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  Academy News | December 2017
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  News / Announcements
Annual General Meeting, 15 December 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. All Fellows are welcome to attend.


Annual Fellowship Conferment Ceremony and David Todd Oration 2017

The 24th Annual Fellowship Conferment Ceremony will be held at Run Run Shaw Hall of the Academy building at 6:00 pm on 15 December 2017. 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’.

The Academy has worked with the HKU counterparts to produce a memorial book for Professor Todd, which will be distributed at the David Todd Oration.

All Fellows are welcome to attend the Conferment Ceremony and Oration.


Annual General Meeting, 15 December 2016

Consultation on Nomination and Election of the Two Additional Members from the HKAM in the Medical Council of Hong Kong

The Government has recently made a statement about the revised proposal on the composition of the Medical Council of Hong Kong (MCHK). Under the new proposal, the HKAM will have two additional seats in the MCHK which will be HKAM Fellows elected in accordance with the regulations or procedures of the HKAM. For details, you may refer to the below link from the Legislative Council: https://www.legco.gov.hk/yr16-17/english/bc/bc55/papers/bc5520171025cb2-109-3-e.pdf


The HKAM therefore organised a Consultation Forum on the nomination and election mechanisms of the two additional members from the Academy in the MCHK on 30 November 2017. The suggestion of conducting a survey with Fellows was discussed and generally supported in the Forum. To follow up on the discussion, Fellows are invited to complete a survey, and the questionnaires are being dispatched to Fellows by post this week.  Please complete and return the questionnaire to the HKAM Secretariat on or before 5 January 2018. The feedback collected would be very useful for the HKAM Council to formulate and determine the relevant nomination and election mechanisms.


Consultation Forum on Nomination and Election of the Two Additional Members from the HKAM in the Medical Council of Hong Kong, 30 November 2017

HKAM 25th Anniversary in 2018

HKAM 25th Anniversary 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 of the Logo Design Competition has been refined and will be 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.

HKAM 25th Anniversary in 2018

Save the Dates - Tentative Events during the Anniversary Year 2018

Month/Date Events
13 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.


Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response (ACDPR) 2018: Emerging Challenges & Opportunities Ahead
Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response (ACDPR) 2018: Emerging Challenges & Opportunities Ahead

Date: 13 January 2018 (Saturday)
Location: Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

[Registration is currently open! Please click here]

Organised by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI), with supporting organisations, the third ACDPR will continue the momentum into a more practical and sustained effort from key actors of disaster preparedness and response in Hong Kong. While the first two conferences had raised the interest of targeted emergency institutions with a broad scope of themes, in light of recent major incidents in Hong Kong and overseas, such as the MTR firebomb attack, Lamma ferry disaster, terror attack in Manchester Arena, Champs Elysees attack in Paris, etc., we aspire that subsequent conferences can bring in ideas on practical solutions to emerging specific disaster risks for a metropolitan city like Hong Kong.

Programme

Plenary Speech
  • Leadership for the new era of emerging challenges
  • Super typhoon Hato: Contingency plans for maintaining public services
Parallel Track 1
Sub-theme: Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Defense (CBRNE) and Terrorism Sub-theme: Multi-sectoral Approach and Cross-border Planning for Pandemic Preparedness
Parallel Track 2
Sub-theme: Safety of Mass Gathering and Major Events Sub-theme: Community Disaster Preparedness and Collaboration
Parallel Track 3
Sub-theme: Hong Kong’s Preparedness in a Changing Climate Sub-theme: Disaster Research Essentials and Knowledge Management
Parallel Track 4
Sub-theme: Policy Implication of Health Impacts of Climate Change in Hong Kong - What's next? Sub-theme: Emergency Management from a Practical Perspective


For more information, please email to registration@acdpr2018.com; and keep track of conference updates on http://acdpr.hkjcdpri.org.hk/.

Conference Affiliated Events

Organised by one of the Supporting Organisations of ACDPR, Hong Kong Association for Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine (HKACCM), the below two conference affiliated events will equip participants with further knowledge in responding to a disaster. These stand-alone events are managed and administered directly by the HKACCM.

