Doctors’ Programme

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Live Endoscopy Workshop

Day 1 Annual Scientific Meeting

Day 2 Annual Scientific Meeting

GP Symposium

Day 1: Friday, 6th July 2018

Venue: Level 1, Theatrette, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

TIME TOPIC SPEAKERS
0800 – 0830 Registration
0830 – 0840 Opening Ceremony
0830 – 0840 Welcome Address by Course Director
0840 – 0900 Endoscopy Lecture I Chairperson: ANG Tiing Leong
0840 – 0900 Endocytoscopy – A Primer Yuichi MORI
0900 – 1010 Live Endoscopy Demonstrations Session I
Moderators: ANG Tiing Leong
Constantinos ANASTASSIADES
Dadang MAKMUN
1010 – 1030 Morning Tea Break and Viewing of Exhibits
1030 – 1050 Endoscopy Lecture II Chairperson: Christopher KHOR
1030 – 1050 Complications of Therapeutic Endoscopy Simon LO
1050 – 1200 Live Endoscopy Demonstrations Session II
Moderators: Christopher KHOR
QUAN Wai Leong
1200 – 1330 Lunch and Viewing of Exhibits
1215 – 1245 Lunch Symposium – Sponsored by Fujifilm
Screening Endoscopy Using LCI and BLI – Advanced Diagnostic Method for Upper GI Cancers by Color Image
Hiroyuki OSAWA
1245 – 1330 Lunch (continuation) and Viewing of Exhibitions
1330 – 1440 Live Endoscopy Demonstrations Session III Chairperson: LIM Li Lin
Moderators: Christopher KONG
LIM Li Lin
YAP Chin Kong
1440 – 1500 Afternoon Tea Break and Viewing of Exhibits
1500 – 1520 Endoscopy Lecture III Chairperson: YIM Heng Boon
1500 – 1520 An Update on EUS Guided Tissue Acquisition Anand SAHAI
1520 – 1630 Live Endoscopy Demonstrations Session IV
Moderators: Kenneth KOO
ONG Wai Choung
YIM Heng Boon
1630 – 1710 Video Case Presentations Chairperson/Judge: YAP Chin Kong
Judges: Anad SAHAI
Noriya UEDO
1630 – 1638 Endoscopic Treatment of Anal Neoplasia
1640 – 1648 Anti-Reflux Mucosectomy (ARMS)
1650 – 1658 Insulated-Tip (IT) knife – Alternative Method in Marsupializing a Duodenal Duplication Cyst
1700 – 1708 Choledochoduodenostomy and Duodenal Stenting
1710 – 1718 Over-The-Scope Clip: How and When to Use
1720 – 1730 Closing
1720 – 1730 Closing Remarks by Course Director
END OF ENDOSCOPY WORKSHOP
1930 – 2130 Faculty Dinner (All Faculty)
MODERATORS MODERATORS LOCAL FACULTY
ANG Tiing Leong, CGH LIM Li Lin, NUH Andrew KWEK, CGH
Christopher KHOR, SGH ONG Wai Choung, SGH Bhavesh DOSHI, NUH
Christopher KONG, SKH QUAN Wai Leong, RS Damien TAN, SGH
Constantinos ANASTASSIADES, KTPH YAP Chin Kong, MEH Stephen TSAO, TTSH
Dadang MAKMUN, Indonesia YIM Heng Boon, MEH CHUA Tju Siang, MEH
Kenneth KOO, NTFGH

