December 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.

 


 

Change of Chinese Title for "Neurosurgery"

The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong had observed that the public is not aware of the scope of services covered in "Neurosurgery" by referring to its Chinese title "腦外科", which only indicates “Neurosurgery” covers area of the brain, but does not truly reflect "Neurosurgery" as a discipline of Surgery that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of the conditions of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. The College therefore proposed to change the existing Chinese name to "神經外科", which is also used in Taiwan and Mainland China. The Academy Council approved the change of the Chinese title at its meeting in November. The Medical Council of Hong Kong has been notified.

 


 

Merry Christmas

The Academy Secretariat will be closed at 3:00pm on 22 December (Winter Solstice) and 24 December (Christmas Eve) 2009. The Academy wishes all Fellows a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

The Academy Lounge on 3/F will be closed at 3:00 pm on 24 December 2009 for private function.

 


 

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.

 


 

The 1st International Workshop on Engineering Biomedical Imaging – Addressing Tomorrow’s Medical Challenges, 12 December 2009

The Hong Kong College of Radiologists will be co-sponsoring The 1st International Workshop on Engineering Biomedical Imaging – Addressing Tomorrow’s Medical Challenges on 12 December (Saturday), at Cheung Kung Hai Lecture Theatre 2, William MW Mong Block, LKS Faculty of Medicine Building, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.

Please click the following link for detailed information:

or visit website at http://www.hku.hk/bisplab/iwbi.htm for more details.

 


 

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

 


 

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:

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

CASE REPORT

 


 

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

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 December 2009 31 Dec 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)
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/

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

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