Volume 28 Number 2

Volume 28 Number 2

Annual Subscription – Additional Payment Methods

Debit notes for the 2018 subscriptions have been sent to Fellows and Members. Please settle your subscription as soon as possible. Besides cheque by mail and PayPal, the College also accepts the following payment methods for settling the annual subscriptions.

– E-cheque
– Funds transfer via ATM or internet banking

The annual subscription would be waived for fellows and members aged over 65 or for those who have declared retirement (irrespective of age). The waiving of subscription will start in the following financial year after the fellow/member had attained aged 65 or over or after the retirement application received by the College secretariat. To declare retirement, a written declaration from the applicants confirming that they had retired from all remunerative practice/job/business in or outside Hong Kong. Should you have any questions about the subscription, please contact the College at subscription@hkca.edu.hk.

Clinical Simulation Committee (CSC) Report

Courses in the new financial year have kicked-off in April 2018. The schedule for this year courses may be accessed via HKCA website. Historically many of these courses are fully subscribed by HA for trainees and specialists. Discussion is now in progress to make available some of these courses to all HKCA Fellows. At the meantime, feedback on how best to support the needs of our Fellows is welcome. Following the Strategic Planning meeting in June 2017, Council has formed a HKCA Simulation Development Taskforce to review the governance structure and recommend to Council the future directions of simulation-based education and training in HKCA. The Taskforce is chaired by Dr SO Hing Yu and has met twice over the last 2 months. HKCA has also allocated an annual scholarship fund to sponsor Fellows who are interested to attend simulation-based training courses (including train-the-trainer courses) and scientific meetings. You may access more information at the HKCA website.

Endowed Professorship in Anaesthesiology

Prof Michael Irwin, the past President of the HKCA, was appointed as Daniel CK Yu Professor of Anaesthesiology which is the first Endowed Professorship in Anaesthesiology in Hong Kong. Congratulations to Prof Irwin.

Daniel CK Yu Professor of Anaesthesiology
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 News from a Founding Fellow of HKCA

Prof Chi-wai Cheung, the President of the HKCA, and Dr Simon Chan, the Honorary Secretary of the HKCA, met Dr Clement Yuan, who is one of the founding fellows of the College, at the ANZCA ASM in Sydney. Dr Yuan sent his regards to his friends and former colleagues.

Visit to Government Flying Services

HKCA has been organising Air Crew Resuscitation Simulation course for Government Flying Services (GFS). This course is to provide the principles and hand-on experience of pre-hospital and resuscitation in simulated environment to Air Crewman Officers (ACMOs) of GFS. HKCA organized a site visit to GFS located at the south-western corner of the Hong Kong International Airport on 20 May 2018 together with our collaborators. We were introduced to the latest GFS training equipment and environment including simulated rescue helicopter and virtual reality training system.

Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaesthesiology 2018 (17 – 18 November 2018, Hong Kong)

The Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaesthesiology 2018 (ASM 2018), which is jointly organized by the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists and the Society of Anaesthetists of Hong Kong, will be held on 17 – 18 November 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

ASM 2018 has become one of the most important experience sharing platforms for anaesthetists, intensivists and perioperative physicians in Hong Kong. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Stepping outside the Comfort Zone“. Everyone prefers to stay in their comfort zone due to a sense of familiarity and certainty. In the increasingly competitive world, taking new initiatives and challenges is the cornerstone towards achieving greater excellence. Through knowledge exchanges among experts from across the globe, we hope the knowledge acquired can translate into better clinical practice that will ultimately benefit our patients.

This year’s programme includes Symposia on Perioperative Medicine, Pain, Neuroscience, Regional, Obstetrics, Sedation, Medicolegal, Transfusion and Coagulation, ICU and Aviation Medicine as well as a series of mind-blowing workshops. Please visit our meeting website at http://www.anaesthesiology.hk for more information.

Submit Abstracts and Register NOW!
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 17 September 2018
Deadline for Early-Bird Registration: 17 October 2018
CME/ CPD/ CNE points will be applied for local participants.

For enquiry, please contact the Meeting Secretariat at (852) 2559 9973 or via email to asmhk@icc.com.hk.

Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament 2018

The Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists (HKCORL) is organising the Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament again this year.

Participating Colleges include:
• The Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists
• Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine
• The Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists
• The College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong
• The Hong Kong College of Radiologists

Date and Time:
• Sun 13 May 2018, 14:00 – 17:00
• Sun 20 May 2018, 14:00 – 17:00
• Sun 27 May 2018, 14:00 – 17:00
• Sun June 2018, 14:00 – 17:00
• Sun 9 June 2018, 14:00 – 17:00 (Final Round)

Tournament format: Round-robin

Venue: Indoor Basketball Court, South Island School, 50 Nam Fung Road, Deep Water Bay

20th Congress of Asia Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine and Annual Scientific Meeting 2018 by the Hong Kong Society of Critical Care Medicine (HKSCCM)

The 20th Congress of Asia Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine and Annual Scientific Meeting 2018 organized by the Hong Kong Society of Critical Care Medicine (HKSCCM) will be held on 14-16 December 2018 at Conrad Hong Kong.

Highlighted events include:
• Pre-congress workshop in Haemodynamic Monitoring by overseas experts and Workshop in Critical Care Nephrology.
• 20 overseas experts will share their expertise in various topics in intensive care including Haemodynamic Monitoring, ECMO, Nutrition and Critical Care Nephrology.
• Experts in Intensive Care Medicine from Asia-Pacific regions will share their wisdom and practice in Asia-Pacific Context.
• ICU research/free paper presentation.

Get connected to colleagues in Asia-Pacific Region and save the date.
Details will be announced soon at http://www.hksccm.org/.
email: ccm2018@icc.com.hk
Poster can be downloaded here.

Australian Anaesthesia (colloquially known as the “Blue Book”)

The latest edition of Australian Anaesthesia (the Blue Book) is now available on the ANZCA website. It is published every two years and covers a diverse range of topical information of interest to anaesthesiologists and specialist pain medicine physicians.

New Appointments to Educational Positions in the HKCA

Deputy Chairman of Board of Education:
• Dr Desmond Lam (CMC)

Formal Project Officer:
• Dr Wong, Sau Ching Stanley (HKU)

Assistant Formal Project Officers:
• Dr Chan, Chor San Alfred (PYNEH)
• Dr Lam, Ka Man Carmen (TMH)
• Dr Luk, Ting Hin Terrence (PWH)

Deputy Training Officers:
• Dr Chan, Albert Kam Ming (PWH)
• Dr Wong, Man Kin Henry (PWH)

Coordinators for Basic Sciences Courses:
• Dr Chan, Ho Yin (QEH)
• Dr Chan, Lok Hang (QEH)

Certificates

The certificates of the following fellows have not been collected yet. To collect your certificate, please go to the College’s Office during office hour.

FHKCA:
Chan, Shing Chau, Ng Nga Lai Alice, Lau Kai Chiu, Li Ho Yin Adrian, Wai Ka Ming

FHKCA(IC):
Yuen, Henry Jeffrey

DPM:
Mak Ho Kwong Peter