Advanced HazMat Life Support Course (AHLS)
Date: 11 – 12 January 2018 (Thurs & Fri)
Deadline for registration: 29 December 2017

Advanced Disaster Medical Response Course (ADMR)
Date: 15 – 16 January 2018 (Mon & Tues)
Deadline for registration: 29 December 2017

For more information, please visit: http://acdpr.hkjcdpri.org.hk/affiliatedevents.php

Please direct any enquiries or registration to Ms. Kwan of HKACCM at 6383-0430 or info@hkaccm.net.

Advanced HazMat Life Support Course (AHLS)

Save the Date: 4th Medical Education Conference, 5 May 2018

The Academy is organising the 4th Medical Education Conference on 5 May 2018. The theme of this year's Conference is "Cultivating Research and Professionalism in Medical Education". The one-day Conference features plenary lectures, symposia and workshops, delivered by renowned local and overseas speakers.

More details about the programme and registration will be announced later.

Early Closure of the Secretariat, Dining Room and Academy Lounge on 22 & 24 December 2017

The Secretariat offices, dining room and Academy Lounge will be closed early on 22 and 24 December 2017.

22 December 2017 (Winter Solstice)

Secretariat 1:00 p.m.
Dining Room 3:00 p.m.
Academy Lounge 3:00 p.m.


24 December 2017 (Christmas Eve)

Dining Room 3:00 p.m.
Academy Lounge 3:00 p.m.

HKJC ILCM Updates

Position Statement on Simulation-based Learning
With the aim to promote innovative simulation-based learning and research of high quality and to be conducted in the most effective way to enable healthcare professionals to deliver safe and quality patient care, HKJC ILCM has issued a “Position Statement on Simulation-based Learning” to provide guidance for safe and effective use of simulation-based learning methods in postgraduate education and training of healthcare professionals.

Full statement can be accessible here or on the websites of the Academy and HKJC ILCM.

 

Comprehensive Simulation Educator Course (CSEC), 23-26 November 2017
The November 2017 session of CSEC has been successfully completed, with participation by 24 healthcare professionals from the Hospital Authority and other healthcare education institutions.  Intertwined with didactic lectures, discussions, events and innovative scenarios, all participants were indulged into the interactive and experiential learning activities during that 4-day Course. Feeling somewhat exhausted but obtaining exhilarating and rewarding experiences were common remarks expressed by the participants at the end of the Course. It is unanimously agreed that CSEC is a recommendable course to their colleagues.


Comprehensive Simulation Educator Course (CSEC), 23-26 November 2017

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.

** 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.

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

INTAKE STILL IN PROGRESS! HKJCDPRI Overseas Training Fellowship for Emergency Medicine (EM) / Emergency Medical Services (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
Obstetricians and Gynaecologists HKCOG CME Exercise December 2017 31 Dec 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 4, December 2017 1 Mar 2018
Radiologists HKCR Case of December 2017 31 Dec 2017
Radiologists Gadoxetic Acid-enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Contrast-enhanced Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma 15 Jan 2017
Radiologists Update on Positron Emission Tomography for Hepatocellular Carcinoma 15 Jan 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 December 2017 issue:

Editorials  
   
Fertility preservation in young cancer patients as a springboard to address the needs of this unique population  
   
Public access defibrillation: the road ahead  
   
Original Article  

Patient opinion of lower urinary tract symptoms and their treatment: a cross-sectional survey in Hong Kong public urology clinics
Although day-time voiding symptoms have long been regarded as the more bothersome lower urinary tract symptom, results from this survey showed that nocturia was exceedingly common and could be highly bothersome to Hong Kong patients.

Patient opinion of lower urinary tract symptoms and their treatment: a cross-sectional survey in Hong Kong public urology clinics 
   
Review Article  

Polycystic ovary syndrome: a common reproductive syndrome with long-term metabolic consequences
Given the burden of metabolic complications associated with polycystic ovary syndrome, there has been much recent discussion regarding the potential need to rename the syndrome to better highlight its metabolic consequences, in addition to the known reproductive features.

Polycystic ovary syndrome: a common reproductive syndrome with long-term metabolic consequences
   

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
Council Dinner, 16 November 2017

The Academy Council hosted a dinner with distinguished young Fellows selected by their respective Colleges. A total of 26 young Fellows were recognised for their outstanding achievement in their professional career, examinations or active involvement in the businesses of either the Academy or Colleges. The Academy’s Honorary Fellow, Prof. Rosie Young, shared a few words of wisdom, and enlightened the importance of continuing medical education and continuous professional development and cultivating future leaders. President Prof. C.S. Lau introduced the Academy’s newly established Young Fellows Chapter, composing 15 young Fellows from all the Academy Colleges. Vice-President (General Affairs) Dr. C.C. Lau reiterated the wish to engage young Fellows and hear their different views on various matters. The evening turned out to be very enjoyable.

