27 Jul 2017

Workshop: Basic Life Support (BLS) & Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Date/Time
27 Jul - 29 Jul, Thursday
Venue
NUS, Centre for Translational Medicine (MD6), Level 3, Centre for Healthcare Simulation (CHS)
Description

The BLS Course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. Participants who successfully complete the BLS Course will receive an American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card valid for two years.

The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses and paramedics. To qualify for the PALS Course, all participants are required to attend the BLS. Participants who successfully complete the PALS Course will receive a PALS Provider course Completion Card, valid for two years.

For registration or enquiries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 65161021 / 66011520.

Organised by
Centre for Healthcare Simulation (CHS)
28 Jul 2017

Grand Round: The Evolving Standards of the Doctor's Duty to Advise

Date/Time
28 Jul - 28 Jul, Friday, 7:10 am - 8:40 am
Venue
NUS, NUHS Tower Block, Level 1, Auditorium
Description

Speaker: Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, Supreme Court of Singapore

Earlier this year, the Court of Appeal delivered a landmark decision on medical negligence in the Hii Chii Kok case, which concerned a surgical procedure later alleged to have been unnecessary. The decision retained a physician-centric test with regard to diagnosis and treatment, but laid down a new, patient-centric test with regard to advice. In this talk, the Chief Justice will discuss the content of this new test, explore how it relates to the professional guidelines promulgated by the SMC, and offer some practical observations on the implications of the new test for the practice of physicians on the ground.

Highlights include what must a physician now do to satisfy his or her duty to properly advise a patient, is it necessary and sufficient for a physician to follow the SMC guidelines on advice and disclosure and does the new test create uncertainty, and if so, how can physicians manage it?

Registration & Breakfast at 7.10am, talk begins at 7.40am.

Organised by
NUH Medical Education Office
7 Aug 2017

Graduate Welcome for August 2017 Intake

Date/Time
07 Aug, Monday, 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Venue
NUS, Clinical Research Centre (MD11), Level 1, Auditorium
Description

A welcome orientation session for graduate students admitted for the August 2017 intake.

Organised by
Dean's Office, Research (Graduate Studies)
8 Aug 2017

Flag Day

Date/Time
08 Aug, Tuesday
Venue
Description

An annual event, established more than 50 years ago, whereby freshmen and seniors of NUS Medicine will seek donations from members of the public islandwide.

Organised by
NUS Students' Union
10 Aug 2017

White Coat Ceremony

Date/Time
10 Aug, Thursday, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue
NUS, University Cultural Centre
Description

An annual event which serves to formally induct the incoming batch of freshmen into the medical fraternity, where distinguished guests help freshmen don their very first white coat.

Organised by
Dean's Office, Education (Student Affairs)
12 Aug 2017

Rag Day

Date/Time
12 Aug, Saturday
Venue
NUS, University Town
Description

As a follow-up for Flag Day, Rag Day is a unique, long-standing NUS tradition that is held as a gesture of appreciation by the students to the donors for their generous contributions. The event will see a procession of floats hand-made by students using recycled materials.

Organised by
NUS Students' Union
18 Aug 2017

Seminar: Biosensors for Detection of Bacteria on Microfluidic Systems

Date/Time
18 Aug, Friday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Centre for Translational Medicine (MD6), Level 14, BIGHEART Lounge
Description

Speaker: Professor Gwo-Bin Vincent Lee, Tsing Hua Chair Professor, Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, Institutes of Biomedical Engineering and NanoEngineering and Microsystems, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

This seminar will introduce several research works in my group using integrated microfluidic systems for detection of bacteria. For bacterial detection, we can now answer the following questions: Was it infected by bacteria?, What kind of bacteria caused the infection?, Are bacteria alive or dead?, Are bacteria antibiotic-resistant? and What kind of antibiotics and doses could cure this infection?

Organised by
Biomedical Institute for Global Health Research and Technology (BIGHEART)