The Singapore Cardiac Society held their 31st Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) from 5 to 7 April 2019. Themed "The Heart and Beyond: Integrated Approach to Holistic Care", this year's conference attracted more than 500 participants from 11 countries. Asst. Prof. Yeo Tee Joo shares the highlights of the meeting.
At the ASM's pre-symposium "C-Factor" competition, National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS) emerged victorious in a nail- biting finish. Our team (made up of Shaun Chook, Dr. Woo Jia Wei and Dr. Sia Ching Hui, Senior Residents, Department of Cardiology), successfully defended our title for the third year running.
NUHCS Juniors' Achievements
At the research competition rounds, our juniors did us proud by achieving several prizes. Dr. Matthew Ackers Johnson, Cardiovascular Research Institute of Singapore (CVRI) and Dr. Sia won their respective free paper sessions. For the Young Investigator Awards, Dr. Annadoray Lavenniah, CVRI, and Dr. Tan Lek Wen, Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), took home the first and second prize in the 'Basic Science' category. Dr. Koo Chieh Yang Christopher, Associate Consultant, Department of Cardiology, won first prize in the 'Clinical' category.
Meaningful Sharing at the Conference
Our nursing, allied health and cardiology representatives from NUHCS also took up coordinating, speaking and chairing roles at the ASM, enhancing the quality of the meeting. A/Prof. James Yip, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, also delivered an inspirational 31st SCS Lecture on 'Evolution of Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Singapore'.
As Organising Chairman for the event, I am deeply grateful for all the support received.
By: Asst. Prof Yeo Tee Joo