July 2010

 

Pilot Scheme for Specialist Accreditation - Ministry of Health

The Academy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Health (MOH) in April 2006 to facilitate the development of a specialist registration system in Mainland China. Pilot scheme started in April 2008. In March 2009, MOH released a Work Plan for the Pilot Scheme and started the accreditation with assistance from the Academy and 4 Colleges, namely Dental Surgeons, Ophthalmologists, Orthopaedic Surgeons and Paediatricians. On 25 June 2010, an inauguration ceremony of certification of "Grandfathers" for the 4 specialties was conducted in Beijing. The Academy and Colleges involved in the pilot scheme were invited to attend. Below is a letter from Prof. Grace Tang reporting the event.

Dear Fellows,

Pilot Scheme for Specialist Accreditation Ministry of Health

I am extremely happy to report to you that on 25 June 2010, your Academy was invited to the inauguration ceremony of the certification of "Grandfathers" for the specialties of Dental Surgery, Opthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery and Paediatrics. Some 70 renowned doctors of these 4 specialties were conferred the title of "Specialists" by the Ministry of Health. This is the landmark for the beginning of training and accreditation of specialists in Mainland China.

I am very proud to be able to witness the role played by your Academy, and the enthusiasm of so many of my colleagues who have given up their valuable time and offered tremendous effort to assist in this Pilot Scheme. To them, I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude and appreciation for a job well done in only 3 years. What they have achieved is a selfless task for the good of the medical standard in Mainland, and for the Academy to be recognized as the statutory body in Hong Kong for postgraduate training and education.

This is only the beginning of a colossal scheme of the Ministry of Health, and part of their healthcare reform. I hope that Fellows of the Academy will continue to lend assistance, and be able to become part of this worthwhile cause. You may wish to read Vice-Minister Huang's speech through this link http://www.moh.gov.cn/publicfiles/business/htmlfiles/mohbgt/s3582/201006/47885.htm.

Best Wishes for a wonderful summer,

Yours sincerely,

Grace Tang
Immediate Past-President of HKAM
Principal Co-Officer of the Pilot Scheme for Specialist Accreditation, PRC


 


 

First AMM-AMS-HKAM Tripartite Congress
12-14 November 2010, Hong Kong

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”. This tripartite congress will be an opportunity for networking that enables Fellows and members of the three Academies to share their knowledge and experience with their peers in the region, and to make contacts that may lead to future collaborations.

Please register before 31 August 2010 to enjoy Early Bird rates!

Congress website: www.tripartitecongress.org

First AMM-AMS-HKAM Tripartite Congress

 


 

Communicating right when things go wrong

The Academy and Medical Protection Society (MPS) jointly invite you to this seminar. Clinicians occasionally encounter situations when management outcome is suboptimal and clients are unhappy. Due to a multitude of factors, communication is often difficult especially when involving debatable issues during the technical management process. Yet this is the occasion where communication has to be right.

The General CPD Subcommittee has invited several prominent speakers to share views and experience on communication when clinical management outcomes are less favourable. This seminar delivers messages on how to manage medical mishaps from the MPS perspective and about open disclosure from the medico-legal perspectives. An experienced colleague also shares her vast experience with disclosing adversity.

The seminar is free of charge.

Date and Time: 15 September 2010 (Wednesday) 18:30 - 20:30

Venue: Pao Yue Kong Auditorium, HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

Programme:

18:00 Registration (Refreshments will be served)
18:30-20:30

Opening
Prof. C K Yeung, Council Member, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
President, College of Surgeons of Hong Kong

Managing medical mishaps
Dr. Ming-Keng Teoh, Head of Medical Services - Asia, Medical Protection Society

Breaking bad news well
Ms. Eva Liu, Cluster General Manager (Nursing), Kowloon Central Cluster, Hospital Authority

Open disclosure and apology: a legal perspective
Dr. David Kan, Partner, Richards Butler

Q&A

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 15 August 2010. [Registration Enquiry: Ms Lorraine Shiu Tel: 2871 8888; Email: lorraine@hkam.org.hk]

 


 

Golf Tournament

In conjunction with the 1st AMM-AMS-HKAM Tripartite Congress, an Inter Academy and Medical Alumni Golf Tournament will be held on 10 November 2010 at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course - East Course. Please click the link below for event and registration details.

 


 

Replacement of Floor Tiles at the Forecourt and Carpark

As reported previously, some essential maintenance work has to be carried out at the forecourt and carpark of the Academy building from early June till late August 2010. Car parking facilities will be affected during this period and parking spaces will be very limited, especially from 18 June to 11 July 2010 when the entire carpark will be blocked. A few parking spaces will be available at the nearby Grantham Hospital's open carpark (open 24 hours everyday, $15/hour). Fellows who need to visit the Academy during this period should try to use public transport as much as possible.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

 


 

NEW Features for the Hong Kong Medical Journal (HKMJ)

Visit the Video Room and Online Forum on the HKMJ website.

 


 

Admission of Fellows

A total of 87 new Fellows were admitted at the Extraordinary General Meeting on 17 June 2010 (Thurs).

 


 

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 now extended to 31 July 2010 (postmark). Interested trainee doctors can download the following documents (PDF and MS Word format) for reference and use.

 


 

Joint RACMA-HKCCM International Conference 2010 - Healthcare Reforms in Comparative Health Systems
4-6 September 2010, Hong Kong

The RACMA-HKCCM International Conference 2010 - Healthcare Reforms in Comparative Health Systems

The HKCCM international conference "Healthcare Reforms in Comparative Health Systems" will be held from 4th - 6th September 2010 in Hong Kong. This conference is jointly organized by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine.

Click below for details

  1. Abstract Submission Form
  2. Registration Form

Please register before 15 July 2010 to enjoy Early Bird rates!

