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NHG-NTU/LKCMedicine Research Seminars

The National Healthcare Group (NHG) and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) jointly organise a series of bimonthly Thematic Research Seminars - The NHG-NTU/LKCMedicine Research Seminars.


At these seminars, we hope to demonstrate the relevance and potential integration of basic and translational scientific research by both institutions into the clinical settings and introduce the new medical school to the healthcare and scientific community in Singapore through presentation by Clinician-Scientists of NHG and the Faculty Members of LKCMedicine.


The themes featured in this series are – Metabolic and Vascular Diseases, Infection and Immunity, Population Health, Neuroscience and Mental Health and Dermatology and Skin Biology. 


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Introductory Session


At this introductory session, the Directors of Research of NHG Institutions and Research Faculty Members of LKCMedicine provided the overviews of research conducted in NHG and LKCMedicine, respectively.


An introduction to the research conducted by the different NHG institutions were presented respectively by Dr Leong Khai Pang (Clinical Director, Clinical Research and Innovation, Tan Tock Seng Hospital), Dr Tang Wern Ee (Director, Research, NHG Polyclinics), A/Prof Chong Siow Ann (Chairman, Medical Board (Research), Institute of Mental Health), and Dr Mark Tang (Director, Research, National Skin Centre).


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29 November 2013


Metabolic/Vascular Diseases


With the increased precedence of metabolic diseases such as Diabetes, research leading to improved clinical care in this area has been a key research focus for both institutions.


At this seminar, Clinician-Scientists from NHG and Research Faculty Members from LKCMedicine shared about their research on metabolic and vascular diseases. 


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5 March 2014


Infection and Immunity


The emergence of new pathogens such as SARS, Nipah Virus, Ebolavirus and the more recent MERS has brought about an increased interest and attention towards research in Infectious Diseases. Infection and Immunity is a key research focus area for both NHG and LKCMedicine.


The three NHG speakers who presented were Professor Leo Yee Sin (Director, Institute of Infectious Disease & Epidemiology (IIDE), Clinical Director, Communicable Disease Centre (CDC) and Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, TTSH), Dr Ng Oon Tek (Consultant, Institute of Infectious Disease & Epidemiology (IIDE), TTSH) and Dr Ding Ying (Coordinator of Singapore ID Clinical Research Network (SCRN) and Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Infectious Diseases & Epidemiology (IIDE), TTSH). 


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21 May 2014


Population Health


Population Health is often defined as the health outcomes of a group of individuals and includes the distribution of the health outcomes within the group of individuals. The groups are commonly referred to large population such as the whole nation or ethnic community. In this seminar on “Population Health”, six speakers – three from National Healthcare Group (NHG) and three from Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine).


The three speakers from NHG were Ms Tan Woan Shin (Principal Research Analyst, Health Services and Outcomes Research (HSOR), NHG), Dr Mythily Subramaniam (Director of Research, Institute of Mental Health (IMH)), and Dr Sun Yan (Medical Informatics and Biostatistics Specialist, Health Services and Outcomes Research (HSOR), NHG). 


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15 August 2014


Neuroscience and Mental Health


With the increasing prevalence of mental disorders such like Dementia and Alzheimer Disease in Singapore, there is an urgent need to improve the understanding and treatment for such disorders.


The theme for this installment of NHG-NTU/LKCMedicine Research Seminar was “Neuroscience and Mental Health”. There were a total of four speakers.


The two speakers from NHG were Adj A/Prof Daniel Fung (Chairman, Medical Board, Institute of Mental Health) and Adj A/Prof Sim Kang (Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Deputy Chief, Department of General Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health).


The two speakers from LKCMedicine were Prof Dean Nizetic (Professor of Molecular Biology, LKCMedicine, NTU) and A/Prof Tan Hao Yang (Visiting Associate Professor, LKCMedicine, NTU). 


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13 November 2014


Rehabilitative and Regenerative Medicine


Rehabilitative Medicine focuses on the enhancement and restoration of functional ability so as to improve the quality of life to patients with physical impairments or disabilities. For Regenerative Medicine it focuses on the replacement or regeneration of human cells, tissues or organs, to restore or to establish normal function.


In this seminar, we have invited three speakers to share on their work on Rehabilitative and/or Regenerative Medicine. The three speakers were Dr Chan Kay Fei (Senior Consultant, Rehabilitation Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital), A/Prof Chew Sing Yian (Associate Professor, School of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University) and Mr Wee Seng Kwee (Principal Physiotherapist, Rehabilitation Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital). 


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5 February 2015


Metabolic Diseases


In this installment of NHG-NTU/LKCMedicine Research Seminar we revisited the theme “Metabolic Diseases”.


There were a total of 4 speakers - 2 each from NHG and LKCMedicine. They were Dr Daniel Chew (Head of Department and Senior Consultant, Endocrinology Department & Director Clinical Research, Clinical Research and Innovation Office (CRIO), Tan Tock Seng Hospital), Adj A/Prof Melvin Leow (Senior Consultant, Endocrinology Department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital), A/Prof Fabian Lim (Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology,  Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU) and Asst Prof Yusuf Ali (Assistant Professor of Metabolic Disease​, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU).


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15 April 2015