Academy News


July 2004


Yoga and Kids Cooking Class

Yoga and kids fun cooking classes will be organized at the Academy Lounge during summer.  Please click below to view details.



Election of Officers

The term of office of the existing Officers, i.e. President, Vice-President (Gen. Affairs), Vice-President (Edu. & Exams.), Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and Editor, will expire in December.  Election process will start in August, and results will be announced at the AGM to be held on 17 December 2004.



Renovations at the Academy Building

After years of expansion, existing office spaces for some Colleges become insufficient.  The 6th floor of the Academy building has recently been converted into office spaces.  Colleges of Pathologists, Physicians and Surgeons will be moving to a larger chamber on the 6/F in September.

Council has approved the recommendation of the House Committee to renovate the Grand Hall, in order to provide better services for conferences held at the Academy.  The renovation is expected to be completed in early September.




Special Offer – Moon Cake

The Academy has liaised with Maxim’s for Fellows to order moon cakes at discounted prices.  Fellows who are interested in the offer can click below to download the order form.  The deadline for this special offer is 15 July 2004.



Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine celebrates its 10th Anniversary and its successful inclusion in the EMBASE (Excerpta Medica) database

The Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine (HKJEM) is a peer-reviewed quarterly publication of the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine and The Hong Kong Society for Emergency Medicine and Surgery.  The HKJEM is the only emergency medicine journal published in Southeast Asia and the only English one in the Far East.  Full text of published articles in the Journal can be accessed at the College of Emergency Medicine website at



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. 



Grant Applications

The Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases and the Health and Health Services Research Fund have issued a joint call for research grant applications.  The closing date is 11 September 2004.  Application forms and guidance notes can be downloaded from the Research Fund Secretariat’s website at



Symposium & Workshop & Assessment in Medical Education

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong will hold a 3-day symposium from 29th to 31st October 2004.  The theme is "Symposium & Workshop & Assessment in Medical Education: Asian & International Perspectives".  Topics will iclude Philosophy of Assessment, Models of Assessment, Standardization of Assessment, Undergraduate & Postgraudate Assessment, Medical Education Outcome Assessment and Workshops on setting questiona and validation.  Registration fees: US$100 (Symposium), US$50 (per Workshop).  For detailed information, please contact Ms Jeannie Tsang (email:; tel: 852 2819 9296; fax: 852 2816 2293)



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

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