September 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.



David Todd Oration

This year's David Todd Oration will be held on 16 December 2011, in conjunction with the Fellowship Conferment ceremony and AGM. The Academy is honoured to have Prof. Dennis Lo, FRS, Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine & Professor of Chemical Pathology of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, to be speaker. His oration topic is "Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis: from dream to reality".



Golf Tournament

The HKAM Golf Tournament 2011 has been scheduled for 30 November 2011 (Wednesday). The tournament will be held at The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course - East Course. Please click the link below for event and registration details.



45th Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine

The Academy President, Vice President and president/representatives of 10 Colleges attended the 45th SMCM in Singapore during 21-23 July 2011. The delegation also attended the joint Council meeting of academies of Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. When in Singapore, the delegation also met with Dr York Chow, Secretary for Food & Health, who was invited to deliver an oration at the Congress. The delegation had some discussion with the SFH on matters relating to specialist training, medical manpower and services standard.

HKAM delegation at the 45th SMCM
HKAM delegation with Dr York Chow, Secretary for Food & Health



Treatment (Management) of Tobacco Dependence

A 2-day workshop entitled "Physician Training Workshop on Tobacco Dependence Treatment - Hong Kong", co-organised by Department of Health and the Academy, was held on 30-31 July 2011 at the Centre for Health Protection. Professor Richard Hurt from Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center was the speaker for this workshop which covers various topics - Tobacco Dependence as a Chronic Disease and Tobacco-Caused Diseases; Secondhand Smoke, Thirdhand Smoke and Smokeless Tobacco; Neurobiology of Tobacco Dependence; Nicotine Pharmacotherapy in Primary Care and Hospital Settings; Non-Nicotine Pharmacotherapy; An Overview Demonstration of Motivational Interviewing plus Video; Special Populations: Adolescents, Pregnancy, Mental Illness & Substance Abuse; Evidence Based and Non-Evidence Based Treatment. All 15 Colleges have sent their representatives to attend this workshop to show their support.

Dr Raymond Ho, Dr Donald Li and Prof. Richard Hurt Prof. Hurt, Dr Li and participants of the seminar

Dr. Donald Li, Vice President of Academy and Chairman of Expert Panel on Treatment (Management) of Tobacco Dependence, attended the press briefing on smoking pattern survey and introduced to the media the role of the Academy on management of tobacco dependence.

Dr Donald Li speaking at the press briefing Speakers at the press briefing



Expert Witness Training Course

The Academy of Experts (AoE) will run several Expert Witness Training Courses in Hong Kong in November. The HKAM Council has agreed to be supporting organization for this course. Interested Fellows can download the Course Information and Registration Form here.

All registration should be sent directly to the organiser at fax: 3010 1269 (HK number). For enquiry, please email directly to the Academy of Experts at




Under CEPA Supplement VII, statutory healthcare professionals who are registered to practise in Hong Kong are allowed to provide short-term services in the Mainland. The maximum duration of the licence for short-term practice is 3 years. On expiry, the licence for short term practice is renewable upon a new application. Hong Kong permanent residents who are legally eligible to practise western medicine, dentistry and Chinese medicine in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region are not required to sit the Mainland's qualification examination for the purpose of short term practice in the Mainland. Please check for more details at links below:



Hong Kong Acadey of Medicine

The Royal Society of Medicine

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 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 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 and use code (HKAM11) or send your enquiry mentioning you are a Fellow of the HKAM to



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.




World Suicide Prevention Day 2011, 10 September 2011

Theme: Preventing Suicide in Multicultural Societies

For more details, please visit



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:



The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong

Annual Scientific Meeting, 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
Website: Please click for more details.

To enquire, please contact Mr Vincent Kwok at 2871-8793 or by email at


Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine

Scientific 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



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:



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



Family Medicine and Primary Care Symposium: "Enhancing Quality Primary Care through Research and Evidence in Hong Kong", 26-27 November 2011

The Family Medicine and Primary Care Symposium: "Enhancing Quality Primary Care through Research and Evidence in Hong Kong" will be held on 26-27 November 2011. It is organised by HKU's Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care (FMPC), with Hong Kong College of Family Physicians as one of the collaborating organizations. For registration, please visit: For enquiry, please contact Ms. Agnes Pau (E-mail:; Tel.: 2553 4514)



Hong Kong College of Community Medicine


Hong Kong College of Community Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting and Fellowship Conferment Ceremony, 27 November 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 :

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 :



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

Tel: 2761 9128



Academy office to close earlier at Mid-Autumn Festival

Please note that the HKAM Secretariat will be closed at 3:00 p.m. on 12 September 2011. (Facilities at the Academy building will remain open as usual.) We apologize for any inconvenience caused and wish all Fellows a happy Mid-Autumn Festival.



