10th Anniversary Congress
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Academy. To celebrate this occasion, a 10th anniversary congress entitled “New Challenges in Healthcare” will be held from 28 to 30 of November. Plenary speakers include Prof. Carol Black, President, Royal College of Physicians, Prof. Sir David Todd, Founding President of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Prof. Nick Wright, London Research institute, Prof. Arthur Li, Secretary for Education and Manpower, HKSAR, Prof. T.W. Hu, Professor of Health Economics & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of California-Berkeley, USA. Symposia topics cover Common Asian Cancers, Life-style Diseases, Cancer Screening, Moving On-Transition of Chronically Ill Adolescents from Paediatrics to Adult Health Care, Emerging ENT Problems, Cardiovascular Diseases, Financing Health Care: A Global Challenge; Emergency Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Molecular Medicine, Mental Health, New Challenges in Dental/Oral Health; Sexual and Reproductive Health, Eye; Geriatric Health and Osteoporosis, Infectious Diseases and Psycho-social Health. Both Academies of Medicine in Malaysia and Singapore will also take part in this congress. Fellows will receive the congress announcement shortly.
Extraordinary General Meeting
An EGM will be held at 7:30 pm on 15 May 2003 (Thursday) at the Council Chamber, 10/F, HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong to admit new Fellows.
2003 Annual Subscriptions
Fellows are reminded that their 2003 Annual Subscriptions are due on 1 January 2003. 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 2003 will be subject to a surcharge of 5% on the subscription amount. Please settle your subscription as soon as possible.
CME and the Practising Certificate
Fellows may be aware that the Medical Council resolved in March 2002 that CME would be made a requirement for all practising doctors, starting from January 2005.