Academy News
 

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May 2006

 

Collaboration with Ministry of Health on Specialist Registration in Mainland

The Academy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Health (MOH) on 14 April 2006 to facilitate the development of a specialist registration system in Mainland China.  The signing of the MOU is an important milestone in the history of the Academy. The MOH has set up a working group to coordinate and monitor all relevant works.  Representatives of the Academy will be joining this working group to offer input.  The Academy will also be providing professional advice on specialist training and examination on the mainland.  This MOU signifies the Nation°¶s recognition of the standard of specialist accreditation and training undertaken by the Academy since its inception.  With this MOU, Fellows of the Academy will be recognized in Mainland for their distinctive specialist expertise, and bilateral training will take place.  All these activities will enhance the standard of the medical professional both in Hong Kong SAR and other parts of China.

     


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Royal Society of Medicine

Prof. Robin Williamson, Dean and Mr. Paul Summerfield, Development Director of the Royal Society of Medicine had a meeting with the Academy President and the Vice-President (Edu. & Exams.) on 27 March.  During the meeting, representatives of the two organizations had a wide-ranging conversation and explored ways in which the Academy and its Fellows might benefit from electronic access to the Society°¶s Library, its journals and other facilities.  The President also met the President-Elect of the Society, Baroness Finlay, on 10 April during her visit to London.

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Extraordinary General Meeting °V 15 June 2006

Council has decided to hold an EGM on 15 June 2006 to admit new Fellows.  The EGM will be held at 7:30 pm at the Council Chamber, 10/F HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

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2006 Annual Subscriptions 

Fellows are reminded that their 2006 Annual Subscriptions were due on 1 January 2006.  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.  


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Facilities at the Academy

Guest Rooms

Are you thinking of providing accommodations for the College examiners, visiting lecturers, or conference speakers during their visit to Hong Kong ? OR are you looking for a temporary °•home°¶ while yours is going through refurbishment?  On 5th floor of the Academy Building , there are 13 en-suite Guest Rooms available for bookings by Fellows. The clean and spacious rooms, with modern amenities and a personal touch, will ensure all guests a pleasant short or long stay at the Academy:  

  • Guests can enjoy privacy in a tranquil atmosphere at our 24-hour-guarded building, and best of all, the stunning views of the mountains; 

  • Guests are entitled to use the library, lounge, gymnasium and sauna on 3rd floor;

  • Our Suites have a bedroom that can be closed off from the living room for more privacy, which are favourite choices for long stays;

  • Buffet breakfasts can be arranged for group booking;

  • Parking spaces are available to guests and visitors;

  • Meeting rooms of variable sizes are close by for large and small meetings.

For just $600 (single room) / $900 (suite) per room per night, you can rest assured that you and your guests can enjoy a comfortable stay at the Academy!

Call our Conference Department at 2871 8787 or e-mail to confdept@hkam.org.hk to enquire about details!  

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Academy Lounge

The Academy Lounge on 3/F is an ideal place for Fellows to sit back and relax with friends or associates over a glass of wine.   It can also be turned into a gallery for exhibitions of paintings and photos.  Fellows who are amateur photographer or painter can consider displaying their collection there over a period of time and share their work with visitors.   For the health-conscious Fellows, there is a fitness centre with basic gym equipment and a sauna.  There is also a VIP room at the lounge that provides an exclusive environment for private gatherings. The Academy Lounge opens daily from 12:00noon - 9:00pm (Monday to Saturday) and 9:00am - 9:00pm (Sundays and Public Holidays). For information, please call 2871 8737.

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Fellows' Garden

The Fellows' Garden on 3/F just outside the lounge is equipped with a BBQ counter that could cater around 20 guests.  Fellows can host full-service BBQ parties for families and friends or arrange a less formal BBQ gathering for special guests to take a break during medical conferences.  For booking information, please contact the Conference Department at 2871 8787, or confdept@hkam.org.hk

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