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SHBC Opening Ceremony & Keynote

Session 1 : SHBC Keynote

Topic 1 : SHBC Keynote: Sustainable Healthcare Through Innovation

Speaker :
Prof Gabriel M Leung , Dean of Medicine; Helen and Francis Zimmern Professor in Population Health, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Symposium 1: Beyond Quality To Value – Value Creation in Healthcare

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Session 1 : Symposium 1: Beyond Quality to Value – Value Creation in Healthcare

Topic 1 : Defining Value in Singapore Healthcare

Speaker :
Dr Daphne Khoo , Deputy Director of Medical Services, Healthcare Performance Group; Executive Director, Agency for Care Effectiveness, Ministry of Health, Singapore

MOH defines Value in Healthcare as the Outcomes achieved per dollar spent. The Healthcare Performance Group at MOH currently runs 2 different types of value based programs – Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and value based pricing (VBP) of Technologies and Value Driven Care (VDC). HTA evaluations are used for determining if new drugs, devices, tests and services represent good value and if public funds should be used to pay for them. VBP is linked to HTA and allows us to determine what constitutes a fair price for a technology given its known benefits. VDC compares the outcomes and average costs of clinicians performing specific procedures and the Outcomes/Cost ratios allow us to identify best practices as well as areas of waste. While HTA is used to identify high impact, cost-effective technologies, VDC is a Quality Improvement programme.

  • The difference between Quality and Value
  • What matters to Clinicians vs Patients
  • Methods of measuring Value

Topic 2 : Creating Value Through Disruptive Innovation

Speaker :
Prof Des Gorman , Professor of Medicine, University of Auckland
  • Innovation is unusual in healthcare
  • There are multiple barriers to innovation in healthcare that need to be addressed
  • There are factors that stimulate innovation – usually a confluence of financial and outcome risk

Topic 3 : Financing New Models of Care

Speaker :
Dr Steven Safyer MD , President, Chief Executive Officer, Montefiore Medicine, USA

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Topic 4 : Panel Discussion: Value Creation in Healthcare

Speaker :
Dr Jamie Mervyn Lim ,Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Dr Daphne Khoo , Deputy Director of Medical Services, Healthcare Performance Group; Executive Director, Agency for Care Effectiveness, Ministry of Health, Singapore
Prof Des Gorman , Professor of Medicine, University of Auckland
Dr Steven Safyer MD , President, Chief Executive Officer, Montefiore Medicine, USA

Moderator:
1. Dr Jamie Mervyn Lim

Panelist:
1. Dr Daphne Khoo
2. Prof Des Gorman
3. Dr Steven Safyer

Symposium 2: Beyond Hospital to Community – Transforming Current Models of Care

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Session 1 : Symposium 2: Beyond Hospital to Community – Transforming Current Models of Care

Topic 1 : SHBC Scientific Competition Award Ceremony 1

Topic 2 : How Does Care Delivery Need To Transform To Prevent Diseases In The Elderly?

Speaker :
Prof Matteo Cesari , Professor, University of Milan

The sustainability of healthcare systems is threatened by the increasing (absolute and relative) number of older persons referring to clinical services. Such global phenomenon is questioning the traditional paradigms of medicine, pushing towards the need of new criteria at the basis of clinical decision algorithms. For example, the chronological age criterion traditionally adopted for determining whether an individual had or not to be referred to geriatric/adapted care is not anymore feasible or reliable. In order to adequately capture the biological complexity of the aging individual and correctly prioritize interventions according to his/her resources and needs, novel models are required. Not surprisingly, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recently proposed to shift the focus of interventions from the construct of disease (and multimorbidity) to that of function (and intrinsic capacity). Person-tailored interventions should be proposed to frail individuals identified as such at their first contact with the healthcare system. Comprehensive geriatric assessment and multidisciplinarity then represent the cornerstones of new approach with the final aim of privileging integration of services and giving value to what really matters to the older person. In this context, the WHO has recently released the recommendations for “Integrated Care for Older People” (ICOPE), which will be presented and discussed during the presentation.

  • Traditional care models are inadequate for frail older persons
  • New models focused on valorization of functions are required
  • Interventions should be guided by the comprehensive geriatric assessment

Topic 3 : Integrated Care Path: A New Model Of Care Delivery

Speaker :
Prof Anders Ahlsson , Managing Director, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden

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Topic 4 : Patient Centeredness: From Medical Home to Community

Speaker :
Prof Kevin Grumbach , Hellman Endowed Professor & Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco , USA

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Topic 5 : Panel Discussion: How Others Do It: Integrating Care For Ageing Population

Speaker :
Dr Wong Kirk Chuan , Chief Operating Officer, Population Health, National Healthcare Group, Campus Chief Operating Officer, Woodlands Health Campus
Prof Matteo Cesari , Professor, University of Milan
Prof Anders Ahlsson , Managing Director, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
Prof Kevin Grumbach , Hellman Endowed Professor & Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco , USA
Prof Gabriel M Leung , Dean of Medicine; Helen and Francis Zimmern Professor in Population Health, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Moderator:

1. Dr Wong Kirk Chuan

Panelist:

  1. Prof Matteo Cesari
  2. Prof Anders Ahlsson
  3. Prof Kevin Grumbach
  4. Prof Gabriel M Leung

Symposium 3: Beyond Healthcare To Health – Empowerment through Digital Technology

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Session 1 : Symposium 3: Beyond Healthcare To Health – Empowerment through Digital Technology

Topic 1 : NHG Research Awards

Topic 2 : Enhancing Patient Experience Through Digital Technology

Speaker :
Ms Janet Campbell , Vice President, R&D Relations, Epic, USA

There’s a good chance that you hold in your hand a camera, a recording device, a messaging communicator, a library, a lifeline to expert knowledge, a calorie tracker, and your own personal assistant. And you aren’t alone: technology is advancing, and with this advance can come greater awareness and connection with patients than ever before. In this session, we’ll discuss how technology can enable greater insight into what happens outside four walls of the clinic, and how organizations can leverage that insight strategically to improve patient wellness. That technology not only empowers patients to take more responsibility for their own health, it can also give them the opportunity to become the most engaged employee you’ll ever have, serving as their own secretary, scheduler, check-in clerk, and more. And finally, increasing digitization also unlocks the opportunity to bring more awareness and understanding to all patients, not only of their own conditions, but of the healthcare system itself. But technology alone won’t get us there. Are you ready to change up your approach to care delivery, entrust your patients with more responsibility, and invite them onto their care team as partners? The technology is there; how you use it is up to you.

  • Beyond the four walls of the clinic
  • Put patients to work – they want it!
  • Fighting fear with digital transparency

Topic 3 : Using Technology to Improve Management of Chronic Diseases and Mental Health in Singapore

Speaker :
Prof Robert JT Morris , Chief Technology Strategist, MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation (MOHT), Singapore

To improve health outcomes while managing cost, we need to move the locus of care into the community and home, and get patients more involved in managing their own health. Several new technologies are now being deployed in Singapore that achieve these goals. One is Home Monitoring, which enables chronic disease patients to take clinical measurements in their home and transmit them to the clinic where they result in technology-enabled feedback and coaching from a clinical partner. This technique, currently being deployed for hypertension and diabetes, allows patients to become more aware of their chronic condition and over time learn its self-management. An emerging technique, known as Digital Phenotyping, allows monitoring of an even wider set of conditions and it is currently being extended to help with Mental Wellness.

  • Healthcare must be simplified so patients can learn to self-manage their health, together with their clinical partners
  • Home Monitoring is already helping with Chronic Disease management
  • Digital Phenotyping is a new technique with even broader promise

Topic 4 : Panel Discussion: Innovating Practice in the Era of Digitalisation

Speaker :
A/Prof Thomas Lew
Ms Janet Campbell , Vice President, R&D Relations, Epic, USA
Prof Robert JT Morris , Chief Technology Strategist, MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation (MOHT), Singapore
Dr Eric Wong

Moderator:

  1. A/Prof Thomas Lew

Panelist:

  1. Ms Janet Campbell
  2. Prof Robert JT Morris
  3. TBC
  4. Dr Eric Wong

Acute Medicine in the 21st Century

Synopsis

Join us in a day of delving into the nuts and bolts of the practice of Acute Medicine in Singapore. Find out more from the sharing sessions, revelations of the successes and challenges, and hands-on education.

Join us in a day of delving into the nuts and bolts of the practice of Acute Medicine in Singapore. Find out more from the sharing sessions, revelations of the successes and challenges, and hands-on education.

