Conference Programme

Programme is subject to further change

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Welcome Address
A/Prof Gan Wee Hoe
College of Public Health and Occupational Medicine

Welcome Remarks
Dr Wong Chiang Yin
Academy of Medicine, Singapore

Opening Address by Guest of Honour
Ms Lai Wei Lin
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health


Keynote 1: Extending the Frontiers in Health through Evidence-based Contextualisation: Contributions from the Social and Behavioural Sciences
Prof David Chan
Lee Kong Chian Professor of Psychology and Director of Behavioural Sciences Initiative
Singapore Management University

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10:00amMorning Teabreak & Viewing of Posters

Plenary 1: Frontiers in Primary Care

Overview of PHC Global Report - 'Implementing the Primary Health Care Approach: a Primer'
Dr Faraz Khalid
Research & Innovation Officer, Special Program for Primary Healthcare
World Health Organization Headquarter

The Future of Primary Care in Population Health (& Vice-Versa): Insights from a Personal Journey
Prof Gerald Koh Choon Huat
Head and Clinical Director (Future Primary Care)
MOH Office of Healthcare Transformation

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Hospital Care Beyond Hospital Walls
Dr Stephanie Ko
Consultant, Advanced Internal Medicine
National University Hospital

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Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr M Premikha

12:30amLunch Symposium

Keynote 2: Safeguarding High Risk, Underserved, and Vulnerable Populations: A Public Health Imperative and Strategic Pillar for Economic Development
Prof Michelle A. Williams
Joan and Julius Jacobson Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
T.H.Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University

Session Chairperson: Dr Lim Huai Yang


Plenary 2: Longevity Medicine – Pushing the Boundaries for Healthy Aging

Diet and Healthy Longevity – Examining the Fine Print in the Evidence
Prof Koh Woon Puay
Professor, Healthy Longevity Translational Research Programme
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

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Midlife Obesity and Mobility Dysfunction in Late Life
Dr Rajkumar S/O Dorajoo
Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory of Metabolic Disease & Ageing Genomics
Genome Institute of Singapore, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

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Closing the Gap between Healthspan and Lifespan: Healthy Longevity Medicine
Prof Andrea Maier
Oon Chiew Seng Professor in Medicine, National University of Singapore
Co-Founder, NUS Academy for Healthy Longevity, National University of Singapore

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03:00pmAfternoon Teabreak & Viewing of Posters

Plenary 3: Age is Just a Number - Building Frailty Resilient Communities

Moving from Frailty-readiness to Frailty-resilience: Can We Get There?
A/Prof Lim Wee Shiong
Senior Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine and Director, Institute of Geriatrics and Active Aging
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

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Age Well SG
Mr Lee Kwok Ming
Group Director (Ageing Planning Office)
Ministry of Health

Panel Discussion
Panelists: Prof Michelle A. Williams, A/Prof Lim Wee Shiong and Mr Lee Kwok Ming
Moderator: Prof Koh Woon Puay

04:30pmParallel Tracks Click/Tap on tracks for details

Mind The Gap - Bridging the Digital Divide in Healthcare
Adj Asst Prof Ng Yih Yng
Director, Digital and Smart Health Office, Centre for Healthcare Innovation
National Healthcare Group

CHAMP - Automated Chronic Disease Management at Scale
Dr Wayne Han Lee
Associate Consultant, Family Physician
Queenstown Polyclinic, National University Polyclinics
Assistant Group Chief Technology Officer, Academic Informatics Office
National University Health System

Digital Innovation in Population Health
A/Prof Eugene Shum
Director, Community Partnership
SingHealth Office of Regional Health

Inclusive Service Delivery
Mr Eyung Lim
Director, Digital Government Platform
Government Technology Agency of Singapore

Coronary Artery Disease in Aviators – New Concepts and Insights
Dr Koh Choong Hou
Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Nobel Heart Centre
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital

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Drivers of Safety Behaviours in Organisations and the Measurement of Organisational Drift
Ms Cheng Chin Yi
Aviation & Organisational Psychologist and Partner
Cydel Pte Ltd

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Space Medicine: A Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy
Cl. Asst. Prof Jimmy Chan Yu Lee
Clinical Director and Senior Consultant, Emergency Department
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Exploring Electromyography as an Alternative to Measuring Foot Pedal Force Exertion in Routine Centrifuge Training
Dr Woo Jia Hao, Alvin
Associate Consultant, Aviation Medicine and Singapore Changi Aeromedical Centre
Changi General Hospital

