September 2006


HKAM Medico-Legal Seminar Series 2006: Practice Promotion by Doctors

The Academy arranged a series of medico-legal seminars earlier in the year, and they were well received by Fellows.  Upon requests by Fellows, another medico-legal seminar entitled “Practice Promotion by Doctors” will be held at 2:00 - 5:30 pm on 30 September 2006 (Saturday) at Pao Yue Kong Auditorium of the HKAM Building.  The speakers will discuss the recent High Court Judgment which announced that certain provisions of the Professional Code and Conduct violate freedom of expression and the legal implications of the Judgment.  Please click below for a registration form and CME accreditation details.

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HKAM Discussion Forum: From CME to CPD

Fellows may be aware from the news and publications of the Academy that the Education Committee has been considering the move to CPD for quite a long time.  After years of discussion, the Academy Council has agreed in principle to move forward to CPD in stages.  Before proceeding further, the Academy would like to explain to Fellows about the rationale and the details of the change and listen to Fellows’ views on the proposed move. A forum will be held at 5:30 - 6:30 pm on 30 September 2006 (Saturday) at Pao Yue Kong Auditorium of the HKAM Building.  The Academy hopes Fellows can spend some time to attend so that the Academy can hear from as many of Fellows as possible in order that the Academy can make a programme that can fulfill its goal as well as Fellows’ needs.

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Collaboration with Ministry of Health on Specialist Registration in Mainland

Representatives from the Ministry of Health (MOH), including Vice Minister Huang Jie-fu and representatives from the Department of Medical Administration, Department of Medical Science, Technology & Education and the Department of International Cooperation attended a meeting with the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (the Academy) on 1 August 2006 regarding the establishment of the specialist registration system in Mainland China .  It is the first meeting between the two parties after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate the development of a specialist registration system in Mainland on 14 April 2006. The meeting was reported at the MOH’s website.



Golf Tournament

The HKAM Golf Tournament 2006 has been scheduled for 29 November 2006 (Wednesday).  The tournament will be held at the Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course.  Please click the link below for event and registration details.

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Sister Mary Gabriel O'Mahony

The Academy regrets to inform Fellows that Sister Mary Gabriel O'Mahony passed away peacefully on 26 August 2006 in Ireland. Sister Gabriel, known throughout the local medical community for her work on prevention and treatment of tuberculosis, was elected the Academy's first Honorary Fellow in 1996.



Scientific Symposium on Emergency Medicine 2006

The 2nd Scientific Symposium on Emergency Medicine, entitled “Meeting a Decade of Challenges”, will be held at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine on 20-21 October 2006.  This symposium is co-organised by the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine, Hong Kong Society for Emergency Medicine and Surgery and Hong Kong Emergency Nurses Association.  Please visit the website below for details.



Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons - International Symposium on Disaster Medical Response

Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons will organise an International Symposium on Disaster Medical Response on 2-3 December 2006 (Saturday & Sunday) at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building.  Please click the following links for detailed information.  



Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Topical Update

The College of Pathologists has released the second edition of Topical Update.  Its title is "The roles and expectations of the specialist in Clinical Microbiology and Infection" by Dr. Raymond Yung. Interested Fellows please click the link below to view the document. 

Topical Update



Hong Kong College of Radiologists - 14th Annual Scientific Meeting

14th Annual Scientific Meeting organised by Hong Kong College of Radiologists will be held on 28 October 2006 (Saturday) at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building.

Radiology and Nuclear Medicine lectures include:

Imaging of neonatal encephalopathies Dr. Pek Lan Khong
Pitfalls and variants in cardiac MR Dr. Stephen Cheung

What else can be seen with coronary CT

Dr. Jack Shu

Global strategies in cancer imaging – The way forward

Professor Janet Husband

GIST - What a radiologist needs to know

Dr. Samuel Lau

Ultrasound in non-malignant bowel disease

Dr. RJ Peck

Neonatal abdominal distension

Dr. David Lindsell

HIDA scan in hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal diseases

Dr. K Wang

CT colonography: Virtual reality in practice

Dr. KW Siu

Clinical Oncology lectures include:

The NEAT trial of Epirubicin in the adjuvant therapy of early breast cancer.

Dr. David Spooner

Could local therapy affect the outcome to Ewing ’s Sarcoma?

Dr. David Spooner

Preliminary results of the MRC, CR07 randomised trial of short course pre-operative radiotherapy against selective post operative chemo-radiation for early rectal cancer

Dr. Robert Grieve

Oral cytotoxic chemotherapy: A study of patient preference and the implications for departmental capacity and economics

Dr. Robert Grieve

Programme may be subject to changes.

Please visit the HKCR website ( for further details. The registration form may be downloaded from the website.


Cancer Imaging 2007

Cancer Imaging 2007 organised by International Cancer Imaging Society and Hong Kong College of Radiologists will be held on 10 & 11 February 2007 (Saturday & Sunday) at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building.

Please visit the HKCR website ( for the very exciting scientific programme with a faculty of international and local speakers who are renowned in the field of oncology and oncologic imaging. 

There will be: 

Lectures on State-of-the-Art cancer imaging, including:

  • CT Colonography for Colorectal Cancer Screening

  • Staging Upper GI Tumours

  • PET in Oncology

Multidisciplinary Symposia on:

  • Lung Cancer

  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Liver Metastases

  • Head & Neck Tumours

  • Carcinoma of Uterus, Cervix and Ovary

Workshops, e.g.:

  • US of neck masses that may simulate metastases

  • Musculoskeletal tumours – Imaging aspects

  • Aspects of intervention in cancer

  • MR imaging of Paediatric Oncology

Please visit the HKCR website ( for further details. The registration form may be downloaded from the website.



Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases (RFCID) / 

Health and Health Services Research Fund (HHSRF) 

The RFCID and HHSRF have issued a joint call for research grant applications.  The closing date is 15 November 2006.  Full details of the research priorities, application guidelines and application forms are available from the website of the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau.



eHealth Forum 2006 

The eHealth Consortium will hold a 2-day forum, entitled “Building a Healthy Tomorrow Using IT” on 15-16 September 2006 at the Academy. The Academy has agreed to be a supporting organization. Fellows will be entitled to a discounted registration rate. For details and registration, please click below to enter their website.

Programme at a glance


Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)

Date Conference(s) / Symposium(s) Organiser(s)
3-5 November 2006

Hong Kong Society of Biological Psychiatry Conference 2006

The Hong Kong Society of Biological Psychiatry
5-9 November 2006 The 7th Asian Congress on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery The Hong Kong Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
11-12 November 2006

20th Anniversary Symposium: Reproductive Medicine: Where we are heading

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The University of Hong Kong & IVF Centre

Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital (HKSH)

24-28 November 2006 5th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Prevention of Tobacco Induced Diseases Various Organisers
13-17 June 2007 The 21st Congress of International Association of Paediatric Dentistry Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Dentistry