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  News / Announcements
Extraordinary General Meeting, 22 June 2017

An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the Academy will be held on 22 June 2017 (Thursday) to admit new Fellows. The EGM will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Council Chamber, 10th Floor, HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. All Fellows are welcome to attend.

Documentary Screening: Unseen Enemy, 2 June 2017

Co-organised by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Medicine, a documentary screening of Unseen Enemy will be held on 2 June 2017 at the Lim Por Yen Lecture Theatre, HKAM Jockey Club Building. Reception will start at 6pm, followed by the documentary feature and panel discussion session.

Unseen Enemy is a documentary about the increased threat of epidemics in our connected world, which looks at three specific cases studies: Ebola, Influenza and Zika. The film, directed by Janet Tobias, has been broadcast in different countries including on RTHK channel in Hong Kong, and screening events have been recently held in other cities such as Washington DC, Brussels and Beijing.

Academics, public health researchers, microbiologists, health officials and medical and health sciences students will be invited to join this special screening event.? The panel discussion will gather representatives from the HKSAR Government, local universities, NAM, as well as the filmmaker to exchange views on the impact of epidemics and discuss how to combat these unseen enemies.

Free admission. Registration is required.

3rd Medical Education Conference, 27 May 2017 - Final Call!

The Academy is organising the 3rd Medical Education Conference (MEC) on 27 May 2017. The theme of this year's Conference is "Modern Trends in Medical Education". The one-day Conference features plenary lectures, symposia and workshops, delivered by renowned local and overseas speakers.

Fellows who have installed and logged into the iCMECPD app can get a special gift from the Academy at the CMECPD counter at the MEC. Come get your gift!

1st IMELF-Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, 26 May 2017
(By Invitation Only)

The Academy will also co-organise the 1st International Medical Education Leaders Forum (IMELF-HKAM) with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada on 26 May 2017 at the Academy building. The IMELF-HKAM event with the theme on "Moderation of Postgraduate Medical Education" will invite worldwide and regional medical leaders to share invaluable experiences and insights, and to provide a thought-provoking discussion platform in medical education.

Manuscript Writing Workshop, 9 June 2017

A Manuscript Writing Workshop will be held by the HKAM Press on 9 June 2017 (Friday) at the Academy building.

Registration fee: Academy Fellow / College Trainee: HK$100*
Others: HK$1,000*
(*A barbecued lunch will be included)

Registration deadline: 26 May 2017

HKAM 25th Anniversary Logo Design Competition - Call for Entries!

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine promoting postgraduate medical education and training, as well as safeguarding standards and encouraging continuing professional development of medical specialists. The Academy is now inviting creative individuals to design a distinct logo for our 25th anniversary. The Best Design will be used in all the Academy's events, and displayed on our letterhead, website, corporate souvenirs and all communication for the year as a visual commemoration.

All Fellows are welcome to submit your designs! Please visit the website of the competition (http://page.hkam.org.hk/25anniversary) for the details and submit logo designs online.


Comprehensive Simulation Educator Course (4-day)
The Comprehensive Simulation Educator Course (CSEC) aims to provide the essential knowledge, and develop learners' competence, in planning a simulation-based education activity, scenario development, direction, execution and debriefing methods. After the course, participants will have an understanding of the basic concepts of learner-centred education.

Different types of simulators and simulation techniques, and their respective applications will be covered to provide the participants with the resources for their teaching purposes. At the end of the course, the participants will have the basic knowledge and skill to plan and run a simulation-based training course, develop the necessary training materials, direct a scenario and debrief the learners on the learning objectives. The course also intends to cultivate interest and passion in simulation-based education, and learners are provided with different methods to maintain and enhance their knowledge and skills in simulation-based education.

Dates: 17, 18, 24 and 25 June 2017
Registration deadline: 18 May 2017

For details, please kindly visit HKJC ILCM website at http://www.hkjcilcm.hk.


