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Scientific Competition Finalists

SCIENTIFIC COMPETITION AWARDS FINALISTS (POSTER)

SHBC Best Poster Award – Allied Health
BP-AH-01 Ms Sylvia, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Abstract Title: Smoking Is A Strong Independent Risk Factor For Kidney Disease Progression In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes And Microalbuminuria

BP-AH-02 Ms Ha Ngoc Huong Lien, Geriatric Education and Research Institute

Abstract Title: Understanding The Obstacles To Uptake Of Services For Patients With Dementia 

BP-AH-03 Ms Tan Cai Ning, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Abstract Title: Successful Ageing In Nonagenarians: Bio-Psychosocial Factors Determining Successful Ageing In Long-Lived Older Adults

SHBC Best Poster Award – Basic Science / Translational Research
BP-BSTR-01 Dr Ho Eu Chin, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Abstract Title: Efficacy Of A Parametric Assistive Listening System To Enhance The Audibility And Intelligibility Of Speech

BP-BSTR-02 Dr Kwong Hui Li, National Skin Centre

Abstract Title: Automated Assessment Of Erythema, Scaling And Thickness Parameters In The Psoriasis Area And Severity Index (PASI) Score: A Proof-Of-Concept Study

BP-BSTR-03 Dr Zhang Xiao, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Abstract Title: Association Of Receptor For Advanced Glycation End Products (RAGE) Variants With Circulating Soluble Rage Level (RAGE) And Renal Function In Latent Autoimmune Diabetes Of Adults (LADA)

SHBC Best Poster Award – Clinical Research
 BP-CR-01 Dr Jewel Baldevarona-Llego, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Abstract Title: Frail Dementia Patients Are At Higher Risk Of Adverse Health Outcomes Following An Acute Hospital Admission – A 1 Year Prospective Cohort Study

 BP-CR-02 Dr Cao Taige, National Skin Centre

Abstract Title: Anti-Pruritic Efficacies Of Doxycycline And Erythromycin In The Treatment Of Acne Vulgaris: A Randomized Single-Blinded Pilot Study

 BP-CR-03 Dr Benjamin Khoo Zhi En, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Abstract Title: Complement Factor H Gene Polymorphism Rs6677604 And The Risk, Severity And Progression Of Iga Nephropathy: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis

BP-CR-04 Ms Sherwin Kuah, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Abstract Title: Radiation And Hormonal Therapy Reduce Locoregional Recurrence Risk After Breast Conservation

BP-CR-05 Dr Zacharias Aloysius Dwi Pramono, National Skin Centre

Abstract Title:  Population Study Of TGM1 Mutations Associated With High Prevalence Of ARCI In A Clustered Population In North Malaysia

SHBC Best Poster Award – Health Professions Education
BP-HPE-01 Dr Janine Kee Wun Yoke, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Abstract Title: Transforming Communication Skills Training For Junior Doctors: Learning From Patient Complaints

BP-HPE-02 Dr Sabrina Lau, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Abstract Title: Burnout In Internal Medicine Residents: A Study On Prevalence And Factors In A Three-Year Junior Residency Program

BP-HPE-03 Dr Raymond Ng Han Lip, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Abstract Title: An Exploratory Study Of Attitudes, Perceptions And Practices Of Trained Facilitators In Advance Care Planning In A Tertiary Hospital In Singapore

SHBC Best Poster Award – Health Services Research
BP-HSR-01 Dr Gao Qi, National University of Singapore

Abstract Title: Physically Frail And Cognitively Impaired Older Singaporeans Have Exceptionally High Risk Of Malnutrition: Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Studies

BP-HSR-02 Ms Isabel Ng Hui Leng, Geriatric Education and Research Institute

Abstract Title: What Are Care Utilizers’ Perspectives Of The Patient-Centered Home-Health Ageing-In-Place (AIP) Programme: A Qualitative Study

BP-HSR-03 Ms Wong Lai Yin, National Healthcare Group (HQ)

Abstract Title: Reversing Metabolic Syndrome: Impact Of Regression From Pre-Diabetes To Normal Glucose Regulation And Having Optimal Metabolic Control On Future Diabetes Risks 

SHBC Best Poster Award – Nursing
BP-NR-01 Dr Chan Ee Yuee, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Abstract Title: Influence Of Age On Patient Activation In Older Hospitalized Adults

