January 2007


Discussion Forum: From CME to CPD (12 December 2006)

Fellows may be aware from the news and publications of the Academy that the Education Committee has been considering the move to CPD for quite a long time.  After years of discussion, the Academy Council has agreed in principle to move forward to CPD in stages.  Before proceeding further, the Academy would like to explain to Fellows about the rationale and the details of the change and listen to Fellows' views on the proposed move.  Two forums have been held in September and December 2006.  Fellows who were unable to attend can click below to view the presentation at the forum held on 12 December 2006.

A web discussion forum has now been created at the iCMECPD, Fellows who wish to express their views please go to the iCMECPD website (www.icmecpd.hk).  Click CMe-Learning to log in, then click "CME Forum" at the right-hand column.  Then, choose the subject "From CME to CPD".




13th Annual Conferment Ceremony

The 13th AGM and the 13th Annual Fellowship Conferment Ceremony were held on 30 November 2006 at the Academy Building.  Please click the following links for the photos taken that day.

AGM and Conferment Ceremony

Annual Dinner

Kindly note that the photos will be removed from this website on 28 Feb 2007.    




David Todd Oration

The 2006 David Todd Oration was held together with the Conferment Ceremony at the Run Run Shaw Hall on 30 November 2006.  The Academy was extremely honoured to have Professor the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff as the orator.  Baroness Finlay is a world-renowned expert in palliative care.  She is currently the President of the Royal Society of Medicine in London .  Baroness Finlay delivered her inspiring speech "Difficult Decisions at the End of Life" at the Oration.  Fellows can view the oration on the iCMECPD website (www.icmecpd.hk).


Honorary Fellow

The Academy has admitted a distinguished individual, Dr. Peter CY Lee, in the medical profession as Honorary Fellow.  Dr. Lee was one of the first to give active support to the concept of “Hong Kong Academy of Medicine” when it was first mooted in 1983, and became a member of the Preparatory Committee which organized and set up the proposed “Academy”.


Best Original Research by Trainee (BORT)

The results of the 2006 BORT were announced during the Conferment Ceremony on 30 November 2006 and the medals were presented to the 3 winners.  The Gold Medal winner will also get a cash reward of HK$15,000.  The Academy would like to thank the Panel of Judges for their time and works.  The Panel consists of Prof. Tony Chung (Panel Chairman), Dr. Kam Chak Wah; Prof. Raymond Liang; Prof. Leung Kwok Sui; Prof. Lo Chung Mau and Dr. C.T. Hung.  The Academy would also like to thank the trainees who have submitted their papers for this competition.

Gold Medal Dr. Chung Pui Hong Consumption of viscera as the most important risk factor in the largest outbreak of shellfish poisoning in Hong Kong , 2005
Silver Medal Dr. Soo, Oi Yan Yannie A Prospective Study on the Risk-to-Benefit of Anti-thrombotic Agents in Ischemic Stroke Patients with Cerebral Microbleeds.
Bronze Medal Dr. Mak, Miu Chloe Mutational Study of ATP7B in Wilson Disease: Establishing an Effective DNA-based Diagnostic Protocol for Hong Kong Chinese



2007 Annual Subscriptions

Fellows are reminded that their 2007 Annual Subscriptions are due on 1 January 2007.  Fellows should receive a demand note from either the Academy or their College.  Please be reminded that it is Council’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.




Workshop on Mental Competence in Medical Practice

Prof. Paul S. Appelbaum will deliver a training workshop on assessment of mental competence on 11 and 12 January 2007 in the Marco Polo Prince Hotel, Hong Kong. Prof. Appelbaum is the Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Division of Psychiatry, Law, and Ethics, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and is the author of many articles and books on law and ethics in clinical practice, including Assessing Competence to Consent to Treatment: A Guide for Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals. 

This workshop is organized by the Department of Psychiatry of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists. It aims at enhancing the participants’ knowledge and skills in the assessment of mental competence in different areas related to medical practice. Interested fellows may contact Ms. Sarah Chia at 26076029 for further information. Programme and registration, CME accreditation information can be downloaded from the following website at http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/med/psi/cuhkpsy.html#CONFERENCE



Cancer Imaging 2007

Cancer Imaging 2007 organised by International Cancer Imaging Society and Hong Kong College of Radiologists will be held on 10 & 11 February 2007 (Saturday & Sunday) at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building.

Please visit the HKCR website (http://www.hkcr.org) for the very exciting scientific programme with a faculty of international and local speakers who are renowned in the field of oncology and oncologic imaging. 

There will be: 

Lectures on State-of-the-Art cancer imaging, including:

  • CT Colonography for Colorectal Cancer Screening

  • Staging Upper GI Tumours

  • PET in Oncology

Multidisciplinary Symposia on:

  • Lung Cancer

  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Liver Metastases

  • Head & Neck Tumours

  • Carcinoma of Uterus, Cervix and Ovary

Workshops, e.g.:

  • US of neck masses that may simulate metastases

  • Musculoskeletal tumours – Imaging aspects

  • Aspects of intervention in cancer

  • MR imaging of Paediatric Oncology

Please visit the HKCR website (http://www.hkcr.org) for further details. The registration form may be downloaded from the website.



Online CME/CPD

Quizzes from the following Colleges are currently available at iCMECPD website for Fellows to study online for CME/CPD:

HKAM / College Topic Deadline for Submission of Answer
HKAM HKAM Medico-Legal Seminar Series 2006 (30 Sep 06) 14/02/2007
Physicians Higher prevalence of squamous intraepithelial leison in systemic lupus erythematosus association with human papillomavirus infection 31/03/2007
Radiologists HKCR Case of January 2007 31/01/2007

4 videos of lectures have been recently uploaded to "CME without Quiz". 

Please visit the CMe-Learning of iCMECPD website (www.icmecpd.hk) for the latest CME/CPD materials.



Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)


Conference(s) / Symposium(s)


12-13 January 2007  Hong Kong Surgical Forum - Winter 2007 Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong
12-13 January 2007  International Symposium on Food Safety Centre for Food Safety, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
13 January 2007 G B Ong Lecture - Liver Surgery: A New Specialty Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong

13-17 June 2007

The 21st Congress of International Association of Paediatric Dentistry

Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Dentistry

12-14 July 2007 The 50th Hong Kong Surgical Forum Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong; American College of Surgeons, Hong Kong Chapter
16-19 November 2007 Second International Conference on Evidence-based Advanced Dentistry and Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong