The Formation of New Board (2020 - 2022)
April 2, 2020
The Hong Kong Association of The Pharmaceutical Industry (HKAPI) held its Annual General Meeting on 2 April 2020 and delighted to announce the formation of the New Board (2020 – 2022).
17,000 surgical face masks delivered to patient organizations
February 20, 2020
With the continual support from our member companies in sourcing protective equipment all over the world, 17,000 surgical face masks have arrived in Hong Kong on 20 February. All face masks were immediately delivered to the Hong Kong Alliance of Patients' Organisation, the Hong Kong Patients’ Rights Association (Under the Society for Community Organisation (SoCO)), and the Hong Kong Alliance for Rare Diseases to support patients in the current outbreak of Coronavirus disease.
HKAPI statement on Novel Coronavirus
February 4, 2020
New Product Submission and Best Practice Workshop
December 18, 2019
On December 18, 2019, around 70 members from the regulatory affairs and pharmacovigilance department attended the New Product submission and Best Practice Workshop held at HKU.
HKAPI Bowling Cup 2019
December 9, 2019
The HKAPI Bowling Cup 2019 was successfully held on December 9. Check out who are the winners for this year's game!
Medical Representatives' Training Programme Graduation Ceremony 2019
December 3, 2019
On 3 December 2019, our “HKAPI Medical Representative Training Programme” students have finally come to their graduation. Over 100 guests and graduating students attended the graduation ceremony held at Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Market Access Workshop
December 2, 2019
On December 2, 2019, about 70 members coming from areas such as senior management, marketing and medical affairs attended the “Market Access Workshop” in Harbour Plaza, North Point.
Code of Practice Train-the-trainers Workshop 2019
November 19, 2019
On November 19, 2019, about 80 members, including senior management, marketers and medical staff, turned up at the "Code of Practice Train-the-trainers Workshop" in Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai.
2nd CEO meeting
October 25, 2019
On 25 October 2019, about 30 CEOs and senior executives representing 22 member companies, attended the CEO Meeting.
Product Life Cycle Management from Regulatory Perspective and Best Practice Workshop
October 17, 2019
About 60 members, non-members and academics turned up for Product Life Cycle Management from Regulatory Perspective and Best Practice Workshop jointly organized by The University of Hong Kong and HKAPI.
HKAPI seminar : Post-VHIS Insurance Market
September 23, 2019
On 23 September 2019, over 40 HKAPI members attended the “Post-VHIS Insurance Market” seminar held at the Duke of Windsor Social Service Building in Wanchai.
August 23, 2019
On the morning of 23 August 2019, 24 CEOs and senior executives representing 18 member companies, attended a CEO Meeting at L'hotel élan, Kwun Tong.
HKAPI Basketball Tournament 2018-19
August 22, 2019
Precision Medicine Seminar #3
June 28, 2019
45 people showed up at the last episode of the Precision Medicine Series. This episode centered on the status quo and challenges faced by the industry and the regulator from the regulatory and legal perspective, worldwide and in Hong Kong, as the trend of precision medicine arrives.
2019 "Learning from Neighbours" Macao Seminar by The University of Hong Kong, The University of Macau and the Pharmaceutical Society of Macao
June 22, 2019
This was the third seminar jointly organized by The University of Hong Kong, The University of Macau as well as the Pharmaceutical Society of Macao, supported and sponsored by the HKAPI. Every year the seminar explores a certain theme surrounding the status quo and future development of the pharmaceutical systems of both cities. For this year, the scope has been expanded to cover also Mainland China, as the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area remains one of the hottest topics for both the pharmaceutical industry and the academia alike.
Precision Medicine Seminar #2
June 11, 2019
Attended by about 50 members, Part 2 of the “Precision Medicine Seminar Series” was an intensive panel discussion centered on discussing the opportunities and challenges of commercialization of precision medicine as well as its commercial applications.
Precision Medicine Seminar #1
June 6, 2019
Organized by the HKAPI R&D Ecosystem Taskforce and supported by Baker McKenzie, the first seminar of the “Precision Medicine Seminar Series” was attended by around 50 members at Baker McKenzie’s new office in Quarry Bay.
