Primary Care Forum 2018

Primary Care Forum 2018 is an annual conference for Primary Care Healthcare professionals held in conjunction with the Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress.

Our theme for this year is “Primary Care: Integration & Innovation for the Future.”  In this forum we aim to focus on Innovations and Improvements that will transform primary care to achieve greater heights.

The shift of moving healthcare beyond hospital to community has ignited both private and public primary healthcare professionals to collaborate ever closer together in research and patient care. Care delivery redesign underpinned with new Smart technology aims to disrupt the current modus operandi of how healthcare will be delivered in the future primary care setting. Technology and artificial intelligence have also empowered patients to be more proactive in taking charge of their own health and enable institutions to achieve seamless health delivery outcomes across the different transitions of care.

There is an increasing challenge to primary care practitioners and healthcare system as our rapidly ageing population with rising prevalence of multiple morbidity require of us to creatively think out of box for value-based solutions that is cost effective and grounded in scientific evidence.

As we continue to manage more complex patients in the community setting, primary care clinicians are faced with increasingly difficult scenarios that are beyond the medical realm. In our GP symposium, we will have GP leaders share on how they are able to engage with providers from other sectors to manage patients effectively in the primary care setting.

We hope to see you at Primary Care Forum 2018.

Dr Darren Seah
Chairperson, Organising & Scientific Committee, Primary Care Forum 2018;
Family Physician, Consultant;
Director, Family Medicine Development, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics