April 2010


Extraordinary General Meeting - 17 June 2010

Council has decided to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 17 June 2010 (Thurs) to admit new Fellows. The EGM will be held at 7:30 pm at the Council Chamber, 10/F HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. All Fellows are welcome to attend.




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.



Prize for Best Original Research by Trainees

The Prize for Best Original Research by Trainees of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine recognizes excellence in research done by doctors who are in specialist training. Submission deadline for the year 2010 award is 30 June 2010 (postmark). Interested trainee doctors can download the following documents (PDF and MS Word format) for reference and use.



Coffee and Food Pairing

From breakfast in the morning to dessert after a meal, coffee is a delicious drink to sip with different kinds of food. On 19 April, a coffee master will visit the Academy to show us the characteristics of coffee from different regions... and to let coffee lovers know that coffee-food pairing is not limited to traditional western food like chocolates and cakes. With some innovation, coffee can match well with Chinese food and fruits with unexpected results. Please come and join us at The Foyer on 1/F of the Academy Building that day from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, and sample some coffees like Guatemala Antigua (Latin America), Kenya (Africa), and Italina Roast (Multi-region).

Date: 19 April 2010
Time: 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm
Venue: The Foyer (1/F, HKAM Building)



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


18:00 Registration (Refreshments will be served)
18:30-20:30 Opening
Dr. C T Hung, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
Risk Identification by Incident Management
Dr. Libby Lee, Hospital Authority
Incidents or Coincidence - How can we do better?
Dr. Monica Wong, Department of Health
A Case on Medical Defence, A Legal Perspective
Mr. Woody Chang, JSM
Medication Error in Anaesthesia: Time for a New Paradigm
Prof. Alan Merry, University of Auckland

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 (hkam@hkam.org.hk) on or before 12 April 2010.
[Registration Enquiry: Ms Lorraine Shiu Tel: 2871 8888; Email: lorraine@hkam.org.hk]



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.



First AMM-AMS-HKAM Tripartite Congress

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.



CME/CPD Reminder

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

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.

Discount Code: SO9

Please click below for more information of the event: http://himssasiapac.org/expo10/doc/HIMSS2010_ExConf_China.pdf



HIMSS AsiaPac 2010 - Korea

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:





Online CME/CPD

Quizzes from the following Colleges are currently available at iCMECPD website for Fellows to study online for CME/CPD:

Deadline for Submission of Answer
Hong Kong Medical Journal Are Hong Kong doctors following the Global Initiative for Asthma guidelines: a questionnaire “Survey on Asthma Management”? 31 May 2010
Hong Kong Medical Journal Management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax in Chinese children 31 May 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 (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 April 2010 30 Apr 2010
Radiologists Quizzes from Journal of Hong Kong College of Radiologists 20 May 2010

Please visit the CMe-Learning of iCMECPD website (www.icmecpd.hk) for the latest CME/CPD materials.




Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)

Date Conference(s) / Symposium(s) Organiser(s)

10 Jul 2010

Hong Kong Surgical Forum - Summer 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) 2255 4885 / (852) 2255 4886
Fax: (852) 2819 3416
E-mail: hksf@hku.hk
Web-site: http://www3.hku.hk/surgery/forum.php

Commencement Date: Sep 2010

(Deadline of application:
30 Apr 2010)

Master of Science in Mental Health / Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin

The Psychiatry Department, CUHK

Tel: (852) 2607 6029 (Ms. Sarah Chia)
Fax: (852) 2667 5464
E-mail: pgmentalhealth@cuhk.edu.hk
Website: http://www.psychiatry.cuhk.edu.hk/pgmh
Correspondence Address: Department of Psychiatry, G/F, Multi-centre, Tai Po Hospital, 9 Chuen On Road, Tai Po, N.T.