I think the importance of such a meeting is really to bring the network together. Having a Congress such as this one allows the different groups and individuals who will not normally interact to come together. That level of learning, socialising together and understanding what is happening in other departments is critically important to the future of Academic Medicine.








~ Prof Elizabeth Armstrong
Clinical Professor in Paediatrics & Director, Harvard Macy Institute, Harvard Medical School



Results of Poster Competition and Oral Presentation

Congratulations to the Winners of the Best Poster and Best Oral Presentation!



Basic Science and Translational Research

Best Oral Presentation High-aspect Ratio Nano-structures for Efficient, Minimally Perturbative and Transgene-free Immuno-transfection

Asst Prof Andy Tay Kah Ping

National University of Singapore

Best Poster Inhibiting Cardiac Myeloperoxidase Alleviates the Relaxation Defect in Hypertrophic Cardiomyocytes

Asst Prof Chrishan J.A. Ramachandra

National Heart Centre Singapore

Best Poster WWP2 Loss-of-Function (LOF) in Macrophages Ameliorates Pathological Cardiac Fibrosis

Mr Gabriel Chew Guojun

Duke-NUS Medical School

Young Scientist Doctor Covid: A Natural Language Processing-based Artificial Intelligence Chatbot to Support Accurate Public Health Education in the Pandemic Era

Dr Lily Yang Wei Yun

Singapore Eye Research Institute

Most Popular Oral Presentation A Novel Approach for the Prevention of Retinal Scarring by A Polymer

Mr Bhav Harshad Parikh

National University of Singapore

Most Popular Abstracts Poster To Improve Quality of Communication with the Hearing Impaired Elderly Patients in Ward 64 A/C Within 3 Months

Ms Ye Lizhen

Singapore General Hospital



Clinical Research (Junior) 

Best Oral Presentation Contrast Induced Acute Kidney Injury (CI-AKI) in Lower Limb Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty: A Machine Learning Approach for Preoperative Risk Prediction

Dr Lim Yan Zheng Daniel

Singapore General Hospital

Best Poster Association between Body Mass Index and Chronic Kidney Disease in Asian Populations: A Participant-level Meta-Analysis

Mr Bjorn Kaijun Betzler

NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Best Poster Impact of Guideline-directed Medical Therapy in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome Post-percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Ms Fong Ru Ying

Duke-NUS Medical School

Most Popular Oral Presentation Machine Learning Survival Models Predict Timing of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Onset in a Non-obese Population

Dr Lim Yan Zheng Daniel

 Singapore General Hospital

Most Popular Abstracts Poster Wound Assessment and Decision-Making Process of Nurses Encountering Suspected Infected– A Descriptive Qualitative Study

Ms Ruth Lim Joo Jin

Changi General Hospital

Clinical Research (Senior) 

Best Oral Presentation Triglyceride-Glucose Index, Mediated by Pigment Epithelium-derived Factor, is an Independent Predictor of Chronic Kidney Disease Progression in Type 2 Diabetes

Dr Serena Low

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Best Poster Retinal Photograph-Based Deep Learning Algorithms for Myopia and a Blockchain Platform to Facilitate Artificial Intelligence Medical Research

Dr Tan Tien-En

Singapore National Eye Centre

Best Poster Effects of MODY and Asian-specific Type 2 Diabetes Susceptibility Gene (PAX4) Interaction on the Clinical Manifestations of Young-onset Diabetes

Dr Ang Su Fen

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Most Popular Oral Presentation Detecting Visually Significant Age-Related Cataract using Retinal Photograph-Based Deep Learning: Multi-Level Validations, and Comparison with Clinical Experts

Dr Tham Yih-Chung

Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore National Eye Centre

Most Popular Abstracts Poster To Compare the Efficacy of Nebulization Therapy Delivery for Tracheostomised Patients With or Without Novel Mask Connector: Comparative-experimental Study

Ms Lim Jia Yan

Changi General Hospital


Education Research

Best Oral Presentation Tele-Balint @ KKH Under the Microscope: What Really Happens in Tele-Balint Groups?

