2014
Date Event Venue
10 January 9th Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Dinner Lecture
  • Invited Speaker: Prof Kim Kwhanmien

'Complex VATS Lobectomy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) - How Far Can We Push the Boundary?'

Pontini Restaurant, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore
11 January Cardiothoracic Surgery Update Session 14 (CTS Retreat)

(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

National University Health System
6 February

CME Lecture

(organised by the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists)

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Michael Rutter

'Endoscopic Airway Surgery - State of the Art 2014'

The Academia, Singapore General Hospital
8 March Exit Examination for Hand Surgery 2014

(co-organised by the Chapter of Hand Surgeons)

Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery Centre, National University Hospital
4 - 5 May

Annual Combined Surgical Meeting - 1st Singapore ASEAN Live Surgery Symposium

(organised by the Chapter of General Surgeons, and Tan Tock Seng Hospital)

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

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2013
Date Event Venue
2 February

Exit Examination for Hand Surgery 2013

(co-organised by the Chapter of Hand Surgeons)

Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery Centre, National University Hospital
9 March Cardiothoracic Surgery Update Session 13 (CTS Retreat)

(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

National University Health System
15 March

CME Lecture

(organised by the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists)

  • Invited Speaker: Emeritus Prof Patrick J Bradley

'What's New in Malignant Salivary Gland Neoplasms'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Christopher Hobbs

'The Harmonic Scalpel in Head and Neck Surgery'

Parco Caffe Restaurant
25 - 28 June  Exit Examination Preparatory Course 2013 for Advanced Surgical Trainees (ASTs) in General Surgery

(organised by the Chapter of General Surgeons)

National University Hospital

 

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

 

Singapore General Hospital

 

Changi General Hospital

 

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

26 July

GP Symposium for Specialists and General Practitioners

(endorsed by the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Ignatius Mark Hon Wah

'Impact of the Nose on Obstructive Sleep Apnoea'

Tung Lok Classics Restaurant, Chinese Swimming Club
2 August

8th Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Dinner Lecture

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Jian Yee

'Current Status of TAVI'

Pontini Restaurant, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore
3 August Cardiothoracic Surgery Update Session 14 (CTS Retreat)
(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)
National University Health System
6 September GP Symposium for Specialists and General Practitioners

(endorsed by the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Andrew Loy Heng Chian
'Nasopharyngeal Cancer: Update in Diagnosis and Treatment'
Albizia Room, Jurong Country Club
18 - 19 September

Conjoint Neurosurgery Fellowship Examinations with the Edinburgh and Hong Kong College of Surgeons)

(organised by the Chapter of Neurosurgeons)

 
11 October

College of Surgeons Dinner & Lecture

(Guest-of-Honour: Mrs Tan Ching Yee, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Heatlh)

  • 8th College of Surgeons Lectureship
    • Invited Speaker: Prof P Balasubramaniam

'Art and Science of Surgery: Lessons From a Journey of 60 Years'

  • 18th Yahya Cohen Memorial Lectureship
    • Speaker: Dr David Chin Chao-Wu

'The Outside-In Approach to the Modified Endoscopic Lothrop Procedure'

Grand Ballroom, Conrad Centennial Singapore
12 - 13 October

Annual Combined Surgical Meeting 2013 (in conjunction with The ASEAN Federation of Surgical Colleges 2nd Summit Meeting)

(organised by the Chapter of General Surgeons)

Conrad Centennial Singapore
18 October

CME Lecture

(organised by the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists, and the Society of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Singapore (SOHNSS))

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Ron Mitchell (HMDP Visiting Expert)

'Paediatric OSA: Beyond Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy'

Crowne Plaza Hotel
21 October

CME Lecture

(organised by the Chapter of General Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Peter B Soeters

'Evidence-Based Approach to Perioperative Nutrition Support'

Sheraton Towers
8 - 9 November

8th ASEAN Congress of Paediatric Surgery

(organised by the Chapter of Paediatric Surgeons)

  • Theme: 'Paediatric Surgery: A Tale of 10 Nations'
Auditorium, KK Women's & Children's Hospital
23 November CME Lecture

(organised by the Chapter of General Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Chen Chao Long

'The Evolution to the Chang Gung Transplant Program'

  • Invited Speaker: Prof K K Madhavan

'From Graft Selection to Surgical Techniques: How to Improve Graft Success Rates'

Oasia Hotel
2 - 5 December

8th Asian Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialty Update Course

(supported by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

NUHS Tower Block, National University Hospital

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2012
Date Event Venue

7 April

 

Cardiothoracic Surgery Update Session 12 

(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

National University Health System

6 - 10 May Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
24 - 26 May

15th Asian Research Symposium in Rhinology

(organised by Asian Research Symposium in Rhinology and hosted by the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists)

