12 Jul 2017

Oon Chiew Seng Lecture: The Experience of Aging - What to Expect, How to Prepare, Making the Most of our Later Years

Date/Time
12 Jul, Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue
NUS, NUHS Tower Block, Level 1, Auditorium
Description

Speaker: Professor Lewis A. Lipsitz, MD, Director, Institute for Aging Research & Chief Academic Officer, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

As a result of improvements in sanitation, nutrition, maternal and child health, medical care, antibiotics and vaccines for infectious disease, the world’s population is rapidly aging. In America, approximately 10,000 people are turning 70 every day. This unprecedented demographic shift is presenting enormous global social, economic, political, and health care challenges that will require advances in research, training, and policy to adequately address. Major medical issues in older adults include memory loss, impaired mobility, falls, pain, disability, and frailty, most of which are neglected in medical training and poorly understood by medical providers. Fortunately, many of these conditions are preventable through life-style changes, smoking cessation, a Mediterranean diet, physical and mental exercise, social engagement, and the control of hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors. This lecture will review what we can expect as we experience the aging process and how we can remain healthy and productive in our later years.

Organised by
Dean's Office, Academic Affairs & Administration
13 Jul 2017

Workshop: SHARE Workshop, Drug Discovery, Past and Future

Date/Time
13 Jul - 14 Jul, Thursday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Centre for Life Sciences (CeLS), Level 1, Auditorium
Description

Plenary Speakers:

• Professor Tony HUNTER, Salk Institute

• Professor KIM Sung Hoon, Medicinal Bioconvergence Research Center Biocon)

• Professor Alex LEVITZKI, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

• Professor Alex MATTER, Experimental Therapeutics Centre, A*STAR

• Professor Rony SEGER, Weizmann Institute of Science

Organised by
CREATE, SHARE & Department of Microbiology and Immunology
14 Jul 2017

Oon Chiew Seng Lecture: Abnormal Blood Pressure Regulation and its Consequences in Elderly People

Date/Time
14 Jul, Friday, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Venue
NUS, NUHS Tower Block, Level 1, Auditorium
Description

Speaker: Professor Lewis A. Lipsitz, MD, Director, Institute for Aging Research & Chief Academic Officer, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

The process of human aging is associated with several abnormalities in blood pressure regulation that impair an older person’s ability to adapt to the hypotensive stresses of daily life. These include activities such as standing up, eating a meal, or taking blood-pressure lowering medications, all of which reduce cardiac preload. In the cardiovascular system these abnormalities include reduced cardioacceleration, vasoconstriction, diastolic filling, and cardiac output in response to preload reduction.  The kidneys also lose some of their ability to conserve salt and water, leading to volume contraction and hypotension when fluid intake is limited. Hypertension compounds the effects of aging by further impairing these blood pressure regulatory mechanisms. Paradoxically, elderly people with hypertension are the most vulnerable to hypotension. Periods of hypotension may lead to ischemic injury in watershed regions of the brain, resulting in executive cognitive dysfunction, slow walking speed, and falls. Fortunately, the judicious treatment of hypertension can improve blood pressure regulatory mechanisms and may prevent some of these consequences.

Lunch will be provided.

Organised by
Dean's Office, Academic Affairs & Administration
17 Jul 2017

International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) Singapore

Date/Time
17 Jul - 21 Jul, Monday
Venue
Description

With more than 100 International and regional speakers, IUMS 2017 Singapore is the largest microbiology congress in the region. It will highlight the future direction of microbiology for the next decade and will provide excellent opportunities to foster scientific development. It incorporates the 15th International Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology, the 15th International Congress of Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbiology and the 17th International Congress of Virology.

Organised by
International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) & Singapore Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology (SSMB)
17 Jul 2017

Workshop: Advanced PowerPoint - The Master Class

Date/Time
17 Jul, Monday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Tahir Foundation Building (MD1), Computer Lab
Description

This course teaches PowerPoint mastery for medical and life science communication. While PowerPoint is widely known, it is also widely underused and misused, leading to text-heavy, visually  complex,  and  bullet-filled presentations.  These problems generally stem from a lack of knowledge on how to present complex or dynamic data. The course will cover advanced PowerPoint features such as information overlay, animated chart, motion path, figure redraw with Bezier tool, synchronization of image with video, as well as the use of third party (free) software to allow detailed image manipulation and presentation. 

For enquiries, please contact Ms Jap Ren Fang at 67723817 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Organised by
NUHS Medical Publications Support Unit (PSU)
19 Jul 2017

Singapore Gastric Cancer Consortium's 10th Annual Scientific Meeting

Date/Time
19 Jul - 20 Jul, Wednesday
Venue
NUS, NUHS Tower Block, Level 1, Auditorium
Description

The theme for this year's conference is Latest Advances in Gastric Cancer Research: Basic Science, Prevention and Therapeutics. The aim of this conference is to bring together clinician scientists, cell and molecular biologists, gastroenterologists, GI surgeons and gastric oncologists to discuss the latest developments in gastric cancer research. We aim for this to be a focused discussion on research directions and collaborations. This year, a pre-congress advanced laporoscopic workshop on upper gastrointestinal surgery led by Professor Jimmy So will also be held on 17-18 July 2017.

Organised by
Singapore Gastric Cancer Consortium
20 Jul 2017

Workshop: Advanced PowerPoint - The Master Class

Date/Time
20 Jul, Thursday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Tahir Foundation Building (MD1), Computer Lab
Description

This course teaches PowerPoint mastery for medical and life science communication. While PowerPoint is widely known, it is also widely underused and misused, leading to text-heavy, visually  complex,  and  bullet-filled presentations.  These problems generally stem from a lack of knowledge on how to present complex or dynamic data. The course will cover advanced PowerPoint features such as information overlay, animated chart, motion path, figure redraw with Bezier tool, synchronization of image with video, as well as the use of third party (free) software to allow detailed image manipulation and presentation. 

For enquiries, please contact Ms Jap Ren Fang at 67723817 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Organised by
NUHS Medical Publications Support Unit (PSU)