2008 Annual General Meeting / David Todd Oration
The Academy’s AGM will be held on 19 December 2008 (Friday) with the Fellowship Conferment Ceremony and David Todd Oration. Mrs. Rita FAN, Member of the Standing Committee of the Eleventh National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, has been invited to speak at the oration. The topic of the Oration is “The Age of Communications”. (For more information, please click 2008 David Todd Oration)
HKAM 15th Anniversary Congress 15-16 November 2008
The Academy held a 2-day conference to celebrate its 15th anniversary from 15-16 November. Around 400 participants registered for the congress and the Academy was honoured to have the Chief Executive of HKSAR, The Hon. Donald TSANG attended to officiate the opening of the congress. Prof. CHEN Zhu, Minister of Health, PRC, was conferred Honorary Fellow of the Academy. He also delivered the Halnan Lecture during the Ceremony.
Please click the link below to view pictures of the Congress. Kindly note that the photos will be removed from this website on 1 Jan 2009.
First Working Meeting of 1st AMM-AMS-HKAM Tripartite Congress
Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (AMM) and Academy of Medicine, Singapore (AMS) have agreed to hold the 1st Tripartite Congress in 2010 in Hong Kong. Representatives of the three academies had its first working meeting on 14 November to discuss the congress organization. Certain principles on arrangement have been agreed on. The Congress has been tentatively scheduled for November 2010.
Department of Health, Macau SAR
The Director of Health Bureau, Dr. LEI Chin Ion visited the Academy and had a meeting with the Academy President and Vice President (Edu. & Exams) on 16 Nov 2008. The Academy agreed to assist in the Consultant promotion examinations of the Macau Department of Health. The Academy will through its Colleges provide examiners for these examinations.
HKAM Manhattan Platinum Credit Card
The agreement for the captioned co-branded credit card will expire in January 2009. The Academy has decided not to renew the existing agreement, and is now looking for a new partner. Fellows will be updated on the progress.
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 October 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.
HIMSS AsiaPac 2009 Conference & Exhibition
The HIMSS AsiaPac 2009 will be held on 24-27 February 2009 in Kuala Lumpur. The Academy has agreed to be one of the Supporting Organisations of this conference. For more details of the conference, please visit their website http://www.himssasiapac.org/. As a member of a HIMSS AsiaPac09 Supporting Organisation, HKAM Fellows are eligible for a 10% discount off regular conference fees [Please quote Discount Code: APAC10 in your registration]
Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)