July 2011

 

Election of Council Members

The term of office of the 5 elected Council member will expire at the conclusion of this year's annual general meeting. Election process will start in July, and results will be announced at the AGM to be held in December 2011. Fellows will receive the nomination form shortly. Completed nomination form must reach the Academy office before 5 p.m. on 12 September 2011.

Election of Vice-President (Education & Examinations)

According to Regulation 9(4): No Fellow shall serve more than 12 years on the Council during his lifetime. The current Vice-President (Education & Examinations) will step down from office at the end of this year’s AGM after having served the Council in different capacity over the past 12 years. An election of a successor for the remaining term of one year will be conducted soon within Council in accordance with procedures stipulated in the Regulations. The result will also be announced at the AGM in December.

 


 

Admission of Fellows

A total of 91 new Fellows were admitted at the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) held on 16 June 2011.

 


 

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.

 


 

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Noting that the escalating premiums of professional liability insurance may have become a burden to some Fellows, the Academy has been looking for ways to ease the situation. In 2009, a survey was conducted among Fellows regarding the feasibility of establishing alternative schemes to cater for different needs and choices. Fellows were subsequently informed that alternative schemes would be available in the market for their consideration. The Academy did make the following points very clear at the time:

  1. the Academy was only helping Fellows to find opportunities for alternative insurance solutions;
  2. the Academy had neither been in partnership with, nor entered into any commercial dealings with the insurance companies; and
  3. the Academy had not endorsed any new schemes to be launched.
  4. the decision of any Fellow to join any new scheme is entirely personal. Fellows should make all necessary assessments, consider seeking all necessary advice, and exercise their own judgment according to their own circumstances. The Academy shall not be responsible for any matters in relation to any new scheme or product or service offered to or joined/used by Fellows.

To help Fellows know better the features of different medical professional liability protection schemes available in Hong Kong, the Academy has invited Blue Cross (Asia-Pacific) Insurance Limited, Lockton Companies (Hong Kong) Limited, and the Medical Protection Society to introduce their schemes. Please click below to read their articles.

 


 

Hong Kong Acadey of Medicine

MPS Hong Kong

Collaboration on Reciprocal Facilities between the Academy and Royal Society of Medicine

The Academy and RSM signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) since 2007 for reciprocal use of facilities by Fellows and members of the two organisations. Under this MOU, RSM will allow HKAM Fellows to use the accommodation facilities (Chandos House http://www.chandoshouse.co.uk/ only), restaurants, bars and lounges of the RSM when they travel to London . The services will be provided to HKAM Fellows on pay-on-use basis by the user. Fellows who wish to use the facilities of RSM can contact the Academy's Manager (External Affairs) on elsa@hkam.org.hk. The Academy will provide a letter of introduction for authentication of Fellowship status at reservation for facilities.

RSM would also like to extend its membership to the Academy Fellows. With support from the Academy, the RSM President Professor Parveen Kumar is now providing a special joining offer for the Academy Fellows. HKAM Fellows will not have to pay a joining fee (only the annual membership subscription). Fellows who are interested in being members of RSM please check out more details here www.rsmmembership.org and use code (HKAM11) or send your enquiry mentioning you are a Fellow of the HKAM to membership@rsm.ac.uk.

 


 

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 now extended to 31 July 2011 (postmark). Interested trainee doctors can download the following documents (PDF and MS Word format) for reference and use.

 


 

Free WiFi at the Academy Building

Free wireless internet access is now available at most areas from the G/F to the 2/F, besides the 3/F Lounge and Library at the Academy Building. Fellows and visitors may now connect to the Internet via their laptops and mobile phones equipped with a WiFi connection link at all times without registration.

 


 

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

The 45th 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.

 


 



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.

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

 


 



Symposium on Emergency Medicine, 23-24 September 2011

The Scientific Symposium on Emergency Medicine organised by Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine, supported by Hong Kong Society for Emergency Medicine and Surgery, Hong Kong Emergency Nurses Association and Hong Kong College of Emergency Nursing is going to be held on 23-24 September 2011 at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. The theme of the conference is "CAB for Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine: Consensus, Advances and Beliefs". For more details, please visit www.ssem.hk.

 


 

The Fifth Congress of the Asian Society Against Dementia- Action, Strategies and Developments, 5-6 November 2011

The Fifth Congress of the Asian Society Against Dementia, jointly organised by Asian Society Against Dementia, The Chinese Dementia Research Association and The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists, is going to be held on 5-6 November 2011 at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. For more details, please visit http://asad2011.org.hk/.

