College of Psychiatrists SCOPE Newsletter Issue 5
15 Jan 2024

On Scope Issue 5: Shaping Our Future Together: Your Voice Matters

Dear Esteemed Members of the College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine Singapore,
As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of psychiatry, our commitment to serving you - our members - remains steadfast. In a bid to better align with your aspirations and challenges, we are excited to announce the launch of a member survey aimed at capturing your valuable insights and suggestions. Read More...


College of Psychiatrists SCOPE Newsletter Issue 4
26 Apr 2023

Dear College Members,

On Scope Issue 4: Principles of Forensic Psychiatry and Professional Accountability by Psychiatrists

What is forensic psychiatry and what do forensic psychiatrists do?

Forensic Psychiatry was initially and simply defined as the branch of psychiatry that deals with issues arising in the interface between psychiatry and the law. Comprehensively, it is a sub-specialty of psychiatry in which scientific and clinical expertise is applied in legal contexts involving criminal correctional, regulatory and legislative and in specialized clinical consultations in areas such as risk
assessment, employment and determinants of civil and criminal law. Read More...


College's Response to CNA's Article titled [4 schizophrenic men acquitted of murder or attempted murder confined further after review]
28 Mar 2023

On 31 January 2023, the College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore wrote in to Channel NewsAsia (CNA) regarding a published article on 13 January 2023 titled [4 schizophrenic men acquitted of murder or attempted murder confined further after review].

Please click here to read more on the College's response to CNA.


Good practices in the prescription of benzodiazepines and other sedative hypnotics
9 Mar 2023

Together with the National Addictions Management Service, the Section of Addiction Psychiatry published a set of practice guideline titled [Good practices in the prescription of benzodiazepines and other sedative hypnotics] at the Singapore Medical Journal.

The content of the article was contributed by Dr Lambert Low, Dr Lim Chau Sian and Dr Lee Cheng. Please refer to this link for the full article. 


College of Psychiatrists SCOPE Newsletter Issue 3
28 Feb 2023

Dear College Members

On SCOPE Issue 3:  The toughest battle yet: Tobacco Use Disorder

Many people find it puzzling that Tobacco Use Disorder is classified as a mental illness under the DSM-5. In fact, a smoker most often doesn’t consult a psychiatrist to kick the habit. Most smoking
cessation aids are sold over the counter as nicotine replacement products and can be dispensed without a prescription. This ease of self-medication belies the often-intractable task of smoking cessation. Read More.


College of Psychiatrists SCOPE Newsletter Issue 2
1 Feb 2023

Dear College Members
On SCOPE Issue 2:  What’s Up Doc?
This year the Lunar New Year falls in January and it is the year of the water rabbit.  The year of the water rabbit is associated with relationship building both professionally and personally.  This being the first issue for 2023, I want to take the opportunity to highlight some of the plans this council has in store and to quote a famous rabbit “Eh, what’s up doc?”. Read More.


College of Psychiatrists SCOPE Newsletter Issue 1
22 Dec 2022

Dear College Members
On SCOPE Issue 1: Wherefore Art Thou?
Dear Fellows of the College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. The College of Psychiatrist was inaugurated in 2014 as a non-independent college at the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. Like our fellow professionals in other countries around our region (Malaysia, HK, Australia and New Zealand to name a few), we are an association representing the profession of psychiatry in our country. Read More...


Seeking the Truth: Role of Expert Witnesses in Alcohol Intoxication
17 Sep 2022

Date: 17 September 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 2:30PM - 4;00PM

Please register for the event here


[CPSYCH CME Talk] Getting it Right - Diagnosis and Management of ASD
17 Sep 2022

Date: 17 September 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 9:00AM

Venue: Conrad Centennial Singapore

Please register here.


Managing Pandemic Fatigue and Coping with the New Normal
30 Jun 2022

Date: 30 June 2022

Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Venue: Virtual via Zoom Meeting

Please register for the webinar here.

For more information, please refer to the eDM here.


Inaugural [World Infant, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Day] on 23 April 2022
23 Apr 2022

23 April 2022 is declared as World Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Day (WICAMHD) by 4 organisations

1. International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP)

2. World Association for Infant Mental Health 

3. World Psychiatric Association Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section (WPA-CAP)

4. International Society for Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology (ISAPP)


[SCAP CME Talk] Pharmacotherapy in Autism: Today and Beyond
12 Apr 2022

Section of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,

College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore

Date: Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Please register here.

For more information, please refer to event eDM here.


3rd Paul W Ngui Lecture 2022
10 Feb 2022

This webinar is jointly organised by College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore

Date: Thursday, 10 February 2022, 6:00PM

Please register here.

For more information, please refer to event eDM here.


CoPsych, together with FJC and two other professional bodies, forms the Panel of Therapeutic Specialists (POTS)
5 Jan 2022

The Family Justice Courts (“FJC”), the College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (“COPsych”), the Singapore Association for Counselling (“SAC”) and the Singapore Psychological Society (“SPS”), have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a Panel of Therapeutic Specialists (“POTS”) to provide a variety of specialised therapeutic services to families who come through FJC. Read More


3rd Addiction Psychiatry Conference and Workshop
23 Sep 2021

Section of Addiction Psychiatry,

College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore

Date: Thursday, 23 September 2021, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Please register here.