Enhancing Partnership in Patient Support Program sharing
May 17, 2019
The HKAPI has conducted a research previously which aimed to support member companies and their collaborating partners implementing patient support programs through understanding the effectiveness of existing programs. To share findings from this research and to build a platform for stakeholders to exchange point of view, the HKAPI organized a sharing session for member companies and their collaborating partners on May 17, 2019.
"Why Invest in Hong Kong" Seminar
May 8, 2019
On 8 May 2019, a total of 42 participants from the HKAPI, InvestHK and Hong Kong Science Park attended the “Why Invest in Hong Kong” Seminar held at the Baker McKenzie Office in Quarry Bay.
Phase 2 Workshop of Pharma-Insurance Collaboration
May 2, 2019
On May 2, 2019, nearly 30 members of 13 companies, including senior management and marketers, joined the Phase 2 workshop of Pharma-Insurance Collaboration.
Regulatory Affairs Sharing Session
April 30, 2019
On 30 April 2019, the Regulatory Affairs Taskforce (RATF) presented a sharing session to update members on the latest achievements and work in progress in relation to the various regulatory affairs initiatives.
HKAPI Annual Dinner 2019
April 16, 2019
Over 250 guests from the academia, healthcare professionals, our trade partners and the government’s medical top policymakers and administrators attended the Hong Kong Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry Annual Dinner 2019.
1st Macao Med Rep Course Closing Ceremony
April 13, 2019
The 1st Macao Medical Representatives’ Training Programme, which had spanned over 5 months, had come to a close on 13 April 2019 at Hotel Royal Macau. After Prof. Vivian Lee (Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, Chinese University of Hong Kong) delivered the last lecture on Biologics and Bioslimiars, an official Closing Ceremony was held to celebrate the end of the Programme.
The 51st Annual General Meeting
March 27, 2019
Riding on the solid partnership with stakeholders, 2018 has been a fruitful year for HKAPI. Our President Caroline Johnson addressed in the AGM that HKAPI has accelerated the momentum and driven policy changes.
Macao Roundtable on Improving Patient Access
March 23, 2019
On 23 March 2019, over 30 Macao stakeholders participated in the Macao Roundtable on Improving Patient Access, the first ever face-to-face discussion on healthcare issues between the industry and Macao policy-makers in a roundtable setting.
Lecture on Pharma-Insurance Collaboration
February 27, 2019
On February 27, 2019, 60 members, including senior management and marketers, joined the Lecture on Pharma-Insurance Collaboration at the University of Hong Kong.
The HA Patient Empowerment Forum 2019
February 23, 2019
On 23rd February 2019, the Hong Kong Alliance of Patients’ Organization, the Hospital Authority and the HKAPI Joined hands to organise the sixth Patient Empowerment forum. Over 150 patients, healthcare professionals and HKAPI members participated in the event.
1st Macao Med Rep Course Part 2 begins
January 10, 2019
After 2 months and 6 lectures, Part 2 of the 1st HKAPI Medical Representatives' Training Programme has kick-started on 10 Jan 2019.
Drug Office-HKAPI Joint Briefing Session
December 14, 2018
On 14 December 2018, a joint briefing session between the Drug Office and HKAPI was held at the Public Health Laboratory Centre in Kowloon. It was overwhelmingly attended by about 90 members, with the majority being Regulatory Affairs staff.
Medical Representatives' Training Programme Graduation Ceremony 2018
December 11, 2018
On 11 December 2018, the “HKAPI Medical Representatives’ Training Programme Graduation Ceremony 2018” took place at Regal Hongkong Hotel, which was attended by over 100 guests and graduating students.
Code of Practice Train-the-trainers Workshop
November 14, 2018
On November 14, 2018, 87 members, including senior management, marketers and medical staff, turned up at the "Code of Practice Train-the-trainers Workshop" in Admiralty Conference Centre to get briefed by the Ethics and Compliance Taskforce on the changes made to the Code.
HKAPI Bowling Cup 2018
November 2, 2018
23 teams were in the race for the HKAPI Bowling Cup 2018, but there could only be one winner...
Extraordinary General Meeting & CEO Meeting
November 2, 2018
On 2 November 2018, an EGM was called to pass resolutions to adopt the new Code of Practice and Constitution.
