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Genetics Education for Healthcare Professionals


This workshop is jointly developed by Genetics Service, Department of Paediatrics, KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) and SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of PRecIsion Medicine (PRISM), and supported by SingHealth Academy. 

This half-day interactive workshop focuses on the application of a wide range of genetic tests and practical pre- and post-test counselling in daily clinical work. Healthcare professionals will be provided with up-to-date knowledge in these areas to provide the best care to their patients and understand the upcoming legal framework regulating genetic testing.

A certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants, upon successful completion of the workshop. 

CME points will be awarded to participants upon Singapore Medical Council’s approval of the accreditation application.

 

Learning Objectives

Course outline:
  • Basics in Genetics - Chromosomal Disorders, Single Gene Disorders and Inheritance Patterns
  • Genetic Testing Methodologies - which test is most appropriate for my patient?
  • Variant Analysis, Interpretation and Genetic Counselling
  • Informed consent and related ethical, social and legal issues
  • Standards on Clinical Genetic/Genomic Testing Services & Clinical Laboratory Genetic/Genomic Testing Services
  • Genetic Testing in Specialised Populations e.g., carrier testing in minors, Huntington Disease testing in asymptomatic individuals, etc. 

Target Audience

 

All practising doctors and healthcare professionals in Singapore who want to order genetic tests for their patients

Dates

3 sessions per run Online (via WebConference platform) 

Run 1

  • 20 Apr 2021 (Tue)
  • 27 Apr 2021 (Tue)
  • 4 May 2021 (Tue)

Run 2

  • 19 Oct 2021 (Tue)
  • 26 Oct 2021 (Tue)
  • 2 Nov 2021 (Tue)

*Bookmark this page as more course dates will be announced soon.


Time

12.15pm to 1.45pm (for all 3 sessions)

 

Course Fees

S$250 (SingHealth staff, excluding GST)
S$300 (Non-SingHealth staff, excluding GST) 

NOTE: The full course fee will be charged for withdrawal received once the class is confirmed. Replacement should be made at least two weeks in advance

Class Size

10 - 15 pax

Venue

Online (via WebConference platform) or
SingHealth Academy
Connection One, 168 Jalan Bukit Merah, Tower 3, #06-07, Singapore 150168


Co-organisers

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of PRecision Medicine (PRISM)


Nominal Sponsor

College of Paediatrics & Child Health, Singapore


Supported by

SingHealth Academy

Trainers

Invited speakers include:

  • Clinical Associate Professor Tan Ee Shien, Head and Senior Consultant, Genetics Service, Department of Paediatrics, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Associate Professor Denise Goh Li Meng, Head and Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Genetics & Metabolism, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
  • Clinical Associate Professor Angeline Lai Hwei Meeng, Senior Consultant, Genetics Service, Department of Paediatrics, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor Saumya Shekhar Jamuar, Senior Consultant, Genetics Service, Department of Paediatrics, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor Ting Teck Wah, Consultant, Genetics Service, Department of Paediatrics, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Dr Koh Ai Ling, Associate Consultant, Genetics Service, Department of Paediatrics, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Ms Breana Cham Wen Min, Principal Genetic Counsellor, Genetics Service, Department of Paediatrics, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Ms Lim Jiin Ying, Senior Genetic Counsellor, Genetics Service, Department of Paediatrics, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Ms Yasmin Bylstra, Principal Genetic Counsellor, Singhealth Duke-NUS Institute of Precision Medicine
  • Associate Professor Law Hai Yang, Chief Scientific Officer, DNA Diagnostic and Research Laboratory, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Ms Sylvia Kam Pei-Rong, Genetic Counsellor, Genetics Service, Department of Paediatrics, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Singhealth Duke-NUS Institute of Precision Medicine


Registration Details

NOTE: Please inform and attain approval from your supervisor and respective institution HRs before sending in your registration.


To register, please email the following information to ask@singhealthacademy.edu.sg -   

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Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Successful registrants will be notified via email with information on payment details. To register, kindly click on the link next to the course date(s) listed above.


For query, please contact us at ask@singhealthacademy.edu.sg 

   
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