October 2007


2007 David Todd Oration and Annual Dinner

The Academy is honoured to have Vice-Minister of Health, Prof. Huang Jie-fu to be this yearís orator.  His oration topic is "Healthcare for Tomorrow's China".  The 2007 David Todd Oration will be held in conjunction with the AGM, Fellowship Conferment and Annual Dinner on 13 December 2007.  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.



2008-2010 CME/CPD Cycle

The current CME/CPD cycle for Academy Fellows will end on 31 December 2007.   As reported earlier, number of points obtained by means of passive participation will be capped at 75 for a cycle, effective from 1 January 2008.  Fellows are reminded to take note of this for the coming cycle.  Fellows can click below to obtain a copy of the Academyís CMECPD Guidelines.  For individual College guidelines, Fellows should contact their Colleges.  

Since the existing cycle will end in a few months time, Fellows are reminded to make sure they will obtain the required number of CME/CPD points before the end of this year, and to catch up if the points they have obtained so far fall short of the requirements.  Fellows who are on the Specialist Register (SR) of the Medical Council or Dental Council will need to fulfil the requirements of the Academy to remain on the SR.  Fellows, except those exempted for CME/CPD due to retirement, are also required to fulfil the requirements to maintain the Academy Fellowship.  



2011-2013 CME/CPD Cycle

For the CME/CPD cycle starting 1 January 2011, on top of changes for 2008,  Fellows would be strongly encouraged to (a) maintain a balanced CME/CPD profile with a mix of different activities, including 5 points in a cycle from activities in quality assurance audits and activities for improvement of patient care in order to capture the full benefit of different types of CME/CPD activities; and (b) increase further the CME/CPD points gained from activities other than passive participation through decreasing the proportion of passive participation CME/CPD activities.  Fellows will receive further detailed information from the Academy shortly.



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 2007 if they wish to enjoy the reduced rates in year 2008.   Details of the policy can be found in the Fellows Area of the Academy website.  



2007 Health Manpower Survey

The Department of Health has requested the Academy to help remind Fellows that the 2007 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 31 December 2007.  For more information and enquires, please visit the homepage of the Department of Health at  





29 - 31 MAY 2008







Abstract Submission

The conference is still accepting abstracts for the scientific program until 8 October 2007. Proposals for educational sessions are crucial to the conference. As an added incentive, the 100th abstract will receive 2 free nights at the hotel! To submit an abstract for the conference, click here .


Featured Conference Theme

Inter-professional learning - Dr Gilbert
Almost everyone who seeks medical care interacts with more than one health professional. Over the recent years there has been an increasing emphasis on the need for physicians to engage in inter-professional learning. In fact inter-professional learning is now an implied assumption of many physician continuing education and lifelong learning frameworks. This session will critically evaluate the following questions:

  • What is the evidence that Interprofessional education works to improve patient outcomes?

  • What are the most effective ways for practitioners to learn together?


Experience the superior service and amenities of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Perfectly located in the heart of downtown, this Vancouver luxury hotel is the premier choice for visitors to our lovely city.  Rooms start at $239.00 CDN, based on single occupancy, exclusive of taxes. Click here to learn more about the Hyatt Regency Vancouver and to view the guest rooms. You can book your hotel reservations online; click here to be taken to our dedicated online reservation site. Individuals can also make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 1-604-683-1234 or 1-888-421-1442 Toll Free ( North America only) or 1-402-592-6464 (World Wide). In order to take advantage of the CME Congress rates, reservations must be made on or before 29 April 2008; please make sure that you mention the group name "CME Congress" in order to receive the group rate.






Golf Tournament

The HKAM Golf Tournament 2007 has been scheduled for 28 November 2007 (Wednesday).  The tournament will be held at World Cup Course (Shenzhen Course), Mission Hills Golf Club.  Please click the link below for event and registration details.

Registration Form



Hong Kong Medical Journal August 2007 issue is now available on the Journalís website <http://www.hkmj.org>. Highlights of this issue include:







Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine - Scientific Symposium on Emergency Medicine

Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine will organise a Scientific Symposium on Emergency Medicine "Innovations and Technologies in Emergency Medicine" on 17-18 October 2007 (Wednesday & Thursday) at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building. Please click the following link for detailed information.




4th Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Symposium and Conjoint commissioned training program

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Subspecialty Board, the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Hospital Authority will organise the 4th Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Symposium and Conjoint commissioned training program on 6-7 October 2007 (Saturday & Sunday) at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building.  Please click the following link for detailed information.



2nd Joint Scientific Meeting of The Royal College of Radiologists & Hong Kong College of Radiologists and 15th Annual Scientific Meeting of HKCR, 27-28 October 2007

The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists will jointly organise the 2nd Joint Scientific Meeting of The Royal College of Radiologists & Hong Kong College of Radiologists and 15th Annual Scientific Meeting of HKCR on 27-28 October 2007 (Saturday & Sunday) at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building. 

Please click the following links for detailed information.

Please find below the welcome message from the College.



The Eighth Ho Hung Chiu Lecture, 27 October 2007

Hong Kong College of Radiologists will organise the 8th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building on 27 October 2007 (Saturday) at 7:00 p.m.  It will be delivered by The Hon. Wong Yan Lung, SC, JP, the Secretary for Justice.



Online CME/CPD

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

HKAM / College


Deadline for Submission of Answer


Incidence and Risk Factors of Thromboembolism in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Comparison of Three Ethnic Groups



HKCR Case of October 2007


Radiologists Adjuvant Therapy for Rectal Cancer in the Era of Total Mesorectal Excision 31/10/2007
Radiologists Radiotherapy for Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis 31/10/2007

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




Activate iCMECPD Account

Fellows who want to check their CME profile MUST activate their iCMECPD account first. Please go to <http://www.icmecpd.hk> and click CMe-Learning or Member's Area, then click For newcomers, please click HERE to activate your account NOW!!

Please click here for details


Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)


Conference(s) / Symposium(s)


19-20 October 2007

The Hong Kong Society of Biological Psychiatry Conference 2007

The Hong Kong Society of Biological Psychiatry

19-22 October 2007

16th Asian Congress of Surgery & 3rd Chinese Surgical Week

Asian Surgical Association & Chinese Surgical Society