13th Singapore Public Health & Occupational Medicine Conference

4 - 5 Oct, 2018
One Farrer Hotel One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Singapore

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The demand for healthcare resources is rapidly rising in many countries. This is driven by ageing populations, increasing chronic disease burdens and in some cases, newer but more costly modalities of treatment. Sustainability in healthcare is now more crucial than ever as we strive to provide safe, quality and value-based care to our patients and the populations which we serve. 

The 13th Public Health and Occupational Medicine (PHOM) Conference’s theme, “Sustainable Health for All”, highlights the urgency of building sustainability in the healthcare system. The conference will be held on 04 - 05 Oct 2018 at One Farrer Hotel and will bring together thought leaders, researchers, clinicians and policymakers to discuss this pertinent challenge. We will explore several areas critical to achieving sustainability: 

  • Shifting from "healthcare to health" will examine how we can invest in upstream preventive care to keep our populations healthy and reduce costlier downstream care.

  • Maximizing value will deliberate how we can maximize health outcomes against the cost of delivering the outcomes, moving away from the traditional model of optimizing health outcomes at all cost.

  • Harnessing the 4th Industrial Revolution technologies will explore how innovations in medical technologies and rapid advancements in information and communications technology (ICT) can help improve healthcare sustainability.

The need to change the way we think about, organize and deliver healthcare is more pressing than ever. Join us at the 13th PHOM conference to learn how we can accelerate these changes.


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COMMITTEES

Organising Committee
AppointmentCommittees
Organising ChairmanAdjunct Assistant Professor Gan Wee Hoe
Deputy ChairmanDr Richard Tan
Honorary SecretaryAdjunct Assistant Professor Tan Xin Quan
Honorary TreasurerAdjunct Assistant Professor Lim John Wah
Chairman, Scientific CommitteeAdjunct Assistant Professor Matthias Toh
Assistant Honorary SecretaryDr Dominic Tan
Assistant Honorary TreasurerDr Lim Dwee Wee
MemberDr Clive Tan 
MemberAdjunct Associate Professor Jeffery Cutter
MemberAssociate Professor Luo Nan
 
Scientific Committee
AppointmentCommittees
Chairman, Scientific CommitteeAdjunct Assistant Professor Matthias Toh
Co-ChairmanDr Jeremiah Chng
MemberAdjunct Associate Professor Angela Chow
MemberDr Benjamin Tan
MemberAdjunct Assistant Professor Kenneth Choy
MemberDr Dennis Chia
Co-opted MemberDr Jeff Hwang
Co-opted MemberDr Gabriel Chia
Co-opted MemberDr Nokuthula Kitikiti
Co-opted Member Dr Wycliffe Wei

 

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SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME
Thursday - Friday, 4 - 5 October 2018 | One Farrer Hotel

 

THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2018

Time

Activity

Venue

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration

Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00 am

Commencement of the Opening Ceremony 

Grand Ballroom 

9:00 am – 9:10 am

Welcome Remarks 

Adjunct Assistant Professor Gan Wee Hoe

 - Chairman, 13th PHOM Conference Organising Committee
- Vice President, College of Public Health and Occupational Physicians (
CPHOP), Academy of Medicine Singapore

Grand Ballroom 

9:10 am – 9:25 am

Opening Address by Guest of Honour

Mr Edwin Tong

Senior Minister of State
Ministry of Health and Ministry of Law

Grand Ballroom 

9:25 am – 9:30 am

Presentation of the CPHOP College Past President Medal

Grand Ballroom 

9:30 am – 9:40 amPresentation of CPHOP Lifetime Achievement Award by Guest of HonourGrand Ballroom 

9:40 am – 10:15 am

Keynote Lecture

Title:  "Technology and the future of Healthcare"
 
Mr Ng Chee Khern
Permanent Secretary
Smart Nation and Digital Government Office, Prime Minister’s Office

Grand Ballroom 

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Morning Tea Break, Poster Viewing & Exhibition

Grand Ballroom  Foyer

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Plenary Expert Panel 1

Topic:“Harnessing the 4th Industrial Revolution for Population Health”
 
Moderator:Professor Julian Thumboo
Director
, Research Office, Singapore General Hospital
Director, Health Services Research Unit, Singapore General Hospital

 
Panellists:Mr Ng Chee Khern
Permanent Secretary

Smart Nation and Digital Government Office, PMO


Associate Professor Kenneth Mak
Deputy Director of Medical Services (Health Services Group), Ministry of Health, Singapore

Mr Laurence Liew
Director
AI Industry Innovation, AI Singapore

Mr Chua Chee Yong 
Director, Planning Group
Integrated Health Information Systems

Prof David Matchar
Professor and Director, Programme in Health Services and Systems 
Research, Health Services and Systems Research
Duke-NUS Medical School


Assistant Professor Reuben Ng 
Geriatric Education and Research Institute and
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Grand Ballroom 

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch, Poster Viewing & Exhibition

Grand Ballroom Foyer

College Fellow's Lunch (By Invitation)

Garden Pavillion

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions
A)Communicable Diseases: Not If, But When - Preparing for the Unexpected
B)Paradigm Change in Workplace Health 
C)Oral Free Papers (1)

 
 

 
Grand Ballroom 
 
Napier Room
Read Room


 

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Tea Break, Poster Viewing & Exhibition

Grand Ballroom  Foyer

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions
A)Youth Health: Keeping a Healthy Body, Mind and Heart
B)Data Analytics in Occupational Health 
C)Oral Free Paper (2)

