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SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference

Organised by SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport & Exercise Medicine Centre (SDSC), the Inaugural SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference aims to bring together Health Care Professionals from a wide range of specialities to share knowledge and encourage learning and research within Sport and Exercise Medicine fraternity.

The theme for this conference is Physical Activity – The New Vital Sign: Systematic Exercise Intervention in the Chronic Disease Paradigm.

Taking place on 6 March 2021 via Webinar, we are expecting a turnout of more than 400 participants including Family Physicians, Orthopedic Surgeons, Oncologists, Endocrinologists, O&G surgeons, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Dietitians and of course, Sport and Exercise Physicians. The Conference is supported by Sports Medicine Association Singapore.


The SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport & Exercise Medicine Centre (SDSC) was established in 2017 as a SingHealth cluster-wide initiative to integrate various disciplines in the areas of training, research and clinical service, ultimately providing patients with comprehensive Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) care.

Musculoskeletal disorders have been reported as the top cause of health issues related to non-fatal diseases in 2017. This inaugural Sport & Exercise Medicine Conference brings together pockets of SEM expertise from across the whole cluster, to collectively discuss the prevention and management of musculoskeletal disorders, so that our patients can remain physically active and enjoy a higher quality of life. With the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of physical activity in all stages of life, the theme of this conference, "Physical Activity – the New Vital Sign", is apt and timely.

I welcome you to join us on this journey of learning as we move beyond healthcare to health.

Best regards
A/Prof Benedict Tan
Head, SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport & Exercise Medicine Centre


On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to extend our warmest welcome to you for joining us at the inaugural SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport & Exercise Medicine Conference 2021. The theme of this conference is "Physical Activity – the New Vital Sign: Systematic exercise intervention". This is an important milestone for the SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport & Exercise Medicine Centre as we bring together doctors, allied health professionals, sport scientists and coaches involved in the specialty from all across the cluster and around the world to further our knowledge in this field.

In conjunction with WHO's global action plan on physical activity launched in late 2018, this conference will bring into focus the importance of physical activity in all stages of life. On the panel of speakers are distinguished healthcare professionals and scientists, both international and local, who will deliver lectures and presentations on cutting edge information about exercise intervention and Sport& Exercise Medicine. There will be 3 sessions in the main conference, covering global trends and initiatives in promoting physical activity, to the role physical in cancer survivors and hospice patients and exercise prescription in pregnancy and menopause. It is not often that we have the opportunity gather such illustrious speakers who are leaders in their fields.

This will be a unique opportunity to meet and engage with like-minded healthcare professionals as we deepen our understanding of Sport& Exercise Medicine.

Best regards,
Dr Zhang Jiajia, Mandy
Organising Chairperson
SDSC Conference 2021


Adj A/Prof Tian Ho Heng Roger

​Senior Consultant, Changi General Hospital

Dr Lim Ang Tee

​Consultant, Changi General Hospital

Dr Ivy Lim

​Consultant, Changi General Hospital

Dr Zhang Jiajia, Mandy

​​Associate Consultant, Changi General Hospital

Dr Ong Tze Hui Stephanie

​Registrar, Changi General Hospital

Ms Loo Chuan Ing

​Assistant Director, Changi General Hospital

Ms Ng Pei Sze Ivy

​Senior Executive, Changi General Hospital

Ms Jinsi Woo

Executive, Changi General Hospital