Welcome Message


Dr Martin Chio
SHBC 2018 Organising Chairman
Dermatologist, Senior Consultant,
National Skin Centre

On behalf of the SHBC Organising Committee, I would like to warmly welcome all our delegates to the 16th Edition of the Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress (SHBC) 2018. Following the continued success of SHBC 2017, I am humbled to witness the perpetual expansion of the Largest Healthcare & Scientific Congress in Singapore!

This year’s theme of “Back to Basics; Adding Years of Healthy Life” celebrates the progress we have made so far; it serves as a reminder to re-align our future goals for the betterment of healthcare, while never losing sight of the foundation and goal of how we all began.

NHG’s first vision was to go beyond merely healing the sick to the more difficult and infinitely more rewarding task of preventing illness and preserving health and quality of life. This is an ideal belief which can be universally applied to healthcare.

While we grapple with the challenges to overcome the present healthcare issues, it is vital to provide more than just regular care concurrently. As healthcare professionals, we are at the heart of change and progress. Consequently, SHBC aspires to provide the necessary platform in which we can delve into the knowledge and expertise required to bring out patients to the next level of care.

The Organising Committee has specially invited a line-up of renowned and prominent local and overseas experts to share their expertise and vast experience on various healthcare topics. This year’s programme has been meticulously put together to enhance the delegates’ congress experience like never before.

Delegates gave positive rave reviews of last year’s programme, and I am proud to announce that we have retained the three day extended programme to bring you the added quality content on demand. As the healthcare industry continues to grow and flourish, SHBC promises to bring you the latest updates on system successes and advancements.

Look out for the SHBC 2018 Scientific Competition, a staple for the congress and highly anticipated by respected abstract submitters. As the most prestigious scientific competition in Singapore, open to all local and international medical and scientific professionals, I encourage all delegates to submit an abstract and be recognised by a panel of highly distinguished medical professionals.

The SHBC 2018 Scientific Competition will once again target to smash the previous record of 600 abstracts submitted last year!

Another exciting highlight is the SHBC Exhibition that continues to grow in stature every year. Featuring a wide array of exhibitors and sponsors, there is plenty of interesting activities to take part in and be rewarded!

Take a breather in between tracks and drop by the exhibition booths curated exclusively to the delegates’ interests, or pop by the Freemium sessions for refreshing talks outside of the main programme.

With the expansion of new and invigorating congress features, I am excited to meet you in October as we embark on the journey together to broaden our knowledge and experiences while going Back to Basics to elevate the level of healthcare to new heights!

(In Conjunction with SHBC 2018, the National Skin Centre Updates in Dermatology & Venereology 2018 will take place 26 to 28 Oct 2018 @ Raffles City Convention Centre. More details here)