1st Macao Medical Representatives' Training Programme Opening Ceremony cum Lecture 1
November 1, 2018
After 31 years of running the HKAPI Medical Representatives' Training Programme in Hong Kong, the programme has for the very first time launched in Macao.
2018 Macao Sharing Session
October 10, 2018
Since the previous Macao Sharing Session in December 2018, the market environment and trends in Macao had continued to shift rapidly. On 10 October 2018 at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, the HKAPI Macao and Regulatory Affairs Taskforces jointly presented a long-due update on various hot topics such as regulatory affairs, tender results insights, stakeholder mapping, and other market intelligence. About 80 members turned up for this 2-hour session.
CEO Meeting May 31
May 31, 2018
Members of the Hong Kong Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry met on May 31, 2018 to discuss future plans and development goals.
HKAPI Annual Dinner cum 50th Anniversary Celebration
April 26, 2018
The Hong Kong Association of The Pharmaceutical Industry Annual Dinner cum 50th Anniversary Celebration was held on April 26, 2018.
2018 Joint Macau Seminar
April 22, 2018
Following the success of last year’s joint seminar in Macau, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), the University of Macau (UM) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Macao (PSM), supported by HKAPI and the Western Medicine Association of Macao (WMAM), co-organized the second seminar of the “Learning from Our Neighbours” series to understand and compare the two cities’ pharmaceutical systems and healthcare planning strategies, with a focus on the healthcare public private partnership (PPP).
New Board of Directors Elected at 2018 AGM
March 26, 2018
HKAPI's new Board of Directors was elected at the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 26 March, 2018.
HKAPI Patient Workshop - Drug Accessibility and Affordability
March 24, 2018
Over 60 patients and representatives from Hong Kong’s Legislative Council and HKAPI members gathered for the Patient Empowerment Workshop held on 24 March 2018. Representatives from more than 20 patient groups had an extensive exchange of views on how to improve the current system of drug enlistment and patient subsidization.
The HA Patient Empowerment Forum 2018
February 24, 2018
On 24th February, 2018, the Hong Kong Alliance of Patients’ Organization, the Hospital Authority and the HKAPI joined hands to organize the fifth Patient Empowerment forum. Over 150 patients, heathcare professionals and HKAPI members participated in the event.
HKAPI Soccer Five Cup 2017 Final
February 6, 2018
The thrilling HKAPI Soccer Five Cup 2017 culminated in the finals held on King's George V School pitch on February 6, 2018, with the AstraZeneca team winning the championship.
HKAPI Soccer Five Plate 2017 Final
January 30, 2018
MSD took home the HKAPI 2017 Soccer Five Plate Division Championship title on January 30, 2018. The finals took place on King's George V School pitch. DCH Auriga was named first runner-up in the match, while Roche and Sanofi-Aventis respectively earned third and fourth places.
Regulatory Training Programme Course 4 (Pharmacovigilance)
January 9, 2018
85 members, non-members and academics turned up for Regulatory Training Programme Course 4 – the last core course of the Programme which is jointly organized by The University of Hong Kong and HKAPI.
HKAPI Basketball Tournament 2017
December 22, 2017
The HKAPI Basketball Tournament 2017 has started. All 11 teams are ready to go for the champion, but only one team will win the title. Who will it be? Stay tuned.
HKAPI Soccer Five Cup 2017- Second Match
December 12, 2017
All 8 teams have completed their second match on December 5th and 12th. Check it out now. Go go goal!
Macao Sharing Session
December 11, 2017
More than 60 representatives of member companies were guided through Macao's drug advertising rules in a sharing session held at Hong Kong Arts Centre' s theatre in Wan Chai on 11th December 2017.
HKAPI Medical Representatives’ Training Course Graduation Ceremony 2017
December 8, 2017
The HKAPI has been providing certificate training course to medical representatives of its member companies for 30 years. This year, 55 students have successfully completed the course and passed the examination, with 9 students obtaining distinction.
HKAPI Soccer Five Cup 2017
December 6, 2017
The HKAPI Soccer Five Cup 2017 has started. All 8 teams completed their first match on November 21st and 28th. Check out who has received yellow cards. Just kidding...Let’s see who has scored a goal!
