June 2009


2009 Annual Subscriptions

Demand notes for the 2009 subscriptions have been sent out to Fellows from either the Academy or their College. Fellows are urged to settle their subscription as soon as possible before 30 June 2009 if they have not yet done so. (Note: 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.)



Extraordinary General Meeting – 18 June 2009

Council has decided to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 18 June 2009 (Thurs) to admit new Fellows. The EGM will be held at 7:30 pm at the Council Chamber, 10/F HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. All Fellows are welcome to attend.



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Briefing Session on Human Swine Influenza

Over 50 Fellows and health care workers attended the briefing session held on 16 May 2009. The four speakers, namely Prof. K.Y Yuen, Dr. Thomas Tsang, Dr. Lai Sik To and Dr. Seto Wing Hong have shared useful update and information on the influenza with participants.

Prof. K.Y. Yuen
Dr. Thomas Tsang
Dr. S.T. Lai
Dr. W.H. Seto



Facilities at the Academy

Guest Rooms

Are you thinking of providing accommodations for the College examiners, visiting lecturers, or conference speakers during their visit to Hong Kong? OR are you looking for a temporary ‘home’ while yours is going through refurbishment? On 5th floor of the Academy Building, there are 13 en-suite Guest Rooms available for bookings by Fellows. The clean and spacious rooms, with modern amenities and a personal touch, will ensure all guests a pleasant short or long stay at the Academy:

  • Guests can enjoy privacy in a tranquil atmosphere at our 24-hour-guarded building, and best of all, the stunning views of the mountains; 
  • Guests are entitled to use the library, lounge, gymnasium and sauna on 3rd floor;
  • Our Suites have a bedroom that can be closed off from the living room for more privacy, which are favourite choices for long stays;
  • Buffet breakfasts can be arranged for group booking;
  • Parking spaces are available to guests and visitors;
  • Meeting rooms of variable sizes are close by for large and small meetings.

For just HK$600 (single room) / HK$900 (suite) per room per night, you can rest assured that you and your guests can enjoy a comfortable stay at the Academy!

Call our Conference Department at 2871 8787 or e-mail to confdept@hkam.org.hk to enquire about details!


Academy Lounge

The Academy Lounge on 3/F is an ideal place for Fellows to sit back and relax with friends or associates over a glass of wine. It can also be turned into a gallery for exhibitions of paintings and photos. Fellows who are amateur photographer or painter can consider displaying their collection there over a period of time and share their work with visitors. For the health-conscious Fellows, there is a fitness centre with basic gym equipment and a sauna. There is also a VIP room at the lounge that provides an exclusive environment for private gatherings. The Academy Lounge opens daily from 12:00noon - 9:00pm (Monday to Saturday) and 9:00am - 9:00pm (Sundays and Public Holidays). For information, please call 2871 8737.


Fellows' Garden

The Fellows' Garden on 3/F just outside the lounge is equipped with a BBQ counter that could cater around 20 guests. Fellows can host full-service BBQ parties for families and friends or arrange a less formal BBQ gathering for special guests to take a break during medical conferences. For booking information, please contact the Conference Department at 2871 8787, or confdept@hkam.org.hk



43rd Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine

The Academy has been invited to hold a parallel session during the 43rd Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine on 8 August 2009. The theme of the Congress is "Reducing Mortality and Morbidity in the Next Decade". The delegation from Hong Kong this time will include 3 speakers: Prof. Raymond Liang, Prof. L.K. Hung, and Prof. Tony Chung. Their topics are "Hepatitis B reactivation following chemotherapy", "Parenteral nutrition for debilitated patients", and "Cancer screening in women" respectively.

Congress website (http://www.43smcm.com/)



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 Community Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting
Humanitarian Challenges in Public Health

Humanitarian crises of wars, natural disasters, famines…all pose great challenges to the public health goal of protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of the populations. Measures promptly applied in the emergency phase and for the longer term re-building of infrastructures requires the well planned, coordinated and comprehensive mixture of skills and knowledge supported by organisational, financial and human resources. Working together with the local communities to empower the affected populations for short and long term recovery remains a challenge to the public health professionals

Date : 14 June 2009 (Sunday)
Time : 10 am – 4:30 pm
Venue : Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Cub Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road