Day 2: Saturday, 7th July 2018

Level 6, Mandarin Grand Ballroom 2, Mandarin Orchard

TIME TOPIC SPEAKERS
0830 – 0845 Registration
0845 – 0945 Free Paper Oral Presentations Chairperson: WANG Yu Tien
LOW How Cheng
Judges: Kentaro SUGANO
Ray KIM
Roland CHONG
0845 – 0855 Association Between Human Gut Microbiota and the Host Central Obesity
0855 – 0905 Customising Polyethyleneimine (PEI) Polymer for Hepatitis B Virus Therapy in Cellular and Animal Models
0905 – 0915 Use of Vibration Controlled Transient Elastography (Fibroscan) With or Without Platelet Count to Predict Presence of Large Oesophageal Varices
0915 – 0925 Development and International Validation of a Survival Prediction Score for All Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) at the Time of HCC Diagnosis Regardless of Therapy Eventually Received
0925 – 0935 Direct Antiviral Agent as First-Line Therapy for Genotype 3 Hepatitis C Virus in Singapore: Estimating the Optimal Cost Based on Real-World Experience
0935 – 0945 Decoding Hepatitis B Viral Genome Mutations to Solve the Mystery of HBeAg-Negative Reactivation
0945 – 1100 Morning Tea Break and Viewing of Exhibits
1000 – 1040 Poster Round Judges: Arjuna DE SILVA
GWEE Kok Ann
TAN Seok Siam
1000 – 1005 A Retrospective Study of Budd Chiari Syndrome (BCS) Patients In A Singapore Hospital
1005 – 1010 Characteristics of Extra-Intestinal Manifestations (EIM) In A Local Cohort of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
1010 – 1015 Clinical Manifestations, Treatment and Prognosis of Wilson’s Disease – Outcomes from A Tertiary Hospital in Singapore
1015 – 1020 Pilot Feasibility Analysis of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) For Functional Dyspepsia in A Tertiary Referral Centre in Singapore
1020 – 1025 Safety of Calcineurin Inhibitor Monotherapy Conversion in Liver Transplant Recipients
1025 – 1030 Screening and Brief Intervention in Primary Care Setting in Singapore: A Missed Opportunity?
1030 – 1035 The “ASSURANCE” IBD Neoplasia Surveillance Software Guides Patient Management and Data Collection: Results from Asia-Pacific.
1035 – 1040 Vedolizumab Has Similar Incidence of Clostridium Difficile Infection in Comparison to Anti-TNF Therapies- A Retrospective Cohort Study
1100 – 1230 HCC Symposium Chairperson:  Ivy YAP
Varocha MAHACHAI
1100 – 1120 Impact of Anti-viral Treatment on HCC Development Ray KIM
1120 – 1140 Advances in Locoregional Therapy for HCC TAN Poh Seng
1140 – 1200 Immunotherapy and Chemotherapy for HCC CHOO Su Pin
1200 – 1220 Surgery and Transplantation for HCC IYER Shridhar Ganpathi
1220 – 1230 Question and Answer Session
1230 – 1340 Lunch
1245 – 1315 Lunch Symposium
(Sponsored by DCH Auriga Singapore)
Evolution of Infliximab Biosimilar: CT-P13 Stefan SCHREIBER
Key Clinical Evidence of CT-P13: From Concept to Clinical Practice

  • 3.4 CD RCT (Switching Data for 54 weeks)
  • SC Trial
Stefan SCHREIBER
1315 – 1340 Lunch (continuation) and Viewing of Posters and Exhibits
1340 – 1400 Opening Chairperson: CHUA Tju Siang
1340 – 1345 Welcome Address by Scientific Chair, GESS WANG Yu Tien
1345 – 1350 Welcome Address by Chairman, Nursing Chapter, GESS LEE Chuey Shan
1350 – 1400 Opening Address by President, GESS LING Khoon Lin
1400 – 1500 Plenary Session Chairperson: LOW How Cheng
Jose SOLLANO
1400 – 1430 Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Oration – Gastroenterology in Singapore – Evolving Challenges YANG Wei Lyn
1430 – 1500 Plenary Lecture – The Evolving Treatment Algorithms and Treatment Targets for IBD in the Next Decade Stephen HANAUER
1500 – 1520 Afternoon Tea Break and Viewing of Posters and Exhibits
1520 – 1700 IBD Symposium Chairperson: LIM Wee Chian
Nwe NI
1520 – 1600 New Drugs for IBD: How do We Fit Them into Our Treatment Algorithm
1520 – 1540 New Mesalazines and Steroids in the Treatment of Mild – Moderate UC Ida HILMI
1540 – 1600 New Biologic Agents for Moderate – Severe IBD OOI Choon Jin
1600 – 1620 The Role of the IBD Nurse in Patients on Biologic Therapy Joan HEATHRINGTON
1620 – 1700 Debate: EARLY Surgery or Isolated Ileocecal Disease Crohn’s Disease Proposition: Yves PANIS
Opposition: Stephen HANAUER
1700 – 1800 GESS AGM (For GESS Members ONLY)
1730 – 1830 Pre-conference Dinner Cocktail
1830 – 2100 GIHep Evening Symposium and Conference Dinner
1830 – 1900 Evening Lecture Chairperson:  A/Prof Chow Wan Cheng
Looking Ahead: Treating Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection in 2020 Ray KIM
1900 – 1915 Prize and Award Presentation Emcee:  David ONG
Award Presentation – Medical Category Award Presenter:  NG Pock Liok
Award Presentation – Nursing Category Award Presenter:  LEE Chuey Shan
1915 – 2100 Conference Dinner
END OF DAY 1 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