  • Theme: 'Controversies, Consensus and Education'
Orchard Hotel
3 - 7 June The 9th International Conference on Cholesteatoma and Ear Surgery Nagasaki, Japan
19 July

Chapter of General Surgeons and Chapter of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons Dinner Lecture

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Greg Chernoff

'Multimodality Scar Therapy -  The Path to Meticulous Results'

Four Seasons Hotel
1 August

4th Chapter of Neurosurgeons Dinner Lecture

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Guy Rosenthal

'Blast Injury to the Brain and Coping with Mass Casualty Scenarios - A Neurosurgical Perspective'

Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria
2 August

4th Chapter of Hand Surgeons Dinner Lecture

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Alexander Shin

'History of Hand Surgery at Mayo Clinic'

Sheraton Towers, Singapore
2 - 3 August

Hand, Wrist and Distal Radius Cadaveric Course

(organised by the Chapter of Hand Surgeons)

  • International Faculty: Prof Alexander Shin

Advanced Surgical Training Centre (ASTC), National University Hospital

 

Postgraduate Medical Institute (PGMI), Singapore General Hospital

3 August

College of Surgeons Dinner & Lecture

(Guest-of-Honour: Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health)

  • 7th College of Surgeons Lectureship
  • 17th Yahya Cohen Memorial Lectureship
  • College of Surgeons Gold Medal Award 2012
Riverfront Ballroom, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore
4 August

Annual Combined Surgical Meeting 2012

(organised by the Chapter of General Surgeons)

Riverfront Ballroom, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore

24 August

7th Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Dinner Lecture

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Thomas Pezzella

'Global Aspects of Cardiothoracic Surgery in Asia'

Peach Garden @ 33, OCBC Centre
25 August

Valve Seminar

(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

(supported by Edwards Asia)

National Heart Centre
9 September

2nd Introductory Thyroid & Parathyroid Ultrasound Course 2012

(organised by the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists)

  • Invited Faculty: Prof Anil T Ahuja
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
11 October

CME Lecture

(organised by the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists)

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Christian Guilleminault

'Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome: Medical and Surgical Treatment'

Gleneagles Medical Centre
20 - 23 October

Annual Scientific Meeting 2012

(jointly hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery (ANZSVS) and the Asian Society for Vascular Surgery (ASVS))

  • Theme: 'Solutions to Challenges in Vascular Surgery 2012'
Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne, Australia
8 November

CME Lecture

(organised by the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists)

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Christopher Goh

'The New ENT Residency Programme'

Summer Place Restaurant, Regent Hotel Singapore
24 November Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Conferment Ceremony - Distinguished Surgeon Award Grand Salon, Conrad Centennial Singapore

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2011
Date Event Venue

10 January

 

Combined Dinner Lecture

(organised by the Chapter of Hand Surgeons and the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery (SSHS))

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Marc Garcia-Elias

'Evolution of Wrist Instability Surgery: The Long and Winding Road'

Peach Garden @ 33, OCBC Centre

 

21 - 22 January

20th Annual Hand Review Course and Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery

  • Invited International Speaker: Dr Marc Garcia-Elias

'The Role of Forearm Muscles in Stability of the Wrist'

 
22 January

Combined Singapore-United Arab Emirates - Updates on Colorectal Cancer & Gastroenterology

(organised by Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, International Cancer Specialists and Emirates Gastroenterology Society)

Learning Centre, Tower B, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore
27 - 29 January

2nd Bangkok IASGO International Postgraduate Course  - Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Malignancies

(organised by the International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO) and The Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand)

Aor-Por-Ror Building, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

19 February

3rd Singapore Vertigo Masterclass

(organised by the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists)

  • Invited Panel: Dr Noor Hafizah B Ismail, Dr Raymond Ngo, Dr Rani Ramason, Dr Yeo Seng Beng
  • Photo Gallery
Traders Hotel, Singapore
5 - 6 March

Surgery, Sleep & Breathing IV International Symposium

(organised by the Taiwan Society of Sleep Medicine and International Surgical Sleep Society)

(supported by the Singapore Sleep Society)

Taipei International Convention Centre, Taipei, Taiwan

2 April Cardiothoracic Surgery Update Session 11 - Updates on Lung Cancer

(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

  • Invited Speakers: Dr Gilberto Lopes, Dr Saabry Osmany, Dr Aneez D.B. Ahmed, A/Prof Alan Ng
  • Photo Gallery
Renci Hospital
18 April

Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Dinner Symposium

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Robert Dion

'Ischemic Mitral Valve Regurgitation'

