Election of Officers
During the 15th AGM held on 19 December 2008, the result of the election of Officers was announced.
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”.
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.
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
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 December 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 [Discount Code: APAC10]
Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)