February 2013

 

Policy Address

The Academy Council decided to issue a statement in response to the Policy Address announced by the Chief Executive on 16 January 2013, welcoming the initiatives proposed for the future development of the Hong Kong healthcare system. Please click on the links below to view the Chinese and English versions of the Press Statement.

http://www.hkam.org.hk/news/press_release/press_release.htm

 


 

Dinner with Secretary for Food and Health

Dr. Ko Wing Man, Secretary for Food and Health, attended a dinner with the Academy Council on 17 January 2013. It was a fruitful gathering, and Council had the opportunity to listen to SFH’s views, and to learn about the initiatives of the government on healthcare policy. Prof Sophia Chan, Under Secretary for Food and Health, and Mr Richard Yuen, Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Health), and Mr Chris Sun, Head, Healthcare Planning and Development Office of FHB, have also attend the dinner.

 


 

HKAM Representation

Dr. Donald Li has been invited to be Advisor of the Provisional Hong Kong Academy of Nursing (PHKAN) in his capacity as HKAM President to offer input on the strategic direction and development of the HKAN, which was formally inaugurated in 2012 with 14 specialty colleges and admitted over 1500 honorary/founding fellows. Dr. Li attended a dinner gathering hosted by PHKAN to report on their progress on 31 January 2013.

 


 

Expert Witness Training Course

The Academy of Experts (AoE) will run several Expert Witness Training Courses in Hong Kong in March. 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.

 


 

HKAM 20th Anniversary

The Academy is celebrating its 20th anniversary this 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 HKSAR Chief Executive, Mr. CY Leung, has accepted to be the Guest of Honour for the Opening. The scientific programme is being worked out and would be published in due course.

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

 


 

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.

 


 

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

 


 

Pathologists

Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Topical Update

The College of Pathologists has released a new issue of Topical Update. Its title is Laboratory Testing For Anti-NMDAR In Autoimmune
Encephalitis: The HSSA- Pathology Queensland Experience
by Bob Wilson, Kerri Prain, David Gillis and Richard Wong. Interested Fellows please click the link below to view the document.

Topical Update

 


 

Scientific Seminar "The Added Challenges of Bone Metastases Treatment in Elderly Patients"

Hong Kong College of Radiologists will organise a Scientific Seminar “The Added Challenges of Bone Metastases Treatment in Elderly Patients” on 15 March 2013 (Friday) at Lecture Theatre, 12/F, Block R, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 30 Gascoigne Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR.

Please click the following link for detailed information.

Please contact the College for enquiries: enquiries@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:

 


 

HKMJ

Hong Kong Medical Journal February 2013 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 Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in lung cancer: the first experience in Hong Kong 31 Mar 2013
Hong Kong Medical Journal Angioplasty and stenting for intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis: position statement of the Hong Kong Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology 31 Mar 2013
Paediatricians Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 18 No.1 Jan 2013 15 Mar 2013
Radiologists Quizzes from Hong Kong Journal of Radiology (HKJR) 28 Feb 2013
Radiologists HKCR Case of February 2013 28 Feb 2013

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)

Jan 2013 - Dec 2014

Diploma in Advances in Medicine 2013-2014

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

Enquiry:
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

8 Mar 2013

Serving the Community: Training Generalists and Extending Specialists

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Enquiries:
Tel: +61 3 9249 1260
Fax: +61 3 9276 7431
Web-site: www.surgeons.org

9-10 Mar 2013

Eighth International Symposium on Healthy Aging "How to Age with Finesse"

Research Centre of Heart, Brain, Hormone & Healthy Aging, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Venue: The Ballroom, 3/F Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers, Tsimshatsui, HK

Contact person:
Symposium Secretariat
Research Centre of Heart, Brain, Hormone & Healthy Aging, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2819 9866
Fax: (852) 2816 5258
Email: hbha@hku.hk
Website: http://www.med.hku.hk/hbha/isha2013/

12 Mar 2013

SARS A Decade On: A Conference for the Health Professionals

CEID, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Enquiries:
Tel: (852) 2252 8812
Fax: (852) 2635 4977
E-mail: CEID@med.cuhk.edu.hk
Web-site: http://ceid.med.cuhk.edu.hk

18 Mar 2013

Symposium on Regulatory Frameworks for Healthcare Professionals

The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Enquiries:
Tel: (852)2252‐8407 (Miss Catherine HU)
E-mail: catherinehu@cuhk.edu.hk
Web-site: www.sphpc.cuhk.edu.hk

Sep 2013

Registration deadline: 30 Apr 2013

Master of Science & Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Medicine and Health Science

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Contact:
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin. N.T., Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2632 2732
Fax: (852) 2646 3020
Email: smhs_enquiry@ort.cuhk.edu.hk
Website: www.ort.cuhk.edu.hk/smhs

Sep 2013

Application deadline:

Full-Time
Final Round: 15 Apr 2013

Part-Time
Final Round: 31 May 2013

Taught Postgraduate Programmes September 2013 Intake

JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Enquiries:
Tel: (852) 2252 8488
Fax: (852) 2145 7489
Email: sph_tpg@cuhk.edu.hk
School Website: www.sphpc.cuhk.edu.hk
Programmes Details: www.sphpc.cuhk.edu.hk/cms/content/view/55/51/lang,en/

Sep 2013

Registration deadline: 30 Jun 2013

Master of Science in Mental Health Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health

Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Enquiries:
Tel: (852)2607-6029 (Ms. Sarah)
Fax:(852)2667-8303
E-mail: pgmentalhealth@cuhk.edu.hk
Web-site:http://www.psychiatry.cuhk.edu.hk
Correspondance Address: Department of Psychiatry, G/F, Multi-centre, Tai Po Hospital, 9 Chuen On Road, Tai Po, N.T.