Farrer Park Hospital’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) returns for its fifth year to provide a common platform for medical experts to discuss the changes in disease patterns, sharing of evidence-based and practical clinical experiences, and updates on medical treatments. Unlike previous years, it will be a digital conference.
Happening during COVID-19, a pandemic that has predictably altered healthcare institutions' process of attending and caring for our patients, our theme for the Jan 2021 conference is Dealing with Medical Emergencies.
The committee has curated topics that address the different aspects of medical emergencies, including advances in the acute intervention of strokes, elderly falls and sustaining fractures as well as cardiac and ocular emergencies. Given that more patients are opting to use online medical platforms to continue to monitor their health status and consultation, we have also included a topic about the legal implications of telemedicine.