 


 



 

Hong Kong College of Community Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting and Fellowship Conferment Ceremony, 27 Nov 2011

Annual Scientific Meeting
Theme: Global Public Health Challenges
Date: 27 November 2011 (Sunday)
Time: 9 am - 4pm Venue : Pao Yue Kong Auditorium, G/F., HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen

Keynote speakers:
Prof Lindsey Davies, President, UK Faculty of Public Health, UK
Prof Chen Junshi, Senior Research Professor, National Institute for Nutrition and Food Safety, PRC
Mr KM Cheng, Senior Physicist- in- charge, Radiation Health Unit, Department of Health, HKSAR

For program and registration please visit :
http://www.hkccm.org.hk/Conferences-HKCCM.php

Fellowship Conferment Ceremony
Date : 27 November 2011 (Sunday)
Time : 5pm - 6:30 pm
Venue : Run Run Shaw Hall, 1/F., HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen

For program please visit : http://www.hkccm.org.hk/HKCCM/doc/conferences/fcc_27_nov_2011.pdf


 

Announcements of Pharmaceuticals Registration Section

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

 


 

Reference Frameworks for Diabetes Care and Hypertension Care for Adults in Primary Care Settings

Two locally developed reference frameworks for the care of patients with chronic diseases, one on diabetes and the other on hypertension, are available to healthcare professionals practising in primary care settings in Hong Kong. The reference frameworks, developed by the Task Force on Conceptual Model and Preventive Protocols of the Working Group on Primary Care and the Food and Health Bureau, consist of a Core Document and a series of Modules. They cover useful information on primary prevention, early identification of diseases, treatment and care, management of complications, as well as patient education and empowerment. The reference frameworks and their corresponding abridged versions for patients are now available at the websites of the Food and Health Bureau and the Primary Care Office of the Department of Health at:

Primary Care Office
Department of Health

 


 

HKMJ

Hong Kong Medical Journal June 2011 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 Implications of using World Health Organization growth reference (2007) for identifying growth problems in Hong Kong children aged 6 to 18 years 31 Jul 2011
Hong Kong Medical Journal A synopsis of current haemophilia care in Hong Kong 31 Jul 2011
Paediatricians Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 16 No.2 Apr 2011 15 Jul 2011
Pathologists The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-Study 2011 (Anatomical Pathology) - IgG4-related sclerosing disease 31 Aug 2011
Radiologists HKCR Case of Jul 2011 31 Jul 2011

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)
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

Details

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

End of May - Aug 2011

Summer courses commence in School of Public Health and Primary Care

Faculty of medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Course Description & Application Form

Contact:
Tel: 2252 8434 (Ms. Tammy Kan)

8-11 Jul 2011

3rd Asia Pacific Region Conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

The Hong Kong Tuberculosis, Chest and Heart Diseases Association

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Old Wing), 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Contact:
Conference Secretariat
Address: 266 Queen's Road East Wan Chai Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2572 3466
Fax: (852) 2834 0711
E-mail: antitb@ha.org.hk
Web-site: www.2011apr-unionc.org.hk

9 Jul - 14 Aug 2011

Innovations in Radiology - An integration of art, science & technology

Dr. Kai-hung Fung, Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Hong Kong College of Radiologists, Vascular & Interventional Radiology Foundation

Venue: Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences

Details

Web-site: http://www.hkmms.org.hk/

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) 2819 9691 / (852) 2819 9692
Fax: (852) 2818 9249
E-mail: hksf@hku.hk
Web-site: http://www3.hku.hk/surgery/forum.php

16 Jul 2011

G.B. ONG Lecture

Topic: Innovation, Technology, and the Future of Surgery

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

Orator: Hubertus Feussner, Professor of Surgery & Senior Consultant Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

Time: 12:10-13:10

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

Registration & Enquiry:
Forum Secretary, Hong Kong Surgical Forum
Tel: (852) 2819 9691 / (852) 2819 9692
Fax: (852) 2818 9249
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).
Web-site:
http://www.ams.edu.sg/chapter/education.aspx?id=7

18-21 Aug 2011

The 8th HK International Orthopaedic Forum: Transcending the Past - Creating the Future

Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, the University of Hong Kong

Venue: HK Academy of Medicine

Web-site: www.hku.hk/ortho/forum2011

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
Web-site: http://www3.hku.hk/surgery/headneck2011.php

Sep 2011

(Deadline of application: 31 May 2011)

Postgraduate Programmes 2011-12

School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK

Poster

Contact:
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

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

17 Sep 2011

15th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Medicine (ICSM)

Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Contact:
Postal address: The Honorary Secretary, ICSM, c/o Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2819 9160;
Fax: (852) 2817 0859;
E-mail: icsm@hku.hk
Website: http://www.icsm-hk.org/

22-24 Sep 2011

ICRE Program

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Website: http://rcpsc.medical.org/icre/program.php

3-4 Nov 2011

Asian Intensive Care: Collaboration Conference

The Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care of the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Website: http://www.aic.cuhk.edu.hk/web8/Conference2011.htm

9-12 Nov 2011

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

Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society

Venue: Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

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

24-27 Nov 2011

8th Echo Hong Kong

Theme: Live & Acute Cardiac Imaging

Ruttonjee Hospital

Contact:
Tel: 2294 4468
Website: http://www.echohongkong.com/

10-12 Dec 2011

23rd Hong Kong Ophthalmological Symposium

Annual Scientific Meeting 2011

The College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Contact:
Tel: 2761 9128
Website: http://www.hkos.org.hk/asm.shtml