Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
  Academy News | October 2017

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  News / Announcements
Obituary on The Lancet: Professor Sir David Todd

An obituary for Professor Sir David Todd has been published on The Lancet recently.  Please click the below link to access to the full article:
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)32600-4/fulltext?elsca1=etoc


Obituary on The Lancet: Professor Sir David Todd

AGM, Fellowship Conferment Ceremony and David Todd Oration 2017

This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 5:30 pm on 15 December 2017 (Friday), at Lim Por Yen Lecture Theatre of the Academy building. The 24th Annual Fellowship Conferment Ceremony will be held at Run Run Shaw Hall of the Academy building at 6:00 pm on the same day.

The ceremony will be held in conjunction with the 2017 David Todd Oration, at which Prof Gabriel Leung, Dean, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong, will deliver a talk on ‘Coming full circle’. All Fellows are welcome to attend the Conferment Ceremony and Oration. More details will be announced later.

HKAM 25th Anniversary in 2018

Logo Design Competition

The 25th Anniversary Logo Design Competition has successfully completed and the winner is Dr. Chi-kin Lo, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Yan Chai Hospital. The award presentation will be held at the Academy’s Annual Fellowship Conferment Ceremony on 15 December 2017.

The winning logo will be refined and then used on all occasions related to the Academy’s 25th anniversary celebratory events, e.g. letterhead, souvenirs, website, backdrops, etc. The 25th Anniversary Organising Committee thanks all the entrants for submitting their designs for the competition, and congratulate Dr. Lo on his win.


Vote for the Best Design of the Academy’s 25th Anniversary Logo

Save the Dates - Tentative Events during the Anniversary Year 2018

Month/Date Events
Jan HKJCDPRI – Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response
26 Feb Kick-off Ceremony for Anniversary Celebration
5 May Medical Education Conference
Jul-Oct Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament
3 Oct Golf Tournament
Nov Running Specialists
7-9 Dec Anniversary Congress
Theme: Beyond 25: New Paradigms in Healthcare

There will be a series of activities to be held in 2018 to celebrate the silver jubilee anniversary of the Academy. More details will be available as our plans develop. We shall keep Fellows up to date through the monthly eNews, Academy website, and Facebook.


HKJC ILCM Updates

Upcoming ILCM courses
In this quarter, ILCM will organise the following courses for interested parties:

Course Title Course Period Application Deadline
Comprehensive Simulation Educator Course (CSEC) 23 – 26 Nov 2017
(Thursday – Sunday)
26 Oct 2017
(Thursday)
Advanced Simulation Training in Mechanical Ventilation (ASTiM) 5 Dec 2017
(Tuesday)
10 Nov 2017
(Friday)
Advanced Debriefing Course (ADC) by Center for Medical Simulation 11 – 14 Dec 2017
(Monday – Thursday)
20 Oct 2017
(Friday)

*Prerequisites are required for application.

For details of the above courses, please visit ILCM website at www.hkjcilcm.hk
Enquiries: (852) 2871 8718/ hkjcilcm@hkam.org.hk


HKJCDPRI Updates

INTAKE STILL IN PROGRESS! HKJCDPRI Overseas Training Fellowship for Emergency Medicine (EM) / Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) Overseas Training Fellowship for Emergency Medicine (EM) / Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is now open for application. Subjects are on emergency medicine / Emergency Medical Services linking to disasters situations. Healthcare professionals and paramedics can apply for it.

The maximum amount of sponsorship is HK$180,000. The fellow can either attend a training course or a placement, or do both at the same or different period. The total fellowship period, i.e. period for the course(s) and/or placement, is for a minimum of two weeks to a maximum of twelve months.

Some short courses you may find interesting:


INTAKE STILL IN PROGRESS! HKJCDPRI Overseas Training Fellowship for Emergency Medicine (EM) / Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
Organiser / Location of course Course (one or two courses, 1 week apart) Duration
Coventry University
Coventry, UK
MSc in Emergency Planning and Management (BEST124) & MSc in Disaster Management (BEST123) modules
Risk, Crisis, and Continuity Management 9-13 Oct 2017
Incident Command 30 Oct-3 Nov 2017
Disaster and Emergency Planning (Double Module) 20-24 Nov 2017

** Please note that our fellowship requires the participant to be registered for courses with a minimum of 2 weeks, hence for courses that last only 1 week, the participant might have to stay on overseas for a few days to finish the course homework.

