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Track Programme

Comprehensive Chronic Pain Management

Synopsis

Chronic pain is a major challenge for clinicians as well as for the Individuals who suffer from it. Multidisciplinary (or interdisciplinary) pain management embraces a combination of medical, physical and psychological therapies and is the most effective way to improve function and mood, and reduce disability. It is also known as a bio-psycho-social approach because it aims to address all the factors that influence the pain experience.

Multidisciplinary pain management involves a team of health professionals who will comprehensively assess the condition and help patient to achieve goals. The aim of this symposium is to provide overview and create awareness about various treatment options for managing chronic pain. This include medications and opioids are one tool for managing chronic pain but carry significant risk when misused. Improving the way opioids are prescribed can ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the number of patients who misuse, abuse or overdose from it. Interventional techniques involve injections into or around pain generators like peripheral nerves, major joints or various levels of spine. Psychological treatments like CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) helps patient to address patterns of thinking and behavior. Physical therapy guided by physiotherapist or occupational therapist promote active self-management strategies to increase individual’s ability to work and function, perform household duties and simply enjoy life.

Session 1 : Comprehensive Chronic Pain Management

Chairperson :
Dr Ashutosh Joshi , Associate Consultant, Anaesthesia, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
A/Prof Edwin Seet , Head and Senior Consultant, Anaesthesia, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Track Champion :
A/Prof Edwin Seet , Head and Senior Consultant, Anaesthesia, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Topic 1 : Chronic Non-Cancer Pain and the Opioid Epidemic

Speaker :
Dr Alex Yeo Sow Nam , Director, The Pain Specialist, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
  • Rising incidence of opiod recared ?/ complication
  • How to select the right patient, right medications
  • Surveillance and monitoring and multidisciplinary assessments

Topic 2 : Exercise as Medicine for Individuals with Chronic Pain

Speaker :
Ms Ivy Ho Wei Fang , Senior Physiotherapist, Pain Management Clinic, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • A brief overview of the system responsible for nociceptive signal transmission
  • Understand the benefits and hypoalgesic physiological effects of exercise
  • To provide guidelines to tailoring exercise programs for individuals with chronic pain

Topic 3 : Is Pain all in the Mind? – The Utility of Psychological Assessment and Treatments of Non-Cancer Pain

Speaker :
Dr Yang Su-Yin , Principal Psychologist, Psychological Services, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Pain often impacts our emotional and mental well-being beyond the physical.
  • Pain is subjective yet very real to the person suffering from it. The ability to validate patient’s reports of pain and suffering is pertinent for any successful treatment.
  • Psychological treatments does not just involve “talking therapy”.

Topic 4 : Interventional Treatments for Common Pain Conditions 

Speaker :
Dr Ashutosh Joshi , Associate Consultant, Anaesthesia, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  • Interventions for pain arising from peripheral nerves
  • Interventions for pain arising from major joints
  • Interventions for pain arising from neuraxial structures

Diabetes

Synopsis

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Session 1 : Diabetes Mellitus and Exercise

Chairperson :
Dr Phua Eng Joo , Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Track Champion :
Dr Phua Eng Joo , Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Topic 1 : Lived Experience Of An Athlete with Type 1 Diabetes

Speaker :
Mr Eddie Tan Kyim Hiong , Patient

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Topic 2 : Exercising Safely In Persons With Diabetes

Speaker :
Mr Ray Loh , Physiotherapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

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Topic 3 : Clinical Strategies For Prevention of Hypoglycaemia

Speaker :
Dr Ester Yeoh , Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

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Session 2 : Living Well with Diabetes

Chairperson :
Dr Phua Eng Joo , Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Track Champion :
Dr Phua Eng Joo , Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Topic 1 : Facts And Myths On Medical Nutrition Therapy For Diabetes Mellitus

Speaker :
Ms Pauline Xie , Dietician, NHG Polyclinics

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Topic 2 : Improving Engagement And Adherence in Persons With Diabetes

Speaker :
Dr Jaswyn Chin , Senior Psychologist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

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Topic 3 : Lifestyle Adjustments In Diabetes Mellitus During Travel and Fasting

Speaker :
Ms Sharon Fun , Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

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Health Services Research

Synopsis

Health services & outcomes research is a multi-disciplinary investigation of how clinical, social, technological, organizational, financing and individual factors impact access to care; cost of care and outcome of care. This year, we go back to perspectives of interventions: for patient outcome, population health, provider’s performance and policy design.

