Practical Approach to Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in the Era of Health Supplements and Fancy Diets

13

Aug

2020 Thu

Thursday, August 13, 2020

 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. 

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Fatty liver is a lifestyle disease which is related to obesity and insulin resistance. It is important to identify persons who are at risk of NASH progression. Unfortunately there is limited medical therapy for the condition now. The mainstay of treatment is still in the change of diet and lifestyle. The talk is to discuss about the practical approach in the management of this common disease.

*This session is open to doctors and healthcare professionals only.
CME points will be awarded. Thank you.


Our Speaker
 

Dr. Loh Poh Yen
Gastroenterologist

Dr. Loh Poh Yen graduated from University of Malaya in 1999. He had his basic medical training in Malaysia and subsequently obtained his membership of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP) and Master of Medicine from National University of Singapore in 2006.

Dr. Loh pursued his specialist training in Singapore in both gastroenterology and advanced internal medicine. He has become one of the few doctors in Singapore who is accredited by Ministry of Health and registered as specialist in two specialties. With his background in gastroenterology and advanced internal medicine, he is experienced in managing complex gastroenterology and general medical problems, which are often interrelated and need holistic approach in the management.

Dr. Loh has interest in the treatment of advanced liver diseases. This led him to be later trained under Professor Chen Chao Long, who is pioneer in living donor liver transplantation, in Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. The hospital is the leading hospital in Asia performing living donor liver transplantation.

Dr. Loh Poh Yen worked as a consultant in Changi General Hospital after his return from his training. He continued to provide medical care for patients with both gastroenterological and general medical problems. He provided his expertise in the coordination of care for patients with advanced liver diseases with transplant centres in Singapore and was also instrumental in the setting up of the liver clinic in Changi General hospital, which treated the most number of viral hepatitis C patients in Singapore.

Dr. Loh is easy approachable and well versed in several languages (English, Mandarin, Malay, Hokkien, Cantonese). For this, he is well liked by his patients and was previously accorded several awards by the institutions for his service excellence. He was also actively involved in the training of the young doctors and was a clinical senior lecturer to medical students from NUS Yong Loo Lin school of medicine and also a core faculty for Singhealth senior residency program to train young gastroenterologist.