Fellowship Conferment/David Todd
Fellowship Conferment, David Todd Oration and Annual Dinner were well
attended by Fellows and guests on 13 December 2007.
Please click the link below to view photos of the evening. The
link will be kept until the end of February 2008.
Fellows who wish to download pictures should do so before that.
The Oration has been taped and will be put up in the iCMECPD website after the processing. Fellows will be informed once it is available.
Academy has admitted Prof. Sir Harry Fang as Honorary Fellow.
Sir Harry is well known in the medical profession, especially in
the rehabilitation and orthopaedic surgery.
To the Academy, Sir Harry truly made original contributions.
He called for an academy of medicine in 1983, as
he foresaw a need for
Result of Council
During the 14th AGM held on 13 December 2007, results of the
election of Council Members were announced. Five
nominations were received by the deadline.
The five candidates were therefore elected ipso facto.
The Academy would like to thank Prof. S.P.Chow and Dr. C.W. Chan who have stepped down from Council after the AGM. Dr. C.W. Chan has served the Academy Council for a total of 12 years.
Demand notes for the 2008 subscriptions are being sent out to Fellows from either the Academy or their College. Fellows will note that the subscription amount this year is reduced, as the Academy Council has upon recommendation of the Finance & Investment Committee approved a one-off 50% reduction of the annual subscription to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Academy in 2008. 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.
Original Research by Trainee (BORT)
results of the 2007 BORT was
announced during the Conferment Ceremony on 13 December 2007 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
Collaboration on Reciprocal Facilities
between the Academy and Royal Society of Medicine
HKAM and RSM have decided to consolidate and strengthen links between the two organizations. On 6 December 2007, the Academy and RSM signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to set out the initial collaboration between HKAM and RSM in reciprocal use of facilities for Fellows and members of the two organisations. Further collaborations such as online CPD services will be pursued at a later stage. Under this MOU, RSM will allow Fellows of HKAM to use the accommodation facilities (Chandos House http://www.chandoshouse.co.uk/only), restaurants, bars and lounges of the RSM when they travel to
Memorandum of Understanding on Training
strengthen the exchange of training of doctors between
15th Anniversary Congress, 15-16 November 2008
Hong Kong Academy of Medicine turns 15 this year!
mark the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, the
organise the HKAM 15th Anniversary Congress during 15-16 November 2008 in the
has endorsed the recommendation of House Committee to adopt 5-day working
week. Starting from January 2008, opening hours of the HKAM Secretariat
Monday to Friday: 08:30 - 17:30 (Lunch Hour: 12:30 - 13:30)
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: Closed
hours of other facilities in the Academy Building, e.g. Lounge, Dining Room, will remain unchanged.
current CME/CPD cycle for Academy Fellows ended on 31 December 2007.
reported earlier, number of points obtained by means of passive
be capped at 75 for a cycle, effective
from 1 January 2008.
Fellows are reminded to take note of this for the coming cycle.
Fellows can click below to obtain a copy of the Academy's CMECPD
Guidelines. For individual
College guidelines, Fellows should contact their Colleges.
For the CME/CPD cycle starting 1 January 2011, on top of changes for 2008. Fellows would be strongly encouraged to (a) maintain a balanced CME/CPD profile with a mix of different activities, including 5 points in a cycle from activities in quality assurance audits and activities for improvement of patient care in order to capture the full benefit of different types of CME/CPD activities; and (b) increase further the CME/CPD points gained from activities other than passive participation through decreasing the proportion of passive participation CME/CPD activities. Fellows will receive further detailed information from the Academy shortly.
CHOW Pak Chin, Honorary Treasurer of the College
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Hong Kong Medical Journal December 2007 issue is now available on the Journal's website <http://www.hkmj.org>. Highlights of this issue include:
Quizzes from the following Colleges are currently available at iCMECPD website for Fellows to study online for CME/CPD:
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