Academy News



August 2004


Kids Cooking and Sketching Classes at Academy Lounge

The first Kids Cooking class received a good response and was full.  Another class will be organised on 21 August 2004.  Please register quickly to secure your place this time.  A Sketching class for kids will also be organised.  Please click below for details:




Strategic Workshop

Members of Council will meet to discuss the future direction of the Academy on 28 August.  The last time the Academy held similar type of function was several years ago, and Council felt it was time to review and have another session of brainstorming.



Renovations at the Academy Building

Renovation of the Grand Hall progressed according to schedule.   The Academy will have the Grand Hall in a new look in September.   The Academy Building is in use for over 6 years.  The Academy and Colleges start to face the problem of insufficient storage space.  Council has requested the House Committee to study the need and make a recommendation to Council, which may include acquiring addition premises in the proximity of the Academy Building.




Symposium & Workshops on 'Assessment in Medical Education: Asian and International Perspectives' (October 29-31, 2004)

This is organized by the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, with the Asian Medical Education Association and the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine as affiliated organizers.  It provides opportunities for exchange of experience and views, as well as training of medical educators in different aspects of assessment.  There will be sessions covering assessment models and tools for medical education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Faculty members and international experts in medical education have been invited as keynote speakers and workshops on question setting and validation will be offered.  Please visit the following website for programme details, on-line registration and abstract submission:

For enquiry, please contact the Symposium Secretariat Ms Jeannie Tsang and Ms Maggie Cheuk of the Faculty Office by phone at 2819 9296 / 2819 2841, by fax at 2816 2293 or by email at



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  



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

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