This is my second Presidentˇ¦s message and first of all, let me extend my warmest wish for all of you in the Year of the Dog. Hope everyone will stay healthy (amid all the bird flu crisis which is slowly creeping into Hong Kong) and have an enjoyable year. The first main function of the OGSHK is to organize scientific/ CME/ CNE meetings. These meetings not only serve educational purpose but they will enhance fraternity among all our members. Members can meet and chat with each other after a busy day in clinic and hospital. Because of the rising economy, commercial sponsors are more eager to host scientific meetings together with the Society, so we will expect more meetings to be organized in the coming years. As some of our members may not be able to attend these CME meetings personally, we have try our best to obtain the PowerPoint slides of the speaker (subject to the approval of the speaker) and put in our Society website. Members can go through these lecture slides anytime after the meeting. In connection with the society website, I am glad to inform members that the whole site was revamped so as to make it more comprehensive to our members/public and to make it more user friendly. The website address has also been simplified (www.ogshk.org), please spend a few minutes to browse through it and if there is any comments you can send to me or the Webmaster Dr. May Chan. May is pivotal in the revamp of the Society website, without her help, this exercise will just be impossible.
The second main function of the Society is for liaison with other international O&G Societies. Dr. KM Mok and I represented OGSHK to attend the Seoul AOFOG meeting in October 2005. There were about 15 delegates from Hong Kong and our participation was quite active (as Session chairman, speakers and posters etc). Prof PC Ho was re-elected as Honorary Treasurer of the AOFOG. and Dr. Ernest Ng agreed to represent Hong Kong in the Reproductive Endocrinology Subcommittee of the AOFOG.. The next AOFOG meeting will be held in 2007 in Japan (The first FIGO meeting was also held in Japan 50 years ago) and in New Zealand in 2009.
The next FIGO meeting will be held in Kuala Lumpur this November and there would be a large delegation from Hong Kong. Please join the meeting as the scientific content and social functions are very good quality. Further detail/brochure available from the Honorary Secretary.
We also try to liaise with other health professional groups in HK and nearby region. On behalf of OGSHK, I attended the 50 th anniversary dinner of HK Society of Anaesthetists on 28 August 2005 and the annual dinner of HK Midwives Association on 17 Nov 2005. I was invited by Macau Chinese Medical Association to give a talk on PPH and hysteroscopy in last September and another talk on hypertension and pregnancy in March 2006. I also met some old friends who are also members of the Macau O&G Society (some are members of OGSHK as well!)
The third function of the OGSHK is for public education. This year Dr. Dominic Li and myself were invited to present some short Q&A in one of the TVB educational series. We talked about some of the common questions and worry of pregnant mother and parents.
This year we celebrate the 45 th anniversary of the OGSHK (1961-2006) and we hope to organize a celebration dinner in September. Further detail will be available later.
Because of the lack of permanent staff of the OGSHK, all the correspondence and clerical work are performed and contributed by volunteers. Special thank to Dr. Au Yeung Kam Chuen, our Honorary Secretary and Dr. May Chan, who overlooks our website and Dr. Mok who keep our books in healthy balance.
If you have suggestions regarding the above items, please kindly contact any council members or me (my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org). Looking forward to your suggestions and your support to the OGSHK.
Dr Lam Siu Keung
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Four meetings are under preparation. The preliminary information is set below but please checks with the final invitation card and/or poster.
23 March 2006
Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis
Professor Peter Soothill
External MBBS examiner of HKU
Regal Kowloon Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui
(Sponsored by Snow Brand HK Ltd)
4 April 2006
Should there be a gender differences when treating raised BP and cholesterol
Prof Neil Poulter
(Sponsored by Pfizer Co Ltd)
12 April 2006
Lecture on Bone Quality and osteoporosis
Dr. C Yuen, Canada
(Sponsored by Eli Lily Co)
14 October 2006
Sixth Perinatal Symposium
(organized with HK Society of Neonatal Medicine, sponsored by Mead Johnson)
Please also note that OGSHK is co-organiser of the two following meetings in Hong Kong
27 to 28 May 2006
Seventh regional osteoporosis conference
HK Convention & Exhibition Centre
(organized jointly with Osteoporosis Society of Hong Kong, The Osteoporosis Centre, HKU and International Osteoporosis Foundation)
Special registration fee for members of OGSHK (HK200)
There is a special session cohosted by OGSHK and Dr. Leung Kwok Yin will present a topic on HRT and WHI .
Further detail at http://www.hku.hk/medicine/osteocentre
26 to 27 February 2007
International Society of Ultrasound in O&G Meeting in Hong Kong
HK Convention & Exhibition Centre and Medical Faculty Complex
(organized by Dept of O&G, HKU and IUSOG) Further detail available later.
If any of the members has problem in receiving the invitation cards or you want to change the personal detail, please contact Dr. Au Yeung Kam Cheung (email email@example.com). At present, we have about 360 members (life, regular and associate) and the main mode of communication is by mail. In order for you to receive all the meeting information and society news, please make sure your postal address is correct. We have been putting meeting sponsorship news on the society website, please look out information on the web regularly (www.ogshk.org)If any of your colleagues who are interested in joining OGSHK, he or she can download the membership application from the OGSHK website or ask for a copy from our Honorary Secretary.
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A letter will be sent to all members (except life members) for the collection of 2006 annual subscription fee (HK$400) later. Please send in the payment as soon as possible after you have received the invoice. Any problem please contact the Honorary Treasurer Dr. KM Mok directly, Department of O&G, United Christian Hospital, Hip Woo Street, Kwun Tong (email firstname.lastname@example.org ).