Session 1 : HSOR For Patient

Chairperson :
Dr Joseph D. Molina , Deputy Director, Health Services & Outcomes Research, National Healthcare Group
Track Champion :
Ms Tan Woan Shin , Assistant Director, Health Services & Outcomes Research, National Healthcare Group Corporate Office

Topic 1 : How HSR has Benefited Clinical Studies in Derm/Telederm/PHI?

Speaker :
Dr Yew Yik Weng , Consultant, National Skin Centre,

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Topic 2 : HSR In Orthopedics And For The Patient

Speaker :
Dr Bryan Tan Yijia , Consultant, Farrer Park Hospital

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Topic 3 : Place Of Death, Wish And Reality

Speaker :
Ms Tan Woan Shin , Assistant Director, Health Services & Outcomes Research, National Healthcare Group Corporate Office

More Information Coming Soon!

Session 2 : HSOR For Policy

Track Champion :
Ms Tan Woan Shin , Assistant Director, Health Services & Outcomes Research, National Healthcare Group Corporate Office

Topic 1 : Use Of HSR In MOH Policy Making

Speaker :
Dr Kelvin Bryan , Director, Policy, Research & Economics, Ministry of Health

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Topic 2 : Microsimulation For Health Policy

Speaker :
Dr Federico Girosi , Associate Professor, Population Health at the School Of Medicine, Melbourne University

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Topic 3 : Value Driven Outcomes, Measurement Of Quality And Evaluation

Speaker :
Dr Ng Yeuk Fan , Deputy Director, Corporate Development, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

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Topic 4 : Simulating Impact Of Diabetes Prevention Program On Lifetime Healthcare Cost

Speaker :
Dr Zhu Zhecheng , Assistant Director, Health Services & Outcome Research, National Healthcare Group

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Session 3 : HSOR For Provider

Track Champion :
Ms Tan Woan Shin , Assistant Director, Health Services & Outcomes Research, National Healthcare Group Corporate Office

Topic 1 : Using Clinical Quality Registries to Improve Care, An Australian Perspective

Speaker :
Dr Arul Earnest , Associate Professor; Biostatistics Unit, Senior Biostatistician; Registry Sciences Unit, Monash University

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Topic 2 : Resource Planning: What Basic Utilization Ratio Can Do

Speaker :
Mr Teow Kiok Liang , Deputy Director, Health Services & Outcome Research, National Healthcare Group

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Topic 3 : CEA of Monitoring PAF in Inpatient Acute Stroke

Speaker :
Dr Sun Yan , Deputy Director, Health Services & Outcome Research, National Healthcare Group

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Session 4 : HSOR For Population

Track Champion :
Ms Tan Woan Shin , Assistant Director, Health Services & Outcomes Research, National Healthcare Group Corporate Office

Topic 1 : Qualitative Research Methods For Social Change

Speaker :
Dr Andy Ho Hau Yan , Assistant Professor, Psychology; School of Social Sciences College of Humanities, Art & Social Sciences, National Healthcare Group

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Topic 2 : "How Healthy Is Our population?" - Challenges To Measurement

Speaker :
Dr Joseph D. Molina , Deputy Director, Health Services & Outcomes Research, National Healthcare Group

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Topic 3 : Population Health Index

Speaker :
Dr Yap Chun Wei , Assistant Director, Health Services & Outcomes Research, National Healthcare Group

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Geriatric and Rehabilitation Medicine

Synopsis

This year, the Geriatric Medicine track will focus on two aspects: the first, Frailty and the Patient Journey: How frailty affects a patient’s journey across the healthcare system – from illness through recovery to return to the community, passing through many phases and often continuing long after he/she has left the formal, institution-centric healthcare system. We will share the stories of three different patients, which will illustrate that the journey and outcomes often depend as much on the robustness of the person the illness is happening to as the nature of the disease itself or the utilisation of cutting edge treatments.

The second symposium will present innovative cross-disciplinary models of care in Geriatrics and Rehabilitation Medicine, putting the spotlight on interdisciplinary rehabilitation in the acute and community hospital, nurse-led initiatives for improving care of the older person in non-Geriatric settings, and exciting collaborations between Geriatric Medicine and General Surgery. We will also discuss the challenges in multidisciplinary collaborations, and share novel findings from our qualitative research on what makes multidisciplinary teams tick.

