DIVISIONS/UNITS/CENTRES

INTRODUCTION

Background

Skin is often known as "the largest organ of the human body". Dermatological problems are frequent presenting complaints of patients and many systemic diseases have cutaneous manifestations. The Division of Dermatology was established in 2000 to improve the dermatological care in tertiary referral centre of the Hong Kong West Cluster.

Mission

  • • The mission is to promote healthier skin condition for all and an improved quality of life for skin disease sufferers. To accomplish this mission, the Division has the following objectives:
  • • Promote basic knowledge on general skin health and protection
  • • Provide diagnosis and treatment to dermatological patients
  • • Conduct evidence-based research in order to find out the most optimum treatment methods for patients
  • • Initiate collaborative programmes for dermatology studies and researches in and outside Hong Kong
  • • Provide training for medical and allied health professionals in the field of dermatology
  • • Conduct scientific meetings and courses for information exchange and update


Joint Scientific Activities

1/ Certificate Course in Clinical Dermatology (Oct - Dec 2008)

Jointly organized by the Family Medicine Unit and Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, the Certificate Course in Clinical Dermatology aims to upgrade health care professionals' knowledge and skills in the care of the patients with dermatological problems. The Course is held every 2 years and comprises 10 seminars to be conducted by specialists in dermatology, plastic surgery, paediatrics and microbiology using a problem-oriented approach.

“Certificate in Clinical Dermatology” will be awarded to the candidates who enroll in the full course, and accreditations for CME points will be applied to the respective Colleges. For more information, please go to the website of the course: www.hku.hk/fmunit/dermatology

2/ 3rd Regional Conference in Dermatological Laser and Facial Cosmetic Surgery 2008 (26-28 September 2008)

Jointly organized with the Hong Kong Society of Dermatology and Venereology, the Hong Kong Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons and the Hong Kong Association of Specialists in Dermatology, the Conference aims to provide a forum for exchange of views on hot topics on the development of dermatological laser and facial cosmetic surgery. It also provides an opportunity for participants Asia-Pacific region to share their ideas and expertise, to explore new approaches in laser and cosmetic surgery. We got a renowned panel of 71 faculty members. The conference was well attended by 290 participants, 115 of them were going from overseas.