November 2012

 

Proposed Amendments to HKAM Bylaws

A postal ballot has been conducted to update and tidy up some HKAM bylaws after they were reviewed by the Constitutions Committee with the assistance of the Honorary Legal Advisor. Sufficient number of ballots were received by the deadline of 31 October 2012. The votes will be counted in the presence of an Auditor in early November and the results will be announced in due course.

The Academy Council would like to thank all the Fellows who have returned their votes and those who helped in this postal ballot exercise. Your continued support is crucial for the Academy to achieve its aims and objectives.

 


 

New Subspecialty – Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases

The Education Committee and Council of the Academy have approved a new subspecialty "Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases" under the College of Paediatricians.

Related documents including training programme and curriculum submitted by the College were endorsed by the Education Committee.

 


Hong Kong Acadey of Medicine

MPS Hong Kong

MPS-HKAM Award for Patient Safety

The MPS-HKAM Award for Patient Safety is jointly organized by the Medical Protection Society (MPS) 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.

Four submissions have been received for this year’s award. The winner of this year’s Award is Dr. LO Wing Kee. His paper is "Use of Handheld Digital Device at Bedside to Reduce Medication Errors".

Dr. Lo will receive the award during the Academy’s conferment ceremony on 14 December 2012.

 


 

International Medical Education Leaders Forum (IMELF 2012)

The IMELF 2012, organized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, was held in Ottawa on 16 October 2012. Attended by around 100 invited participants from all over the world, the forum focused on several hot educational issues, e.g. time-limited certification, and impact of restricting resident duty hours on training. The Academy Vice President, Dr Donald Li, Dr Luk Hung To (College of Surgeons), Prof. Paul Lai (College of Surgeons), Dr. Chow Yu Fat (College of Anaesthesiologists) and Dr. Tung Wai Kit (College of Emergency Medicine) attended this forum.

 


 

David Todd Oration

This year's David Todd Oration will be held on 14 December 2012, in conjunction with the Fellowship Conferment ceremony and AGM. The Academy is honoured to have Prof. Sum-ping Lee, Dean, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, to be speaker. His oration topic is "Whither Medical Humanities?".

CME/CPD Accreditation:

College/Programme Print Category

Anaesthesiologists

Community Medicine

Dental Surgeons

Emergency Medicine

Family Physicians

Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Ophthalmologists

Orthopaedic Surgeons

Otorhinolaryngologists

Paediatricians

Pathologists

Physicians

Psychiatrists

Radiologists

Surgeons

0.5

1

0.5

0.5

1

1

0.2

1

0.5

1

0.5

0.5

1

0.5

0.5

Non-ana

Passive

Cat. B

Passive

Cat. 5.2

Non O&G

Passive

Cat. B

Cat. 2

Cat. A

Passive

Passive

PP/OP

Cat. B

Passive

 


 

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.

Please visit the 20th Anniversary Congress website for updated information: http://www.hkam.org.hk/20anniv

 


 

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).

 


 

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 (as of 25 Oct):

College/Programme 20 Nov 21 Nov 26 Nov 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

5

2

5

3

Pending

5.5

2

5

5

5.5

5

5.5

6

5.5

5.5

5

5

2

5

3

Pending

5.5

2

5

5

5.5

5

6.25

6

6.5

6

5

5

3

5

3.5

Pending

6

2

6

6

6

5

17.25

10

-

12

10

5

4

-

 9.5

-

17

-

16

-

17

10

Non-ana

Passive

Cat. C

Passive

Cat. 5.2

Non O&G

Passive

Cat. C

Cat 2.2

-

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.

 


 

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.

Click here to register.

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

 


 

9th CT Coronary Angiography Teaching Course 2013 - Intermediate and Advanced Level, 30-31 March 2013

Hong Kong College of Radiologists will organise the 9th CT Coronary Angiography Teaching Course 2013 - Intermediate and Advanced Level on 30-31 March 2013 (Saturday & Sunday) at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Chai Wan, Hong Kong SAR.

Please click the following links for detailed information.

Please visit the following website for registration and updated information: http://www.cardiaccttc.com.sg/

 


 

The 3rd IDKD (An Interactive Course in Diagnostic Imaging) Intensive Course in Hong Kong, 9-12 May 2013

The 3rd IDKD Intensive Course in Hong Kong will be held on 9-12 May 2013 at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Hong Kong College of Radiologists (HKCR) is honoured to co-organize this event, together with The University of Hong Kong.

Registrations are accepted online at www.idkd.org starting 1 November 2012

Please click the following links for detailed information.

Please refer to the website at www.idkd.org for updated meeting programme and information.

 


 

Lymphoma Conference, 6-7 April 2013, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (HKS&H) will co-host the Lymphoma Conference with University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) on 6-7 April 2013 at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. The conference will provide timely topics that cover monoclonal antibody therapy and other novel agents, PET/CT imaging, FISH and molecular testing, FNA, chromosome analysis, evaluation of splenomegaly, immunodeficiency related lymphoma and multiparametric immmunophenotyping. Lymphoma Conference will appeal to a broad range of medical professionals including physicians, pediatricians, pathologists, radiologists, scientists and technologists in Hong Kong and Mainland China. For more details, please contact secretariat at email: lymphoma2013@hkam.org.hk or telephone: 2871 8896.

 


 

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 October 2012 issue is now available on the Journal's website <http://www.hkmj.org>. Highlights of this issue include:

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

REVIEW ARTICLE

 


 

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 The CEPHEUS Pan-Asian survey: high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol goal attainment rate among hypercholesterolaemic patients undergoing lipid-lowering treatment in a Hong Kong regional centre 30 Nov 2012
Hong Kong Medical Journal Gastroesophageal reflux disease in children 30 Nov 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.4 Oct 2012 15 Jan 2013
Radiologists Quizzes from Hong Kong Journal of Radiology (HKJR) 30 Nov 2012
Radiologists HKCR Case of November 2012 30 Nov 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)

6 Nov 2012

Medical Teleconference Programme

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital & Stanford University School of Medicine

Poster

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

15 Nov 2012

Injury Prevention Program 2012

Theme of Symposium - Bicycle Injury - From Global To Local

Organizers:
Cluster Trauma Advisory Committee, New Territories West Cluster
Central Committee on Trauma Service
Clinical Skills Training Centre, New Territories West Cluster
Accident and Emergency Department, Tuen Mun Hospital

Contact: Ms Li (2468 5464) or Ms Hui (2468 6812).

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

19-20 Nov 2012

Registration Deadline: 12 Nov 2012

Symposium on Gender-based Violence in Hong Kong: Sexual and Domestic Violence

Co-Organizers:
School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong, Department of Pathology, The University of Hong Kong and RainLily

Venue: William M.W. Mong Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Enquiries:
Tel: 2717 1919 (Ms. Doris Chong, Ms. Tan Kong Sau)
E-mail: enquiry@rainlily.org.hk

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/