Session 1 : Frailty And The Patient Journey: “How Frailty Affects Patient Journey Across the Healthcare Ecosystem”

Chairperson :
Dr Pang Wee Yang , Consultant, Geriatric Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Track Champion :
Dr Justin Chew , Associate Consultant, Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Dr Lee Kok Keng , Medical Director, Yishun Community Hospital

Session 2 : Interdisciplinary Models Of Care In Geriatrics And Rehabilitation Medicine

Chairperson :
Dr Justin Chew , Associate Consultant, Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Champion :
Dr Justin Chew , Associate Consultant, Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Dr Lee Kok Keng , Medical Director, Yishun Community Hospital

Topic 1 : GERIATRIC AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE

Speaker :
Dr K Palaniappan , Consultant, Rehabilitation Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

More Information Coming Soon!

Topic 2 : Effective Communication and Multidisciplinary Teams Improve Elderly Surgical Patient Outcomes

Speaker :
Ms Jennifer Li Yuan , Advanced Practice Nurse, Nursing Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • The development of Geriatric Surgical Service
  • Communication and team work
  • Studies and outcomes

Topic 3 : Shaping Geriatric Nursing Culture in Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Speaker :
Mrs Alma Nicol , Senior Staff Nurse, Nursing Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Ms How Ai Xin , Nurse Clinician, Nursing Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Ms Ong Poh Poh , Senior Staff Nurse, Nursing Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Introduction of NICHE program in Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) in surgical unit in Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Behaviour Management Consultation in Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 4 : Interprofessional Communication at Multidisciplinary Rounds in Geriatric Medicine

Speaker :
Ms Tan Keng Teng , Principal Pharmacist (Specialist), Pharmacy, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Multidisciplinary rounds (MDR) in Geriatric Medicine provides an important platform for the whole interprofessional team to come together to discuss patient cases and subsequent plans for each patient.
  • This presentation will share the results and learning points of a qualitative study looking at communication and collaborative decision making at MDR and how the members of the interprofessional team contribute to this.
  • It will also cover learning points from working with an interprofessional research team

Mental Health

Synopsis

This year, the Mental Health track looks at how we can better support healthcare professionals NOW as we move ahead, in a concerted effort, to fulfill the vision of “Adding years of healthy life” in the FUTURE.

Session 1 : You Never Walk Alone: Resilience and Burnout in Healthcare Professionals

Track Champion :
Ms Mavis Seow , Senior Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychology, Institute of Mental Health

Topic 1 : Perception of Learning Environment, Stress and Coping within Residents in a National Training Program: A Longitudinal Perspective

Speaker :
Adj Assoc Prof Sim Kang , Senior Consultant, West Region, Institute of Mental Health
  • Understanding the relationship between learning environment, stress and coping amongst residents is important for optimal learning
  • Data from our own residency program will be shared
  • Attendance to these elements can enhance learning amongst our residents

Topic 2 : Burnout in Psychiatry Residents: What Does the Literature Tell Us?

Speaker :
Dr Chan Min Kai , House Officer, MOH Holdings
  • Despite the higher levels of burnout among psychiatric residents as compared to other medical residents, there has been a poverty of literature relating to burnout among psychiatric residents.
  • We reviewed the existing reports to evaluate the prevalence and clinical correlations of burnout specifically among psychiatric residents.
  • We found that the prevalence of burnout in psychiatric residents was at the upper limit of the range of burnout among all residents and that there is some data to suggest that structural interventions may reduce the prevalence of burnout among medical residents in the long run.

Topic 3 : Helping the Helpers – Mitigating the Psychological Effects of Crisis Intervention Work

Speaker :
Adj Assoc Prof Clare Yeo , Sr Principal Clinical Psychologist, Psychology, Institute of Mental Health
  • What crisis workers do when activated to respond to a critical incident
  • Preparations to be crisis worker
  • Post critical incident care

Session 2 : You Never Walk Alone: The Experiences of Peer Support Specialist in Healthcare

Track Champion :
Ms Mavis Seow , Senior Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychology, Institute of Mental Health

Session 3 : Future of Mental Health Beyond 2020: Where are We Heading?

Chairperson :
Dr Habeebul Rahman , Head and Senior Consultant, Psychological Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Champion :
Dr Liew Tau Ming , Consultant, Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health

Topic 1 : Overview of Future Plans

Speaker :
A/Prof Chua Hong Choon , Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Mental Health

More Information Coming Soon!