Min Jiang @ Goodwood Park Hotel
22 - 24 April

Singapore-ANZICS Intensive Care Forum 2011 

(organised by the Society of Intensive Care Medicine (Singapore) and the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS))

  • Theme: 'Linking Current Evidence to Clinical Practice'
Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre
12 - 14 May

18th Asian Congress of Surgery & 37th PCS Mid-Year Convention

(organised by the Asian Surgical Association and the Philippine College of Surgeons)

  • Theme: 'Surgery in Asia Amidst Global Challenges'

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines

23 May

6th Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Dinner Lecture

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Joseph E. Bavaria

'Evolution of Aortic Surgery, A Peek Into the Future'

Peach Garden @ 33, OCBC Centre

29 June -

3 July

Exit Examination Preparatory Course 2011 for Advanced Surgical Trainees (ASTs) in General Surgery

(organised by the Chapter of General Surgeons)

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

 

National University Hospital

 

Singapore General Hospital

 

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

19 July

Chapter of General Surgeons Dinner Lecture

(supported by Nestle Nutrition)

  • Invited Speaker: A/Prof Kenneth Mark

'Dealing with Nutritional Issues in Complicated Surgical Patients'

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Frederick A. Moore

'Immunonutrition in High Risk Surgical Patients'

Pan Pacific Hotel  Singapore

4 September

1st Introductory Thyroid & Parathyroid Ultrasound Course 2011

(organised by the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists and the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital)

  • Invited Faculty: Prof Anil T Ahuja
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
8 September

CME Lecture

(organised by the Chapter of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons)

Tan Tock Seng Hospital
22 September

3rd Chapter of Hand Surgeons Dinner Lecture

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Amit Gupta

'The Leonardo Code in the Hand'

Tanglin Club
22 - 23 September

1st Hand & Wrist Arthroplasty Course & Cadaveric Workshop

(organised by the Chapter of Hand Surgeons and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand & Micro-Surgery Section, Tan Tock Seng Hospital)

Tan Tock Seng Hospital
21 October

Chapter of Urologists Dinner Lecture

(supported by Abbott Laboratories)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Khor Swee Kheng

'Lucrin in Prostate Cancer'

Sheraton Towers, Singapore
9 November

College of Surgeons Dinner & Lecture

(Master-of-Ceremony: A/Prof Siow Jin Keat)

  • 6th College of Surgeons Lectureship
  • 16th Yahya Cohen Memorial Lectureship
  • College of Surgeons Gold Medal Award 2011
  • Photo Gallery
The Raffles Hotel, Singapore
12 November

Chapter of General Surgeons Lunch Lecture

(supported by Karl Storz)

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Gustavo L. Carvalho

'Minilaparoscopy - A Tale of Success and Simplicity'

Sheraton Towers, Singapore
14 November

CME Lecture

(organised by the Chapter of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons)

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

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2010
Date Event Venue

30 January

 

2nd Singapore Vertigo Masterclass

(organised by the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists)

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Michael Strupp
  • Invited Panel: A/Prof Goh Kong Yong, Dr Umapathi S/O N Thiruganam, Dr Yeo Seng Beng
  • Photo Gallery

Goodwood Park Hotel

 

22 January

Paediatric Surgery Update Session 1 - Paediatric Urology

(organised by the Chapter of Paediatric Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Yap Te-Lu

'Vesicoureteral Reflux and Urinary Tract Infection: Current Controversies and Evolving Practices'

KK Women's & Children's Hospital
5 March

Singapore Urology Fair 2010 - Plenary Session

(organized by the Chapter of Urologists)

  • Plenary Session: '4Ts in MIS: Tools, Technique, and Technology & Training'
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore
5 - 6 March 19th Annual Hand Review Course and Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery Advanced Surgery Training Centre, National University Hospital
27 March

Periprosthetic Fracture Workshop

(organised by the Chapter of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Singapore Orthopaedic Association)

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore
27 - 28 March

22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Cardiac Society

(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons and the Chapter of Cardiologists, College of Physicians, Singapore)

  • Guest-of-Honour: Dr Chong Yeh Woei, President, Singapore Medical Association
  • Theme: 'Cardiology Today: Innovation, Application & Evolution'
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore
9 - 10 April

Chapter of Urologists Dinner Symposium

  • Themes: 'ED as a Marker of Vascular Disease' and 'Sex and the Heart'
  • Invited Speaker: Prof Michael G Kirby
  • Invited Speaker: Dr Li Man Kay

'Value of Identifying and Treating EHS 3 Suboptimal Erection Patients

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

24 April

Launch of the Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) for Rhinosinusitis and Allergic Rhinitis 

