Hong Kong Association of Clinical Embryologists (HKACE)
The Hong Kong Association of Clinical Embryologists (HKACE) was founded on 20th September 2012 by Hong Kong Chief Embryologists and IVF Laboratory Directors under the auspices of the Hong Kong Society for Reproductive Medicine (HKSRM).
Its formal establishment was announced on 19th Feb 2014 at the HKSRM Annual General Meeting.
Dr. Estella Lau
Ms Anita Kuo
Ms. Jessica Chan
Ms. Grace Chuang
Dr. Feebee Ong
Ms. Karen Rocha
Ms. Freda Tang
Ms. Lily Tsang
Ms. Jacki Wong
Ms. Queenie Yeung
Dr. Jia Zhou
HKACE has two missions:
1. To establish a certification system that evaluates and accredits embryologists working in Hong Kong based on cumulative working experience and continuous professional education;
2. To provide a learning platform for new embryologists and set a standard level of proficiency for working independently in ART laboratories.
There will be two levels of certification: Level I for new embryologists and Level II for experienced embryologists. Accreditedembryologists will receive a formal letter from HKSRM and a certification. Only Level II Embryologists can supervise new embryologists. New embryologists are required to maintain and submit a detailed case log, undergo competency tests and acquire 15 CPE points biennially for level I certification. Application for certification will be opened once a year.
An accreditation and continuing professional education (CPE) committee consisting of senior embryologists and IVF laboratory directors in public and private sectors is responsible to evaluate the individual application. By defining standards in clinical embryology, we wouldascertain that laboratory personnel working in ART laboratories possess the knowledge and expertise for good clinical practice.