Who We Are

Hong Kong Society of Medical Genetics was formed in August 1986 and registered as a non-profit making scientific organization under the Registry of Societies in Hong Kong. The Society's aims are to promote the interest and knowledge in medical genetics in Hong Kong and to organize scientific and social meetings to facilitate interchange of ideas in medical genetics. There are about 130 registered members from different disciplines such as the universities, government units, Hospital Authority service units and other scientific professions. There are two main types of membership, Ordinary member and Associate member. Ordinary Members are medical practitioners, scientists or technologists with continuous interest in medical genetics, publications, conferences etc. Associate members are medical practitioners, scientists or technologists interested in medical genetics but not otherwise qualified as Ordinary Members. With diversifying function and activities, the Society adopted a new registration format as a limited company called the Hong Kong Society of Medical Genetics Company Limited in July 1998. This would facilitate the accounting and organization of activities and collaborations with related organizations. Now the Society is going to adopt the original name as the "Hong Kong Society of Medical Genetics".

Council Members (2008 - 2010)

Committee Members Position
Dr LO Fai Man, Ivan Chairman
Dr POON Miu Kuen, Priscilla Secretary
Mr CHAN Wing Kwong Treasurer
Dr CHOY Kwong Wai, Richard *SC Chairman
Dr WANG Chi Chiu, Ronald SC Member
Dr CHUNG Hon Yin, Brian SC Member
Dr BAUM Larry Webmaster
Dr LAM Tak Sum, Stephen Member
Prof PANG Chi Pui, Calvin Member
Dr TANG Hoi Yin, Mary Member
Prof TANG Leung Sang, Nelson Member
Mr TONG Ming For, Tony Member
Dr Yip Shea Ping Member
*SC - Scientific Subcommittee


1. Non-profit making for advancing and furthering the study, research, education, academic exchanges of knowledge etc. in the profession of medical genetics.

2. To foster and undertake research into any aspect of medical genetics.

3. For the interests of social welfare of the public.

4. To maintain, foster, support and organize any activities, lectures and conferences in promoting medical genetics.

5. To provide registration, recognition, accreditation and disciplinary action persons or institutions engaged in the profession of medical genetics.


1. The Society periodically organizes lectures, seminars and courses in medical genetics to members of the Society and other persons interested in this field.

2. The Society organizes international conferences in medical genetics at least biannually.

3. The Society would organize visits to overseas genetic centres, including those in Mainland China, to facilitate cross border collaboration and knowledge exchange.

4. The Society would initiate join ventures and cooperation with academic institutions and organizations for projects in medical genetics.

5. The Society is planning for registration and accreditation of persons and laboratories engaged in activities in medical genetics.

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