(organised by the Ministry of Health Management of Rhinosinusitis and Allergic Rhinitis CPG Workgroup, and hosted by the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists)

The Regent Singapore
30 April

Lecture on Diagnosis and Management of Spondyloarthropathies

(organised by the Chapter of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Chapter of Rheumatologists, College of Physicians, Singapore, and the Singapore Orthopaedic Association)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Philip Mease

'Diagnosis and Management of Spondyloarthropathies'

Marriott Hotel Singapore
4 - 7 May  79th Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Perth, Australia
7 May

Inaugural Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists Dinner Lecture

(in conjunction with the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists' 4th Annual General Meeting)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Kunaratnam Nallatamby

'Singapore ORL: Reflections of a Retired ENT Surgeon'

Raffles Hotel Singapore
14 May

Paediatric Surgery Update Session 2 - Paediatric Oncology

(organised by the Chapter of  Paediatric Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Aung Le Le

'Slice of Life: Cancer and the Pediatric Surgeon'

KK Women's & Children's Hospital
28 - 30 May Annual Scientific Meeting of the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia Holiday Inn, Malacca, Malaysia

29 June -

3 July

Exit Examination Preparatory Course 2010 for Advanced Surgical Trainees (ASTs) in General Surgery

(organised by the Chapter of General Surgeons)

Alexandra Hospital

 

National University Hospital

 

Singapore General Hospital


Tan Tock Seng Hospital

3 July

Cardiothoracic Surgery Update Session 10 - Trachea Surgery and ECMO Update

(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr James Wong

'Surgical Intervention for Tracheal Stenosis'

  • Invited Speaker: A/Prof Lee Pyng

'Endoscopic Intervention for Tracheal Diseases'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Ku Chih Min

'Anaesthesia in Tracheal Surgery'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Leong Hoe Nam

'What is H1N1?'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Lim Yeong Phang

'V-V ECMO'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Su Jang Wen

'National Heart Centre's Experience'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Kenneth Chan

'ICU Care of Critically-Ill Patients with 2009 Influenza A (H1N1)'

National Heart Centre
8 - 10 July Modern Concepts: Breast Aesthetics and Reconstruction Meeting of the Department of Plastic Surgery of University Hospital, Coventry, UK National Motorcycle Museum Conference Centre, Solihull, UK
25 - 28 July 35th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand  Ambassador City Jomtien Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand
30 July

5th Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Dinner Lecture

  • Invited Speaker: Dato' Dr Mohd Azhari Yakub

'Trends in Valve Surgery at Institut Jantung Negara'

Peach Garden @ 33, The Executives' Club
16 - 18 September

SingVALVE 2010 - Symposium of Heart Valve Therapies

(organised by National Heart Centre Singapore)

National Heart Centre Singapore
20 September

3rd Chapter of Neurosurgeons Dinner Lecture

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Poon Wai-Sang

'Has Translational Research in Neuroscience Changed Clinical Practice in Neurosurgery?'

  • Invited Speaker: Mr Nihal Gurusinghe

'Training Neurosurgeons in UK'

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore
24 September

Paediatric Surgery Update Session 3 - Paediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery

(organised by the Chapter of Paediatric Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Lim Suan Ling

'Anaesthetic Considerations in Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Agasthian Thirugnanam

'VATS in Children - Applications and Limitations'

KK Women's & Children's Hospital
27 September

Cardiothoracic Surgery Breakfast Talk & Workshop

(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Suchart Chaiyaroj

'Does Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB) Surgery Remain Relevant?'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Somchai Viengteerawat

'Anesthesia Experience in OPCAB at Ramathibodi Hospital'

Singapore General Hospital
3 - 7 October 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons Walter E. Washington Convention Centre, Washington, D.C., USA
8 - 10 October

Combined 4th Asia Pacific Otology & Neurotology Meeting and 1st Singapore Otology & Skull Base Update

(organised by the Department of Ear, Nose & Throat, Changi General Hospital)

(supported by the Society of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Singapore, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, University of Toronto and the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists)

Singapore Expo
29 October College of Surgeons Dinner & Lecture

(Master-of-Ceremony: A/Prof Siow Jin Keat)

Guest Lecturer: Dr Fan Ning

'Surgical Work in Emergency Setting: Haiti, Gaza and Sri Lanka'

  • 5th College of Surgeons Lectureship
  • 15th Yahya Cohen Memorial Lectureship
  • College of Surgeons Gold Medal Award 2010
  • Photo Gallery
The St. Regis Singapore
8 - 9 November

International Colorectal Surgery Workshop 2010

(organised by the Division of Colorectal Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgical Centre (MISC), National University Health System)