Migrant Health in Singapore: Infectious and Non-Infectious Challenges Pre- and Post- COVID
Adj Asst Prof Shawn Vasoo
Clinical Director
National Centre for Infectious Diseases

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Caring for Migrant Workers- “Joining Hands, Building Bonds"
Dr Halina Talib
Deputy Director (Medical Policy), Assurance, Care & Engagement (ACE) Group
Ministry of Manpower

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Providing Holistic Primary Care through Singapore's First Medical Centre for Migrant Workers -- St Andrew's Migrant Worker Medical Centre
Dr Loh Yik Hin
Chief Executive Officer
St. Andrew's Community Hospital

Bridging Gaps: Mental Health Care for Migrant Workers Facing Work-Related Injuries
Ms Durga Devi Arivan
Manager, Psychotherapy and Counselling

06:15pmEnd of Day 1
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Keynote 3: Global Occupational Health: Challenges and Opportunities of AI, Automation and Robotics
Prof Kenji Saito
Immediate Past President
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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09:30amMorning Teabreak & Viewing of Posters
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Technology & Health: A 21st Century Gordian Knot
Prof Benjamin Seet
Group Chairman Medical Board
National Healthcare Group

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Digital Local Connect and Living Asset Map Using Geospatial Technology
A/Prof Gan Wee Hoe
Chief Executive Officer, SingHealth Community Hospitals
Singapore Health Services

Transforming Healthcare Delivery Through Robotics & Automation
Adj Asst Prof Selina Seah
Assistant Chief Executive Officer (Transformation), Changi General Hospital
Development Lead, Eastern General Hospital Campus
Director, Centre for Healthcare Assistive & Robotics Technology (CHART)

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Data Copilot: Healthcare Analytics Democratised
Mr Yeo Yong Kiat
Deputy Director, Policy, Strategy & Design

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Heat Resilience - Bridging Research and Policy
Dr Sharifah Badriyah
Research Fellow, Heat Resilience & Performance Centre, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore

Tackling Shift Work Disorder in a 24-hour Economy
Dr Lim Chau Sian
Senior Consultant
Department of Psychological Medicine
Department of Sleep Medicine, Surgery and Science
Changi General Hospital

Different Paradigm in Managing Health of Shift Workers
Dr Robin Low
Senior Consultant, Changi Aviation Medicine Centre
Changi General Hospital

Frontiers in Workplace Health Outreach
Mr Loh Chin Hui
Director, Workplace Health and Outreach Division
Health Promotion Board

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11:45amLunch Symposium by Sanofi - Public Immunisation Programme, the Real World Evidence (RWE) Case Study of RSV

Plenary 4: Frontiers in Infectious Disease Prevention and Pandemic Response

The Communicable Disease Agency – Integration for Efficient and Coordinated Outbreak Response
Prof Vernon Lee
Executive Director
Interim Communicable Diseases Agency (Singapore)

ACHS – Frontiers in Regional Biosecurity
Prof Hsu Liyang
Asia Centre for Health Security

Frontiers in EID Research
Prof Kevin Bryan Tan
Principal Health Economist
Ministry of Health

Frontiers in Vaccine Technology and Novel Vaccines
Dr Nicolas Van de Velde
Executive Director of Infectious Disease/COVID Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Preparing Singapore for Deliberate Biothreats
A/Prof Lim Poh Lian
Director, High Level Isolation Unit
National Centre for Infectious Diseases
Lead, Biorisk management, Asia Center for Health Security
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr Wycliffe Wei

02:30pmAfternoon Teabreak & Viewing of Posters

Plenary 5: Frontiers in Healthcare Policy Innovation

Transforming Singapore’s Health Regulatory Ecosystem - Regulating the Future of Health
Adj A/Prof Raymond Chua
Deputy Director-General Health (Health Regulation Group)
Ministry of Health

Homecare in Japan: Lessons for an Aging Asia
Dr Haruki Matsumoto
Director, Healthcare Safety and Inspection Office, Health Policy Bureau
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Government of Japan

People Respond to Incentives. The Rest is Commentary
A/Prof Jeremy Lim
Director, Leadership Institute of Global Health Transformation (LIGHT)
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

Panel Discussion
Moderator: A/Prof Matthias Toh

04:45pmAwards Presentation
05:00pmClosing Ceremony
05:15pmEnd of 18th PHOM