Academy News

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November 2005

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David Todd Oration and Annual Dinner

This year's David Todd Oration will be held on 16 December 2005 (Friday) together with the 12th AGM, Fellowship Conferment Ceremony and Annual Dinner.   Prof. ZHONG Nan Shan (Áé«n¤s±Ð±Â), President of the Chinese Medical Association, has kindly agreed to be this year¡¦s orator for the David Todd Oration.  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.

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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 2005 if they wish to enjoy the reduced rates in year 2006.   Details of the policy can be found in the Fellows Area of the Academy website.

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BBQ Facilities at Fellows Garden

The construction work of the new BBQ counter at the Fellows Garden on 3/F was completed in October.   Fellows can now make use of this new facility to host full-service BBQ parties for families and friends.  For booking information, please contact the Conference Department at 2871 8787, or confdept@hkam.org.hk

 

 


 

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12th Annual General Meeting

The 12th AGM of the Academy will be held on 16 December 2005 at 5:30 pm at the Lim Por Yen Lecture Theatre.  The David Todd Oration, Fellowship conferment ceremony, Annual Dinner and presentations of the Best Original Research by Trainees competition will be held on the same day.   Prof. ZHONG Nam Shan, President of the Chinese Medical Association, has kindly agreed to be this year¡¦s orator for the David Todd Oration. 

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HKAM¡¦s 3rd Intercollegiate Scientific Meeting

The Academy¡¦s third intercollegiate scientific meeting will be held on 25 February 2006 in conjunction with the Halnan Lecture.  The theme is "Disaster: how well prepared are we?" The Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food has agreed to be the speaker for the Halnan Lecture.  More details of the Scientific Meeting will be announced in coming months.

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Overseas Visit

The Academy President visited the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in September and attended their annual Conference entitled ¡§Today¡¦s Specialist : Defining competencies through CanMEDS¡¨.  The President took this chance to visit the Division of Continuing Professional Development and Knowledge Translation of the University of British Columbia . Discussion was made regarding their research programs which at the moment concern mainly studies on clinical practice eg the practice of dispensing drugs; wound management in rural areas through telemedicine. As medical practice today should be evidence-based, so should the merit of continuous medical education and continuous professional development. It is hoped that the Academy and its Colleges can conduct some CME/CPD research so as to give some guidance to Fellows on the best ways to improve their practice.


 

Appointment

Congratulations to Dr. C.H. Leong, immediate Past President of the Academy, on his recent appointment by the Government as a member of the Executive Council.

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The 14th T.B. Teoh Foundation Lecture: Lessons learned from a single-gene disease, 26 November 2005

The 14th T.B. Teoh Foundation Lecture: Lessons learned from a single-gene diseases organized by the Hong Kong College of Pathologists will be held on 26 November 2005 (Saturday) at 5:00pm to 6:00pm at The Pao Yue Kong Auditorium, The HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong.  Prof. TSUI Lap Chee, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Hong Kong, will be the speaker of the Lecture.  ALL ARE WELCOME.  For enquiries, please contact HKCPath at 2871 8756 or visit www.hkcpath.org.

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2005 Health Manpower Survey

The Department of Health has requested the Academy to help remind Fellows that the 2005 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 2005.  For more information and enquires, please visit http://www.info.gov.hk/dh/health_new

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