Khoo Teck Puat Advanced Surgery Training Centre, National University Hospital, Singapore
12 November

ENT Subspecialty Update

(organised by the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists)

  • Invited Speaker: A/Prof Low Wong Kein

'Cochlear Implants: The SGH Experience'

  • Invited Speaker: A/Prof Wang De Yun

'Latest Survey Update for Acute Rhinosinusitis (ARS)'

Traders Hotel Singapore
19 - 20 November

5th Asian Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialty Update Course

(organised by the National University Heart Centre, Singapore, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Tower Block, National University Health System
3 December

Paediatric Surgery Update Session 4 - Paediatric Transplant Surgery

(organised by the Chapter of Paediatric Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Mali Vidyadhar

'Paediatric Liver Transplantation at NUH'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Perry Lau

'Paediatric Renal Transplantation in Singapore'

National University Hospital
5 - 8 December 66th Annual Clinical Congress of the Philippine College of Surgeons EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City, Manila, Philippines

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2009
Date Event Venue
10 January 1st Singapore Vertigo Masterclass
(organised by the Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists)
  • Invited Panel: A/Prof Siow Jin Keat, Dr Lee Sze Haur, Dr Raymond Ngo, Dr Yeo Seng Beng, Dr Umapathi S/O N Thirugnanam, Dr Nelson Chee, Ms Tee Lee Huan

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

16 - 17 January 18th Annual Hand Review Course and Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery Advanced Surgery Training Centre, National University Hospital
30 January Surgical Outcomes & Re-certification Conference of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Quincentenary Hall Complex, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
4 - 5 February

International Workshop - Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery

(organised by the Department of Surgery, National University Health System)

Advanced Surgical Training Centre (ASTC), National University Hospital
7 March

Quarterly Review Sessions - Specialty Conference

(organised by the Chapter of Hand Surgeons, Singapore Orthopaedic Association and Singapore Society for Hand Surgery)

  • Theme: 'Hand Resurfacing'
  • Invited Panel: Dr Peng Yeong Pin, Dr Winston Chew, Dr Tan Soo Heong
National University Hospital
20 March

Cardiothoracic Surgery Update Session 6 - Heart Failure Updates

(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Chuang Hsuan-Hung

'Key Trials in Heart Failure'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Chua Yeow Leng

'Latest Updates from the SITCH Trial'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Tan Teing Ee

'ECMO for Cardogenic Shock and ECPR'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr C. Sivathasan

'Left Ventricular Assist Device for Destination Therapy - Are We There Yet?'

Gleneagles Hospital
27 March

Dinner Symposium

(organised by the Chapter of General Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Robert Martindale

'New Strategies in Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition for the Management of Postoperative Patients with Organ Failure

  • Dr Asim Shabbir

'Enteral Nutrition for Surgical Patients in Singapore'

Marina Mandarin Hotel Singapore
6 - 9 May 78th Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Brisbane Exhibition & Convention Centre, Brisbane, Australia
13 - 17 May International Meeting on Aesthetic & Reconstructive Facial Surgery  Mykonos, Greece
29 - 31 May Annual Scientific Meeting of the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia Awana Porto Malai Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
8 June

Academic Exchange between Lucknow College of Surgeons (LCS) of India and College of Surgeons, Singapore (CSS)

(hosted on behalf of CSS by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Rama Kant

'Trends of Surgery in Empyema Thoraces'

National Heart Centre Singapore
11 June 4th Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Dinner Lecture
  • Invited Speaker: Dr Tomislav Mihaljevic
'Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery: Myth or Fact?'
The British Club

30 June - 

4 July

Exit Examination Preparatory Course 2009 for Advanced Surgical Trainees (ASTs) in General Surgery
(organised by the Chapter of General Surgeons)

Alexandra Hospital

 

National University Hospital

 

Singapore General Hospital

 

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

4 - 7 July 34th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand Ambassador City Jomtien Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand
24 - 26 July

20th Video Urology World Congress

(in conjunction with the 18th Malaysian Urological Conference)

(organised by the Malaysian Urological Association and the Video Urology Association)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

31 July

 

2nd Chapter of Neurosurgeons Dinner Lecture

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Balaji Sadasivan

'What the Medical Profession can Learn From the Financial Crisis?'

