(Electronic Knowledge Gateways) of HALIS has been launched
for quite a while and many colleagues have found that
the new format of databases is more user-friendly and
effective in literature search.
In addition to this, there is a new e-Forum
(currently under HA Intranet & should be expanded
to Internet before long to extend the benefits to more
users) to provide a platform for interchange of expertise
within a specialty or among all the medical domains.
Thanks to the support of the seniors &
colleagues, I have been appointed as the EM
My vision for the advancement
of our EM Specialty would solidly rely on subspecialization
or subspecialty interest in addition to the general
EM approach to provide in-depth discussion and supportive
services to the specialists and trainees as well as
colleagues of the pertinent fields.
I would propose to recruit DISCUSSANTS
under the subspecialties or domains as listed in the
so as to enable EM colleagues to consult those discussants
with an interest or outstanding capability together
with time devotion to the subject area when necessary
in addition to the current forums of A&E
Joint Clinical Meeting (UCH / AHN), Toxicology Round
(UCH) and Internet Discussion (Dr TW Wong).
Moreover, we would request the DISCUSSANTS
(1 Chief & 2 Assistant) to pose up 1 to
2 topics, questions, EBM search or CAT with comments
in every 2 to 3 months to upkeep the academic atmosphere
among the Emergency Physicians.
The term of service would be from 1 Oct
2001 till 31 Dec 2003 (about 2 years). We do
not want to keep the contributing colleagues too busy
as everyone might have his own family and personal business
You are cordially invited to consider
this invitation to take up a subspecialty area
of your choice or to nominate an outstanding colleague
who can afford the minimal time to engage in this honourable
and honorary (no additional pay) job.
Not only does our EM specialty
immensely depend on your direct contribution, but also
your support as a leader to facilitate your young distinguished
staff to participate.
I do look forward to colleagues are willing
to share this voluntary professional service so as to
grow together for the benefits of the patients &
Please do give a favourable consideration
and send me your kind opinions for refinement as well
as a favourable reply before 22 Aug 2001.
Thanks & with best regards!
EM Specialty Coordinator, eKG, HALIS
(c/o AED, TMH)
15 Aug 2001 (Wed)