September 2012

 

HKAM 20th Anniversary

It will be the Academy's 20th Anniversary next year. A 20th Anniversary Congress will be held on 8-10 December 2013 to celebrate the occasion. The theme will be "Manpower needs in medicine: moving with the times" The Organising Committee, chaired by the Vice-President (General Affairs), is working on the programme for the celebration.

 


 

Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists

Proposed Amendments to HKAM Bylaws

Earlier this year, the Academy Council has requested the Constitutions Committee to review the Academy’s constitutions. After discussions at several meetings, the Committee, with assistance from the honorary legal advisor, has proposed some amendments to the Academy Bylaws. A postal ballot will be conducted shortly. Fellows are urged to participate in this postal ballot exercise and give their support to the proposals in order to enable the Academy to properly achieve its aims. The proposed amendments will not be effective unless they are passed by 1/2 of the Fellows in the postal ballot in which not less than 1/5 of such Fellows have voted.

 


 

Academy Policy on Reduced Subscription Rates

Fellows are requested to note that reduced rates (retired, overseas) will be effective from the next subscription year after submission of an application. Eligible Fellows should therefore submit their applications before 31 December 2012 if they wish to enjoy the reduced rates in year 2013. For those who are aged over 65 as of 31 December 2012, reduced rates will be granted automatically, and they do not need to submit application. Details of the policy can be found in the Member's Area of the iCMECPD website (www.icmecpd.hk).

 


 

Golf Tournament

The HKAM Golf Tournament 2012 has been scheduled for 21 November 2012 (Wednesday). The tournament will be held at The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course - East Course. Please click the link below for event and registration details.

 


 

Minister of Health and Honorary Fellow of HKAM Prof Chen Zhu visited Hong Kong

Minister of Health and Honorary Fellow of HKAM Prof Chen Zhu visited Hong Kong on 29-31 August 2012. He received an award from the FDI (Federation of Dentists International ) for outstanding achievement in promoting dental health. He also had a meeting with the Hong Kong College of Family physicians and visited Dr. Donald Li (VP of HKAM) as President of the World Organization of Family Doctors Asia Pacific Regional President to discuss the development of Family Medicine Private Practice in China.

 


 

Expert Witness Training Course

The Academy of Experts (AoE) will run several Expert Witness Training Courses in Hong Kong in November. The HKAM Council has agreed to be supporting organization for this course. HKAM fellows will enjoy AoE member rates. Interested Fellows can download the Course Information and Registration Form here.

All registration should be sent directly to the organiser at fax: 3010 1269 (HK number). For enquiry, please email directly to the Academy of Experts at admin@academy-experts.org.

CME/CPD Accreditation

College/Programme 20 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar Max. Category

Anaesthesiologists

Community Medicine

Dental Surgeons

Emergency Medicine

Family Physicians

Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Ophthalmologists

Orthopaedic Surgeons

Otorhinolaryngologists

Paediatricians

Pathologists

Physicians

Psychiatrists

Radiologists

Surgeons

MCHK CME

5.5

6

5.5

5.5

5

6

3

 

3

 

5.5

5

5

5.5

5.5

5

5.5

6

5.5

5.5

5

6

3

 

3

 

5.5

5

5

5.5

5.5

5

6.25

6

6.5

6

5

6

3

 

3

 

6

6

6

6

6

5

17.25

10

 

12

10

 

4

5

 

10

17

 

16

 

17

10

Non-ana

Passive

Cat. C

Passive

Cat. 5.2

O&G

Passive

Cat. C

Cat 2.2

Cat. E

Passive

Passive

PP/OP

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

 


 

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: www.uspnesadays.com.

 


 

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

2012 Health Manpower Survey

The Department of Health will embark on a new round of Health Manpower Survey (HMS) on registered doctors in September 2012. The HMS has been conducted regularly since it ws first introduced in 1980, with an aim to collect up-to-date information on the size, characteristics and employment status of healthcare personnel. Information will be collected via self-administered questionnaires which will be sent together with the letters for renewal of practicing certificate for registered doctors. The deadline for submission of questionnaire is 31 December 2012. If you wish to have more information on the surveys, please visit the homepage of the Department of Health at:

http://www.dh.gov.hk/english/statistics/statistics_hms/statistics_hms.html

 


 

Department of Health

Announcements from the Drug Office, Drug Registration and Import / Export Control Division

Please note the following announcements from the Drug Office of Department of Health:

 


 

HKMJ

Hong Kong Medical Journal August 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 Dettol poisoning and the need for airway intervention 30 Sep 2012
Hong Kong Medical Journal Reperfusion strategy for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: trend over a 10-year period 30 Sep 2012
Pathologists Online CME/CPD for Self-Study 2012 (Haematology) - How I treat with anticoagulants in 2012- new and old anticoagulants 31 Dec 2012
Paediatricians Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 17 No.3 Jul 2012 15 Oct 2012
Radiologists HKCR Case of September 2012 30 Sep 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)

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

18 Sep 2012

Medical Teleconference Programme

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital & Stanford University School of Medicine

Poster

1-2 Oct 2012

14th Diabetes & Cardiovascular Risk Factors - East Meets West (EMW) Symposium

Jointly organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity (HKIDO), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Foundation for Research and Development in Diabetes (HKFRDD), the Hong Kong Association for the Study of Obesity (HKASO), the Hong Kong Atherosclerosis Society (HKAS), and UBM Medica Pacific Limited (UBM Medica)

Enquiry:
Tel: (852) 2155 8557
E-mail: info@eastmeetswest.org.hk
Website: http://www.eastmeetswest.org.hk/

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

19 Oct 2012

A Century of Esophageal Surgery: Challenges, Progress, and Culinary Delights

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

Announcement

Enquiries:
Email: dl.surgery@hku.hk
Website: http://www.hku.hk/surgery/

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

16-18 Nov 2012

The Chinese University of Hong Kong ENT 2012 Conference

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Venue: Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong

Contact: Ms Christine Tse
Email: entconf@ent.cuhk.edu.hk
Website: www.ent.cuhk.edu.hk/entconf2012

17-18 Nov 2012

2012 Simulation Summit

The Royal College Of Physicians And Surgeons Of Canada

Venue: Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, Ont., Canada

Website: http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc
/events/simulationsummit

14 Dec 2012

Registration deadline: 30 Nov 2012

Frontiers In Biomedical Research

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

Time: 8:45 am - 6:25 pm

Venue: Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre, William MW Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Announcement

Enquiries:
Symposium Secretariat
Tel: (852) 2819 9333
Fax: (852) 2818 4913
E-mail: fbmr@hku.hk
Website: http://www.med.hku.hk/fbr2012/