Topic 2 : Integrating Mental Wellness with Community Services

Speaker :
Dr Tan Weng Mooi , Chief, Community Mental Health Division, Agency for Integrated Care, Singapore
  • There is no health without mental health.
  • The overall vision for the Community Mental Health Plan in Singapore is to build a network of care and support systems to enable integrated community living, maximise individual potential and promote ageing in place.
  • Through population health approach, we have developed a system that allows easy accessibility to mental health services in the community, through enhancing capability and capacity of the community services. With integrated services, we can provide holistic integrated health, mental and social care support to our clients and caregivers.

Topic 3 : Mental Health For All: A Bridge too Far?

Speaker :
Adj A/Prof Mythily Subramaniam , Director, Research Division, Institute of Mental Health
  • Time Trends in Prevalence of Mental Illness
  • Early Intervention, and Recovery Focused Approach
  • Access to Evidence Based Care

Session 4 : Mental Health For Older Persons: Where are We Heading?

Chairperson :
Dr Liew Tau Ming , Consultant, Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health
Track Champion :
Dr Liew Tau Ming , Consultant, Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health

Topic 1 : Mental Health For Older Persons: Where Are We Heading?”

Speaker :
Dr Ng Li Ling , Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychological Medicine, Changi General Hospital
  • The elderly have complex medical, social and psychiatric needs that require integrated and comprehensive care.
  • As the focus is on population health, mental health services for the elderly will need develop innovative models of care including health promotion and prevention
  • The challenge is build effective partnerships and networks of care

Topic 2 : Mindfulness and Active Ageing

Speaker :
Dr Iris Rawtaer , Consultant, Department of Psychiatry, Sengkang General Hospital
  • A brief overview of some of the active ageing projects conducted at the training and research academy
  • There will be a focus on the results from the mindful awareness practice randomized controlled trial
  • We discuss the effects of mindful awareness practice on cognition, psychological well-being and other biological factors associated with cognitive decline in the elderly

Topic 3 : Emerging Themes in Research on Older Adult’s Mental Health, Loneliness and Resilience

Speaker :
A/Prof Angelique Chan , Associate Professor; Duke-NUS Medical School, Executive Director; Centre for Ageing Research & Education
  • Over half of older Singaporeans, 60+, are lonely
  • Loneliness is associated with poor health outcomes including mortality
  • Resilience (psychological) is lower compared to western populations.

Musculoskeletal

Synopsis

More Information Coming Soon!

Session 1 : Musculoskeletal Session 1

Chairperson :
Dr Justina Tan , Senior Consultant, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Champion :
Adj. Asst. Prof James CH Tan , Consultant; Head of Department, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Dr Justina Tan , Senior Consultant, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : My Knee Hurts - When Is It Degenerative Arthritis And When Do We Think About Inflammatory Arthritis

Speaker :
Dr Mona Manghani , Consultant, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • A practical approach to knee pain
  • Review of basic knee anatomy and biomechanics
  • Provide primary care providers with tips on evaluating common causes of knee pain

Topic 2 : Osteoarthritis Knees - An Othopaedic Surgeon's Perspective

Speaker :
Dr Tan Tong Leng Orthopaedics, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

More Information Coming Soon!

Topic 3 : Nursing Challenges In Managing Patients With Knee Pain / Arthritis

Speaker :
Ms Xanthe Chua , Advance Practioner Nurse, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

More Information Coming Soon!

Topic 4 : Physiotherapy Exercises In Knee Arthritis

Speaker :
Ms Joyce Poh , Senior Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Evidence of Exercise therapy in Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Different types of exercises for rehabilitation of Knee Osteoarthritis
  • How Tan Tock Seng Hospital is utilising Technology in the rehabilitation of Knee Osteoarthritis patients

Session 2 : Musculoskeletal Session 2

Chairperson :
Adj. Asst. Prof James CH Tan , Consultant; Head of Department, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Track Champion :
Adj. Asst. Prof James CH Tan , Consultant; Head of Department, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Dr Justina Tan , Senior Consultant, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Anatomy Of Shoulder Tendons And The Role Of Ultrasound-Guided Injections

Speaker :
Dr Ong Joo Haw , Consultant, Sports Medicine Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

More Information Coming Soon!

Topic 2 : When Does The Knife Come In?