Speakers :
Dr Henk Bekedam
Director, Division of Health Sector Development at World Health Organization West Pacific Regional Office
Prof Ma Xiao
Professor and Dean, West China School of Public Health, The 4th University Hospital, West China Medical Center, Sichuan University
Dr Li Yuan-feng
Medical Superintendent, the Sichuan Provincial Peoples' Hospital
Dr Law Sheung Wai
Chief Medical Consultant, the “STANDTALL” Project
Dr Mok Chiu Yau
Principal Medical & Health Officer, Department of Health, the Government of HKSAR
Dr Au Yiu Kai
Consultant in charge, Department of Surgery, Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital, the Hospital Authority
Dr Fan Ning
President, the Medecin’s San Frontieres Hong Kong
Dr Emily Chan
Associate Professor, the School of Public Health, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

For details and registration, please visit : http://www.hkccm.org.hk/whatsnew.html



Scientific Symposium on Emergency Medicine
New Concept, New Model
2nd Hong Kong-Shenzhen Emergency Medicine Conference

Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine, Hong Kong Society of Emergency Medicine and Surgery and Hong Kong Emergency Nurses Association invite you to join the Scientific Symposium on Emergency Medicine on September 25-26, 2009 and 2nd Hong Kong – Shenzhen Emergency Medicine Conference on September 24-25, 2009 at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.

For more information and registration, please visit www.ssem.hk.




Hong Kong Medical Journal April 2009 issue is now available on the Journal’s website <http://www.hkmj.org>. Highlights of this issue include:





Online CME/CPD

Quizzes from the Hong Kong Medical Journal and the following Colleges are currently available at iCMECPD website for Fellows to study online for CME/CPD:



Deadline for Submission of Answer

Paediatricians Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 14 No. 2 April 2009 30 Jun 2009
Pathologists The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-Study (Clinical Microbiology and Infection) Quiz 1 31 Jan 2010
Pathologists The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-Study (Clinical Microbiology and Infection) Quiz 2 31 Jan 2010
Pathologists A new look at screening and diagnosing diabetes mellitus 31 Mar 2010
Pathologists Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) as a marker of kidney damage 31 Mar 2010
Pathologists The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-Study (Jun 2009) (Haematology) Quiz 1 31 May 2010
Pathologists The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-Study (Jun 2009) (Haematology) Quiz 2 31 May 2010
Radiologists HKCR Case of June 2009 30 Jun 2009
Radiologists Quizzes from Journal of Hong Kong College of Radiologists 15 Jul 2009

Please visit the CMe-Learning of iCMECPD website (www.icmecpd.hk) for the latest CME/CPD materials.




Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)


Conference(s) / Symposium(s)


2 Jun 2009 Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital & Stanford University School of Medicine Medical Teleconference Programme - Topics in Neonatology

Dept. of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital

Tel: 2595 6410
Email: swh450@ha.org.hk

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
18 Jul 2009 Hong Kong Surgical Forum - Summer 2009

Department of Surgery, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital & Hong Kong Chapter of American College of Surgeons

Registration & Enquiry:
Forum Secretary, Hong Kong Surgical Forum
(852) 2855 4885 / (852) 2855 4886
Email: hksf@hkucc.hku.hk
Website: http://www3.hku.hk/surgery/forum.php

8 Nov 2009 International Symposium on Hepatology 2009 / 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting The Hong Kong Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Enquiries (Symposium secretariat):
Tel: 2116 4348
Email: melissa.leung@asia.cmpmedica.com
19-22 Nov 2009 7th Echo Hong Kong - Live & Guide to Clinical Management (Pre-conference hands-on workshop)

Ruttonjee Hospital & Tang Shiu Kin Hospital, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2294 4468
Email: info@echohongkong.com
Website: www.echohongkong.com



Public Forum on "Electronic Health Record Sharing System from a Privacy Perspective”

Patients have a fundamental right to the privacy of their health records. A territory-wide Electronic Health Record Sharing system has been introduced in Hong Kong, which has created new challenges for medical practitioners in ensuring patients’ data being correct and accessible only to authorized persons. How can data protection be built into the electronic health record sharing system? Are the protective measures adequate? A group of distinguished speakers will give their insights from their respective knowledge and experience at the Public Forum held by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Hong Kong on 12 June 2009. Please download the form below for more details and registration.