I was unfortunately not able to spend much time at the SIIDC, which is taking place now at the Waterfront Conference Centre at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.

This is actually the second such general infectious disease (ID) conference organized by the Singapore ID community, the first being the Courage Fund Infectious Diseases Conference which I managed to cover 2 years ago. That conference was sponsored primarily by the Courage Fund (hence the name), but the Courage Fund board had – for a variety of reasons I am not privy to – decided not to support the second conference, hence the change in name.

Nonetheless, the conference has managed to grow in size and stature, with 725 registered participants from 30 countries, which represents an approximate doubling in attendees from the first event. There are also many world class international and local speakers who have come to present their work, and it is to be hoped that this landmark local conference will continue and be sustainable.

Some photos I managed to capture:

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  1. Thanks for sharing this Li Yang – I had a total of 8 abstracts/posters/orals (many of them for our trainees) at the Singapore IUMS meeting just a few weeks ago in July (Vincent Chow was one of the local organisers) – at the Marina Bay Sands conference venue. Amazing place – easy to get lost there!

    Didn’t realise Singapore had its own ID conference now – may submit something for your next meeting in 2019.


    Dr Julian W Tang,
    Consultant Virologist/Honorary Associate Professor
    Clinical Microbiology, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust,
    Infection, Immunity, Inflammation, University of Leicester.
    Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Square,
    Leicester LE1 5WW, UK.
    Email: julian.tang@uhl-tr.nhs.uk; jwtang49@hotmail.com
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