What an awesome evening it was! We had a good mix of Alumnae joining us at the Inaugural Meeting held at the Hong Kong Club, spanning different generations across a wide spectrum of medical and healthcare specialties. To many it was a time to reconnect with old schoolmates, to some it was an occasion to make new friends.
Dr Lilian Leong’s address was the highlight of the evening. As the Founding President of the Hong Kong College of Radiologists, Dr Leong held a pivotal role in establishing Hong Kong Radiology in the Regional and International arena. She spoke about ‘Women in Medicine’. Through her thorough research and insightful presentation, Dr Leong brought us back to the 1800’s and gave us an account of the beginning and evolvement of women in medicine and healthcare, both internationally and locally. From Florence Nightingale to Elizabeth Holmes, and from Professor Daphne Chun to Professor Ho-Kei Ma; each one of us was inspired by the accomplishments and impact of these talented women in the realms of healthcare including chemistry, physics, pharmacy and medicine.
The Chapter would like to express our sincere appreciation to Dr Lilian Leong for being our Guest of Honour, to our SSGC Principal Miss Maggie Chau for joining us at the Inaugural event; to Miss Monique Yu, the SSGCAA President, for hosting this event on behalf of the AA and to Ex-Co members Wendy Chau, Carmen Wong and Karen Lok for their wonderful support.