The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) hosted a spring reception on campus on Sunday (16 February) which was attended by about 150 participants, including the senior management of the University and SCM, Government officials, leaders and members of the Chinese medicine industry as well as faculty, students and alumni of the School. The participants exchanged Lunar New Year greetings and their ideas on matters pertaining to the development of Chinese medicine with a view to strengthening ties for the advancement of Chinese medicine in Hong Kong.
To add to the festive atmosphere at the gathering, a lion dance was staged with the initiation ceremony officiated by Dr. Ronald Lam, Assistant Director (Traditional Chinese Medicine) of the Department of Health, HKSAR Government; Professor Franklin Luk, Vice-President(Academic); Professor Rick Wong, Vice-President (Research and Development), and Professor Lu Aiping, Dean of SCM.
In his welcoming remarks, Professor Luk attributed the achievements of the School of Chinese Medicine in the past year to the dedicated efforts of its faculty and students as well as the strong support of the Government and the Chinese medicine sector. Professor Luk and Professor Lu called on the participants to continue rendering their strong support to the University and the School, in particular in supporting the University’s campaign for the establishment of a Chinese medicine teaching hospital on the former Lee Wai Lee campus site.
Dr. Ronald Lam expressed his confidence in the future development of Chinese medicine in Hong Kong. He said that the Government’s initiative in setting up a Chinese medicine hospital will help advance the development of the Chinese medicine profession, including clinical services as well as Chinese medicine research and education. He added that in the year ahead the Government will continue to work towards the formulation of Hong Kong Chinese Materia Medica Standards so as to ensure the effectiveness and safety of Chinese medicine for the benefit of the community.
The senior management of the University and SCM, Government officials, friends from the Chinese medicine sector together with staff, students and alumni of SCM gather to celebrate the Year of the Horse and hope the development of Chinese medicine will flourish in Hong Kong