Speaker :
Adj. Asst. Prof James CH Tan , Consultant; Head of Department, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  • Indications of surgery for shoulder tendon injury
  • Types of surgery

Topic 3 : Superior Capsule Reconstruction Rehabilitation : A Case Series

Speaker :
Ms Toh Jia Ling , Physiotherapist, Sports Medicine Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

More Information Coming Soon!

Topic 4 : Acupuncture : The Science, The Myth And The Reality.

Speaker :
Ms Melissa Ong , Acupuncturist, Sports Medicine Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

More Information Coming Soon!

National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID)

Synopsis

The inaugural NCID track this year will focus on past and present local-regional outbreaks and explore the concepts behind the design of NCID for its role as the centre for managing and containing future outbreaks in Singapore.

Session 1 : National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID)

Chairperson :
Dr Ray Lin , Associate Consultant, Infectious Diseases, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Champion :
Dr Ray Lin , Associate Consultant, Infectious Diseases, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Planning for NCID

Speaker :
Prof Leo Yee Sin , Executive Director, Executive Director’s Office, National Centre for Infectious Diseases
  • Enhancing infrastructure for better response to emerging infections
  • Singapore set-up an unique structure globally placing clinical services, public health, academy and community engagement under one organisational structure
  • Emerging infection is no longer an if but when

Topic 2 : Constructing for Contagion: Design of a High Level Isolation Unit

Speaker :
Mrs Ruby Lai , Senior Consultant, Architecture, CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
  • Designing a specialist hospital for Infectious Diseases
  • The High Level Isolation Unit
  • Designing for Peacetime Vs Outbreak

Topic 3 : Outbreaks : Past, Present, Future

Speaker :
Prof Paul Tambyah , Senior Consultant, Division of Infectious Diseases, National University Hospital

More Information Coming Soon!

Palliative Care for Non-Cancer Patients

Synopsis

Palliative Care has traditionally been associated with cancer patients. However in the past decade there has been an increasing need and focus on caring for non-cancer patients as well. In this track, we will have Palliative Care Experts share about their experience in caring for non-cancer patients in the Community.

These programmes include: Program DIGNITY – which looks at care of patients with ADVANCED DEMENTIA. Program IMPACT – caring for patients with END-STAGE ORGAN FAILURE and iCARE – meant for patients with END-STAGE LUNG DISEASES.

Session 1 : Palliative Care For Non-Cancer Patients

Track Champion :
A/Prof Mervyn Koh , Head and Senior Consultant, Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Palliative Rehabilitation In Chronic Lung Diseases - Integrated Care For Advanced Respiratory Disorders (ICARE)

Speaker :
Dr Neo Han Yee , Consultant, Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Early initiation of palliative care alongside chronic disease management
  • Integration of palliative care, rehabilitation and respiratory management in the setting of a community hospital
  • Preliminary results demonstrate improvement in function, exercise tolerance, readmission and length-of-stay at tertiary hospitals

Topic 2 : Palliative Care For End-Stage Organ Failure – Program IMPACT

Speaker :
Dr Lee Khar Suan , Medical Officer, Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

More Information Coming Soon!

Topic 3 : Palliative Care For Advanced Dementia – Program DIGNITY

Speaker :
Dr Allyn Hum , Senior Consultant, Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

More Information Coming Soon!

Patient-Centred Care Models, Empowerment & Practice

Synopsis

More Information Coming Soon!

Session 1 : Patient Activation & Engagement

Chairperson :
Prof Tai E Shyong , Professor, Medicine, National University Hospital

Topic 1 : Patient Activation & Engagement

Speaker :
Prof Tai E Shyong , Professor, Medicine, National University Hospital
  • Existing models of care do not adequately meet the needs of patients
  • Adequate patient engagement is a necessary component of patient centric care
  • This will necessitate changes in workflow, training of healthcare providers and new business models

Topic 2 : Panel Discussion: Pitfalls And Joys In The Way Which We Work

Speaker :
Prof Tai E Shyong , Professor, Medicine, National University Hospital
Ms Ng Kai Xin , Principal Pharmacist (Clinical), Pharmacy, National University Hospital (NUH)

More Information Coming Soon!

Session 2 : How The NCPP Initiative Supports The Change In Care Models

Topic 1 : The Path Towards NCPP, The Road Less Travelled

Speaker :
Prof Kenneth Kwek , Chief Executive Officer, Executive Office, Singapore General Hospital
  • Healthcare challenges require a rethink of model of delivery of care.
  • Be bold in not accepting status quo.
  • Adopt an Inter-Professional approach.