Organiser / Location of course Course Duration
Malaysian University of Technology
with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

https://www.unisdr.org/we/inform/events/50798
Emergency Response Planning and Communication 20 Nov -1 Dec 2017
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.adpc.net/
Disaster Management Training Course 6-24 Nov 2017
Flood Disaster Risk Management Training Course 4-15 Dec 2017
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

http://www.mdma.ku.dk/programme_layout/
Disaster Recovery Planning and Development 13 Nov - 15 Dec 2017

Need some ideas for your choice? We have prepared a list for you! Please visit the list here.

For details and application, please visit: http://www.hkjcdpri.org.hk/overseas-training-fellowship-for-EM-EMS

 

  Fellowship / CME/CPD
e-Receipt

A new function "e-Receipt" in the iCMECPD website is now available.  Fellows who have settled the payment for 2017 subscription can login to iCMECPD (User's Corner→Receipt for Annual Subscription) to view and print their Annual Subscription receipts online. To reduce environmental impact, printed copies may only be sent upon request starting next year.

e-Receipt for Annual Subscription

CME/CPD Principles & Guidelines 2017-19

Please note that the CME/CPD Principles & Guidelines for the cycle 2017-19 will remain unchanged, i.e. no more than 75 points can be awarded for passive participation in a 3-year cycle. Fellows are strongly advised to maintain a balanced CME/CPD profile with a mix of different activities, in order to capture the full benefit of different types of CME/CPD activities.

The document, Principles & Guidelines 2017-19, is available online here on the Academy website.

(Note: Individual Colleges will have their own set of guidelines based on what have been agreed at the Academy level. There may be specific rules or requirements that the Colleges determine to be relevant for their specialties.)


Fellow's Contact Details Update

The Academy sometimes gets error messages when sending messages to Fellows' registered emails, which may be caused by full mailboxes, invalid addresses, etc. A valid email address is an essential detail for Fellows to gain access to iCMECPD account and view the CME/CPD profile. In order to help us maintain an up-to-date database, please keep us informed whenever there are changes to your email address, mailing address or contact number by logging into your account of iCMECPD (http://www.icmecpd.hk). Please also be reminded to keep your registered emails active by ensuring there is sufficient mailbox capacity.


iCMECPD App now available at App Store and Google Play

To further enhance the online services for CME/CPD, the Academy has developed a mobile application for capturing attendance - iCMECPD App. It is now available at Apple's App Store and Google's Play. Fellows may download the App by scanning the respective QR code below (or search "icmecpd" from App Store/Google Play) and install it in their smartphone with operating system in iOS (8.0 or above) or Android (4.3 or above).

Starting from 2017, Fellows may capture their attendance by using the App to scan the QR code for CME/CPD activities held by the Academy/Colleges at the HKAM Jockey Club Building. The Academy has started liaising with organisers on pilot runs of the App for their activities to be held so that they will gradually use this paperless online accreditation application and attendance capture process from 2017 onward. In addition, briefing sessions will be conducted for organisers to further promote the App and the system.

iCMECPD App Download on the App Store Android app on Google play
iCMECPD App Download iCMECPD App on App Store Download iCMECPD App on Google Play

Online CME/CPD
HKAM/College Topic Deadline for Submission of Answers
Hong Kong Medical Journal Beating “Guangdong Cancer”: A review and update on nasopharyngeal cancer 30 Nov 2017
Hong Kong Medical Journal Immunoglobulin G4–related disease in Hong Kong: clinical features, treatment practices, and its association with multisystem disease 30 Nov 2017
Obstetricians and Gynaecologists HKCOG CME Exercise October 2017 31 Oct 2017
Paediatricians Quizzes from Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 22 No. 4 October 2017 15 Jan 2018
Pathologists The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-Study 2017 (Clinical Microbiology & Infection) – Tenofovir to Prevent Hepatitis B Transmission in Mothers with High Viral Load 31 Dec 2017
Psychiatrists East Asian Archives of Psychiatry_ Volume 27, Number 3, September 2017 1 Dec 2017
Radiologists HKCR Case of October 2017 31 Oct 2017
Please visit the CMe-Learning of iCMECPD website (www.icmecpd.hk) for the latest CME/CPD materials.

