College of Physicians Lecture

 

This is an annual Lectureship during the Annual Scientific Meeting of the College of Physicians, Singapore.

 

The Lecture is open to distinguished members of the medical profession by invitation (local as well as overseas). Distinguished members of allied medical disciplines can be invited from time to time but the lecture given must be medical in content. Invitation of non-medical professionals should not be more than once in 5 years.

 

Nominations for this Lecture will be invited from members of the College of Physicians, Singapore six (6) months before the date of the Annual Scientific Meeting. The College Council will study the nominations, and make final decisions to accept or reject the nomination.

 

The recipient of this award will be presented with a gold medal and a certificate.

 

The College reserves the right to publish the College of Physicians Lecture in full in the College Proceeding or the Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

 

Year Series Lecturer Topic
2004 1st

Prof Chee Yam Cheng

Past Master, Academy of Medicine, Singapore

The Role of Internal Medicine as a Subspecialty in the Era of Subspecialisation
2005 2nd

Prof Dame Carol Black

President, Royal College of Physicians (London)

Challenges in Medical Education in the Making of Tomorrow's Doctors
2006 3rd

Prof Woo Keng-Thye

Emeritus Consultant & Advisor, Department of Renal Medicine, Singapore General Hospital

Translational Research: From Bench to Bedside and From Bedside to Bench; Incorporating a Clinical Research Journey in IgA Nephritis (1976 to 2006)
2007 4th

Prof Neil Douglas

President, The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Postgraduate Medical Training and Certification - Where Do We Go From Here?
2008 5th

Dr Chew Chin Hin

Honorary Fellow, College of Physicians, Singapore

Past Master, Academy of Medicine, Singapore

A Physician's Odyssey: Some Recollection and Reflections
2009 6th

Dr Thamotharampillai Thirumoorthy

Senior Consultant, Department of Dermatology, Singapore General Hospital

Professional Misconduct - Sitting in Judgement of our Colleagues
2010 7th

Prof K Ranga Krishnan

Dean, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

The Changing Face of Medicine - Past, Present and Future
2011 8th

A/Prof Cynthia Goh

Department of Palliative Medicine, National Cancer Centre, Singapore

Palliative Care in Singapore - Good Medicine Given With Compassion
2012 9th

Prof C Rajasoorya

Senior Consultant Physician and Endocrinologists, Alexandra Health

Clinical Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Adjunct Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

Medical Education and Professional Training - Changing the Trajectory

 

2013 10th

Dr Neil Dewhurst

Elected President, The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

The Challenges of Reinventing Medical Generalism in the 21st Century
2014 11th

Prof Lim Shih Hui

Master, Academy of Medicine, Singapore

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Delivering the Best and Cost-Effective Healthcare to Patients with Multiple Co-Morbidities: Shall All Physicians be Internal Medicine Accredited Before Specialization?
2015 12th

Prof Neil Dewhurst

President, The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

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Acute Medicine – Past, Present and Future
2016 13th

Dr Tan Lai Yong

Resident Fellow, College of Alice and Peter Tan, National University of Singapore

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Rural Lessons for Urban Doctors

 

 

Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Lecture

 

This is an annual Lecture held in conjunction with the Annual Scientific Meeting of the College of Physicians, Singapore.

 

The Lecture is open to distinguished members of the medical profession by invitation (local as well as overseas). The subject offered for the Lecturer must be scientific in content and be in the field of Internal Medicine. The Lecture should be on a Gastroenterology subject at least once in three years.

 

Nominations for this Lecture will be invited from members of the College of Physicians, Singapore six (6) months before the date of the Annual Scientific Meeting. The College of Physicians, Singapore Council will study and approve the nominations. The name of the Lecturer will be announced before the Annual Scientific Meeting of the College of Physicians, Singapore.

