January 2013


Election of Officers

During the 19th AGM held on 14 December 2012, results of the election of Officers were announced.

o In accordance with the HKAM Ordinance, an election was conducted earlier. 6 nominations were received before the deadline of 24 August 2012. As there was only one nominee for each of the 6 posts, the candidates were elected to their respective post ipso facto.

Donald LI President
FOK Tai-fai Vice-President (General Affairs)
LAU Chak-sing Vice-President (Education & Exams)
LAU Chor-chiu Honorary Secretary
William WEI Honorary Treasurer
Ignatius YU Editor

The term of office of the 6 Officers began on 14 December 2012 and will end at the conclusion of the AGM in 2014. The meeting recorded a vote of thanks to Dr Louis Chow and Dr Stephen Foo who stepped down from Council after the AGM.



Fellowship Conferment/David Todd Oration

The Academy's AGM, Fellowship Conferment Ceremony and David Todd Oration were well attended by Fellows and guests on 14 December 2012.

The 2012 orator was Prof. LEE, Sum Ping, Dean and Dexter HC Man Family Professor in Medical Science at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong. The video of his oration has now been uploaded to the iCMECPD (http://www.icmecpd.hk). Fellows who were unable to attend the oration can log in iCMECPD to view Prof Lee's presentation.

Please click the link below to view pictures taken that evening. Kindly note that the photos will be removed from this website on 15 February 2013.



Best Original Paper Award (BOPA)

2012 marks the 6th year of the Best Original Paper Award, presented by the Editorial Board of the Hong Kong Medical Journal, to encourage original writings of good quality by doctors. Three papers were shortlisted by the local Editorial Board and sent to the International Editorial Advisory Board for a final adjudication. The winner of the 2012 Best Original Paper Award went to Dr Edward HC Wong et al, for their paper entitled 'Is stroke thrombolysis safe and efficacious in Hong Kong?'.



Best Original Research by Trainees (BORT)

The result of the 2012 BORT was announced during the Conferment Ceremony on 14 December 2012 and the medals were presented to the 3 winners. The Academy would like to thank the Panel of Judges for their time and works. The Panel consists of Prof. Lo Chung Mau (Panel Chairman), Dr. Kam Chak Wah, Prof. Linda Lam, Prof. Raymond Liang, Dr. Leung Ting Hung, and Prof. Lau Chak Sing. The Academy would also like to thank the trainees who have submitted their papers for this competition.

Award Winner Research Topic
Gold Medal
Dr. CHEUNG Pui Yin, Jason (Photo)
Biomechanical comparative study of the JuggerKnotTM soft anchor technique with other common mallet finger fracture fixation techniques
Silver Medal

Dr. CO Tiong Hong, Michael (Photo)

Micrometastasis and Isolated Tumor Cells in Sentinel Lymph Nodes of Early Breast Cancers - The Clinical Significance
Bronze Medal

Dr. CHAN Chiu Lung, Richie (Photo)

Effect of previous radiotherapy on cervical lymph node fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) diagnostic accuracy in head and neck cancers



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.

This year’s award went to Dr. LO Wing Kee, whose paper is "Use of Handheld Digital Device at Bedside to Reduce Medication Errors".

  • Photo of Dr. LO Wing Kee receiving the MPS-HKAM Award from Prof Ignatius Yu, Editor



2012 Golf Tournament

The HKAM Golf Tournament 2012 was successfully held on 21 November 2012 at Kau Sai Chau Jockey Club Public Golf Club, Hong Kong. A total 33 Academy fellows, alumni of HKU and CUHK participated. The Academy wishes to thank members of the Organising Committee for their time and effort in organizing this event. Winners are listed below:

  Champion 1st Runner Up 2nd Runner Up
HKAM President’s Cup
Presented by Dr. David Fang
Dr. Li Shu Kin Dr. Wilson Lee Dr. Tan Chung Bon
CUHK Medical Alumni Cup
Presented by Dr. Tse Man Li
Dr. Tang Yiu Chung Dr. Suen To Ki Dacita Dr. Leung Tat Chi Godwin

