Programme Overview

DAY 1

Time
Programme
0830
Registration
0900
Welcome & Introduction
Associate Professor Wong Hon Tym
– Clinical Director, Centre for Healthcare Innovation
0915
Keynote
How Advances in Technology Enable Unexpected Breakthroughs in Medicine
Professor Barry Marshall
– Nobel Laureate and Nanyang Visiting Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
1000
Tea Break/ Exhibition
1030
Opening Ceremony
Joint Opening Address
Professor Lionel Lee
– Executive Vice-Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
David Dhevarajulu
– Executive Director, Centre for Healthcare Innovation
Professor Russell Gruen
– Executive Director, NTU Institute for Health Technologies
1040
Address by GOH
Minister Gan Kim Yong
1050
National Healthcare Innovation and Productivity (NHIP) Medals Award Ceremony
1115
Keynote
Leading Change, Innovation and Improvement in Healthcare
Sir David Dalton
– Chief Executive, Salford Royal NHS Foundation
1200
Lunch/ Exhibition
Session 1: The Wedding of Healthcare & Medtech
This session explores the complex interface between healthcare and medical technology, and the journey to a successful collaboration.
1300
Welome & Introduction
Professor Russell Gruen
– Executive Director, NTU Institute for Health Technologies
1305
The Courtship & Secrets to a Successful
Chairperson: Professor Russell Gruen
– Executive Director, NTU Institute for Health Technologies
Dr Lim Chee Tiong
– Vice President, Investment, Zicom MedTacc Private Limited
Associate Professor Henry Ho
– Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Urology, Singapore General Hospital
1335
The Secrets to a Successful Marriage
Chairperson: Dr Loh Yong Joo
– Consultant, Rehabilitation Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Colin Tan
– Chief Operating Officer, EndoMaster Pte Ltd
Professor Lawrence Ho
– Senior Consultant, National University Hospital
1405
Panel
Chairpersons:
Professor Russell Gruen
– Executive Director, NTU Institute for Health Technologies
Dr Loh Yong Joo
– Consultant, Rehabilitation Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Panelist:
Dr Lim Chee Tiong
– Vice President, Investment, Zicom MedTacc Pte Ltd
Associate Professor Henry Ho
– Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Urology, Singapore General Hospital
Professor Lawrence Ho
– Senior Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
Colin Tan
– Chief Operating Officer, EndoMaster Pte Ltd
Philip Lim
– Chief Executive, Exploit Technologies, Agency for Science, Technology and Research
1435
Break
1445
Presentation by MedTech Challenge winners
Chairperson: Prof Lim Tock Han
– Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer (Education and Research), National Healthcare Group
The Fruits of Matrimony
Professor Teoh Swee Hin
– Professor, Division of BioEngineering, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Dr Sultan M. Al-Maskari
– Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman
1610
Tea Break/ Exhibition
1640
Plenary
Secrets to A SMART Marriage
Bruce Liang
– Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Health Information Systems
1725
Closing
Professor Russell Gruen
– Executive Director, NTU Institute for Health Technologies
1730
End of Day 1

