August 2011

 

Election of Council Members

The term of office of the 5 elected Council members will expire at the conclusion of this year's annual general meeting. An election process has started in July, and results will be announced at the AGM to be held in December 2011. Fellows should have received the nomination form earlier. Completed nomination form must reach the Academy office before 5 p.m. on 12 September 2011.

 


 

2011 Honours List

The Government announced this year's Honours List on 1 July 2011. A number of Academy Fellows are on the Honour List. Dr. Donald Li (the Academy Vice-President), Dr. Jimmy CH Wong, and Dr. Seto Wing-hong have been awarded Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS). Dr. Lee Kwing-hong (President of College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong), Dr. Chan Chok-wan (ex Council member), Dr. Mak Ki-yan, and Dr. John KC Chan have been awarded Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS). Dr. Ben YF Fong and Dr Cissy Yu have been awarded the Medal of Honour (MH). Congratulations to all the recipients!

 


 

Awards

Prof. Leung Nai-kong, past president of Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, was conferred Doctorate of the Academy honoris causa by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts on 24 June 2011 in recognition of his contribution of performing arts in Hong Kong and to the Academy. Congratulations to Prof. Leung.

 


 

Guest Visitors

Prof. Chen Zhu, Minister of Health PRC, recently visited the Academy and sought views from the Academy Council regarding development of specialist training and accreditation on the mainland. He has also invited Council members to pay a visit to the MOH to further discuss the issue.

A delegation from German Association of University Hospitals also paid a visit to the Academy earlier. The visitors were received by the President and Vice President. A short presentation about the specialist training system was presented to the delegation during the meeting.

 


 

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 External Affairs Officer 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.

 


 

The Hong Kong College of Pathologists

Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Topical Update

The College of Pathologists has released a new issue of Topical Update. Its title is Laboratory Role in Toxicology: From Diagnostic to Theranostic by Dr W. T. Poon. Interested Fellows please click the link below to view the document.

Topical Update

 


 

The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists

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

 


 

Hong Kong College of Radiologists

The First Symposium on Cancer Staging and Prognostication in China, 10 September 2011

With the aim to start disseminating information about TNM staging to different centers in China and promoting academic exchanges, the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society and the Hong Kong College of Radiologists will organize the captioned Symposium in Hong Kong on 10 September 2011.

Time: 8:45am - 5:30 pm
Venue: Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building

For program please visit: http://www.hkacs.org.hk/

 


 

The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong

Annual Scientific Meeting - 2nd Announcement and Abstract Submission, 17-18 September 2011

Time: 9:00 am - 5:30pm (17 Sept); 9:00am - 12:30pm (18 Sept)
Details: Chairman: Dr. HO Chiu-ming and Dr. Edward LAI Cheuck-seen
Admission: All Fellows / Members
Supplementary Documents:

Website: http://www.cshk.org/asm2011/index.html

Enquiries:
To enquire, please contact Mr Vincent Kwok at 2871-8793 or by email at asm2011@cshk.org

 


Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine

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.

 


 

4th Joint Scientific Meeting of The Royal College of Radiologists & Hong Kong College of Radiologists and 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of HKCR, 29-30 October 2011

The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists will jointly organise the 4th Joint Scientific Meeting of The Royal College of Radiologists & Hong Kong College of Radiologists and 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of HKCR on 29-30 October 2011 (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 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

 

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

 


 

College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong

23rd Annual Scientific Meeting
Hong Kong Ophthalmological Symposium 2011, 10-12 December 2011

The College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society will be holding the 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting Hong Kong Ophthalmological Symposium 2011 on 10 - 12 December 2011.

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

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

 


 

Facilities at the Academy

Academy Lounge

The Academy Lounge on 3/F is an ideal place for Fellows to sit back and relax with friends or associates over a glass of wine. It can also be turned into a gallery for exhibitions of paintings and photos. Fellows who are amateur photographer or painter can consider displaying their collection there over a period of time and share their work with visitors. For the health-conscious Fellows, there is a fitness centre with basic gym equipment and a sauna.

