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! organized. The unit is also co-ordinating the formation of a network of health promoting schools locally and overseas. % 2 (# - 3 Tel.: 2609 6224 Fax.: 2603 5296 E-mail: The Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery, established in 1997, aims to promote research based nursing practice in Hong Kong. The centre, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, is based in the Department of Nursing at the University. The purposes of the centre are to improve the quality and effectiveness of nursing care, promote research in clinical nursing practice, provide training in clinical nursing research, and develop education programmes to advance research based nursing practice. To carry out its aims, the centre • undertakes systematic reviews on areas of need in nursing practice; • develops and introduces best practice guidelines; • provides consultancy on improving clinical effectiveness; • evaluates the effectiveness of best practice guidelines; • participates in multi-site clinical trials evaluating nursing practice; • organizes seminars, workshops, and conferences on evidence based nursing and midwifery. The Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery is one of the eight associated centres of the Joanna Briggs Institute of Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery in Australia. The goal of the centres is to act as leaders in evidence based nursing in Australasia and Southeast Asia. % 2 ) 4 Tel.: 2632 2751/2632 2313 Fax.: 2636 0540 E-mail: The Hong Kong-China Pathology Exchange Centre works to promote professional and academic exchange between pathologists in Hong Kong and mainland China. It was set up by a grant from the Lee Hysan Foundation and support from other agencies, including the International Academy of Hysan Foundation, the International Academy of Pathology, and the International Association of Chinese Pathologists as well as local philanthropists. Based at the Department of Anatomical and Cellular Pathology, it organizes junior and senior fellowship programmes for pathologists from mainland China to undergo clinical training at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Short courses are periodically organized on campus and teachers from the department are sent on lecture-tours on the mainland. It has recently reached an agreement with the Department of Pathology of the University of British Columbia in Canada which allows a pathologist from UBC to visit the department each year.