Academy News  


September 2005


Delegation from Ministry of Health

A delegation of 17 persons from the Ministry of Health visited the Academy from 22 to 24 August.  The delegation came to study the Hong Kong specialist training, accreditation and registration system.  During the 3-day visit, the delegation met the representatives of the Academy and 7 Colleges, namely Community Medicine, Dental Surgeons, Family Physicians, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Paediatricians, Pathologists and Surgeons.  The delegation also met the Past Presidents Advisory Committee, Medical Council and visited 3 training units.  The Academy and members of the delegation have exchanged views and shared experience in many areas including training system, examinations, legal aspects and finance.  Discussions were very fruitful.

The President and the other 3 representatives of the Academy, namely Dr. CT Hung, Dr. David Fang and Dr. CW Chan, welcomed the delegation on the first day of the visit.  A group photo was taken at the Academy's building after a meeting to introduce the background of the Academy and a general view of the specialist system in Hong Kong.

Exchange of souvenirs at the welcome dinner.

From left to right: Prof. Grace Tang, Director Xie Jianglin, Ms. Susie Ho, Dr. CH Leong

Delegates visiting one of the training units



Improvement on Facilities

Council has endorsed the recommendation from the House Committee to install motorized blinds at the Exhibition Hall.  This will help screen sunlight and save air-conditioning expenses.  A BBQ counter will also be constructed at the Fellows Garden on 3/F outside the Academy Lounge.   These works will be finished by the end of September.

Besides the Academy Lounge, Fellows can also book the guest rooms at the Academy for temporary accommodation.  Fellows who are planning for their home refurbishment may find this facility useful.  Interested Fellows can contact the Academy’s Conference Department on 2871 8787 for details.



Non-compliance of CME/CPD

In accordance with the Academy Bylaws, the Academy Council at its August meeting terminated the Fellowship of four Fellows who failed to fulfill the CME requirements for their cycle ending 31 December 2004.  Removed Fellows can apply to reinstate their Fellows subject to certain conditions.  The information for reinstatement of Fellowship can be found in the Fellows Area of the Academy’s website.





Dr. C.H. Leong, immediate Past President of the Academy, has been recently appointed by the Government as the Chairman of the Elderly Commission.



Golf Tournament

The HKAM Golf Tournament 2005 has been scheduled for 25 November 2005 (Friday).  The tournament will be held at the Eden Course of the Hong Kong Golf Club.  Please click the link below for event and registration details.



Election of Council Members

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.



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