Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
  Academy News | February 2018

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  News / Announcements
HKAM 25th Anniversary in 2018

Save the Dates - Events during the Anniversary Year 2018

Month/Date Events
26 Feb Anniversary Celebration Kick-off and Spring Luncheon with Media
5 May Medical Education Conference
Theme: Cultivating Professionalism and Research in Medical Education
Jul-Oct Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament
3 Oct Golf Tournament
7-9 Dec Anniversary Congress
Theme: Beyond 25: New Paradigms in Healthcare
7 Dec - President’s Dinner (by invitation only)
8 Dec - Opening Ceremony and Silver Jubilee Gala Dinner
8 Dec Annual Fellowship Conferment Ceremony

More details will be available as our plans develop. We shall keep Fellows up to date through the monthly eNews, Academy website, and Facebook.


Professor Sir David Todd – A Visionary Medical Gentleman

A memorial book for Professor Sir David Todd was produced and distributed at the conferment ceremony held in last December.  Fellows may now come to the Academy Lounge on 3/F or the Secretariat Office on 10/F of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building to get a complimentary copy. The books are available until 29 March 2018, while stock lasts.

Professor Sir David Todd – A Visionary Medical Gentleman

4th Medical Education Conference, 5 May 2018

The Academy is organising the 4th Medical Education Conference (MEC) on 5 May 2018. The theme of this year’s conference is “Cultivating Professionalism and Research in Medical Education”. The one-day Conference features plenary lectures, symposia and workshops, delivered by renowned local and overseas speakers such as Professor Terence Stephenson, Chair, General Medical Council, UK and Dr. Peter Angood, CEO and President, American Association of Physician Leadership, USA.

4th Medical Education Conference, 5 May 2018

Transplant Ethics: Looking Forward

A conference jointly organised by the Academy and The University of Chicago Medicine will be held on 24 March 2018. Distinguished speakers from overseas and Hong Kong will discuss the future of transplantation with a focus on the ethical issues across Western and Chinese cultures. Please find more details here and register early.

Transplant Ethics: Looking Forward

Symposium on Healthcare Facilities Management

The Academy and the Department of Health are jointly organising the Symposium on Healthcare Facilities Management.  The main aim of the symposium is to introduce to the stakeholders the existing legislation that are of particular relevance to Private Healthcare Facilities, as well as issues in relation to infection control.

The symposium will be held at the Academy building on 7 April 2018 (Saturday).  Please click here for the provisional programme and registration form. Please return the reply slip by fax to (852) 2117 0436 or by email (orphf.pds@dh.gov.hk) on or before 28 February 2018.  


HKJC ILCM Updates

HKJC ILCM Upcoming Courses:

  Course Title Course Period Application Status
1 Debriefing Skills for Simulation Instructors Course (DSSIC) – 2-day 14-15 April 2018
(Sat-Sun)
Application closes on 26 March 2018
2 Comprehensive Simulation Educator Course (CSEC) – 4-day 12-13 and 16-17 May 2018
(Sat-Sun and Wed-Thu)
Application closes on 13 April 2018
3 Advanced Debriefing Course (ADC) by Center for Medical Simulation – 4-day 17 and 19 - 21 June 2018
(Sun and Tue-Thu)
Application closes on 20 April 2018

For details of the above courses 1 - 3, please visit ILCM website at hkjcilcm.hk
Enquiries: 28718718 or hkjcilcm@hkam.org.hk

Course Highlights:

Debriefing Skills for Simulation Instructors Course (DSSIC)
This newly developed DSSIC aims to provide the essential knowledge and skills to develop learners’ competence in debriefing methods commonly used in simulation training courses. This course is suitable for those who wish to learn more about simulation-based learning and to apply the techniques of debriefing and feedback as a tool in teaching adult learners.

DSSIC is a two-day course and will be held at ILCM on 14-15 April 2018 (Saturday and Sunday). The primary audience would be healthcare professionals who would like to start simulation-based teaching in their field.