 

  Publications
Hong Kong Medical Journal

Hong Kong Medical Journal

Hong Kong Medical Journal is pleased to announce the completion of the HKAMedTrack system <http://www.hkamedtrack.org/hkmj>, an online manuscript submission and peer review system developed by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. The system is a web-based tool designed for manuscript submission, review, and tracking.

HKAMedTrack system will result in greater efficiency and convenience, and faster turnaround times for authors, reviewers, and editors throughout the submission and refereeing process. It will streamline the review process and decrease the time from submission to the initial decision on publication.

Please visit the website which will provide step-by-step guide for authors to submit a paper.
HKAMedTrack

Visit the HKAMedTrack website

HKMJ Impact Factor
The most recent (2016) Impact Factor for Hong Kong Medical Journal is 1.111, according to the 2016 Journal Citation Reports released by Thomson Reuters in 2017. The Editorial Board would like to thank the authors and reviewers for their continuous support.


Highlights of the October 2017 issue:

Editorials  
Doctor for Society: paying tribute to role models of humanitarianism and professionalism  
   
Response to the Food and Drug Administration warning on the use of anaesthetics in young children  
   
Original Articles  

Immunoglobulin G4–related disease in Hong Kong: clinical features, treatment practices, and its association with multisystem disease
Hepatobiliary and pancreatic system, salivary gland, lymph node, and eye were the most common organ systems involved in immunoglobulin (Ig) G4–related disease in Hong Kong. Salivary gland involvement should be screened in patients with IgG4-related disease, especially in the presence of higher level of serum IgG4.

 

Immunoglobulin G4–related disease in Hong Kong: clinical features, treatment practices, and its association with multisystem disease 
   

Occupational stress and burnout among Hong Kong dentists
A study showed that approximately 7.0% of Hong Kong dentists have a high level of overall burnout. Although accounting for a low proportion, this issue should not be overlooked. Peer support and sharing is important for the development of dentistry in Hong Kong.

Occupational stress and burnout among Hong Kong dentists
   

Volume 23 Issue 3 Supplement 2, 2017

Health and Health Services Research Fund
Research Dissemination Reports

Dissemination reports are concise informative reports of health-related research supported by funds administered by the Food and Health Bureau, for example, the Health and Health Services Research Fund (which was consolidated into the Health and Medical Research Fund in December 2011). In this edition, 11 dissemination reports of projects related to tobacco control, neurology, respiratory diseases, traditional Chinese medicine, and reproductive system and childbirth are presented. In particular, four projects are highlighted due to their potentially significant findings, impact on healthcare delivery and practice, and/or contribution to health policy formulation in Hong Kong.

HKMJ - Volume 23 Issue 3 Supplement 2

 

  Event Highlights
2017 CMDA Summit Forum, 9-10 September

A delegation of Academy representatives attended the Summit Forum of China’s Standardised Medical Residency Training organised by the Chinese Medical Doctor Association (CMDA) in Beijing during 9-10 September 2017.

On 10 September, Immediate Past President, Officers, and College representatives hosted a special HKAM session to share the experience of Hong Kong, covering the specialist training system as well as training for different specialties including medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, and paediatrics. This collaboration with CMDA has greatly encouraged knowledge and experience exchange between the Academy and mainland counterparts.

2017 CMDA Summit Forum, 9-10 September
Signing of Cooperation Framework Agreement with Health and Family Planning Commission of Sichuan Province, 27 September 2017

On 27 September 2017, the Health and Family Planning Commission of Sichuan Province and the Academy signed a Cooperation Framework Agreement to collaborate on medical education and specialist training. Director of Health and Family Planning Commission of Sichuan Province Mr. Shen Ji signed the agreement with the Academy President.

Signing of Cooperation Framework Agreement with Health and Family Planning Commission of Sichuan Province, 27 September 2017
Events attended by the President and Officers

Anniversary Conference 2017 of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians, 2 September 2017
Vice-President (Education and Examinations) Prof. Gilberto Leung attended the opening ceremony of the conference as a VIP guests, and joined other guests in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians. The theme of the conference was “From Seedling to Forest – Ever Enriching Primary Care”.