DAY 2

Time
Programme
0800
Registration
0830
Welcome Address
David Dhevarajulu
– Executive Director, Centre for Healthcare Innovation
Associate Professor Wong Hon Tym
– Clinical Director, Centre for Healthcare Innovation
Session 2: Changing the Way We Work
This session is centered on new models and paradigms of thinking and working, that will redesign the way we deliver care.
0845
Keynote
Large-scale Change: Why is it so Difficult?
Professor Jonathon Gray
– Chief Executive Officer, South West of England Academic Health Science Network
0915
Plenary
From Disease to Health and Joy in Life, the Swedish Work of Transformation of Its Welfare Systems
Göran Henriks
– Chief Executive of Learning and Innovation, Qulturum, County Council of Jönköping
0945
Panel
Healthcare Workforce of the Future
Chairperson: Dr Eugene Soh
– Chief Executive Officer, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Teoh Zsin Woon
– Deputy Secretary (Development), Ministry of Health
Sir David Dalton
– Chief Executive, Salford Royal NHS Foundation
Professor Jonathon Gray
– Chief Executive Officer, South West of England Academic Health Science Network
Göran Henriks
– Chief Executive of Learning and Innovation, Qulturum, County Council of Jönköping
1015
Tea Break / Exhibition
1045
Session 3: Changing Who We Work With
This session features workforce transformation and how we can do our jobs better and differently.
Chairperson: Associate Professor Cherdchai Nopmaneejumruslers
– Vice Hospital Director and Assistant Dean, Quality Development, Siriraj Hospital
The Changing Nature of Healthcare Teams
Dr Wong Sweet Fun
– Chief Transformation Officer, Alexandra Health System
AI and the Future Healthcare Workforce
A/Prof Nabil Zary
– Academic Director, Games for Health Innovations Centre (ALIVE)
Developing a Community Care Eco-System with Multi-Stakeholders
Ms Peh Kim Choo
– Chief Executive Officer, Tsao Foundation
Panel
1200
Lunch / Exhibition
1300
Session 4: Change in Other Industries
This session brings in fresh insights and perspectives from speakers beyond the healthcare industry.
Chairperson: Dr Chow Mun Hong
– Director, Quality Management, SingHealth Polyclinics
Plenary
Smart Nation: The Banking Experience
Jeremy Soo
– Managing Director and Head, Consumer Banking Group, DBS
How Communities can Transform Work Culture in Healthcare
Ramesh Gopalkrishna
– Head of APAC, Workplace by Facebook
Rethinking the Role of Volunteers: Learnings from the Social Service Sector
Dr Andrew Lim
– Director, Volunteer Resource Optimisation, National Council of Social Service
Panel
1515
Tea Break/ Exhibition
1545
Session 5: Changing the Way We Learn
This session focuses on new ways and pedagogies to train our formal and informal workforce for the future
Chairperson: Göran Henriks
– Chief Executive of Learning and Innovation, Qulturum, County Council of Jönköping
Leadership Challenges of Melding Continuous Education, Quality and Research
Associate Professor Michelle Jong
– Assistant Chairman, Medical Board (Education)
The Power of Innovation in Education
Professor Tan Thiam Soon
– President, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
Panel
Learning together in a trans-disciplinary team
1640
Special Joint Segment: Debate
Many new models of care have emerged, leveraging heavily on mobile technology and web-based platforms, in an attempt to transform medicine and doctoring. Are they the saviours of our over-crowded hospitals and clinics, or the downfall of clinical care as we know it? Our debators will argue their case, and the audience will decide the winning team.
“Uber-Healthcare”: Boom or Doom?
Chairperson: Bruce Liang
– Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Health Information Systems
Dr Snehal Patel
– CEO & Co-Founder, MyDoc.
Wu Tuck Seng
– Deputy Director and Head, Pharmacy Department, National University Hospital
Associate Professor Terence Tang
– Deputy Chairman, Medical Board (Care Integration), Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Christopher Chong
– Senior Partner, Dentons Rodyk
1725
Closing
David Dhevarajulu
– Executive Director, Centre for Healthcare Innovation
Associate Professor Wong Hon Tym
– Clinical Director, Centre for Healthcare Innovation
1730
End of Day 2