Ms Pan Yunyi, Jane

Duke-NUS Medical School

Best Poster Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Training in Improving Knowledge among Nursing Students: A Systematic Review, Meta-analysis and Meta-regression

Ms Adele Woon Pei Ning

National Cancer Centre Singapore

Best Poster A Fuzzy Delphi Study to Develop An Interdisciplinary Core Competency Framework on End-of-Life Care

Ms Iris Chan Kwan-ning

The University of Hong Kong

Young Scientist Perceptions and Experiences of Individuals with Hypertension After Attending a Group Health Coaching Programme: A Qualitative Study

Ms Loh Zaryl

Changi General Hospital

Most Popular Oral Presentation Development and Validation of A Survey for Measuring Healthcare Professional Attributes (PTH model)

Dr Winnie Teo Li-lian

National Healthcare Group

Most Popular Abstracts Poster Training Need Analysis and experience of Caring of Patient with Psychiatric Co-morbidities in Inpatient No-Psychiatric Settings

Ms Jiang Lina

Changi General Hospital


Health Services and Systems Research

Best Oral Presentation Impact of myResponder Mobile Application on Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) Survival in Singapore

Ms Nurul Ain Binte Rejap

Duke-NUS Medical School

Best Poster Reference Ranges for Gait Speed and Sit-to-Stand Performance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with No Mobility Limitations

Dr Pua Yong Hao

Singapore General Hospital

Best Poster Cost-Effectiveness of an Accelerated Diagnostic Protocol Incorporating Heart Rate N-Variability Versus Traditional Chest Pain Diagnostic Protocol: A Decision Tree Model-Based Study

Mr Wu Jinyi Eric

NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Young Scientist Impact of Time- to-Compression on Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survival Outcomes: A National Registry Study

Ms Goh Jia Ling

NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Most Popular Oral Presentation Understanding Factors Related to Advance Care Planning Completion in Eastern Singapore

Mr Ezra Ho Suhan

Changi General Hospital

Most Popular Abstracts Poster Blood Pressure Management amongst Older Adults at Community Nurse Posts in Singapore

Ms Tay Priscilla

Changi General Hospital


Best Oral Presentation The Lived Experience of Patients in Singapore after Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation

Dr Teo Lee Wah

National Heart Centre Singapapore

Best Poster iCARE: Using Guided Daily Reflective Journal with Weekly Feedback to Enhance Nursing Students’ Clinical Self-regulated Learning

Ms Zeng Wenying

National Heart Centre Singapore

Best Poster Individual-related Factors on Burnout Experience of Nurses during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ms Fazila Aloweni

Singapore General Hospital

Most Popular Oral Presentation Factors Associated with Diabetes-Related Distress Among Primary Care Patients with Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes

Ms Frida Wong Pang Nee

SingHealth Polyclinics

Most Popular Abstracts Poster Disability and Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Non-malignant Musculoskeletal Pain

Mr Eng Kok Wee

Changi General Hospital



Allied Health 

Best Oral Presentation A Smartphone App Lifestyle Programme for Diabetes Prevention in a Multi-ethnic Asian Population: Randomised Controlled Trial

Ms Ong Kai Wen

National University Hospital

Best Poster Effect of Physiotherapy on Knowledge and Anxiety Levels of Patients with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Ms Tracy Ong Pei Ching

Singapore General Hospital

Best Poster Physical Activity Levels of People Living with Parkinson’s Disease in Singapore

Dr Dawn Tan May Leng

Singapore General Hospital

Most Popular Oral Presentation Mixed Associations between Mobile Touch Screen Device Use and Musculoskeletal and Visual Symptoms in Singapore Adolescents

Dr Toh Siao Hui

KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Most Popular Abstracts Poster Phantom Study: Exploration of Image Quality and Radiation Dose in Lumbar Spine X-ray with Non-physical Grid

Ms Chong Mei Choo

Changi General Hospital

Most Popular Abstracts Poster Development of a Real-Time PCR Assay for Simultaneous Detection of Helicobacter Pylori and Genetic Mutations Associated with Clarithromycin Resistance

Dr Jiang Boran

Changi General Hospital


Best Student

Best Student The Host and Bacterial Determinants of Immunomodulation by a Commensal Clostridium

Mr Tan Chin Yee

Duke University, Duke-NUS Medical School

Best Student Trajectories of Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer Patients During the Last Year of Life: Analysis from the COMPASS Studyfont>

Mr Jonathan Lee Han Liang

Duke-NUS Medical School

Best Student The Longitudinal Association between Cognitive Impairment and Incident Visual Impairment in a Multiethnic Asian Population

Mr Vu Tai Anh

Duke-NUS Medical School

Most Popular Abstracts Poster The Association of Time Outdoors and Patterns of Light Exposure with Myopia in Children: Implications for Prevention

Ms Li Mijie

NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health