Currently attending the 1st Borneo Tropical Diseases Congress, held at the Tanjung Aru Resort in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. This 2-day event is organised by the Infectious Diseases Society Kota Kinabalu Sabah, which is currently led by Dr. Timothy William – an infectious diseases physician who has published extensively on malaria and other tropical diseases […]

The third and final day of the conference was held two days ago on Friday 13th March. Despite all the organisational and logistic hiccups, the conference itself in my opinion (biased as that may be given that I am on the organising committee!) was a resounding success. We were lucky and many things fell into […]

The second day of the conference was well attended and went well. It started with an early opening ceremony, graced by the President of the National University of Singapore Prof. Tan Chor Chuan, as well as Mdm. Kay Kuok, who is the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Courage Fund (the main sponsor […]

The inaugural Courage Fund ID Conference kicked off yesterday evening with a series of plenary lectures at the Marina Mandarin Hotel in Singapore. This clinical and basic science infectious diseases conference is a first for Singapore in many ways: It was organised in partnership by the Singapore Infectious Diseases Initiative, the Institute for Infectious Diseases […]

I have generally followed the World Economic Forum with interest over the past few years, particularly with regards to infectious diseases topics that feature on the agenda of the great and the good. Their perspectives are often different from the healthcare professionals on the ground, as the focus is primarily on global economics and trade, […]

A plug for the 1st International Meeting on Respiratory Pathogens, held at the Furama Hotel Waterfront in Singapore from 2nd to 4th September 2015. The conference website, with more meeting and registration details, and abstract datelines, is here. The meeting is organised by the International Society of Influenza and Respiratory Viruses (ISIRV).

Attended the International Congress of Infection Control Association (Singapore) – ICICAS for short – held at the Waterfront Copthorne Hotel in Singapore today. Held over 2 days (with a series of pre-congress workshops on various practical aspects of infection control), this congress is organised by the Infection Control Association (Singapore) (ICAS) and chaired by the […]

Just a plug for the Courage Fund Conference, which will be held at the Marina Mandarin Hotel in Singapore from 11th to 13th March this year. The conference website is here. Disclaimer: I am a member of the organising committee. This infectious diseases conference will have renowned speakers from around the world, and is unique in […]

Managed to attend more talks today. The morning plenary was delivered by Prof Hsueh Po Ren from Taipei, Taiwan, who described in detail the escalating threat of antimicrobial resistance in the Asia-Pacific region. The quality of the photos is poor (taken using an iPhone 5!), given the dim lighting during the talks. The subsequent keynote […]

Currently attending the 15th APCCMI, which is held at the Sunway Convention Centre in KL, Malaysia. The conference is currently in its 2nd day, and will end on Saturday noon (29th November 2014). It brings together many clinician and researchers in the region who are focused on infectious diseases, particularly antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial stewardship is […]