June 2007


Doctor Work Reform

The Hospital Authority is now conducting the consultation on Doctor Work Reform (DWR), and has invited Professor Dame Carol Black, President of Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, to share the UK experience with Hong Kong. A lecture will be held at 10:00am to 12:30pm on 13 June 2007 (Wednesday) at the Lim Por Yen Lecture Theatre of the Academy. Prof. Black will share her experience and insights on the impact of the Hospital@Night project on the training and services of doctors. There will be discussion time during the lecture. Fellows who are interested in the DWR development are welcome to attend. Please register by email to hkam@hkam.org.hk. Please mark DWR Lecture as your email subject and put your full name in the email when sending in your registration.




The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine is proud to announce the award of an Honorary Fellowship to the Immediate Past President, Dr. the Honourable LEONG Che-hung, by the Royal College of Surgeons of England .  The conferment took place on Monday (7 May 2007) in Hong Kong at the Opening Ceremony of the Conjoint Scientific Congress co-organised by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong . 

Professor Arthur K C Li also received an honor on the same day. He was admitted as a member of the Court of Patrons of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the highest recognition that the Royal College could bestow upon an individual associated with the college. Currently there are only 36 members in the Court of Patrons.

The Academy President. Prof. Grace Tang, was invited to the Convocation of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in New Zealand recently. She met two Academy Fellows there. Dr. CS Tjiu and Dr SK Hui are Fellows of the Academy under the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong. They were both admitted Fellows of the RACS at the Convocation on 6 May at Christchurch, New Zealand.



Health Research Symposium 2007

Entitled "Building bridges between research, practice & policy" the Symposium has invited renowned international and local speakers to highlight the overall impact of health services research in the past decade.  It will serve as a forum for participants to share experience and to present the outcomes of their health services research.  Awards will be presented for outstanding projects and best posters.  The Symposium will be held at the HKAM Building on 29 September 2007.  Interested Fellows are invited to register with the symposium secretariat and submit abstracts for poster exhibition (email: HRS@hkam.org.hk), on or before 30 June 2007.   For more details of the Symposium, please visit the website www.fhb.gov.hk/grants



Health Services Research Fund (HSRF) / Health Care and Promotion Fund (HCPF) / Research Dissemination Report

Electronic copies of the dissemination reports for 11 and 12 completed HSRF/HCPF-funded studies, respectively, are available for download from the website of the Research Fund Secretariat (www.fhb.gov.hk/grants).  These reports are also contained in the supplements to the Hong Kong Medical Journal (HKMJ).



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.



Personal Data Policy
The Academy has updated its personal data policy. Fellows could find the document at the Fellow's Area of the Academy website or by following the link below.



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 fulfil the requirements of the Academy to remain on the SR.  Fellows, except those exempted for CME/CPD due to retirement, are also required to fulfil 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 Emergency Medicine - Scientific Symposium on Emergency Medicine

Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine will organise a Scientific Symposium on Emergency Medicine "Innovations and Technologies in Emergency Medicine" on 17-18 October 2007 (Wednesday & Thursday) at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building. Please click the following link 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 June 2007


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

16-17 June 2007 Skin Dis eases: Integrating Chinese and Western Medicine

Hong Kong Association for Integration of Chinese-Western Medicine; Hong Kong Hospital Authority

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