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There is some delay in the production of 2003 and subsequent issues. We will try our best to publish the journals in 2006. If you have any papers or have any query, please send to Dr. KY Leung, Chief Editor (email@example.com). Detail of the manuscript preparation is available in the website of the OGSHK.
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Knowledge is King!
Information is Power!
All these emphasize the importance of knowing more. However, nowadays, we are living in an era with explosion of information, and entangled in the inter-NET.
Have you got the experience of surfing on the web to get information and get lost?
Have you come across of trying to get some information, only to worry later whether the information youˇ¦ve got is true or partly true?
For our society, we hope that we can make some contribution to this situation.
Starting from the New Year Day in 2006, there would be a major refurbishment of our Societyˇ¦s website/
For our members, there are a few updated features:
For the public ˇV we also try to put up some educational information on the website in Chinese, or put in links to websites that are reliable and accurate. If any member comes across any useful sites, please also send us the information too.
The new website would be ready in the New Year Day 2006 ˇV our 45th year anniversary, and contents would be regularly updated. Your help and contribution is much appreciated.
Dr May Chan
P.S. We will try to demonstrate the new website in some of the OGSHK meetings
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(1) International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Osteoporosis Diagnosis Course (26-28 May 2006) and (2) 7th Regional Osteoporosis Conference (27-28 May 2006) organized by Osteoporosis Society of HK, Osteoporosis Centre, HKU and IOF. Co-hosted by OGSHK. HK Convention and Exhibition Centre. There is a special charge for members of OGSHK for the Conference (HK200). The Osteoporosis Course fee is HK1600. Further information available at 2855 3937 Ms Cissy Soong. Abstract submission before 1 April 2006.
2nd Asia Pacific Congress in Maternal Fetal Medicine organized by CUHK and Fetal Medicine Foundation, UK. 21-23 Sept 2006, White Swan Hotel, Guangzhou, China; Further information : 26322810 or http://www.fetalmedicine.hk/en/apcmfm/apcmfm.asp
Annual Symposium in Perinatal Medicine
24 September 2006 Sheraton Hotel
HK$800, trainees and nurses HK$400 organised by Dept of O&G, CUHK, same website as above.
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The Athens PCOS International Congress
27-29 March 2006
Athens , Greece
Tel: +30 210 7257693
Fax: +30 210 7257532
58th Annual Congress of The Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
22-25 April 2006
Yokohama , Japan
The 19th European Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
5-8 April 2006
Torino , Italy
c/o: M.A.F. Servizi srl ˇV Congress Division
XXth European Congress of Perinatal Medicine
24-27 May 2006
Prague , Czech Republic
c/o: Lucie Hajkova (Ms.)
GUARANT International spol. s r.o.
Tel: +420 284 001 444
Fax: +420 284 001 448
11th Congress of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology WFUMB 28 May to 1 June 2006.
COEX Centre, Seoul, Korea
Quite a number of interesting O&G topics included, number of registration by mid Feb already 1737. Further detail available at www.wfumb2006.com
13th International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy
28-31 May 2006
Kyoto , Japan
c/o: MA Convention Consulting Inc.
XII International Congress of Fetus as A Patient International Society
9-11 June 2006
Poznan , Poland
c/o: Department of Perinatology and Gynaecology, University of Medical Sciences
Tel: +48(61) 841-92-83
Fax: +48(61) 841-92-04
4th World Congress of Perinatal Medicine for Developing Countries
29 th September ˇV 1 st October 2006
Agra , India
16th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
3-7 September 2006
London , UK
Tel: +44(0) 20 7471 9955
Fax: +44(0) 20 7471 9959
31st Annual Meeting of the International Urogynaecological Association
6-9 September 2006
Athens , Greece
Tel : + 30 210 6889 100
Fax : +30 210 6844 777
11th Biennial International Gynecologic Cancer Society Meeting
14-18 October 2006
Santa Monica , California, USA
c/o IGSC Secretariat
Sexuality: no east no west
First Asia Oceanic Conference of Sexology.
1-4 November 2006
Bangkok , Thailand
XVIII FIGO World Congress of Gynecology & Obstetrics
5-10 November 2006
Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
Tel : +60 342 429 100
Fax : +60 342 571 133
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings in 2007
ISUOG Meeting Hong Kong (Dept. O&G HKU)
26-27 February 2007
Third Scientific Meeting of the Asia Pacific Menopause Federation 1-3 March 2007
Taipei , Taiwan
16th Annual Congress of International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy
17-21 March 2007
Osaka , Japan
XXIII International Congress of the Fetus As A Patient International Society
15-17 March 2007
Manila , Philippines
British Congress of O&G
London , UK
4-6 July 2007
AOCOG meeting 2007
21-25 September 2007
Tokyo , Japan
2007 RANZCOG Annual Scientific Meeting
2-5 October 2007
Queensland , Australia
24th International HPV conference and clinical workshop. Beijing, China.
3-10 November 2007
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|The OGSHK is having its 45th birthday but we did not have many photos in our archive especially in the early years (1961-70, 71-80). We will prepare a brochure for the 45 th anniversary of OGSHK and old photos/documents/newspaper clips relating to the past activity/meeting and past office bearers/members are wanted. You can either send me the digital photo or the ˇ§oldˇ¨ photos by ordinary mail and we will send you back the original by registered post. Please send to Dr. SK Lam by post (Dept of O&G, Kwong Wah Hospital, 25 Waterloo Road or by email: email@example.com) preferably before 1 May 2006.|
The OGSHK has acquired a series of video tape (for lay person) on the pregnancy (from first trimester to third trimester) and child care (from newborn to 18 months) and a video on breast-feeding. Any members who are interested to borrow for short term viewing can approach the Honorary Secretary or President.
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