August 2013


Election of Council Members

The term of office of the 3 Elected and 2 Co-opted Council Members will expire at the conclusion of this year's annual general meeting. The election process has started in July, and results will be announced at the AGM to be held in December 2013. Fellows should have received the nomination form earlier. Completed nomination form must reach the Academy office before 5 p.m. on 13 September 2013.



2013 Honours List

The Government announced this year's Honours List on 1 July 2013. A number of Academy Fellows are on the Honour List. Dr. Michael MAK Hoi-hung and Prof. Joseph LAU Wan-yee have been awarded Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS). Prof. Thomas CHAN Yan-keung (PH), Prof. Michael LI Ka-wah (SU), and Dr. PAN Pey-chyou (PS) have been awarded Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS). Dr. LAU Chor-chiu (EM) has been awarded Government Flying Service Medal for Meritorious Service. Dr. Albert KONG Yim-fai (PD), Prof. WONG Tze-wai (CM) and Dr. LAI Kang-yiu (PH) have been awarded the Medal of Honour (MH). Dr. Daniel CHIU Cheung-shing (PD) and Dr. Dicky CHUNG Wai-sau (PS) received the Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service. Congratulations to all the recipients!



CME/CPD Reminder

The current CME/CPD cycle for Academy Fellows will end on 31 December 2013. All Fellows who are on the Specialist Register (SR) of the Medical Council or Dental Council will need to fulfil the requirements of the Academy to remain on the SR. Fellows, except those exempted for CME/CPD due to retirement, are also required to fulfil the requirements to maintain the Academy Fellowship. Starting from 1 January 2008, no more than 75 points can be awarded for passive participation in a 3-year cycle. Fellows are reminded to make sure they will obtain the required number of CME/CPD points before the end of this year, and to catch up if the points they have obtained so far falls behind greatly of the requirements.



Annual Subscriptions

Demand notes for the 2013 subscriptions have been sent to Fellows. Please settle your subscription as soon as possible.


  1. All payments must be received by the Academy before 30 September 2013. According to Bylaw 6.4:
  2. If a member's fee or any other moneys due by a member to the Academy is not received by the Academy within 9 months after such payment falls due, despite two written reminders by the Academy to pay, the member shall automatically forfeit his membership.

  3. It is Council's policy that late subscriptions received by the Academy after 30 June will be subject to a surcharge of 5% on the subscription amount.
  4. For Fellows who have authorized payment via bank transfer / credit card, payments will be deducted from their bank accounts or credit card automatically.
  5. Fellows aged over 70, or have reached 70 before the beginning of the next subscription year, do not need to pay any subscription and will not receive a debit note.
  6. Fellows residing outside Hong Kong or have reached the age of 65 and have retired from all remunerative practice/job/business must submit written applications for reduced rates before 31 December if they wish to enjoy the reduced rates next year. For details, please visit



New CMECPD Guidelines

A revised set of CMECPD Guidelines has been approved and will become effective from the next cycle. Major changes are in Section 6, in which Fellows are strongly advised to maintain a balanced CMECPD profile with a mix of different activities, including 5 points in a cycle from activities in category 6.11 (Quality Assurance, Audits and Activities for Improvement of Patient/Medical Care) in order to capture the full benefit of different types of CMECPD activities. Fellows can download the new guidelines from the following link.



MPS Hong Kong

MPS-HKAM Excellence in Patient Safety Award

Nature of the Award
The MPS-HKAM Excellence in Patient Safety Award 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 the subject of patient safety, risk reduction, quality and professional standards, and medical ethics.

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 for HK$20,000) will be presented to the winning author. The Winner of the Award will be notified 2 weeks prior to the presentation ceremony.

Application will open on 15 June 2013 and close on 31 August 2013.
Please obtain details HERE.



