New Member Society
The Hong Kong Society for Infectious Diseases joined APSCMI in February 2022.
The Hong Kong Society For Infectious Diseases (HKSID) was founded on 4/12/1995. The current President is Dr Ada Wai-chi Lin.
From Conception to Birth
The AIDS pandemic first sparked off unprecedented interests in the study of infectious diseases a decade ago. Recent sensational coverage in the media and Internet of killer viruses (viral haemorrhagic fevers caused by Ebola, Hanta, Dengue etc.), flesh-eating bug (group A beta-haemolytic Streptococcus), The next plague (tuberculosis) and Mad cow disease (spongiform encephalopathy, variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease) further fueled the quest for knowledge about emerging and reemerging infectious diseases.
It is with this background of rekindled interests that a number of medical practitioners have gathered together to serve these common goals :
To promote the advancement of the study of infectious diseases
To keep the medical profession and the public well informed of the latest developments in the battle against infectious agents
The Hong Kong Society For Infectious Diseases (HKSID) was founded on 4/12/1995. Following its official inauguration on 7/5/1996, the Society has entered the medical arena, ready for challenges towards the next millennium.