February 2012

 

2012 Annual Subscriptions

Demand notes for the 2012 subscriptions will be sent to Fellows shortly. 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.

 


 

David Todd Oration

Video of the 2011 David Todd Oration, entitled "Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis: from dream to reality" and delivered by Prof. Dennis Lo, FRS, Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine & Professor of Chemical Pathology of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, has now been uploaded to the iCMECPD (http://www.icmecpd.hk). Fellows who were unable to attend the oration can log in iCMECPD to view Prof Lo's presentation. 

 


 

Hong Kong College of Radiologists

Ho Hung Chiu Medical Education Foundation Lecture and Commissioned Training 2012

The Foundation Lecture and Commissioned Training, co-organized by the Hong Kong College of Radiologists and Ho Hung Chiu Education Foundation will be held on 16 & 18-19 February 2012 respectively. Please clink the links below for more details.

 


 

Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists

Advanced & Difficult Airway Management Workshops for doctors (ADAM-D)

The Institute of Clinical Simulation of the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists will organize Advanced & Difficult Airway Management Workshops for doctors (ADAM-D) at the North District Hospital on 31 Mar 2012, 30 Jun 2012, 29 Sep 2012 and 29 Dec 2012 respectively. The workshop aims at providing the participants with knowledge and skill in managing difficult airways. The target participants are emergency physicians, intensive care physicians, 1st year anaesthetic trainees, medical physicians, pediatricians, ENT surgeons & general surgeons who are responsible for the acute airway management of their patients. Interested colleagues can click on the following for more details, or contact the Manager, Ms Yvonne Chiu, at 26838307.

 


 

Pathologists

Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Topical Update

The College of Pathologists has released a new issue of Topical Update. Its title is Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia - the role of conventional and molecular cytogenetics by Dr. W. S. Wong and Dr. K. F. Wong. Interested Fellows please click the link below to view the document.

Topical Update

 


 

New features of the Primary Care Directory & Invitation to enrol in the Primary Care Directory

Primary Care Directory

The Primary Care Directory is a web-based directory containing personal and practice-based information of different primary care providers to help the public find their own primary care providers. The Directory is being developed in phases, starting with sub-directories of doctors and dentists, followed by sub-directories of other primary care providers.

Registered doctors and dentists with self-declared commitment to the provision of directly accessible, comprehensive, continuing, co-ordinated and person-centred primary care services are eligible for enrolment in the Directory.

The Directory was launched to the public in April 2011. The public can now access the Directory website to find family doctors or dentists that are suitable for them.

New features of the Directory starting from January 2012

A number of new features have been added to the Primary Care Directory this year as follows:

More information available to the public

  • Personal photo can now be uploaded and to be seen by the public in the profile of the doctors/dentists.
  • Opening hours of the clinic can now be listed in three different sessions. If the doctors/dentists are on leave during a specific period of time, they can also indicate if their clinic services are provided by other doctors/dentists.

Easier way of communication

  • Doctors/dentists can provide correspondence address to the Primary Care Office of the Department of Health, such that they may receive letters and promotional materials at home/ places other than their clinics.

More user-friendly application procedure

  • For new applicants, they can choose to provide basic information within a short time to finish their applications and upload soft copy of their Hong Kong Identity Card on-line. Upon successful application, they can then log in at their free time to provide more personal and practice-based information.

Invitation to enrol in the Directory

Doctors/dentists who have not yet enrolled in the Directory are cordially invited to enrol now. Simply visit the website at www.pcdirectory.gov.hk for on-line enrolment.

 


 

The Legal, Privacy and Security Framework for Electronic Health Record Sharing Public Consultation

The Food and Health Bureau has launched the Public Consultation on the Legal, Privacy and Security Framework for Electronic Health Record (her) Sharing, which will run from 12 December to 11 February 2012. The Framework aims to give legal protection to data privacy and system security prior to commissioning of the her Sharing System. Fellows can visit the her Office website (www.ehealth.gov.hk) for more information.

 


 

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:

 


 

HKMJ

Hong Kong Medical Journal December 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. 17 No.1 Jan 2012 15 Apr 2012
Pathologists

The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-Study 2012 (Clinical Microbiology & Infection) - Is Neisseria gonorrhoeae initiating a future era of untreatable gonorrhea?: Detailed characterization of the first strain with high-level resistance to ceftriaxone

30 Apr 2012
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) 23 Mar 2012
Radiologists HKCR Case of Feb 2012 29 Feb 2012

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

iCMECPD

 


 

Upcoming Conferences / Symposia / Courses

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

Jan - Jun 2012

Short Courses

The CUHK Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Details

Contact:
Tel: (852) 2252 8801 / 2252 8488
Fax: (852) 2145 7489
E-mail: sph_tpg@cuhk.edu.hk
Web site: www.sphpc.cuhk.edu.hk