Media Luncheon on 15 July 2013

The Academy organized a Luncheon with the media on 15 July 2013. At the lunch, Dr. Donald Li, President of the Academy, introduced the Officers and Presidents /representatives of the 11 attending Colleges to the media with the aim of strengthening networking ties with the media. Apart from the lunch gathering, the Academy also invited a few representatives from different Colleges to speak on topics related to summer traveling and teeth whitening, conveying some soft medical messages to the general public through the media. Dr. Donald Li chaired the press briefing while Dr. CL Law, Chairman of the Public Relations Committee; Dr. SP Mak from the College of Community Medicine; Dr. Raymond Lee from the College of Dental Surgeons; and Dr. HF Ho from the College of Emergency Medicine gave keynote speeches on the various types of summer travel issues, including:

  • types of medicine to pack when traveling
  • how to deal with diarrhoea
  • what kind of insect spray and sun block to choose
  • what kind of commonly known infectious diseases
  • how to handle heat stroke and other injuries
  • other facts regarding teeth whitening.

The lunch had a very good response with 39 press members in attendance and 19 media reporting on information from the luncheon the following day.



Events attended by the HKAM President

Dr. Donald Li, attended a high level roundtable discussion in July, which was attended by former PRC Minister of Health, Prof. Chen Zhu, and international experts from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan and UK. Dr. Li was appointed by the Shanghai Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission as Advisor for the General Practitioner / Family Doctors System in Shanghai for a term of 3 years.

With the Director of the Shanghai Health and Family Planning, Prof. Xu Jianguang (徐建光) and the President of World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), Prof. Michael Kidd.

Dr. Donald Li conducted an International Panel Discussion on Primary Care development at the 2013 Oriental Family Doctors Forum in Shanghai from 19 - 22 July 2013. He was also appointed Honorary Advisory Professor of the Medical College of Fudan University in Shanghai.



Expert Witness Training Course

The Academy of Experts (AoE) will run several Expert Witness Training Courses in Hong Kong in November 2013. 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



Renovation Notice

Due to renovation, the Academy Lounge will be closed from June to August 2013, there will be no service during the period. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.



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:

Early bird registration deadline - 31 August 2013

Please download form from



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




Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Topical Update

The College of Pathologists has released a new issue of Topical Update. Its title is Epidemiology of Cervical Human Papillomavirus Infection in Hong Kong: Implications on Preventative Strategy by Prof. Paul KS Chan. Interested Fellows please click the link below to view the document.

Topical Update



Update Series on Child Health 2013, 29 June, 20 July, 27 July, 10 August 2013

The Hong Kong Paediatric Society and Hong Kong College of Paediatricians have jointly organised the Update Series on Child Health 2013. The talks are held on 29 June, 20 July, 27 July and 10 August 2013 at the School Hall, Jordan Valley St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Kowloon Bay. For enquiries or more details, please click on links below.



Advanced Difficult Airway Management (ADAM-D) - Workshop for Doctors 2013, 13 July 2013 and 21 December 2013

The Institute of Clinical Simulation and the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesthesiologists are jointly organising the Advanced Difficult Airway Management - Workshop for Doctors 2013, to be held on 13 July, 21 December 2013 at The Institute of Clinical Simulation, 3/F, North District Hospital. Application form can be downloaded from HKCA website: For enquiries, please contact ICS at 2683 8307.



Hong Kong College of Community Medicine

Hong Kong College of Community Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, 28 September 2013

Theme: Medical Leadership and Management - Global Outlook and Local Landscape
Date: 28 September 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Venue: Pao Yue Kong Auditorium, HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, HK

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Roger Boyd, Chair, Steering Committee, World Federation of Medical Managers
Prof John Clark, Senior Fellow, The King's Fund, U.K.

Registration is now open! Submission of abstracts for free paper presentation and poster presentation are also welcome!

Please visit the link below to view the program and download the registration form and abstract form:



5th Joint Scientific Meeting of The Royal College of Radiologists & Hong Kong College of Radiologists and 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of HKCR, 2-3 November 2013

The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists will jointly organise the 5th Joint Scientific Meeting of The Royal College of Radiologists & Hong Kong College of Radiologists and 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of HKCR on 2-3 November 2013 (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:



9th Winfocus World Congress, 6-9 November 2013

The Winfocus and Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine will jointly organise the 9th Winfocus World Congress on Ultrasound in Emergency & Critical Care on 6-9 November 2013 at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.

Please click the following links for detailed information.

