I would like, on behalf of the Council, to wish you all a successful and fruitful New Year.
Our Society rendered full support to the College in the Combined Scientific Meeting (CSM) with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in Hong Kong in 2001. Our society sponsored $50,000 to invite Professor Adrian Gelb of Canada to speak in the CSM.
This year annual scientific meeting will be held at Sheraton Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui from 1st November to 3rd November 2002. The theme for the meeting will be "New Frontiers".
In order to encourage the trainee anaesthesiologists to participate in the CSM last year, the Society conferred the conference grant to 9 trainees to attend this joint event. The grant covered the full early bird registration fee for each successful trainee anaesthesiologist.
The Council has decided to do the same to trainee anaesthesiolgists participating the coming ASM 2002 jointly organized by the College and the Society. Please note the details in the newsletter.
In view of the continuing enthusiastic response from nurses in both public and private hospitals and also the feedback from nurses who have graduated from the course, the Society will continue to organize the eighth class of "Certificate Course for Anaesthetic Nursing" started in March 2002.
The Society has organized some short courses with specific themes for nurses to update and enhance their knowledge in certain important clinical areas. As the first dedicated half-day programme titled "Symposium on Recovery Room Care for Nurses" had been a great success.
The Society followed another half-day seminar on "Monitoring in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care". This was held on Saturday 1st December 2001 in the United Christian Hospital. There were 207 applicants from 18 HA and 8 private hospitals and 193 attended. One quarter of the participants came from intensive care while a few came from general surgery. Three participants who achieved the highest marks at the quiz were each awarded of a cash coupon. They were Ms. Mok Pui Hing from Kwok Wah Hospital (1st prize), Ms Leung Suk Mee from the Hong Kong Eye Hospital (2nd prize), and Ms Wanda Lee from Prince of Wales Hospital (3rd prize).
The Society would like to thank the organizing committee: Dr. Tommy Suen, Dr. Steven Wong, Dr. Edmond Chung and Dr. Aaron Lai for such a successful meeting. We would also like to thank our guest speakers Dr. CK Koo, Dr. CH Koo, Dr. Matthew Chan and Dr. Wendy Wong for their kind support and contribution to the symposium.
Another coming Refresher Anaesthesia Symposium for Nurses will be held on 13th April 2002 Saturday afternoon in the Lecture Theatre of the Hospital Authority Head Office Building in Argyle Street Kowloon. New exciting topics on Recovery Room Care for Nurses will be presented. The tentitive tpoics are as follows:
|Monitoring the Post Anaesthetised Patient||Dr. SK Ng|
|Drugs in the Recovery Room||Dr. BB Lee|
|Post Anaesthetised Patient||Dr. KF Ng|
|Crisis Management & Simulator Training||Dr. J Lui|
Poster and application form will sent out to all hospital soon!
The Council agreed that the Society would continue to hold a Spring Dinner, which serve as a welfare function for our existing as well as new members. The dinner will be held on Thursday night 21st February 2002 and members are cordially invited to participate in this social event.
Only a minor cost will be charged and the Society would subsidize major part of the expenses. The Council would also like to invite our honorary lecturers and speakers to this dinner, in token of our thanks and appreciation for their continuing support and contributions to the Society activities.
I look forward to seeing you in the dinner.
Dr. Y.F. Chow
The Annual Scientific Meeting 2002 jointly organized by the SAHK and the HKCA will be from 1st November 2002 (Friday) to 3rd November 2002 (Sunday) at Sheraton Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui. Theme for Meeting will be "New Frontiers".
As the frontiers of medical knowledge are being pushed further outwards as time goes on, we would need to continue to update ourselves for the latest knowledge and technology in Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine and Intensive Care.
This forthcoming year's ASM will offer a comprehensive scientific programme of Symposia, Workshops and Refresher Course Lectures covering various topical issues. Overseas speakers prominent in their sub-specialty field together with respected local speakers will be invited. Dr. Neil Morton (Paediatric anaesthetist and pain specialist) and Dr. William Sibbald (Intensivist) agreed to come.
HKCA and SAHK Annual Scientific Meeting 2002 Trainees' Grant
In order to encourage local trainees to participate the Local ASM, the Society are going to offer up to 15 ordinary (trainee) members with trainee registration fee reimbursed to attend the ASM 2002 at November in Hong Kong.
The deadline of application is 3 weeks before the ASM formal application deadline. The successful applicants will be notified on or before 20/10/2002. For those who are interested, please fill in the enclosed application form and return it by mail or fax to the Convenor, Dr. Tommy Suen, c/o Anaesthetic Department, United Christian Hospital, 130,Hip Wo Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, HKSAR FAX: 23794245
Selection criteria and priorities for the grant are as followings:
Successful applicants will be subjected to a 2 years exemption period of future conference grant.
Note: It is the applicant's responsibilities to obtain prior approval from his/her attached institution, if require, prior to the acceptance of the grant.
This year the Society will continue to offer research and conference grants to her members, with a deadline on 30 June 2002. For those who are interested, please fill in the enclosed application form and return it to the Convenor, Dr. Tommy Suen, c/o Anaesthetic Department, United Christian Hospital, 130,Hhip Wo St. Kwun Tong, HKSAR
Selection criteria and priorities for the conference grant are as followings:
Applicants must be Ordinary Members of the SAHK for 2 consecutive years immediately prior to the application as well as during the time when attending conference. Successful applicants will be subjected to a 3 years exemption period of future conference grant.
Please contact Dr. Tommy Suen for further details of the research grant.