Adj Assoc Prof Tan Cher Heng

SHBC 2019 Organising Chairman
Radiologist; Senior Consultant

Department of Diagnostic Radiology,
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

On behalf of the SHBC Organising Committee, I warmly welcome all our delegates to the 17th Edition of the Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress (SHBC) 2019. Following on the success from last year, SHBC 2019 promises to be the largest and most exciting local healthcare congress yet!

We are delighted to retain the extended three-day programme to bring you on an inspiring learning journey on delivering “Sustainable Healthcare through Innovation”. As the healthcare industry continues to grow and advance, SHBC is the platform for you to keep up to date with latest developments in the healthcare sector.

You, together with other like-minded medical professionals, can be sure to learn first-hand about new ideas, paradigms and solutions that will impact healthcare for the immediate and foreseeable future.

As Singapore healthcare strives towards the MOH’s mandate of the 3 Beyonds – Beyond Healthcare to Health, Beyond Hospital to Community, and Beyond Quality to Value, we know that these can only be achieved with a systematic transformation in our model of care, centred around a workforce of highly skilled medical professionals equipped with the latest technological advancements to ensure patients receive the best possible care that is sustainable in the long run.

Leading this year’s programme is an exciting line-up of renowned and prominent local and overseas experts from the healthcare industry and beyond, specially handpicked by the Organising Committee to share their in-depth expertise on various healthcare topics across plenary and panel discussions. Hardwired into the programme is NHG’s imperatives, where we seek to provide better care for our population from those “Living Well” until they are “Leaving Well”. Our staff values shall gain prominence featuring workshops in collective leadership, design thinking and mindfulness.

Our flagship SHBC 2019 Scientific Competition continues to be chaired by a panel of highly distinguished judges, and is open to all local and international medical and scientific professionals. We target to better the previous record of 638 abstracts submitted last year so please submit early!

The SHBC Exhibition: Innovation Gallery this year promises to bring in a wide array of exhibitors, ranging from start-ups to established market leaders in healthcare technology.  To complete the delegate experience in between sessions, we shall invite you to hear from your colleagues and sponsors to the “open mike” areas outside of the meeting rooms, where you will have the opportunity to learn about latest trends in innovating healthcare, mingle with your fellow delegates or simply have a local coffee to enjoy the conference experience.

Join us at SHBC 2019 for a healthcare congress experience unlike any other. Perfect ten: 10th-12th October – see you then!