FEATURE ARTICLE

NUS Dons Produce An International Bestseller


A textbook on Emergency Medicine techniques by two professors at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has become an international bestseller.

 

Titled ‚ÄėGuide to the Essentials in Emergency Medicine‚Äô, the textbook is the work of Drs Shirley Ooi and Peter Manning, both senior doctors at the NUH Emergency Medicine Department (EMD) and also associate professors at the NUS medical school.

 

DEAN'S MESSAGE

 

Dear Readers,

 

February 4 is World Cancer Day. It is commemorated annually in many countries, because cancer remains a global scourge, killing more than 8.2 million people in 2012. These mortalities will rise by about 70% over the next two decades, according to World Health Organization data.


Dismal as the numbers are, there is cause for hope. Scientists a
re discovering and learning more about the nature of the hydra-headed beast, and developing new treatment options.

 

DOSSIER

 

The Asia-Pacific's Biggest Medical Education Conference Returns to Singapore in 2017

 

The Centre for Medical Education (CenMED) hosted the 14th APMEC in January 2017. The APMEC series was initiated in 2003 with the motto, ‚ÄúThink BIG, Start Small, ACT NOW‚ÄĚ. CenMED has built the APMEC series and has progressively developed it to its current status as a major conference in the field of medical education.

 

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Celebrating 30 Years of Family Medicine

 

On February 13, 1987, Family Medicine was given academic recognition by the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

 

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NUHS Becomes New Integrated Health Cluster

 

The National University Health System (NUHS) is merging with Jurong Health Services (JurongHealth) as part of a reorganisation of the public healthcare system in Singapore announced by the Ministry of Health. Six existing regional healthcare systems will be reorganised into three integrated clusters, each with its own network of polyclinics, to better meet Singaporeans’ future healthcare needs.

 

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Cross-cultural Health and Hygiene Education

 

The people of Pekanbaru have relatively little knowledge about nutrition and the importance of proper hygiene practices.

 

With these issues in mind, Project Sukacita wants to address these challenges through programmes and activities that serve to educate the people in this community and also address health concerns of the children.

 

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Harnessing the Power of Class Giving

 

The Dean of NUS Medicine, Associate Professor Yeoh Khay Guan (Class of 1987), is a firm believer in the power and enduring impact of class giving. He initiated the establishment of the MBBS Class of 1987 Bursary and championed the cause among his classmates.

 

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Friends and Students Rally to Honour Leading Surgeon

 

One of Singapore‚Äôs most-respected surgeons, and an inspiring teacher who has trained many of the surgeons in practice in the country was honoured through the establishment of a professorship at NUS Medicine.

 

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SCIENCE OF LIFE

 

Cancer Immunotherapy - Immune System Unplugged: Releasing Cancer's Grip with Checkpoint Inhibitors 

 

Using the body‚Äôs immune system to attack cancer cells has been a focus of intense research for several decades, but recent breakthroughs in the field have moved immunotherapy to the forefront of new cancer treatments. This article about antibodies that release ‚Äúcheckpoints‚ÄĚ in immune cells marks the first in a series about different types of cancer immunotherapy.

 

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IN VIVO

 

The Summit Research Programmes

 

High-calibre investigators leading distinctive, collaborative research programmes that aim to produce new knowledge of diseases, improve clinical practice and train talented researchers. These are the aims of the Summit Research Programmes, says the initiative's advisor, Professor Lee Eng Hin.

 

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North-South Nexus

 

Seventeen years ago, a Vietnamese military doctor arrived to commence postgraduate work at NUS Medicine. Senior Colonel Dr Le Van Dong reflects on his experience.

 

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NUS Dons Produce An International Bestseller

 

A textbook on Emergency Medicine techniques by two professors at NUS Medicine has become an international bestseller.


Titled ‚ÄėGuide to the Essentials in Emergency Medicine‚Äô, the textbook is the work of Drs Shirley Ooi and Peter Manning, both senior doctors at the NUH Emergency Medicine Department (EMD) and also associate professors at the NUS medical school.

 

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PEOPLE OF NUS MEDICINE

 

Walk a Mile in His Shoes

 

You might have caught sight of him, hauling a black cabin bag and striding purposefully through the corridors and hallways of the NUS Medicine campus, moving from the Dean’s Office in the Tower Block to University Hall on Upper Kent Ridge Road and then back again. Mr Krishnan s/o Kumaniar covers the same route twice daily, Mondays to Fridays, in all weather.

 

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INSIGHTS 

 

Battling Cancer

 

A cancer patient shares about her personal struggle to cope with the disease.

 

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Palliative Care? No Thanks

 

Palliative care is often linked with death and dying, and as human beings are naturally death avoidant, they try to steer clear even if they do not know anything about Palliative care. We who work in the field understand it is all about LIVING the best and most meaningful life possible.

 

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ETHICALLY SPEAKING

 

Ethics Revisited: The New Medical Code -
What Has Changed?

 

On January 1, 2017, the latest version of the Singapore Medical Council’s Ethical Code and Ethical Guidelines (2016 ECEG) came into force, and accompanying it is a comprehensive Handbook of Medical Ethics, which is designed to provide more detail on best practice in following the Code and Guidelines.

 

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SCHEDULER

 

FEBRUARY - APRIL

Date
 Event & Venue

 
   
Feb 9
 
Workshop: Grant Writing
Seminar Room T07-03, Level 7, NUHS Tower Block

Feb 21-22

Workshop: Fundamentals
Centre for Healthcare Simulation, Level 3, Centre for Translational Medicine (CeTM), NUS

Feb 24


Workshop: Debriefing
Centre for Healthcare Simulation, Level 3, Centre for Translational Medicine (CeTM), NUS


Lunch Talk: The Role of Interprofessional Education (IPE) in Patient Safety
Seminar Room T08-03/04, Level 8, NUHS Tower Block
Feb 25


Feb 27



Mar 1



Mar 11


Mar 25-26


Mar 28


Mar 31


Arp 4


Apr 5


Apr 6-8


Apr 6


Apr 17-18


Family Medicine 30th Anniversary Dinner Commencement Ceremony

Orchard Hotel

Oon Chiew Seng Distinguished Visitor Programme
Public Lecture: Lifestyle Strategies for Dementia Prevention
Auditorium, Level 1, NUHS Tower Block

Oon Chiew Seng Distinguished Visitor Programme
Lunchtime Scientific Lecture: The Connections Between Sleep and Risk of Dementia
Auditorium, Level 1, NUHS Tower Block


NUS Open Day
University Town, NUS

Workshop: The Anatomy of Complications
Advanced Surgery Training Centre, Level 2, NUH

7th Annual Graduate Scientific Congress (AGSC) & Career Day
Auditorium, Seminar Room T01/02, Exhibition Area & Staff Lounge, NUHS Tower Block

NUS Medicine Awards Ceremony 2017
Staff Lounge, Level 1, NUHS Tower Block

Workshop: Lipidomics Introduction
Centre for Life Sciences (CeLS), NUS

Workshop: Learning Outcomes and Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA)
Multi-Purpose Hall 1, Level 3, Tahir Foundation Building, MD1, NUS

3rd Congress of The Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

Workshop: Teaching & Learing Strategies for Healthcare Professionals in the New Millennium
Multi-Purpose Hall 1, Level 3, Tahir Foundation Building, MD1, NUS

Workshop: Effective Course Design for Health Professional Education
Multi-Purpose Hall 3, Level 3, Tahir Foundation Building, MD1, NUS