 

The honorarium for the Lecture will be S$2000 and the Lecturer will be presented with a plaque. In addition, a business-class return air passage and accomodation for the Lecturer during his stay throughout the duration of the Annual Scientific Meeting will be paid for by the College of Physicians, Singapore

 

The College reserves the right to publish the Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Lecture in full in the Journal of the College of Physicians, Singapore or Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

 

Year Series Lecturer Topic
1991 1st

Dr Chew Chin Hin

Past Master, Academy of Medicine, Singapore

Life and Times of Seah Cheng Siang
1992 2nd

Prof James W Lance

Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Clinical Skills in an Age of Technology
1993 3rd

Prof Lawrie W Powell

Director & Professor of Medicine, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

Research & the Practising Physician - Gastroenterological Perspective
1994 4th

Prof David Todd

Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong

Primary Gastro-Intestinal Lymphomas
1995 5th

Prof Homer A Boushey

Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, USA

HIV and the Respiratory System
1996 6th

Prof John Newsome-Davis

Neuroscience Group, Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

Autoimmunity and the Nervous System
1997 7th

Dr Ian A D Bouchier

Department of Medicine, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

The Etiology of Gallstones
1998 8th

Prof Marc Verstraete

Professor Of Medicine, Centre for Molecular and Vascular Biology, University of Leuven, Belgium

New Anti-Thrombotic Agents
1999 9th

Prof Lam Shiu Kum

Chairman of Medicine & Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong

Gastric Cancer: Where are we Now?

2000 10th

Prof Feng Pao Hsii

Emeritus Consultant, Department of Rheumatology & Immunology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital 

Going Places - A Rheumatological Odyssey
2001 11th

Prof Simon D Shorvon

Director, National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy - The Past, Present and Future
2002 12th

Prof Ng Han Seong

Head, Department of Gastroenterology, Singapore General Hospital

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Are we Different From the West?
2003 13th

Dr Alan Colman

Chief Scientific Officer, ES Cell International, Singapore

The Rocky Road From Dolly to Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Has it Been a Worthwhile and Justifiable Scientific Pursuit?
2004 14th

Prof Carol Black

President, Royal College of Physicians (London)

Systemic Sclerosis: State of the Art
2005 15th

Prof Roger Williams

The UCL Institute of Hepatology, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK

Liver Transplantation: Lessons Learnt and Future Horizons

2006 16th

Prof Chia Boon Lock

Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Changing Face of Cardiology Practice: Training and Research in Singapore
2007 17th

Prof Napier Thomson

President, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Chronic Disease Management - Lessons Learnt from the Treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy
2008 18th

Prof Liaw Yun Fan

Professor of Medicine, Liver Research Unit, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan

Advances in the Management of Viral Hepatitis in the Last Decade
2009 19th

Prof Victor Yu

Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Chief of Infectious Disease Section and Microbiology Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Past Antibiotic Era: Bad Bugs, No Drugs
2010 20th

Prof Ian Caterson

Foundation Director & Boden Professor of Human Nutrition, Boden Institute of Obesity Nutrition & Exercise, University of Sydney, Australia

Obesity is a Problem - What do we Have to do to Tackle it?
2011 21st

A/Prof Yeoh Khay Guan

Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Improving Survival Outcomes for Gastric Cancer
2012 22nd

Prof A Vathsala

Head & Senior Consultant, National University Hospital

Renal Transplantation in Singapore: A Historical Perspective, Controversies, Challenges and Future Directions
2013 23rd

A/Prof Lim Su Chi

Senior Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Journey with Diabetes: Lessons from Outliers
2014 24th

Prof Dato' Dr Goh Khean Lee

Professor of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

Head of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, and Chief of Combined Endoscopy Unit, University of Malaya Medical Centre

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Seeing Better, Doing Better - Evolution and Application of GI Endoscopy
2015 25th

Prof Tan Eng King

Director, National Neuroscience Institute

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Genes & Brain: Changing the Clinical Paradigm
2016 26th

Prof Chng Wee Joo

Director, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore

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Multiple Myeloma: A Journey from Biology to Potential Cure

 

Chapter of Dermatologists Lecture

 

This is an annual Lectureship during the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Chapter of Dermatologists, College of Physicians, Singapore.

 

The Lecture is open to distinguished members of the Dermatological Profession by invitation (local as well as overseas). 

