On behalf of the Organising Committee, I warmly welcome everyone to the 21st edition of the Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress (SHBC) 2023.
SHBC firmly establishes itself as Singapore’s leading healthcare congress and a highly anticipated annual event. The past editions of SHBC have welcomed over 3,000 delegates annually with local and international delegates coming from a wide spectrum of backgrounds including healthcare professionals, scientists, administrators, community care partners, industry experts, researchers and students.
SHBC is a platform for participants to learn, share and discuss ideas with the goal of advancing healthcare. It also serves to highlight good initiatives, showcase new local and international paradigms, with the aim of influencing care and healthcare improvements in Singapore.
I am happy to announce that this year, we will resume to be a fully physical 2-day congress to maximise audience engagement, interact with experts, and have creative opportunities for networking.
The theme for SHBC2023 is ‘Transforming for a Healthier Population’. Health and healthcare delivery have changed rapidly over the past years and this shift has ushered many complex layers and dimensions. As Singapore embarks on Healthier SG and NHG continues its work towards better health for our population, we envisage a need to unite the key pillars of the healthcare community and partner the population to play an active role to change behaviour and improve health.
This year, we have a greater involvement from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Beyond Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), we engage broadly with NTU’s College of Humanities & Social Sciences to deepen the relationship with them as our Academic Partners especially in Population Health related topics and subjects.
Therefore, we are delighted to have curated an exciting line-up of renowned local and overseas experts, to offer their unique and valuable insights through plenary and panel discussions plus more than 10 tracks over the 2-Day congress. Discussions will revolve around the four main topics of SHBC2023: Future of Health; Health Behaviour & Change; Health & Technology; Digital Health, AI and Big Data.
We are also calling for abstract submissions for our prestigious SHBC Scientific Competition 2023. 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 SHBC Poster Village during your breaks, to hear from over 350 abstract presenters. We look forward to receiving your entries for the Scientific Competition soon!
Join us at SHBC2023 for an informative and engaging congress together with other like-minded healthcare professionals.
Mark your calendars for: 12 & 13 October. See you there!
Adjunct Assistant Professor Yeo See Cheng
SHBC2023 Organising Committee Chairperson
Senior Consultant, Head, Department of Renal Medicine
Tan Tock Seng Hospital