Council Dinner, 16 November 2017

Council Dinner, 16 November 2017
Visit from Zhejiang University, 6 December 2017

Led by Dean Prof. Xu Zhengping, the delegation from the School of Public Health of Zhejiang University paid a visit to the Academy on 6 December 2017. Academy President, Immediate Past President and Officer as well as President of The Hong Kong College of Family Physicians and Vice President of The Hong Kong College of Community Medicine received the delegation.  Prof. Li Lu, Director General of the Education, Science and Technology Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR, also attended the meeting. They had discussions on the development of specialist training and public health in the two regions. The delegation also visited the HKJC ILCM and was impressed by the facilities of the Centre.

Visit from Zhejiang University, 6 December 2017
Events attended by the President and Officers

21ST Annual General Meeting of the ICSM, 11 November 2017
President Prof. C.S. Lau officiated at the opening ceremony of the 21st Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Medicine. The theme of the meeting was about 21st century science, aiming to enhance understanding of cardiovascular diseases, stimulate new and exciting areas of research, and encourage further collaboration between basic and clinical researchers throughout the region.

21ST Annual General Meeting of the ICSM, 11 November 2017

Conferment Ceremonies of the Academy Colleges
Officers offered the new College fellows heartfelt congratulations on their remarkable achievements and wished them all the best in their professional career.

 

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / The Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists - Joint Conferment Ceremony, 11 November 2017

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / The Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists - Joint Conferment Ceremony, 11 November 2017

The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists - 17th Joint Ceremonies for Admission of New Fellows, 18 November 2017

The Royal College of Radiologists and Hong Kong College of Radiologists - 17th Joint Ceremonies for Admission of New Fellows, 18 November 2017

The Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists - 31st Congregation, 19 November 2017

The Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists - 31st Congregation, 19 November 2017

The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Fellowship / Membership Conferment Ceremony, 25 November 2017

The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Fellowship / Membership Conferment Ceremony, 25 November 2017

The College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong - Fellowship / Membership Conferment, 26 November 2017

 

“Share the Joy of a Wish 2017”, 28 November 2017
President Prof. C.S. Lau officiated at the launch ceremony of the “Share the Joy of a Wish 2017” campaign organised by the Make-A-Wish Hong Kong. The campaign aims to bring hope, strength and joy to children with critical illnesses.

“Share the Joy of a Wish 2017”, 28 November 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.

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

Academy Lounge

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

 

  Other Conferences / Symposia / Courses
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

Dec 2017 -
2018

Master of Science / Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health 2018-19

Application: Sep 2017 - 1 May 2018

Depatrtment of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Contact Information:
Ms. Sarah Chia
Tel: (852) 2607 6029
Email: pgmentalhealth@cuhk.edu.hk

16 Dec 2017

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

Registration is closed. No on-site registration will be accepted on 16 December 2017

Department of Ophthalmoloogy, The University of Hong Kong


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

16 Dec 2017 Hong Kong Summit of Global Health Leaders

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


Enquiries:
Email: med130guests@hku.hk

Feb – Jun 2018

Certificate Courses in Mental Health 2018

Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

16-17 Mar 2018 CUMEC 2018

Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Contact:
Email: cumec@med.cuhk.edu.hk

19-21 Apr 2018

NESA Days 2018

The New European Surgical Academy (NESA)


Contact:
Email: info@nesadays2018.org

Sep 2018

Taught Postgraduate Programmes - 2018 September Intake

Information Sessions:
12 Jan 2018
24 Mar 2018

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


Contact:
Tel: (852) 2252 8466
Email: sph_tpg@cuhk.edu.hk

 

  Announcements from Government Departments / Medical Bodies
Integrity in Practice (4) – Tips for Corruption Prevention by the ICAC

Since September, the ICAC has produced a series of case studies to illustrate the legal requirements and risks of corruption or malpractices faced by medical practitioners. In this fourth issue, different scenarios relating to conflict of interest will be discussed.

Series Four: Conflict of Interest

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

14th 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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