January 2010

 

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.

 


 

Honorary Fellow

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:

Nominee
College
CHOW Chun Bong Paediatricians
LAM Lo Kuen Family Physicians
LAW Chi Lim Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
WEI William Ignace Otorhinolaryngologists/Surgeons
WONG Chun Por Physicians

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.

Award Winner Research Topic
Gold Medal
Dr. CHUI, Lap Bun (Photo)
Prospective randomized controlled trial comparing light-weighted versus heavy-weighted mesh in chronic pain incidence after TEP repair of bilateral inguinal herina
Silver Medal

Dr. LEUNG, Shuk Yan Joey (Photo)

Facial emotion recognition in Chinese with Schizophrenia at early and chronic stages of illness
Bronze Medal
Dr. CHUNG, Yeung Vera (Photo)
Marginal donors in renal transplantation: our 10-year experience

 


 

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.

 


 

Pathologists

Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Topical Update

The College of Pathologists has released a new issue of Topical Update. Its title is Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer – the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes" by A Prof. KHOO, Ui Soon. Interested Fellows please click the link below to view the document.

Topical Update

 


 

 

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:

  1. is just helping Fellows to find opportunities for alternative insurance solutions; and
  2. has neither been in partnership with, nor entered into any commercial dealings with Blue Cross; and
  3. has not endorsed any new schemes to be launched.

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 mppi@bluecross.com.hk.

 


 

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 December 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
Hong Kong Medical Journal Management of patients admitted with pneumothorax: a multi-centre study of the practice and outcomes in Hong Kong 31 Jan 2010
Hong Kong Medical Journal Initial presentation and management of osteosarcoma, and its impact on disease outcome 31 Jan 2010
Otorhinolaryngologists Squamous Cell Carcinoma In Situ at Oropharyngeal and Hypopharyngeal Mucosal Sites 31 Dec 2010
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
Pathologists The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-study (Forensic Pathology) Quiz 1 31 Dec 2010
Pathologists The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-study (Forensic Pathology) Quiz 2 31 Dec 2010
Radiologists HKCR Case of January 2010 31 Jan 2010

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)
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

9 Jan 2010 A New Global Economy after the Financial Tsunami

Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong

Enquiry:
Tel: (852) 2855 4885