The Academy is delighted to announce that one of our past presidents, Dr. Leong Che-hung, has been awarded the Sing Tao News Corporation's Leader of the Year 2009 Award in the community and public affairs sector.
The "Leader of the Year" Awards, established since 1994, recognise the achievements of individuals in various sectors who have made outstanding contributions towards Hong Kong's success and prosperity. The Leader of the Year 2009 awards presentation ceremony was officiated by the Honourable Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, and held on 30 March 2010 in the presence of distinguished guests and representatives from different industries. The four categories honoured were: 1. Commerce & Industry / Finance, 2. Community / Public Affairs, 3. Education / Culture, and 4. Sports.
Conference on Medical Errors
Medical errors constitute a most important quality problem in healthcare system today. While clients do not complain against nature for diseases, they readily complain against doctors for medical errors. A good insight into medical errors may be granted through studies on adverse events since a considerable fraction of those events are results of errors and as such preventable.
It is our honor to have Professor Alan Merry to share with us his eye-opening work in preventing drug errors and his recent safety initiatives. Professor Merry is a practicing cardiac anesthetist whose research focuses on the reduction of error, particularly in anesthesia. He is Professor of Anaesthesiology, University of Auckland, Chair of the Quality and Safety Committee of World Federation of Societies of Anaesthetists, and President of the Auckland Medico-Legal Society.
The conference also benefits from Mr Woody Chang, local expert in medico-legal arena. Dr Monica Wong will also share her experience about problems in private hospitals. Dr Libby Lee will enlighten us on matters with the Hospital Authority.
Date and Time: 19 April 2010 (Monday) 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: Pao Yue Kong Auditorium, HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
More than 200 registration forms have been received. The deadline is now extended. Interested Fellows please download the registration form from the Academy website and return it to us by fax (2505 5577) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before 12 April 2010.
2010 Annual Subscriptions
Demand notes for the 2010 subscriptions have been sent to Fellows. Please be reminded that it is Council's policy that subscriptions received by the Academy after 30 June will be subject to a surcharge of 5% on the subscription amount. Please settle your subscription as soon as possible. For Fellows who have authorized payment via bank transfer, payments will be deducted from their bank accounts automatically. Fellows who have not given their authorization but are interested in paying their future subscriptions via bank autopay please contact Ms Florence Chiu at 2871 8804.
The current CME/CPD cycle for Academy Fellows will end on 31 December 2010. All Fellows who are on the Specialist Register (SR) of the Medical Council or Dental Council will need to fulfil the requirements of the Academy to remain on the SR. Fellows, except those exempted for CME/CPD due to retirement, are also required to fulfil the requirements to maintain the Academy Fellowship. Starting from 1 January 2008, no more than 75 points can be awarded for passive participation in a 3-year cycle. Fellows are reminded to make sure they will obtain the required number of CME/CPD points before the end of this year, and to catch up if the points they have obtained so far falls behind greatly of the requirements.
Fellows' Contact Information
If Fellows have recently changed their contact details, please inform the Academy. The Secretariat would only send letters or notifications to Fellows using the contact information in the record that was provided by the Fellows themselves. Fellows can make use of the iCMECPD to change their correspondence address or personal details. If you have any queries or have forgotten the password, please submit your message to us via the iCMECPD website.
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Some essential maintenance work will be carried out on the forecourt of the Academy building from May to August 2010. Car parking space may be limited during this period. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.
HIMSS AsiaPac 2010 - Beijing
The registration for HIMSS AsiaPac10 Exposition in Beijing, China from 26 - 28 May 2010 is open. Please click onto this url to register for early bird rate (before 25 March 2010) to the event - http://www.himssasiapac.org/expo10/index.aspx
Since the Academy is one of the supporting organisations of the event, Fellows of the Academy will enjoy 10% off prevailing rate for Event Pass. Fellows should register by using the discount as shown below to enjoy 10% off prevailing rate for Event Pass. The code MUST be keyed into during registration for the discount.
Please click below for more information of the event: http://himssasiapac.org/expo10/doc/HIMSS2010_ExConf_China.pdf
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 February 2010 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)