  • Historical background of Acute Medicine in Singapore and in the UK
  • Setting up a new unit with a new mindset or culture
  • Challenges, Successes and Failures
  • What is in the future for Acute Medicine

Session 1 : Acute Medicine & Acute Frailty in TTSH: Creation of New Services from Scratch

Track Lead :
Adj A/Prof Endean Tan , Consultant, Department of General Medicine; Head, Acute Internal Medicine Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Champions :
Ms Geraldine Ng , Senior Nurse Clinician, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Introduction & Operational Aspects

Speaker :
Adj A/Prof Endean Tan , Consultant, Department of General Medicine; Head, Acute Internal Medicine Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 2 : Nursing Perspectives

Speaker :
Ms Li Lihong , Advanced Practice Nurse, Department of General Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 3 : Setting Up an Acute Frailty Unit

Speaker :
Dr Edward Chong , Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Join us in a day of delving into the nuts and bolts of the practice of Acute Medicine in Singapore. Find out more from the sharing sessions, revelations of the successes and challenges, and hands-on education.

Session 2 : Acute Medicine – The Singapore Story

Track Lead :
Adj A/Prof Endean Tan , Consultant, Department of General Medicine; Head, Acute Internal Medicine Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Champions :
Ms Geraldine Ng , Senior Nurse Clinician, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Singapore Acute Network - SAMNET

Speaker :
Adj A/Prof Endean Tan , Consultant, Department of General Medicine; Head, Acute Internal Medicine Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 2 : Sharing from KTPH

Speaker :
Dr Thofique Adamjee , Consultant, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Topic 3 : Sharing of Acute Medical Ward Experience in SGH

Speaker :
Dr Tharmmambal Balakrishnan , Consultant, Department of Internal Medicine, Singapore General Hospital
  • AMW Experience and results
  • Interventions
  • Challenges

Join us in a day of delving into the nuts and bolts of the practice of Acute Medicine in Singapore. Find out more from the sharing sessions, revelations of the successes and challenges, and hands-on education.

  • Participants will be brought through a rapid fire set of clinical cases relevant to MRCP (UK) and MRCP (Acute Medicine) examinations
  • Teaching points and resources will be shared

Session 3 : Acute Medicine Education – Cases & Exams

Track Lead :
Adj A/Prof Endean Tan , Consultant, Department of General Medicine; Head, Acute Internal Medicine Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Champions :
Ms Geraldine Ng , Senior Nurse Clinician, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Join us in a day of delving into the nuts and bolts of the practice of Acute Medicine in Singapore. Find out more from the sharing sessions, revelations of the successes and challenges, and hands-on education.

  • Nursing is the most critical component of the successful running of Acute Internal Medicine Service (AIMS)
  • Presenting the training and establishment of a high-performance, empowered culture of AIMS nurses
  • Nursing education in AIMS

Session 4 : Nursing Empowerment in Acute Medicine

Track Lead :
Adj A/Prof Endean Tan , Consultant, Department of General Medicine; Head, Acute Internal Medicine Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Champions :
Ms Geraldine Ng , Senior Nurse Clinician, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Crisis & Complex Care

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Precision medicine promises to transform the way patients are treated by using information about patient’s genes-proteins signature and environment to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases. This session aims to describe the current situation, evolving landscape and perspectives about precision oncology in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH).

The various applications of precision medicine from early cancer detection to targeted treatment will be discussed, with focus on the use of liquid biopsy approaches. With the advent of the ability to analyze genomic sequence data in a timely fashion and at an ever-decreasing cost, the use of next generation sequencing (NGS) to identify targetable alterations is rapidly developing and has entered the mainstream of clinical practice. Our hematologists have been utilizing molecular tools for the diagnostic workup of patients with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs). The molecular landscape of MPNs and their experiences in utilizing NGS for evaluation will be presented.

Precision medicine has begun moving in the prevention direction. Patient-tailored screening programs, preventive measures and proactive treatment are possible for patients of a high-risk group. This session will highlight the development of a microRNA biomarkers panel to assess an individual‘s risk for stomach cancer. In addition, the TTSH Cancer Genetics and Genomics Clinic (CGGC) was set up in December 2017 to provide counselling service for inherited cancer syndromes diagnosis, risk assessment and treatment recommendation. Our oncologist leading the CGGC will share the experience in genetic counselling and the impact of hereditary cancer testing on clinical care.

Session 1 : Precision Medicine & Precision Oncology

Chairperson :
Dr Goh Liuh Ling , Senior Principal Scientific Officer, Personalised Medicine Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Champions :
Dr Goh Liuh Ling , Senior Principal Scientific Officer, Personalised Medicine Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Molecular Diagnostics for Precision Oncology

Speaker :
Dr Goh Liuh Ling , Senior Principal Scientific Officer, Personalised Medicine Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Overview of precision oncology
  • Applications of next generation sequencing
  • Analysis of circulating tumor DNA in lung cancer as case example

Topic 2 : Development of Gastroclear for Gastric Cancer Risk Assessment

Speaker :
Dr Zhou Lihan , Co-Founder, MiRXES Pte Ltd
  • miRNAs are intimately involved in the onset, progression and metastasis of solid tumor
  • tumor cells actively secrete circulating miRNAs as means of communication with tumor microenvironment and means of immune suppression
  • Identification and validation of a circulating miRNA biomarker panel assay for early detection of gastric cancer

Topic 3 : Molecular Landscape of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)

Speaker :
Dr Eugene Fan , Consultant, Department of Haematology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Clinical spectrum of MPNs
  • Molecular landscape of common MPNs
  • eugThe future of MPN evaluation

Topic 4 : Genetic Counselling & Case Discussion

Speaker :
Adj A/Prof Jens Samol , Senior Consultant, Department of Medical Oncology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Indications for referral
  • BRCA
  • Management of pathogenic results

Rapid advances in the field of cancer treatment allow for better survival rates and even offer the possibility of cure in some situations. As the number of cancer survivors increase, so do the rehabilitation needs and these can range from simple reconditioning to the more complex difficulties faced by patients who might have undergone surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

While many patients are happy to be “cured” initially, the impairments faced sometimes mean that life is never quite the same again. Although some patients undergo multiple short sessions of rehabilitation, these often take place independently of one another. The lack of a coordinated survivorship program may mean the difference between achieving quality of life , and the “ new normal”.

In this series of talks, we look at how research in the field of cancer rehabilitation can help with some common symptoms following treatment. We will also get to see how the rehabilitation process involves lifestyle change and carries on into the community long after treatment has ended.

Session 2 : Cancer Rehabilitation – The New Normal

Chairperson :
Dr Wong Chin Jung , Consultant, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Champions :
Dr Wong Chin Jung , Consultant, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Rehabilitation In Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Speaker :
Dr Mothi Babu Ramalingam , Associate Consultant, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Singapore General Hospital
  • Incidence and pathophysiology behind chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy
  • Rehabilitation assessment and evaluation
  • Rehabilitative strategies with evidence based care

Topic 2 : Acute Physiotherapy Management Post Mastectomy

Speaker :
Ms Melissa Sim Huimin , Senior Physiotherapist Physiotherapy, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Exercises and care post-surgery
  • Preparation prior to radiotherapy
  • Myths and truths: Separating fact from fiction post lymph node removal

Topic 3 : Exercise Prescription in Cancer

Speaker :
Mr Ray Loh , Senior Physiologist, Sports Medicine & Surgery Clinic, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Guidelines and goals of exercise prescription
  • Prerequisites of starting an exercise routine
  • Exercise precautions
  • Slow Medicine? Soul Medicine!
  • There’s an end to cure but no end to care
  • Understanding Palliative Care through Jeopardy

Session 3 : Palliative Care in Jeopardy

Track Champions :
Ms Jamie Lim , Advanced Practice Nurse, Nursing Services, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Dr Eugene Teoh , Senior Nurse Educator, Nursing Service (Education & Practice), Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dermatology

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Education & Pedagogies

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Looking back over ten years of residency programmes in NHG, we seek to learn lessons from our past, our present and at the challenges the future has for us. This track will invite members involve in education and training from NHG to share their experience with us. We start with the past as educators and ex-residents share with us their experience of residency and insights into what could have been improved. After which we move to the present, where various family groups share with us unique aspects and features of their post-graduate training. We end with prominent education thinkers and philosophers sharing with us challenges that lie ahead, as we look towards improving our post-graduate training.

3 ex-residents now young educators will share their experience and challenges. They will examine the lessons learnt and things that could have been done better in the last 10 years.