The British Club
1 August

Cardiothoracic Surgery Update Session 7 - Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation (IMR) - Beyond Annuloplasties

(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Chua Yeow Leng

'Functional MR Still to be Defined?'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Taweesak Chotivatanapong

'Management of Functional MR'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Masashi Komeda

'Different Surgical Approaches for Functional Mitral Regurgitation in Heart Failure'

  • Invited Speaker: Ms Tee Hui Leng

'Support Your P3 Remodel Like Never Before'

Conrad Centennial Singapore
7 August College of Surgeons Dinner & Lecture
  • 4th College of Surgeons Lectureship
  • 14th Yahya Cohen Memorial Lectureship
  • College of Surgeons Gold Medal Award 2009
Traders Hotel, Singapore
12 October

Cardiothoracic Surgery Update Session 8 - Innovation in Valve Surgery

(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: A/Prof Jian Ye

'Transcatheter AVR - A New Treatment Paradigm?'

Singapore General Hospital

 

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

2 November

Cardiac Dinner Symposium 2009 - Cardiac Dance - A Combination of Science and Art in Technology

(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Gerald Buckberg

'Cardiac Dance/The Spirals of Life - An Integration of Art and Science with Cardiac Formation, Congestive Heart Failure and Its Correction'

Min Jiang @ Goodwood Park Hotel
6 - 8 November

International Scientific Conference

(organised by Masterskill University College of Health Sciences)

  • Theme: 'Recent Trends and Future Perspectives Towards the Protection of Health'
First World Hotel, Genting Highlands, Malaysia
20 - 21 November

4th Asian Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialty Update Course

(organised by the National University Heart Centre, Singapore, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Clinical Research Centre (MD11), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
2 December

Cardiothoracic Surgery Breakfast Talk & Aortic Valve Replacement Workshop

(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Ravi Pillai

'Novel Method of Aortic Valve Replacement - ATS 3F Aortic Bioprosthesis Tissue Valve'

Innoheart Pte Ltd
6 - 9 December 65th Annual Clinical Congress of the Philippine College of Surgeons SMX Convention Centre, Pasay City, Philippines

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2008
Date Event Venue

11 January

 

Cardiothoracic Surgery Update Session 2 - Cardiac Surgery Updates
(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)
  • Invited Speaker: Dr Lim See Lim

'Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Eugene Sim

'Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Failure'

National Heart Centre Singapore

 

 

18 January

Glaucoma Symposium - Moving Pressure

(organised by the Chapter of Ophthalmologists and Singapore Society of Ophthalmology (SSO))

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Harvey Dubiner

'Advance in Glaucoma Management'

  • Invited Speaker: A/Prof Aung Tin

'Efficacy & Safety of a Systemic Switch from Latanoprost to Travaprost in Patients with Glaucoma'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Steve Seah

'Strategies in the Management of Glaucoma'

The Regent Singapore

26 January - 

1 February

HMDP Visiting Expert in Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (Cranofacial Surgery)

(organised by the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, KK Women's & Children's Hospital)

(supported by the Chapter of Plastic Surgeons)

  • Visiting Expert: Prof Eric J. Arnaud
KK Women's & Children's Hospital
30 January

Inaugural Chapter of Hand Surgeons Dinner Lecture

  • Invited Speaker: A/Prof Tu Yuan-Kun

'Complex Forearm and Elbow Fracture'

Orchard Parade Hotel
1 - 2 February

17th Annual Hand Review Course and Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery

  • Invited International Speaker: Prof Tu Yuan-Kun
Advanced Surgery Training Centre, National University Hospital
3 March

HMDP Visiting Expert in Pediatric Surgical Oncology

(organised by the Department of Paediatric Surgery, KK Women's & Children's Hospital)

(supported by the Chapter of Paediatric Surgeons)

  • Visiting Expert: Dr Stephen J Shochat

'Pediatric Surgical Oncology: The Challenge'

Auditorium, KK Women's & Children's Hospital
3 - 7 March

HMDP Visiting Expert in General Surgery

(organised by Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital)

(supported by the Chapter of General Surgeons)

  • Visiting Expert: Dr Jeffrey W. Milsom
 
5 March International Conference on Surgical Education and Training of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Melbourne, Australia
13 - 16 March

16th Annual Meeting of the Asian Society for Cardiovascular Surgery

(organised by Singapore Cardiac Society)

Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore
17 - 23 March Pacific Regional Meeting of the International College of Surgeons and the North Australian Surgeons James Cook University, Queensland, Australia
19 - 22 March 11th Congress of the Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons & Annual Scientific Meeting of the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia Magellan Sutera, Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
5 April

1st Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Symposium

(organised by National Neuroscience Institute)

(supported by the Chapter of Neurosurgeons and Clinical Neuroscience Society Singapore)

Exhibition Hall (B1), National Neuroscience Institute
18 April

OCT Symposium - What Lies Beneath?

