June 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.

 


 

Medical Manpower Presentation at HA Convention

Dr. Donald Li, Vice President and Chairman of Medical Manpower Planning Committee of the Academy, presented the paper on Manpower planning and training which was a summary of observation and points gathered through the meetings of the Medical Manpower Planning Committee of HKAM at the Hospital Convention on 8 May 2012. Dr. Li has expressed his thanks to the members of the committee for their hard work during the past year.

 


 

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.

 


 

Resuscitation Council of Hong Kong

Four Academy Colleges, namely, Anaesthesiologists, Emergency Medicine, Family Physicians and Surgeons, have participated in the formation of the Resuscitation Council of Hong Kong (RCHK). The inauguration was held in May 2012. Dr Chow Yu-fat, president of the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists, was elected Chairman of the RCHK.

 


 

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.


 

Hong Kong College of Community Medicine

HK College of Community Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2012 - "Occupational Health For ALL: From Prevention to Rehabilitation"

The Hong Kong College of Community Medicine will hold its annual scientific meeting on 15 September 2012 at the Academy. Details are as follows:-

Date: 15 September 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Venue: Pao Yue Kong Auditorium, G/F.,HKAM Jockey Club Building
Website: www.hkccm.org.hk
Contact: 28718844, 28718745
Email: yandy_hkccm@hkam.org.hk


 

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/:

 


 

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

 


 

Multi-disciplinary Conference and Exhibition on Child Health

Date: 17-19th Aug 2012
Venue: The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Aberdeen

These would be the highlights for the 50th Anniversary Celebration on Child Health. Both the Conference and Banquet will be held at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine at Wong Chuk Hang. The Multi-disciplinary Conference will be staged in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) which will be represented by its President Elect and other guest speakers. The Programme will be a comprehensive review on various hot topics on child health. A number of renowned guest speakers including the President of APPA, international and local experts have been invited to speak at the Conference.

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

 


 

17th FIGIJ World Congress on Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

The 17th FIGIJ World Congress on Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (17th FIGIJ World Congress on PAG) will be held on 15-17 March 2013 at the Postgraduate Education Center of Prince of Wales Hospital, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The theme of this Congress is Discovering more in PAG. The Academy is one of the supporting organizations. Details of the Congress can be found at http://pag.obg.cuhk.edu.hk/congress

 


 

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:

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
Pathologists Online CME/CPD for Self-Study 2012 (Chemical Pathology) - Iron Overload in Human Disease 31 Aug 2012
Pathologists Online CME/CPD for Self-Study 2012 (Chemical Pathology) - Circulating MicroRNA miR-323-3p as a Biomarker of Ectopic Pregnancy 31 Aug 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 Quizzes from Hong Kong Journal of Radiology (HKJR) 30 Jun 2012
Radiologists HKCR Case of June 2012 30 Jun 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)

Jun - Aug 2012

Global Public Health Summer Institute

The JC School of Public Health and Primary Care (JCSPHPC), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Brochure

Enquiries/Details
Miss Candy Wan
Email: sphpc_courses@cuhk.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 2252 8429

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

26 Jun 2012

Medical Teleconference Programme

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital & Stanford University School of Medicine

Poster

28-30 Jun 2012

Conference on Bowen Family Systems Theory and Its Applications - Marriage and Bowen Theory / Emotional Process in Organizations

ISS Wofoo Family Institute, International Social Service Hong Kong Branch

Enquiry:
Tel.: 2332 7213
Fax.: 2332 8720
Email: issfi@isshk.org
Website: www.isshk.org or http://www.isshk.org/ptxCms/website/isshk/gallery/
1caf74ef-9512-40a0-a6f5-a6137e51be37.pdf

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 Exit 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

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

17-21 Oct 2012

CUHK SLEEP 2012 Conference and Workshop

Organised jointly by the Department of Psychiatry and Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Poster

Secretariat:
Ms. Mandy Yu,
Department of Psychiatry, 7/F Shatin Hospital
Tel: (852) 2636 7593
Fax: (852) 2635 8950
Email: mandyyu@cuhk.edu.hk
Website: http://www.pae.cuhk.edu.hk/SLEEP2012

29-30 Oct 2012

Regional Symposium "Food Claims: Truth and Myth"

Centre for Food Safety, The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Announcement
Invitation

Details/Enquiries
Tel: (852) 2381 6275
Email: rs@fehd.gov.hk
Website: http://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/rc/sci_events/
Regional_Symposium.html