December 2008


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.

Photos at 15 Nov 2008: Part A and Part B

Photos at 16 Nov 2008



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.




1st Joint International Conference of The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists and The Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)

The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Psychiatrists cordially invite you to join the 1st Joint International Conference, Advancing Psychiatric Care in the Emerging World: East meets West. The conference will be held on 13-15 Dec 2008 at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building.

For more information and registration, please visit




Hong Kong Medical Journal October 2008 issue is now available on the Journal's website <>. 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

Surgical treatment of chronic frontal sinusitis: A Pilot Study
31 Dec 2008
Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 13 No. 4 October 2008
Dec 2008
HKCR Case of December 2008
31 Dec 2008

Please visit the CMe-Learning of iCMECPD website ( 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 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]




Merry Christmas

The Academy Secretariat will be closed at 3:00pm on 24 (Christmas Eve) and 31 December (New Year Eve) 2008. The Academy wishes all Fellows a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

The Academy Lounge on 3/F will be closed on 24 December 2008.



Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)


Conference(s) / Symposium(s)


11-13 Dec 2008 Frontiers in Medical and Health Sciences Education "Making Doctors Human" Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education,
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine,
The University of Hong Kong
12 Dec 2008 Frontiers In Biomedical Research, HKU 2008 Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine,
The University of Hong Kong
16 Dec 2008 Medical Teleconference Programme - Topics in Neonatology PYNEH & Stanford University School of Medicine
Tel: 2595 6410 Fax: 2904 5371
10 Jan 2009 Hong Kong Surgical Forum, Winter 2009 Department of Surgery, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital & Hong Kong Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
11 Jan 2009 Synopsis: Oral, Inhalation and Intravenous Sedation in Dentistry Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Dentistry
Tel No.: 2859 0251
Fax No.: 2559 3803
17 Jan 2009 International Conference on Hong Kong’s Healthcare Reform Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre
27-31 Jan 2009 NYU Diagnostic Radiology Imaging Update in Hualalai, Hawaii Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, New York University, USA
Feb - Nov 2009 Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) Provider Course;
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Student Course;
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Provider Course
Department of Surgery,
Queen Mary Hospital and
Tel No.: 2855 4885 / 2855 4886
Fax No.: 2819 3416
22-26 Apr 2009 19th Israeli Medical Association World Fellowship International Conference Israeli Medical Association
7-11 May 2009 The 31st Asia Pacific Dental Congress Hong Kong Dental Association, Asia Pacific Dental Federation
23-27 May 2009 19th International Conference on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Chinese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Hong Kong Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
18-19 Jun 2009 Head and Neck Course 2009 - Neck Mass Department of Surgery, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong & Queen Mary Hospital, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong