Hong Kong – Registration and application for amendment of registration records for 2022 (Phase II) Consumption Voucher Scheme to close on July 23

Registration and application for amendment of registration records for 2022 (Phase II) Consumption Voucher Scheme to close on July 23


     The registration for the 2022 (Phase II) Consumption Voucher Scheme (Scheme) will close on Saturday (July 23). The Government spokesman today (July 21) reminded eligible persons who have not registered before, and existing registrants who want to change their stored value facility (SVF) account for receiving consumption vouchers under Phase II to grasp the time to complete the procedure through the electronic registration portal in the Scheme website (www.consumptionvoucher.gov.hk) or one of the temporary service centres (Note).


     For existing registrants who do not want to change the SVF account, the Government will later conduct checking on their eligibility according to the eligibility criteria announced on June 13. All registrants will receive notification on the checking result by SMS issued through the specified telephone number (+852 6059 1120). People may also enquire about their checking result through the interactive voice response system of the hotline 18 5000. Eligible registrants will be disbursed with electronic consumption vouchers by instalments starting from August 7.


     The spokesman said that registrants who wish to submit representations after being notified that they are not eligible may download the “Application Form for Review” from the Scheme website or obtain it through the Scheme hotline 18 5000. They should return the completed application form together with relevant documents through the following channels within 14 days after receipt of the SMS notification:

(1) by post to the “Consumption Voucher Scheme Secretariat” at P.O. Box 185000, General Post Office, Hong Kong;

(2) by fax (number 3106 0701);

(3) by email (enquiry@consumptionvoucher.gov.hk); or

(4) by hand to the eight temporary service centres located in Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories or the “Consumption Voucher Scheme Secretariat” on 17/F, Pioneer Centre, 750 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon. The temporary service centres will be opened from 9am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday (except public holidays) until August 13.

     The Secretariat will issue SMS to confirm receipt of the review application. Under normal circumstances, the Secretariat will notify the applicant in writing of the review result within six weeks. 

     People may visit the Scheme website or call the hotline 18 5000 for details about the Scheme.


The addresses of the eight temporary service centres are as follows:

Hong Kong Island

1. 20/F, West Exchange Tower, 322 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan (MTR Sheung Wan Exit A1)

2. Unit 1202, 12/F, Olympia Plaza, 255 King’s Road, North Point (MTR Fortress Hill Exit B)


3. Units 601 – 602, 6/F, 9 Wing Hong Street, Cheung Sha Wan (MTR Lai Chi Kok Exit C)

4. Units 1834 – 1838, 18/F, Pioneer Centre, 750 Nathan Road, Mong Kok (MTR Prince Edward Exit B2)

5. Unit 1004, 10/F, Kwun Tong View, 410 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong (MTR Kwun Tong Exit A2)

New Territories

6. Unit 2310, 23/F, Metropole Square, 2 On Yiu Street, Shek Mun, Sha Tin (MTR Shek Mun Exit C)

7. Units 3301 – 3303, 33/F, The Octagon, 6 Sha Tsui Road, Tsuen Wan (Near MTR Tsuen Wan West Station)

8. Tseng Choi Street Community Hall, 27 Tseng Choi Street, Tuen Mun San Hui, Tuen Mun (Next to Light Rail Transit San Hui Stop)

Registration Now Open for Dominique Betts-Payne’s Business Course, Trailblazer Unlocked

 Dominique Betts-Payne is a triple threat. She is a coach, speaker, and course creator. Known for her impactful group coaching program, teaching women how to take back their power and excel in business and life.

Dominique has a course named Trailblazer Unlocked. The waitlist recently opened, and is already selling out quickly.

Trailblazer Unlocked teaches women how to start, structure, and scale their businesses. The course covers proper formation, systems, automations, marketing, and helps people to avoid failure to launch. She tackles mindset in an innovative way, allowing her students to get record breaking results.

Dominique is committed to her clients and students, determined to make a difference in the lives of millions. She has a strong corporate background, where she excelled in the tech and financial spaces for well over a decade running USA & UK Companies. She gladly shares her knowledge with her clients and students. On top of all of this amazing hands on experience, Dominique is also highly certified, and has been trained by some of the top coaches around. She has a multitude of marketing certifications, life and business coach certifications. She is passionate about education, and believes all coaches should have a coach. She’s heavily invested in herself so that she can adequately pour out into her clients. Dominique Betts-Payne is astounding. Check her out at DominiqueBettsPayne.com and TrailblazerUnlocked.com.

Trailblazer Unlocked

Dominique Betts-Payne





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Registration Now Open for ASCH-ERF’s 64th Annual Scientific Meeting & Workshop, Jacksonville Site of “Resiliency in Action” Themed Program

 The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), in partnership with the ASCH Education and Research Foundation (ASCH-ERF), will host its 64th Annual Scientific Meeting & Workshops (ASMW) on March 3-6, 2022, at the Marriott Jacksonville Downtown in Jacksonville, Florida. Attendees can participate in a variety of workshops based on their level of interest, skill, and training. In addition, ASCH will be offering the popular Power of Words as a pre-convention workshop. Those participants who are ASCH certified can take advantage of the 10-hour Teaching & Consultation workshop.

ASCH offers multiple opportunities for ASMW participants to take advantage of 32 advanced-level workshop topics in four tracks: Trauma; Pain Management; Mind, Body, Spirit; and Level 3 topics.

“Due to an age of unrest and global pandemic, these are some of the most difficult times. Caring for ourselves and our clients is of utmost importance. Therefore, tasked with developing a theme and program for this year’s meeting, the result is a wonderful panel of plenary speakers and workshops educating on the topic of resilience,” said ASCH President-Elect Joe Tramontana, Ph.D.

