Professor Lam, Tai Pong 林大邦
Tai Pong had a dream: a dream that every citizen in the world has access to a well trained family doctor whenever s/he needs to. This is what drives him in his work because there is still a relative shortage of qualified family doctors in most communities. His editorship (currently with Asia Pacific Family Medicine and formerly with The Hong Kong Practitioner ) has been his major effort towards this end.
He is also very interested in medical education and in particular scholarship of teaching. He takes great effort to help his students learn which is his main emphasis, rather than how much he teaches. His Faculty Teaching Award in 2001 and the prestigious University Teaching Fellowship in 2003 were recognitions of his teaching achievements.
He also believes medical education must be continued into postgraduate years. He has therefore initiated and developed some of the most successful postgraduate academic courses in Hong Kong over the past few years.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2013-06-01||Best Oral Presentation: Hong Kong Primary Care Confernece||Research Achievement|
|1995-07-01||The HKCFP Best Research Award 1994 for a Study on "Community Attitudes to Institutional Care of the Aged in Hong Kong.": The Hong Kong College of Family Physicians||Research Achievement|
|2012-05-01||2011 Hong Kong College of Family Physicians Best Research Award for the paper titled “Study on the cancer risk preception and prevention behaviours among relatives of advanced cancer patients and the role of family physicians in caring for them”: The Hong Kong College of Family Physicians||Research Achievement|
|2005-04-01||March 1995 – April 2005 Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine & General Practice, Monash University, Australia. May 2005 – To Date Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine & General Practice, Monash University, Australia.||Research Achievement|
|2002-04-01||1. Co-Editor of Asia Pacific Family Medicine: A regional journal in Family Medicine- the Official Journal of Wonca Asia Pacific.||Research Achievement|
|2001-10-01||Faculty Teaching Award, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2008-05-01||2008 Hong Kong College of Family Physicians Best Research Award for a study on " Barriers for primary care physicians in providing palliative care service in Hong Kong"..: Hong Kong College of Family Physicians||Research Achievement|
|2003-07-01||July 2003 – To Date Honarary Consultant in Family Medicine Hospital Authority, Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2004-03-01||2003 Hong Kong College of Family Physicians Best Research Award for a Sttudy on " Impact of Chronic Diseases on Health Services and Quality of Life of a Chinese Population"..: Hong Kong College of Family Physicians||Research Achievement|
|2003-11-01||University Teaching Fellowship, the University of Hong Kong, 2003||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2001-07-01||Awarded the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians 2001 Best Research Award for the paper "Chinese fishermen's expectations on medications"||Research Achievement|
|2010-05-01||2009 Hong Kong College of Family Physicians Best Research Award for a study on " Normogram of peak expiratory flow rates (PEFR) for Hong Kong Chinese".: The Hong Kong College of Family Physicians||Research Achievement|
|2014-05-01||Best Research Award 2013: Hong Kong College of Family Physicians||Research Achievement|
|2014-05-01||Oral Merit Award: WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|02/2014 - To Date||Health Committee||The Medical Council of Hong Kong|
|09/2000 - To Date||Member||Royal Australasian College of Medical Administration|
|09/1999 - To Date||Fellow||Centre on Ageing. The University of Hong Kong|
|09/2000 - To Date||Full Member||Hong Kong College of Family Physicians|
|09/2000 - To Date||Direct Member||Wonca (World Association of Family Doctors)|
|09/2000 - To Date||Member||Hong Kong Association of Gerontology|
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