Regulatory Training Programme Course 6 (Clinical Trial)
November 23, 2017
The sixth course of the Regulatory Training Programme, that is jointly organized by the University of Hong Kong and HKAPI, was attended by 75 members and academics.
The four-part lecture focused on clinical trial from a regulatory affairs perspective. Mr. Henry Yau (Managing Director of the HKU Clinical Trial Centre), Ms. Kim Lee (Lead of the HKAPI Clinical Trial Taskforce), Mr. Vincent Chiang (Senior Pharmacist (Drug Import and Export) of the Drug Office) and Mr. Clement Ngai (partner of Baker & McKenzie Shanghai) spoke on such topics as research and regulatory development of clinical trials in Hong Kong and the Mainland China, gave practical case studies on how to submit NCE application using phase 2B clinical data, as well as important notes surrounding the application for Certificate for Clinical Trial/Medicinal Test in Hong Kong.
Market Access Workshop
November 9, 2017
To share the most updated market access information with members, HKAPI hosted a workshop on 9 November. Over 70 attendees from member companies joined the event.
HKAPI Bowling Cup 2017
November 3, 2017
The HKAPI Bowling Cup 2017 was held on last Friday (3rd November 2017). 22 teams participated to compete for the team championship as well as the individual awards in the men's and women's division.
Chris Yeung sharing insights on Policy Address
October 25, 2017
Veteran journalist Chris Yeung told HKAPI members in a public affairs workshop on October 25, 2017 that Hong Kong politics is getting more complicated, as the government and many stakeholders have to take the China factor into consideration when making key decisions. He said Hong Kong people are divided on many issues and the city's Chief Executive has to negotiate with every political party on a case by case basis. "It’s difficult to get support from lawmakers for implementing even an insignificant minor measure," he said.
Macao Sharing Session
September 29, 2017
The first-ever quarterly Macao Sharing Session was very well received, with over 110 attendees from member companies.
HKAPI Code of Practice Train-the-trainer Workshop
September 1, 2017
Attended by over 120 members, it was the first training since the latest edition of the HKAPI Code came into effect on April 1, 2017.
First HKAPI Patient Empowerment Forum
August 19, 2017
Patients, concern groups and pharmaceutical professionals gathered for the first Patient Empowerment Forum in Hong Kong organized by HKAPI.
First Joint Forum in Macau (Regulatory Training Programme C5)
A forum on the current development and future of Macao’s pharmaceutical sector was recently held at the University of Macao (UM) Wu Yee Sun Library.
Train-the-trainer workshop for new Code of Practice on Samples
March 28, 2017
To prepare members for the new Code on samples effective on 1st April, HKAPI organised a train-the-trainer workshop on 28th March.
Regulatory Training Programme Course 3 (Drug Registration)
March 27, 2017
On March 27th, over 90 members showed up for the half-day training on the legal regulatory compliance of pharmaceutical business in Hong Kong.
49th AGM - The new approach for more interactions
March 20, 2017
One of the top priorities for HKAPI this year is to enhance interactions and facilitate more communications among our members and stakeholders.
HKAPI Cup (Basketball) 2016 - Final
March 9, 2017
The final match of the HKAPI Cup (Basketball) 2016 was completed on March 9, 2017.
Fourth patient empowerment forum
January 14, 2017
Pharmacists, patients, policy makers and medical professionals gathered together for the fourth year of patient empowerment.
An integrated and “People-orientated” annual dinner
January 5, 2017
If there is any guide to the future of Hong Kong medical system, take it from the theme of our annual dinner this year - integrated and people-oriented.
Takeda took cup, who’s next?
December 14, 2016
Congratulations to Takeda Pharmaceuticals, which completed a comeback victory of 5 to 3 and took the Champion of the HKAPI Cup (Soccer Five).
Regulatory Training Programme Course 1 (Role of RA)
December 6, 2016
About 100 industry practitioners and pharmacy students joined in the first regulatory training programme jointly organised by the University of Hong Kong and HKAPI.
OISG called for holistic cancer strategy
December 2, 2016
The Oncology Innovation Study Group (OISG) urged for extra community care and more affordable drugs in the wake of rising cancer in Hong Kong.