Advanced Debriefing Course (ADC)
With an emphasis on debriefing skills, this course is designed to enhance and extend instructional techniques learned in the IMS Simulation Instructor Course. Using high-leverage methods from experiential learning and organizational psychology, this 4-day intensive immersion in debriefing, taught by senior faculties from Institute for Medical Simulation (IMS) / Harvard Medical School, uses extensive practice and feedback to help attendees become more reflective about their instructional practices.

The course is scheduled on 17 and 19 – 21 June 2018 (Sunday and Tuesday to Thursday) at HKJC ILCM for graduates of IMS Simulation Instructor Course (IMS Course) or ILCM Comprehensive Simulation Educator Course (CSEC).

Applicants being successfully enrolled in ADC via Colleges’ nomination may enjoy sponsorship from the Academy on part of the course fee, subject to quota available.


HKJCDPRI Updates

Three FREE Short Summer Courses on Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Topics now open for enrollment!
Three FREE Short Summer Courses on disaster and medical humanitarian topics are now open for enrollment. The courses are organised by the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care (JCSPHPC), and Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) of the CUHK in collaboration with Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCCDPRI). The course is for anyone who is interested in learning more about Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response, and is open to people from all backgrounds and disciplines.

  1. Disaster and Humanitarian Crisis (19-22 June 2018)
  2. Research Methodology For Disaster And Medical Humanitarian Response (23 June, 3-4 July 2018)
  3. Global Health Perspectives Of Humanitarian Crisis & Human Security (5-7, 9 July 2018)


Venue: JC School of Public Health & Primary Care, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin

Click here to learn more about the courses and the application method. The deadline of application is 30 April 2018.

Please direct any enquiries to Dr. Tony Yung (Senior Lecturer, CUHK) at yungtony@cuhk.edu.hk / (852) 2252 8468 / www.ccouc.org


Three FREE Short Summer Courses on Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Topics now open for enrollment!

Two New Webcasts Out Now
The HKJCDPRI has released two new webcasts recorded from the Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response 2018.

The first webcast, “Leadership in Disaster Management”, was delivered by Mr. Dick Lee Ming Kwai, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Institute for Public Administration and Former Commissioner of Hong Kong Police Force. Mr. Lee shared his experience and insights in the essentials of effective leadership in different phases of disaster management. The seminar will bring you a lot of memories related to major emergency incidents in Hong Kong in recent decades.

The second webcast, “Policy Implication of Health Impacts of Climate Change in Hong Kong – What’s Next?”, was delivered by Ms. Heidi Hung, graduate fellow of the CCOUC. Ms. Hung shared with participants the direct relationship between elevated temperatures and higher mortality and morbidity rates, and the harmful effects of worsening air quality on respiratory and cardiovascular health following climate change. Recommendations for policy makers were highlighted in the seminar.

For more webcasts, please visit: http://www.hkjcdpri.org.hk/elearning/webinar.


Leadership in Disaster Management



Policy Implication of Health Impacts of Climate Change in Hong Kong – What’s Next?

A Training Guide for Designing Research in Disaster-affected Settings now available!
To promote best practices in disaster research and evaluation, the HKJCDPRI collaborated with the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights to develop a research training guide and accompanying study tools. Other collaborating parties of the project included the Curtin University, Kunming Medical University, the Centre for Victims of Torture Nepal and the CCOUC.

The manual provides guidance for creating effective research questions, building strong partnerships, and collecting data in emergencies, illustrated with real-life examples.

The Training Guide can be accessed here: http://www.hkjcdpri.org.hk/designing-research-disaster-affected-settings-training-guide-informed-study-adolescent-resilience

Data Collection Tools: Qualitative Interview Guides and Quantitative Questionnaire are also available upon request. Please email hkjcdpri@hkam.org.hk if you would like a copy of the Data Collection Tools.