For more information, please refer to event eDM here.


2nd Paul W Ngui Lecture 2021
7 Sep 2021

College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore

Date: Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Please register here.

For more information, please refer to event eDM here.


Impact of COVID 19 on Adolescent Mental Health and Psychological Interventions
17 Jun 2021

Section of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,

College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore

Date: Thursday, 17 June 2021, 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Please register here.

For more information, please refer to event eDM here.


Consensus Statements for COVID-19 Vaccination Effect on Mental Health in Adolescents Aged 12 to 15 Years Old
3 Jun 2021

Consensus Statements for COVID-19 Vaccination Effect on Mental Health in Adolescents Aged 12 to 15 Years Old Developed by Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore


An Introduction to Pharmacogenetics: How Brain Biology Informs and Advances Treatment Opportunities (Click here)
5 Dec 2018

Date: 15th Jan 2019 (Tuesday)

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm (registration starts at 6pm)

Venue: Oasia Hotel Novena - The Courtyard 1

Speaker: Dr Lauren Few, Senior Medical Science Liaison from Genomind

Title: An Introduction to Pharmacogenetics: How Brain Biology Informs and Advances Treatment Opportunities

Chairperson: Assoc. Prof. John Wong


5th NUS International Academic Psychiatry Conference 2019 -- Special 20% Discount for CPsych Members
4 Dec 2018

The Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 5th NUS International Academic Psychiatry Conference and the pre-Conference workshops. Please click HERE to register.


[Call For Nomination] 2018 - 2020 College of Psychiatrists, AMS Council
13 Feb 2018

NOMINATION FOR 2018-2020 COUNCIL
COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS, AMS

 

Nominations are now open for the College of Psychiatrists Council for the term 2018-2020.

 

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: Section Of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – CME Talk by Prof David Brent
8 Feb 2018

The Section of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (SCAP), College of Psychiatrists held a CME talk on Management of Treatment Resistant Depression in Adolescents: Lessons Learned from the TORDIA Study and Beyond last 6 February 2018 at the Child Guidance Clinic Health Promotion Building.

 

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: Seminar in Developmental Therapeutics and Psychopharmacology Updates Prof Robet Hendren
7 Feb 2018

The College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (AMS) organized the Seminar in Developmental Therapeutics and  Psychopharmacology Update for Psychiatrists in Practice last 2 February 2018 at the NUHS Tower Block.

 

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: Section of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – ADHD Talk by Prof Thomas E Brown, PhD
15 Nov 2017

The Section of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (SCAP), College of Psychiatrists held a CME talk on 13 November 2017 at the NUHS Tower Block. Renowned psychiatrist and author, Prof Thomas E Brown PhD was invited to share his expertise on “Impairment of executive function in children and adults with ADHD, their assessment and how the executive functional impairment changes along life trajectory”.

 

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SECTION OF CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY - 6 AREAS OF IMPAIRMENT ON EXECUTIVE FUNCTION IN CHILDREN WITH ADHD
13 Nov 2017

The Section of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry cordially invites you to attend a CME Talk on 6 Areas of Impairment on Executive Function in Children with ADHD and Adult with ADHD, their Assessment and How the Executive Functional Impairment Changes Along Life Trajectory by Prof Thomas Brown.

 

Date: 13 November 2017 (Monday)

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue: Seminar Room T12- 02/ T12-03,  NUHS Tower Block, Level 12, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074

 

Please click HERE for more details on the program.


EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: Inaugural ECT & Neurostimulation Course 2017
9 Nov 2017

The Section of Neurostimulation is pleased to share the success of the Inaugural ECT & Neurostimulation Course on 28 October at the Institute of Mental Health and 1 November 2017 at NUHS Tower Block.

 

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SINGAPORE BRAIN MODULATION SYMPOSIUM AND 4TH NUS ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY MEETING
2 Nov 2017

The Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore is hosting the Singapore Brain Modulation Symposium.

 

This symposium supported by the College of Psychiatrists and Singapore Psychiatric Association.

 

Theme: Advances in Therapeutic Neuromodulation

Date: 2 November 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Venue: NUHS Tower Block Auditorium, Level 1

 

Please click HERE for more details on the program.

 

To register, kindly download and complete the registration form and send it to pcmbox3@nus.edu.sg. Kindly note that registration is free and closes on 29 September 2017 (Friday).

We look forward to seeing you at the event.


SECTION OF NEUROSTIMULATION - INAUGURAL SINGAPORE ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY & NEUROSTIMULATION COURSE
28 Oct 2017

The Section of Neurostimulation will be organising the Inaugural Singapore Electroconvulsive Therapy & Neurostimulation course on 28 October and 1 November 2017.

