April 2011


Extraordinary General Meeting - 16 June 2011

Council has decided to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 16 June 2011 (Thurs) to admit new Fellows. The EGM will be held at 7:30 pm at the Council Chamber, 10/F HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. All Fellows are welcome to attend.



Press Briefing about Health Effects of Nuclear Radiation

In response to the public's growing concerns over the spread of radioactive particles from Japan to Hong Kong, the Academy organised a press briefing on 18 March 2011, with the aim of giving out correct information and more positive message through the media to ease unnecessary anxiety in the community. Representatives from around 35 media groups attended the briefing at the Academy Building that day.

During the one-hour briefing, the Academy President, along with Dr. Yu-fai CHOI from the College of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Kai-man YU from the College of O & G, Dr. Ivan Wing-chit MAK from the College of Psychiatrists, and Dr. Chun-key LAW from the College of Radiologists, presented facts and data related to radiation contamination, the potential health risks to people especially pregnant women and children, the signs and symptoms of sickness, the efficient method of clearing possible radioactive dust from the skin and clothing, the proper use and effectiveness of potassium iodine, the mass panic caused by the spread of rumours and distorted reasoning, as well as some ways to deal with mood distress arising from the incident.



An Introduction to Using Your Medical Experience in the Legal and Dispute Arena

The seminar, jointly organized by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and the Academy of Experts (UK), was held on 24 March and well attended by Fellows. Mr. Michael Cohen, Chairman Emeritus of the Academy of Experts, together with Miss Nicola Cohen and Mr. Steve Hannaford, clarified at the seminar that the overriding and paramount duty of an expert witness is to the court. They also gave some important hints on what an expert witness should and should not do when in court and writing reports.



Hong Kong Acadey of Medicine

MPS Hong Kong

MPS-HKAM Award for Patient Safety

Nature of the Award
The MPS-HKAM Award for Patient Safety is jointly organized by the Medical Protection Society and the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM). The objective of the Award is to encourage medical professionals to promote on the subject of patient safety and risk reduction.

Who is Eligible for the Award?
Medical practitioners registered in Hong Kong, who submit papers on any of the following topics, are eligible for the Award:

  • Patient safety
  • Risk reduction
  • Quality and professional standards
  • Medical ethics

Presentation of the Award
The Award (a plaque and a cheque of HK$20,000) will be presented to the winning author. The Winner of the Award will be notified 2 weeks prior to the presentation ceremony.

Application will open from 1 June 2011 and close on 31 July 2011.
Please obtain details HERE.



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.



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 2011 award is 30 June 2011 (postmark). Interested trainee doctors can download the following documents (PDF and MS Word format) for reference and use.




The Academy regrets to inform Fellows that sadly, Prof. Wu Jieping passed away on 2 March 2011 in Beijing. Prof Wu, a famous urologist, was admitted an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 2001. He had held important positions in the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and various medical universities.



5th Congress of Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (ASCI 2011 HONG KONG), 17-19 June 2011

Hong Kong College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Cardiology will jointly organise the 5th Congress of Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (ASCI 2011 HONG KONG) on 17-19 June 2011 (Friday to Sunday) at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Please click the following links for detailed information.

Please visit ASCI 2011 website for updated meeting programme and information: http://www.asci2011.org



2011 IMH Conference, 2-3 September 2011

The Second IMH Conference jointly organised by the Institute of Mental Health of Castle Peak Hospital and the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists is going to be held on 2 - 3 September 2011. The Conference, with the theme of "From Science to Practice - Striving for Excellence in Mental Health Care" will be of interest to a wide-range of mental health professionals.

Website: http://www3.ha.org.hk/cph/imh/en/conference/index.html



The 7th Annual Conference of the Organisation for Oncology and Translational Research (OOTR), 13-14 May 2011

The 7th Annual Conference of the Organisation for Oncology and Translational Research (OOTR) will be held on the 13th and 14th of May 2011 at the Mira, Hong Kong. The theme of the conference is "Future in Oncology: What's in it for us?", and the main topics include:

  • Clinical Practice in Oncology
  • Challenges in Cancer Treatment
  • Assay and Application of Cancer Biomarkers
  • Translational Research - Biomarkers
  • Cancer Research in Asia

For more details, please visit the conference website at http://www.ootr.org/conference2011/



45th Singapore & Malaysia Congress of Medicine, 21-23 July 2011

The 4tgh SMCM will take place in Singapore on 21-23 July 2011. The theme of Congress is "Integration, Innovation and Holistic Care". For more details, please download the announcement or click to the Congress website.



Announcements of Pharmaceuticals Registration Section

Please note the following announcements of the Pharmaceuticals Registration Section of Department of Health:




Hong Kong Medical Journal February 2011 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 (Chemical Pathology) Quizzes 30 Apr 2011
Radiologists HKCR Case of April 2011 30 Apr 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/

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

19 Apr 2011

Medical Teleconference Programme - Topics in Neonatology

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital & Stanford University School of Medicine

Teleconference Poster

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.idkd.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

16 Jul 2011

Hong Kong Surgical Forum - Summer 2011

Theme: Endoscopy

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

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

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

25-30 Jul 2011

(Closing Date: 30 Jun 2011)

M Med/MCEM Preparatory Course

Academy of Medicine, Singapore

Mail to:
Ms Shanita Nadarajan (Secretariat)
C/o: Chapter of Emergency Physicians
Academy of Medicine, Singapore (AMS), 81 Kim Keat Road
#11-00, NKF Centre, Singapore 328836
Tel: (DID: 6593 7805); (Main: 6593 7800)
Fax: (6593 7860).

25-26 Aug 2011

Head And Neck Course 2011 - Common Intraoral Pathologies

Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong & Queen Mary Hospital, Hospital Authority

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

Registration & Enquiry:
Head and Neck Course Secretariat, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2255 4885 / (852) 2255 4886
Fax: (852) 2819 3416
E-mail: hnsrg@hku.hk

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.

Sep 2011

(Deadline of application: 31 May 2011)

Postgraduate Programmes 2011-12

School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK


Tel: 2252-8801
Website: http://www.sphpc.cuhk.edu.hk

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/

9-12 Nov 2011

5th Asian Epilepsy Surgery Congress cum Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society

Venue: Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

Tel: 2871 8896 / 2871 8841
Website: http://www.aesc.hk