This page aims to provide articles, insights, resources, related resource sites, news articles on issues pertaining to COVID-19. New resources and content will be updated regularly.
Please feel free to share the resources with your healthcare professionals and medical researchers.

 

If you have any queries, please email: main@ams.edu.sg

Literature Articles for Healthcare Professionals
Dated Article Title PDF
June 2020 Joint Statement from NCID & Chapter of ID - Interim Treatment Guidelines for COVID-19    *new*
As of 11th February 2020, the World Health Organisation has officially named the disease “COVID-19”. and the causative agent, “SARS-CoV-2”. This guideline provides updated interim evidence-based recommendations on the therapeutic management of patients with COVID-19 in Singapore, from our initial guidance issued on 2 April 2020.
May 2020 Chapter of Pain Medicine Physicians Statement - Pain Procedures During Covid-19 Pandemic    *new*
There is a need to recognize that many patients suffering from pain may deteriorate functionally should pain not be addressed in a timely and appropriate manner. With the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic situation, there is a need to weigh the risks and benefits of performing a pain procedure should the patient require it medically [1]. The general aims should be to alleviate severe pain, avoid significant deterioration of function and avoid unnecessary reliance on opioids or emergency department (ED) visits/ admissions which would increase risk of exposure to COVID.
May 2020 Remote Reporting Guidelines for Home/Offsite Reporting Using a Virtual Desktop Connection during COVID-19 Pandemic    *new*
This guidance represents a temporary relaxation of currently available radiology display and reporting guidance from other professional bodies, both international and local during the COVID-19 global pandemic. It serves to provision for telecommuting in all workplaces in order to curb the transmission of disease locally.
May 2020 Joint Statement from NCID & Chapter of ID - Period of Infectivity to Inform Strategies for De-Isolation for COVID-19 Patients    *new*
This joint paper by the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and the Chapter of Infectious Disease Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, seeks to set out the current understanding of the infectiousness of persons with COVID-19 infection, from epidemiologic, clinical and microbiologic data, and thence to inform de-isolation strategies.
April 2020 Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients in Singapore During COVID-19 Pandemic
The inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, are chronic inflammatory conditions which require long term treatment. There is no current data on whether IBD medications increase the risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2, or its complications. However, the morbidity related to undertreated IBD is important and any measures undertaken to alter the delivery of care to IBD patients should be balanced. It is important to maintain disease control during this pandemic without compromising patient safety.
April 2020 Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients in Singapore During COVID-19 Pandemic (Malay Version)
April 2020 Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients in Singapore During COVID-19 Pandemic (Chinese Version)
April 2020 Chapter of Gastroenterologists Professional Guidance on Risk Mitigation for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy During COVID-19 Pandemic in Singapore
This paper aims to provide professional guidance to practising gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopists for the safe conduct of GI endoscopy procedures during the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and future outbreaks of similar severe respiratory tract infections in Singapore. It draws on the lessons learnt during the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic and available published data concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. It addresses measures before, during and after endoscopy that must be considered for both noninfected and infected patients, and provides recommendations for practical implementation.
April 2020 Summary of Key Actions in Response to COVID-19 by College of Ophthalmologists  
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is now a global pandemic. In Singapore, there are ongoing clusters of community spread. The College of Ophthalmologists, Singapore would like to share guidelines developed in the public healthcare institutions (PHI) clusters on maintaining access to ophthalmic care, whilst protecting staff and patients from the COVID-19 infection.
April 2020 Chapter of Gastroenterologists Professional Guidance for Management of Patients with Liver Disease in Singapore during the COVID-19 Pandemic  
This paper aims to provide professional guidance to clinicians who are managing patients with chronic liver disease during the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Singapore. We reviewed and summarised the available relevant published data on liver disease in COVID-19 and the advisory statements that were issued by major professional bodies, such as the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and European Association for the Study of the Liver, contextualising the recommendations to our local situation.
April 2020 CPD Bulletin: Infectious Disease and COVID-19 Articles
Accelerated by global connectivity, the newly discovered Sars CoV 2 virus has spread like wildfire from what was initially a distant problem in Wuhan to now being responsible for several clusters of community transmission in Singapore.
April 2020 CSS Statement on Surgical Response During COVID-19 Pandemic  
Surgeons and healthcare workers form the foundation of surgical care of our healthcare system. Healthcare workers now face a difficult clinical reality. With the rising risk of community transmission, both patients and surgeons run the risks of contracting the disease. As responsible healthcare workers, it is essential that the surgical community be well prepared for the rapidly evolving situation. We should do our best to reduce viral transmission. We should also look after our health and enhance our ability to care for our patients.
April 2020 Management of Pregnancy and Birth in Women with COVID-19  
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 first identified in Wuhan City, China, in December 2019. This virus which causes illnesses ranging from the common cough to more severe infections in humans is spreading exponentially worldwide. As much is still unknown, current opinions regarding management of COVID-19 positive women in pregnancy may change with the arrival of new knowledge.

 

Advisories for Patients & Public
Dated Article Title PDF
April 2020 Patient Advisory - Guidance on COVID-19 for Rheumatology Patients 
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore and around the world, the Chapter of Rheumatologists, College of Physicians, Singapore, has issued a guidance, to keep patients with autoimmune diseases on immunosuppressive medications safe.
April 2020 Patient Advisory - Guidance on COVID-19 for Rheumatology Patients (Malay Version) 
 
April 2020 Patient Advisory - Guidance on COVID-19 for Rheumatology Patients (Chinese Version) 

 

 

Developed by Colleges and Chapters within AMS & External Organizations.

 

 

 


 

 

 

AMS Footprint in the Media.

