February 2011


Hong Kong Acadey of Medicine
MPS Hong Kong

Avoiding headaches and heartaches in Clinical Research

The Academy and Medical Protection Society (MPS) jointly organize this seminar (formerly named "Clinical Research - Ethics and Law") on 28 February. It is free of charge. Interested Fellows please download and submit the registration form to the Academy by 21 February 2011.

Date and Time
28 February 2011 (Monday) 18:30 - 20:30

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
Prof. Raymond Liang, President, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
Are safeguards adequate in clinical research?
Dr. Ming-Keng Teoh, Head of Medical Services - Asia Medical Protection Society
Clinical trials and the laws in Hong Kong
Mr. Chris Howse, Partner, Richards Butler
The challenges facing clinical research Hong Kong
Professor Stephen Cheng
Serena H.C. Yang Professor of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong


CME/CPD Accreditation (as of 17 Feb 2011)

Anaesthesiologists - 2 point (active)
Community Medicine - 2 point (passive)
Dental Surgeons - 2 point (Cat. C)
Emergency Medicine - 2 point
Family Physicians - 2 points (Cat.5.2)
Obstetricians & Gynaecologists - 2 point (non-O&G)
Ophthalmologists - 1 point (passive)
Orthopaedic Surgeons - 2 point (Cat. B)
Otorhinolaryngologists - 1 point (Cat. 2.2)
Paediatricians - 2 point (Cat. A)
Pathologists - 2 point (PP)
Physicians - 0.5 point (passive)
Psychiatrists - 2 point (PP/OP)
Radiologists - 2 point (Cat. B)
Surgeons - 2 point (passive)
MCHK CME - 2 point (passive)



Gong Xi Fa Cai

The Academy Lounge and the Dining Room will be closed on 3-13 February 2011 for the Chinese New Year and stock-taking. Services will be resumed on 14 February 2011. The Academy Secretariat will be closed at 1 pm on 2 February 2011 (Chinese New Year Eve). The Academy wishes all Fellows a prosperous year in the Year of the Rabbit!

Fellows are welcome to use the Academy's banqueting services for their reunion and spring lunch/dinners. Please contact the Conference Department at 2871 8787 for booking and enquiry.



David Todd Oration 2010

The David Todd Oration 2010, entitled Plagues past, present and future delivered by Prof. Malik Peiris has been uploaded to the iCMECPD website. Interested Fellows can log into the iCMECPD to view. After you have logged in, please click into "Hong Kong Academy of Medicine" then "CME without quiz".



2011 Annual Subscriptions

Demand notes for the 2011 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. Fellows aged over 70, or have reached 70 before the beginning of the next subscription year, do not need to pay any subscription and will not receive a debit note. For Fellows who have authorized payment via bank transfer, payments will be deducted from their bank accounts automatically.



Department of Health

Invitation for Enrolment in the Primary Care Directory

On 31 December 2010, the Department of Health issued a letter inviting all registered doctors and dentists practising in Hong Kong to enrol in the Primary Care Directory, which will facilitate the public to find their own family doctors and dentists starting March 2011. Please click on the link below to view the invitation letter.



Hong Kong Medical Journal December 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
Paediatricians Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 16 No.1 Jan 2011 15 Apr 2011
Pathologists The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-Study 2010 (Haematology) Quiz 31 Mar 2011
Pathologists The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-Study 2010 (Chemical Pathology) Quizzes 30 Apr 2011
Radiologists Quizzes from Journal of Hong Kong College of Radiologists 28 Feb 2011
Radiologists HKCR Case of February 2011 28 Feb 2011

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)
Sep 2010 - Jul 2011


Short courses in School of Public Health and Primary Care

School of Public Health and Primary Care
Faculty of Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Website: http://www.sph.cuhk.edu.hk/cms/content/view/53/49/lang,en/

8 Feb 2011

Medical Teleconference Programme - Topics in Neonatology

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital & Stanford University School of Medicine

Teleconference Poster

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

24-26 Feb 2011

International Colorectal Disease Symposium 2011

Minimal Access Surgery Training Centre & Hong Kong Society for Coloproctology


Venue: HKEC Training Centre for Healthcare Management and Clinical Technology

Location: Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, 3 Lok Man Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2595 6362
Fax: (852) 2505 7101
Email: info@icds-hk.org Conference
Website: www.icds-hk.org

2-3 Mar 2011

10th Anniversary Symposium on "Women's Health through the Life Cycle: the Asia Perspectives"

Centre of Research and Promotion of Women's Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Venue: Shaw Auditorium, 1/F, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Prince of Wales Hospital

Tel: 2252 8883 / 2252 8743
Website: www.cuhk.edu.hk/crpwh/symposium2011

7-10 May 2011

1st IDKD Intensive Course in Hong Kong 2011 "Brain, Head and Neck, Spine Imaging"

IDKD, Zurich and Local Board of IDKD, Hong Kong

Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong SAR

Contact / Registration:
Swire Travel Limited
6/F, Cambridge House, Taikoo Place, 279 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 31518819
Fax: (852) 3154 6324
E-mail: idkd-hk2011@swiretravel.com
Website: http://www.acs2011.org

12-14 May 2011

18th Asian Congress of Surgery & 37th Philippine College of Surgeons Mid-year Convention

Asian Surgical Association and the Philippine College of Surgeons (co-organised by HKU)

Venue: Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines

Congress Secretariat
3rd Floor, PCS Bldg., 992 EDSA, Quezon City, Philippines
Tel: (632) 9274973-74; (632) 9281083; (632) 9292359
Fax: (632) 9292297
E-mail: secretariat@acs2011.org
Website: http://www.acs2011.org or http://asiansurgassoc.org/14.htm

15-18 May 2011

SCT 32nd Annual Meeting - 2011

The Society for Clinical Trials

Venue: Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Tel: +1 604 683 1234
Tel: +1 604 689 3707
Website: http://www.sctweb.org/meeting.cfm

Sep 2011

(Deadline of application: 30 Apr 2011)

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Mental Health Details

The psychiatry department, CUHK


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

14-17 Sep 2011

The 28th International Conference of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)

Theme: Patient Safety: Sustaining the Global Momentum

International Society for Quality in Health Care

Tel: 3107 2124 (Ms. Jennifer LAM)
Website: http://www.isquaconference.org/