February 2009


Dining Facilities

The Dining Room on 2/F of the Academy Building has been temporarily closed since December 2008 for renovation works. It will resume normal services on 9 February 2009 (Monday). The Academy Lounge on 3/F has already re-opened on 1 February after the Chinese New Year.

The opening hours for the Lounge are: Monday to Saturday 12:00 21:00, Sunday & Public Holiday 09:00 21:00.



HKAM Credit Card

The Academy will issue a new co-branded credit card with Dah Sing Bank in April or May. Details will be announced in due course.



2009 Annual Subscriptions

Demand notes for the 2009 subscriptions have been 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.



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 College of Pathologists - Topical Update

The College of Pathologists has released a new issue of Topical Update. Its title is "Antimicrobial Resistance The Challenge Ahead" by Prof. Margaret IP. Interested Fellows please click the link below to view the document.

Topical Update




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 Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 14 No. 1 January  2009

Mar 2009


The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-Study (Clinical Microbiology and Infection) Quizzes

31 Jan 2010


HKCR Case of February 2009

28 Feb 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)


12-13 Feb 2009

International Symposium on Management of Tobacco Dependence : From East to West, North to South

Department of Health

Enquiries (Symposium secretariat):
Tel No.: 2559 9973
Fax No.: 2547 9528
Email: istd@icc.com.hk

Online registration (recommended): www.icc.com.hk/istdreg.html

Details of the symposium: www.tco.gov.hk/istd.pdf

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
15 May 2009 Acupuncture Research Forum Hong Kong Association for Integration of Chinese- Western Medicine, Hospital Authority, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Guangdong Provincial Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Guangdong Provincial Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion and Guangdong Provincial Association of Chinese Medicine.

Enquiries (Conference secretariat):
Tel No.: 2871 8787
Fax No.: 2871 8898
Email: hkaim2009@hkaim.org.hk

Call for abstract: www.hkaim.org.hk/Chi/ccoming.html

16-17 May 2009 Pain Management Conference
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