April 2007


HKAM Discussion Forum: From CME to CPD

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.  A forum will be held at 14:00 - 15:00 on 27 April 2007 (Friday) at the Lecture Theatre, Block M, Queen Elizabeth HospitalThe Academy hopes Fellows can spend some time to attend so that the Academy can hear from as many of Fellows as possible in order that the Academy can make a programme that can fulfill its goal as well as Fellows' needs.  Fellows who were unable to attend the previous forums please try to attend this time.


Strategic Planning Workshop

The Academy Council held a strategic planning workshop on 3 March 2007.  Several key issues were identified and discussed, namely Academy and the Community, Academy’s Role in the Profession, Future Financial Plan and Collaboration with Mainland.   The Workshop is very fruitful in setting out new future directions for the Academy.   Members at the meeting expressed their views and made recommendations, e.g. forming a Think Tank to come up with suggestions on forward-looking issues.  Follow-up actions are now in progress.



Extraordinary General Meeting – 21 June 2007

Council has decided to hold an EGM on 21 June 2007 to admit new Fellows.  The EGM will be held at 19:30 at the Council Chamber, 10/F HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong.  All Fellows are welcome to attend.



CME/CPD Reminder

The current CME/CPD cycle for Academy Fellows will end on 31 December 2007.   All Fellows who are on the Specialist Register (SR) of the Medical Council or Dental Council will need to fulfill the requirements of the Academy to remain on the SR.  Fellows, except those exempted for CME/CPD due to retirement, are also required to fulfill the requirements to maintain the Academy Fellowship.   Fellows are reminded to make sure they will obtain the required number of CME/CPD points before the end of this year, and to catch up if the points they have obtained so far fall short of the requirements greatly.



2007 Annual Subscriptions

Fellows are reminded that their 2007 Annual Subscriptions were due on 1 January 2007.  Fellows should have received 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.



Hong Kong College of Community Medicine - Workshop for Trainees and Trainers in Public Health Medicine 

Hong Kong College of Community Medicine and Department of Health will jointly organise a Workshop for Trainees and Trainers in Public Health Medicine on 18 April 2007 (Wednesday) at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building. Please click the following links for detailed information. 



It is our great pleasure on behalf of the Congress Organising Committee, the Faculty of Dentistry at The University of Hong Kong, and College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong to cordially invite you to attend the Second International Conference on Evidence-based Advanced Dentistry - to be held from 16 to 19 November 2007.

This Conference will offer innovative and state-of-the-art multidisciplinary programmes in which eminent international and local speakers will discuss the latest evidence-based approaches to using available technologies to tackle today's dental challenges.

Welcome to visit http://dent25.hku.hk/congress or email dent25cb@hku.hk for further information.




Hong Kong College of Family Physicians - Annual Scientific Meeting

Hong Kong College of Family Physicians will organise an Annual Scientific Meeting "30 years of HKCFP and Beyond: A New Era in Family Medicine" on 26-27 May 2007 (Saturday & Sunday) at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building. 

Please click here for detailed information.



Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Topical Update

The College of Pathologists has released the new issue of Topical Update.  Its title is "Recent perspectives in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency" by Dr. Edmond S K Ma. Interested Fellows please click the link below to view the document. 

Topical Update



National Qualification Examination in the Mainland

Under the CEPA II arrangements, registered doctors in Hong Kong who are permanent Hong Kong residents are eligible to apply to take the National Qualification Examination in the Mainland (國家醫師資格考試).  The Medical Council of Hong Kong is tasked for the receipt and vetting of applications to sit for the examination.  Please click the links below for details



The Academy of Medicine, Singapore and the Academy of Medicine, Malaysia will jointly organise a congress on 19-22 July 2007 at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore.  The Council has accepted the organisers’ invitation for the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine to be a supporting organisation this year.  The theme of the congress is "Redefining Gold Standards in Medicine: The Next Chapter".  Please click the links below for details.



Online CME/CPD

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

HKAM / College


Deadline for Submission of Answer


Resting energy expenditure and subsequent mortality risk in peritoneal dialysis patients



HKCR Case of April 2007


6 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)


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