Extraordinary General Meeting – 19 June 2008
Council has decided to hold an EGM on 19 June 2008 to admit new Fellows. The EGM will be held at 7:30 pm at the Council Chamber, 10/F HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. All Fellows are welcome to attend.
Consultation Session on Healthcare Reform
The Food and Health Bureau (FHB) has released a consultation document on healthcare reform entitled "Your Health Your Life". FHB would like to invite HKAM Fellows to a consultation forum:
Date : 11 April 2008 (Friday)
Interested Fellows please fill in and fax the reply form to 2871 8898 before 9 April 2008.
2005-2007 CME/CPD Cycle
Following the close of the CME/CPD cycle for 2005-2007, Colleges have reported to the Academy’s Education Committee some non-compliance cases. A letter has been sent to Fellows who have been reported to have failed to obtain the required number of points for the cycle ending 31 December 2007. The Academy would like to remind Fellows that CME/CPD non-compliance may affect their Fellowship and Specialist Registration (SR) status, and would like to request Fellows to respond on time to calls from their Colleges for CME/CPD returns. This would help your College and the Academy in accurate and timely reporting to the Academy Council, Medical Council of Hong Kong, and Dental Council of Hong Kong for the purposes of Fellowship and SR maintenance.
HIMSS AsiaPac 2008 Conference & Exhibition
The HIMSS AsiaPac 2008 will be held on 20-23 May 2008 in Hong Kong. Registration for the conference has started, please visit their website http://www.himssasiapac.org/. The Academy is one of the Supporting Organisations of this conference. Academy Fellows will be entitled to HIMSS Member Rate.
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.
Hong Kong Academy of Medicine turns 15 this year!
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)
Opening hours of other facilities in the Academy Building, e.g. Lounge, Dining Room, will remain unchanged.
2008-2010 CME/CPD Cycle
For the current CME/CPD cycle (2008-2010), number of points obtained by means of passive participation will be capped at 75 for a cycle. Fellows are reminded to take note of this. 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 <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!!
Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)