23 Nov 2017

NUHS Chief Executive Townhall

Date/Time
23 Nov, Thursday, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Tower A - Clinics, Level 1, Auditorium
Description

All staff are cordially invited to our upcoming Townhall to hear about our new Vision, Mission and Values, and get an update on the Clinical Model of Care.

Organised by
NUHS
24 Nov 2017

Grand Round: Predicting Clinical Outcome in Immune-Mediated Disease

Date/Time
24 Nov - 24 Nov, Friday, 7:10 am - 8:40 am
Venue
NUS, NUHS Tower Block, Level 1, Auditorium
Description

Speaker: Professor Ken Smith, Professor of Medicine & Head, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Toh Chin Chye Professor Molecular Biology and Medicine, NUS

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

Organised by
NUH Medical Education Office
27 Nov 2017

Seminar: Regulation of Cell Division in Disease and Development

Date/Time
27 Nov, Monday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue
NUS, MD7, Seminar Room M9, #02-09
Description

Speaker: Dr Philipp Kaldis, Insitute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), Senior Principal Investigator, Cell Division & Cancer Laboratory (PRK), Singapore

Organised by
Department of Biochemistry
28 Nov 2017

Seminar: Role of Neutrophils in Influenza Virus Pathogenesis

Date/Time
28 Nov, 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
28 Nov 2017

Workshop: Stories in Clinical Medicine

Date/Time
28 Nov, Tuesday, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue
NUS, Clinical Research Centre (MD11), Level 1, Auditorium
Description

Speaker: Dr Martha Montello, Lecturer, Center for Bioethics, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School & Director, Medical Writing Centre, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City

Asian Bioethics Review is pleased to partner with the Singapore Nursing Journal in presenting this workshop on the use of narratives for ethical reflection and teaching. Competence in hearing, understanding and telling stories is fundamental to the ethical practice of medicine. This workshop will show how narrative methods are used to learn ethics in clinical medicine. Participants will read and discuss short literary narratives and poetry, learning new ways to recognise, evaluate and resolve common moral problems in clinical practice. Participants will also have an opportunity to enhance their narrative competence with reflective writing that focuses on the relevance of emotions, culture, values and life histories to ethical patient care.

Registration is free. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP by 21 Nov 2017.

Organised by
Centre for Biomedical Ethics
30 Nov 2017

Seminar: The Role of Chronic Inflammation in Eurodegeneration - Lessons from Multiple Sclerosis Research

Date/Time
30 Nov, Thursday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue
NUS, MD3, Level 2, Lecture Theatre, #02-01
Description

Speaker: Professor Richard Reynolds, Deputy Head, Brain Sciences, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, London, England, Visiting Professor, Lee Kong Chian Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Neuroinflammation is suggested to play a pivotal role in many neurodegenerative conditions and it is suggested that chronic activation of microglia could be responsible for neurotoxicity. However, there is little definitive evidence in vivo for this deleterious role of microglia. Our studies in multiple sclerosis have shown that elevated levels of proinflammatory molecules in the CSF of the subarachnoid space overlying the cerebral cortical grey matter are associated with demyelination, microglial activation and neuronal loss. Protein and gene profiling have suggested that TNF and interferon-gamma may play a major role in this pathology. We have now modelled this scenario in the rat cortex using lentiviral delivery of proinflammatory cytokine genes into the meninges. Elevated levels of cytokines in the CSF in this model leads to chronic activation of microglia, but neurodegeneration is very dependent on the nature of the initial stimulus that activates the microglia. This talk with summarise the human tissue studies and the development of this new animal model of chronic microglial activation and neurodegeneration.

Organised by
Department of Pharmacology
30 Nov 2017

Talk: Medicine in Literature, Art & Music

Date/Time
30 Nov, Thursday, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue
NUS, NUHS Tower Block, Level 9, T09-03/04
Description

Speaker: Professor Kua Ee Heok, Tan Geok Yin Professor of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine, NUHS

Join us as Prof Kua discusses notable works in literature and the arts, with respect to the psychiatric issues they bring to light. Prof Kua will also be speaking on his non-fiction novel, Listening to Letter from America, the first Singaporean novel used in Harvard University for an Anthropology course.

Organised by
Department of Psychological Medicine