Anniversary Conference 2017 of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians, 2 September 2017

Annual Scientific Meeting of the Federation of Medical Societies of Hong Kong, 10 September 2017
Vice-President (Education and Examinations) Prof. Gilberto Leung delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the meeting, which focused on discussions about innovations in medical care. Prof. Leung reiterated the importance of advancement in medical technologies, playing a strategic role in transforming medicine and the healthcare system.

Annual Scientific Meeting of the Federation of Medical Societies of Hong Kong, 10 September 2017

Fellowship Conferment Ceremony of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine, 16 September 2017 and RCSEd / CSHK Conjoint Diploma Conferment Ceremony and Annual Dinner, 23 September 2017
Vice-President (General Affairs) Dr. C.C. Lau attended the ceremonies as a platform guest and shared the happiness with the newly admitted college fellows whose outstanding achievements were recognised.

Fellowship Conferment Ceremony of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine, 16 September 2017

Debriefing Session on Health Issues related to Drinking Water Safety, 20 September 2017
President Prof. C.S. Lau attended the debriefing session organised by the Centre for Health Protection for a report-back from the Department of Health and Hospital Authority on health sector response in relation to the 2015 lead-in-water incident. Some learning points were shared for better preparedness in future challenges.

 

68th Anniversary Dinner of the HK Doctors National Affairs Alumni Association, 30 September 2017
President Prof. C.S. Lau attended the dinner as one of the officiating guests. The dinner was well attended by medical professionals who were interested in national affairs, as well as government officials.

68th Anniversary Dinner of the HK Doctors National Affairs Alumni Association, 30 September 2017

Hong Kong International Sports Medicine Symposium, 30 September 2017
Vice-President (General Affairs) Dr. C.C. Lau officiated the opening ceremony of the Hong Kong International Sports Medicine Symposium. The theme of the symposium was “Sport Injury - From Emergency Care to Rehabilitation”.

Hong Kong International Sports Medicine Symposium, 30 September 2017

 

  Services / Activities
Enjoy a new Yum Cha experience at the Academy

Yum Cha at the Academy

Online reservation is available now! You can scan the QR code or visit https://www.hkamonline.hk/yumcha to book a table and enjoy our vast range of Cantonese dim sum at the Academy.


Academy Souvenirs

Academy souvenirs A wide range of well-designed, quality Academy gifts and accessories are available at the Academy Lounge. You may also place an order by completing and returning an order form to the Secretariat.

Order Form for the Academy souvenirs

Come to enjoy drinks and premium snack items at the Academy Lounge

The Academy Lounge is a nicely decorated place with cosy atmosphere ideal for social occasions. The Lounge offers a menu of gourmet appetizers and drink specials, as well as BBQ menus.

Summer Mocktails
Selected mocktails are available at the Academy Lounge during July-October. Click here for the mocktails menu.

Service hours  
Monday to Saturday 1200 hrs - 2100 hrs
Sunday and Public Holiday 0900 hrs - 2100 hrs

Academy Lounge        Summer Mocktails available now

BBQ Buffet at Fellows’ Garden

Enjoy the breezy Autumn air as well as special menus such as BBQ buffet menu at the Academy Fellows’ Garden! Our chefs will grill hearty meats and seafood skewers at our outdoor BBQ counter in the Fellows’ Garden. The indoor buffet stations will feature a tasty assortment of starters and main courses. A wide selection of luscious desserts will be prepared to complete the feast.

BBQ Buffet at Fellows’ Garden

Exclusive Dining Privileges at L’Hotel Island South

Present your valid HKAM Fellowship card to enjoy 20% off on buffet, a la carte menu and holiday brunch.  Click here for details.

The offers are valid until 31 December 2017.
Exclusive Dining Privileges at L’Hotel Island South

 

  College Events / Updates
Annual Conference of the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine, 20 October 2017

The Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (HKCEM) will be organising the Annual Conference on 20 October 2017. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Geriatric Emergency Care: Embracing the Challenges”.

Please visit the conference website for details.

SSEM

7th Joint Scientific Meeting of RCR & HKCR and 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of HKCR, 18 – 19 November 2017

The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists will jointly organise the 7th Joint Scientific Meeting of The Royal College of Radiologists & Hong Kong College of Radiologists and 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of HKCR on 18-19 November 2017 (Saturday & Sunday) at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building.

HIGHLIGHTS
Multidisciplinary Symposium: Lymphoma
AOSOR-HKCR Conjoint Session: Oncological Imaging and Intervention
Medical Legal Issues

Please click the following links for detailed information.