Topic 2 : NCPP Panel Discussion – Primary Care Model of Care

Speaker :
Dr Brenda Lim , Associate Consultant, Endocrinology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Ms Carolyn Chan , Assistant Director Nursing; Advanced Practice Nurse, Nursing Service - Yishun Polyclinic, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics
Ms Debra Chan , Senior Pharmacist, Pharmacy, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Dr Jeremy Foo Fung Yee , Family Physician – Associate Consultant, Yishun Polyclinic, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics
Ms Ong Soo Im , Principal Pharmacist (Clinical), Pharmacy, National Healthcare Group Pharmacy
  • Why take this change? What were the changes?
  • Challenges to surmount to bring about the change
  • NCPP – Before, after and the future; less supervision needed? What has changed for you?

Topic 3 : The National Collaborative Prescribing Programme – The Road Less Travelled

Speaker :
A/Prof Tham Kum Ying , Senior Consultant, Emergency Department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • The National Collaborative Prescribing Programme (NCPP) is one of turnkey programmes to empower the APNs and pharmacists to practice at the top of their licence.
  • The curriculum, teaching and learning activities and assessment system lay the foundation that the CP practitioners need and at the same time, gives assurance of safe practice.

Population Health 2018

Synopsis

More Information Coming Soon!

Session 1 : Population Health Plenary 1

Session 2 : Population Health Plenary 2

Session 3 : Population Health Plenary 3

Session 4 : Population Health Plenary 4

Preventive Medicine

Synopsis

This track focuses on preventive medicine at the population level. The first session will focus on national efforts to improve health behaviours in the community – looking at risk factor assessment, the science of programme implementation, and how we may sustain healthy practices. The second session looks at how we can preserve health and physical functioning in the elderly. A common thread that runs through both sessions is the recognition that successful preventive medicine requires a multidisciplinary approach that taps on the expertise and experience of a wide variety of professionals.

This session looks at national efforts to assess preventable health risk factors at the population level, and programmes aimed at changing risk behaviours.

Session 1 : Prevention Health for All

Chairperson :
Dr Angela Chow , Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Office of Clinical Epidemiology, Analytics, and knowledge (OCEAN), Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Dr Lim Wei-Yen , Consultant, Clinical Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Champion :
Dr Angela Chow , Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Office of Clinical Epidemiology, Analytics, and knowledge (OCEAN), Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Dr Lim Wei-Yen , Consultant, Clinical Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Surveillance On The Health Of Singaporeans

Speaker :
Dr Marc Ho , Deputy Director (Non Communicable Diseases & Public Health Intelligence), Epidemiology and Disease Control, Ministry of Health
  • Surveillance is often multi-faceted, and when put together provides a clearer picture of the current state of health of Singaporeans.
  • Surveillance methods may need to evolve over time, for example, shifting towards use of the National Population Health Survey.
  • Once existing gaps are identified, data contributes to the development and evaluation of national policies and programmes aimed at improving the health of all Singaporeans.

Topic 2 : Programme Development and Scale-Up of a National-Level Preventive Health Programme: The National Steps Challenge

More Information Coming Soon!

Topic 3 : Achieving Sustainable Behaviour Change: What Behavioural Economics Teaches Us

Speaker :
Dr Joanne Yoong , Senior Economist and Director, Center for Economic and Social Research, East; USC Behavioral Economics Studio, University of Southern California
  • Behavioral science and individual psychology have tremendous potential to help us implement “nudges” that result in cost-effective behavioural changes
  • To be truly sustainable in a long-term perspective, these need to be embedded into the health system and include all stakeholders
  • Tradeoffs and challenges remain to be addressed.

The rapid ageing of Singapore is well-recognised. In this session, we focus on preventive health for seniors, looking at efforts to improve social support, shape the urban environment, and protect the physical health of our seniors.

