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Mental Health

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Building a sustainable healthcare by identifying gaps in the current provision of care and addressing them through integration, collaboration and innovation.

The 4 sessions of Mental Health Track will look into:

  • Dementia Care in Singapore: How can we do better?
  • Hoarding and Mental Health
  • Development of Mental Health Care in the Community
  • E-Mental Health : Where are we now and where are we heading?

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

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 RegionIMH
Assoc Prof Tan Bhing Leet , Associate Professor. Programme Director and Deputy Cluster Director.Health and Social SciencesSingapore Institute of Technology

Topic 1 : Panel Discussion

Speaker :
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

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.

 

 

Session 2 : Hoarding and 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 RegionIMH
Assoc Prof Tan Bhing Leet , Associate Professor. Programme Director and Deputy Cluster Director.Health and Social SciencesSingapore 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 Sng Siok Yen Melissa , 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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Session 3 : Development of Mental Health Care in the Community

Track Champions :
Dr Chris Tan Ze Jia , Associate Consultant North Region, Department of Geriatric Psychiatry Institute of Mental Health
Assoc Prof Tan Bhing Leet , Associate Professor. Programme Director and Deputy Cluster Director.Health and Social SciencesSingapore Institute of Technology
Dr Wei Ker-Chiah , Chief West RegionIMH

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

Speaker :
Adj Asst 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.

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

Track Champions :
Dr Chris Tan Ze Jia , Associate Consultant North Region, Department of Geriatric Psychiatry Institute of Mental Health
Assoc Prof Tan Bhing Leet , Associate Professor. Programme Director and Deputy Cluster Director.Health and Social SciencesSingapore Institute of Technology
Dr Wei Ker-Chiah , Chief West RegionIMH

Topic 1 : Managing your Child’s Digital Diet

Speaker :
Asst/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 , Associate Consultant, National Addictions Management Service, Institute of Mental Health
  • 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 :
Assoc Prof Tan Bhing Leet , Associate Professor. Programme Director and 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

Crisis & Complex Care

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Acute Medicine in the 21st Century

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Living with Frailty (Metabolic)

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Palliative Care – It Takes a Village

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Dermatology

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Healthcare Finance Trans-formation

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Education & Pedagogies

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Empathy & Compassion

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Leadership & Organisation Development

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Research Celebrations, Collaborations, & Connections

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Digital Transformation

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Primary Care Forum 2019

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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.

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.

Dr Darren Seah

Chairperson, Organising & Scientific Committee, Primary Care Forum 2019;

Family Physician, Consultant;

Director, Family Medicine Development,

National Healthcare Group Polyclinics

Session 1 : Symposium 1 : Beyond Quality to Value

Session 2 : Symposium 2 : Beyond Hospital to Community