Antimicrobial Resistance in the Asia-Pacific & it’s impact on Singapore [Conference]

Primarily organised by the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, this event took place during World Antibiotic Awareness Week on 13th and 14th November. There were a lot of great regional and local speakers, and the event was well attended even by officials from local ministries – always a good sigh for the National Strategic […]

ASEAN Conference on Tropical Medicine and Parasitology (Vietnam)

The abovementioned conference was held at the Khanh Hoa Convention Centre (the main auditorium resembles concert theatre) in Nha Trang, Vietnam. The primary organisers were the National Hospital for Infectious Diseases (NHTD), Vietnam Society of Infectious Diseases (VSID), Vietnam Clinical of HIV/AIDS Society (VCHAS), Vietnam Society of Parasitology (VSP), Oxford Clinical Research Unit Vietnam (OUCRU), […]

Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (Conference)

It was a great privilege to be invited for the conference organised by the University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Medical Ethics and Law in collaboration with their School of Public Health. Titled “Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance: Meeting the Global Challenge of AMR”, the organizers had invited a formidable line-up of local and international speakers, one […]

Singapore’s National Strategic Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance

Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for the Ministries of Health and Transport, announced the launch of our National Strategic Plan on AMR during his address at the Public Health Thought Leadership Dialogue (PHTLD) organized by the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health today. The document is available here, and broadly follows […]

Singapore International Infectious Disease Conference (24th-26th August 2017)

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 […]