Session 2 : Preventive Health for Seniors

Chairperson :
Dr Angela Chow , Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Office of Clinical Epidemiology, Analytics, and knowledge (OCEAN), Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Dr Lim Wei-Yen , Consultant, Clinical Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Champion :
Dr Angela Chow , Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Office of Clinical Epidemiology, Analytics, and knowledge (OCEAN), Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Dr Lim Wei-Yen , Consultant, Clinical Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Community Network for Seniors

Speaker :
Dr Wong Loong Mun , Principal Consultant, Agency for Integrated Care, Chief, Care Transition Division, Agency for Integrated Care
  • The Community Networks for Seniors (CNS) puts together three main building blocks: (a) Preventive healthcare in the form of “Active Ageing” to keep well seniors active; (b) Supportive care in the form of “Befriending” to pair lonely seniors with a friend in the community and (c) Proactive interventions in the form of “Care and Support” to help those in need of care promptly.
  • The model illustrates an inter-ministerial, public-private and people collaboration to bring together social sector and volunteers.
  • It operates by TOUCHING (reach out systematically to all seniors 65 years and above Silver Generation Ambassadors) and HOLDING (keep in regular contact) the senior while having the NGOs and private players in health and social sectors to HELPING the seniors in need.

Topic 2 : Designing Ageing-Friendly Urban Environment

Speaker :
Dr Belinda Yuen , Research Director, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Connection between neighbourhood built environment and older person’s health
  • Implications for designing ageing-friendly neighbourhoods
  • Some examples from around the world

Topic 3 : Protecting Our Elderly Population Against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Speaker :
Dr Hanley Ho , Consultant, Clinical Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Seniors are vulnerable to the threat of vaccine-preventable diseases such influenza and pneumococcal disease.
  • Vaccinations are currently an under-utilised resource among seniors, with very low uptake rates.
  • This presentation highlights key challenges with increasing vaccination uptake and solutions to address existing issues

Primary Care Forum 2018

Synopsis

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

Session 1 : Primary Care Forum 2018 : Plenary 1 & 2

Chairperson :
Dr Darren Seah , Chairperson, Organising & Scientific Committee, Primary Care Forum 2018; Family Physician, Consultant; Director, Family Medicine Development, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics
Dr Doraisamy Gowri , Family Physician, Senior Consultant; Director, Care Integration, Primary Care Transformation Office, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics

Topic 1 : Plenary 1 : Successes, Sorrows And Strategies For Primary Care Networks

Speaker :
Prof Martin Marshall , Professor of Healthcare Improvement, UCL; Vice-Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners
  • 0830 ~ 0840 : Welcome Address
    Associate Professor Chong Phui-Nah
    Family Physician, Senior Consultant;
    Chief Executive Officer, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics and Primary Care
  • 0840 ~ 0855 : Guest-Of-Honour Opening Address
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Topic 2 : Plenary 2 : The Population Health Approach To Managing Diabetes

Speaker :
Prof James Dunbar , Honorary Professor, Deakin Rural Health, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health, Deakin University; Research Advisor, Australian Health Policy Collaboration, Victoria University

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Session 2 : Symposium 1 : Networks For The Nation: Lessons For Primary Care

Chairperson :
Dr Karen Ng , Family Physician, Consultant; Director, Clinical Services, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics

Topic 1 : Collaborations For The Community: Breaking Down The Silos

Speaker :
Mr Yip Hon Weng , Group Chief, Silver Generation Office, Agency for Integrated Care

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Topic 2 : Serving Up Health, Towards a Common Vision

Speaker :
Dr Goh Wei Leong , Chairman and Co-Founder, Medical Committee, Healthserve

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Topic 3 : Growing Kindness the Wan Way

Speaker :
Dr William Wan Kok Tang , General Secretary, Singapore Kindness Movement

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Session 3 : Primary Care Forum 2018 : Plenary 3

Chairperson :
Dr Tang Wern Ee , Family Physician, Senior Consultant;Head, Clinical Research Unit, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics

Topic 1 : Plenary 3 : Bench To Bedside: The Science of Improving Primary Care

Speaker :
Prof Martin Marshall , Professor of Healthcare Improvement, UCL; Vice-Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners

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Session 4 : Symposium 2 : Technology: The Panacea For Primary Care?

Chairperson :
Dr Simon Lee , Family Physician, Consultant; Chief Operating Officer & Chief Medical Informatics Officer, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics

Topic 1 : Technologies For The Future of Primary Care

Speaker :
Mr Fernando Erazo , Head of Healthcare Informatics and Population Health Management, Philips Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd

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Topic 2 : Tele-medicine: Extending The Reach Of Primary Care

Speaker :
Dr Zubin J Daruwalla , Healthcare Lead, PwC South East Asia Consulting

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Topic 3 : Primary Care In a Genetic Age - Are Family Physicians Ready?