Session 1 : Past – 10 Years of Residency

Track Lead :
Mr Benny Li , Principal Pharmacist, National Skin Centre
Dr Phua Dong Haur, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Reflection of My Residency Journey

Speaker :
Dr Hong Qiantai , Associate Consultant, Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Vision of the future

Topic 2 : An Emergency Medicine Perspective

Speaker :
Dr Quek Yong Jing Daniel , Associate Consultant, Emergency Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • My journey from trainee to trainer: advocacy and giving back
  • Residency: systematic or bureaucratic
  • Winds of change: What lies ahead

Topic 3 : The Accidental Educator

Speaker :
Adj A/Prof Sarah Lu , Associate Designated Institutional Official (ADIO); Consultant, Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • My journey into education
  • Challenges Faced
  • Lessons Learnt

Speakers in this session will share their pre-professional training approach/programme (from students to qualified entry-level healthcare professionals), distinctive/innovative features, as well as current challenges and solutions to manage challenges. Also, to enable mutual learning across NHG institutions and across different family groups.

Session 2 : Present – What We Do & Want To Share With You 1

Track Lead :
Mr Benny Li , Principal Pharmacist, National Skin Centre
Dr Phua Dong Haur, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : From PSLE to Residency

Speaker :
Dr Ong Chin Fung , Associate Designated Institutional Official (ADIO); Senior Consultant, Population Health Community Transformation, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  • Understanding Local Education System
  • Engaging, Energising & Empathising our Learners

Topic 2 : The Pre-Professional Clinical Nursing Education Learning Journey Of Nursing Students In NHGP: Have We Done Enough?

Speaker :
Ms Christie Anna , Nurse Educator, Nursing Services, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics
  • Overview of pre-professional nursing education landscape in Singapore
  • Pre-professional nursing students journey in NHGP
  • Teaching & learning strategies to optimise to student’s learning

Topic 3 : TBC

Speaker :
Mr Benny Li , Principal Pharmacist, National Skin Centre
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Speakers in this session will share their pre-professional training approach/programme (from students to qualified entry-level healthcare professionals), distinctive/innovative features, as well as current challenges and solutions to manage challenges. Also, to enable mutual learning across NHG institutions and across different family groups.

Session 3 : Present – What We Do & Want To Share With You 2

Track Lead :
Mr Benny Li , Principal Pharmacist, National Skin Centre
Dr Phua Dong Haur, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : A Journey Through The Black White & Grey In Radiography Education

Speaker :
Mr Chong Chun Meng , Principal Radiographer; Clinical Educator Lead, Department of Diagnostic Radiology; Pre-Professional Education Office, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • From national service to a service provider
  • From a diploma to undergraduate level education
  • From school to clinical education

Topic 2 : Occupational Therapy – Becoming an Enabler

Speaker :
Ms Kelly Tang , Senior Occupational Therapist, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  • Quick overview of pre-professional education journey
  • Sharing about pre-professional education journey
  • Sharing about challenges and success stories

Topic 3 : The Making of a Clinical Psychologist

Speaker :
Adj A/Prof Clare Yeo , Senior Principal Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychology, Institute of Mental Health
  • Selecting suitable candidates
  • Orientation for Clinical Psychology Interns and Clinical Supervisors
  • Competence assessment to ensure patient safety and intern wellbeing

3 speakers with broad overview will share the history of medical education, the emerging themes, and current state and challenges.

Session 4 : Innovation – What The Future Holds

Track Lead :
Mr Benny Li , Principal Pharmacist, National Skin Centre
Dr Phua Dong Haur, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : TBC

Speaker :
A/Prof Tham Kum Ying , Senior Consultant; Education Director, Emergency Medicine Department; Pre-Profession Education Office, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
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Topic 2 : “Liddat Also Can Ah?": Context & Assumptions in IPE & IPCP

Speaker :
A/Prof Nigel Tan , Senior Consultant, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute
  • Interprofessional Education (IPE) and interprofessional collaborative practice
    (IPCP) are viewed as positives, but does IPE necessarily lead to IPCP? What assumptions do we hold that lead to the belief that IPE leads to IPCP?
  • Are there other paths to IPCP?  What are the enablers and disablers in our move towards IPCP?  And what role does culture and context play?
  • In my short talk, we will attempt to examine these factors, incorporating some elements of local culture. Got Singlish one, ok? 😉

Topic 3 : Redefining Medical Education

Speaker :
Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam , Senior Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  • Impact of technology in medical education
  • Mobile devices for learning, teaching and assessment
  • Electronic portfolios for CME

Empowerment through Digitalisation

Synopsis

As traditional healthcare immerses in an increasingly digital environment, we all know doing more of the same will not solve traditional problems, yet going in cold with untested new initiatives may do more harm than good. At the heart of this digital transformation opportunity, we will, during the first half of this track, bring together various perspectives on the problem statements, the opportunities, pitfalls and key drivers for successful and sustainable digital transformation. During the second half, we will bring to stage smart solutions at various maturity and explore the thinking behind these solutions and more importantly the aspirations beyond them. By the end of the session, we want each delegate to be able to bring home at least one novel idea.

Session 1 : Key drivers for success

Track Lead :
Dr Tay Seow Yian , Senior Consultant, Emergency Department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Vision & Strategy of MOHT

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Topic 2 : Epic’s Novel Use of Sustainable Digital Technology to Solve Traditional Problems

  •  Trim the fat: Making healthcare efficient with automation
  • Improving outcomes with artificial intelligence
  • The ultimate goal: Replacing clinician burnout with clinician joy

Topic 3 : Digitally Transforming the Patient Healthcare Experience

Speaker :
Dr Ng Yih Ying , Consultant, Emergency Department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • What are the areas of care that patients that can be improved?
  • What are the technological innovations that hold the most promise to solve these issues
  • How can we ride on the Smart Nation initiatives to digitally enhance the patient experience and improve how we care for our patients?

Session 2 : Smart solutions for sustainability

Track Lead :
Dr Tay Seow Yian , Senior Consultant, Emergency Department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Enhancing the patient and caregiver journey with digital technology

Speaker :
Mr Shunfu Chen , Director, Ambulatory Services & Outpatient Ops, Woodlands Health Campus
  • What are pain points faced by patients and caregivers?
  • What is of value to patients and caregivers?
  • How can digital technologies enhance the patient and caregiver journey?

Topic 2 : Smart solutions for sustainability

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Topic 3 : Disruptive Food Innovation Challenges – Creating Safer and Personalized Puree Meals with 3D Food Printing

Speaker :
Ms Gladys Wong , Senior Principal Dietitian, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  • It is becoming a global problem to feed the silver generation as they age in sickness and in health
  • Fortified foods of various safe consistency are often unpalatable, visually unappealing, or labour intensive to mass produce for people with chewing or swallowing issues
  • 3D food printing is the next journey in food imagination and innovation to create consistently safer and personalized puree meals for the elderly population with dignified care.

Digital Health Medical Technologies: Replacement or Enhancement of Healthcare Professionals?

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In the current digital health era, healthcare professionals in recent years have been exploring the use of these enabling technologies to facilitate healthcare delivery. However, some wonder whether they will be in danger of being replaced by these technologies as they potentially can fulfill some of the “work” duties of healthcare support staff and even direct patient care due to the ability to “diagnose through algorithms” or “treat through focused intervention instructions”. The speakers in this track are all domain experts in their field, either in public institutions or the private setting and all of them have interest or are generating business through the use of these digital health technologies. They will share their experiences on whether it enhances their work or potentially “threatens their existence”.

Session 1 : Digital Health Medical Technologies: Replacement or Enhancement of Healthcare Professionals?

Topic 1 : Enhancing Rehabilitation Care Through Digital Healthcare Applications

Speaker :
Mr Ashton Neoh , Senior Physiotherapist, Allied Health Services & Pharmacy - Physiotherapy, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • How digital applications enhance/ transform rehabilitation experience
  • Key criteria of success
  • Challenges faced

Topic 2 : The Future of Medicine – implications for Southeast Asia

Speaker :
Dr Snehal Patel , CEO; Co-founder, MyDoc
  • What does the future hold?
  • How physicians can change the future of healthcare
  • Who will be the winners and losers in the age of modern medicine?