 

 
Grand Ballroom 
Napier Room
Read Room

 

5:00 pm

End of Conference Day 1

 

FRIDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2018

Time

Activity

Venue

7:45 am – 8:15 am

Registration

Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:15 am – 9:00 am

Breakfast Symposium (Sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur)
 
Title: "Influenza Vaccination – Myths, Challenges and Diabetes Mellitus"
 
Adjunct Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang

Clinical Director, National Centre for Infectious Diseases Singapore
Head, Department of Infectious Diseases, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Head, Infectious Diseases Programme, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS 

Grand Ballroom 

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Plenary Expert Panel 2

Topic:"Educating Future Doctors on Sustainable Healthcare"
 
Moderator:Professor Teo Yik Ying
Dean, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

 
Panellists:Professor Ian Edward Curran
Vice Dean (Education)
Duke-NUS Medical School

Associate Professor Lau Tang Ching
Vice Dean (Education)
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Professor Naomi Low-Beer
Vice Dean (Education)
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine


Associate Professor Mabel Yap
Director, Professional Training and
Assessment Standards Division 
Ministry of Health, Singapore

Grand Ballroom 

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Morning Tea Break, Poster Viewing & Exhibition  

Grand Ballroom  Foyer

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions
A)Sustaining the War on Diabetes in Singapore
B)Health Literacy: How Informed are Singaporeans?
C)Oral Free Papers (3)

 

 
Grand Ballroom 
Napier Room
Read Room

 

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch, Poster Viewing & Exhibition

Grand Ballroom Foyer

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions
A)Engaging and Sustaining Healthy Communities
B)Decoding the Practice of Aviation Medicine
C)Health Insurance in Singapore- The Good, the Bad, and the Upcoming

 

 
Grand Ballroom 
Napier Room
Read Rom

 

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Tea Break, Poster Viewing & Exhibition

Grand Ballroom Foyer

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions
A)Developing and Integrating Services for Mental Wellness in Singapore: An Update
B)Vision Zero – A Culture of Prevention
C)Hepatitis E: Changing Epidemiology and Its Implications on Food Security in Singapore

 

 
Grand Ballroom 
 
Napier Room
Read Rom


 

5:00 pm

End of Conference 

Note: Information is accurate as of date of publishing and is subject to changes.

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PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
Wednesday, 3 October 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

A) Pre-Conference Workshop A
ThemeHealth Economics 
Title of WorkshopA (Mostly Painless) Introduction to Health Economic Evaluation
SynopsisThis workshop will provide a practical introduction to health economic evaluation and the concepts behind economic thinking. Participants will learn about the different types of economic evaluation (including cost analysis, cost effectiveness analysis and cost-benefit analysis) principles of costing and outcomes measurement, how to compute incremental cost-effectiveness ratios,  understand the use of these analyses in clinical and policy decision-making and discuss the limitations of these approaches.  Learning will be reinforced by hands-on exercises throughout. 
VenueTutorial Room 2, SSH SPH
Capacity30 pax


B) Pre-Conference Workshop B
ThemeUse of GIS in PH/OM
Title of WorkshopGeographic Information System and Geospatial Analysis
SynopsisGeographical information systems (GIS) are a crucial tool for healthcare, helping us explore disease landscapes and address healthcare management issues. With more spatial disease and patient data being collected, key questions of disease incidence, resource allocation and coverage can be investigated. This workshop aims to introduce public health practitioners to these geospatial analyses in a practical setting.  We introduce important concepts and tools used for disease management within Singapore, which can be utilised and expanded on by participants for their own investigations.
VenueComputer Lab 2, SSH SPH
Capacity45 pax

*Limited slots available. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
 

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

TimelineDate
  Call for Abstracts2 April (Monday)
  Abstract Submission Closing Date -- Extended15 June  (Friday)
  Notification of Abstract Acceptance1 August (Wednesday)


The call for abstracts for the 13th PHOM Conference has now closed. We would like to thank everyone who submitted. Your contributions will help ensure the success of the conference this year.

The corresponding author of each abstract will be notified of acceptance/rejection by 1 August 2018. 


Should you have any queries about your abstracts, please feel free to contact us through PHOM Conference Team
at phconference@ams.edu.sg or alternatively at 6593 7872 / 6593 7808.

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SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

Be an Exhibitor & Sponsor

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be at the forefront of the 13th PHOM Conference.

Please contact Ms Chew Lin Goh at +65 6593 7808 or email 
phconference@ams.edu.sg  to find out 
more about branding and sponsorship opportunities. 

Click HERE to download the 13th PHOM 
Conference sponsorship prospectus.

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CONTACT US

13th Public Health and Occupational Medicine (PHOM) Conference 2018
Organising Secretariat

c/o Academy of Medicine, Singapore
81 Kim Keat Road #11-00 NKF Centre Singapore 328836
T: +65 6593 7872 / 6593 7808  | E: 
phconference@ams.edu.sg | W: www.phconference.sg


Organiser
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College of Public Health & Occupational Physicians
c/o Academy of Medicine, Singapore
81 Kim Keat Road #11-00 NKF Centre Singapore 328836
T: +65 6593 7808 | E:
phom@ams.edu.sg | W: www.ams.edu.sg 



Supporting Partner

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Singapore General Hospital

Outram Road, Singapore 169608
T: +65 6222 3322 | F: +65 6224 9221 | W:
 www.sgh.com.sg


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