 

Nominations for this Lecture will be invited from members of the Chapter of Dermatologists, College of Physicians, Singapore six (6) months before the date of the Annual Scientific Meeting. The Chapter of Dermatologists Board will study the nominations, and make recommendations to the Council of the College of Physicians, Singapore for final approval.

 

The recipient of this award will be presented with a plaque and a certificate.

 

The College reserves the right to publish the Chapter of Dermatologists Lecture in full in the College Proceeding or the Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

 

Year Series Lecturer Topic
2005 1st

Prof Sakari Reitamo

Acting Professor & Chairman, Department of Dermatology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland

Current Concepts in the Pathogenesis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases
2006 2nd

Prof Sewon Kang

Director, Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan Medical Centre, USA

Pathophysiology & Treatment of Skin Aging
2007 3rd

Prof John R Stanley

Milton B. Hartzell Professor & Chairman, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA

A Novel Method of Drug Delivery Using Pemphigus Monoclonal Antibodies
2008 4th

Prof Virginia Sybert

Clinical Professor, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Inherited Disorders of Hypo- and Hyperpigmentation
2010 5th

Prof Jean H Saurat

Chairman, Western Switzerland Department of Dermatology, Médecin Chef de Service, Hôpital Cantonal Universitaire de Genève, Switzerland

Topical Steroids: Update on Current Uses and Molecular Pathology of Side Effects for Their Prevention
2011 6th

Prof Werner Aberer

Professor & Chairman, Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Medical University of Graz, Austria

Drug Hypersensitivity: Much Achieved, But Still More to Do
2012 7th

Prof Herbert Hönigsmann

Professor & Chairman, Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Risks of Photocarcinogenesis in Phototherapy and Sunbed Use
2013 8th

Prof Frank Nestle

Mary Dunhill Chair of Cutaneous Medicine and Immunotherapy, St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, King’s College London, UK

Advances in Targeted Therapies in Psoriasis
2014 9th

Prof Jean-Claude Roujeau

Emeritus Professor Universite Paris-Est Creteil (UPEC)

Epidermal Necrolysis: 60 years of errors and advances
2015 10th

Prof Sean Whittaker

Consultant Dermatologist, St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guys & St Thomas' Hospital London

Melanoma: a Paradigm for Cancer Management
2016 11th

Prof Neil Hartley Shear

Professor & Chief, Dermatology, University of Toronto

Biosimilars’ Good news with some cautionary strategies

 

Chapter of Neurologists Lecture

 

This is an Annual Lectureship during a Scientific Meeting of the Chapter of Neurologists, College of Physicians, Singapore.

 

The Lecture is open to distinguished members of the neuroscience community by invitation (local as well as overseas). 

 

Nominations for this Lecture will be invited from members of the Chapter of Neurologists, College of Physicians, Singapore four (4) months before the date of the Annual Scientific Meeting. The Chapter of Neurologists Board will study the nominations, and make recommendations to the Council of the College of Physicians, Singapore for final approval.

 

The recipient of this award will be presented with a gold medal and a certificate.

 

The College reserves the right to publish the Chapter of Neurologists Lecture in full in the College Proceeding or the Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

 

Year Series Lecturer Topic
2004 1st

Prof Samuel F Berkovic

Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia

Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and Epilepsy Research Centre, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Genetics of Epilepsy
2005 2nd

Prof Lawrence Wong

Professor of Chinese Neurology of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The Vascular Lesions Underlying Stroke in Asia
2007 3rd

Prof Yoshikuni Mizuno

Director, Research Institute for Pathophysiology and Treatment of Diseases of Old Ages, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Recent Advances in Genetics of Parkinson's Disease
2009 4th

Prof Vladimir Hachinski

Distinguished University Professor, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Cerebrovascular and Alzheimer Disease: Fellow Travellers or Partners in Crime?
2010 5th

Prof Gunther Deuschl

Professor, Department of Neurology, University Clinic of Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany

Tremor - The Children's Darling but the Researcher's Wallflower
2013 6th

Prof Tan Chong-Tin

Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Update on Henipavirus Infection and Sarcocystosis, An Emerging Brain and Muscle Infection
2015 7th

Prof Craig Anderson

The George Institute for Global Health & The University of Sydney, Australia

Blood Pressure Management in
Acute Ischaemic & Haemorrhagic Stroke

 

Chapter of Renal Physicians Lecture

 

This is an Annual Lectureship awarded by the Chapter of Renal Physicians, College of Physicians, Singapore.

