LIM Shih Hui

Master (2012-2016)
Academy of Medicine, Singapore



30 April 2016


Dear Fellow Academicians


1. Induction Comitia 2016, 23 April


The Academy enjoyed yet another successful Induction Comitia at the NUHS Tower Block Auditorium on Saturday, 23 April 2016, where 78 inductees were conferred as Fellows while another 26 graduates of the Staff Registrar Scheme (SRS) Diplomas received their certificates.

In his address, Guest-of-Honour Mr Chee Hong Tat, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Health, Singapore, shared his thoughts on the changing landscape of Singapore’s healthcare and the need to focus on three shifts which underpin the Ministry’s efforts to change the models of care.  They include moving beyond hospitals to the community, beyond quality to value, and beyond healthcare to health.


In my speech, I highlighted that Continuing Professional Development of doctors goes beyond learning specialty-specific knowledge and technical aspects of medicine.  There is a need for all us to broaden human qualities and skills, in addition to clinical competencies, in complex or difficult circumstances which form the foundation of professional practice.  With the formation of the Deanery and Office of Professional Affairs within the Academy, we will continue to work with the Ministry and the three medical schools to help our Fellows develop and enhance these generic and universal professional capabilities so as to effectively deal with the complexity, uncertainty and challenge of contemporary medical practice.




“Through the Deanery, there will be a better administrative structure and a higher commitment to manage the education of medical and dental clinicians, postgraduate training and develop a strong group of Clinician Educators.”                                                                      

 Excerpt from Mr Chee’s speech

Mr Chee also welcomed the reorganisation of the Academy and the formation of the Office of Professional Affairs that oversees professionalism, ethics and medical experts as well as the AMS Deanery, an academic and administrative arm to strategise and coordinate education-related programmes across the Academy.  In addition, he applauded the leadership of the Academy for being forward-looking and visionary in raising the standards of the profession.



That afternoon also saw the presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to faculty members of the Master of Health Professions Education - Singapore (MHPE-S).



2. 12th ISUOG Outreach Course in conjunction with 7th Scientific Congress of the College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, 8 - 10 April


The College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Singapore, held the 12th International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG) Outreach course, in conjunction with the 7th Scientific Congress of the College from 8 to 10 April.


In addition to providing updates on the latest developments in obstetrics and gynaecology, the course also offered training to doctors and trainees from the regions who do not have access to similar international outreach courses held in other parts of the world.

The event, held at Academia@SingHealth, was attended by 235 participants comprising obstetricians and gynaecologists, paediatricians, radiologists, general practitioners, nurses and paramedical staff from both the public and private sectors.


3. 3rd MEDLAB Asia Pacific 2016, 22 - 24 March 


In partnership with Informa Life Sciences, the Academy once again spearheaded the scientific programme for the 3rd MEDLAB Asia Pacific 2016.  Held from 22 to 24 March 2016 at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, MEDLAB Asia Pacific 2016 is one of the largest laboratory events in Asia.  The event featured nine CME accredited conferences and was attended by approximately 1,000 delegates with strong regional representation.

The MEDLAB series covers all disciplines in laboratory medicine and provides a unique platform for the industry’s multi-level professionals to meet under one roof.


4. Medical Expert Witness Training Course, 19 March and 9 April 


In my last message, I reported that the Academy, in collaboration with the Law Society of Singapore, Singapore Medical Association and State Courts of Singapore, would be organising a two-day Medical Expert Witness Training course on 19 March and 9 April at the Academia@SingHealth and State Courts respectively. The course was fully subscribed with 63 participants at the first session and 60 participants at the second session.

The objective of the programme is to equip the local medical practitioners with the legal knowledge and skills to write medical expert reports and give oral expert evidence in proceedings before the Singapore courts.  Participants also had the opportunity to be coached directly by judges and lawyers present at the course, in giving oral evidence in court.


Last but not least, please mark these dates in your calendar and join us for these upcoming events:-

38th Annual General Meeting on 11 June 2016 at the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

8th Medicine Review Course on 23-24 July 2016 at the Academia@SingHealth.

50th Malaysia-Singapore Congress of Medicine and 3rd AMM-AMS-HKAM Tripartite Congress incorporating the 1st Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting on 19-21 August 2016 at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia




Best Wishes

Dr Lim Shih Hui


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