(organised by the Chapter of Ophthalmologists and Singapore Society of Ophthalmology (SSO))

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Adrian Koh

'The Role of OCT in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Retinal Diseases'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Nikolle Tan

'High Definition (HD) OCT - Beyond Standard Time-Domain OCT'

Gleneagles Hospital
2 May

Cardiothoracic Surgery Update Session 3 - Lung Cancer Updates
(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Tay Miah Hiang

'Adjuvant Therapy for Lung Cancer'

  • Invited Speaker: A/Prof Koong Heng Nung

'Surgery for Lung Cancer'

National Heart Centre Singapore
12 - 16 May Conjoint Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
24 - 25 May

1st Malaysia-Singapore Combined Breast Surgeons Meeting 2008

(supported by the Chapter of General Surgeons, Malaysian Oncological Society and the College of Surgeons, Malaysia)

Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11 - 13 June 33rd Annual Scientific Congress of the Japanese College of Surgeons Tokyo Bay Hotel Tokyu, Chiba, Japan
23 June

CME Talk - Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: Pathways & Precursors

(organised by the Chapter of Pathologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore and the Chapter of General Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Jennifer L. Hunt
Pathology Lecture Theatre, Singapore General Hospital
25 - 28 June

Exit Examination Preparatory Course 2008 for Advanced Surgical Trainees (ASTs) in General Surgery
(organised by the Chapter of General Surgeons)

National University Hospital

 

Singapore General Hospital

 

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

11 July

3rd Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Dinner Lecture

(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Taweesak Chotivatanapong

'Valve Repair or Replacement: The Thai Experience'

Xi Yan Restaurant
12 July

Cardiothoracic Surgery Update Session 4 - Mitral Valve Surgery Updates
(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Taweesak Chotivatanapong

'Techniques in Mitral Valve Reconstruction'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Saw Huat Seong

'Indications & Decision-Making in Mitral Valve Surgery'

 
17 - 20 July 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand Royal Cliff Beach Resort, Pattaya, Thailand

31 July - 

3 August

42nd Malaysia-Singapore Congress of Medicine

(organised by the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia)

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
22 - 24 August

24th Singapore-Malaysia Joint Meeting in Ophthalmology - Current Trends in Ophthalmology

(organised by Singapore Society of Ophthalmlogy (SSO), the Chapter of Ophthalmologists and the Malaysian Medical Association Ophthalmological Society)

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore
5 September

Inaugural Chapter of Neurosurgeons Dinner Lecture

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Ross Bullock

'Rationale and Strategies for Enhancing Oxygen Delivery to the Injured Brain'

Da Paolo Bistro Bar
19 September

College of Surgeons Dinner & Lecture 

(Master-of-Ceremony: Dr Ivor Lim)

  • 3rd College of Surgeons Lectureship
  • 13th Yahya Cohen Memorial Lectureship
  • College of Surgeons Gold Medal Award 2008
The Regent Singapore
11 October

Cardiothoracic Surgery Update Session 5 - Surgery of the Aorta
(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Victor Chao

'Imaging of Aortic Disease & Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Kenny Sin

'Open Surgery of the Aorta & Organ Protection'

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Uwe Klima

'Elephant Trunks, Innovations & Complications in Aortic Surgery'

  • Invited Speaker: A/Prof Peter Robless

'Endovascular Solutions, Hybrids & the Future'

National University Hospital
12 - 16 October 94th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons  Moscone Convention Centre, San Francisco, California, USA
17 - 18 October

2nd Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer Workshop

(organised by Breast Unit, KK Women's & Children's Hospital)

KK Women's & Children's Hospital
14 November

Chapter of Orthopaedic Surgeons Symposium - Specialist Training & Accreditation

(in conjunction with the 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA) and the Chapter of Orthopaedic Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Lau Hong Choon

'The Ministry's Perspective of the Role of the Singapore Medical Council and Singapore Accreditation Board'

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Lee Eng Hin

'The Role of the Joint Committee on Specialist Training and Division of Graduate Medical Studies'

  • Invited Speaker: Prof Shamal Das De

'The Role of the Specialist Training Committee'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Tan Kok Chai

'The Role of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore'

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore
27 - 29 November

1st Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Session

(in conjunction with the 4th Asia-Pacific Atrial Fibrillation Symposium of the Singapore Cardiac Society)

Raffles City Convention Centre
7 - 10 December 64th Annual Clinical Congress of the Philippine College of Surgeons EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

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2007
Date Event Venue

2 April

 

Oculoplastic Symposium - Insights into Oculoplastic Surgery

(organised by the Chapter of Ophthalmologists)

