October 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 as soon as possible!

Congress website: www.tripartitecongress.org

First AMM-AMS-HKAM Tripartite Congress

 


 

Academy Policy on Reduced Subscription Rates

Fellows are requested to note that reduced rates (retired, overseas) will be effective from the next subscription year after submission of an application. Eligible Fellows should therefore submit their applications before 31 December 2010 if they wish to enjoy the reduced rates in year 2011. For those who are aged over 65 as of 31 December 2010, reduced rates will be granted automatically, and they do not need to submit application. Details of the policy can be found in the Fellows Area of the Academy website.

 


 

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.

 


 

David Todd Oration/Annual General Meeting

This year's AGM and David Todd Oration will be held on 17 December 2010. The Academy is delighted to have Prof. Malik Peiris to speak on "Plagues past, present and future" at the Oration. Prof. Peiris is Chair Professor of Microbiology and Tam Wah-Ching Professor in Medical Science at The University of Hong Kong, and Scientific Director of HKU-Pasteur Research Centre.

 


 

Collaboration between HKAM and Department of Health
Treatment of Tobacco Dependence

Given the enormous impact of smoking on public health, Department of Health and the Academy have recently entered into collaboration to enhance the tobacco dependence treatment capacity of our specialists in order to meet the challenge. As a first step, an Expert Panel on Treatment of Tobacco Dependence has been formed, comprising representatives from Department of Health and individual Academy Colleges. To pledge support for the move, a charter-signing ceremony will be held on 13 November 2010. And there will be a lunch session on this topic, delivered by 3 renowned speakers from overseas, during the Tripartite Congress.

 


 

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.

 


 

ICRP Seminar on "Radiological Protection in Medicine"
2 October 2010, Hong Kong

Hong Kong College of Radiologists

The Hong Kong College of Radiologists will hold the ICRP Seminar on "Radiological Protection in Medicine" on 2 October 2010 at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building. For details please click on the following:

Invitation Letter
Programme

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

 


 

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

 


 

The College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong European Association for Osseointegration

2010 Joint Congress on Implant Dentistry

The College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong and the European Association for Osseointegration, represented by the Global Council for Osseointegration, will host the 2010 Joint Congress on Implant Dentistry from November 3 - 5, 2010 at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, Hong Kong, the first ever Dental Implant meeting in the Asian Pacific region.

Enquiry:
Website: http://events.swiretravel.com/jcoid

 


 

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 August 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
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 October 2010 31 Oct 2010
Radiologists Quizzes from Journal of Hong Kong College of Radiologists 6 Oct 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)

1-2 Oct 2010

12th Hong Kong Diabetes & Cardiovascular Risk Factors-East Meets West Symposium

Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity (HKIDO),
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong Foundation for Research and Development in Diabetes (HKFRDD),
Hong Kong Association for the Study of Obesity (HKASO),
Hong Kong Atherosclerosis Society (HKAS),
CMPMedica Pacific Limited (CMPMedica)

Poster

Enquiry:
CMPMedica Pacific Limited
9/F., CNT Tower, 338 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong SAR
Tel: (852) 2155 8557 / 2116 4348
Fax: (852) 2559 6910
E-mail: info@eastmeetswest.org.hk
Website: www.eastmeetswest.org.hk

5 Oct 2010

Medical Teleconference Programme

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital & Stanford University School of Medicine

Poster

14 Oct 2010

Hong Kong Society of Community Medicine (HKSCM) Academic Meeting

Hong Kong Society of Community Medicine

Poster

Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, G/F, Centre for Health Protection, 147C Argyle Street

15 Oct 2010

Distinguished Lecture on Surgery in the 21st Century: Chopsticks, Chips and Prometheus

Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong

Enquiry:
E-mail: surgery@hku.hk
Website: http://www.hku.hk/surgery/

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.

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

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

22-23 Nov 2010

Annual Scientific Meeting of the Institut Pasteur Network

HKU-Pasteur Research Centre

Enquiry:
Website: www.pasteur-network-meeting.org/ (for more information on Registration and Guidelines for Abstract Submission)

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 : http://www.clinicaltrialmagnifier.com/register.aspx
Brochure: http://www.ctmconference.com/pdf/CTMConference2010.pdf
Enquiry: CTMConf@hku.hk

3 Dec 2010

(Registration Deadline: 15 Nov 2010)

Frontiers in Biomedical Research, HKU 2010

LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Time: 8:45 am - 6:00 pm

Venue: Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre, William MW Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong

Programme: http://www.med.hku.hk/fbr2010

Online Registration: http://www.med.hku.hk/fbr2010
Enquiries:
Tel: (852) 2819 9333
Fax: (852) 2818 4913
E-mail: fbmr@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 / 852-2871 8897
Fax: 852-2871 8898
E-mail: hkiac2011@hkam.org.hk
Web-site: https://www.hkamonline.hk/conf/index.php/hkia/hkia11

22 Jan 2011

Hong Kong Surgical Forum - Winter 2011

Theme: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital & Hong Kong Chapter of American College of Surgeons

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