January 2009


Election of Officers

During the 15th AGM held on 19 December 2008, the result of the election of Officers was announced.

In accordance with the HKAM Ordinance, an election was conducted earlier. 6 nominations were received before the deadline of 22 August 2008. As there is only one nominee for each of the 6 posts, the candidates are elected to their respective post ipso facto.

Raymond LIANG President
Donald LI Vice-President (General Affairs)
HUNG Chi-tim Vice-President (Education & Exams)
Louis CHOW Honorary Secretary
Stephen FOO Honorary Treasurer
Richard KAY Editor

The term of office of the 6 Officers began on 19 December 2008 and will end at the conclusion of the AGM in 2010.

Prof. Raymond Liang, President, and Prof. Grace Tang, Immediate Past President



Fellowship Conferment/David Todd Oration

The Academy’s AGM, Fellowship Conferment Ceremony and David Todd Oration were held on 19 December 2008. Mrs. Rita FAN, Member of the Standing Committee of the Eleventh National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, has delivered the oration on the topic “The Age of Communications”.

Please click the link below to view pictures taken at the evening. Kindly note that the photos will be removed from this website on 15 Feb 2009.

Photos taken on 19 Dec 2008



Best Original Research by Trainees (BORT)

The result of the 2008 BORT was announced during the Conferment Ceremony on 19 December 2008 and the medals were presented to the 3 winners. The Academy would like to thank the Panel of Judges for their time and works. The Panel consists of Prof. Tony Chung (Panel Chairman), Dr. Kam Chak Wah; Prof. Raymond Liang; Prof. Leung Ting Hung; Prof. Lo Chung Mau and Dr. C.T. Hung. The Academy would also like to thank the trainees who have submitted their papers for this competition.

Award Winner Research Topic
Gold Medal Dr. LEUNG Yiu Yan (Photo) Can coronectomy of wisdom teeth reduce the incidence of inferior dental nerve injury?
Silver Medal Dr. CHAN Siu Hong (Photo) Sensorineural Hearing Loss After Treatment of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Longitudinal Analysis
Bronze Medal Dr. WONG Lai Hung (Photo) Assessment of Fibrosis by Transient Elastography Compared with Liver Biopsy and Morphometry in Chronic Liver Diseases



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. Council has already approved to issue a new Academy card with another bank. Owing to the restriction of terms on the current agreement, the new card will be launched in April or May next year.



2009 Annual Subscriptions

Demand notes for the 2009 subscriptions are being sent out to Fellows from either the Academy or their College. Please be reminded that it is Council's policy that subscriptions received by the Academy after 30 June will be subject to a surcharge of 5% on the subscription amount. Please settle your subscription as soon as possible.



Chinese New Year

The Academy Lounge will be closed from 25 January to 1 February 2009. Services will be resumed on 2 February 2009. The Academy wishes all Fellows prosperity in the Year of the Ox!



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.



Wonca Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2009 - Building Bridges

The Hong Kong College of Family Physicians invites you to join the Wonca Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2009 - Building Bridges. The conference will be held on 4-7 Jun 2009 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

For more information and registration, please visit www.wonca2009.org.




Hong Kong Medical Journal December 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

Hong Kong Medical Journal
Surveillance and outcome of liver metastasis in patients with colorectal cancer who had undergone curative-intent operation
31 Jan 2009
Hong Kong Medical Journal
Prevalence and significance of white-coat hypertension and masked hypertension in type 2 diabetics
31 Jan 2009
Quizzes for Journal of Hong Kong College of Radiologists
20 Jan 2009
HKCR Case of January 2009
31 Jan 2009

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 [Discount Code: APAC10]



Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)


Conference(s) / Symposium(s)


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
Email: info@bauhinia.org

19-21 Jan 2009

Colorectal Disease Symposium 2009

Hong Kong Society for Coloproctology

27-31 Jan 2009 NYU Diagnostic Radiology Imaging Update in Hualalai, Hawaii Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, New York University, USA
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