Please refer to the website at



12th Edition of Journées Francophones d'Imagerie Médicale (JFIM), Hong Kong, 8-10 November 2013

The 12th Edition of Journées Francophones d’Imagerie Médicale (JFIM) will be held on 8-10 November 2013 at Kowloon Shangri-la, Hong Kong. Hong Kong College of Radiologists (HKCR) is honoured to co-organize this event with JFIM, under the aegis of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation (ECP) and the French Society of Radiology (SFR).

Deadline for Early Bird Registration: on or before 6 September 2013

Please click the following links for detailed information.

Please refer to the website at or for updated meeting programme and information.



College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Ophthalmological Symposium 2013, 14-15 December 2013

The Hong Kong Ophthalmological Symposium 2013 (ASM2013), organized by the College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society, will be held from 14th -15th December 2013 at The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme for the meeting is "Cataract and Refractive Surgery". This will be a two-day comprehensive scientific programme covering advances in Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Professor José Luis Güell from Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain will be our Featured Speaker.

Please visit website at for more details.



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:



2nd Issue of eHealth News "Applying eHealth Technology"

The Government is preparing for the launch of the territory-wide eHR Sharing System by end 2014. The eHealth News is published to help people understand better the latest eHR development. The second issue of eHealth News《醫健通訊》has been published and is available at the Electronic Health Record (eHR) Office website:




Hong Kong Medical Journal August 2013 issue is now available on the Journal's website <>. 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

Impact of magnetic resonance imaging on preoperative planning for breast cancer surgery

30 Sep 2013
Hong Kong Medical Journal Clinical profile of patients with undiagnosed human immunodeficiency virus infection presenting to a local emergency department: a pilot study 30 Sep 2013
Paediatricians Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 18 No.3 Jul 2013 15 Oct 2013
Pathologists Online CME/CPD for Self-Study 2013 (Anatomical Pathology) - EGFR mutation testing in lung cancer: a review of available methods and their use for analysis of tumour tissue and cytology samples 31 Aug 2013
Radiologists Quizzes from Hong Kong Journal of Radiology (HKJR) 21 Aug 2013
Radiologists HKCR Case of August 2013 31 Aug 2013

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




Upcoming Conferences / Symposia / Courses

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

28-31 Aug 2013

NESA Days 2013

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)
American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS)
Chinese Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgery (CJMIS)
Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA)
International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)
International Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ISGE)
New European Surgical Academy (NESA)
Robotic Assisted Microsurgical and Endoscopy Society (RAMSES)
Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT)

NESA members can use the following coupon code: MIS13NESA. The deadline for early bird registration discount ($80 discount) is 28 June 2013.


31 Aug - 01 Sep 2013

Closing date for application: 31 Jul 2013

Update on Diabetes Management

KK Leung Diabetes Centre, Queen Mary Hospital and the Research Centre of Heart, Brain, Hormone and Healthy Aging, The University of Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2559 9973 (Ms Gigi Wong, UDM 2013 Secretariat)
Fax: (852) 2547-9528

07-08 Sep 2013

MPS-HKMA Medical Expert Training


The Hong Kong Medical Association and Medical Protection Society

HKMA Secretariat
Tel: 2527 8452

05-07 Oct 2013

1st Asian Paediatric Respirology Forum & 16th HKSPR Annual Scientific Meeting (05-06 Oct 2013)

Post-ASM Workshop - Paediatric Home Non-invasive Ventilation Workshop (07 Oct 2013)

The Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Respirology


14-15 Nov 2013

20th Hong Kong International Cancer Congress

Theme: New Horizons in Cancer Care

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


06-07 Dec 2013

The deadline for abstract submission is 30 Sep 2013

2013 Frontiers in Medical and Health Sciences Education Conference

Theme: From Classroom to Clinic: Opportunities and Challenges in e-Learning

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

Please submit your abstract online through the Conference website at

For registration procedures and details of the Conference, please visit website at


13-14 Dec 2013

Registration deadline: 29 Nov 2013

Frontiers in Biomedical Research, HKU 2013

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

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

Symposium Secretariat
Tel: (852) 2819 9333;
Fax: (852) 2818 4913;