Speaker :
Dr Tan Min Han , Medical Director, Lucence Diagnostics Pte Ltd

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Topic 4 : Automation With The Consumer In Mind

Speaker :
Ms Liu Yan Ling , General Manager, Departure Experience; Airport Operations Management, Changi Airport Group

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Session 5 : GP Symposium

Chairperson :
Dr David Ng , Family Physician, Associate Consultant;Head, Toa Payoh Polyclinic, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics

Topic 1 : Flu Shots In The Tropics: What Do Adults Need?

Speaker :
Dr Young Barnaby Edward , Consultant, Infectious Diseases; National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Tan Tock Seng Hospital

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Topic 2 : Advanced Therapeutics For Complex Diabetics

Speaker :
A/Prof Tavintharan Subramaniam , Director and Senior Conslutant, Diabetes Centre, Admiralty Medical Centre

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Topic 3 : Active Aging: The GP's Role In The Golden Ages

Speaker :
A/Prof Leong Yi Onn Ian , Deputy Divisional Chairman, Integrative & Community Care, Clinical Director, Division for Central Health, Continuing and Community Care, Tan Tock Seng Hospital , Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine,

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Topic 4 : An Update On Paediatric Ophthalmology: Keeping The Red Flags In Sight

Speaker :
Dr Foo Fong Yee , Senior Consultant, Ophthalmology; National Healthcare Group Eye Institute, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

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Sexual Health Symposium

Synopsis

This year’s Sexual Health Symposium is split into two sessions. The first session is on behavioural sciences, focusing on the sexual behaviour of and effective interventions for at risk groups including adolescents, female sex workers and the LGBTQ community. The second session provides an update on research in STI and HIV, developments and clinical experience in selected sexually transmitted infections, as well as exploring the impact of drug abuse on STI.

Session 1 : Sexual Health Symposium 1

Chairperson :
Dr Benson Yeo Koon Wee , Consultant, Dermatology, National Skin Centre
Track Champion :
Dr Benson Yeo Koon Wee , Consultant, Dermatology, National Skin Centre

Topic 1 : HPB's Sexual Health Initiatives Among Adolescent

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Topic 2 : Adolescent Sexual Health

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Topic 3 : Counselling LGBTQ + Individuals, Couples and Families

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Topic 4 : Current STI/HIV Prevention Efforts in Female Sex Workers and Challenges For The Future

Speaker :
Dr Raymond Lim , Lecturer, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
  • Female sex workers who are a diverse group are vulnerable to STI/HIV in Singapore
  • The Medical Surveillance Scheme has been effective in controlling STI/HIV among brothel-based female sex workers in Singapore
  • Challenges on STI/HIV prevention continue to exist and emerge among other groups of female sex workers in Singapore

Session 2 : Sexual Health Symposium 2

Chairperson :
Dr Benson Yeo Koon Wee , Consultant, Dermatology, National Skin Centre
Track Champion :
Dr Benson Yeo Koon Wee , Consultant, Dermatology, National Skin Centre

Topic 1 : Substances And The Impact On STI

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Topic 2 : Socio-Behavioural Approaches to HIV/STI Research

Speaker :
Mr Rayner Kay Ji Tan , PhD Candidate, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
  • Community engagement and partnerships
  • Social epidemiology of HIV/STI
  • Conceptualizing frameworks for behavioural interventions

Topic 3 : An Update On HPV

Speaker :
Dr Coni Liu Wen Chun , Consultant Dermatologist, Dermatology, National Skin Centre

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Topic 4 : Syphilis And Its Myriad Presentation

Speaker :
Dr Martin Chio Tze Wei , Senior Consultant, National Skin Centre
  • The incidence of infectious syphilis is increasing in Singapore
  • Syphilis is a great mimicker in dermatological clinical morphology
  • Prompt recognition & treatment prevents onward transmission

SHBC Opening Ceremony

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Session 1 : SHBC Opening Ceremony

Topic 1 : SHBC 2018 Opening Ceremony

  • Keynote Address
  • SHBC Scientific Competition Prize Ceremony

Symposium 1: Beyond Quality To Value

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Session 1 : Symposium 1: Beyond Quality to Value

Symposium 2: Beyond The Hospital To The Community

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Session 1 : Symposium 2: Beyond The Hospital To The Community

Symposium 3: Beyond Healthcare To Health

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Session 1 : Symposium 3: Beyond Healthcare To Health