On behalf of the Organising Committee, I warmly welcome all our participants to the Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress (SHBC) 2022. This is a very special year for SHBC, as it marks our 20th edition and the first time that we are holding a hybrid congress. As we live with an endemic Covid-19, a hybrid work and learning arrangement is now the norm moving forward. A flexible and new learning content has become a much more crucial means to support training of the future workforce. We hope that introducing a hybrid format for SHBC would allow more delegates to join us, even if you are unable to attend onsite.
Over the past 20 years, SHBC has established itself as a vital congress for healthcare professionals, research scientists, academics, industry experts and key stakeholders alike to congregate. SHBC continues to be an engaging and thriving platform to exchange knowledge and to get updated on the latest health & biomedical developments.
Through this year’s theme, ‘Reinventing Healthcare’, SHBC 2022 aims to highlight the urgent need to redesign and transform our healthcare ecosystem to manage the current challenges of living endemically with Covid-19 and to tackle the future challenges of our ageing population as we embark on our journey towards a Healthier Singapore.
Therefore, we are delighted to have curated an exciting line-up of renowned local and overseas experts for the 2-Day programme, to offer their unique and valuable insights on various topics through plenary and panel discussions that will also be live-streamed online. Video-On-Demand (VOD) of all the sessions will be available on our revamped website after the congress and up till January 2023, for post congress online learning.
Similar to previous years, this year we are also calling for abstract submissions for the prestigious SHBC Scientific Competition 2022. Chaired by a panel of distinguished judges, our Scientific Competition remains one of the most recognised in the industry and is open to all medical and scientific professionals. I invite everyone to drop by the bustling Poster Village during your breaks, to hear from over 350 abstract presenters. We hope to receive your entries for the Scientific Competition soon!
Join us at SHBC 2022 for a re-imagined hybrid congress experience with other like-minded professionals and let’s embark on this enriching journey together.
Mark your calendars for: 12 & 13 October. The future is here.
Adjunct Assistant Professor Jerry Goo
SHBC2022 Organising Committee Chairman
Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Surgery, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital