November 2010

 

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

If you have not yet registered for the Tripartite Congress, it is still not too late to do it now!

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 NOW!

Congress website: www.tripartitecongress.org

First AMM-AMS-HKAM Tripartite Congress

 


 

The Second Joint International Conference of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)

Healthcare Forum - organized by Hospital Authority and Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

The Academy and Hospital Authority will co-organise a health forum on 19 November 2010 (Friday) at the Academy Building. Speakers will include senior officials from Ministry of Health and Food & Health Bureau. To register for this forum, please complete and return the registration form to the Academy by 15 November 2010. Please note that the forum will be conducted in Putonghua.

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

An Annual Dinner will be held later that evening. Please find details in the programme below and download the registration form to reserve seats for the Annual Dinner.

Fellows will receive the Academy's Annual Report and AGM notice shortly.

 


 

HKAM/HKCA Sedation Training Course

Hong Kong Acadey of Medicine
Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists

Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists are jointly organising a Sedation Training Course.

Date
11 December 2010 (Saturday)

Venue
D4, Operation Theatre, 4/F, Block D
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon

Fee: HK$2,000

 

Registration is limited to 24. Some preferences would be given for Fellows in private practice. Course would be cancelled if the enrolment is lower than 16. Please click here for more details.

Interested Fellows please complete the enrolment form and return it with the cheque to the Academy.

Registration Enquiry: Ms Lorraine Shiu Tel: 2871 8888; Email: lorraine@hkam.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.

 


 

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.

 


 

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

 


 

HKMJ

Hong Kong Medical Journal October 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 Primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST elevation myocardial infarction: performance with focus on timeliness of treatment 30 Nov 2010
Hong Kong Medical Journal Ten-year review of epidemiology, clinical features, and treatment outcome of achalasia in a regional hospital in Hong Kong 30 Nov 2010
Otorhinolaryngologists Squamous Cell Carcinoma In Situ at Oropharyngeal and Hypopharyngeal Mucosal Sites 31 Dec 2010
Paediatricians Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 15 No.4 Oct 2010 15 Jan 2011
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 Quizzes from Journal of Hong Kong College of Radiologists 6 Dec 2010
Radiologists HKCR Case of November 2010 30 Nov 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)

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

5 Nov 2010

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital - Guest Lecture on "Aggressive vs. Conservative Phototherapy for Infants with Extremely Low Birth Weight"

Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital

Teleconference Poster

5 Nov 2010

Food Safety - an elusive target or a case of consumer misconception?

School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

Time: 5:00 pm

Venue: HKU Library Extension Room 3

11 Nov 2010

Hong Kong Society of Community Medicine (HKSCM) Academic Meeting

The Hong Kong Society of Community Medicine (HKSCM)

Poster

Map of Duke of Windor Social Service Bldg

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

19 Feb - 11 Jun 2011

Certificate Courses in Mental Health (Part-time)

  • Basic Psychotherapy
  • Severe Mental Illness and Risk Assessment
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Old Age Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry, CUHK

Pamphlet / application form

Website: www.psychiatry.cuhk.edu.hk
Contact person: Ms. Sarah Chia
Tel: 2607 6029
Email: pgmentalhealth@cuhk.edu.hk