Boards and Committees
Boards and Committees

Steering Committee on Genomic Medicine

Membership

Chairman

Professor Raymond Liang Hin-suen, SBS, JP

Expert Members

Dr Derrick Au Kit-sing
Dr Joseph Au Siu-kie
Professor Stephen Lam Tak-sum
Professor Lam Tak-wah
Professor Lau Yu-lung
Professor Leung Tak-yeung
Professor Dennis Lo Yuk-ming, SBS, JP
Professor Sham Pak-chung, JP
Dr Mary Tang Hoi-yin
Dr Wong Kit-fai

Institutional Members

Dr Chung Kin-lai (representative of Hospital Authority)
Professor Martin Wong Chi-sang (representative of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine)
Professor To Ka- fai (representative of The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Professor Nancy Ip Yuk-yu, BBS, MH, JP (representative of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Professor Leung Suet-yi (representative of The University of Hong Kong)

Ex-officio Members

Under Secretary for Food and Health or representative
Commissioner for Innovation and Technology or representative
Director of Health or representative

Terms of reference

(a) To take stock of the current provision and application of genetic and genomic services in Hong Kong for healthcare services
(b) To recommend to the Secretary for Food and Health strategies for developing genomic medicine for healthcare, with a focus on the following areas –
  i. Screening: enhancing disease-based screening in specific subgroups and prenatal screening utilising genomics with proven efficacy and cost-effectiveness
  ii. Disease management: facilitating early diagnosis, personalised treatment and secondary prevention
  iii. Capacity building: building effective laboratory network and assuring the quality of laboratory services; as well as identifying manpower gaps and enriching training to healthcare professionals
  iv. Education: stepping up public education on genetics and genomic
(c) To review the experience of other economies in and propose broad directions for addressing regulatory and ethical issues surrounding genomic applications, including genetic discrimination, direct-to-customer genetic testing, privacy of genomic information, etc.



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