HKJC DPRI Participates in the WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine
The 20th World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) Congress convened on the 24-28 April in Toronto, with more than 900 disaster and emergency medicine professionals in attendance. HKJC DPRI had submitted two abstracts about trainings which incorporated virtual reality (VR) simulation elements that HKJC DPRI co-organised with The Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists and Hong Kong Automobile Association respectively.

Abstract topic: High fidelity simulation with the use of 360-degree VR for aeromedical training in search and rescue
The first abstract was for the course “Air Crew Resuscitation Simulation Refresher Course” as part of regular training for the Hong Kong Government Flying Service. The presentation explored the benefits of using VR through participants wearing 360 degree goggles in search and rescue training, which allowed immersive environments, enhanced consistency in training and also enabled veterans’ past experience to be effectively communicated to trainees.

Abstract topic: Use of VR in Motorsports Emergency Training
The second abstract was about the course “Motorsport Medicine Incident Management Course” organised in the view of the first motorsport event in Hong Kong. Game-style VR was used in the training of command and control. The presentation stipulated that using VR enabled participants to make decisions with minimal information, as in real life. It also allowed for flexibility to change scenarios according to participants’ response and create scenarios that have not actually happened.

Pre-congress workshop: Issues related to EMT Training Agenda
HKJC DPRI representative was also invited to speak on the experience of conducting trainings in mainland China. HKJC DPRI shared the objectives and modes of trainings of national Emergency Medical Teams (EMTs) in China, and also some of the strengths of the national EMTs and existing training gaps.

Disaster simulation exercises are effective ways of learning to prepare healthcare professionals who will participate in real disaster response operations. As one of the HKJC DPRI’s project components, HKJC DPRI will develop a series of simulation-based learning components to create engaging and experiential learning opportunities for its participants. For enquires and exploration of partnership with HKJC DPRI, please contact the HKJC DPRI Secretariat at (852) 2871 8507 or via email at hkjcdpri@hkam.org.hk.

Save the Date: Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and Medical Alumni Golf Tournament 2017

Date: 1 November 2017 (Wednesday)
Venue: Hong Kong Golf Club – Fanling (Eden Course)
Details about the golf tournament will be announced in due course.


  College Events / Updates
The 7th IDKD Intensive Course in Hong Kong, 26-28 May 2017

The 7th IDKD Intensive Course, an interactive course in diagnostic imaging, will be held on 26-28 May 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Hong Kong College of Radiologists (HKCR) is honoured to co-organise this event, together with The University of Hong Kong.

Registrations are accepted online at www.idkd.org

Please click the following links for detailed information:

Please refer to the website at www.idkd.org for updated meeting programme and information.

HKCR Musculoskeletal Symposium, 19 June 2017

Hong Kong College of Radiologists will organize a Musculoskeletal Symposium on 19 June 2017 (Monday) at Function Room 1, 2/F, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen.

R.S.V.P. to HKCR Secretariat by
Phone: (852) 2871 8788 / Email: enquiries@hkcr.org / Fax: (852) 2554 0739

Please refer to the website at www.hkcr.org and the Announcement for detailed information.


  Other Conferences / Symposia / Courses
51st Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine & 12th Singapore Public Health & Occupational Medicine Conference, 21-23 July 2017

The 51st Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine & 12th Singapore Public Health & Occupational Medicine Conference, organised by the Academy of Medicine, Singapore and Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, will be held in Singapore on 21-23 July 2017. This Congress will be held in conjunction with the celebration of 60th anniversary of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

Early bird registration deadline: 8 June 2017

Fellows can enjoy special rates.  Please click here for further information.


Date Conference(s) / Symposium(s) / Course(s) Organiser(s)
6 Jun 2017

Medical Teleconference Programme - Topics in Neonatology

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital and Stanford University School of Medicine

Tel: (852) 2595 6410

16 Jun 2017

Health Research Symposium 2017
Registration Deadline: 21 Apr 2017

Food and Health Bureau, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Symposium Secretariat:
Tel: (852) 2559 9973
Fax: (852) 2547 9528
Email: HRS2017@icc.com.hk
Website: http://rfs.fhb.gov.hk



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