Fellowship Conferment/David Todd Oration
The Academy’s AGM, Fellowship Conferment Ceremony and David Todd Oration were well attended by Fellows and guests on 18 December 2009. Please click the link below to view pictures taken at the events that evening. Kindly note that the photos will be removed from this website on 15 February 2010.
The Academy has admitted Prof. Grace Tang as Honorary Fellow. Prof. Tang served the Academy Council since November 1997 and was President of the Academy from Dec 2004 to Dec 2008. Her dedication, commitment and efforts during her 4-year presidency have improved the Academy’s networking with overseas counterparts, and especially the Ministry of Health in mainland.
Result of Council Election
During the 16th AGM held on 18 December 2009, results of the election of Council Members were announced. Five nominations were received by the deadline. The five candidates were therefore elected ipso facto. They are:
The 2-year term of service of these 5 Elected Council Members began immediately following the AGM, and will end at the conclusion of the AGM in 2011.
Best Original Research by Trainees (BORT)
The result of the 2009 BORT was announced during the Conferment Ceremony on 18 December 2009 and the medals were presented to the 3 winners. The Academy would like to thank the Panel of Judges for their time and works. The Panel consists of Prof. Tony Chung (Panel Chairman), Dr. Kam Chak Wah; Prof. Raymond Liang; Prof. Leung Ting Hung; Prof. Lo Chung Mau and Dr. C.T. Hung. The Academy would also like to thank the trainees who have submitted their papers for this competition.
Guidelines on Procedural Sedation
The Education Committee of the Academy has prepared a set of Guidelines on Procedural Sedation. The Guidelines have been recently endorsed by Council. They serve to recommend and ensure a minimum standard of safety measures for the sedation of patients to facilitate unpleasant diagnostic or minor surgical procedures across the different disciplines.
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”. Please visit the Congress website at www.tripartitecongress.org for details.
Survey on Medical Professional Liability Insurance
Noting that the skyrocketing premiums of professional liability insurance may have become a burden to some Fellows, the Academy has been looking for ways to ease the situation in the past years. The Academy has recently conducted a survey among Fellows on Medical Professional Liability regarding the feasibility of establishing alternative insurance schemes to cater for different needs and choices of Fellows. The survey was done through the assistance of Blue Cross (Asia Pacific) Insurance Limited and completed in mid October. Please click below for a summary of the survey results for your information and reference.
Based on the survey results, Blue Cross has proposed some alternative medical professional liability schemes for Academy Fellows. While these proposed schemes may suit the needs of individual Fellows, the Academy Council would like to make it clear that the Academy:
The decision of any Fellow to join any new scheme is entirely personal. Fellows should make all necessary assessments, consider seeking all necessary advice, and exercise their own judgement according to their own circumstances. The Academy shall not be responsible for any matters in relation to any new scheme or product or service offered to or joined/used by Fellows.
For enquiries about the survey findings, please contact Blue Cross (Asia-Pacific) Insurance Limited at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Hong Kong Medical Journal December 2009 issue is now available on the Journal’s website <http://www.hkmj.org>. Highlights of this issue include:
Quizzes from the following Colleges are currently available at iCMECPD website for Fellows to study online for CME/CPD:
Please visit the CMe-Learning of iCMECPD website (www.icmecpd.hk) for the latest CME/CPD materials.
Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)