There is also a VIP room at the lounge that provides an exclusive environment for private gatherings. The Academy Lounge opens daily from 12:00noon - 9:00pm (Monday to Saturday) and 9:00am - 9:00pm (Sundays and Public Holidays). For information, please call 2871 8737.

 

Fellows' Garden

The Fellows' Garden on 3/F just outside the lounge is equipped with a BBQ counter that could cater around 20 guests. Fellows can host full-service BBQ parties for families and friends or arrange a less formal BBQ gathering for special guests to take a break during medical conferences. For booking information, please contact the Conference Department at 2871 8787, or confdept@hkam.org.hk



Guest Rooms

Are you thinking of providing accommodations for the College examiners, visiting lecturers, or conference speakers during their visit to Hong Kong? OR are you looking for a temporary ‘home’ while yours is going through refurbishment? On 5th floor of the Academy Building, there are 13 en-suite Guest Rooms available for bookings by Fellows. The clean and spacious rooms, with modern amenities and a personal touch, will ensure all guests a pleasant short or long stay at the Academy:

  • Guests can enjoy privacy in a tranquil atmosphere at our 24-hour-guarded building, and best of all, the stunning views of the mountains; 
  • Guests are entitled to use the library, lounge, gymnasium and sauna on 3rd floor;
  • Our Suites have a bedroom that can be closed off from the living room for more privacy, which are favourite choices for long stays;
  • Buffet breakfasts can be arranged for group booking;
  • Parking spaces are available to guests and visitors;
  • Meeting rooms of variable sizes are close by for large and small meetings.

Standard Room at HK$600 per room night or HK$12,000 per month. Suite at HK$900 per room night or HK$18,000 per month.

Call our Conference Department at 2871 8787 or e-mail to confdept@hkam.org.hk to enquire about details!

 


 

Department of Health

Announcements of Pharmaceuticals Registration Section

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

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
Paediatricians Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 16 No.3 Jul 2011 15 Oct 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 Quizzes from Journal of Hong Kong College of Radiologists 26 Sep 2011
Radiologists HKCR Case of Aug 2011 31 Aug 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)

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/

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

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

22-24, 26 Sep 2011

Spasticity Management 2011

Hong Kong Geriatrics Society and Hong Kong Association of Rehabilitation Medicine

Contact:
Ms. Angel Chan,
Tel: (852) 2636 7246
Fax: (852) 2635 1492
Email: ccc193@ha.org.hk

7-8 Oct 2011

Greater China eHealth Forum 2011: Tentative Program

China Hospital Information Management Association and eHealth Consortium

Contact:
Swire Travel (Event Management Agency)
Tel: +852 3151 8900 / +852 3151 8822
Email: ehealth2011@swiretravel.com
Website: http://www.ehealth.org.hk/forum2011

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/

25-26 Nov 2011

2011 Annual Scientific Meeting and Pre-conference Workshop

Hong Kong Association of Rehabilitation Medicine

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Hospital Authority Head Office and HK Polytechnic University

Contact:
Website: www.hkarm.org

26-27 Nov 2011

Closing date for application: 31 October 2011

Update on Diabetes Management (A Certificate Course for Clinicians)

KK Leung Diabetes Centre, Queen Mary Hospital and the Research Centre of Heart, Brain, Hormone and Healthy Aging, The University of Hong Kong

Time: 12:45 - 17:45 (Sat) / 08:45 - 15:30 (Sun)

Venue: Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre, William MW Mong Block, Faculty of Medicine Building (FMB), 21 Sassoon Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong

Flyer

Website: http://www.hku.hk/medicine/udm.htm

24-26 Feb 2012

International Congress of Cardiology 2012 (ICC)

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong(CUHK)

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center

Website: http://www.icc-hongkong.com/