July 2012

 

Admission of Fellows

A total of 106 new Fellows were admitted at the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) held on 21 June 2012.

 


 

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.

 


 

Election of Officers

The term of office of the existing Officers will expire at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting in December this year. An election of new Officers will be conducted soon within Council in accordance with procedures stipulated in the Regulations. The results will be announced at the AGM.

 


 

3rd International Forum on CPD Accreditation

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada invited representatives from organisations in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Oman, UK and US to attend their 3rd International Forum on CPD Accreditation, which was held in Toronto on 28 and 29 May 2012. Prof. C.S. Lau, Vice-President (Education and Examinations), attended on behalf of the Academy. Topics discussed during the forum included the challenges and opportunities for CPD accreditation systems to become integrated within broader frameworks of professional learning and regulatory requirements for professionals, the current state of CPD accreditation within revalidation and recertification systems throughout the world.

 


 

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.

 


 

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

 


 

College of Surgeons of Hong KongThe Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

RCSEdin / CSHK Conjoint Scientific Congress 2012 "Surgical Outcomes and Clinical Auditing"

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong will hold their conjoint scientific congress in Hong Kong. Details are as follows:

Date: 22-23 September 2012
Venue: Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Website: www.cshk.org/csc2012
Contact: Miss Jasmine Kwong 2871 8825
Email: csc@cshk.org

 


 

20th Annual Scientific Meeting of Hong Kong College of Radiologists, 27-28 October 2012

Hong Kong College of Radiologists will organise the 20th Annual Scientific Meeting on 27-28 October 2012 (Saturday & Sunday) at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building.

Please click the following links for detailed information.

Please visit HKCR website for updated meeting programme and information: http://www.hkcr.org

 


 

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.

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

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

 


 

Pathologists

Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Topical Update

The College of Pathologists has released a new issue of Topical Update. Its title is Virtual Electron Microscopy - update after one year of routine use by Dr. King Chung Lee. Interested Fellows please click the link below to view the document.

Topical Update

 


 

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)

 


 

 

5th NESA International Surgical Conference

The New European Surgical Academy (NESA) will hold the USP NESA Innovation Days 2012 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) on 13-15 September 2012 in cooperation with the USP Hospital Palmaplanas, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), the International Academy for Laser Medicine and Surgery (IALMS) and the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Quebec (AOGQ). The subject of the conference is Innovations in Surgery and Telesurgery. For details, please visit the conference website at: www.uspnesadays.com.

 


 

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 June 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 Alzheimer’s disease: early diagnosis and treatment 31 Jul 2012
Hong Kong Medical Journal The reference framework for diabetes care in primary care settings 31 Jul 2012
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 HKCR Case of July 2012 31 Jul 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

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

29-31 Aug 2012

International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) Master Class on Ageing (MCA)

Co-organized by IAGG, Research Centre of Heart, Brain, Hormone & Healthy Aging, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Geriatrics Society

Venue: Seminar Rooms 1-3, G/F Laboratory Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong

Contact person: Course Secretariat, Research Centre of Heart, Brain, Hormone & Healthy Aging, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2819 9866 / 2872 8457
Fax: (852) 2816 5258
E-mail: hbha@hku.hk
Website: http://www.med.hku.hk/hbha/iaggmca2012

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

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

8-9 Nov 2012

19th Hong Kong International Cancer Congress

Theme: Translating Innovative Research to Effective Treatment

Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Website: http://www.hkicc.org/invitation.asp