November 2009

 

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.

 


 

David Todd Oration/Annual General Meeting

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

An Annual Dinner will be held later that evening. Please find details in the programme below and download the registration form to reserve seats for the Annual Dinner.

Fellows will receive the Academy’s Annual Report and AGM notice shortly.

 


 

Annual Subscription Direct Debit Authorisation

To facilitate settlement of annual subscriptions by Fellows, the Academy will accept auto-pay arrangement starting from 2010. A letter enclosing a “Direct Debit Authorisation (DDA)” Form has been sent to Fellows (except those who do not need to pay subscriptions, e.g. aged 70 or above). Fellows who wish to pay their annual subscriptions via auto-pay please complete and return the Form to the Academy by 15 November 2009. Please note that DDA will be acceptable for transfers from bank accounts in Hong Kong only.

 


 

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.

 


 

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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.

 


 

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

 


 

Reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions – Seasonal Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccines

The Government implemented the updated Childhood Immunisation Programme (CIP) on 1 September 2009 and Government Vaccination Programme (GVP) 2009/10 on 19 October 2009. The Department of Health would like to appeal to Fellows to observe any suspected drug-related adverse drug reaction (ADRs) and side effects, particularly those relating to the administration of seasonal influenza vaccine and pneumococcal vaccines, and to report them to their ADR Monitoring Unit via the following means:

a) by post to 3/F, PHLC, 382 Nam Cheong Street, Kowloon (Attn: ADR Monitoring Unit);
b) by fax to 2572 4570; or
c) by email to adr@dh.gov.hk

Common minor reactions after vaccinations such as minor local reactions and fever that is below 39°C are not required to be reported. A list of reportable vaccine-related ADRs, classified under different categories, can be found in the guidance notes available at http://www.psdh.gov.hk/eps/eng/html/adr_guidance_notes.pdf

For more information about reporting of ADR, please visit http://www.psdh.gov.hk/eps/eng/html/adrform-20.jsp

 


 

hkmj

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

EDITORIAL

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

 


 

Online CME/CPD

Quizzes from 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

HKAM Video A Step Forward in Cervical Cancer Prevention 30 Nov 2009
HKAM Video Cytoreductive vs Neoadjuvant Therapy for Ovarian Cancer 30 Nov 2009
HKAM Video Developing a New Paradigm to Treat Hormone Sensitive Mestastatic Breast Cancer 30 Nov 2009
HKAM Video Humanitarian Response to Disaster: Learning from Sichuan 30 Nov 2009
Hong Kong Medical Journal Prophylactic thyroidectomy in ethnic Chinese patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A syndrome after the introduction of genetic testing 30 Nov 2009
Hong Kong Medical Journal Outcome of inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma patients receiving transarterial hemoembolisation: a real-life retrospective analysis in a Hong Kong regional hospital 30 Nov 2009
Paediatricians Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 14 No. 4 October 2009 31 Dec 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
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 November 2009 30 Nov 2009

Contributed by CUHK, a total of 32 videos of Advances in Medicine 2009 including a diverse set of high interest topics covered by experts and specialists from a wide spectrum of disciplines have been recently uploaded to HKAM’s CME without Quiz under CMe-Learning. Academy Fellows can view the renowned speakers' presentations online by logging onto the iCMECPD website now.

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)
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

13-15 Nov 2009 Clinical Trial Magnifier Conference 2009

Clinical Trial Magnifier, Clinical Trials Centre, The University of Hong Kong

Programme
Contact Information
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