December 2006


HKAM Discussion Forum: From CME to CPD

Fellows may be aware from the news and publications of the Academy that the Education Committee has been considering the move to CPD for quite a long time.  After years of discussion, the Academy Council has agreed in principle to move forward to CPD in stages.  Before proceeding further, we would like to organise another forum (the first forum was held on 30 September 2006) to explain to you about the rationale and the details of the change and listen more views on the proposed move in order that we can make a programme that can fulfill our goal as well as your needs. Fellows who were unable to attend the last forum please try to attend this time.  The forum will be held at 18:00 - 19:00 pm on 12 December 2006 (Tuesday) at Pao Yue Kong Auditorium of the HKAM Building.  The Academy hopes Fellows can spend some time to attend so that the Academy can hear from as many of Fellows as possible in order that the Academy can make a programme that can fulfill its goal as well as Fellows’ needs.   Please click the links below for the details.



Election of Officers

The Election of Officers was conducted earlier.  The Academy received one nomination for each of the 6 posts.  The candidates are therefore elected ipso facto.


Prof. Grace TANG

Vice-President (General Affairs) 

Prof. Raymond LIANG

Vice-President (Education & Examinations) 

Dr. Chi-tim HUNG

Honorary Secretary 

Dr. Kin-wah CHU

Honorary Treasurer 

Dr. Stephen FOO


Dr. Richard KAY

The term of office of these 6 Officers will end at the conclusion of the AGM in 2008.



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.  



Workshop on Mental Competence in Medical Practice

Prof. Paul S. Appelbaum will deliver a training workshop on assessment of mental competence on 11 and 12 January 2007 in the Marco Polo Prince Hotel, Hong Kong. Prof. Appelbaum is the Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Division of Psychiatry, Law, and Ethics, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and is the author of many articles and books on law and ethics in clinical practice, including Assessing Competence to Consent to Treatment: A Guide for Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals. 

This workshop is organized by the Department of Psychiatry of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists. It aims at enhancing the participants’ knowledge and skills in the assessment of mental competence in different areas related to medical practice. Interested fellows may contact Ms. Sarah Chia at 26076029 for further information. Programme and registration, CME accreditation information can be downloaded from the following website at



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 ( 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 ( for further details. The registration form may be downloaded from the 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
Pathologists The Roles and Expectations of the Specialist in Clinical Microbiology and Infection 31/12/2006
Radiologists HKCR Case of December 2006 31/12/2006

11 videos of lectures have been recently uploaded to "CME without Quiz". 

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



Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)


Conference(s) / Symposium(s)


12-13 January 2007  Hong Kong Surgical Forum - Winter 2007 Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong
12-13 January 2007  International Symposium on Food Safety Centre for Food Safety, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
13 January 2007 G B Ong Lecture - Liver Surgery: A New Specialty Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong

13-17 June 2007

The 21st Congress of International Association of Paediatric Dentistry

Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Dentistry

12-14 July 2007 The 50th Hong Kong Surgical Forum Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong; American College of Surgeons, Hong Kong Chapter
16-19 November 2007 Second International Conference on Evidence-based Advanced Dentistry and Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong



Merry Christmas

The Academy Secretariat will be closed at 1:00pm on 22nd December 2006 (winter solstice).
The Academy wishes all Fellows a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.