August 2010

 

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

 


 

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.

 


 

List of Fellows who are interested in acting as expert witness

The Academy has been approached from time to time by the Police, Medical Council / Dental Council and legal firms for assistance in identifying Fellows to be expert witness. In this regard, the Academy plans to compile a list of Fellows who are interested in being expert witness, which will be made available to the Police, other government departments, Medical Council, Dental Council, and legal firms upon formal request.

The Academy would like to invite interested Fellows to be included in this list. It is also hoped that Fellows intending to be included in the list could attend relevant courses in order that they would know better how to conduct themselves fairly and professionally, and be more able to produce an impartial expert report of adequate quality.

Please complete and return the reply form to the Academy before 15 August 2010, if you are interested to be included in the list. Please note that the List will be updated regularly and the Academy will have discretion not to include a Fellow in the List.

 


 

2010 Honours List

The Government announced this year's Honours List on 1 July 2010. The Past President and Honorary Fellow of the Academy, Dr. CH Leong, has been awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal (GBM). Prof. Richard Yu, Past President of Hong Kong College of Physicians, and a Fellow, Dr Wilina Lim Wei-ling, have been awarded Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS). Dr. Lau Shun Tung, Benjamin has also been awarded the Medal of Honor (MH). Congratulations to all the recipients!

 


 

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

CME/CPD Accreditation:

College/Programme
Point
Category
AN
CM
DS
EM
FP
OG
OP
OS
OT
PD
PA
PH
PS
RA
SU
MCHK CME
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
2
2
Non-ana

Cat. C

Cat. 5.2
Non O&G
Passive
Cat. C
Cat. 2.2
Cat. A
Passive

OT IP
Cat. B
Passive
Passive

 

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

 


 

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. While maintenance work is still in progress in the forecourt, the carpark has already resumed service.

 


 

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.

 


 

New CMECPD Guidelines

A revised set of CMECPD Guidelines has been approved and will become effective from the next cycle. Major changes are in Section 6, in which Fellows are strongly advised to maintain a balanced CMECPD profile with a mix of different activities, including 5 points in a cycle from activities in category 6.11 (Quality Assurance, Audits and Activities for Improvement of Patient/Medical Care) in order to capture the full benefit of different types of CMECPD activities. Fellows can download the new guidelines from the following link.

 


 

Pathologists

Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Topical Update

The College of Pathologists has released a new issue of Topical Update. Its title is Molecular Autopsy of Unexplained Sudden Death by Dr. Poon, WM. Interested Fellows please click the link below to view the document.

Topical Update

 


 

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.

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.
  1. Final Announcement
  2. Registration Form

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

 


 

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:

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

CASE REPORT

 


 

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
Otorhinolaryngologists Squamous Cell Carcinoma In Situ at Oropharyngeal and Hypopharyngeal Mucosal Sites 31 Dec 2010
Paediatricians Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 15 No. 3 July 2010 30 Sep 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 August 2010 31 Aug 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)

4 & 11 Sep 2010

Advanced Certificate Course in Mental Health for Doctors

The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) of Castle Peak Hospital

Details:
Tel: 2456 7822
Web-site: "What's New" of IMH website (www.imh.org.hk)

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, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Abstract Form
Registration Form

Enquiry:
Tel: 2155 8557 / 2116 4348
E-mail: hrs2010@fhb.gov.hk
Web-site: http://www.fhb.gov.hk/grants/popup/20100623/popup.html

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

3-5 Nov 2010

17th Hong Kong International Cancer Congress

Theme: Advances in Technology and New Perspectives in Cancer

Centre for Cancer Research and Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medcine of the University of Hong Kong

Venue: Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.

Website: www.hkicc.org (for registration and abstract submission)
Email: hkicc10@hku.hk

Contact: Congress Secretariat, 17th HKICC, 2/F William MW Mong Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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

14-16 Jan 2011

Hong Kong International Acupuncture Conference

Hospital Authority
Hong Kong Association for Integration of Chinese-Western Medicine

Enquiry:
Tel: 852-2871 8787
Fax: 852-2871 8898
E-mail: hkiac2011@hkam.org.hk
Web-site: http://www.hkamonline.hk/conf