October 2006


David Todd Oration and Annual Dinner

This year's David Todd Oration will be held on 30 November (Thursday) together with the 13th AGM, Fellowship Conferment Ceremony and Annual Dinner.   Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, President of Royal Society of Medicine, London , has kindly agreed to be this year’s orator for the David Todd Oration.  She is an expert in Palliative Medicine and will speak on “Difficult decisions at the end of life”.  Due to limited number of seats available, reservations for the annual dinner will be on a first-come-first-served basis.  Please click the link below for booking form and programme rundown.

Annual Dinner Booking Form



Collaboration with Ministry of Health on Specialist Registration in Mainland

Following the meeting held in Hong Kong on 1 August 2006, the Ministry of Health (MOH) organised a “Seminar on the Specialist Registration System” on 14th September 2006 in Beijing . Vice Minister Huang Jie-fu, Zhang Zong-jiu, the Deputy Director General of the Department of Medical Administration of MOH, and other representatives and experts in Mainland attended the seminar.  Prof. Grace Tang, President, Dr. CT Hung, Vice-President (Edu. & Exams), and Dr. CW Chan, elected Council Member were invited to attend representing the Academy.   Discussions were focused on piloting work for the system.


Academy Policy on Reduced Subscription Rates

Fellows are requested to note that reduced rates (retired, overseas) will be effective from the next subscription year after submission of an application.  Eligible Fellows should therefore submit their applications before 31 December 2006 if they wish to enjoy the reduced rates in year 2007.   Details of the policy can be found in the Fellows Area of the Academy website.



Online CME/CPD

Quizzes from the following Colleges are currently available at iCMECPD website for Fellows to study online for CME/CPD:

College Topic Deadline for Submission of Answer
Anaesthesiologists Anesthetic,Patient, and Surgical Risk Factors for Neurologic Complications After Prolonged Toal Tourniquet Time During Total Knee Arthroplasty 15/12/2006
Dental Surgeons Revascularization of Immature Permanent teeth with apical periodontitis: new treatment protocol? 29/10/2006
Dental Surgeons A 20-year Retrospective Survival study of fixed partial dentures 29/10/2006
Dental Surgeons A retrospective study of 1925 consecutively placed immediate implants from 1988 to 2004 06/11/2006
Pathologists The Roles and Expectations of the Specialist in Clinical Microbiology and Infection 31/12/2006
Radiologists HKCR Case of October 2006 31/10/2006
Radiologists Magnetic Resonance Pattern Recognition in White Matter Disorders 30/11/2006
Radiologists Side Effects of High-dose Radioactive Iodine for Ablation or Treatment of Differentiated thyroid Carcinoma 30/11/2006

Video of lectures (without quiz) newly uploaded in September 2006:

  1. "I never see mental health problems in my practice" by Prof. Carol P. Herbert

  2. 27 videos of Advances in Medicine 2006 lectures (reproduced by courtesy of CUHK)

Please visit the CMe-Learning of iCMECPD website (www.icmecpd.hk) for the latest CME/CPD materials.



HKAM Press

HKAM Press has moved into the newly renovated Room 901 on 9/F of the Academy building on 15 September 2006 . The new office, with a design that matches the rest of the Academy's office, now houses the 3 permanent staff and the two part-time Executive Editors. There is a conference area for meetings and a display area showing the various publications produced by the HKAM Press. 



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.

Registration Form



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 20006 (Saturday & Sunday) at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building.  Please click the following links for detailed information.  



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 Multi-Detector Computed Tomography?

Dr. Jack Shu

Strategies for cancer imaging in the 21st century

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:

NEAT – A prospectively agreed meta-analysis of two multi-centre Phase III Randomised trials of Epirubicin 100 mg/² x 4 then CMF x 4 against CMF alone

Dr. David Spooner

Ewings Sarcoma – The importance of local treatment strategies and local control

Dr. David Spooner

Routine short course pre-operative radiotherapy or selective post-operative chemo-radiotherapy for rectal cancer? Preliminary results of the MRC CR07/NCIC C016 randomised trial

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 (http://www.hkcr.org) for further details. The registration form may be downloaded from the website.


The Seventh Ho Hung Chiu Lecture  

Hong Kong College of Radiologists is pleased to announce that the 7th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture entitled “Image and Imaging of Healthcare” will be delivered by Dr. York Y N Chow, SBS, JP, the Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food, at Lim Por Yen Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, on 28 October 2006 (Saturday), at 6:30 p.m.

It will be a memorable and educational evening for all.  Do come to participate in this auspicious event.  

Please visit the HKCR website (http://www.hkcr.org) for further details.




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 (http://www.hkcr.org) 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 (http://www.hkcr.org) for further details. The registration form may be downloaded from the website.



2006 Health Manpower Survey

The Department of Health has requested the Academy to help remind Fellows that the 2006 Health Manpower Survey (HMS) has started.  The HMS aims to collect up-to-date information on the size, characteristics and employment status of healthcare personnel to facilitate the development and planning of health workforce in Hong Kong .  Self-administered questionnaires will be sent together with the letters for renewal of practising certificates to all doctors in Hong Kong .  The deadline for submission of questionnaire is 29 December 2006.  For more information and enquires, please visit http://www.info.gov.hk/dh/health_new



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.




Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)


Conference(s) / Symposium(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