Academy News


January 2004


Result of Council Election

There are 5 vacancies for the category of Elected Council Members.  The Academy received 6 nominations before the deadline of 10 September 2003 and the postal ballot was conducted subsequently.  The ballot papers received before the deadline on 17 November 2003 were counted by KPMG, the Auditors of the Academy.  The results of the vote-counting are as follows:




CHAN, Chok Wan



CHAN, Tai Kwong



FOO, Kam So

Family Physicians


HUNG, Chi Tim



LAW, Chi Lim

Obstetricians & Gynaecologists


YIP, Wai Chun



The following persons are therefore elected and their term of office began immediately following the AGM on 19 December 2003 and will end at the conclusion of the AGM in 2005.

CHAN, Chok Wan

CHAN, Tai Kwong

HUNG, Chi Tim

LAW, Chi Lim

YIP, Wai Chun



HKAM Manhattan Platinum Card/ Fellowship Card


Fellows should have received a new Fellowship card in November 2003.  This new card is embedded with a smart chip and can be used to capture attendance in certain CME activities organized by the Academy and Colleges.

Fellows holding a HKAM Manhattan Platinum Card can also use it as Fellowship card.  For security reason, Fellows will have to bring their Platinum card in person to the Academy for  card initialization.  After the Platinum card has been initialized, it can be used as a credit card as well as Fellowship card to capture CME attendance electronically at certain events.  However, Fellows will have to initialize their Platinum card whenever a new card is issued to them. 

Card initialization can be done during normal office hours at the Secretariat on 10/F of the Academy Building, or at the Academy Lounge on the 3/F of the building during its operation hours. 

Fellows interested in applying for a HKAM Manhattan Platinum Card please contact the bankˇ¦s 24-hour Customer Service Hotline on 2210 2288.




HKAM 10th Anniversary

We are pleased to announce that the 10th Anniversary Book of the Academy has been published. It is entitled In Pursuit of Excellence and is a must read for Fellows. Each Fellow is entitled to have one copy of the Book. Extra copies are available at HK$200 per copy and can be purchased at the 3/F Academy Lounge.  Please click below to view details for delivery arrangement. 

The Academy held a 3-day conference to celebrate its 10th anniversary from 28th-30th November.  Around 700 participants registered for the congress and the Academy was honoured to have the Chief Executive of HKSAR, The Hon. Mr. Tung Chee-hwa attended to officiate the opening of the congress.  




2004 Annual Subscription

Fellows are reminded that their 2004 Annual Subscriptions are due on 1 January 2004.  Fellows should receive a demand note from either the Academy or their College.  Please be reminded that it is Councilˇ¦s policy that subscriptions received by the Academy after 30 June  will be subject to a surcharge of 5% on the subscription amount.  Please settle your subscription as soon as possible.


Academy Lounge

Following a recent survey that Fellows seldom use the facilities after 21:00, the Academy has decided new operation hours for the Lounge as follows:

Monday to Saturday:            12:00 to 21:00

Sunday and public holidays:  09:00 to 21:00



Gong Xi Fa Cai

The Academy wishes all Fellows a prosperous year in the Year of the Monkey!  Fellows are welcome to use the banqueting facilities for their spring lunches or dinners at the Academy. Please contact our Conference Department on 2871 8787 for booking details.

The Academy Secretariat will be closed at 13:00 on 21 January 2004 and resume operation on 26 January 2004.

The Dining Room will be closed at 20:00 on 21 January 2004 and resume operation on 29 January 2004.

The Academy Lounge will be closed at 20:00 on 21 January 2004 and resume operation on 29 January 2004.