May 2007


HKAM’s 15th Anniversary

The Academy will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary next year.  A 15th anniversary congress will be held from 15-16 November 2008.  While the theme has not yet been finalised, it will probably be in the format of “Mega Grand Rounds”.  The Conference Organising Committee, led by the Vice-President (General Affairs), is now working on preparations.  More details will be announced in the forthcoming news.



Collaboration with Ministry of Health on Specialist Registration in Mainland

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Health (MOH) in April last year, the Academy has been working closely with MOH on this project. A preparatory committee has been formally established. Both Vice Minister Huang Jie-fu and the Academy President, Prof. Grace Tang, were appointed Principal Members (主任委員) of this Committee. Eight Academy Fellows were also appointed Advisors to this Committee, they are Dr. Chan Chok-wan, Dr. David Fang, Dr. Hung Chi-tim, Prof. Lau Wan-yee, Dr. Leong Che-hung, Prof. John Leong, Prof. William Wei and Prof. Richard Yu.

On 30 March, Prof. Grace Tang and Prof. W.Y Lau were invited to present the Hong Kong specialist training and accreditation system at a symposium organized by the Chinese Medical Doctor Association at Beijing. The symposium was attended by about 600 participants, including representatives from MOH and different provinces in mainland.

MOH has identified training units for the 4 selected piloting specialties, namely Dental Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery and Paediatrics.  On request by the MOH, the Academy and the 4 Colleges will help review the draft documents on training curricula and accreditation requirements for training units.


Council on Human Reproductive Technology

Prof. Grace Tang, the Academy President was appointed a member of the Council on Human Reproductive Technology for a term of 2 years with effect from April 2007.



Stanford Hospital & Clinics/Stanford University Medical Centre

Dr. Bryan Bohman, Medical Staff Vice-President of Stanford Hospital & Clinics, and Dr. Christopher Mow, Clinical Associate Professor of Standard University Medical Center, have recently visited Hong Kong .  They had a meeting with the Academy President on 17 April.  At the meeting, the Stanford representatives indicated that the Stanford Hospital and Clinics are very interested in establishing medical education exchanges with the Hong Kong medical professionals, especially through the Academy.  The Hospital will welcome Fellows from Hong Kong if they wish to pay a visit to the Hospital while they travel to the States.  The Academy will be happy to help make contact with the Hospital should Fellows wish to visit the Hospital. 




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.  



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 or email 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.



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

Dental Surgeons  American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Position Paper on Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws (BRONJ) 26/06/2007


Resting energy expenditure and subsequent mortality risk in peritoneal dialysis patients



HKCR Case of May 2007


Please visit the CMe-Learning of iCMECPD website ( 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

19-20 October 2007 The Hong Kong Society of Biological Psychiatry Conference 2007 The Hong Kong Society of Biological Psychiatry

19-22 October 2007

16th Asian Congress of Surgery & 3rd Chinese Surgical Week

Asian Surgical Association & Chinese Surgical Society