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SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference

About the Conference 

Organised by SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport and Exercise Medicine Centre (SDSC), the SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference brings together healthcare professionals from a wide range of disciplines to share knowledge and foster integration within the Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) fraternity.

The theme for this year’s conference is "Enhancing Population Health through Sport and Exercise", which is in line with the longer-term goals of “Healthier SG” strategy and population health emphasis by the Ministry of Health (MOH). We, the SEM fraternity, have a pivotal role in MOH’s goal to create a healthier Singapore population through increased physical activity!

Come 25 March 2023, we are expecting a turnout of more than 400 participants including family physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, paediatricians, cardiologists, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, dietitians and of course, sports physicians. The conference is jointly supported by the Sports Medicine Association Singapore (SMAS).


Welcome Message

On behalf of the Organising Committee, we are delighted to welcome everyone back physically in Academia, Singapore, at the 2nd SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) Conference on 25 March 2023!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the past two years could not be any tougher for many clinicians, practitioners and even Singaporeans. Despite the pandemic, our inaugural SEM conference proceeded virtually in 2021 with a strong turnout of close to 400 delegates from diverse backgrounds, including family physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, paediatricians, cardiologists, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, dietitians, nurses, and many more. We are tremendously heartened and grateful for everyone's support!

The Conference in 2023 is themed "Enhancing Population Health through Sport and Exercise Medicine", which is timely with the recent transformational measures announced by the Ministry of Health, Singapore—to promote healthy living and aging among Singaporeans through the use of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Delegates may continue to look forward to an exciting line-up of speakers and sessions that will provide valuable insights into sport and exercise medicine. The Main Conference is categorised into three tracks with a focus on integrating SEM with population health and paediatric medicine, as we also unravel the studies behind COVID-19 patients returning to physical activities.

The Conference also consists of a series of Pre-Conference Workshops where delegates can look forward to learning from renowned radiologists and sports medicine physicians on the intricacies of diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal injuries as well as learn ways to effectively prescribe exercise to patients. This is truly an exciting time to be discovering how exercise can be integrated into healthcare, and to move beyond healthcare to health!

We look forward to having you join us at the SEM Conference 2023, as we advance Sport and Exercise Medicine to enhance population health.


Yours Sincerely,



Assoc Prof Benedict Tan​Dr Ng Chung Sien​Dr Victor Tan
Advisor,
SEM Conference 2023
​Organising Co-Chairperson,
SEM Conference 2023
​​Organising Co-Chairperson,
SEM Conference 2023
Head, SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport and Exercise Medicine CentrePrincipal Staff Registrar,
Changi General Hospital (CGH)
Associate Consultant,
Changi General Hospital (CGH)



Co-Organising Chairpersons

Dr Ng Chung Sien          
Principal Staff Registrar, Sport and Exercise Medicine
Changi General Hospital (CGH)

Dr Tan Aik Khien, Victor
Associate Consultant, Sport and Exercise Medicine
Changi General Hospital (CGH)

Advisors

Adj. Assoc Prof Tian Ho Heng Roger          
Senior Consultant, Sport and Exercise Medicine
Changi General Hospital (CGH)

Dr Ivy Lim
Chief & Senior Consultant, Sport and Exercise Medicine
Changi General Hospital (CGH)

Dr Zhang Jiajia, Mandy
Consultant, Sport and Exercise Medicine
Changi General Hospital (CGH)

Committee Chairs

Adj. Assoc Prof Chew Tai Loon Kelvin
Scientific Committee Chair     
Senior Consultant, Sport and Exercise Medicine
Changi General Hospital (CGH)

Asst Prof Lim Ang Tee
Programme Committee Chair
Consultant, Sport and Exercise Medicine
Changi General Hospital (CGH)

Dr Ong Tze Hui Stephanie
Sponsorship Chair
Registrar, Sport and Exercise Medicine
Changi General Hospital (CGH)

Dr Li Zhongyi, Joshua
Pre-Conference Workshop Chair
Registrar, Sport and Exercise Medicine
Changi General Hospital (CGH)


Committee Members

Dr Xu Cunzhi Scott
Registrar, Sport and Exercise Medicine
Changi General Hospital (CGH)

Ms Loo Chuan Ing
Assistant Director, Sports Services
Changi General Hospital (CGH)

Ms Woo Jinsi
Executive, Sport and Exercise Medicine Centre
SingHealth