Day 3: Saturday, 8th July 2018

Venue: Level 6, Mandarin Grand Ballroom 2, Mandarin Orchard

TIME TOPIC SPEAKERS
0800 – 0830 Registration
0830 – 1000 Liver Symposium – Practical Approach to Hepatology Referrals Chairperson:  LUI Hock Foong
Murdani ABDULLAH
0830 – 0850 “Please See for ? Hepatorenal Syndrome – My Patient Has Abnormal LFT and Renal Impairment” YANG Wei Lyn
0850 – 0910 “Please See for ? Hepatic Encephalopathy – My Drowsy Patient Has Raised Serum Ammonia” CHOW Wan Cheng
0910 – 0930 “Should I Observe or Treat My 40 Years Old Patient with Chronic Hepatitis B, Normal LFT, Normal Fibrosis Test and Elevated HBV DNA” TAN Seok Siam
0930 – 0940 Presence of Steatosis Does Not Increase the Risk of HCC in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B Over Long Follow-up LIM Chong Teik
0940 – 0950 Effect of Mobile Technology on Lifestyle Intervention and Weight Loss in Patients with Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Randomised Controlled Trial LOO Wai Mun
0950 – 1000 Question and Answer Session
1000 – 1030 Morning Tea Break and Viewing of Posters and Exhibits
1030 – 1200 Upper GI Symposium Chairperson:  Kenneth KOO
Than Than AYE
1030 – 1050 Pathophysiology and Prevention of NSAID-enteropathy: Focus on Gut Microbiota Carmelo SCARPIGNATO
1050 – 1110 Preventing Gastric Cancer through H. Pylori Eradication Kentaro SUGANO
1110 – 1130 Treatment of Refractory GERD FOCK Kwong Ming
1130 – 1150 Management of Anticoagulants During Endoscopy Lawrence HO
1150 – 1200 Question and Answer Session
1200 – 1315 Lunch
1215 – 1245 Lunch Symposium
(Sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Asia Pacific))
Treatment of Helicobacter Pylori in 2018
Kentaro SUGANO
 1245 – 1315 Lunch (continuation) and Viewing of Posters and Exhibitions
1315 – 1445 Gastroenterology and the Gut Microbiome Chairperson: Arjuna DE SILVA
David ONG
1315 – 1335 Probiotics for GI Diseases GWEE Kok Ann
1335 – 1355 Microbiota-directed Therapies in Digestive Diseases Carmelo SCARPIGNATO
1355 – 1415 Genetic Modification of Probiotic HO Chun Loong
1415 – 1425 Serum Biomarkers for Detection of Gastric Cancer in a Singapore Chinese Population Joy CHUA
1425 – 1445 Question and Answer Session
1445 – 1515 Afternoon Tea Break and Viewing of Posters and Exhibits
1515 – 1645 Endoscopy Potpourri Chairperson: Thein MYINT
Eric WEE
1515 – 1535 POEM – The Singapore Experience Jimmy SO
 1535 – 1555 Role of EUS in Portal Hypertension Anand SAHAI
 1555 – 1615 Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Assisted Colonoscopy Yuichi MORI
1615 – 1635 Strategies to Diagnose and Manage Complications of OGD and Colonoscopy Simon LO
1635 – 1645 Question and Answer Session
1645 – 1700 Closing
1645 – 1700 Closing Remarks by President CHUA Tju Siang
END OF MEETING

Day 2: Saturday, 7th July 2018

Venue: Level 5, Grange Ballroom, Mandarin Orchard

TIME TOPIC SPEAKERS
1245 – 1300 Registration
1300 – 1400 Lunch Symposium – Sponsored by Pfizer Pte Ltd Chairperson: GWEE Kok Ann
1300 – 1345 Safe NSAIDs Use for Chronic Pain – Looking at GI and Beyond Carmelo SCARPIGNATO
1345 – 1400 Lunch (continuation) and Viewing of Posters and Exhibitions
(Level 6 Mandarin Grand Ballroom 3)
1400 – 1500 Luminal Symposium Chairperson:  Christopher CHIA
1400 – 1420 Helicobactor Pylori – Is it Still a Problem? Kentaro SUGANO
1420 – 1440 Update in the Management of Stubborn Constipation Kewin SIAH
1440 – 1500 Probiotic GWEE Kok Ann
1500 – 1530 Afternoon Tea Break  and Viewing of Posters and Exhibits
(Level 6, Mandarin Grand Ballroom 3)
1530 – 1630 Liver Symposium Chairperson:  CHIA Chung King
1530 – 1550 Supplements and Drug Induced Liver Injury TAN Poh Seng
1550 – 1610 Fatty Liver – Is it Only Down to Diet and Exercise? YEW Kuo Chao
1610 – 1630 Doctor, is My Liver Ok? How to Assess Liver Function Accurately LU Wei
End of GP Symposium

Disclaimer: Whilst every attempt will be made to ensure that all aspects of the programme will take place as scheduled, the Organisers reserve the right to make appropriate changes should the need arise.