2008 CME Congress (29-31 May 2008)
A delegation of 10 attended the Congress and Forum in Vancouver from 29 May to 1 June 2008. The delegation consists of the President, Vice-President (Edu. & Exams), General Secretary of the Academy, and 7 Presidents/representatives of College of Anaesthesiologists, Community Medicine, Dental Surgeons, Family Physicians, Radiologists and Surgeons.
Top Photo (from left): Dr. Y.F. Chow, Dr. Stephen Cheung, Prof. Grace Tang, Prof. Kendhall Ho,
2008 Honours List
The Government has announced this year's Honours List on 1 July 2008. The President and a Fellow are awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS):
Two Council Members and three Fellows are awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS):
Several Fellows are also awarded the Medal of Honor (MH). Congratulations to all of the recipients!
Admission of Fellows
A total of 145 new Fellows were admitted at the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 19 June 2008.
Hong Kong Academy of Medicine turns 15 this year!
Please check <www.hkam.org.hk/hkam15> for latest information!
Hong Kong Medical Journal June 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.
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), in conjunction with the Internal Medicine Society of Australia & New Zealand (IMSANZ) and the International Society of Internal Medicine (ISIM), will organize the World Congress of Internal Medicine in Melbourne, Australia in March 2010. For more details, please visit the Congress Website: (http://www.wcim2010.com.au/)
New European Surgical Academy (NESA) Meeting in Naples
The NESA meeting titled "Natural Orifice Surgery and other innovations" will take place in Naples, Italy, on 21-22 November 2008. This meeting will enable surgeons from various disciplines to update themselves with innovative surgical ideas. Some of them, such as Transdouglas Abdominal Surgery, the modified Thyroidectomy, and recent developments in Ductuscopy and Neuropelveology, are presented for the first time. NESA was founded by leading surgeons from various disciplines in order to optimize and standardize surgical procedures according to evidence-based facts. The NESA also deals with the development and construction of surgical equipment, which will allow performing operations with less risks and complications. For further information on the meeting, please visit the website: www.nesanaples2008.com
Facilities at the Academy
Are you thinking of providing accommodations for the College examiners, visiting lecturers, or conference speakers during their visit to Hong Kong ? OR are you looking for a temporary ‘home’ while yours is going through refurbishment? On 5th floor of the Academy Building, there are 13 en-suite Guest Rooms available for bookings by Fellows. The clean and spacious rooms, with modern amenities and a personal touch, will ensure all guests a pleasant short or long stay at the Academy:
For just $600 (single room) / $900 (suite) per room per night, you can rest assured that you and your guests can enjoy a comfortable stay at the Academy!
The Academy Lounge on 3/F is an ideal place for Fellows to sit back and relax with friends or associates over a glass of wine. It can also be turned into a gallery for exhibitions of paintings and photos. Fellows who are amateur photographer or painter can consider displaying their collection there over a period of time and share their work with visitors. For the health-conscious Fellows, there is a fitness centre with basic gym equipment and a sauna. There is also a VIP room at the lounge that provides an exclusive environment for private gatherings. The Academy Lounge opens daily from 12:00noon - 9:00pm (Monday to Saturday) and 9:00am - 9:00pm (Sundays and Public Holidays). For information, please call 2871 8737.
The Fellows' Garden on 3/F just outside the lounge is equipped with a BBQ counter that could cater around 20 guests. Fellows can host full-service BBQ parties for families and friends or arrange a less formal BBQ gathering for special guests to take a break during medical conferences. For booking information, please contact the Conference Department at 2871 8787, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)