Scientific Programme


Dr Yew Yik Weng
National Skin Centre

Yik Weng is a Consultant Dermatologist at the National Skin Centre (NSC) with strong clinical and research interests in atopic dermatitis (AD), psoriasis dermato-epidemiology and, disease outcomes research, with close to 60 peer reviewed scientific publications. He is currently the deputy head of the NSC Research Division and head of Eczema clinic, NSC. He obtained his MBBS from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS in 2006 and completed his training as a dermatologist in 2014 at NSC. After his dermatology training, he obtained a Masters of Public Health to further his training in epidemiology research from the Harvard School of Public Health, USA in 2015 as part of his Health Manpower Development Plan award.  He was awarded the National Healthcare Group Clinician Scientist Career Scheme award in 2016 and completed his PhD studies in 2021 at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU, Singapore to study disease prevalence and risk factors associations of atopic dermatitis in a general adult population cohort. He has also obtained numerous grants, notably the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) New Investigator Grant in 2018 to study treatment of nail psoriasis with microneedles and recently the NMRC Transitional Award in July 2020 to investigate the effects of adiposity on skin barrier function in a general population cohort. He is active in various types of research in AD and collaborates with various local and overseas institutes on population-based cohort studies, clinical trials, basic and translational AD research on omics, skin microbiome and skin bioimaging.

Programme Details

Day 2, 08 October 2021 , Friday,
Innovation in Clinical Care
Track : Biologics Revolution in Skin (Broadcast Date - 28 Jan 2022)
Topic : Emerging Therapeutics Of Atopic Dermatitis - Our Local Experience
Local Speakers