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SHBCSHBC 2021 ORGANISING CHAIRMAN

Adj Assistant Professor Lambert Low Tchern Kuang

Consultant
Department of Addiction Medicine, 
Institute of Mental Health

On behalf of the Organising Committee, I warmly welcome all our delegates to the 19th Edition of the Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress (SHBC). Unlike past editions, SHBC 2021 will be held online as we adjust to the new normal in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that you will find the virtual congress equally enriching.

As NHG’s flagship congress, SHBC continues to be the premier gathering of healthcare professionals, research scientists, academics, industry experts and key stakeholders. SHBC provides a platform to share knowledge and learn about the latest developments in the health & biomedical disciplines.

Healthcare delivery has changed much over the past 1 year and this shift has ushered in a digital era of telemedicine, remote monitoring, and other technology-enabled services. As Singapore’s healthcare strives towards the MOH’s initiative of “Emerging Stronger Together, Building for the Future”, we envisage a need to unite the key pillars of the healthcare community and enable a future-ready healthcare system. Resonating with the theme of this year’s congress, “Brave New World of Healthcare”, our committee is delighted to curate this two-day programme for you.

Leading this year’s programme is an exciting line-up of renowned local and overseas experts from healthcare-related industries. The Organising Committee has handpicked these experts to provide insights on various healthcare topics through plenary and panel discussions. One of the highlights of the virtual congress is that it allows one to catch up on previously missed sessions with the on-demand content feature. To complete the virtual experience, delegates may download resources into their virtual briefcase, which enables further learning after the event.

We are also calling for entries for the SHBC 2021 Scientific Competition, which continues to be chaired by a panel of distinguished judges. A special category has been aptly added this year - Covid-19: Our Response to a New Challenge. The Scientific Competition is open to all medical and scientific professionals. We hope to surpass our 2019 record of 638 abstracts, so do submit your research abstracts early!

Co-create new ideas with other like-minded medical professionals through the virtual congress and learn about the paradigm shifts that will impact healthcare in the immediate and foreseeable future. Join us at SHBC 2021 for a virtual healthcare congress experience, unlike any other. We are certain you will find this congress stimulating, rewarding and meaningful. Mark your calendars: 7 & 8 October – see you then!

Adj Assistant Professor Lambert Low Tchern Kuang
Organising Chairman, Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress 2021
Consultant, Department of Addiction Medicine
Institute of Mental Health

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