 

The Lecture is open to all distinguished members of the professional community by invitation (local as well as overseas). 

 

Nominations for this Lecture will be invited from members of the Chapter of Renal Physicians, College of Physicians, Singapore at least one (1) month before the date of the delivery of the Lecture. The Chapter of Renal Physicians Board or a Committee appointed by the Board will make the selection and the Council of the College of Physicians, Singapore will make the final approval.

 

The topic will be of relevance to nephrology, and the recipient of this award will be presented with a certificate.

 

The College reserves the right to record and publish the Chapter of Renal Physicians Lecture in full in the College Proceeding or the Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

 

Year Series Lecturer Topic
2007 1st

A/Prof Lina Choong Hui Lin

Senior Consultant, Department of Renal Medicine, Singapore General Hospital

Developing Hemodialysis in Singapore: Optimizing Therapy and the Challenge for the Future
2008 2nd

Prof Evan Lee Jon Choon

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital

Once Upon a Time in Nephrology
2009 3rd

Prof Tan Chorh Chuan

President, National University of Singapore

With a Stone for my Pillow
2010 4th

A/Prof Wong Kok Seng

President, College of Physicians, Singapore

Postgraduate Education in Renal Medicine, CPD and MOC - My Perspectives
2011 5th

Dr Gordon Ku Kwok Tai

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre

My Passion
2012 6th

Dr Grace Lee Siew Luan

Gleneagles Medical Centre

Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow - Lessons from the Art of Nephrology
2013 7th

A/Prof Chan Choong Meng

Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Renal Medicine, Singapore General Hospital

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The Old and New Challenges
2014 8th

Prof Yap Hui Kim

Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, National University Hospital

"Netball , Birds and the Kidney: What do they have in common?"
2015 9th

Prof A. Vathsala

Head of the Division of Nephrology and Director of the Adult Renal Transplantation Programme, National University Hospital

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"Navigating through life: Lessons from Darwin and Sheryl Sandberg?"
2016 10th

Dr Marjorie Foo

Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Renal Medicine
Singapore General Hospital

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'For better or for worse:  Lessons from the Change in Dialysis Paradigm in the Region'

 

The Monteiro Lecture

 

This is a biennial Lectureship awarded by the Chapter of Infectious Disease Physicians, College of Physicians, Singapore.

 

The Lecture is open to all distinguished members of the professional community by invitation (local as well as overseas). 

 

Nominations for this Lecture will be invited from Fellows of the Chapter of Infectious Disease Physicians, College of Physicians, Singapore at least three (3) months before the date of the delivery of the Lecture. The Chapter of Infectious Disease Physicians Board or a Selection Committee which comprises 2 Fellows of the Chapter and 1 member of the Society for Infectious Diseases (Singapore) appointed by the Board will make the selection and the Council of the College of Physicians, Singapore will make the final approval.

 

The topic will be of relevance to infectious diseases, microbiology, epidemiology or public health. The recipient of this award will be presented with a gold medal funded by the Society for Infectious Diseases (Singapore) for a term of 10 years commencing from year 2012.

 

The College reserves the right to record and publish the Chapter of Infectious Disease Physicians Lecture in full in the College Proceeding or the Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

 

Year Series Lecturer Topic
2012 1st

Dr David M Allen

Infectious Diseases Physicians: Worthy or Worthless?
2014 2nd

Dr Hsu Li Yang

Consultant, Division of Infectious Diseases, University Medicine Cluster, National University Hospital

Collaborative ID Research: Personal Lessons From a Decade of Observations
2016 3rd

Prof Goh Kee Tai

Adjunct Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

 

Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Singapore: Personal Reflection on Surveillance and Management

 

 

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