The World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS) is a non-profit organization established in 2003 in China with a mission to facilitate knowledge exchange in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) among academic institutions worldwide. Its Committee of Ethics Review is dedicated in fostering standard of ethics review in TCM clinical research, and has launched the first government recognized accreditation scheme for research ethics review system in 2015, namely CAP. As of today, ethics committee from 43 National 3A TCM and multi-disciplinary hospitals in the Chinese Mainland attained CAP accreditation.
Attributable to the robust ethics review mechanism in Hong Kong, representative of HKU-CTC was invited to speak in its 8th Annual Meeting held in Guangzhou on 17-18 November 2018 to share the environment of ethics review in Hong Kong, and to introduce its innovative “Six-dimensional Ethics Review Evaluation Tool” to the audience. The annual meeting attracted more than 160 ethics professionals to attend.