for a message from Prof. Grace Tang, the new President of the Academy.
Donation for the Earthquake & Tsunamis
The Academy earlier appealed to Fellows for making
donations and has received a total sum of HK$128,220. The Academy
President, Prof. Grace Tang, presented the donation cheque to the Hong Kong Red
Cross on 1 February 2005. The cheque was received by Lady Wu (), JP,
Assistant Director (International & Relief Service) of the Hong Kong Red
Co-opted Council Member
Council at its January meeting co-opted Dr.
Pamela Leung as a member of the Council. Her
co-option has filled the casual vacancy arising from Dr. C.T. Hung’s election
as Vice-President (Edu. & Exams.). Dr. Hung was previously an elected Council member.
Dr. P. Leung’s term of office will end at the conclusion of the 2005
AGM. She has also been appointed the new
Chairman of the Membership Committee.
Kids Interest Class at the Academy Lounge
An interest class for kids will be organized for 20
February 2005 (Sunday). Your kids
will learn how to make small ornaments and telephone string with Swarovski
crystals. Please click below for
Kids Interest Class
Deeper Collaboration with China
The Academy Council held a strategic workshop in
August last year, during which Council decided that the Academy should establish
deeper collaboration with the Mainland. Prof. Huang Jiefu, Vice Minister of Health of the PRC,
visited the Academy in December and advised Council on what the Academy should
do to establish closer link with the Mainland.
With Prof. Huang’s advice, the Academy will send a delegation to the
Beijing shortly to pay visits to the relevant parties.
Codeine-containing Medications in Infants
An Academy Fellow has recently written to the
Academy asking for the Academy’s assistance to ban the use of codeine or
codeine-containing medications in infants.
Council has requested comments from the College of Paediatricians.
The College is of the opinion that codeine is not recommended for use as
antitussive medication in infants. This
view is in line with all available pharmacology books and drug formularies.
However, Council agreed with the College that it is outside the purview
of the Academy and College to suggest banning any pharmaceutical products.
of Science awarded to Immediate Past President
The Academy is proud to announce that Dr. C.H. Leong,
Immediate Past President, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science by the
University of Aberdeen Scotland on 12 January 2005.
This honour was in recognition of Dr. Leong’s contribution to the work
in promoting health care and community services in Hong Kong and medical
training and education. The
University also recognized Dr. Leong’s dedication in the SARS outbreak.
are reminded that their 2005
Annual Subscriptions are due on 1 January 2005.
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.
Gong Xi Fa Cai
Secretariat will be closed at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, 8 February 2005 (Chinese New
The Dining Room and Academy Lounge will be closed at
5:00 pm on Tuesday, 8 February 2005 and be opened on Monday, 14 February 2005.
The Academy wishes all Fellows a prosperous year in
the Year of Rooster!
for Reunion and Spring Dinners