Tripartite Congress among Academies of Medicine, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore
The Academy President has represented HKAM to attend the 42nd Malaysia-Singapore Congress of Medicine in Kuala Lumpur recently. The three Academies also had a joint Council meeting on 31 July 2008 and agreed to have a tripartite congress held in Hong Kong in 2010. Representatives of the 3 Academies will meet in Hong Kong during HKAM’s 15th Anniversary Congress in November to discuss this further.
Prof Grace Tang (HKAM President) and His Royal Highness Raja Nazrin Shah (Crown Prince of the state of Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia) at the 42nd Malaysia-Singapore Congress
2008 Annual General Meeting
The Academy’s AGM will be held on 19 December 2008 (Friday) with the Fellowship Conferment Ceremony and David Todd Oration. Details of the Oration will be announced in coming months.
Hong Kong Academy of Medicine turns 15 this year!
Please check <www.hkam.org.hk/hkam15> for latest information!
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 2008 if they wish to enjoy the reduced rates in year 2009. Details of the policy can be found in the Fellows Area of the Academy website.
CME/CPD for Specialist Registration
Fellows are reminded that Specialist Registration (SR) is maintained by MCHK/DCHK. The Academy’s duty is only to make reports to MCHK/DCHK on compliance of CME/CPD for the purpose of SR. While the Academy can grant exemption to Fellows retired from active practice, this is for the purpose of Fellowship only. The MRO and DRO stipulate that CME is a must for the SR. The Academy will cease to record CME/CPD for a Fellow upon his/her resignation or approval of CME exemption, and shall inform the MCHK/DCHK once his/her name has been removed from the Academy’s register. Fellows who wish to resign his Fellowship or apply for CME/CPD exemption should consider voluntary resignation from the SR with MCHK/DCHK directly, if their names are on the SR. The Academy cannot do this on behalf of Fellows.
Hong Kong Medical Journal August 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.
Health Care Voucher Scheme (HCVS)
In his 2007-08 Policy Address, the Chief Executive announced that the Government will launch a 3-year trial scheme under which all citizens aged 70 or above will be given annually 5 health care vouchers worth $50 each to partially subsidize primary medical care services they purchase from the private sector. The scheme will operate on an electronic platform and will be launched in January 2009. Healthcare service providers interested to participate in the Scheme need to enroll with the Department of Health (DH) in advance. DH will arrange briefing sessions for healthcare service providers in the coming month. For more information of the scheme, please visit the website at www.hcv.gov.hk
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
Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)