  • Invited Speakers: Prof Kim Yoon Duck, Dr Fong Kee Siew, Dr Yip Chee Chew
Lecture Theatre, Gleneagles Hospital
7 - 11 May 76th Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Christchurch, New Zealand
18 - 20 May 1st Asia-Pacific Perforator & Supermicrosurgery Course National University Hospital
1 - 3 June Singapore-Malaysia Meeting for Singapore Society of Ophthalmology The Magellan Sutera, Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
8 - 10 June Annual Scientific Meeting of the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia Hotel Equatorial, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
14 July

2nd Update in Ophthalmology Symposium 2007

(organised by the Chapter of Ophthalmology and Singapore Society of Ophthalmology (SSO))

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore
18 July 2nd Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Dinner Lecture
(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)
  • Invited Speaker: A/Prof Wan Song
'Cardiovascular Surgery in China: A 50-Year Perspective'
National Heart Centre Singapore
20 July

College of Surgeons Dinner & Lecture

  • 2nd College of Surgeons Lectureship
  • 11th & 12th Yahya Cohen Memorial Lectureships
  • Young Surgeon's Award 2007
Raffles City Convention Centre
27 - 30 July 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand & the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Ambassador City Jomtien Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand
9 - 11 August 1st KL International Breast & Colorectal Cancer Congress KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

31 August - 

2 September

9th Singapore Stroke Conference 2007 

(organised by National Neuroscience Institute)

(supported by the Chapter of Neurologists, College of Physicians, Singapore, the Chapter of Neurosurgeons and Clinical Neuroscience Society, Singapore)

DBS Auditorium, DBS Building Tower 1
2 - 4 September

8th International Training Course on Endoscopic & Microscopic Sinus Surgery

(organised by the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Marburg, Germany)

University of Marburg, Germany
13 September

International Symposium on Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)

(organised by National University Hospital)

(supported by Novartis Oncology)

  • Invited Speakers: Prof Peter W. T. Pisters and Prof Christopher Corless
Advanced Surgical Training Centre (ASTC), National University Hospital
18 - 21 September

AAFPRS Fall Meeting 2007

(organised by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS))

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Centre, Washington, D.C., USA
19 - 21 September 2nd Neurosurgical Instructional Course (featuring Virtual Reality) National Neuroscience Institute
21 September

2nd SSO-Novartis Retina Forum

(organised by Singapore Society of Ophthalmology and the Chapter of Ophthalmologists)

(supported by Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd)

Nassim Room, Level 3, The Regent Hotel, Singapore
4 - 5 October

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Workshop

(organised by the Breast Unit, KK Women's & Children's Hospital)

KK Women's & Children's Hospital
6 October

5th KK Breast Seminar

(organised by KK Women's & Children's Hospital)

(supported by AstraZeneca)

Traders Hotel, Singapore
7 - 11 October 93rd Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons Ernest N. Morial Convention Centre, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
13 - 15 October

2nd Annual Training Course on Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)

(organised by the University of Nairobi and Karen Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya)

Chiroma Campus, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
23 - 27 October Nose & Surroundings 2007 - The Italian Way to Facial Plastic Surgery Rome, Italy
25 - 27 October 3rd International Congress of the Asia-Pacific Hernia Society Suntec International Exhibition and Convention Centre
9 - 11 November Conference of Aesthetic Medicine, Singapore Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore
10 - 13 November

NUH-NUS International Colorectal Symposium 2007

(organised by the Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, National University Hospital)

(endorsed by the Society of Colorectal Surgeons of Singapore (SCRS))

  • Invited Speakers: Prof Kim Jun-Gi and Prof Wang Hwei-Ming

Raffles City Convention Centre

 

National University Hospital

16 - 18 November

5th ABDA-BSS Update Conference

(organised by the Health Promotion Board (Breast Screen Singapore) and the Asian Breast Diseases Association (ABDA))

Ballroom, Orchard Hotel, Singapore
2 - 5 December 63rd Annual Clinical Congress of the Philippine College of Surgeons EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
4 - 8 December

Asian Australasian Advanced Course in Paediatric Neurosurgery (Second Cycle Part 1)

(organised by National Neuroscience Institute)

(supported by the Chapter of Neurosurgeons, European Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery and the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies)

Nanyang Executive Centre, Nanyang Technological University
14 December

Cardiothoracic Surgery Update Session 1 - Thoracic Surgery Updates: Surgery for End Stage Lung Failure
(organised by the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons)

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Agasthian Thirugnanam

'Lung Volume Reduction Surgery'

  • Invited Speaker: Dr Lim Chong Hee

'Lung Transplantation'

Postgraduate Medical Institute, Singapore General Hospital

21 - 22 December

International Symposium on Retinoblastoma & Pediatric Ophthalmic Tumors

(organised by the National University Hospital Eye Surgery Centre and the Department of Pediatrics, National University Hospital)

Auditorium, Clinical Research Centre, MD11, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

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