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Game Changing and Disruptive Innovations meet Fundamentals of 
The Structure in Healthcare

Medical students journey alongside pioneer Specialist at this conference
Hospital’s strongest disciplines – Oncology and Cardiology take center stage
Showcase of Singapore’s first implantation of the World’s smallest cardiac pacemaker at a private hospital


Singapore 21 August, 2017

Game changing therapies, disruptions in Healthcare and how to adapt to these changes moving forward was the objective of the meeting. Speakers from the public sector, pioneer doctors, medical students, administrators and consultants joined our specialists as they shared and learned from each other.
 
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Prof Maurice Choo, Chairman of FPH, opened the ASM 2017 Session
 
Education is the foundation that shaped our Mission and Vision and it continues to guide the business of Farrer Park Hospital.   This year’s Annual Scientific Meeting saw participation of students from Wong Hock Boon Medical Society, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Priscillia Lye, a final year medical student had the chance to present her findings on "Antibiotic Resistant Organism Carriage in the Singaporean Community" alongside Farrer Park Medical Centre (FPMC) Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr Asok Kurup.   “This is how we nurture the Medical undergraduates, taking them out of their classroom and challenging their assumptions” Dr Asok explains.  Speaking in the same session were, Dr Tan Yew Oo, Singapore’s first medical oncologist as well as Prof Soo Khee Chee, founding director of National Cancer Centre Singapore. They gave their perspectives on disease management in their respective fields.  Dr Jeremy Lim, renowned industry expert also shared on how governments are making policy changes to address the issue of managing a greying population.   
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Priscillia Lye, final year medical student, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
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 Jereme Cheong, Year 3 medical student, Co-chair of the Wong Hock Boon Session with Priscillia Lye
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Dr Tan Yew Oo, Singapore's First Medical Oncologist

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Prof Soo Khee Chee, Specialist in Head and Neck Surgery and Surgical Oncology

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Invited Speaker- Dr Jeremy Lim, Partner, Oliver Wyman Singapore shared on the Disruptions in Healthcare 

Oncology and Cardiology Tracks 
Having recently won Oncology Provider of the Year and Leading Hospital for Cardiovascular Care at the Global Health and Travel Awards and Icons of Healthcare respectively, we were poised to deliver a wide range of topics on Oncology and Cardiovascular diseases. The first Lung Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) with Active Breathing Control (ABC) for lung cancer was conducted in Singapore at FPH. SBRT involves the delivery of a single high dose radiation treatment or a few fractionated radiation treatments (usually up to 5 treatments) in the exact location of identified tumors in the body.  With the use of a special device called an Active Breathing Control (ABC) device, the patient is treated while the breath is held, and the target area is still. This means that an even more precise dose of radiation to the target area can be done, and save more normal tissue.

We are also equipped with the latest technology to aid the team in producing superior outcome for the patient. Our Cardiovascular Suite is an integrated facility encompassing three operating theatres specific to cardiovascular procedures. Operating Room A is a combination catheterization laboratory and hybrid operating theatre. During the procedure, continuous fluoroscopy can be used, for example, to acquire high resolution images during the deployment of pacemakers. In the event of any emergency, the patient would already be in a fully functional operating theatre. 
Meet Micra – The world’s smallest Implant Device 
At this ASM, we introduced the world’s smallest Implant device – MICRA at a special lunch symposium hosted by Medtronic. In May 2017, FPH was the first private hospital to implant the world’s smallest leadless pacemaker. This procedure was done by renowned Cardiologist Dr Ruth Kam. She adds, “FPH is the newest private hospital and, as a hospital designed by physicians, their operating facilities are impressive. Having done multiple procedures here, the operating rooms and standard of clinical support staff gave me the assurance that this is the most appropriate place to implant the device.” 
At the lunch symposium, Specialists and General Practitioners had the opportunity to get to know more about this leadless pacemaker, its strength and benefits.​
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Dr Ruth Kam, ASM Co-Chairman

About the Seminar 
The Seminar has two dedicated tracks, Oncology and Cardiology with a special lunch symposium on Cardiology where Medtronic offered the chance for our Specialists and General Practitioners to catch up on the latest procedures and treatment in the field of Cardiology. 

We are committed to bringing an event which fosters interactions amongst all doctors are keen to know more in the rapidly advancing fields of Oncology and Cardiovascular diseases. Dr Peter Robless, Chairman ASM 2017 adds, “I’m very pleased with the way it went. The turnout was amazing, the industry support was strong and the speakers all brought their best ‘game’ to address the theme game changing therapies, disruption to healthcare, and how to adapt to the changes moving forward. The response and participation of medical students was fantastic and we feel that the future of medicine is promising. Change is inevitable but the talent is there.”​
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Dr Peter Robless, ASM chairman
 
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Farrer Park Hospital 

Daphne Kwee
Executive 
Corporate Communications 
Tel: +65 67052769
Email: daphnekwee@farrerpark.com

Jasmine Kin
Manager
Corporate Communications
Tel: +65 6705 2690
Email: jasminekin@farrerpark.com     

About Farrer Park Hospital 

Farrer Park Hospital is Singapore’s newest private tertiary institution. This 220 bedded facility is located directly above Farrer Park MRT station. The hospital’s care philosophy extends beyond healing and the management of disease, to engaging patients as partners in the pursuit of good health. Patients are treated by an experienced team of medical and health specialists in an environment meticulously designed to maximize comfort and efficiency while promoting well-being, rest and recovery. 

The hospital’s services and facilities support a full range of surgical and medical procedures as well as treatments. Patients are accommodated in four floors of inpatient suites with a range of room sizes and privacy levels to match patient’s preferences and comfort levels. The hospital is part of Connexion – A unique facility designed by healthcare practitioners and hoteliers that delivers the experience of an integrated lifestyle hub for healthcare and wellness. The building houses a specialist medical centre and a five-star hotel and spa. Farrer Park Hospital is part of Singapore-based The Farrer Park Company. 
For more information, please visit www.farrerpark.com/hospital 
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