Congress website: http://www.medcom.com.hk/racma-hkccm/

 


 

Hong Kong College of Emergency MedicineHong Kong Society For Emergency Medicine & Surgery Hong Kong Emergency Nurses Association

Scientific Symposium on Emergency Medicine
Theme: ABC for Resuscitology: Advances, Beliefs and Consensus

Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine, Hong Kong Society for Emergency Medicine and Surgery and Hong Kong Emergency Nurses Association invite you to join the Scientific Symposium on Emergency Medicine on 17-18 September 2010 at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.

Enquiry:
Tel: (852) 2871 8787
Fax: (852) 2871 8898
Email: ssem2010@hkam.org.hk
Website: http://www.ssem.hk

 


 

18th Annual Scientific Meeting of Hong Kong College of Radiologists
30-31 October 2010, Hong Kong

18th Annual Scientific Meeting of Hong Kong College of Radiologists

Hong Kong College of Radiologists will organise the 18th Annual Scientific Meeting on 30-31 October 2010 (Saturday & Sunday) at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building.

Please click the following links for detailed information.

Please visit HKCR website for updated meeting programme and information: http://www.hkcr.org

 


 

Hong Kong College of PsychiatristsThe Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)

The Second Joint International Conference of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)
Theme : Brain, Behaviour and Mind 2010
Advancing Psychiatric Care in the East : Moving on - From Science to Service

The Second Joint International Conference of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists and The Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) invite you to join the The Second Joint International Conference of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) on 11-13 December 2010 at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.

Enquiry:
Tel: (852) 2871 8787
Fax: (852) 2871 8898
Email: bbm10@hkam.org.hk
Website: http://www.psychconference.org.hk

 


 

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.

 


 

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

 


 

HKMJ

Hong Kong Medical Journal June 2010 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 Human papillomavirus-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted cervical cancer vaccine: immunogenicity and safety in healthy Chinese women from Hong Kong 31 Jul 2010
Hong Kong Medical Journal The epidemiology and clinical manifestations of human immunodeficiency virus - associated tuberculosis in Hong Kong 31 Jul 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 (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 2010 (Clinical Microbiology and Infection) - Possible underlying mechanisms for successful emergence of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing genotype strains 31 Aug 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 July 2010 31 Jul 2010
Radiologists Quizzes from Journal of Hong Kong College of Radiologists 25 Jul 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)

Jul 2010

6 summer courses:

  • Climate change & health
  • Disaster & humanitarian crisis
  • Healthcare leadership
  • Health system & public health issues in China
  • Self-Management & career development for healthcare professionals
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine: Public health & policy perspectives

School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK

More Information

Enquiry:
Tel: 2252 8434 (Ms. Tammy Kan)
or 2252 8430 (Ms. Anita Lee)
E-mail: sphpc_courses@cuhk.edu.hk
Web-site: http://www.sphpc.cuhk.edu.hk/MPH/

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

10 Jul 2010

GB ONG LECTURE

Title: Prostate Cancer - A Disease of Our Time

Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong

Orator: Professor Freddie C Hamdy, Head of Nuffield Department of Surgery, Nuffield Professor of Surgery and Professor of Urology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Date & Time: Saturday, 10 July 2010, 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.

Venue: Underground Lecture Theatre, New Clinical Building, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Enquiry:
Tel: 2255 4885 / 2255 4886
E-mail: hksf@hku.hk
Web-site: http://www.hku.hk/surgery

10 Jul 2010

GEORGE CHOA DISTINGUISHED VISITING PROFESSORSHIP LECTURE

Title: Head & Neck Surgery: The Path We Have Treaded

Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong

Orator: Professor William I Wei, Li Shu Pui Professor of Surgery and Chair in Otorhinolaryngology, The University of Hong Kong

Date & Time: Saturday, 10 July 2010, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Venue: 5th Floor Lecture Theatre, Professorial Block, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Enquiry:
Tel: 2255 4885 / 2255 4886
E-mail: hksf@hku.hk
Web-site: http://www.hku.hk/surgery

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

Enquiry:
Tel: (852) 2607 6029 (Ms. Sarah Chia)
Fax: (852) 2667 5464
E-mail: pgmentalhealth@cuhk.edu.hk
Web-site: 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.

1-6 Sep 2010

CUHK Sleep 2010 - Comprehensive Workshop on Clinical Polysomnography and Update Course on Sleep Medicine

Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Poster

Enquiry:
Tel: 2636 7593
Web-site: http://www.pae.cuhk.edu.hk/SLEEP2010

11 Sep 2010

Health Research Symposium 2010: "Improving health and recognising excellence"

Food and Health Bureau

Abstract Form
Registration Form

Enquiry:
Tel: 2155 8557 / 2116 4348
E-mail: hrs2010@fhb.gov.hk
Web-site: http://www.fhb.gov.hk/grants

29-31 Oct 2010

6th Asia Pacific Congress in Maternal Fetal Medicine

Shanghai 1st Maternity and Infant Hospital of Tongji University
The Perinatal Society of Shanghai Medical Association
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Chinese Fetal Medicine Foundation, HK
The Fetal Medicine Foundation, UK

Enquiry:
Tel: 852-2632 1535
Fax: 852-2636 0008
E-mail: apcmfm@med.cuhk.edu.hk
Web-site: www.apcmfm.hk

24-26 Nov 2010

The 2nd Clinical Trial Magnifier Conference (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia)

Clinical Trials Centre (CTC), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China Clinical Research Centre (CRC), Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Clinical Trial Magnifier

Registration Form : www.ctmconference.com/2010
Leaflet: http://www.ctmconference.com/download/CTMConference2010.pdf
Enquiry: CTMConf@hku.hk