22 Aug 2017

NUHS Clinician Scientist Programme-Residency (NCSP-R) Grant Call

Date/Time
22 Aug, Tuesday, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Venue
NUS, NUHS Tower Block, Level 1, Staff Lounge
Description

The objective of this programme is to nurture promising young clinicians by supporting them with seed funding and training funds to embark on their research. We encourage applicants to use this funding to conduct a pilot experiment/project, the result of which can be used to increase the chances of clinching external competitive grants including the NMRC New Investigator Grant, Transition Award and eventually the Clinician Scientist Award.

Organised by
Clinician Scientist Unit (CSU)
22 Aug 2017

Seminar: The role of IL-25 in mediating protective immunity against T. spiralis infection

Date/Time
22 Aug, Tuesday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue
Description

Speaker: Dr Pornpimon Angkasekwinai, Department of Medical Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand

Organised by
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
23 Aug 2017

Innovations in Medicine Lecture: The Hand of God

Date/Time
23 Aug, Wednesday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Venue
Description

Speaker: Professor Peter H Abrahams, Visiting Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Prof "Emeritus" Clinical Anatomy, Warwick Medical School, Life Fellow-Girton College, Cambridge & Professor, St. George's University

This lecture is not only about football and about how not to play it, but is a wide-ranging lecture on the development and physical anthropology of the hand which led to humans' command of music, computers and art. The lecture covers detailed surgical anatomy of the hand but also puts it into an artistic perspective from Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Durer and Michelangelo, through to Mariotti's painted hands. Various ideas on the hand as "eyes" and the changing perspective throughout the ages from the 35,000-year-old Chauvet cave paintings to finger prints for forensics will all be discussed. The final section wil be some challenging case presentations in clinical medicine related to hand injuries and physical signs in medicine. Whether you are a medical student, orthopaedic surgeon or consultant in medicine, this lecture promises to challenge your medical and artist knowledge to the full!

Organised by
NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
24 Aug 2017

Singapore International Infectious Disease Conference (SIIDC)

Date/Time
24 Aug - 26 Aug, Thursday
Venue
Description

Themed "Changing Paradigms in Infectious Diseases", SIIDC 2017 will bring together a plethora of knowledge of clinical and scientific topics from zoonotic to vector-borne diseases, respiratory infections, current and emerging pathogens, and innovation in research and development of infectious diseases. The conference aims to address current gaps, new challenges, and research breakthroughs through a compelling line-up of presentations from renowned and leading speakers in their fields.

Organised by
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
25 Aug 2017

Grand Round: Stem Cells for Regenerative Medicine - Hope or Hype

Date/Time
25 Aug - 25 Aug, Friday, 7:10 am - 8:40 am
Venue
NUS, NUHS Tower Block, Level 1, Auditorium
Description

Speaker: Professor Mammen Chandy, Consultant Haematologist, Director, Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata, India

There are different types of stem cells but they all have two unique properties: they are capable of indefinite division (immortal!) and are capable of differentiation into various types of mature end cells. The biologic basis of stemness is now better understood with the production of induced pluripotent stem cells (IPS) challenging the dogma that differentiation is a one way process. The potential applications of stem cells in regenerative medicine will be discussed knowing that moving technology from the research lab to the clinic can be challenging.

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

Organised by
NUH Medical Education Office
26 Aug 2017

6th Wong Hock Boon Paediatric Masterclass

Date/Time
26 Aug - 27 Aug, Saturday
Venue
NUS, NUHS Tower Block
Description

This year’s Wong Hock Boon professors - invited speakers of international standing - are from the disciplines of Haematology, Gastroenterology & Endocrinology. They are: Professor Mammen Chandy, Director of Tata Medical Centre, Professor Anil Dhawan, Director of Paediatric Liver GI and Nutrition Center, King's College Hospital & Professor Stephen Rosenthal, Director of Paediatric Endocrinology Clinics & Director of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center, UCSF Benioff’s Children’s Hospital.

Organised by
Department of Paediatrics
29 Aug 2017

NUHS-Fred Hutch Symposium - Population Health Impact on Chronic Diseases

Date/Time
29 Aug, Tuesday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue
Description

"Cohort Studies, Chronic Disease Screening and Prevention" Speakers: Dr Garnet Anderson, Senior Vice President & Director, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch & Associate Professor Rob Martinus van Dam, Domain Leader, Epidemiology Domain, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS

"Health Economics" Speakers: Dr Lotte Steuten, Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR), Fred Hutch, Associate Professor Joanne Yoong, Director, Centre for Health Sciences & Policy Research, NUHS & Assistant Professor Wee Hwee Lin, Department of Science, NUS Faculty of Science / Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS

"Nutrition and Impact on Chronic Diseases" Speakers: Dr Johanna Lampe, Interim Programme Head, Cancer Prevention Programme, Fred Hutch & Dr Sumanto Haldar, Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR

"Cancer Epidemiology and Molecular Epidemiology" Speakers: Dr Ulrike Peters, Cancer Prevention Programme, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch & Associate Professor Mikael Hartman, Programme Leader, Breast Cancer Prevention Programme, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS, Senior Consultant, Department of Surgery, NUH

Organised by
NUHS, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) & Fred Hutch