Plenary speakers for the upcoming ASMW include two renowned clinical experts. Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., a private practice clinical psychologist and author of 16 books, conducts intensive hypnosis training programs around the world. His session, “Hypnotically Catalyzing Resilience: The Merits of Encouraging Vision,” will identify ways hypnosis can be used to promote resilience, examine the consequences of a future orientation on different aspects of psychological functioning, and analyze ways a temporal orientation influences treatment results. Yapko will also present a 90-minute advanced workshop on March 4.

Plenary speaker and psychologist David Patterson, Ph.D., ABPH, of the University of Washington School of Medicine has 30 years of experience practicing hypnosis and experimental hypnosis. More than 200 of his publications have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and chapters relevant to hypnosis, pain control, and adjustment to trauma. His session, “Scientific Principles to Enhance and Broaden Inductions and Suggestions for Enhanced Resilience,” will detail three areas of science that can promote more effective hypnotic inductions, and evaluate language of inductions based on dissociation, neurophysiology, and social psychological principles. Patterson will also present a 90-minute advanced workshop on the last day of the Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshops.

Visit www.asch.net to view the ASMW schedule, tracks, and faculty and to register for this highly anticipated educational event.

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Joanna Truitt





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Registration for the 2022 Sailing Convention for Women

 Registration for the 2022 Sailing Convention for Women begins December 1, 2021, for this renown February event.

Since 1990, February marks that exciting and anticipated time of the year when the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club fills to maximum capacity with women near and far.

Each year gets better and better and this year is no exception. Creator/producer, Gail Hine, has expanded this event with several new class offerings and five new experienced instructors.

In addition to the many expected land-based and on-the-water sailing workshops/classes ranging from beginner to advanced, such as popular Docking and Suddenly Singlehanded, they have more… Catamaran Cruising, Communication with Confidence, Prepare for Passagemaking.

Like past years, the evening is topped by featuring a plated dinner and guest speaker. This year’s guest speaker is Zuzana Prochazka, well-known freelance travel and boating author/photographer. Shortly followed by the celebrated SCW raffle.

Year after year attendees say, “One of the best things about the convention is the chance to get to know other women sailors, but wish there was more time.” Continuing to the next day, this year is an optional networking brunch held at the Newport Beach Yacht Club at 10am. “This year we are making time for a social element, as well. Sailors from the full Saturday schedule of events can relax and socialize in a slower-paced atmosphere,” states convention co-chair, Lisa Cullinane.

For more information on the convention, contact Gail Hine (gail@sailingconventionforwomen.com) or Lisa Cullinane (lcullinane1@gmail.com)

More detail can also be found on www.sailingconventionforwomen.com

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Lisa Cullinane






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Hong Kong – Government appoints Special Registration Committee under Medical Registration Ordinance

Government appoints Special Registration Committee under Medical Registration Ordinance


     The Government announced today (November 12) the establishment of the Special Registration Committee (SRC) in accordance with the amended Medical Registration Ordinance and the appointment of Professor Grace Tang Wai-king as the SRC Chairperson, and Mr Chan Wing-kai, Ms Tennessy Hui Mei-sheung and Mr Anthony Wu Ting-yuk as members. Their term of office will run from November 15, 2021, for three years.  

     Professor Grace Tang Wai-king, Mr Chan Wing-kai and Ms Tennessy Hui Mei-sheung will join the SRC in their capacity as members of the Medical Council of Hong Kong (MCHK). Their term of office as SRC members will cease when they are no longer members of the MCHK. Apart from the four members appointed by the Chief Executive, there are also six ex-officio members in the SRC.

     As a statutory body under the MCHK, the SRC is responsible for determining the list of recognised medical qualifications after reviewing programmes offered by non-local medical schools with quality comparable to those provided by the two medical schools in Hong Kong. It will submit the list to the Registrar of Medical Practitioners (i.e. the Director of Health) for promulgation. Non-locally trained doctors who possess the recognised medical qualifications, subject to their fulfilment of certain criteria, may apply for special registration to practise in the public healthcare institutions. After serving for a certain period, obtaining recognised specialist qualifications and passing stringent assessment, they would be granted full registration to practise in Hong Kong.

     The Government expects the SRC to determine the first batch of recognised medical qualifications within the first half of 2022 to allow qualified non-locally trained doctors to serve in the public healthcare institutions in Hong Kong under special registration.

     The Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, said, “In view of the shortage of doctors in the public healthcare system, members of the public hope that more qualified non-locally trained doctors would come to work in Hong Kong. Given Professor Tang’s wealth of experience in medical education and public service, I am confident that the SRC is capable of discharging its statutory duties effectively under her leadership and will be able to draw up the list of recognised medical qualifications as soon as possible.

     “The other three members have substantial experience and expertise in different areas, including accounting, legal services and patients’ rights. We are confident that they, alongside the other six senior executives of public healthcare institutions and statutory bodies, will provide valuable advice and ensure that the SRC will draw up the list in a smooth and timely manner.”

     The membership list of the SRC is as follows:

Professor Grace Tang Wai-king (Member, Medical Council of Hong Kong)
Dr Ronald Lam Man-kin or his representative (Director of Health)
Dr Tony Ko Pat-sing or his representative (Chief Executive, Hospital Authority)
Professor Joseph Lau Wan-yee (Chairman, Medical Council of Hong Kong)
Professor Gilberto Leung Ka-kit (President, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine)
Professor Gabriel Leung (Dean, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong)
Professor Francis Chan Ka-leung (Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Mr Chan Wing-kai (Member, Medical Council of Hong Kong)
Ms Tennessy Hui Mei-sheung (Member, Medical Council of Hong Kong)
Mr Anthony Wu Ting-yuk