The aim of the course is to help with the continual education of both junior and senior doctors practicing psychiatry in Singapore and the local region with the latest evidence and practice in Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and newer forms of Neurostimulation (rTMS & tDCS). This will also help train local junior doctors for providing ECT locally and with local institutional ECT accreditation.

 

Basic ECT Certification Course
Date: 28 October 2017
Time: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Venue: Institute of Mental Health (Singapore) Education Hub, Blk 2, Level 1, Room EH-07
Course Fees: $100 ($75 for AMS members)
Target Audience: Medical Officer / Junior Resident

 

Advanced ECT and Neurostimulation Course
Date: 1 November 2017
Time: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Venue: National University Health System (NUHS), Tower Block, Level 12, #12-03
Course Fees: $200 ($150 for AMS members)
Target Audience: Senior Registrar / Consultant

 

For more information, please click here.

 

If you wish to attend the course, kindly complete the registration form and submit it to the Secretariat here.


EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: Section of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - Neurodevelopment Issues on Assessment and Management of Behaviour Problems
5 Oct 2017

The Section of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, College of Psychiatrists held a CME Talk entitled, “Neurodevelopment Issues on Assessment and Management of Behaviour Problems” on 2 October 2017 at the Health Promotion Board Building.

 

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SECTION OF CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY - NEURODEVELOPMENT ISSUES ON ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS
2 Oct 2017

The Section of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry cordially invites you to attend a CME Talk on Neurodevelopment Issues on Assessment and Management of Behaviour Problems by Prof Stewart Einfeld.

 

Date: 2 October 2017 (Monday)

Time: 12:00 nn - 2:30 pm

Venue: Room 1 Child Guidance Clinic, Level 3, Block #03-01, Health Promotion Building, 3 Second Hospital Avenue, Singapore 168937

 

Please click HERE for more details on the program.

 


EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: Section of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - Kids' Skills - A Creative Solution-Focused Method for Helping Children Overcome Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
25 Sep 2017

The Section of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, College of Psychiatrists held a CME Talk entitled, “Kids' Skills - A Creative Solution-Focused Method for Helping Children Overcome Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties” on 19 September 2017 at the Health Promotion Board Building.

 

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SECTION OF CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY - KIDS' SKILLS - A CREATIVE SOLUTION-FOCUSED METHOD FOR HELPING CHILDREN OVERCOME EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DIFFICULTIES
19 Sep 2017

The Section of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry cordially invites you to attend a talk on Kids’ Skills – a Creative Solution-Focused Method for Helping Children Overcome Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties by Dr Ben Furman which will be held on 19 September 2017.

 

Date: 19 September 2017 (Tuesday)

Time: 8.00 am - 9.30 am

Venue: Health Promotion Board Building, Level 1 Lecture Hall

3 Second Hospital Avenue, Singapore 168937

 

For the programme, please refer to the E-flyer.


COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS - PSYCHIATRIC ASPECTS OF EPILEPSY
20 Apr 2017

The College of Psychiatrists will be organising a CME talk on 20 April 2017 at Bluebells room #11-16, Novena Medical Centre, Singapore 307506. Dr Rajesh Jacob, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Singapore Prison Service was the speaker at the event. The topic of the event was on "Psychiatric Aspects of Epilepsy".

 

The College would like to thank Dr Rajesh Jacob for speaking at the event.


COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS - SEX HORMONES AND PSYCHIATRY
29 Mar 2017

The College of Psychiatrists organised a CME talk on 29 March 2017 at Administrative Conference Room, Level 2, Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre, 3, Mt Elizabeth S(228510). Professor Lee Kok Onn, Senior Consultant, Endocrinology, National University of Singapore was the speaker at the event. The topic of the event was on "Sex Hormones and Psychiatry".

 

The College would like to thank Prof Lee Kok Onn for speaking at the event.


COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS - ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
8 Feb 2017

The College of Psychiatrists organised a CME talk on 8 February 2017 at Academia, SGH. Dr Lambert Low Tchern Kuang was the speaker at the event. The topic of the event was "Alcohol Use Disorder".

 

The College would like to thank Dr Lambert Low for speaking at the event.


COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS - BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER
18 Jan 2017

The College of Psychiatrists organised a CME talk on 18 January 2017 at Academia, SGH. Dr Jaydip Sarkar was the speaker at the event. The topic of the event was "Borderline Personality Disorder".

 

The College would like to thank Dr Jaydip Sarkar for speaking at the event.


SECTION OF CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRISTS - DIAGNOSTIC DILEMMAS IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
26 Nov 2016

The Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists under the College of Psychiatrists organised a lecture by A/Prof John Fayyad on “Diagnostic Dilemmas in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders”  which was held on 26 November 2016.

 

The lecture offers practical pointers on how to approach diagnostic challenges such as differentiating from ADHD and how to disentangle Autism Spectrum presentations from ADHD combined with other developmental delays as well as how to plan effective treatment in such cases. The lecture targets Child Psychiatrists, Allied Health Professionals, GPs and Paediatricians (Private and Public Sectors).

 

The College would like to thank A/Prof John Fayyad for speaking at the event.