BP-NR-02 Ms Cheong Run Qi, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Abstract Title: A Survey Of The Knowledge And Difficulties Of Palliative Care Among General Ward Nurses In An Acute Hospital In Singapore    

BP-NR-03 Mr Ahmad Shufi Jasmani, National Skin Centre

Abstract Title: Empowering Asymptomatic Male Patients In Department Of Sexually Transmitted Infection Control Clinic (DSC) For Self-Rectal Swab Collection

Singapore Primary Care Research Award (Poster)
SGPCR-P-01 Dr Ian Koh Jan Ming, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics

Abstract Title: Prevalence Of Frailty And Its Epidemiologic Risk Factors In A Panel Of Older Singaporean Adults

SGPCR-P-02 Dr Koh Li Jia, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics

Abstract Title: Difficulties That Patients With Chronic Conditions Face In Accessing Care In The Primary Care Setting In Singapore: A Cross-Sectional Study Difficulties

SGPCR-P-03 Ms Sandra Xu, National Healthcare Group Pharmacy

Abstract Title: An Update Of Pharmacist-Managed Anticoagulation Clinics In Primary Care: Evaluation Of A Collaborative Care Model

SCIENTIFIC COMPETITION AWARDS FINALISTS (ORAL)

Health Professions Education Research Investigator Award
HPE-RI-01 Mr Nakul Saxena, National Healthcare Group (HQ)

Abstract Title: Virtual Reality Environments For Healthcare Professional Education – A Cochrane Systematic Review

HPE-RI-02 Mr Esmond Seow Lee Seng, Institute of Mental Health

Abstract Title: Continuum Beliefs And Stigmatizing Attitudes Towards People With Mental Illnesses: Results From A Local Healthcare Student Population

HPE-RI-03 Adj A/Prof Yip Chee Chew, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Abstract Title: “Micro-CEX” For Medical Undergraduates: Less Is For More

SHBC Student Award (Open Category)
SHBC-SA-01 Ms Chee Jia Min Elissa, National University of Singapore

Abstract Title: Designing And Evaluating A Nurse-Patient Interactive Serious Game To Improve Nurses’ Self-Efficacy And Performance In Inhaler Technique: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial

SHBC-SA-02 Ms Germaine Lim Jia Ying, Nanyang Technological University

Abstract Title: Relationship Between Depression, Emotion Dysregulation, Spousal Support And Medication Adherence In Patients With Coronary Heart Disease 

SHBC-SA-03 Ms Song Yang, National University of Singapore

Abstract Title: Use Of Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (PESI) And Simplified PESI (sPESI) To Risk Stratify Patients With Acute Pulmonary Embolism In Singapore

SHBC-SA-04 Mr Byorn Tan, Nanyang Technological University

Abstract Title: TRPV5 Mediates Astrocytic Ca2+ Influx And Viability: Implications For Ischemic Stroke

SHBC-SA-05 Ms Tang May Shuen, National University of Singapore

Abstract Title: Understanding The Molecular Basis Of Hypertriglyceridemia In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

SHBC-SA-06 Ms Zhuang Sici, National University of Singapore

Abstract Title: Restricted And Repetitive Behaviours As A Prognostic Indicator Of Developmental Outcome In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review

Singapore Allied Health Award
SG-AH-01 Ms Chua Yi Chian, Institute of Mental Health

Abstract Title: Development And Validation Of The Chinese Translation Of The Positive Mental Health Instrument

SG-AH-02 Ms Ha Ngoc Huong Lien, Geriatric Education and Research Institute

Abstract Title: Exploring The Utility Of The Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) In Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) Caring For Frail Seniors

SG-AH-03 Mr Liu Jianlin, Institute of Mental Health

Abstract Title: The Association Between Medical Illness Burden And Severity Of Depressive Symptomatology In Patients Diagnosed With Depression

SG-AH-04 Ms Peh Oon Him, Institute of Mental Health

Abstract Title: Levels Of Parental Care And Control Are Associated With Symptom Severity Among Those At Ultra-High Risk For Psychosis 

Singapore Clinician Investigator Award
SG-CIA-01 A/Prof Angela Chow, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Abstract Title: Topical Nasal Antiseptics And Universal Antiseptic Baths To Reduce Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) In Intermediate-Care Facilities