Games for Health Innovations Centre (ALIVE) Mini-Symposium: Learn and Explore with ALIVE through Play (LEAP) 2019

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In this year’s mini edition of the ALIVE symposium, we hope to emphasize ALIVE’s intention to continue to LEAP (Learn and Explore with ALIVE through Play) forward with NHG and other healthcare, academic and industry partners through continual showcasing and sharing of our clinicians’ and partners’ excellent work and experiences in the field of healthcare serious games. This year, we will “level up” to illustrate that even resuscitation can be gamified; community health complexities can be simplified and how “serious” games can be utilized from an industry perspective.

Session 1 : Games for Health Innovations Centre (ALIVE) Mini-Symposium: Learn and Explore with ALIVE through Play (LEAP) 2019

Topic 1 : Central Health Powering Communities Serious Game

Speaker :
Mr Edwin Phua , Assistant Manager, Planning & Development, Central Health, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Powering Communities is a strategic life simulation game where players take on the lives of the resident and experience their daily living i.e. getting a job, designing or their own hours, seeking healthcare and socialising in the community.
  • Through this fun and immersive experience, Powering Communities aims to create awareness on the challenges faced in the community healthcare landscape, educate the players on the community healthcare ecosystem.

Topic 2 : The Pursuit of Gamification

Speaker :
Dr Koh Wee Lit , CEO Red Hare Studios
  • Behavioural Economics and Gamification in Health Tech
  • Lessons of Product Design and Innovation
  • Importance of Cross-Industry Relationships

Humanities in Healthcare

Synopsis

This track will look at empathy in the consultation room and beyond. The track is divided into three activities focusing on:

1. The Understanding of Empathy. Symposium ‘Empathy under Threat’
2. The Experience of Empathy. Workshop ‘Mindfulness to Reduce Stress’
3. The Expression of Empathy. Workshop ‘A Sneak Peek into Motivational Interviewing Engagement’

Traditionally medical literature has focused on the role of empathy in doctor-patient consultations. During the symposium ‘Empathy under threat’ we will learn more about how this has developed in Singapore from 4 speakers representing patient advocates, researchers and educators.

Beyond the consultation health care professionals and the people they work with continue to benefit from empathy and compassion in their everyday lives at work and at home. Whether this is in the context of helping a loved-one through a period of loss or motivating a colleague to seek help, empathy and compassion are potent elements in a functional supportive workplace and community. The work shop ‘Sneak peek into motivational interviewing engagement’ equips the participants with some skills that can be added to the emphatic practitioner’s tool kit.

The workshop ‘Mindfulness to reduce stress’ underscores the need to turn an emphatic gaze inwards, towards the need for self-compassion and its value in ensuring a sustainable self. The practice of mindfulness continues to gain interest and exposure in the medical literature, this very popular workshop is accessible and enables participants to experience this approach for themselves.

Amidst advancing technologies, a heightened drive for efficiency, a growing population with access to ever increasing repertoire of health care options, empathy and compassion remain central to the delivery of modern patient centred care in Singapore.

This symposium will provide an overview of empathy and compassion from the different perspectives of patient, researcher and medical educator. We start by tracing the roots of empathy, what it is and go some way towards answering the question ‘is empathy innate or is it learned?’ We will explore the value of empathy and compassion as seen through the eyes of a patient advocates from the perspective of chronic illness and ask what steps we can take to make things better. Finally contemplate the expressions of empathy from the doctors of tomorrow.

Participants will be able to refresh their understanding of empathy and compassion in Singapore’s Health Care Setting, familiarise themselves with current thought and research directions, and reflect on their own roles in ensuring empathy and compassion in professional and personal contexts.

Session 1 : Empathy Under Threat

Chairperson :
A/Prof Amanda Connell , Associate ProfessorSingapore Institute of Technology
Track Lead :
Dr Tanya Tierney , Assistant Dean, Head of Student Welfare, Lead Clinical Communication, The Office of Medical Education, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Track Champions :
Dr Diana Andrea Barron , Deputy Clinical Communication, The Office of Medical Education, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Topic 1 : Tracing the Roots of Empathy: Is it Nature or Nurture?

Speaker :
Ms Vivienne Le Mai Khanh , Research Officer, Geriatric Education & Research Institute
  • What contributes to the development of empathy
  • Key factors influencing individuals’ empathy level
  • How can empathy be improved and maintained in healthcare settings

Topic 2 : What Do You Need To Make Things Better

Speaker :
Ms Emma J Cartwright , PhD Candidate Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • The impact an empathic health professional can have
  • Ways to show empathy to a patient who is struggling
  • How to support patients with long term conditions and struggling to cope

Topic 3 : Keeping Them Human; Safeguarding Empathy in the Midst of the Hidden Curriculum

Speaker :
Dr Tanya Tierney , Assistant Dean, Head of Student Welfare, Lead Clinical Communication, The Office of Medical Education, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Compassion
  • Reflection
  • Self-care

The workshop ‘Mindfulness to reduce stress’ underscores the need to turn an empathic gaze inwards, towards the need for self-compassion and its value in ensuring a sustainable self. In this workshop, we will cover the following:

• What is Mindfulness?
• The connection between body and mind
• Regulating the stress response system to reduce chronic stress
• Psychosomatic effects of stress
• Mindfulness Practices
• Calming on Demand

Session 2 : Mindfulness to Reduce Stress

Track Champions :
Adj A/Prof Angie Chew , Executive Director; Principal Mindfulness Trainer, Brahm Centre

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based nonjudgemental and non-confrontational counselling method that works on facilitating and engaging intrinsic motivation within the client in order to change negative behavior.The approach was developed by Professor William R Miller, PHD and Professor Stephen Rollnick, PHD to engage clients who are hesistant about making positive behavioural changes. The workshop is a sneak preview to equip participants with the basic understanding of MI skills in engaging conversations about change across a range of health-related issues. The course will introduce participants to the theory, spirit and principles in using MI to help people make positive changes, and help participants understand the practice and application of the skills in a real life setting.

Session 3 : Sneak Preview to Motivational Interviewing

Track Champions :
A/Prof Griva Konstadina , Associate Professor, Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Mr S.B Viknesan , Senior Counsellor, National Addictions Management Service, Institute of Mental Health

Healthcare Finance Transformation

Synopsis

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Financial incentives play an important role in aligning payers and providers to achieve better value and sustainability in healthcare. In this session, participants will learn about the types of incentives that have been introduced both locally and in the U.S., their effectiveness so far, as well as delve into insights about how financial incentives might evolve as we move into the future of value-driven healthcare.

Session 1 : Distinguished Speakers Lectures

Topic 1 : Financial Incentives for Sustainable Healthcare: Current Thinking, Future Possibilities (US Perspective)

Speaker :
Dr Steven Safyer MD , President, Chief Executive Officer, Montefiore Medicine, USA

Topic 2 : Financial Incentives for Sustainable Healthcare: Current Thinking, Future Possibilities (Singapore Perspective)

Speaker :
Mr Chan Beng Seng , Group Director, Financial Resource Management Division, Healthcare Finance Division, Sector Development & Commissioning Division, Ministry of Health

Topic 3 : Healthcare Finance Transformation Panel Discussion

Speaker :
Dr Steven Safyer MD , President, Chief Executive Officer, Montefiore Medicine, USA
Mr Chan Beng Seng , Group Director, Financial Resource Management Division, Healthcare Finance Division, Sector Development & Commissioning Division, Ministry of Health

Not sure what “funding for value” in healthcare is about? Come and experience it in our Board Game workshop! Participants will have the opportunity to play the role of a Chief Financial Officer of a healthcare system and learn to manage patient flow across different healthcare settings while keeping track of their funds. Are you game for this?

Session 2 : Health$en$e Board Game

Leadership & Organisation Development

Synopsis

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Living with Frailty (Metabolic)

Synopsis

Practical, authentic, cased based approach towards management of frail patients with chronic illnesses. Sharing from multidisciplinary and patient’s perspectives.

