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This is a rare opportunity, where in the same room, you might have busy clinicians and academic leaders. You actually start to understand how this all works together - and that's where you get the excitement, where there's understanding that bringing academic medicine to a busy clinical setting ultimately really distinguishes the healthcare delivery.                 








Prof Mary Klotman  
Dean, Duke University School of Medicine, USA


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      Primary Care-cardio Collaboration Symposium
   The Pump, Rhythm and Clot: Challenges in Primary Care

Track type: Symposium

Date: 17 Sep 2021


 Time: 1050 - 1220

Location: Seminar Room 6


Cardiovascular diseases are among leading causes of mortality and morbidity in Singapore’s aging population. In line with Singapore’s healthcare transformation, intensifying collaboration and communication between cardiologists and general practitioners, and managing cardiovascular diseases in primary care is important. This can lead to improved access, timely care, reduced referrals, and better patient satisfaction.

In this segment, we discuss the primary care challenges in the management of patients with heart disease and some cardiology conundrums via various unfolding case scenarios. Teaching method includes interactive didactic, and case-based discussion. Aspects covered include non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic management of heart failure, the use of novel anticoagulant drugs and their alternatives, ECG conundrums, and other challenges encountered in the primary care setting.


The Pump is Broken, Call the Plumber


Speakers: Dr Ian Phoon Kwong Yun,

Dr Iswaree Devi Balakrishnan



I've Got No Rhythm or Flow


Speakers: Dr Ian Phoon Kwong Yun, 

Adj Asst Prof Lim Chun Yih Paul 



Marching a Different Beat


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