19 Oct 2018

Grand Round: Perinatal Depression - Consequences for Mother and Child

Date/Time
19 Oct, Friday, 7:10 am - 8:30 am
Venue
NUS, NUHS Tower Block, Level 1, Auditorium
Description

Speaker: Professor Inger Sundstrom Poromaa, Visiting Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, NUS Medicine

Materal perinatal depression is a common mental disorder with a prevalence of over 10 percent, associated with long-term health risks for both the mother as well as the offspring. The objective of this presentation is to discuss these health risks, and discuss what can be done to prevent or treat a depressive episode that occurs during pregnancy or after delivery. The presentation will also include recent data on risks and/or benefits of antidepressant drug treatment during pregnancy.

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

Organised by
NUH Medical Education Office
25 Oct 2018

Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress

Date/Time
25 Oct - 27 Oct, Thursday - Saturday
Venue
Description

This year’s theme of “Back to Basics; Adding Years of Healthy Life” celebrates the progress we have made so far; it serves as a reminder to re-align our future goals for the betterment of healthcare, while never losing sight of the foundation and goal of how we all began. The Organising Committee has specially invited a line-up of renowned and prominent local and overseas experts to share their expertise and vast experience on various healthcare topics. Look out for the SHBC 2018 Scientific Competition, a staple for the congress and highly anticipated by respected abstract submitters. Take a breather in between tracks and drop by the exhibition booths curated exclusively to the delegates’ interests, or pop by the Freemium sessions for refreshing talks outside of the main programme.

Organised by
National Healthcare Group (NHG)
25 Oct 2018

Medical Sciences Cluster (MSC) Infectious Disease Symposium

Date/Time
25 Oct, Thursday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Clinical Research Centre (MD11), Level 1, Auditorium
Description

This inagural symposium aims to bring together clinicians, researchers, public health experts and clinician scientists to discuss current and upcoming challenges faced in the field of infectious disease. This includes a full day of talks, panel discussion and networking opportunities.

Organised by
Medical Sciences Cluster (MSC)
29 Oct 2018

Seminar: Bioengineering with Thermostable Exoshells

Date/Time
29 Oct, Monday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue
Description

Speaker: Consultant, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS, Assistant Professor Chester Lee Drum, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS

Organised by
Department of Biochemistry
30 Oct 2018

CENTRES 8th International Clinical Ethics Conference

Date/Time
30 Oct - 31 Oct, Tuesday - Wednesday
Venue
Description

The 8th Clinical Ethics Conference — Mental Health: Challenges in Clinical Ethics is a collaboration between the mental health clinicians from various local institutions and CENTRES and aims to train clinical ethics committee (CEC) members, CEC administrators, and healthcare practitioners working with vulnerable populations on best practices and processes in clinical ethics. The Conference will be a platform where participants can discuss, share, and learn from one another on the challenges of caring for individuals with mental health issues, focusing on mental capacity assessment and autonomy, confidentiality and duty to report and vulnerable populations and their rights.

This conference will explore ways in which CEC members and administrators, healthcare practitioners, and other stakeholders could ensure adequate protections for vulnerable populations (the elderly, children and mental health), balancing their right to decide with duty of care.

Organised by
Clinical Ethics Network + Research Ethics Support (CENTRES) & NUS Centre for Biomedical Ethics
30 Oct 2018

Seminar: Platelet Activation and Formation of Neutrophil-Platelet Aggregates in Influenza Pneumonia

Date/Time
30 Oct, Tuesday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue
NUS, MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room
Description

Speaker: Dr Narasaraju Teluguakula, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Physiological Sciences, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University – Stillwater

Organised by
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
30 Oct 2018

Pitch for Funds' Round Presentation

Date/Time
30 Oct, Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue
NUS, NUHS Tower Block, Level 1, Staff Lounge
Description

The 'Pitch for Funds' rounds seek to promote cross-disciplinary research and provide an informal platform for clinicians and scientists with similar research interests to interact on an informal basis. Junior clinicians are encouraged to participate in scientific research through this combination of informal discussion with the opportunity to pitch for small project funding.

Organised by
Clinician Scientist Unit (CSU)