May 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.

 


 

Hong Kong Acadey of Medicine


MPS Hong Kong

MPS-HKAM Award for Patient Safety

Nature of the Award
The MPS-HKAM Award for Patient Safety is jointly organized by the Medical Protection Society and the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM). The objective of the Award is to encourage medical professionals to promote on the subject of patient safety and risk reduction.

Who is Eligible for the Award?
Medical practitioners registered in Hong Kong, who submit papers on any of the following topics, are eligible for the Award:

  • Patient safety
  • Risk reduction
  • Quality and professional standards
  • Medical ethics

Presentation of the Award
The Award (a plaque and a cheque of HK$20,000) will be presented to the winning author. Application will open and close on dates to be announced by the Academy each year. The Winner of the Award will be notified 2 weeks prior to the presentation ceremony.

Application will open from 15 June 2012 and close on 15 August 2012.
Please obtain details HERE.

 


 

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.

 


 

Press Briefing on the Harmful Effects of Alcohol Consumption in Hong Kong

The Academy held a press briefing on 22 April 2012 at the Academy Building to enhance public awareness on the harmful effects of alcohol and to urge for joint efforts by concerned parties to propose and implement relevant measures for better public health protection. Representatives from around 19 media groups attended the briefing.

During the one-hour briefing, the Chairman of the Public Relations Committee of the Academy, Dr. Law Chi-lim, along with Dr. Mak Sin-ping from the College of Community Medicine, Dr. Cheung Wai-him from the College of Psychiatrists, Dr. Li Chung-ki from the College of Physicians, Dr. Chan Ming-wai from the College of Family Physicians, and Dr. Tsui Kwok-leung from the College of Emergency Medicine, presented data and facts related to the increase of alcohol consumption and the harmful effects of alcohol consumption at the individual and societal levels. They appealed for increase public education about the harmful effects of alcohol consumption on health and the cost to the community. They also encouraged individuals, families, organizations and communities to join forces and participate in building a healthy environment, reducing the burden created by alcohol on the society and on the healthcare profession.

Please click here for press release.

 


 

International Congress of College and Academy Presidents and Masters

Dr Donald Li, Vice-President (General Affairs),attended the International Congress of College and Academy Presidents and Masters, Cape Town organized by the College of Medicines of South Africa (logo attached) in April on behalf of the Academy. He met up with many Presidents of Colleges in multi-specialties including,surgeons, medicine, O&G Psychiatry, A&E, Family Medicine etc. from U.K. Canada, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa and others around the world. He made a presentation of the structure and work of our Academy. and also a plenary presentation on "Medical Migration and Collaborative Support for the Development of Health Care and Education in the Developing World - a Hong Kong Perspective" . He also engaged in discussions on Medical Litigation, Recertification, medical education and research as well as medical manpower.

 


 

Leader of the Year 2011 Award

Prof John Leong, Past President of the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons, was awarded ‘Leader of the Year 2011’ in March this year, in the Education/Research category. The event was organised by the Sing Tao News Corporation Limited. The Awards started in 1994 to recognise the contribution of Hong Kong’s outstanding leaders to its success and prosperity, and to establish role models for the young generation. Last year the awardees included Prof Shing-tung Yau of Harvard University in this category, and Mr Andrew Kwok-nang Li in the Community/Public Affairs category. Congratulations to Prof Leong!

 


Prize for Best Original Research by Trainees

The Prize for Best Original Research by Trainees of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine recognizes excellence in research done by doctors who are in specialist training. Submission deadline for the year 2012 award is 31 July 2012 (postmark). Interested trainee doctors can download the following documents (PDF and MS Word format) for reference and use.

 


 

Supplement VIII to CEPA

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced the new measure about wholly-owned hospital under Supplement VIII to CEPA. Please go to the following link for details:

《關於擴大香港和澳門服務提供者在內地設立獨資醫院地域範圍的通知》(衛醫政發 (2012) 19 號)
http://www.moh.gov.cn/publicfiles/business/htmlfiles/mohyzs/s3577/201203/54431.htm

 


 

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.

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.

 


 

11th Scientific Congress of Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology

The 11th Scientific Congress of Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology, organized by Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology (APAMT), hosted by Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (HKCEM), will be held on 29 November - 1 December 2012 at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.

Submit your abstract on or before 1 June 2012.
Enjoy early bird rate if applying on or before 1 September 2012! Register here.

Website: http://www.apamt2012.hk/
For enquiry: apamt12@hkamhk.org

 


 

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)

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.

Online public voting for "The Most Popular Entry Online Award" has begun. A total of 30 entries have been selected for the public voting. Please see the work prepared by the talented participants at the Themed Competition website (http://www.primarycare2012.com) and cast your vote for your favourites on or before 6 May 2012.

 


 

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)

 


 

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 April 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 Is stroke thrombolysis safe and efficacious in Hong Kong? 31 May 2012
Hong Kong Medical Journal Medication-induced acute angle closure attack 31 May 2012
Paediatricians Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 17 No.2 Apr 2012 15 Jul 2012
Otorhinolaryngologists Salvage Surgery for Neck Residue or Recurrence of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A 10-Year Experience 31 Jul 2012
Radiologists HKCR Case of May 2012 31 May 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) / Course(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

10 May 2012

Professional Forum For Child Health in Hong Kong (Session 2) - Intersectoral and Transdisciplinary Collaboration for Child Health in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Paediatric Society

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Tel: 2578 3833
Fax: 2578 3929
Web site: www.medicine.org.hk/hkps/

22 May 2012

Evidence-Based Medicine in the Real World - Practical Methods & Skills for Busy Clinicians & Teachers

The Hong Kong Branch of the Chinese Cochrane Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Venue: Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin

Contact:
Ms Rachel ZHANG
Project Coordinator (External Relations and Collaboration)
2/F School of Public Health and Primary Care
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2252 8428;
Fax: (852) 2145 7489;
Email: rachelzhang@cuhk.edu.hk

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
Web site: http://www.hku.hk/surgery/headneck2012.php

9-10 Jun 2012

Primary Care Innovations, Developments and Evidence (PRIDE) Conference

The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Primary Care Office, Department of Health

Venue: Hotel ICON, Tsim Sha Tsui

Division of Family Medicine and Primary Healthcare
The Jockey Club School of Public Health & Primary Care
2/F., School of Public Health Building
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
(Attn: Mr CC Lee)
Tel: (852) 2252 8433
Fax: (852) 2145 7489
E-mail: cclee@cuhk.edu.hk
Web site: www.gp-pride.com

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

23-28 Jul 2012

Preparatory Course for the EM Exams/MCEM (UK) Part B & Part C

Chapter of Emergency Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore

Details

Contact:
Secretariat, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Email: shanita_nadarajan@ams.edu.sg
Website: http://www.ams.edu.sg

17-19 Aug 2012

50th Anniversary Multidisciplinary Conference

"The Evolution and Revolution of Child Health in Hong Kong: Past, Present and the Future"

The Hong Kong Paediatric Society / Hong Kong Paediatric Nurses Association

Venue: Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

Email: HKPS@hkam.org.hk
Tel: 2871 8897
Fax: 2871 8898
Website: www.medicine.org.hk/hkps/

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

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
School Website: www.sphpc.cuhk.edu.hk

7-8 Sep 2012

Conference on Maternal and Child Health 2012

The Department of Health

First Announcement: http://www.fhs.gov.hk/MCHconference2012/
introduction.pdf

13-15 Sep 2012

5th NESA International Surgical Conference

The New European Surgical Academy (NESA)

Website: www.uspnesadays.com