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Hong Kong-Taiwan Young Fellows and Trainees Exchange Forum

To broaden the horizons of our emergency physicians and learn about emergency medicine practice outside Hong Kong, there have been various exchange activities between Hong Kong and Taiwan emergency physician fellows and trainees since 2018, including hospital visits, dinner gatherings, SimWar, ultrasound competition and topic sharing and discussion in conference.

This is the 6th Hong Kong-Taiwan Young Fellows & Trainees Exchange Forum. Since 2018, the forum has been held every year in Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine Annual Conference in Taipei, and Scientific Symposium on Emergency Medicine in Hong Kong.

Due to COVID-19, Taiwan doctors will not be able to join us in person. However, a Zoom meeting session will be held, and live Facebook sharing will facilitate participants to join online.

COVID-19 is one of the hottest topics in the medical field this year. There have been various measures to deal with COVID-19 including and not limited to increased personal protective equipment, upgrading precautionary measures during intubation, and modification in working environment. We shall look into similarities and differences of how we combat the illness in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

The Emergency Medical Service System plays an important role in pre-hospital patient treatment and management. People call the ambulance for all sorts of problems. Sometimes they are more urgent; other times less so. We shall discuss the structure of EMS service in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and its utilization.

A3.1 The Response and Infection Control of Emergency Medicine Service to COVID-19

Dr Jerome So
Associate Consultant,
Accident and Emergency Department,
Tseung Kwan O Hospital

Dr Jerome So is an Associate Consultant at the Department of Accident & Emergency of Tseung Kwan O Hospital. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Hong Kong and completed specialty training in emergency medicine at Princess Margaret Hospital. He is a fellow of the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Dr So has a subspecialty interest in paediatric emergency medicine. He is a member of the Paediatric Emergency Medicine Subcommittee of the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

Dr Cheng-yi Fan
Resident Doctor,
Emergency Department,
National Taiwan University Hospital,

In the student era, Dr Cheng-yi Fan was keen on participating in the Federation of Medical Students and once worked on medical education issues with students from different schools. Now he is currently working at the Emergency Department at National Taiwan University Hospital. An EM enthusiast.

Dr Wei-xin Zeng
Emergency Department,
Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital,

Dr Wei-xin Zeng is a 3rd year resident of emergency medicine in Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, also an enthusiast for critical medicine, disaster and epidemic diseases. He is eager to learn and share knowledge with an open mind, and all challenges are welcome. He admires the benevolence of humanity and would care for patients with humility and warmth.

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