DAY 3

Time
Programme
0900
Welcome Address
Professor Russell Gruen
– Executive Director, NTU Institute for Health Technologies
0910
Plenary 1
Precision Medicine vs Precision Health – the BC perspective
Dermot Kelleher
0940
Plenary 2
Novel Precision Approaches to Cancer Therapy
Dr Richard G Pestell
1010
Panel
Chairperson: Professor Lionel Lee
– Executive Vice-Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
1030
Break
1050
Plenary 3
Molecular Imaging: From single molecule studies in living cells to handheld diagnostics
Jay Groves
Session 6
1120
Flexible Electronics for Diagnostics
Professor Chen Xiao Dong
– Associate Chair (Faculty), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Session 7
1145
Medicine as a Service (MaaS): Future medicine by AI in the Cloud
Associate Professor Justin Dauwels
– Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
1210
Bioreactor technology design that mimics physiologic loading and electromagnetic fields for bone regeneration
Professor Teoh Swee Hin
– Professor, Division of BioEngineering, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
1235
Lunch / Interactive Poster Session
Session 8: Future Diagnostics
This topic aims to cover the recent advances in the methods to diagnose patients from early detection of diseases to better image processing.
1335
Direct RT-PCR Detection of Dengue 1-4 Virus From Crude Samples For Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnosis
Sivalingam Suppiah
1355
Signal Processing and Analysis For ECG Data Arising From Rehab Patients Doing Exercises
Lin Zhiping
1415
Circulating Tumor Cells For Diagnosis, Recurrence Monitoring, Prognosis Assessment and Medication Planning in Cancer
Chua Shunjie
1435
Topical Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology for Molecular Diagnosis of Skin Conditions
David Yeo
1455
CRISPR-cas in Acinetobacter baumannii and its role in Antimocrobial Resistance
Wee Soon Keong
Session 9: Future Therapeutics
This topic aims to address the future of therapies, including topics such as advanced drug delivery strategies.
1335
In Vivo Efficiancy of Heat-Inactivated Clostridium Sporogenes for Anti-Tumor Therapy
Madhura Bhave
1355
The Future of Peptides As Drugs: A Case With A Channel Blocker
George Chandy
1415
Investigation of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound For Hydrogel Synthesis
Umesh Jonnalagadda
1435
Combating Multi-Drug Resistance Bacteria With Polymer Design and Nanotechnology
Mary Chan Bee Eng
1455
Regeneration of An In Vitro Retinal Tissue Model Via 3D Bioprinting
Pujiang Shi
Session 10: Future Systems
This topic aims to discuss the next generation in healthcare systems such as advance automation of healthcare processes.
1335
Sustainable Implementation of Advance Care Planning in Asia: An Interpretive-Systemic Framework for National Development
Andy Hau Yan Ho
1355
Convergence of Biological And Electronics Materials
Shweta Agarwala
1415
Break
1435
Microengineered 3D Vasculature Using A Novel Extracellular Matrix Patterning Technique
Nishanth Venugopal Menon
1455
High Definition Lipidomics/ Metabolomics – Novel Tools for Systems Health and Medicine
Xue Li Guan
1515
Break
1545
Session 11
Presentation
Robotic Technology for Biomedical Application
Associate Professor Ang Wei Tech
– Associate Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
1610
Special Joint Segment: Lion’s Lair
Let’s get ring-side seats as two daring inventors step into the Lions’ Lair – our assembly of industry kingpins, who will decide, along with the audience, just how appetizing these innovations are. Gain insights into how inventions are assessed by leaders in the healthcare and technology sectors.
Pitch 1
Adjunct Assistant Professor Rupesh Agrawal
– Consultant, NHG Eye Institute, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Pitch 2
Dr Wong Choon Yue
– Research Fellow, Robotics Research Centre, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Chairpersons
Tamsin Greulich-Smith
– Chief, Smart Health Leadership Centre, Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore

Associate Professor Wong Hon Tym
– Clinical Director, Centre for Healthcare Innovation
Judges
Dr Sidney Yee
– Chief Executive Officer, Diagnostics Development Hub
– Executive Vice President, Incubation & Startup Management, Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd
Dr Zubin Daruwalla
– Director, Healthcare, PwC South East Asia Consulting
Alok Mishra
– Chief Executive Officer, Value Addition
1720
Closing
Associate Professor Wong Hon Tym
– Clinical Director, Centre for Healthcare Innovation

Professor Russell Gruen
– Executive Director, NTU Institute for Health Technologies
1730
End of Conference