  1. Appreciate key concepts in sarcopenia and application to clinical practice
  2. Gain insight on the relevance of sarcopenia and learning points from current local research, and the potential of conducting research in the field of sarcopenia
  3. Recognise the viability of exercise interventions for prevention and treatment of sarcopenia in older adults
  4. Recognise key concepts, myths and opportunities in nutritional interventions for prevention and treatment of sarcopenia

Session 1 : Sarcopenia And Muscle Health: Why Now, Why Here, And Making It Happen

Chairperson :
A/Prof Ding Yew Yoong , Senior Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Lead :
A/Prof Lim Wee Shiong , Senior Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Champions :
A/Prof Lim Wee Shiong , Senior Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Ms Kalene Pek , Assistant Director, Institute of Geriatrics and Active Ageing, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Sarcopenia: From Theory to Practice

Speaker :
Prof Matteo Cesari , Professor, University of Milan
  • Provide an overview of key concepts in sarcopenia
  • Highlight applications to clinical practice

Topic 2 : Sarcopenia: Insights from the GERILABS study

Speaker :
A/Prof Lim Wee Shiong , Senior Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Highlight learning points from current local research
  • Illustrate the potential of doing research in the field of sarcopenia

Topic 3 : Use It Or Lose It: Exercise As Medicine For Muscle Health

Speaker :
Ms Lee Sin Yi , Principal Physiotherapist, Allied Health Services & Pharmacy, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Demonstrate the viability of exercise interventions for prevention
  • Exercise interventions as treatment of sarcopenia in older adults

Topic 4 : Muscle Healthy Diet: Facts, Myths And Opportunities

Speaker :
Dr Lim Yen Peng , Head; Senior Principal Dietitian, Nutrition & Dietetics, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Emphasize key concepts and dispel myths in a muscle healthy diet
  • Highlight opportunities in nutritional interventions for prevention and treatment of sarcopenia
  1. Identify the challenges and difficulties faced by older adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D)
  2. Understand the principles of individualised diabetes treatment in older adults with T2D from a case-based approach
  3. Appreciate the role of technology in facilitating individualised diabetes treatment in older adults
  4. Recognise the psychosocial aspects of T2D care and the community resources/help available

Session 2 : War Against Diabetes: Helping Our Seniors Win The Fight

Chairperson :
A/Prof Daniel Chew , Senior Consultant, Head, Department of Endocrinology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Lead :
A/Prof Lim Wee Shiong , Senior Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Champions :
Dr Alvin Tan , Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Personalised Diabetes Management: Navigating The Complexities Of Diabetes Care

Speaker :
Dr Seow Cherng Jye , Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Illustrate the principles of individualised diabetes treatment in older adults
  • Using a case-based approach for individualised treatment in older adults with diabetes

Topic 2 : It’s Not Just Medications: Addressing The Psychosocial Aspects Of Diabetes Care

Speaker :
Ms Kitty Lee , Senior Medical Social Worker, Department of Care & Counselling, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Describe the importance of addressing psychosocial concerns of diabetic care
  • Maintain psychological well-being of older adults with diabeteskitt

Topic 3 : Caring For Our Older Adults With Diabetes In The Community

Speaker :
Ms Esther Bong , Nurse, TOUCH Diabetes Support
  • Provide an overview of the community resources available to help older adults manage their diabetes
  • Introduce community resources available to help older adults with diabetes lead a healthy lifestyle
  1. Understand surgical concerns in osteoporosis and complications of its treatment
  2. Appreciate the role of rehabilitation in bone health
  3. Gain insight to the Fracture Liaison service
  4. Recognise cutting edge and the future of osteoporosis treatment, including challenges and possible areas of research

Session 3 : Osteoporosis Update: Insights From The Inside

Chairperson :
Dr Michael Yam , Senior Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Lead :
A/Prof Lim Wee Shiong , Senior Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Champions :
Dr Michael Yam , Senior Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Surgical Concerns In Osteoporosis And Complications Of Its Treatment.

Speaker :
Dr Michael Yam , Senior Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 2 : Rehabilitation And Bone Health

Speaker :
Ms Ivy Ho Wei Fang , Senior Physiotherapist, Pain Management Clinic, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation and its role in the management of osteoporotic patients
  • Prevention of fractures (due to osteoporotic fragility) with conservative management
  • Implementation of individually designed exercise programmes proven to reduce falls and fall‐related injuries

Topic 3 : Fracture Liaison Service

Speaker :
Ms Fadzleen Johari , Nurse Clinician, Office of Clinical Governance, Case Management, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • To present insights in the undertakings of the fracture liaison service

Topic 4 : Osteoporosis: An update

Speaker :
Dr Chew Chee Kian , Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Prevalence and impact of osteoporosis
  • Risk and health outcomes of osteoporotic fractures
  • Screening, diagnosis and effective treatments for osteoporosis
  1. To appreciate the challenges of applying evidence based medicine in the real world experience of frail older adults
  2. To understand the principles and concept of evidence balanced medicine
  3. To apply these principles in the management of a complex frail older adult through an interactive case discussion from the interprofessional perspective

Session 4 : Evidence Based Practice In The Real World Of Frail Older Adults

Chairperson :
Ms Jasmine Kang , Assistant Director of Nursing; Advanced Practice Nurse (Geriatrics), Nursing Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Ms Tan Keng Teng , Principal Pharmacist (Specialist), Allied Health Services and Pharmacy, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Lead :
A/Prof Lim Wee Shiong , Senior Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Champions :
Ms Tan Keng Teng , Principal Pharmacist (Specialist), Allied Health Services and Pharmacy, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Ms Kalene Pek , Assistant Director, Institute of Geriatrics and Active Ageing, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Evidence Balanced Practice In The Real World Of Frail Older Adults

Speaker :
Dr David Ng , Consultant; Department of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Provide an overview of the community resources available to help older adults manage their diabetes
  • Introduce community resources available to help older adults with diabetes lead a healthy lifestyle

Topic 2 : Frailty In The Eyes Of The Beholder

Speaker :
Ms Zhu Birong , Advanced Practice Nurse, Nursing Services, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Highlight the effectiveness of nursing interventions in frailty
  • Key considerations of frailty in nursing interventions
  • Practical implications of frailty in nursing interventions

Topic 3 : Frailty: The Exercise Rehabilitation Imperative

Speaker :
Ms Faezah Ghazali , Senior Physiotherapist, Allied Health Services & Pharmacy, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Introduce evidence supporting the role of exercise in frailty prevention and management
  • Highlight key exercise recommendations for the frail older adult
  • Translating evidence to practice: considerations and adaptations for the frail older adult

Topic 4 : Frailty and Polypharmacy: Less is More?

Speaker :
Ms See Lin Li , Senior Pharmacist, Allied Health Services & Pharmacy, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Overview of the interplay between frailty and polypharmacy
  • Key principles of medication evaluation and management for optimal treatment outcomes in a frail older person

Mental Health

Synopsis

The centrestage of SHBC 2019 is Sustainable Healthcare through Innovation, built on the MOH Beyond Healthcare 2020 plan and the NHG River of Life framework. This year’s Mental Health and Dementia Track focuses on Living Well with Illness. The 4 sessions in this track will highlight how a sustainable healthcare can be built through identifying gaps in the current provision of care and addressing them through integration, collaboration and innovation.The first session “Dementia Care in Singapore: How Can We Do Better?” is a panel discussion aiming to critically apprise the current framework in the continuum of care for dementia patients and propose ways to improve and add value to the current care model.

This will be followed by the second session on “Hoarding and Mental Health” which will illustrate how patients can have complex needs requiring healthcare workers to collaborate effectively with the social sector and their families to integrate care in the community beyond the hospital setting.

Since the commencement of MOH Beyond Healthcare 2020 plan and NHG River of Life framework, there has been much development and innovation in the area of Mental Health Care in the community. In the afternoon session we will be sharing some of the efforts thus far and further showcasing how we are integrating physical health, mental health, nursing care and social services in the community.

In the last session of the track “E-Mental Health: Where are we now and where are we heading”, we will shift our focus to how we are using technological innovation in enhancing our current provision of mental health care. This session will also share how children can maintain mental wellness in this digital age and prevent the development of mental illness.

This year, the Mental Health track looks at how we can better support healthcare professionals NOW as we move ahead, in a concerted effort, to fulfill the vision of “Adding years of healthy life” in the FUTURE.

The 4 sessions of the Mental Health track will comprise of the following themes:

  1. You never walk alone: Resilience and burnout in healthcare professionals
  2. You never walk alone: The experiences of peer support specialist in healthcare
  3. Future of mental health beyond 2020: Where are we heading?
  4. Mental health for older persons: Where are we heading?

Session 1 : Dementia Care In Singapore: How Can We Do Better?

Chairperson :
Dr Chris Tan Ze Jia , Associate Consultant, North Region, Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health
Track Champions :
Dr Chris Tan Ze Jia , Associate Consultant, North Region, Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health
Dr Wei Ker-Chiah , Chief, West Region, IMH
A/Prof Tan Bhing Leet , Associate Professor; Programme Director; Deputy Cluster Director, Health and Social Sciences, Singapore Institute of Technology

Topic 1 : Panel Discussion: Dementia Care in Singapore: How Can We Do Better?