A Training Guide for Designing Research in Disaster-affected Settings now available!

 

  Fellowship / CME/CPD
Annual Subscriptions - Credit Card Online Payment Service

To facilitate more efficient payment procedures, the Academy has launched the credit card online payment service in mid-January 2018. Now, Fellows can save time and settle HKAM Fellowship annual subscriptions conveniently and quickly through online payment on the iCMECPD website.

What are the benefits?

  • Save time and postage cost
  • Settle annual subscription anytime, anywhere by using computer or mobile device
  • Ensure your subscription can be settled on-time without delay
  • Payment history and e-receipt are available anytime
  • Go paperless to help the environment and reduce paperwork

How to get started?

Fellows can log into iCMECPD (https://www.icmecpd.hk/) and choose “Annual Subscription” under “Fellow’s Area” of the main menu to settle the payment.

Click HERE to read Quick user guide

e-Receipt for Annual Subscription

e-Receipt

A new function "e-Receipt" on the iCMECPD website is now available.  Fellows who have settled the payment for 2018 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, Fellows can indicate their preference in the debit note on whether to receive official receipt by post while settling the payment by cheque or Dah Sing HKAM Platinum Card.

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 Emergency thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke: current evidence, international guidelines and local clinical practice 31 Mar 2018
Hong Kong Medical Journal Implications of nipple discharge in Hong Kong Chinese women 31 Mar 2018
Paediatricians Quizzes from Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 23 No. 1 January 2018 15 Apr 2018
Pathologists The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-Study 2018 (Chemical Pathology) – The Management of Primary Aldosteronism: Case Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline 30 Apr 2018
Psychiatrists East Asian Archives of Psychiatry_ Volume 27, Number 4, December 2017 1 Mar 2018
Radiologists HKCR Case of February 2018 28 Feb 2018
Radiologists MRI for Staging of Primary Rectal Cancer: Imaging Prognosticators 28 Feb 2018
Radiologists Wait-and-wait Approach for Clinical Complete Responders after Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Rectal Cancer 28 Feb 2018
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


February 2018 issue now available at www.hkmj.org

Highlights of the February 2018 issue:

Original Article  
   
Characteristics and clinical outcomes of living renal donors in Hong Kong
The overall surgical outcomes of living kidney donors have been good, especially after the introduction of keyhole surgery, conclude YL Hong et al in a review of renal donors. Relatives of patients who have end-stage kidney disease should be encouraged to consider the possibility of kidney donation.
Hong Kong Med J 2018 Feb;24(1):11–7
Characteristics and clinical outcomes of living renal donors in Hong Kong 
   
Original Article  

[CME] Implications of nipple discharge in Hong Kong Chinese women
Blood-stained nipple discharge and an associated breast mass at presentation could indicate malignancy, according to an analysis by WM Kan et al. A period of watchful waiting is a reasonable alternative to surgical intervention in patients with inferred benign pathology.
Hong Kong Med J 2018 Feb;24(1):18–24

Implications of nipple discharge in Hong Kong Chinese women 
   
Original Article  

Injuries and envenomation by exotic pets in Hong Kong
Most of the exotic pet bites that occurred in Hong Kong in the past decade or so came from reptiles, including venomous snakes. Emergency physicians need to be aware of the appropriate management of such injuries, advise Vember CH Ng et al.
Hong Kong Med J 2018 Feb;24(1):48–55

Injuries and envenomation by exotic pets in Hong Kong
Image: HKAM Press
   
Review Article  

End-of-life services for older people in residential care homes in Hong Kong
Respecting patients’ preferences for the dying process—such as pain and symptom control, dignity, privacy, and place of death—is key to achieving a ‘good death’. James KH Luk reviews the role of Hong Kong’s residential care homes in improving the quality of death.
Hong Kong Med J 2018 Feb;24(1):63–7

