July 2008


2008 CME Congress (29-31 May 2008)
International Forum on CPD Accreditation (1 June 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.

During the congress and forum, presentation/discussion were made covering various topics including “Competence Assessment” and “Whether CME/CPD should be recorded based on time”.

The Vice-President (E&E) and the General Secretary would summarize key issues discussed during the congress/forum and bring them to the Education Committee for consideration/ discussion.


Top Photo (from left): Dr. Y.F. Chow, Dr. Stephen Cheung, Prof. Grace Tang, Prof. Kendhall Ho,
Dr. Kathleen So
Middle Photo (from left): Prof. Kendhall Ho, Dr. Y.F. Chow, Dr. Roch Lee, Dr. Dorothy To,
Dr. Kathleen So, Prof. Grace Tang, Dr. Craig Campbell, Dr. C.T. Hung, Prof. C.K. Yeung,
Dr. Stephen Cheung, Mr. Elmer Wan
Bottom Photo (from left): Dr. Y.F. Chow, Dr. Stephen Cheung, Dr. Luke Tsang, Dr. C.T. Hung,
Dr. Kathleen So, Prof. Grace Tang, Dr. Dorothy To, Dr. Roch Lee



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):

Prof. Grace TANG Wai-king is awarded the SBS in recognition of her distinguished public service and outstanding contribution to the medical and health sector, particularly her contribution in promoting the professional standards of medical practitioners in Hong Kong.

Prof. Joseph Sriyal Malik PEIRIS is awarded the SBS for his outstanding achievements in the field of virology and pathology, in particular his contribution to the prevention and control of infectious diseases.

Two Council Members and three Fellows are awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS):

Dr KO Wing-man is awarded the BBS in recognition of his dedicated and meritorious service in public health as well as his contribution in strengthening the cooperation between the medical sectors in Hong Kong and the Mainland.

Dr LAM Ching-choi is awarded the BBS for his meritorious public and community service, particularly his contribution and devotion to welfare services.

Dr LEONG Fung Ling-yee, Lilian, is awarded the BBS in recognition of her contribution in promoting and developing radiology education and services for the betterment of healthcare delivery to the community of Hong Kong.

Dr MAK Sin-ping is awarded the BBS for her dedicated and meritorious service to the Government for over 30 years. She retired as the Controller, Centre for Food Safety of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.

Dr SO Pik-han, Kathleen, is awarded the BBS in recognition of her dedicated and meritorious service in the public health sector, particularly her contribution to the promotion and development of community medicine in Hong Kong.

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.




Election of Officers

The term of office of the existing Officers will expire at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting in December this year. An election of new Officers will be conducted soon within Council in accordance with procedures stipulated in the Regulations. The results will be announced at the AGM.




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:





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


Quiz from Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol 13 No.2
HKCR Case of July 2008

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

Guest Rooms

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:

Guests can enjoy privacy in a tranquil atmosphere at our 24-hour-guarded building, and best of all, the stunning views of the mountains;

Guests are entitled to use the library, lounge, gymnasium and sauna on 3rd floor;

Our Suites have a bedroom that can be closed off from the living room for more privacy, which are favourite choices for long stays;

Buffet breakfasts can be arranged for group booking;

Parking spaces are available to guests and visitors;

Meeting rooms of variable sizes are close by for large and small meetings.



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!

Call our Conference Department at 2871 8896 or e-mail to confdept@hkam.org.hk to enquire about details!

Academy Lounge

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.



Fellows' Garden

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 confdept@hkam.org.hk




Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)


Conference(s) / Symposium(s)


Hong Kong Dental Association, Asia Pacific Dental Federation