The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) organised a sharing forum on 16 March to explore the development of the acupuncture specialty in Hong Kong. A number of scholars from the three local universities offering Chinese medicine programmes as well as representatives and experts from the Hong Kong Hospital Authority and the Mainland shared their valuable insights at the forum which attracted an audience of about 260 faculty members, students and alumni as well as local registered Chinese medicine practitioners.
In his welcoming remarks, Professor Lu Aiping, Dean of SCM, said that acupuncture was the first specialty of Chinese medicine to spread to countries all over the world and it has achieved considerable impact. The International Organisation for Standardisation also promulgated standards for acupuncture recently. Professor Lu hopes that the exchange at the forum would contribute to the development of the acupuncture specialty in Hong Kong.
At the forum, Professor Justin Wu, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, introduced the development of specialty training in Western medicine; Professor Wang Fuchun, Dean of the Acupuncture and Moxibustion and Massage College of the Changchun University of Chinese Medicine, spoke on acupuncture techniques and its application; Professor Lao Lixing, Director of the School of Chinese Medicine of The University of Hong Kong, elucidated on acupuncture based on evidence-based medicine; and Professor Lin Zhixiu, Associate Professor of the School of Chinese Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, shared on acupuncture clinical training. In addition, Dr. Zhang Shiping, Associate Professor of the School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University, delivered a talk on the learning of acupuncture classics and specialty training in acupuncture and Dr. Bacon Ng, Manager (Chinese Medicine Education and Research) of the Chinese Medicine Department of the Hospital Authority, talked about the specialty development of healthcare personnel in Hong Kong.
As the second round of the “Sharing Forum for the exploration of Acupuncture Specialty Development in Hong Kong” series co-organised by the Schools of Chinese medicine of three local universities, the forum aimed to explore the strategy and way forward for the development of the acupuncture specialty in Hong Kong.
Experts from Hong Kong and the Mainland exchange views on the development of the acupuncture specialty in Hong Kong