Speaker :
Dr Vanessa Mok , Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, Changi General Hospital
Ms Janet Koh Hui Kheng , Caregiver to Mdm Ng Sook Cheng
NC Koh Hui Mien Memory and Dementia Care Team. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Lim Si Huan , Senior Clinical Psychologist, Aged Psychiatry Community Assessment and Treatment Service, Institute of Mental Health
Dr Chew Yat Peng , Senior Counsellor, O’Joy Care Services
Mr Stephen Chan , Head Caregiver Support Centre, Alzheimer’s Disease Association

Current expansion of local dementia services has been applauded. In this panel discussion, dementia care workers and caregiver will come together to share their perspectives on what have been done and what are the current gaps.

The panel will comprise of:

  • Caregiver
  • Community care staff
  • Community nurse
  • Community psychologist
  • Voluntary Welfare Organisation staff
  • Psychogeriatrician (Moderator)

In this session, the topic of hoarding will be explored from both a scientific clinical point of view and from a social community point of view.

Session 2 : Hoarding and Mental Health

Chairperson :
Dr Chris Tan Ze Jia , Associate Consultant, North Region, Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health
Track Champions :
Dr Chris Tan Ze Jia , Associate Consultant, North Region, Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health
Dr Wei Ker-Chiah , Chief, West Region, IMH
A/Prof Tan Bhing Leet , Associate Professor; Programme Director; Deputy Cluster Director, Health and Social Sciences, Singapore Institute of Technology

Topic 1 : When tidying the space sparks distress: Research updates on hoarding behaviour

Speaker :
A/Prof Mythily Subramaniam , Director, Research Division, Institute of Mental Health
  • Causes of hoarding behaviour
  • Prevalence and correlates of hoarding among patients with
    mental illness in Singapore
  • Hoarding through the lens of patients and caregivers

Topic 2 : Is hoarding a form of OCD?

Speaker :
Ms Jackki Yim Hoon Eng , Senior Clinical Psychologist, Institute of Mental Health
  • What are the similarities between Hoarding Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Differentiating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder from Hoarding Disorder

Topic 3 : Community Intervention and Management of Hoarding Behaviour

Speaker :
NC Melissa Sng Siok Yen , Nurse Clinician, Community Mental Health Team, Institute of Mental Health

Reclaim your space and your life by engaging with the 8- Step Decluttering Programme

  • Adopting the 8 Step Plan Approach developed in UK
  • Successful Stories of Recovery
  • Challenges faced by Community Mental Health Team
    (CMHT) in managing hoarding in the community

Topic 4 : Adult Protection Service for Hoarding Behavior*

Speaker :
Ms Ravina Said Abdul Rahman , Senior Assistant Director, Adult Protection Service, Ministry of Social and Family Development

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In this session, participants will learn about the recent development of mental health care in the community:

  1. Integration of physical and psychiatric care in the community
  2. Dual competency in community nursing care
  3. Integration of psychiatric care and social services in the community
  4. Intervention for alcohol dependency in the community

Session 3 : Development of Mental Health Care in the Community

Chairperson :
Dr Wei Ker-Chiah , Chief, West Region, IMH
Track Champions :
Dr Chris Tan Ze Jia , Associate Consultant, North Region, Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health
A/Prof Tan Bhing Leet , Associate Professor; Programme Director; Deputy Cluster Director, Health and Social Sciences, Singapore Institute of Technology
Dr Wei Ker-Chiah , Chief, West Region, IMH

Topic 1 : Consultation Liaison Psychiatry in an increasingly diverse healthcare ecosystem

Speaker :
Adj A/Prof Rochelle Kinson , Head of Service, Psychiatry, Woodlands Health Campus
  • Historically, mental health and physical health have existed in silos, mental health conditions receiving much less focus compared to physical conditions.
  • These silos have perpetuated the stigma associated with mental health conditions and resulted in unmet care needs, adversely impacting health outcomes and significantly impacting health care costs.
  • Integrating care of mental health and physical health conditions will be discussed embracing ‘the care of the whole person’

Topic 2 : Roles of Community Psychiatric Nursing in the Community

Speaker :
SNC Khoo Xiaofen , Nursing Lead, Community Mental Health Team, Institute of Mental Health
  • Introduction of services provided by the Community Psychiatric Nursing to allow clients to be independent and integrate back to the community
  • Community Psychiatric Nursing roles in the Community, having better support to clients and families.
  • Introducing dual competencies of Community Psychiatric Nursing to assist clients to have an understanding of their conditions and seek early treatment.
  • Collaboration with community partners to have a holistic support network for clients and families

Topic 3 : Integration of psychiatric care and social services in the community

Speaker :
Mr Low Mun Heng , Head MindCare, Care and Integration Division, AMKFSC Community Services
  • Mental health clients face many social challenges besides their mental health conditions.
  • Often their recovery is very much intertwined with the social issues they face. They face many obstacles in managing their social concerns.
  • One of the roles of community mental health team like MindCare is to serve as bridge social services to these clients with mental health conditions.
  • The MindCare team can better assist the mental health clients in the community to resolves social issues that might contribute to the mental health recovery using a biopsychosocial perspective.
  • This talk will focus on how MindCare carries out this vital role.

Topic 4 : Assertive community treatment for persons with severe alcohol dependence in Singapore

Speaker :
Mr Jayson Davamoni Thomas , Senior Occupational Therapist, National Addictions Management Service, Institute of Mental Helath
  • In April of 2018 IMH National Addiction Management Service embarked on a pilot to provide interventions for persons with severe alcohol dependence in the community.
  • These patients generally present at A&E departments and/or come into contact with EMS services.
  • The pilot used an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model (similar to that used for treatment for Schizophrenia) and had showed positive results.

In this session, participants will understand about the effects of technology on mental health and the use of technology in mental health provision.

  1. Impact of technology on mental health
  2. Use of technology in mental health treatment: E-CBT
  3. Use of smartphone application in Attention Bias Modification for Individuals with Addictive Disorders
  4. Use of Virtual Reality in Training Community Living Tasks

Session 4 : E-Mental Health: Where are we now and where are we heading

Chairperson :
A/Prof Tan Bhing Leet , Associate Professor; Programme Director; Deputy Cluster Director, Health and Social Sciences, Singapore Institute of Technology
Track Champions :
Dr Chris Tan Ze Jia , Associate Consultant, North Region, Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health
A/Prof Tan Bhing Leet , Associate Professor; Programme Director; Deputy Cluster Director, Health and Social Sciences, Singapore Institute of Technology
Dr Wei Ker-Chiah , Chief, West Region, IMH

Topic 1 : Managing your Child’s Digital Diet

Speaker :
A/Prof Jiow Hee Jhee , Program Director, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
  • Parental concerns surrounding children’s digital use
  • Activities parents engage in to manage their children’s digital diet
  • Common parenting cautions
  • Values to adopt in the children’s digital journey

Topic 2 : Therapist, one click away

Speaker :
Dr Sharon Lu Huixian , Senior Clinical Psychologist, Institute of Mental Health
  • Introduction to the use of technology  in assessment of mental health and delivery of evidence-based mental health treatments, such as for internet-delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT)
  • Review of evidence for iCBT for different disorders and population groups
  • Findings from local pilot study of iCBT
  • Special considerations in implementing iCBT

Topic 3 : Use of smartphone application in Attention Bias Modification for Individuals with Addictive Disorders

Speaker :
Dr Melvyn Zhang , National Addictions Management Service, Institute of Mental Health , Associate Consultant,
  • Overview of Attention Bias Modification for Individuals with addictive disorders
  • Feasibility and Acceptability of a Smartphone Application for Attention Bias Modification
  • Application of Participatory Research Design Methods in Conceptualizing a Personalized Attention Bias Modification Application for Individuals with Addictive Disorders

Topic 4 : Using Virtual Reality to Improve Community Functioning of Persons With Cognitive Impairment

Speaker :
A/Prof Tan Bhing Leet , Associate Professor; Programme Director; Deputy Cluster Director, Health and Social Sciences, Singapore Institute of Technology
  • Persons with cognitive impairment often experience difficulties in performing community living tasks effectively.
  • Cognitive rehabilitation involves training these task components in the real-world setting, in order to facilitate community independence.
  • Virtual reality can be used as an adjunctive intervention tool, to simulate various community living scenarios. This will allow therapists to facilitate the training of these task components in a systematic, safe and an enjoyable manner.
  • This presentation will cover the initial development phase of a virtual reality prototype

Palliative Care – It Takes a Kampung!

