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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Professor Bernard Cheung appointed as new Editor-in-Chief for the Postgraduate Medical Journal


The Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment from 1st August 2015 of Professor Bernard Cheung as the next Editor-in-Chief of the Postgraduate Medical Journal, which is published on behalf of the FPM by the BMJ publishing house.

Professor Cheung said: "The PMJ has a long and illustrious history.  I would like to see it go from strength to strength. I have two main aims: to make the journal interesting and useful both to recent graduates and to established health professionals; and by publishing articles on the state-of-the-art care of common diseases, to make the PMJ also appeal to a broad range of readers, including the informed general public, and journalists who are looking for authoritative up-to-date information. 

The FPM expresses its grateful recognition and thanks to the outgoing Editor-in-Chief Dr Fiona Moss for all her efforts over the past 8 years to nurture and develop the PMJ.
 
Professor Cheung has wide experience in senior roles of editing national and international journals. His main research interest is in cardiovascular diseases and risk factors, such as hypertension and the metabolic syndrome.  He is a principal investigator of the Hong Kong Cardiovascular Risk Factor Prevalence Study.  He is ranked among the top 1% of researchers in his field.  
Professor Cheung is the Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Therapeutics and heads the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the Department of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong.  Professor Cheung is an Honorary Consultant Physician of Queen Mary Hospital and the Medical Director of the Phase 1 Clinical Trials Centre.  He is also the Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, and the President of the Hong Kong Pharmacology Society.  
Professor Cheung read Medicine at Magdalene College, Cambridge.  He was a British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellow at Cambridge before taking up lectureships at the University of Sheffield and the University of Hong Kong.  In 2007-2009, he held the chair in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Birmingham, England.

The Postgraduate Medical Journal, an international journal now in its 90th year of
publication, provides topical reviews, commentaries and original papers on themes across the medical spectrum. It provides continuing professional development for all doctors, from those in training, to their teachers, and active clinicians, by publishing papers on a wide range of topics relevant to clinical practice.

The Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine is organising a Symposium in London on 1st October 2015 to mark the 90th Anniversary of the Postgraduate Medical Journal. Speakers on the day will comment on what medicine was like in the 1920s, current progress in their field, and what is in prospect over the next 90 years.

The Postgraduate Medical Journal was launched in 1925 in the era of the discovery of insulin and penicillin, pioneering examples of development and introduction of life-saving and life-changing medicines during the latter three-quarters of the 20th Century.

The FPM organises clinical and research meetings and publishes two journals. The FPM has since 1925 published the international journal, the Postgraduate Medical Journal. In 2012 the Fellowship launched a new international journal, Health Policy and Technology, published on the Fellowship's behalf by Elsevier.

The FPM is a British non-profit organisation founded in the autumn of 1919 as a merger of the Fellowship of Medicine and the Postgraduate Medical Association, with Sir William Osler as its first president. Its initial aims were the development of educational programmes in all branches of postgraduate medicine. 

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