Dr Soh Jian Yi
Department of Rheumatology,
Allergy and Immunology
National University Hospital
Paediatrics – Fussy Eating
Date: 23 September 2017, Saturday
Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Synopsis: Picky Eating is a common concern that begins in the preschool years. Healthcare workers are ill-equipped to handle this issue and often brush it aside, especially in the busy clinical setting. The speaker will discuss a directed approach to the consultation, counselling and management suitable for the few minutes the clinician or nurse has in a routine clinic. In addition, he will also review the common questions and myths parents field, which often pose difficulties to the healthcare worker trying to address them.
Dr Soh graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2004. He completed his Paediatrics training as well as Allergy and Immunology subspecialty training in Singapore. His clinical work encompasses general paediatrics, allergy and immunology, with a specific interest in immunotherapy for food allergy; he runs the oral immunotherapy service for child food allergies. His research interests are broad, with a focus on food allergies. On the side, he contributes articles regularly to the Straits Times: Mind Your Body on doctor-patient interactions and child health, and is a volunteer with TOUCH Community Services.