Over the years, the Academy has organised and hosted diverse events to keep attendees abreast of the latest developments in healthcare policies, practices, and services in Hong Kong and around the world. The educational events, including conferences, lectures, symposia, seminars, workshops, and more, cater to the many different needs of Academy Fellows, specialist trainees, other healthcare professionals, medical students, and many more audiences.

Medical Education Conference (MEC)

MEC is one of the annual flagship events of the Academy, being organised annually with the support from renowned healthcare professionals, educators, trainers and experts around the globe. Plenary lectures, symposia and workshops echoing the theme are included in the programme, maintaining high standards of medical and dental professional through the embrace of different latest medical knowledges, practices and development.

Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (AMM) - Academy of Medicine, Singapore (AMS) – Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM) Tripartite Congress of Medicine

The AMM–AMS–HKAM Tripartite Congress of Medicine is a large-scale conference supported by medical and dental experts, educators and researchers from Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, symbolising the long-term relations built between the Academies over the years. In the Congress, guest speakers broaden participants’ views with a series of programmes relating to the latest development of medical and dental specialties in Asia regions. Healthcare professionals are also welcome to register for the Congress in Malaysia and Singapore every year.


David Todd Oration

David Todd Oration is one of the Academy’s prestigious lectures, paying tribute to and named after Professor Sir David Todd, the founding President of the Academy. The oration, since 1995, is organised every year in conjunction with the Academy’s Annual Conferment Ceremony. Outstanding specialist in the medical-related field with significant achievements and contributions is invited as the Orator of the year to share experiences and insights gained in medical aspects. 

YearOratorTopic
1997Prof. Yuet-wai Kan
(Expert in human genetics and haematology)
Molecular Medicine: From Diagnosis to Gene Therapy
1999Dr. Eng-kiong Yeoh
(Secretary for Health and Welfare, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
Doctors and Dinosaurs
2000Mrs. Anson Chan
(Chief Secretary for Administration, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
Hong Kong: Cycles of Change
2001Mr. Antony Kam-chung Leung
(Financial Secretary, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
Commitment to Excellence: a Public/Private Sector Partnership
2002Dr. Bernard Langer
(Past President, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada)
Continuous Professional Development - Good for Patients and for Doctors
2003Prof. Carol Black
(President, Royal College of Physicians of London)
Targeting in on Organ-based Fibrosis
2004Prof. Rosie Young
(Emeritus Professor, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)
A Reflection on SARS - One Year On
2005Prof. Nan-shan Zhong
(President, Chinese Medical Association)
Chronic Cough - China Aspect
2006Prof. the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff
(President, Royal Society of Medicine)
Difficult Decisions at the End of Life
2007Prof. Jie-fu Huang
(Vice Minister of Health, People’s Republic of China)
Healthcare for Tomorrow’s China
2008Mrs. Rita Lai-tai Fan Hsu
(Member, Standing Committee of the Eleventh National People’s Congress of the PRC)
The Age of Communications
2009Prof. Ron Zimmern
(Executive Director, PHG Foundation)
Genomics, Personalised Medicine and the Role of Public Health in the 21st Century
2010Prof. Malik Peiris
(Chair Professor, Microbiology at The University of Hong Kong; Honorary Consultant Microbiologist, Queen Mary Hospital; Scientific Director, HKU-Pasteur Research Centre in Hong Kong)
Plagues Past, Present and Future
2011Prof. Dennis Yuk-ming Lo
(Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine & Professor of Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Non-invasive Prenatal Diagnosis: From Dream to Reality
2012Prof. Sum-ping Lee
(Dean, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)
Whither Medical Humanities
2013Prof. Richard Yue-chim Wong
(Chair of Economics, Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy, The University of Hong Kong)
On Tackling Hard Problems in Modern Society
2014Prof. Tak-wah Mak
(Director, Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research)
Anti-Cancer Therapeutics, Put the Cart before the Horses
2015Prof. Joseph Jao-yiu Sung
(Vice-Chancellor and President, Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
We Are What We Eat? The Microbiota Biofilm and Gastro-intestinal Diseases
2016Prof. Peter Mathieson 
(President and Vice-Chancellor, Honorary Professor of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)
The Rising Tide of Kidney Disease
2017Prof. Gabriel Leung
(Dean, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)
Coming Full Circle
2018Prof. Kwok-yung Yuen
(Henry Fok Professor in Infectious Diseases, Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)
Emerging Infectious Diseases and Beyond
2019Prof. John Chi-yan Leong
(Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Former Chairman, Hospital Authority)

Twice Rendezvous with Hospital Authority
2020
Prof. Francis Ka-leung Chan
(Dean, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) 
Being a leader 
2021
Dr. Donald Kwok-tung Li (Immediate Past President, World Organization of Family Doctors; Past President, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine)
Faith, Hope, and Love


Halnan Lecture

Halnan Lecture is usually held as part of the Academy’s annual or international congress. This platform provides an opportunity for medical and dental professionals to learn from experienced specialists in medical-related fields. The lecture is named after the late Dr. Keith Halnan, Chairman of the Working Party on Postgraduate Medical Education and Training, which made recommendation to the Government in 1988 on establishing the Academy by statute.

YearSpeakerTopic
1998Prof. Sir David Todd
(Founding President, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine)
Medicine Quo Vadis
2002Prof. Guy Vallancien
(Professor, Department of Urology, Institut Montsouris, Paris)
From Open Surgery to Robotics
2003Prof. Arthur Kwok-cheung Li
(Secretary for Education and Manpower, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
Medical Education and Training
2006Dr. York Chow
(Secretary for Health, Welfare & Food, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
Prepare for the Worst, Commit for the Best
2008Prof. Zhu Chen
(Minister of Health, People’s Republic of China)
Healthcare Reform in China
2010Prof. Kin-hung Lee
(Past Chairman, The Medical Council of Hong Kong)
Changing Concepts on Medical Ethics
2013Prof. Dame Carol Black
(Chairman, Nuffield Trust, United Kingdom)
Is the Present Medical Work Force Fit for Purpose
2018Dr. Humayun Chaudhry
(President and Chief Executive Officer, The Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc, United States)
Medical Regulation: Supporting Technology, Protecting Patients
2019Mr. Ricky Man-kin Chu
(Chairperson, Equal Opportunities Commission, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
Knocking Down Barriers to Inclusive Healthcare


Anniversary Celebrations

Over the years, the Academy plays a unique and prominent role in maintaining high standards of medical and dental specialists in Hong Kong through continuing medical education and continuous professional development. Every anniversary marks the milestones of the Academy and its progress steps to the betterment of health care for Hong Kong citizens.

25th Anniversary