March 2008


CEPA Arrangement

Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on 27 December 2007 that effective from 1 January 2008, Hong Kong or Macau doctors who obtained a “Medical Practitioner Certificate” can open their clinics in Mainland under sole-proprietorship. For details please visit the MOH website


Hospital Authority Allied Health Conference 08

On invitation of the Institute of Advanced Allied Health Studies (IAAHS) of Hospital Authority, Prof. Grace Tang, the Academy President, gave a presentation of “Professionalism – way to service quality” on 28 January 2008 at the Allied Health (AH) Conference 08.


Breast Cancer Symposium 2008

The Hong Kong College of Radiologists will organize a half-day Breast Cancer Symposium to be held on 8 March 2008 (Saturday), at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building.

This Breast Cancer Symposium of the Year covers important aspects of the role of imaging in the multidisciplinary management for breast cancer patients. Please visit the HKCR website ( for the very exciting scientific programme with a faculty of local speakers who are renowned in the field of breast cancer management.


Hong Kong College of Family Physicians Annual Scientific Meeting

The Hong Kong College of Family Physicians will organize its Annual Scientific Meeting “Family Physicians and Our Community” on 24-25 May 2008 (Sat & Sun) at the Academy Building. For details, please visit the following website:


2008 Annual Subscriptions

Demand notes for the 2008 subscriptions have been sent to Fellows from either the Academy or their College. Fellows will note that the subscription amount this year is reduced, as the Academy Council has upon recommendation of the Finance & Investment Committee approved a one-off 50% reduction of the annual subscription to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Academy in 2008. Please be reminded that it is Council's policy that subscriptions received by the Academy after 30 June will be subject to a surcharge of 5% on the subscription amount. Please settle your subscription as soon as possible if you have not yet done so.


HKAM 15th Anniversary Congress, 15-16 November 2008

Hong Kong Academy of Medicine turns 15 this year!

To mark the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, the Academy will organise the HKAM 15th Anniversary Congress during 15-16 November 2008 in the Academy Building. The 2-day exciting programme, entitled "Grand Rounds - Working Together: The Power of Collaboration ", will comprise multi-disciplinary case study presentations. Fellows are encouraged to actively involve during the case discussion. For details of the Programme, please check here <>


5-Day Working Week

Council has endorsed the recommendation of House Committee to adopt 5-day working week. Starting from January 2008, opening hours of the HKAM Secretariat will be:

Monday to Friday: 08:30 - 17:30 (Lunch Hour: 12:30 - 13:30)
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday : Closed

Opening hours of other facilities in the Academy Building, e.g. Lounge, Dining Room, will remain unchanged.


2008-2010 CME/CPD Cycle

The current CME/CPD cycle for Academy Fellows ended 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 Academy's CMECPD Guidelines. For individual College guidelines, Fellows should contact their Colleges.


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.


Hong Kong Medical Journal February 2008 issue is now available on the Journal's website <>. Highlights of this issue include:




Online CME/CPD

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



Deadline for Submission of Answer

Radiographic stage fails to predict symptom outcomes after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for chronic sinusitis
Recent perspectives in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
Activation of Tubular Epithelial Cells in Diabetic Nephrophathy and the Role of the role of the PPAR-γ Agonist
HKCR Case of March 2008
Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol 13 No.1 January 2008

Please visit the CMe-Learning of iCMECPD website ( 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 <> 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)



9th Regional Osteoporosis Conference and ISCD Bone Densitometry Course

The Osteoporosis Society of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong College of Radiologists

The 31st Asia Pacific Dental Congress
Hong Kong Dental Association, Asia Pacific Dental Federation