October 2009

 

First AMM-AMS-HKAM Tripartite Congress

The First Tripartite Congress of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, and Academy of Medicine, Singapore will be held from 12-14 November 2010 in Hong Kong. This will also be the 44th Malaysia-Singapore Congress of Medicine. The theme of the Congress is “Benefits and Risks of Recent Medical Advances”. More information will be announced in due course.

 


 

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 2009 if they wish to enjoy the reduced rates in year 2010. Details of the policy can be found in the Fellows Area of the Academy website.

 


 

Survey on Medical Professional Liability Insurance

The Academy is now conducting an online survey on medical professional liability insurance. Fellows should have received an email notice on this earlier. Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey at http://hkam.questionpro.com, before 15 October 2009, if you have not yet done so.

 


 

David Todd Oration/Annual General Meeting

This year’s AGM and David Todd Oration will be held on 18 December 2009. The Academy is delighted to have Prof. Ron Zimmern to speak on Genomics, Personalised Medicine and the Role of Public Health in the 21st Century at the Oration. Prof. Ron Zimmern is the Executive Director of the PHG Foundation, the successor to the Public Health Genetics Unit which he established in 1997.

 


 

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Pathologists

Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Topical Update

The College of Pathologists has released a new issue of Topical Update. Its title is "Genetic Diagnosis of Globin Gene Disorders" by Dr. Jason C. C. So. Interested Fellows please click the link below to view the document.

Topical Update

 


 

Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaesthesiology (ASM 2009)
23-25 October 2009, The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Building

The theme for the ASM 2009 meeting is “Challenge the Status Quo”. This will be a 3-day comprehensive scientific programme comprising Workshops, Lectures and Symposia, and will cover current issues in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management. You are cordially invited to submit scientific papers for Oral Presentation.

Please visit website at www.anaesthesiology.hk for more details.

 


 


The 10th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture, 31 October 2009

The Hong Kong College of Radiologists will be holding the 10th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture on 31st October 2009 (Saturday), at 7:00 p.m. The Lecture, entitled “The Rise of the Services in Hong Kong Cross Border Implications for Health and Education”, will be delivered by Professor Y.C. Richard Wong, PhD, SBS, JP, Professor of Economics, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, The University of Hong Kong at Run Run Shaw Hall, First Floor, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building.

Please click the following link for detailed information:

or visit the College website: http://www.hkcr.org

 


 

3rd Joint Scientific Meeting of The Royal College of Radiologists & Hong Kong College of Radiologists and 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of HKCR, 31 October - 1 November 2009

The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists will jointly organise the 3rd Joint Scientific Meeting of The Royal College of Radiologists & Hong Kong College of Radiologists and 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of HKCR on 31 October – 1 November 2009 (Saturday & Sunday) at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building.

Please click the following links for detailed information.

Please visit HKCR website for updated meeting programme and information: http://www.hkcr.org


 

Annual Scientific Meeting in Ophthalmology (ASM 2009)

The ASM in Ophthalmology 2009, organised by the Hong Kong College of Ophthalmologists, will be held from 5-6 December 2009 at The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme for the ASM 2009 meeting is “Glaucoma”. This will be a two-day comprehensive scientific programme covering advances in Glaucoma. Professor Peng Tee Khaw, Professor of Glaucoma and Ocular Healing and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon of Moorfields Eye Hospital from United Kingdom will be our Featured Speaker. In addition, two top local scholars, Professor Calvin Chi-pui Pang from Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Professor Kwok-fai So from Department of Anatomy, University of Hong Kong are invited to enlighten the participants the latest trends of our eye research.

Please visit website at http://www.hkos.org.hk/asm.shtml for more details

 


 

Golf Tournament

The HKAM Golf Tournament 2009 has been scheduled for 2 December 2009 (Wednesday). The tournament will be held at Xili Golf & Country Club, Shenzhen. Please click the link below for event and registration details.

 


 

eHealth Forum 2009

The eHealth Forum 2009, organised by the eHealth Consortium, will be held on 8-9 October 2009 at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. For details of the forum and online registration, please visit the forum website at www.ehealthforum2009.org.

