that would speed up your updates in the knowledge of pharmaceuticals and in such a way help you and your patients together in the management of their illnesses. At the time of setting up of this e-Pharm platform, our union website embracing CME facilities, CME videos, Doctors’ directory will be updated as well. Of course, you will be informed of your login details when the time comes.


I have mentioned previously that we need to hold the webinars in other venues in town as there is not enough space in our Union office. I would like to mention another Union activity which has been going on for 13 years, i.e., the approval and follow up of clinical studies by our Ethics Research Committee. We have so far approved and been continuously monitoring a total of 32 Phase 2 and Phase 3 research studies with Principal Investigators mostly from practitioners in the private sector. Research
studies include topics like drug usage in osteoporosis, heart diseases, and various cancers which by and large are important to our future endeavors in preventing and managing such diseases. I was given to understand that in order to meet the criteria of U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the documents of the research plans, patient consent forms, reports of adverse reactions, the outcome of patients under study, Research study reports, etc .. should have to be kept in our office throughout the
period of studies and at least for another 3 more years after completion of studies. As the piles of study materials and other records of the Union are getting higher and higher, it is about time for the Union to explore new spaces for storage. This issue was brought up and discussed in our recent Council Meeting. To increase office space, we are left with the following 2 options.

1. Option one is to rent some storage space outside our existing office for storage of records;

2. Option two is to rent a bigger office for the Union to cater for the storage of all the records of research studies and for organizing newer and other activities of the Union like the Webinars that I have just mentioned.

By both options, we have to spend more money on the rentals. The council has worked out the pros and cons of the two options and has decided on Option two to rent a bigger office space which is predicted to be more fruitful and prestige to our members.


A new Taskforce on New Premises was set up to look into the matters of the New Premises with myself as Chairman. As additional financial resources are indeed necessary, we would be most grateful for your generous donations. The format of donations and means of recognition would be worked out and rolled out by the Taskforce soon. I hope that each one of you can contribute to our new office in one way or the other. After all, our office is open to all our members. I am sure most of you are aware of the inadequate space of our present office when you come up to collect masks yourself recently. Many thanks for your attention and generosity.

 

Dr. Yeung Chiu Fat Henry