End-of-life services for older people in residential care homes in Hong Kong
   
Medical Practice  

[CME] Emergency thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke: current evidence, international guidelines, and local clinical practice
Restoring blood flow by mechanical clot removal (thrombectomy) has revolutionised treatment for acute ischaemic stroke. Anderson CO Tsang et al summarise the evidence and current guidelines for emergency thrombectomy and ask local clinicians about their experience and opinions of this new procedure.
Hong Kong Med J 2018 Feb;24(1):73–80

Emergency thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke: current evidence, international guidelines, and local clinical practice
Image: HKAM Press

 

  Event Highlights
Career Talk co-organised with Hospital Authority, 20 January 2018

The Academy co-organised a Career Talk for interns with Hospital Authority (HA) on 20 January 2018 (Saturday) at the Academy building featuring highlights from the centrally-coordinated recruitment exercise for resident trainees. President Prof. C.S. Lau attended the event and briefed the interns on postgraduate specialist training. He also introduced the function, facilities and developments of the Academy. After the presentations by the President and HA representatives, 17 specialties were divided into two batches with representatives from HA and the Academy to answer enquiries from the interns. The Career Talk attracted over 100 interns and they were very enthusiastic about specialist training.

Career Talk co-organised with Hospital Authority, 20 January 2018
Assessment Workshop

The Education Committee of the Academy organised an Assessment Workshop on 6 and 7 January 2018 at the Academy Building.  The workshop aimed to provide Fellows with an opportunity to keep abreast of the good practices in assessment, share the assessment experiences and discuss assessment standards / methods relevant to postgraduate training.

A total of 31 participants from 14 Colleges attended the workshop and their feedback towards the workshop were positive.

Assessment Workshop
The 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of CMA and the 2nd Pak-China Medical Congress & Belt and Road Forum of Medical Associations

President Prof. C.S. Lau and Honorary Treasurer Dr. Y.F. Chow attended the event organised by the Chinese Medical Association (CMA) on 26-27 January 2018.  At the Belt and Road Forum, Prof. Lau delivered a presentation on medical education and Dr. Chow shared the disaster management experience of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute.  They also had a special meeting with the CMA representatives to exchange views.

The 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of CMA and the 2nd Pak-China Medical Congress & Belt and Road Forum of Medical Associations
Events attended by the President and Officers

Inauguration Ceremony of Medsomnium - Medical Society of C.U.S.U., 25 January 2018
Vice-President (Education and Examinations) Prof. Gilberto Leung attended as a guest of honour to officiate at the inauguration ceremony of the Medical Society, the Student Union of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (C.U.S.U.). Prof. Leung extended congratulations to the members of the Medsomnium and best wishes for every success in future endeavours as they work for the good of medical students.

Inauguration Ceremony of Medsomnium - Medical Society of C.U.S.U., 25 January 2018

 

  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


*The Academy Lounge and the Dining Room will be closed at 2:00 p.m. on 15 February for the Chinese New Year and stock-taking. Services will be resumed on 26 February.

Academy Lounge

BBQ Buffet at Fellow’s 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.

Menu

BBQ Buffet at Fellow’s Garden

Exclusive Dining Privileges at L’hotel Island South

Present your valid HKAM Fellowship card to enjoy 18% off on semi-buffet lunch, buffet / a la carte dinner and holiday brunch. The offers are valid until 31 December 2018. Please click here for details.

Exclusive Offers on Chinese New Year Puddings and Hampers

 

  Other Conferences / Symposia / Courses
Others

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

Dec 2017 -
2018

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

Application: Sep 2017 - 1 May 2018

Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


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

Feb – Jun 2018

Certificate Courses in Mental Health 2018

Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

27 Feb 2018

Medical Teleconference Programme - Topics in Neonatology

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital and Stanford University School of Medicine


Enquiries: Tel: (852) 2595 6410

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 Session:
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
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 has been published and is available at the Electronic Health Record (eHR) Office website:

eHealth News

 

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