Academy News


April 2004


Synchronization of CME Cycle

As reported previously, Council has decided that all Fellows would start their CME cycle afresh on 1 January 2005.  To facilitate Fellows in fulfilling the CME requirements prior to that date, Council has approved the following one-off arrangements proposed by some Colleges for the purpose of synchronization.  Please contact your College if you have queries.

a)  If the duration of a cycle immediately before 1 January 2005 is 6 months or less, the cycle could be combined to the previous cycle, and the point requirement would be adjusted on a pro-rata basis;

b) Colleges could consider adjusting the point capping for certain CME category if necessary, subject to formal endorsement by Education Committee.



Survey on e-Knowledge Gateway & Library Services

The Academy has been negotiating with the Hospital Authority (HA) to extend their e-Knowledge Gateway (e-KG) service to the Academy Fellows via Internet as well as the Academy Library.  To help the Academy Council consider whether to commit utilization of the eKG service from HA to enhance service to our fellows, please spend a few minutes to complete and return the questionnaire below on or before 30 April 2004



Liquor Licence Obtained for the Academy Lounge



After much anticipation, a Liquor Licence has finally been granted to the Academy.  Alcoholic drinks can now be served at the Lounge on 3/F of the Academy building. 





Academy Lounge Special Offer


Sit back and relax with friends and associates at the Academy Lounge. 

Enjoy our special BUY-1-GET-1-FREE offer for all alcoholic drinks and cocktails throughout April !  The Academy Lounge opens daily from 12:00noon - 9:00pm (Monday to Saturday) and 9:00am - 9:00pm (Sundays and Public Holidays).

Cocktails of the Month

Banana Twist

Fresh banana blended with Coconut Milk and Fresh Milk




Scottish Rocky Hill

Scotch whisky filled up with Ginger Ale





10th Anniversary Congress

The Academy taped certain symposia of the 10th Anniversary Congress held during November last year.  They have now been uploaded to the MLMS for viewing by Fellows.  Please login the CMe-Learning page of the MLMS, click the Academy page, then the CME without Quiz page.  Enjoy your viewing.

During the congress, the Academy's Founding President, Prof. Sir David Todd, delivered an interesting and enlightening speech titled "Present and Future Tense".  The full text could also be downloaded from below.   Prof. Todd’s speech has been taped and uploaded to the MLMS, under the CME without Quiz page. 



Medical Library System of The University of Hong Kong

Accessible at the Academy Library

The Academy has made arrangement with the University of Hong Kong to allow Academy Fellows to access their Medical Library System via Internet at the Academy Library for a trial period of 3 months, from 1 April to 30 June 2004.  During this period, Fellows can use the three designated computers at the Academy Library on 3/F to access the electronic information and digital medical resources of the University medical library system free of charge.

Fellows utilizing the facility are requested to complete a simple questionnaire per unit use.  Information collected from the questionnaires will be used by the Academy to assess the related need of Fellows, and to determine if such service will continue in the future.  The Academy Library opens from 12:00 to 21:00 from Mondays to Saturdays; and from 9:00 to 21:00 on Sundays and public holidays.



BUPA Foundation Research Grant

Application for the 2004 research grant is now open to researchers based in the UK, Australia, Eire, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand.  The specialist research grants theme for 2004 is Exploitation of Clinically Relevant Datasets, and up to £750,000 of fund is available for application.  Deadline for application is 30 June 2004.  For details, please visit the website:  



Extraordinary General Meeting

An EGM will be held at 7:00 pm on 20 May 2004 (Thursday) at the Council Chamber, 10/F, HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong to admit new Fellows.



2004 Annual Subscriptions

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 Council's policy that subscriptions received by the Academy after 30 June 2004 will be subject to a surcharge of 5% on the subscription amount.  Please settle your subscription as soon as possible.