of a CME/CPD Office
At the November Council
meeting, the Academy Council discussed and decided to establish a CME/CPD Office
for the following reasons:
One of the objectives of the Academy is to foster the development of
postgraduate medical education and continuing medical education [HKAM Ordinance
section 4(b)(i)]. Moreover, all Fellows are required to comply with the CME
requirements of the Academy. The Academy therefore has a duty to facilitate its Fellows’
CME/CPD so that they can fulfil the requirements set by the Academy.
The Academy is tasked by the MRO to vet/maintain the Specialist Register,
and in time to come, mandatory CME for renewal of practising certificate, there
is a need to expand the Academy’s current role in CME/CPD, hence the need for
A supporting team would be necessary to achieve the above aims.
Many overseas colleges have a CME/CPD office with full-time staff
dedicated to the development of CME/CPD activities for their members.
The functions of this CME/CPD Office are:
To assist the
Academy via the Education Committee to develop CME/CPD policies and plans;
To source and
produce suitable CME/CPD materials for Academy Fellows;
To assist the
Academy to comply with the request of the Medical Council/Dental Council in the
provision of CME/CPD and related matters;
To develop the
MLMS* to realize its full potential, with local, national and international
monitor/research CME/CPD activities;
To assist in
accreditation of CME/CPD materials and activities.
* Membership & Learning
Management System (a web-based online CMECPD system developed by the Academy)
The Academy is now looking for
a new Director of CME/CPD. Interested
Fellows can click the recruitment advertisement below for details.
Annual General Meeting
The 11th AGM of the Academy will be
held on 17 December 2004 (Friday) 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.
Rosie Young will be this year’s orator for the David Todd Oration, she will
speak on “A reflection on SARS – one year on”. Please click below for details of CME accreditation for the
David Todd Oration and booking form for the Annual Dinner.
David Todd Oration and Annual Dinner
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 2004 if
they wish to enjoy the reduced rates in year 2005. Details of the policy can be found in the Fellows Area
of the Academy website.
Academy would like to draw Fellows’ attention to the following (extracted from
Medical Council’s newsletter (issue No. 4).
please note that only those appointments falling within the following criteria
are quotable in the course of the professional practice:
It should be a bona-fide, current, full-time and paid
appointment offered by an approved public medical institution or private
hospital in Hong Kong; and
Honorary appointment will not be quotable.
Ginger Bread Baking Class
Christmas ginger bread baking class will be organized at the Academy
Lounge. The class is for kids aged 6 to 12. According
to previous experience, interest classes for kids are usually fully booked very
soon. Please register your place as quick as possible. Please click
below for details.
X’mas Ginger Bread Class
The Academy Secretariat will be closed at 1:pm on:
December 2004 (winter solstice);
31st December 2004 (New Year eve).
The Academy wishes all Fellows a
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.