Synopsis

Palliative medicine integrates science and art to care for patients as a whole. The “whole” care of the patient requires a team of healthcare professionals working together across disciplines to support patients living with life limiting illnesses. Advocacy of care which focuses on patient needs, values and living well is everyone’s responsibility. It should occur across the continuum of end stage illness, in all healthcare settings, involving all healthcare professionals.

  • Introduction to the concept of spiritually
  • Impact of a spiritual care educational programme
  • Spiritual care in a multicultural community – Perspectives

Session 1 : Spiritual Care in Patients with Advanced Illnesses

Chairperson :
Dr Lee Chung Seng , Consultant, Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Dr Tricia Yung , Consultant, Department of Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng
Ms Candice Tan , Senior Medical Social Worker, Department of Care & Counselling, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Lead :
Adj Asst Prof Allyn Hum , Senior Consultant, Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Introduction to the Concept of Sprituality, Its Importance & Assessment

Speaker :
Dr Tan Yew Seng , Senior Consultant, Palliative Medicine, OncoCare Cancer Centre

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Topic 2 : The SPIRITED study: Impact of a spiritual care educational program

Speaker :
Dr Tricia Yung , Consultant, Department of Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng

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Topic 3 : Spiritual Care Practices for Older Adults Facing Health Stressors: Opportunities & Challenges in Research

Speaker :
Dr Yu Chou Chuen , Research Manager, Education Research, Geriatric Education & Research Institute (GERI)
  • Introduces the concept of spirituality and nature of spiritual care
  • Examines effects of spiritual care and implication for clinical practice
  • Identifies research opportunities and challenges in the field
  • Showcase (Video): A patient’s spiritual journey: struggles and challenges
  • Expert Panel: Sharing of experiences caring for patients with spiritual issues

Session 2 : Spiritual Care in a Multicultural Community: Patient and Caregiver Perspectives

Chairperson :
A/Prof James Alvin Low , Senior Consultant; Joint Faculty, Department of Geriatric Medicine; Geriatric Education, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital; Geriatric Education & Research Institute (GERI)
Track Lead :
Adj Asst Prof Allyn Hum , Senior Consultant, Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Panel Discussion: Sharing of Experiences Caring for Patients with Spiritual Issues

Speaker :
A/Prof James Alvin Low , Senior Consultant; Joint Faculty, Department of Geriatric Medicine; Geriatric Education, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital; Geriatric Education & Research Institute (GERI)
Sr. Geraldine Tan Fdcc , Executive Director, St. Joseph’s Home, Catholic Welfare Services
Dr Helen Ko , Senior Lecturer, S R Nathan School of Human Development, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Dr Matthew Matthews , Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore
Dr Ng Wai Chong , Chief, Clinical Affairs, Tsao Foundation
  • Palliative care in ICU: Past, present and future
  • Expert panel: “Wholistic” care for patients with complex needs in the ICU: The Kampung Approach

Session 3 : Complex Patient Care: A Multi-disciplinary Approach in the ICU

Chairperson :
Dr Chia Siew Chin , Consultant, Department of Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Lead :
Adj Asst Prof Allyn Hum , Senior Consultant, Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Palliative ICU Care : The Past, the Present and the Future

Speaker :
Dr Poi Choo Hwee , Senior Consultant, Department of Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Understanding the complex care that is needed in caring for a dying patient in ICU
  • Role of inter-disciplinary teams in caring for these patients
  • Understanding the complex ethical dilemmas in decision-making process

Topic 2 : Panel Discussion: "Wholistic' Care for Patients with Complex Needs in the ICU: The Kampung Approach

Speaker :
Dr Chia Siew Chin , Consultant, Department of Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Dr Poi Choo Hwee , Senior Consultant, Department of Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Dr Anantham Devanand , Head, SingHealth Lung Centre, Singapore General Hospital
Dr Chan Yeow , Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care & Pain Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Ms Janet Chua , Senior Medical Social Worker, Department of Care & Counselling, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Advanced Care Planning: Relevance, Reality and Recommendations
  • Grief and Bereavement: Living with Loss

Session 4 : Palliative Care In The Community: What Lies Ahead

Chairperson :
Adj Asst Prof Allyn Hum , Senior Consultant, Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Dr Ivan Mun Hong Woo , Principal Medical Social Worker, Department of Care & Counselling, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Track Lead :
Adj Asst Prof Allyn Hum , Senior Consultant, Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Transformation of Norms – Advance Care Planning Implementation

Speaker :
Dr Tan Woan Shin , Principal Research Analyst, Health Services & Outcomes Research, National Healthcare Group
  • Worldwide, health systems are increasingly nudging individuals towards making pre-emptively exercise autonomy over their end-of-life care preferences
  • To implement ACP effectively in an acute-care setting, a cultural transformation led by committed and empowered leaders is needed. Organisations that are able to create a shared purpose with systematic processes and an ethos of honouring patient preferences, will be well-equipped to implement ACP effectively.
  • Different healthcare professionals also drew meaning from ACP through the prism of their profession, resulting in competing expectations of possible outcomes of the programme.

Topic 2 : In Search of the Palliative Care Approach in the Community

Speaker :
Ms Chee Wai Yee , Senior Director, Grief Matters, Montfort Care
  • How do advance care conversations look like in the community?
  • Who else will benefit from palliative care in the community?
  • Grief and bereavement care as part of the palliative care approach

Population Health Symposium

Synopsis

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Primary Care Forum 2019

Synopsis

The Primary Care Forum is an annual conference for primary care professionals. This year’s theme is titled Primary Care: Innovative Communities, Co-design for Quality.

In this era of increasing non-communicable disease burden and an ageing population, healthcare systems have become aware of the need to go upstream beyond looking after patients at the door of the medical home to how health and wellness can be imbued in the broader community. During the forum, our invited speakers will explore further how healthy living can be promoted through innovative means for the population at large.

Primary care continues to be focused on patient-centeredness to deliver high quality care. Designing healthcare with the patient in mind is a concept that has been gaining traction in Singapore. We hope to hear from several experts the nuts and bolts on how to use consumer experience as a factor in designing a care delivery system in our push for excellent patient-centered primary care.

We are delighted to have Professor Kevin Grumbach who is Hellman Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

At our Saturday General Practice Symposium, we will have various specialists speak on a range of topics focusing on metabolic conditions across age groups, from paediatric to geriatric, reflecting the clinical breadth our GPs encounter in day to day practice.

We look forward to you joining us at Primary Care Forum 2019.

Session 1 : PCF Opening & Plenary 1: The Interplay of Primary Care & Social Determinants

Chairperson :
Dr Darren Seah , Family Physician; Consultant; Director, Family Medicine Development, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics

Topic 1 : The Interplay of Primary Care & Social Determinants

Speaker :
Prof Kevin Grumbach , Hellman Endowed Professor & Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco , USA

Session 2 : Symposium 1: From Health to Health: Heading Upstream

Chairperson :
Dr Karen Ng , Family Physician; Consultant; Director, Clinical Services, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics
Dr David Ng , Family Physician; Consultant; Clinic Head, Toa Payoh Polyclinic, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics

Topic 1 : Running Successful Community Based Health Initiatives

Speaker :
Dr Mary Ann Tsao , Chairman, Tsao Foundation

Topic 2 : Ensuring a Healthy Living Space: Kampung Admiralty

Speaker :
Ms Pearl Chee , Director, WOHA

Topic 3 : Getting a Fitness Boost: The Step Challenge Way

Speaker :
Mr Maurice Tan , Deputy CEO, Health Promotion Board

Topic 4 : Food for Though: Healthy Diet by Design

Speaker :
Ms Verleen Goh , Co-Founder, Alchemy Foodtech

Session 3 : PCF Plenary 2: Codesigning for Health: Giving Voice to the Patient

Chairperson :
Dr Tung Yew Cheong , Family Physician; Senior Consultant; Director, Care Integration, Primary Care Transformation Office, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics

Topic 1 : Codesigning for Health: Giving Voice to the Patient

Speaker :
Prof Kevin Grumbach , Hellman Endowed Professor & Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco , USA

Session 4 : PCF Symposium 2: From Ideas to Reality: Quality by Design

Chairperson :
Dr Doraisamy Gowri , Family Physician, Senior Consultant; Director, Care Integration, Primary Care Transformation Office, Primary Care Transformation Office, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics
Dr Irwin Chung , Family Physician; Associate Consultant, DirectorPrimary Care Academy, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics

Topic 1 : Beyond Aesthetics: Transforming User Experiences

Speaker :
Mr Mark Wee , Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council

Topic 2 : Designing Healthcare with the Patient in Mind

Speaker :
Ms Chong Pue Kim , Director, Facilities Development & Management, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Session 5 : NHGP Quality Day

Topic 1 : Defining Quality in the Tourist Experience

Speaker :
Mr Keith Tan , Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Tourism Board

Research Celebrations, Collaborations, & Connections

Synopsis

Celebrate with young clinician researchers their successful completion of the Clinician Scientist Preparatory Programme (CSPP). Learn about interesting research, build networks, and forge inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary collaborations . Hear first-hand from clinician researchers on their personal research journeys: the challenges and joys. Learn about the resources and support available for a budding clinician researcher: peers, mentors, and the research community and meet the research community.

