December 2011


Result of Election of Vice-President (Education & Examinations)

According to HKAM 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 has been conducted earlier within Council in accordance with procedures stipulated in the Regulations. Only one nomination was received by the nomination deadline. The only nominee, LAU Chak Sing, is elected ipso facto and his term of office will begin immediately following the AGM on 16 December 2011 and will end at the conclusion of the AGM in 2012. Council decided to announce the result before the AGM.

Result of 2011 Council Election

There are 5 vacancies for the term 2011-2013. According to HKAM Regulation 8(7)(a), not more than one member of any single College may be elected to the Council under the category of elected Council members. There were 7 candidates from 5 Colleges. Three of them are from the same College. Under such circumstance, CHOW Chun Bong, HUNG Se Fong, LAU Chor Chiu and LAW Chi Lim are elected ipso facto. An election has been earlier conducted for KWOK Po Yin Samuel, PANG Ka Hung Peter and William Ignace WEI, who are all from the same College (College of Surgeons of Hong Kong). A total of 1,620 returned envelopes were received by the Academy by 5 pm on 7 November 2011. The ballot papers were opened and counted by the Auditor on 8 November 2011. Of the 1,620 returned ballots, 21 were regarded as invalid votes because of unpaid subscription by voter, blank paper, and voting for more than one candidate etc. Council endorsed the following results at its meeting on 17 November 2011 and decided to announce the results before the AGM.

Nominee College Vote
KWOK Po Yin Samuel Surgeons 442
PANG Ka Hung Peter Surgeons 429
WEI William Ignace Otorhinolaryngologists; Surgeons 728

The following Fellows are therefore elected and their term of office will begin immediately following the AGM on 16 December 2011 and will end at the conclusion of the AGM in 2013.

CHOW Chun Bong
HUNG Se Fong
LAU Chor Chiu
LAW Chi Lim
WEI William Ignace



The Academy provides on-line election message service to candidates in the "Medical" subsector at a service fee. The messages will be displayed until 11 December 2011. To view the messages, please click the link below to go to the message page. Any views or opinions presented in the messages are those of the candidates and do not necessarily represent those of the Academy.

Election Message Page



AGM/David Todd Oration/Fellowship Conferment/Annual Dinner

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".

CME/CPD Accreditation:

College/Programme Point Category
Community Medicine
Dental Surgeons
Emergency Medicine
Family Physicians
Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
Orthopaedic Surgeons
Cat. B
Cat. 5.2
Cat. B
Cat. A
Cat. B



2011 Annual Report

Owing to an oversight, the membership of the Appeals Committee was omitted on pager 60 of the report:

Appeals Committee

Chairman: Prof. John Leong  
Panel: Dr. David Fang Dr. K.H. Lo
  Prof. P.C. Ho Dr. W.P. Mak
  Dr. S.P. Hui Prof. C.Y. Yeung
  Dr. Lawrence Lai Dr. Natalis Yuen
  Dr. Joseph Lee  

We would like to apologize to the Chairman and members of the Committee. The corrected electronic version of the Annual Report can now be viewed at the Academy website:


Academy Policy on Reduced Subscription Rates

Fellows are requested to note that reduced rates (retired, overseas) will be effective from the next subscription year after submission of an application. Eligible Fellows should therefore submit their applications before 31 December 2011 if they wish to enjoy the reduced rates in year 2012. For those who are aged over 65 as of 31 December 2011, reduced rates will be granted automatically, and they do not need to submit application. Details of the policy can be found in the Member's Area of the iCMECPD website (



Merry Christmas

The Academy wishes all Fellows a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The Academy Secretariat will be closed at 1:00pm on 22 December 2011 (Winter Solstice).

The Academy Lounge on 3/F will be closed at 3:00 pm on 24 December 2011 for private function.



Hong Kong College of Paediatricians


20th Anniversary Scientific Meeting cum HM Lui Memorial Fund 10th Anniversary Symposium, 10 December 2011

The HK College of Paediatricians will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary on 10 December 2011 (Saturday). There will be a whole-day Scientific Meeting cum HM Lui Memorial Fund 10th Anniversary Symposium. The College is very privileged to have eminent overseas speakers from the UK, Mainland, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and local speakers to talk on recent advances in paediatrics. For the scientific program, please refer to the link (

In the evening, following the Annual General Meeting will be the Fellows Conferment and New Members Admission Ceremony. The highlight of the 20th Anniversary Celebration falls on the Gala Dinner. Graced by officials and representatives from Sister Colleges and various statutory bodies, this promises to be a truly joyous occasion that the College community will cherish for the years to come.



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



Department of Health

Announcements of Drug Office, Drug Registration and Import / Export Control Division

Please note the following announcements of the Drug Office of Department of Health:



The AOGIN 2012 will be held at University of Hong Kong on 13-15 July 2012. Theme of the conference is "Combat against Cervical Cancer - Challenges in Asia Oceania". The Academy is one of the supporting organizations. For more details, please visit the conference website at:



Illegal supply of prescription western medicine by Chinese Medicine Practitioner

The Centre for Health Protection would like to draw Fellows' attention to an incident of illegal supply of an undeclared steroid, dexamethasone, by a registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Please click on the link below for details.




Hong Kong Medical Journal October 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
Paediatricians Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 16 No.4 Oct 2011 15 Jan 2012
Otorhinolaryngologists Salvage Surgery for Neck Residue or Recurrence of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A 10-Year Experience 31 Jul 2012
Pathologists The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-Study 2011 (Immunology) - Autoimmunity in primary immune deficiencies: taking lessons from our patients 31 Dec 2011
Radiologists Quizzes from Hong Kong Journal of Radiology (HKJR) 15 Jan 2012
Radiologists HKCR Case of Dec 2011 31 Dec 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)

9 Dec 2011

(Extended Registration deadline: December 3, 2011)


Frontiers in Biomedical Research, HKU 2011

(10th Faculty Research Symposium)

LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Time: 8:45 am - 5:50 pm

Venue: Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre, William MW Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong


Symposium Secretariat
Tel: (852) 2819 9333;
Fax: (852) 2818 4913;

12 Dec 2011



The 3rd Hong Kong Public Health Forum

Theme: A Growing Alcohol Epidemic: Uncontrolled and Uncontrollable?

School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue: Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre, William MW Mong Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Ms Karen Lau (+852 2819 9928)
Ms Serine Au (+852 2819 9138)
5/F, William MW Mong Block Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Fax: +852 2855 9528

19-21 Dec 2011



3rd International Endolaparoscopic Surgery Symposium

Minimal Access Surgery Training Centre, Hong Kong Society for Coloproctology and Hong Kong Society of Minimal Access Surgery


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 7123
Fax: (852) 2505 7101

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


12-24 Mar 2012

The 19th Infection Control Course for Health Care Professionals 2012 with the WHO Curriculum for Worldwide Practice

The Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control, Hospital Authority World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Infection Control, Infectious Disease Centre of Hospital Authority and the Squina International Centre for Infection Control of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

On-line registration

Ms. Candy Mak
Tel: (852) 3400 3984