Academy News


June 2004


Wine Tasting at Academy Lounge

A wine tasting will be held from 4-6 pm on 12 June 2004 (Saturday) at the Academy Lounge.  It is free but registration is required, on first-come-first-serve basis.  Please click below for more details.  



Free Trial of eKG at the Academy Library


The Hospital Authority has kindly offered free trial of their electronic Knowledge Gateway (eKG) at the Academy Library for a period of 3 months, starting from 1 June 2004.  Fellows can access to the eKG via Internet at the library on 3/F of the Academy Building free of charge.  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. Please click below to see more details of the eKG. 



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.




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.  



Wine Tasting at Academy Lounge

A wine tasting was held on 15 May 2004 at the Academy Lounge.  It was well attended by Fellows and their friends.  Repeated event will be organised later.





Admission of New Fellows  

The Academy admitted 130 new Fellows from 14 Colleges at the EGM held on 20 May 2004.




38th Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine, 19-22 August 2004

The 38th Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine will be held at the Meritus Mandarin Singapore from 19th to 22nd August.  Theme of the Congress is CPD and Professionalism: The Next Lap.  The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine is a participating organisation for this year’s congress.  For registration and programme details, please contact the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. 

Academy of Medicine, Singapore

142 Neil Road

Runme Shaw Building

Singapore 088871

Tel                   : (65) 6223 8968

Fax                  : (65) 6225 5155

Email                :

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Synchronization of CME Cycle

As reported previously, Council has decided that all Fellows would start their CME cycle afresh on 1 January 2005, so as to synchronize with the duration of practising certificate following the decision of Medical Council of Hong Kong to make CME a requirement for practising doctors.  In order to achieve this end, CME cycles started within 3 years before 1 January 2005 will have to be counted on a pro-rata basis.  This means that if one’s CME cycle length before 1 January 2005 is 1.5 years, he/she shall need to gain 45 CME points before 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.