Session 1 : NHG-LKCMedicine Clinician – Scientist Preparatory Programme (CSPP) Graduation Ceremony

Chairperson :
Asst Prof Sanjay H. Chotirmall , Assistant Professor; Provost’s Chair, Molecular Medicine, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Track Lead :
A/Prof Angela Chow , Senior Consultant; Head, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Welcome Address & Introduction

Speaker :
A/Prof Angela Chow , Senior Consultant; Head, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 2 : NHG-LKCMedicine Clinician – Scientist Preparatory Programme (CSPP) Graduation Ceremony

Topic 3 : Presentations by NHG-LKCMedicine CSPP Graduates

Moderator: Asst Prof Sanjay H. Chotirmall

Topic 4 : NHG – LKCMedicine CSPP Poster Presentations & Networking

Session 2 : Insights into the Clinician’s Research Journey

Track Lead :
A/Prof Angela Chow , Senior Consultant; Head, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Notes from the Field: Journey of Clinical Research through the Lens of the DYNAMIC Trial, An Influenza Vaccine Phase IV Trial in Singapore Elders

Speaker :
Dr Sapna Sadarangani , Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Study idea and design- choosing study topic and research questions
  • Forming study collaborations and study team for conducting research, challenges faced and how they can be overcome
  • Intangible rewards of research

Topic 2 : Intangible Rewards in Research

Speaker :
Dr Xie Huiting , Senior Nurse Educator, Nursing, Institute of Mental Health
  • Importance of Research
  • Benefits of Research
  • Moving forward in research

Topic 3 : What’s Next After A Research Is Completed

Speaker :
A/Prof Chan Mei Leng , Principal Occupational Therapist, Associate Professor, SIT Department of Occupational Therapy, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Final Report
  • Dissemination of Results
  • Reflective & Future Collaborations

Topic 4 : How Does Research Help in Sustaining Healthcare Through Innovations?

Speaker :
Adj A/Prof Tey Hong Liang , Senior Consultant, Head, Research Division National Skin Centre
  • To improve healthcare practice and to build a good healthcare institution, we need to effectively translate science into clinical improvements
  • This has to be done in a patient-centric approach with the aim of improving patients’ quality of life
  • Research, Innovation, Clinical improvement and even Enterprise – these form a cyclical process which sustain, advance and eventually elevate our healthcare system

Topic 5 : Bridging Academic and Clinical Research (Joint Appointee)

Speaker :
A/Prof Yeo Tsin Wen

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Caring for Central Singapore: Our Pioneers in Healthcare

Synopsis

Walk down memory lane as we hear from invited healthcare luminaries their experiences in their line of work and their reflections in the ever changing healthcare landscape. Hear from Professors Chew Chin Hin and Low Cheng Hock on their reflections on the medical and surgical services during their time; Mr Liak Teng Lit and Sister Kwek Puay Ee how their clinical experiences had subsequently shaped their leadership roles in our healthcare system. Join us an be inspired with the legacies left by our seniors.

Walk down memory lane as we hear from invited healthcare luminaries their experiences in their line of work and their reflections in the ever changing healthcare landscape. Hear from Professors Chew Chin Hin and Low Cheng Hock on their reflections on the medical and surgical services during their time; Mr Liak Teng Lit and Sister Kwek Puay Ee how their clinical experiences had subsequently shaped their leadership roles in our healthcare system. Join us an be inspired with the legacies left by our seniors.

Session 1 : Caring for Central Singapore: Our Pioneers in Healthcare

Chairperson :
Prof Chee Yam Cheng , Emeritus Consultant, Department of General Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Reflections: TTSH Medicine and Related Units in Earlier Days

Speaker :
Prof Chew Chin Hin , Honorary Postgraduate Advisor & Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Emeritus Consultant; Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Reminiscences in Developments of Medical and Related Units will be presented with photographic aids, especially during the ‘Pioneering Years’ at TTSH. Besides the attribute of care with compassion (reflecting the Calling of Medicine), the educational and research functions have also been the hallmarks of TTSH and her partners.

Topic 2 : Reflections: TTSH Surgery in its Earlier Days

Speaker :
Prof Low Cheng Hock , Emeritus Consultant, Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

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Topic 3 : Pharmacy 70s-90s: From Third World to First

Speaker :
Mr Liak Teng Lit
  • No other way but up
  • Beg, borrow or “steal” to get work done
  • Reaching for the stars.

Topic 4 : Nursing

Speaker :
Ms Kwek Puay Ee , Executive Secretary, Singapore Nursing Board

Training Professionals for Tomorrow’s Healthcare

Synopsis

Join us in the Training Professionals for Tomorrow’s Healthcare session and learn from our panel of experts on training the future of the healthcare workforce. We will explore themes related to the current implementations on the ground and healthcare planning from a system’s point of view.

Hear from our multi-professional experts from medical, nursing, allied health and administration roles, on their current approaches on the NHG Education framework of the Professional for Tomorrow’s Healthcare (PTH). The PTH model, modified from a similar model by Sir Michael Barber (UK), reads as follows: PTH = E [K1 + K2 + F +L] .

Our keynote expert, Prof Des Gorman from New Zealand, will share his expert views on the healthcare workforce for the future. We will wrap up the session with an engaging Panel Discussion where our experts will share their thoughts on the workforce transformation for the next 25 years.

Session 1 : Training Professionals for Tomorrow’s Healthcare

Track Champions :
Dr Faith Chia , Senior Consultant; Designated Institutional Official, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Ms Chee Pick Fong , Assistant Director, Nursing Services, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Ms Heidi Tan , AHSP Assistant Director (Education), Allied Health Services & Pharmacy, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Ms Lee Sin Yi , Principal Physiotherapist, Allied Health Services & Pharmacy, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 1 : Healthcare Workforce for the Future

Speaker :
Prof Des Gorman , Professor of Medicine, University of Auckland
  • Workforce planning should occur as an interactive solution set with IT and capital investment and be subservient to chosen models of care
  • All healthcare planning should be based on an explicit understanding of the requirements of the inclusive community of users
  • Healthcare planning requires principles and tools that should include an understanding of the role of the citizen, an analysis of the complexity and predictability of the healthcare required, and the use of shadow pricing and other mechanisms that are socially holistic

Topic 2 : Training and Educating Doctors

Speaker :
Dr Faith Chia , Senior Consultant; Designated Institutional Official, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

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Topic 3 : What it takes to be a Future Ready Allied Health Professional

Speaker :
Ms Lim Hong Yee , Centre Director, CAPE Head; Senior Principal Pharmacist, Centre for Allied Health and Pharmacy Excellence (CAPE), Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Evolving needs of healthcare
  • Needs based analysis for training to be future ready
  • Where are we now?

Topic 4 : Nursing

Speaker :
Mr Yong Keng Kwang , Chief Nurse, Nursing Services, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

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Primary Care Forum GP Symposium

Synopsis

At our Saturday General Practice Symposium, we will have various specialists speak on a range of topics focusing on metabolic conditions across age groups, from paediatric to geriatric, reflecting the clinical breadth our GPs encounter in day to day practice.

Session 1 : GP Symposium: Emerging Challenges for Family Physicians

Chairperson :
Dr Richard Lee , Family Physician; Consultant, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics
Dr Eng Soo KiangUnity Family Medicine Clinic

Topic 1 : Childhood Obesity: Getting Round to It

Speaker :
Prof Lee Yung Seng , Senior Consultant, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital

Topic 2 : Eating Right: Nutritional Tips for the Elderly

Speaker :
Dr Lawrence Tan , Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Topic 3 : Managing Dementia: What Not to Forget

Speaker :
Dr Mark Chan Peng Chew , Senior Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Topic 4 : Cancer (Runs) in the Family?

Speaker :
Dr Donald Poon , Medical Oncologist, Dr D.Y.H Poon & Associates Medical Oncology Clinic