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

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 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:




Hong Kong Medical Journal August 2011 issue is now available on the Journal's website <>. 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
Hong Kong Medical Journal A synopsis of current care of thalassaemia major patients in Hong Kong 30 Sep 2011
Hong Kong Medical Journal Urinary symptoms and impaired quality of life in female ketamine users: persistence after cessation of use 30 Sep 2011
Paediatricians Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 16 No.3 Jul 2011 15 Oct 2011
Otorhinolaryngologists Salvage Surgery for Neck Residue or Recurrence of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A 10-Year Experience 31 Jul 2012
Radiologists Quizzes from Hong Kong Journal of Radiology (HKJR) 26 Sep 2011
Radiologists HKCR Case of Sep 2011 30 Sep 2011

Please visit the CMe-Learning of iCMECPD website ( for the latest CME/CPD materials.




Upcoming Conference(s) / Symposium(s)

Date Conference(s) / Symposium(s) Organiser(s)

10 Sep 2011

Amazing Vaccines Exhibition Opening Ceremony and Keynote Lecture by Dr Thomas Tsang

Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences Society and Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Opening Ceremony
Time: 3pm, 10-Sep-2011 (Saturday)
Officiated by Dr. York Y.N. Chow, Secretary for Food and Health

Keynote Lecture
Title: The Future of Vaccines
Speaker: Dr Thomas Tsang, Controller, Centre for Health Protection, HKSAR
Time: 4pm, 10-Sep-2011 (Saturday)


Enquiries: 2549 5123

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)

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

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;

20 Sep 2011

Medical Teleconference Programme - Topics in Neonatology

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital & Stanford University School of Medicine

Teleconference Poster

22-24 Sep 2011

ICRE Program

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada


22-24, 26 Sep 2011

Spasticity Management 2011

Hong Kong Geriatrics Society and Hong Kong Association of Rehabilitation Medicine

Ms. Angel Chan,
Tel: (852) 2636 7246
Fax: (852) 2635 1492

24 Sep 2011

Annual Scientific Meeting of HKSPGHN (2011): Lower Gastrointestinal Diseases Update - Constipation & Hirschsprung's disease

The Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Ms Karen Po
Tel: 2599-8851
Fax: 2599-8890

7-8 Oct 2011

Greater China eHealth Forum 2011: Tentative Program

China Hospital Information Management Association and eHealth Consortium

Swire Travel (Event Management Agency)
Tel: +852 3151 8900 / +852 3151 8822

28 Oct 2011

10th Distinguished Lecture on Romancing the Gallstone

Department of Surgery, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong



31 Oct 2011

Transesophageal Echocardiography Preceptorship

Department of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia, Queen Mary Hospital


Tel: (852) 2255 5878 / 2255 6636
Fax: (852) 2819 7636

3-4 Nov 2011

Asian Intensive Care: Collaboration Conference

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


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

Tel: 2871 8896 / 2871 8841

24-27 Nov 2011

8th Echo Hong Kong

Theme: Live & Acute Cardiac Imaging

Ruttonjee Hospital

Tel: 2294 4468

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


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



14 Jan 2012

Hong Kong Surgical Forum - Winter 2012

Theme: Vascular Surgery

Department of Surgery, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 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

11 Feb - 2 Jun 2012

(Application Date: 1 Sep - 31 Dec 2011)

4 Certificates Courses in Mental Health

The Department of Psychiatry, CUHK

Programme Pamphlet

Contact Information:
Correspondence Address: Department of Psychiatry, G/F, Multi-Centre, Tai Po Hospital, 9 Chuen On Road, New Territory, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 2607-6029 (Ms. Sarah Chia)
Fax: (852) 2667-5464

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