Formalisation of Residents' Committee

In a move to obtain more participation from trainees and to allow the College to receive more feedback from trainees on training matters, the interim Council has proposed for a Residents' Committee to be formed with stipulated Terms of Reference to be adhered to. The Residents' Committee was installed on 31 March 2010 at the members' appreciation dinner. The current committee members are:


  1. Dr Audrey Pang and Dr Alex Lau (from TTSH)
  2. Dr Jean Chai and Dr Rachel Chong (from SNEC)
  3. Dr Vivien Lim and Dr Jamie Ng (from NUHS)


Continuing Medical Education (CME)


National CME Programme - Weekly CME Lectures

The College of Ophthalmologists has embarked on the National CME programme with the joint participation of the Changi General Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, National Health Group Eye Institute, National University Hospital, National University of Singapore, Singapore National Eye Centre and Tan Tock Seng Hospital, together with private ophthalmologists, on every Wednesdays (unless otherwise announced).  An Education Committee co-chaired by A/Prof Ong Sze Guan and A/Prof Heng Wee Jin has also been formed to oversee the National CME programme in terms of planning of the programme, with assistance from appointed subspecialty heads.  The format of the weekly CME sessions comprises of Basic Surgical Trainees (BSTs)/Advanced Surgical Trainees (ASTs) teachings and CME lectures for all ophthalmologists and trainees. The College will be a central body to look after the academic and professional development of our College members as well as trainees.


SMC-Approved CME Calendar for Ophthalmology

A) Category 1A: Participation at local pre-approved activities

  1. CGH Division of Ophthalmology teaching session
  2. CGH Division of Ophthalmology tutorial session
  3. KTPH Teaching session
  4. Review Courses
  5. SNEC/SGH Teaching Round
  6. TTSH Ophthalmology teaching session


B) Category 1B: Participation at local ad-hoc activities

  1. Chapter CME
  2. College of Ophthalmologists Symposium
  3. NHG International Ophthalmic Congress
  4. NHGEI Microsurgical Course
  5. NHGEI Quality Day
  6. Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine
  7. SIN-MAL Joint Meeting in Ophthalmology
  8. Society CME


C) Category 1C: Participation at overseas ad-hoc activities

  1. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Symposium and Congress
  2. American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) annual meeting
  3. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  4. ASIA-ARVO Meeting on Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  5. Asia-Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (APSOPRS) meeting (2 yearly)
  6. Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress
  7. Asia-Pacific Vitreo-Retinal Society Congress
  8. Biennial International Society of Ocular Trauma Meeting
  9. European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS) annual meeting
  10. Meeting of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  11. Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
  12. Meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  13. Meeting of the European Strabismology Association
  14. Meeting of the International Strabismological Association
  15. SERI-ARVO Meeting on Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  16. World Ophthalmology Congress


D) Category 2 / 3A: Authorship / Review / Self-Study of original articles published in refereed journals / audio-visual tapes

  1. Acta Ophthalmologica
  2. American Journal of Ophthalmology
  3. Archive of Ophthalmology
  4. Archives of Ophthalmology
  5. British Journal of Ophthalmology
  6. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
  7. Cornea
  8. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
  9. EYE
  10. Graefe's
  11. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
  12. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  13. Journal of Glaucoma
  14. Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
  15. Journal of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  16. Journal of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  17. Ocular Immunology & Inflammation
  18. Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  19. Ophthalmology
  20. Optometry & Vision Science
  21. Orbit
  22. Retina
  23. Survey of Ophthalmology


Partnership with Singapore Society of Ophthalmology (SSO)

The College of Ophthalmologists will continue to work with SSO in organizing events of the College and of SSO in close collaboration to ensure that there is representation from the College and the Specialty Society.


Partnership with Healthcare Partners

The College of Ophthalmologists welcomes partnership proposals on academic events from its healthcare partners for the College’s consideration.  Notwithstanding the requirement of the College to maintain its academic neutrality and focus, the College hopes to thrive in ophthalmic education with the continued support and participation from our healthcare partners.


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