HKU Medical Alumni Cup
Presented by Dr. Dominic Young

Dr. Chu Kwan Ling Dr. Clement Lee Dr. Ma Chan Chun
Presented by Dr. David Fang
Dr. Jane Lau    
Nearest to Pin
Presented by Dr. Fung Kai Chung
Hole 3: Dr. Tsoi Chi Wah Danny
Hole 5: Dr. Wong Wing Shun Albert
Hole 8: Dr. Wilson Lee
Hole 13: Dr. Tse Man Li
Hole 15: Dr. Lee Wing Hong Rupert
Longest Drive

Best Gross
Hole 1: Dr. Suen To Ki Dacita
Hole 17: Dr. Dennis Mak
Dr. Tsoi Chi Wah Danny



Chinese New Year

The Academy Lounge and the Dining Room will be closed on 9-17 February 2013 for the Chinese New Year and stock-taking. Services will be resumed on 18 February 2013.

The Academy wishes all Fellows prosperity in the Year of the Snake! Fellows are welcome to use the Academy's banqueting services for their reunion and spring lunch/dinners. Please contact the Conference Department at 2871 8787 for booking and enquiry.



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



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 Radiologists

Joint Scientific Seminar -
Imaging in Alzheimer’s Dementia: Clues to Causation and Cure, 11 January 2013

Joint Scientific Seminar, co-organized by the Hong Kong College of Radiologists and The Hong Kong Society of Diagnostic Radiologists on 11 January 2013. Please click the links below for more details.

For program please visit: http://www.hkcr.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. For registration, please click here.



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

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




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





Online CME/CPD

Quizzes from the following Colleges are currently available at iCMECPD website for Fellows to study online for CME/CPD:

Deadline for Submission of Answer
Hong Kong Medical Journal Incidence, mortality, and survival trends of ovarian cancer in Hong Kong, 1997 to 2006: a population-based study 31 Jan 2013
Hong Kong Medical Journal Pitfalls in diagnosing septic arthritis in Hong Kong children: ten years’ experience 31 Jan 2013
Paediatricians Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 17 No.4 Oct 2012 15 Jan 2013
Radiologists Quizzes from Hong Kong Journal of Radiology (HKJR) 28 Feb 2013
Radiologists HKCR Case of January 2013 31 Jan 2013

Please visit the CMe-Learning of iCMECPD website (www.icmecpd.hk) for the latest CME/CPD materials.




Upcoming Conferences / Symposia / Courses

Date Conference(s) / Symposium(s) / Course(s) Organiser(s)

Jan 2013 - Dec 2014

Diploma in Acdvances in Medicine 2013-2014

Department of Meidcine & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Mandy Lee
Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2632 3845
Fax: (852) 2637 3852
E-mail: mandylee@cuhk.edu.hk
Web-site: www.mect.cuhk.edu.hk/postgraduate/dipaim1314

5 Jan 2013

Hong Kong Surgical Forum - Winter 2013

Department of Surgery, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital & China-Hong Kong Chapter, American College of Surgeons

Time: 8:45 am - 6:25 pm

Venue: Cheung Kung Hai Lecture Theatre 1, William M.W. Mong Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Registration & Enquiry:
Forum Secretary, Hong Kong Surgical Forum
Tel: (852) 2819 9691 / 2819 9692
Fax: (852) 2818 9249
E-mail: hksf@hku.hk
Web-site: http://www.surgery.hku.hk/forum.php

24-25 Jan 2013

International Colorectal Disease Symposium (ICDS) 2013

Minimal Access Surgery Training Centre, Hong Kong Society for Coloproctology and Dept of Surgery, PYNEH

Venue: HKEC Training Centre for Healthcare Management and Clinical Technology


Location: Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, 3 Lok Man Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2595 6362
Fax: (852) 2505 7101
Contact email address: info@icds-hk.org
Symposium website: www.icds-hk.org

16 Feb - 1 Jun 2013

Registration deadline: 31 Jan 2013

Certificate Courses in Mental Health 2013

Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Tel: (852)2607-6029 (Ms. Sarah)
E-mail: pgmentalhealth@cuhk.edu.hk
Correspondance Address: Department of Psychiatry, G/F, Multi-centre, Tai Po Hospital, 9 Chuen On Road, Tai Po, N.T.