Message from Chairperson 2010 – 2012

Dear Members,

I am pleased to present the 2009-10 Annual Report of the Association of Hong Kong Operating Room Nurses (HKORN) at the 18 th AGM. Our council members and I are proud to announce that we have successfully sustained the mission of the Association – “ To promote professional knowledge, skill and standards of members through educational activities relating to Perioperative Nursing and Operating Room Practices ”. On top of the seminars, workshops & short courses we have conducted, we have created an important milestone by organized the first Perioperative Scientific Meeting on the 18 th Apr 2010 at the Mira. I am sure you would enjoy the enthusiastic learning atmosphere, splendid environment and the contemporary knowledge brought by our distinguish guest speakers.

We will not be contented at this juncture and we will keep working hard. Our next move will co-organize the 4 th International Infection Control Conference on 27-29 Aug 2010 at the HK Convention Centre. We solicit your full support on this event.

In the near future, our Association will work with the HK Academy of Nursing to set up the “ College of Perioperative Nursing ”. The establishment would enable us to obtain an additional academic qualification at our working specialty on top of our RN qualification that would comparable to the Advanced Practitioner of the other parts of the world. Please stay close connected to us. Some preliminary information has been released at our website.

With the unfailing supports from our council members and from you, our Association is able to sustain with over 1100 members as at 2010. At below I have outlined the activities and achievements in the past year.

May prosperity and good health be with you!

With warmest regards.

Alick Chiu