March 2012

 

2012 Annual Subscriptions

Demand notes for the 2012 subscriptions have been sent to Fellows. 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.

 


 

Expert Witness Training Course

The Academy of Experts (AoE) will run several Expert Witness Training Courses in Hong Kong in March. 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 admin@academy-experts.org

CME/CPD Accreditation

College/Programme 20 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar Max. Category
Anaesthesiologists
Community Medicine
Dental Surgeons
Emergency Medicine
Family Physicians
Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
Ophthalmologists
Orthopaedic Surgeons
Otorhinolaryngologists
Paediatricians
Pathologists
Physicians
Psychiatrists
Radiologists
Surgeons
MCHK CME
5.5
6
5.5
5.5
5
6
3
 
3
 
5.5
5
5
5.5
5.5
5
5.5
6
5.5
5.5
5
6
3
 
3
 
5.5
5
5
5.5
5.5
5
6.25
6
6.5
6
5
6
3
 
3
 
6
6
6
6
6
5
17.25
10
 
12
10
 
4
5
 
10
17
 
16
 
17
10
Non-ana
Passive
Cat. C
Passive
Cat. 5.2
O&G
Passive
Cat. C
Cat 2.2
Cat. E
Passive
Passive
PP/OP
Cat. B
Passive
Passive

 


 

HKAM/HKCA Sedation Training Course

Hong Kong Acadey of Medicine
Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists

Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists are jointly organising a Sedation Training Course.

Date
12 May 2012 (Saturday)

Venue
The Institute of Clinical Simulation, 3/F, North District Hospital
9 Po Kin Road, Sheung Shui, NT

Fee: HK$2,000

Registration is limited to 24. Some preferences would be given for Fellows in private practice. Course would be cancelled if the enrolment is lower than 16. Please click here for more details.

Interested Fellows please complete the enrolment form and return it with the cheque to the Institute of Clinical Simulation.

Registration Enquiry: Ms Yvonne Chiu Tel: 2683 8307; Email: ccy003@ha.org.hk

 


 

Representation/Appointment

The Academy President, Prof. Raymond Liang, was recently appointed by the Government as a member of the Steering Committee on Strategic Review on Healthcare Manpower Planning and Development.

Dr. Donald Li, Vice President (General Affairs), was appointed Advisor to the Society of General Practice of the Chinese Medical Association. This is the official general practice society recognized by the Ministry of Health and a member of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA).

 


 

Hong Kong College of Radiologists

Breast/Lung Cancer Symposium 2012

Hong Kong College of Radiologists will organize a half-day Breast/Lung Cancer Symposium on 3 March 2012 (Saturday), at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building. Please click 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.

 


 

46th Malaysia-Singapore Congress of Medicine

The 46th Malaysia-Singapore Congress of Medicine, participated by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, will be held on 12-14 July 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For details of the conference, please visit the conference website at: http://mscm.acadmed.my/:

 


 

National Qualification Examination in the Mainland

Under the CEPA arrangements, registered doctors in Hong Kong who are permanent Hong Kong residents are eligible to take the National Qualification Examination in the Mainland (國家醫師資格考試).

Applications to sit for the 2012 National Qualification Examination are now called for by the National Medical Examination Center of the People’s Republic of China. All applicants for this year’s examination are required to submit their applications online. Details and the application form are available on the website of the National Medical Examination Center at http://www.nmec.org.cn. The closing date is 15 March 2012. Applicants who have already submitted their applications online before the closing date are required to submit the supporting documents in person to the Medical Council Secretariat for vetting and onward submission to the National Medical Examination Center on or before 28 March 2012.

General information on the National Qualification Examination is available on the websites of the National Medical Examination Center at www.nmec.org.cn and the Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China at www.moh.gov.cn respectively. Applicants may also visit the website of the Medical Council of Hong Kong for the guidance in completing the application form online. For enquiries, please contact the secretariat of the Licentiate Committee of the Medical Council at 2873 4742 or email mc-exam@dh.gov.hk.


 

"Primary Care - Family Doctor as Your Health Partner" (基層醫療 - 各有所「醫」專題比賽) (6 February - 19 May 2012)

The Primary Care Office of the Department of Health, together with the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians, have organised a themed competition entitled "Primary Care - Family Doctor as Your Health Partner" (基層醫療 - 各有所「醫」專題比賽) aiming to raise the awareness of the general public about the importance of primary care and the family doctor concept.

Participants of the competition can submit an entry in any form, such as short video clip, photo, poster, slogan, reflective journal, or project, with an aim to bring out the message about primary care and family doctor in an attractive way. Champion of the competition for both the open group and the secondary school students group can each receive a $5000 electrical appliance coupon, a certificate and/or a trophy.

Dates of important event are shown below:

Date Important Event
6 February 2012 Launch of the competition
Commencement of entry submission
18 February 2012 Briefing session on the key concept of primary care and competition details
16 April 2012 Deadline for entry submission
late April 2012 Public Voting
19 May 2012 Ceremony on the World Family Doctor Day

For other details, please visit the competition website at http://www.primarycare2012.com.

 


 

HKIIC2012: 中醫老年醫學 Chinese Medicine in Geriatrics

The Hospital Authority and the Hong Kong Association for Integration of Chinese-Western Medicine (HKAIM) are jointly organising the Hong Kong International Integrative Medicine Conference 2012. The conference will be on “Chinese Medicine in Geriatrics” and the primary aim of the conference is to promote the scientific prescription of Chinese medicinal herbs in the elderly with common chronic illnesses, and to foster collaborative research in the many related clinical and pre-clinical areas.

Date: 7th-8th July 2012
Venue: Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Website: http://www.hacmk.org.hk/hkiic2012

For early bird registration, please click here. (*Before 30th April 2012)
For abstract submissions, please click here. (*Before 2nd April 2012)

 


 

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: http://www.aogin2012hk.org/index.htm


 

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 February 2012 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 Uses and abuses of paediatric electroencephalography 31 Mar 2012
Hong Kong Medical Journal Rehabilitation in older people: know more, gain more 31 Mar 2012
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 Mar 2012 31 Mar 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)

2012-2013

Application Deadlinen: 30 Apr 2012

Master of Science & Pograduate Diploma in Sports Medicine and Health Science

Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Registration form for Information Sessions:
Date: 12 Mar, 16 Apr 2012
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Venue: Seminar Room 1, 2/F Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin

Leaflet

Contact us:
Programme Office
Tel: (852) 2632 2732
E-mail: smhs_enquiry@ort.cuhk.edu.hk
Web site: http://www.ort.cuhk.edu.hk/smhs

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

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

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

2 Apr - 30 Sep 2012

Deadline of application: 15 Mar 2012

Applied Clinical lnformatics

Hong Kong Society of Medical Informatics and Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Invitation

Enquiries:
For administrative matters:
Ms Candy Chan
Assistant Programme Officer, PolyU SPEED
Tel: 3746 0037
Email: spcandy@speed-polyu.edu.hk

For academic matters:
Dr Lawrence Chan
Assistant Professor, HTI
Tel: 3400 8561
Email: htlchan@inet.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

7-9 Jul 2012

The 12th Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy, Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Chinese Pharmaceutical Association

Second announcement

Contact / Registration:
Website: www.accp2012.org

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