David Todd Oration and Annual Dinner
Academy is honoured to have Vice-Minister of Health, Prof. Huang Jie-fu
to be this year’s orator. His
oration topic is "Healthcare
for Tomorrow's China".
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.
The Academy President, Prof. Grace Tang, has been invited to be a speaker at the Distinguished Lecture organised by the Department of Surgery of HKU. Her lecture title is "Medical Education: An Uphill Battle or a Matter of Course?" The lecture will be held at 6 pm on 30 November 2007 at the Underground Lecture Theatre, New Clinical Building, Queen Mary Hospital. For enquiry and more details, please visit the following website: http://www.hku.hk/surgery/
O&G Specialty on Specialist Register
recommendation of the Academy, the Medical Council has recently included "Maternal
& Fetal Medicine"
in the Specialist Register. Fellows
who have been accredited by the College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
for this new specialty can submit a fresh application to the Medical
Council to have their names included under this specialty in the SR, with
a prescribed payment of HK$1,060. Please
note that under the existing regulations, a doctor can have his name
included in ONE specialty only. If
a doctor changes his specialty under the SR, his name under the previously
registered specialty will be removed.
Academy PR Radio Programmes
The Academy has arranged a series of radio programmes with Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) to introduce the Academy and its Colleges to the public. Starting from 6 November 2007, representatives of the Academy and its Colleges will be present at the programme "精靈一點" of RTHK Radio 1 at 2:00 pm on every Tuesday. The series will run until February 2008.
Orthopaedic Information Service
current CME/CPD cycle for Academy Fellows will end on 31 December 2007.
reported earlier, number of points obtained by means of passive
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 Academy's CMECPD
Guidelines. For individual
College guidelines, Fellows should contact their Colleges.
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.
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.
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.
Policy on Reduced Subscription Rates
John Leong, Past President of College of Orthopaedic
the Blount Award from the Scoliosis Research Society (USA) during
its combined Meeting with the British Scoliosis Society in
AsiaPac 2008 Conference & Exhibition
Academy has accepted the invitation of the Healthcare Information and
Management System Society (HIMSS) to be a supporting organization of the
HIMSS AsiaPac 2008 Conference Exhibition to be
held on 20-23 May 2008 in
Health Manpower Survey
Department of Health has requested the Academy to help remind Fellows that
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 Medical Journal October 2007 issue is now available on the Journal's website <http://www.hkmj.org>. Highlights of this issue include:
Quizzes from the following Colleges are currently available at iCMECPD website for Fellows to study online for CME/CPD:
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!!