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One of the nice features of this congress is the interprofessional participation. The sessions bring together all members of the team such as the physicians, nurses and therapists, which is really how it works in healthcare as well.








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Director, Center for Clinical Research & Scholarship, Rush University Medical Center, USA


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Ophthalmology Symposium II
Recent Advances in Diabetic Retinopathy – Clinical and Public Health Implications

 Track type: Symposium

Date: 22 Sep 2018


 Time: 1400 - 1530

Location: Academia, Level 1, L1-S3

Due to aging, urbanisation and changes in lifestyle, the last three decades have witnessed an epidemic rise in the prevalence of diabetes. As the most common microvascular complication of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy remains a leading cause of preventable vision loss among working-aged populations in Singapore and worldwide. It poses huge social and economic problems that may impede national and global development. Much effort has been invested in the development of new strategies to overcome these challenges. This symposium provides an update on the latest advances and perspectives in epidemiology, screening, diagnostics and management of diabetic retinopathy, with a focus on their clinical and public health implications.


New Concepts in Understanding Systemic Risk Factors for Diabetic Retinopathy


Speaker: Prof Wong Tien Yin



New Perspectives on Diabetic Retinopathy Screening in Singapore and Asia


Speaker: Adj Asst Prof Wong Chee Wai



Optimising Patient-centred Outcomes in Individuals with Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy: Novel Interventions at the Primary and Tertiary Care Level


Speaker: Dr Ryan Man



Advances in Ocular Management for Diabetic Retinopathy


Speaker: Asst Prof Danny Cheung Ning



Optimising the Measurement of the Impact of Quality of Life in Diabetic Retinopathy

*Information is correct at time of update