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
, such as training set-ups, examinations, accreditation process.
The Academy and Colleges will meet with the delegation to share
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
Academy President, Prof. Grace Tang, was awarded Fellowship of the Singapore
Academy of Medicine in July. Prof.
K.N. Lai, President of
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.