SG-CIA-02 Dr Louis Lim, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Abstract Title: Clinical And Angiographic Factors Affecting Long Term Clinical Outcomes Of Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy (PCV)

SG-CIA-03 Dr Serena Low, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Abstract Title: Role Of Triglyceride Glucose Index In The Development Of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus – Novel Insights From A Large Community-Cohort In Singapore 

SG-CIA-04 Dr Tey Hong Liang, National Skin Centre

Abstract Title: In Vivo Imaging In Hypohidrosis: Diagnosis, Pathology And Novel Treatment For Miliaria Profunda

SG-CIA-05 Asst Prof Allison Tso, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Abstract Title: Reference Range For ADAMTS-13 Activity And Anti-ADAMTS-13 Antibody In Healthy Adult Singaporeans

Singapore Nursing Award
SG-NR-01 Dr Chan Ee Yuee, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Abstract Title: Mastery Protects Against Caregiver Burden And Psychological Distress In Caregivers Of Frail Elderly

SG-NR-02 Ms Li Ziqiang, Institute of Mental Health

Abstract Title: Developing An Instrument Measuring The Outcomes Of Patient Aggression Management Training

SG-NR-03 Ms Bernice Tan Li Ting, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Abstract Title: Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Vs. Best Medical Treatment For Type 2 Diabetes With BMI 27 To 32- Preliminary Results Of A Randomised Controlled Trial

Singapore Primary Care Research Award (Oral)
SGPCR-O-01 Dr Richard Hui Jor Yeong , National University Polyclinics

Abstract Title: Prevalence And Pattern Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine Use Among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients In A Primary Care Setting In Singapore: A Cross Sectional Study

SGPCR-O-02 Ms Tan Poh Ching, National Healthcare Group Pharmacy

Abstract Title: Independent Predictors For HbA1c Decline With Sitagliptin As A Third Line Oral Hypoglycemic Agent In Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes Patients In A Singapore Primary Care Setting

SGPCR-O-03 Dr Sabrina Wong Kay Wye, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics

Abstract Title: Outcomes Of Using CATCH (Comprehensive Assessment Tool For Coordinated And Holistic Care) In The Assessment Of Patients With Poor Diabetes Control

Singapore Young Investigator Award – Basic Science/Translational Research
YIA-BSTR-01 Dr Nguyen Ngoc Tu, Geriatric Education and Research Institute

Abstract Title: The Association Between The Utilisation Of Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) With Frailty, Muscle Mass, Muscle Function And Sarcopenia: The Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Study II (SLAS-II)

YIA-BSTR-02 Dr Madhavi Latha Somaraju, Nanyang Technological University

Abstract Title: Immunogenicity And Toxicity Assessment Of Novel Tetrabranched Antimicrobial Peptides In Vitro And In Vivo

YIA-BSTR-03 Dr Colin Tan, National Skin Centre

Abstract Title: Automated Delineation Of Lesional Borders In Dermoscopy: Towards An Automated Deep Learning Analytical Platform For The Detection Of Melanoma

Singapore Young Investigator Award – Clinical Research
YIA-CR-01 Dr Christopher Chia Tze Wei, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Abstract Title: Colonic Polyps: Small In Size, Huge In Impact?

YIA-CR-02 Dr Mandy Mak, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Abstract Title: Selecting The Right Thyroid Nodule For Frozen Section: Ultrasound Most Useful

YIA-CR-03 Dr Natarajan Suresh Khanna, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Abstract Title: Diverticular Disease Of The Vermiform Appendix: A Diagnostic Surprise

Singapore Young Investigator Award – Health Services Research
YIA-HSR-01 Mr Edimansyah Abdin, Institute of Mental Health

Abstract Title: A Comparison Of EQ-5D, SF-6D And HUI3 Utility Scores In Patients With Schizophrenia

YIA-HSR-02 Mr Reuben Ong, National Healthcare Group (HQ)

Abstract Title: Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA): Regression Based Normative Data For An Asian Population

YIA-HSR-03 Dr Alex Tham, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Abstract Title: Hearing Aid Use And Satisfaction – A Comparison Between Funded And Non-Funded Hearing Aid Users