Dream Cruises Presents: Federation Annual Dinner 2018 [Programme Book] [Photo Gallery]
The Annual Dinner of the Federation, held on New Year’s Eve each year, is one of the flagship events of the Federation, at which friends and families gather to enjoy themselves and welcome the arrival of a new year. This year we are grateful to have Dream Cruises as our Title Sponsor. Apart from representing Dream Cruises, the keyword “Dream” also represented Federation’s dream to unite the medical organizations in Hong Kong and to exchange advanced medical knowledge with the world. The glittering evening was ushered in by Dr Ludwig TSOI, Honorary Secretary of the Federation, and Ms Sally POON, Chairman of Hong Kong Practising Dietitians Union, who served as Masters of Ceremony for the evening. It was attended by over 250 guests from our member societies and partners from the medical and healthcare communities.
We were privileged to have many distinguished guests joining us, including the following guests at our head table:
Prof the Hon Sophia CHAN, Secretary for Food and Health;
Prof the Hon Joseph LEE, Member of Legislative Council (Health Services);
Prof Diana LEE, Professor of Nursing, The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong;
Dr the Hon Pierre CHAN, Member of Legislative Council (Medical);
Dr & Mrs. Che-Hung & Lilian LEONG;
Prof Gabriel LEUNG,Dean of The Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong;
Dr York CHOW, former Secretary for Food and Health; and Mrs. Shelley CHOW;
Prof Chak-sing LAU, President of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, and Mrs Kim LAU; Dr Chor-chiu LAU, Vice-President (General Affairs) of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, and Mrs Anita LAU; and
Dr Cissy YU, Founding President of Hong Kong Women Doctors Association.
At other tables were our distinguished guests and representatives of member societies.
Dr Wai-sum LUK, Vice President of the Association of Licentiates of Medical Council of Hong Kong;
Dr Samuel KWOK, President of the Association of Private Medical Specialists of Hong Kong;
Dr Pak-chin CHOW, Immediate Past President of the College of Ophthalmologists of HK;
Dr Lobo LOUIE, President of the Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine & Sports Science;
Dr Kai-sing TONG, Council Member of the Hong Kong Medical Association;
Dr Henry YEUNG, President of the Hong Kong Doctors Union;
Dr Laurence HOU,
Dr Wilson YEE, President of the Hong Kong Thoracic Society;
Dr Petrus Shek SZETO, President of The Hong Kong Society of Practising Urologists;
Dr Shao-haei LIU, President of the Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives; &
Dr Nancy YUEN, Past President of The Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society.
The presence of these honourable guests brightened up the evening and we owe them our heartfelt thanks.
Throughout the evening, many superb and talented performers from the medical community gave a variety of performances, including funky jazz dance performances by EC Swag; band performances by HKOTA Band and St. John’s Band; ballroom dance performances by Dr Wei-lee HUI and Mr Johnny LIU, and by Dr Dui WU and Mr Jianyu ZOU; singing by Dr York CHOW, Dr Nancy YUEN and Dr Samuel KWOK, Dr Henry YUENG, Dr Mario CHAK, Ms Sally POON, Dr Johnny Leo CHAN and Dr Kenneth LIU and Dr Victor YEUNG. The dinner was indeed a star-studded event. The highlight was undoubtedly the rendition of the Cantopop classics, ‘Star’ (星) and ‘Below the Lion Rock’ (獅子山下), by Prof the Hon Sophia CHAN, Prof the Hon Joseph LEE and Prof Diana LEE, Dr Che-Hung LEONG, Prof Gabriel LEUNG, Dr the Hon Pierre CHAN, Dr York CHOW, Prof Chak-sing LAU, Dr Chor-chiu LAU, Dr Cissy YU, our President Dr Mario CHAK and our Executive Committee members.
Everyone was thoroughly absorbed in the Bingo hosted by our very own Bingo Masters, Mr Benjamin LEE & Mr William TSUI. Our guests turned into the stars of the evening in the Best Costume Awards and Dance Fever Competition. The atmosphere of the evening was brought to a climax with the countdown party and pop classics performed by Dr Mario CHAK, Dr Ludwig TSOI, Ms Sally POON and our EXCO members.
After midnight, everyone was still enjoying themselves, especially during the Lucky Draw. Fabulous prizes this year included the Luxury Prize of a “World Dream 5-night Discovery in a Palace Deluxe Suite for 4 persons” that was worth $60,000, the Premier Prize of a “World Dream 5-night Discovery in a Balcony Deluxe Suite for 3 persons” that was worth $30,000, and delightful prizes such as Decorte AQ Meliority Facial Care Gift Sets, AQ Bio Sanitizer Gift Set, and Nespresso Coffee Machine.
All in all, it was a beautiful night during which we shared our joy and excitement together. We express our sincere gratitude to all our sponsors, and thank all our guests for joining us on this memorable occasion.