7 Feb 2010

Medical Teleconference Programme

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital & Stanford University School of Medicine

Poster

11 Feb 2012

Hong Kong Child Safety Conference 2012

Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Poster

Contact:
Conference Secretariat (Ms. Florence Chan)
Tel: (852) 2255-4945 or
E-mail: hsiuchan@hku.hk

17-19 Feb, 23-25 Mar, 20-22 Apr 2012

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Student Course

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

Venue: Surgical Skills Centre, Department of Surgery, Laboratory Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Contact person (for information):
Course Administrator, Surgical Skills Centre, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2819 9691 / 2819 9692
Fax: (852) 2818 9249
E-mail: hkussc@hku.hk
Web site: http://www3.hku.hk/surgery/atls.php

24 Feb 2012

Advanced Study Institute on Esophageal Cancer Management

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

Venue: Mrs. Chen Yang Foo Oi Telemedicine Centre, 2/F., William W.M. Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Contact person (for information):
ASI Secretariat, Surgical Skills Centre, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2819 9691 / 2819 9692
Fax: (852) 2818 9249
E-mail: hkussc@hku.hk

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/

3-4 Mar 2012

7th International Symposium on Healthy Aging "Live Well Age Well"

Research Centre of Heart, Brain, Hormone & Healthy Aging, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Venue: The Ballroom, 3/F Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers, Tsimshatsui, HK

Leaflet

Contact person:
Symposium Secretariat
Research Centre of Heart, Brain, Hormone & Healthy Aging, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2819 9866 / 2809 5100
Fax: (852) 2816 5258
Email: hbha@hku.hk
Website: http://www.med.hku.hk/hbha/isha2012/

9-10 Mar 2012

Foregut Disorder Workshop

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

Venue: Cheung Kung Hai Lecture Theatre 1, G/F., William W.M. Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Contact person (for information):
Workshop Secretariat, Surgical Skills Centre, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2819 9691 / 2819 9692
Fax: (852) 2818 9249
E-mail: hkussc@hku.hk
Web site: www.foregutworkshop.org

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

Contact:
Ms. Candy Mak
Tel: (852) 3400 3984
E-mail: hscic@polyu.edu.hk

25-28 Apr 2012

LAA Hong Kong 2012 (Left Atrial Appendage Closure Workshop)

 

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics & Institute of Vascular Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, in collaboration with Mount Siani School of Medicine, New York and Semmelweis University, Medical Faculty, Asklepios Campus Hamburg

Pre-Conference Animal Workshop: 25-26 Apr 2012, Shanghai, China
Main Workshop: 27-28 Apr 2012, Hong Kong

Leaflet

Contact:
Congress Secretariat
Tel: 26476639
E-mail: cardiacsec@cuhk.edu.hk
Web site: http://www.icc-hongkong.com/laa/

2-3 Jun 2012

Advances in Medicine 2012

Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Level 1, New Wing, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Contacts:
Secretariat:
Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2632 3127
Fax: (852) 2645 1699
Registration:
Tel: (852) 2632 3593 / 2632 3307
Fax: (852) 2637 3852
Email: aim@cuhk.edu.hk
Website: http://www.mect.cuhk.edu.hk/AIM2012/

7-8 Jun 2012

Head and Neck Course 2012-Cancer of the Larynx and Hypopharynx

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

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

Contact person (for information): Head and Neck Course Forum Secretariat, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2819 9691 / 2819 9692
Fax: (852) 2818 9249
E-mail: hnsrg@hku.hk

16-19 Jun 2012

2nd IDKD intensive Course in Hong Kong "Diseases of the Abdomen and Pelvis"

IDKD, Zurich and Local Board of IDKD, Hong Kong

Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong SAR

Flyer

Contact / Registration:
Website: www.idkd.org

7-8 Jul 2012

Chinese Medicine in Geriatrics

Hospital Authority

Hong Kong Association for Integration of Chinese-Western Medicine

Contact:
Tel: (852) 2871 8896 / 2871 8841
Fax: (852) 2871 8898
E-mail: hkiic2012@hkam.org.hk
Web site: http://www.hacmk.org.hk/hkiic2012

Sep 2012

Deadline of application: 30 Apr 2012

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Mental Health

Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Pamphlet

Contact us:
Ms. Sarah Chia
Correspondence Address: Department of Psychiatry, G/F, Multi-centre, Tai Po Hospital, 9, Chuen On Road, New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2607 6029
Fax: (852) 2667 5464
E-mail: pgmentalhealth@cuhk.edu.hk
Web site: www.psychiatry.cuhk.edu.hk/pgmh

Sep 2012

Deadline of application: 31 May 2012

Taught Postgraduate Programmes (2012 September Intake)

The CUHK Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Information Sessions: 17 Jan, 29 Feb 2012

Poster

Contact us:
The CUHK Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2252 8488
Fax: (852) 2145 7489
E-mail: sph_tpg@cuhk.edu.hk