April 2012

 

Extraordinary General Meeting - 21 June 2012

Council has decided to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 21 June 2012 (Thu) to admit new Fellows. The EGM will be held at 7:30 pm at the Council Chamber, 10/F HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. All Fellows are welcome to attend.

 


 

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

CME/CPD Accreditation:

College/Programme Point Category
Anaesthesiologists
Community Medicine
Dental Surgeons
Emergency Medicine
Family Physicians
Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
Ophthalmologists
Orthopaedic Surgeons
Otorhinolaryngologists
Paediatricians
Pathologists
Physicians
Psychiatrists
Radiologists
Surgeons
MCHK CME
6
6
6
6
5
6
3
5
3
6
3
6
6
6
6
5
Ana-Active
Passive
Cat. B
IP
Cat. 5.2
O&G
Passive
Cat. B
Cat. 2.2
Cat. A
Passive
Passive
PP/OP
Cat. B
Passive
Passive

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

 


 

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.

 


 

HKAM Delegation at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH)

Seven representatives from the Academy and Colleges attended the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Singapore in March. Besides the Academy, Department of Health, University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health, and Asian Consultancy for Tobacco Control also sent delegates to the Conference. The Hong Kong delegation met with Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, during the conference.

 


 

Hong Kong Primary Care Conference 2012
"United We Care: Forging Partnerships In Health"

Hong Kong College of Family Physicians

Following the success of the first Hong Kong Primary Care Conference (HKPCC), The Hong Kong College of Family Physicians is honoured to host and organize this landmark conference again on 2-3 June 2012 (Sat - Sun). The conference will take place at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong. Our theme this year is "United We Care: Forging Partnerships in Health", with a focus on strengthening collaborations among health care professionals across different sectors to enhance primary care provision to our community.

This conference will feature an exciting blend of plenary sessions, workshops, seminars, paper and oral presentations. Details of the conference including the scientific programme and registration form are available at the College website http://www.hkcfp.org.hk. We look forward to your participation and contribution. Get involved and let’s work together to enhance primary care in Hong Kong.

 


 

Hong Kong College of Family Physicians

The 25th Fellowship Conferment Ceremony
and
The 23rd Dr. Sun Yat Sen Oration

The College is holding "The 25th Fellowship Conferment Ceremony and the 23rd Dr. Sun Yat Sen Oration" on 3 June 2012 (Sunday) at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building.

The successful candidates of Conjoint Examination would be conferred Fellowships; and the successful candidates of Diploma in Family Medicine and the Exit Examination would be granted certificates. In this very important occasion, Professor LEE Sum Ping, Dean of Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, would deliver the 23rd Dr. Sun Yat Sen Oration to the audience.

All College Fellows*, members and their spouses are cordially invited to attend the Conferment Ceremony and the Oration. More details of the Conferment are available at the College website http://www.hkcfp.org.hk.

 


 

The 2nd IDKD (An Interactive Course in Diagnostic Imaging) Intensive Course in Hong Kong, 16-19 June 2012

The 2nd IDKD (International Diagnostic Course Davos) Intensive Course in Hong Kong, in collaboration with The University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong College of Radiologists, will be held on 16-19 June 2012 at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. This intensive course, featuring 14 different workshops spread over 3 1/2 days, covering imaging of important diseases of the abdomen and pelvis. In addition, “hot topics” in Medical Imaging including new developments, overviews and interventional techniques will be presented by renowned experts in highlight lectures.

Deadline for Early Bird Registration: 15 April 2012

Please click the following links for detailed information.

Please refer to the website at www.idkd.org for updated meeting programme and information.

 


 

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 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/:

 


 

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

Leaflet (Side A, Side B)

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

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 HKCR Case of Apr 2012 30 Apr 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 Deadline: 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

17 Apr 2012

Medical Teleconference Programme

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital & Stanford University School of Medicine

Poster

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/

26-27 May 2012

13th Regional Osteoporosis Conference

The Osteoporosis Society of Hong Kong (OSHK) / The Hong Kong Doctors Union (HKDU)

Leaflet

Contacts:
Conference Secretariat
Tel: (852) 2559 9973
Fax: (852) 2547 9528
Email: roc2012@icc.com.hk
Websites: www.oshk.org.hk and www.hkdu.org

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

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

13-15 Sep 2012

5th NESA International Surgical Conference

The New European Surgical Academy (NESA)

Website: www.uspnesadays.com