Article 1 [Today Online]
Published 6 May 2020

Title: Blood-pressure drugs have neutral impact on Covid-19 patients and should continue to be taken as prescribed



We refer to the Reuters report, “Blood-pressure drugs are in the crosshairs of Covid-19 research” (April 23).
Angiotensin converting enzyme (Ace) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) are classes of medication that are highly effective and are commonly used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. These classes of medication are known to have a long-term protective effect on the heart and kidneys, especially in diabetic patients. Read more at https://www.todayonline.com/voices/blood-pressure-drugs-have-neutral-impact-covid-19-patients-and-should-continue-be-taken

 


Article 2 [Straits Times]
Published 16 February 2020

Title: Coronavirus: MOH team races against time to trace links and stop spread.



The highs and lows in life today for Dr Vernon Lee, 42, are tied closely to whether his team is able to find the source of coronavirus infection in patients who caught the disease locally. Dr Vernon Lee finds it most rewarding at this time when his team's contact tracing prevents further spread of the coronavirus. He adds that encouraging messages from friends also give him strength. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

 


Article 3 [Channel News Asia Insider]
Published 15 February 2020

Title: How wide the spread of COVID-19 might actually be.



 

SINGAPORE: For every person with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it seems that at least three or four others are going to be infected too. That is how contagious the new coronavirus is, and that is a “very conservative” estimate, said Dr Asok Kurup, chairman of the Chapter of Infectious Disease Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. “The numbers are likely to be much more exponential.


 


Article 4 [Straits Times]
Published 5 February 2020

Title: Coronavirus and Sars: How China and S'pore have improved in disease management



While information flow and response capabilities are better now than during Sars in 2003, the evidence so far shows that the coronavirus originating from Wuhan is a formidable foe. Things will get worse before getting better.

 

 

 

Webinars conducted by Colleges & Chapters under AMS.

Webinar [Obstetrics & Gynaecology]
Aired Live On 6 May 2020, Saturday, 6PM - 7PM SGT

Title: Management of Pregnancy and Birth in Women with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)  



Watch Recorded Webinar Here | View Publicity Flyer
Organized By

College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Singapore

Thank you for participating in this webinar.



 


Webinar [Diagnostic Radiology]
Aired Live On 2 May 2020, Saturday, 3PM - 5PM SGT

Title: Rising to the Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic in Asia: Role of Ultrasound Diagnostic Imaging in COVID-19 Crisis for A&E and ICU



Watch Recorded Webinar Here | View Publicity Flyer
Organized By

College of Radiologists, Singapore

Thank you for participating in this webinar!



 


Webinar [Infectious Diseases, Public Health]
Aired Live On 1 May 2020, 2PM SGT

Title: [RE-TELECAST] COVID-19: The Singapore Experience (Part II)



Registration closed | View Publicity Flyer
Organized By

Chapter of Infectious Diseases Physicians, College of Physicians, Singapore

Thank you for participating in this webinar!



 


Webinar [Ophthalmology]
Aired Live On 29 April 2020, Wednesday, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM SGT

Title: COVID-19: Perspectives in Ophthalmology



Watch Recorded Webinar Here | View Publicity Flyer
Organized By

College of Ophthalmologists

Thank you for participating in this webinar.



 


Webinar [Multi-Specialties]
Airing Live On [Postponed] TBC April 2020, 5:30PM SGT

Title: Interactive Dialogue Session with Director of Medical Services, MOH



 View Publicity Flyer
Organized By

Academy of Medicine, Singapore

 Keep a look out via your emails for Fellows & Members of AMS for the live webinar link.



 


Webinar [Infectious Diseases, Public Health]
Aired Live On 25 April 2020, 2PM SGT

Title: COVID-19: The Singapore Experience (Part II)



Registration Closed | View Publicity Flyer
Organized By

Chapter of Infectious Diseases Physicians, College of Physicians, Singapore

Thank you for participating in this webinar!



 


Webinar [Diagnostic Imaging]
Aired Live On 18 April 2020, Saturday, 3PM SGT

Title: Rising to the Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic in Asia: Role of Diagnostic Imaging in COVID-19 Crisis



Watch Recorded Webinar on Youtube | View Publicity Flyer
Organized By

College of Radiologists, Singapore

Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest.



 


Webinar  [Clinical Education]
Airing Live On 16 April 2020, 6PM SGT

Title: Technology Enabled / Enhanced Learning In Medicine (TELMED) Symposium



Registration Closed | View Publicity Flyer
Organized By

College of Clinician Educators

 Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest.



 


Webinar  [Radiation Oncology]
Aired Live On 15 April 2020, 7PM SGT

Title: Radiation Oncology Perspective on COVID-19



View Publicity PosterWatch Recorded Webinar on Youtube
Organized By

Chapter of Radiation Oncologists
College of Radiologists, Singapore

 Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest.



 


Webinar  [Diagnostic Radiology]
Aired Live On 8 April 2020

Title: Diagnostic Radiology & COVID-19



Watch Recorded Webinar on Youtube  
Organized By

Chapter of Diagnostic Radiologists
College of Radiologists, Singapore

Watch the recorded webinar on Youtube here.



 


Webinar  [Interventional Radiology]
Aired Live On 21 March 2020

Title: "Is your Interventional Radiology Service Ready for COVID-19?"



Watch Recorded Webinar on Youtube
Organized By

Chapter of Interventional Radiologists
College of Radiologists, Singapore

 Watch the recorded webinar on Youtube.



 


Webinar  [Infectious Diseases]
Aired Live On: 29 February 2020

Title: COVID-19 - The Singapore Experience



View Publicity Poster
Organized By

Chapter of Infectious Diseases Physicians
College of Physicians, Singapore

 Login to the MMS Member's Portal to access the recorded Webinar



 


 

Back To Top