Dr Ang Seng Bin
Head and Consultant Family Physician
Family Medicine Service, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Applying Behavioral Economic Principles To Design Health Interventions
Date: 23 September 2017, Saturday AMGEN Lunch Symposium
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Synopsis:Osteoporosis is a chronic disease that affects the older persons. Osteoporotic fractures have great impact on the morbidity and mortality of the older persons and have a great impact on their quality of life. Screening patients at the appropriate time and instituting effective treatment early is key to enable the older persons for active living as long as they can. This session will discuss the individualised approach to the older persons with osteoporosis.
PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
Date: 21 September 2017, Thursday
Time: 9 am – 4.30 pm
Synopsis:The 6th Asia Pacific Primary Care Research Conference (APPCRC) focuses on the training of family physicians (FP) to conduct primary care research in the region. In Singapore, research and education are the two key pillars supporting the advancement of Family Medicine (FM) in the SingHealth-Duke NUS Academic Clinical Programme (ACP). Training in FM research spans across undergraduate education to the advanced fellowship training program.
Medical students are trained to carry out community health research projects. The FM Residency program has incorporated research as part of their curriculum in which the residents also embark on community health research projects in groups. Beyond their Master of Medicine in FM qualification, FP can embark on fellowship training program organised by the College of Family Physicians Singapore (CFPS) to carry out individual research project, whilst others in the Master in Medical Education program also have to carry out clinical or medical education research. There is now opportunity for FP with special interest in research to take on advanced research training under the Master in Clinical Investigation (MCI) and PhD. Thus the new generation of FP will be equipped with skills to conduct clinical, health service and education research. This is critical in the context of an aging population with increasing complex medical conditions, the ability of the FP to evaluate the effectiveness of their medical treatment, service delivery and training will be an invaluable skill and asset to the primary healthcare community.
Dr Ang Seng Bin is a Consultant, Family Physician in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He currently heads the Family Medicine Service as well as Menopause Unit In KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He is also the Associate Program Director of the SingHealth Family Medicine Residency program as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Duke-NUS Medical School in the Family Medicine clerkship, Paediatric Clerkship, and Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OBGYN) Clerkship. His research interests include osteoporosis, menopause, sexual health as well as dermatology.