The HKIA plays a significant role in training physicians and allied health professionals in the discipline of Allergy in Hong Kong


Allergy is one of the most common chronic illnesses, and includes allergic rhinitis (nasal allergy), ocular allergy, atopic dermatitis, asthma, food allergy and insect allergy.


Do you sneeze, have itchy and runny nose when the season changes? Do you suffer symptoms of itching after eating certain foods? These might be signs of allergy.


8 - 9 October 2016
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

What's New

HKIA Scholarship

HKIA welcomes submission of scholarship application for training / study / research programmes overseas. It is open for application until 30 September 2016.
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HKIA Education Fund for Local and Overseas Conference

HKIA welcomes submission of education fund for local and overseas conference. It is open for application until 30 September 2016.
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HKIA Annual Awards

HKIA Council is pleased to announce that annual awards will be given to members with contributions related to allergy in Hong Kong.
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HKIA Research Grant

We are glad to announce that we have received a few applications for the first call of research grant application. Successful candidates have been informed about the result. Congratulations !

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HKIA e-Newsletter (May 2016 issue)

The HKIA 3rd e-newsletter is launched on 9 May 2016. Click here to read the newsletter.

HKIA New Guidelines are Approved

Guidelines on Allergy Diagnosis
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HKIA Council Member and Advisor Honoured

We are pleased to announce that Professor Yu-lung Lau (HKIA Advisor) is elected as the President of Hong Kong College of Paediatricians (2015 - 2018) and Professor Gary Wong (HKIA Council Member) is elected as the President of Asia Pacific Association of Paediatric Allergy Respirology and Immunology (starting from 2013).

New Patron of HKIA

HKIA is pleased to announce that Dr. Ko Wing-man, Secretary for Food and Health in The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, has accepted the invitation to be the Patron of HKIA from 13 April 2015. The previous Patron, the late Sir QW Lee served with great distinction and HKIA will be working under Dr. Ko's leadership to drive forward its ambitious agenda in the coming years to improve allergy service provision, training and research.

Latest Activities

Support Breastfeeding at the 24th International Baby/ Children Products Expo at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Aug 2016
Pediatric Allergy Prevention Workshop on 12, 19, 26 July 2016

2nd Asia Pacific Paediatric Summit on Allergy Prevention held on 11 – 12 May 2016 in Bangkok

"What's new in Allergy?" Symposium on 16 March 2016

First HKIA Nursing and Allied Health Symposium held on 12 January 2016

Social Activities

News Corner

Letter to Members and Brief Strategy

Useful Links

About HKIA

The Hong Kong Institute of Allergy was founded in 1995, by a group of Allergists, Chest Physicians, Paediatricians and Dermatologists, to promote the discipline of allergy. Founding members included Dr. Donald Yu, the late Dr. William Yip, Dr. Helen Chan, Dr. Patrick Yuen, Dr. John Leung, Dr. Christopher Lai and the late Dr. Avery Chan.

Breaking News

The Organizing Committee of the Hong Kong Allergy Convention 2016 is happy to announce the offer for medical undergraduates to attend the Convention free of charge. For post-graduates, the fee would be 50% of the allied health rate.

Applicants would need to submit documents for proof of their status:

1. We accept e-copy of student ID cards that show the name of the student and their effective (normative) study period as well as the name of the University. Please note that we shall delete these e-copies permanently after our secretariat can verify their status.
2. Certifying letters from their supervisors.

World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Air Pollution 2016

"World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Air Pollution 2016" by the International Energy Agency has been published.
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"Clean Air and You" – Environmental Protection Department

Please be advised that Environmental Protection Department will launch a video series entitled "Clean Air and You" which are available in three languages, including Cantonese, English and Putonghua. You can download the episodes from their website at: