Academy News


August 2005


Visit to Beijing

Prof. Grace Tang, President, Dr. C.T. Hung, Vice President (Edu. & Exams.), Dr. C.W. Chan, Council member, Dr. David Fang, Past President, and Mr. Elmer Wan, General Secretary represented the Academy to attend a working seminar on “Training and admission of specialists on Mainland” held on 5 July.  This seminar was organized by the Ministry of Health to receive reports from various working groups for setting up a specialist system on mainland.  The Ministry found the report from the Academy very useful and will send a delegation to visit the Academy in late August.  The purpose of this visit is to obtain further information on the specialist training system in Hong Kong , such as training set-ups, examinations, accreditation process.  The Academy and Colleges will meet with the delegation to share experience.


Election of Council Members

Notice and nomination forms were sent to Fellows on 4 July 2005.  Nominations will be closed on 5 September 2005.  A postal ballot will be conducted one month after the closing date for nomination.   According to the Academy constitutions, Fellows with outstanding fees are not eligible to stand for election and to vote.  Results will be announced at the AGM to be held in December.  




The Academy President, Prof. Grace Tang, was awarded Fellowship of the Singapore Academy of Medicine in July.  Prof. K.N. Lai, President of Hong Kong College of Physicians and Dr. Lilian Leong, President of Hong Kong College of Radiologists also received their Fellowship from the Singapore Academy of Medicine.  Congratulations to Prof. Tang, Prof. Lai and Dr. Leong!

From left to right, Dr. Lilian Leong, Mr. Khaw Boon Wan (Minister of Health, Singapore), Prof. Grace Tang, Prof. K.N. Lai and Prof. Richard Yu.




Amendments to Principles and Guidelines on CME/CPD

The Education Committee recently proposed some further minor changes to the guidelines.  Council endorsed these amendments in July.  To download a new version of the guidelines, please go to the Fellows Area of this website.

The Education Committee would also like to remind Fellows to submit their CME returns to their respective Colleges on time.  This will help Colleges compile their CME reports for timely submission to the Academy.  According the CME/CPD guidelines, Fellows failing to submit returns on time will be regarded as CME/CPD non-compliant [CME/CPD non-compliance will lead to removal of Academy Fellowship and removal of one's name from the Specialist Register].  Subsequent request to review late submissions may be subject to an administrative fee to be determined by Colleges.    Fellows who will be travelling around the time for CME return submissions should plan their submission schedule ahead and should inform their Colleges of their temporary overseas contacts should they need to be away for a period of time. 



Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Pancreas and Liver: Seminar & Workshop, 2005

The above CME programme is organized by the Hong Kong College of Pathologists and will be held on 9th and 10th September 2005.  Dr. Barbara Centeno (Associate Professor, University of South Florida School of Medicine, Tempa, Florida, USA) will be the speaker of the event.  The first 44 registrants can sit with Dr. Centeno in one of four identical half-hour multi-head sessions in the workshop.  For registration and further details, please browse around the “Activities” page of



Chinese Academy of Science

The Library of Chinese Academy of Science is compiling a book on “Development of Science and Technology in China”, and now invites submissions.  Interested Fellows can visit the CAS website for more details.