August 2012

 

2012 Honours List

The Government announced this year's Honours List on 1 July 2012. A number of Academy Fellows are on the List. Prof. Gabriel Leung and Prof. Felice Lieh-Mak (current Education Committee Member) have been awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS). Prof. Chow Shew Ping (former Council Member) and Dr. Lam Ping Yan have been awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS). Prof. Lam Tai Hing (former Council Member), Dr. Julian Chang Wai and Dr. Hung Se Fong (current Council Member) have been awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS). Congratulations to all the recipients.

 


 

46th Malaysia-Singapore Congress of Medicine

A delegation from the Academy consisting of the Academy President, presidents and representative of six Colleges (Anaesthesiologists, O&G, Paediatricians, Pathologists, Radiologists, Surgeons), and Chief Executive Officer attended the 46th MSCM in Kuala Lumpur on 12-14 July 2012. It is an annual congress hosted by Academy of Medicine of Malaysia and Academy of Medicine, Singapore. HKAM was invited to participate since 2004. Prof. Alice Kong, who was nominated by HKAM to be a speaker at the Congress, delivered a plenary lecture on "Diabetes - Prevent the Preventables". The presidents of HKAM and Colleges also attended a joint Council meeting among the three academies during the Congress.

 


 

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 deadline has been extended to 31 August 2012.

Please obtain details HERE.

 


 

Hong Kong Acadey of Medicine
MPS Hong Kong

Medicine and the media - public interest or private matters

The Academy and Medical Protection Society (MPS) jointly invite you to this seminar. Medical news are popular features in both print and electronic news media. Medicine-media interactions have become more critical. The seminar will discuss media issues, which include the Press (newspapers, journals) as well as television and radio, from various perspectives. Experts from media, legal and medical fields will share their experience and views with participants. The seminar is free of charge for Fellows and trainees but registration is required. Interested Fellows please download and submit the registration form to the Academy by 31 August 2012.

Date and Time
7 September 2012 (Friday) 18:30 - 20:30

Venue
Pao Yue Kong Auditorium, HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

Programme (Updated on 24 Aug 2012)

18:00 Registration (Refreshments will be served)
18:30

Opening
Dr. C. T. Hung, Hospital Chief Executive, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Setting the Stage: an approach to Media Interview
Dr. Ares Leung, Deputy Medical Director, Union Hospital

Medicine and the media - does it serve the public interest?
Ms. Tam Chung Yin, Senior Reporter, Ming Pao

Rights and redress - the legal perspective
Mr. Chris Howse, MPS panel lawyer, Howse Williams Bowers

Reputation management - mastering the media
Dr. Stephanie Bown, Director of Communications and Policy, MPS

Bows and arrows
Panel discussion - all the speakers

20:30

End of programme

CME/CPD Accreditation (as of 16 Aug 2012):

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
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
2
1
2
1.5
1
2
2
2
2
Non-ana
Passive
Cat. C
Passive
Cat. 5.2
Non O&G
Passive
Cat. C
Cat.2.2
Cat. A
Passive
Passive
OT IP
Cat. B
Passive
Passive

 


 

2nd AMM-AMS-HKAM Tripartite Congress / 47th Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine

The 2nd AMM-AMS-HKAM Tripartite Congress and 47th SMCM will be held in Singapore on 23-24 August 2013. The three Academies in Hong Kong (HKAM), Malaysia (AMM) and Singapore (AMS) agreed to have tripartite congress in every three years starting from 2010. The first tripartite congress was hosted by HKAM and successfully held in Hong Kong in 2010. The theme of the 2nd Tripartite Congress, to be hosted by AMS, will be "The New Reality in Medicine - Caring for Patients with Multiple Co-Morbidites" For details of the congress, please visit the congress website at http://www.smcm-ams.com/index.html.

First Announcement

 


 

HKCR Summer Symposium - Patient-centred Cancer Management, 18 August 2012

Hong Kong College of Radiologists will organise the HKCR Summer Symposium - Patient-centred Cancer Management on 18 August 2012 (Saturday) at Langham Place Hotel, Mong Kok, Kowloon.

Please click the following link for detailed information.

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

 


 

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 October 2012! Register here.

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

 


 

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: NESA website and conference website.

 


 

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:

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.3 Jul 2012 15 Oct 2012
Radiologists Quizzes from Hong Kong Journal of Radiology (HKJR) 31 Aug 2012
Radiologists HKCR Case of August 2012 31 Aug 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

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

Centre for Cancer Research and Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Poster

Email: HKICC12@hku.hk
Website: http://www.hkicc.org