 


 

Clinical Trial Magnifier Conference 2009 – Hong Kong, 13-15 November 2009

The Clinical Trial Magnifier Conference, a multidisciplinary forum for clinical research professionals, will be held from 13-15 November 2009 in Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road, The University of Hong Kong . For more details, please visit www.CTMConference.com

 


 

HIMSS AsiaPac 2010 - Beijing

The HIMSS AsiaPac 2010 Beijing will be held on 26-28 May 2010 in Beijing. 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/expo10/index.aspx

 


 

HIMSS AsiaPac 2010 - Korea

The HIMSS AsiaPac 2010 Korea will be held on 26-28 October 2010 in Daegu, Korea. 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/congress10/index.aspx

 


 

2009 Health Manpower Survey

The Department of Health has requested the Academy to help remind Fellows that the 2009 Health Manpower Survey (HMS) will start in October. The HMS aims to collect up-to-date information on the size, characteristics and employment status of healthcare personnel to facilitate the development and planning of health workforce in Hong Kong . Self-administered questionnaires will be sent together with the letters for renewal of practising certificates to all doctors in Hong Kong . The deadline for submission of questionnaire is 31 December 2009. For more information and enquires, please visit the homepage of the Department of Health at http://www.dh.gov.hk/english/statistics/statistics_hms/statistics_hms.html

 


 

hkmj

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

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

CASE REPORT

 


 

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:

HKAM/College

Topic

Deadline for Submission of Answer

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
Pathologists The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-Study (Aug 2009) (Immunology) Quiz 1  31 Jul 2010
Pathologists The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-Study (Aug 2009) (Immunology) Quiz 2 31 Jul 2010
Pathologists The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-Study (Oct 2009) (Anatomical Pathology) Quiz 1 30 Sep 2010
Pathologists The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-Study (Oct 2009) (Anatomical Pathology) Quiz 2 30 Sep 2010
Radiologists HKCR Case of October 2009 31 Oct 2009

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

icmecpd

 


 

Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)

Date Conference(s) / Symposium(s) Organiser(s)
6 Oct 2009 Medical Teleconference Programme - Topics in Neonatology

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital & Stanford University School of Medicine

Teleconference Poster

10 Oct 2009 Women's Cancers - New Horizons

World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong (WCRF HK)

Enquiry: Ms. Patricia Chiu
Tel: 2529 5028
Email: p.chiu@wcrf.org
Website: http://en.wcrf-hk.org/audience/conference.php

25 Oct 2009 Symposium on Genetic Disorders in Reproduction and Fetal Development – From Science to Clinical Practice

Centre for Reproduction, Development and Growth, The University of Hong Kong
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong

Website: http://www.hku.hk/obsgyn/

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
13 Nov 2009 Distinguished Lecture on Progress, Innovation and Evolution - A Vascular Surgery Odyssey

Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong

Enquiry: surgery@hku.hk
Announcement

13-15 Nov 2009 6th International Conference on PBL in Dentistry

The Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong

Enquiry: Conference Secretariat
Tel: (852) 2294 4468
Fax: (852) 2294 4489
Email: conf@globalevent.hk
Website: www.facdenthk.org/pbl

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

11-12 Dec 2009 Frontiers in Medical and Health Sciences Education "Making Sense in Communication"

The University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Email: imhse@hkucc.hku.hk
Website: http://www.hku.hk/facmed/fme2009/
Call for abstract

4 Dec 2009 Frontiers in Biomedical Research, HKU 2009 LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Enquiry:Symposium Secretariat
Tel: (852) 2819 9333
Fax: (852) 2818 4913
E-mail: fbmr@hku.hk
Website: http://www.hku.hk/facmed/fbr2009/

9 Jan 2010 Hong Kong Surgical Forum - Winter 2010

Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital & Hong Kong Chapter of American College of Surgeons

Registration & Enquiry:
Forum Secretary, Hong Kong Surgical Forum
Tel: (852) 2855 4885 / (852) 2855 4886
Fax: (852) 2819 3416
E-mail: hksf@hkucc.hku.hk
Web-site: http://www3.hku.hk/surgery/forum.php

2-5 Dec 2010 14th Asia-Oceania Congress of Endocrinology

Malaysian Endocrine & Metabolic Society

Email: aoce2010@console.com.my
Details: First announcement