Please visit HKCR website for updated meeting programme and information: https://www.hkcr.org/news.php/events_list/cid,0/nid,80

7th Joint Scientific Meeting of RCR & HKCR and 25th ASM of HKCR

The 17th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture, 18 November 2017

Hong Kong College of Radiologists is pleased to announce that the 17th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture entitled Development of Primary Health Care in Hong Kong: Past, Present and Future will be delivered by Professor Sophia Chan, JP, Secretary for Food and Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at Run Run Shaw Hall, First Floor, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, on 18 November 2017 (Saturday), at 7:00 p.m.

It will be a memorable and educational evening for all.  Do come to participate in this auspicious event.

Please click the following link for detailed information.


Please visit the HKCR website https://www.hkcr.org/news.php/events_list/cid,1/nid,91 for further details.
The 17th Ho Hung Chiu Lecture

 

  Other Conferences / Symposia / Courses
Expert Witness Training Course

The Academy of Experts (AoE) will run several Expert Witness Training Programme in Hong Kong in November 2017. The Academy is a supporting organisation for this programme. Fellows can enjoy special rates. Please click here for further details. All the registrations should be sent directly to the organiser by fax at (852) 3010 1269. For enquiry, please contact AoE directly at admin@academy-experts.org.

Expert Witness Training Course

Others

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

27 Sep -
31 Dec 2017

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Presents — Painting Her Way: The Ink Art of Fang Zhaoling

Asia Society Hong Kong Center

5 Nov 2017

International Symposium on Hepatology 2017 and 30th Annual Scientific Meeting

The Hong Kong Association for the Study of Liver Diseases


Enquiries:
Tel: (852) 2155 8557 or 3153 4374
Fax: (852) 2559 6910
E-mail: meeting.hk@mims.com
9-10 Nov 2017 Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance: Meeting the Global Challenge of AMR

Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, The University of Hong Kong


Enquiries:
Tel: (852) 3917 1845
Email: cmel@hku.hk

10 Nov 2017 Distinguished Lecture on Sphincter Preservation: A Never Ending Battle

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


Enquiries:
Tel: (852) 2255 4905
Fax: (852) 2855 1897
Email: dl.surgery@hku.hk

14-18 Nov 2017

Workshop - Private Sector Engagement for Universal Health Coverage From Assessment to Implementation: Strategies and Tools (14-17 Nov) – 50% off registration fee

Knowledge Event - Collaborative Governance in Health System: Partnership of Civil Society, Public and Private Sectors (18 Nov)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Asia Network for Capacity Building in Health System Strengthening


Enquiries:
Email: info_sphpc@cuhk.edu.hk


4 Dec 2017

Conference on “Promoting Intrinsic Capacity in Ageing”

CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing


Enquiries:
Tel: (852) 3943 3503
Email: kelvinkwok@cuhk.edu.hk

14-16 Dec 2017

9th Asian Medical Education Association (AMEA) Symposium cum Frontiers in Medical and Health Sciences Education 2017

Registration deadline: 31 Oct 2017

 

Asian Medical Education Association (AMEA) and Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong


Conference Secretariat:
Tel: (852) 3917 9239
Email: imhse@hku.hk

16 Dec 2017

HKU Department of Ophthalmology Workshop 2017 
"Emergencies In Eye Care" for Frontline Healthcare Professionals

Deadline for Application: 17 November 2017

Department of Ophthalmoloogy, The University of Hong Kong


Event Secretariat:
Tel: 2734 3312
Fax: 2367 3375
Email: conference@pctourshk.com

 

  Announcements from Government Departments / Medical Bodies
Integrity in Practice (2) – Tips for Corruption Prevention by the ICAC

The ICAC has produced a series of case studies to illustrate the legal requirements and risks of corruption or malpractices faced by medical practitioners. Offering and acceptance of illegal advantages was discussed last time, improper acceptance of sponsorship and donation will be covered in this issue.

Series Two : Improper acceptance of sponsorship and donation

Integrity in Practice

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

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

Announcement from the Drug Office of Department of Health

13th Issue of eHealth News

The eHealth News is published to help people understand better the latest eHR development. The most recent issue of eHealth News 《醫健通訊》 has been published and is available at the Electronic Health Record (eHR) Office website:

eHealth News

 

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