60 Years

Joint AMS-CFPS-SMA updated advisory on fees paid to Managed Care and Third-Party Administrator (TPA) companies
23 Jun 2017

We refer to SMC’s advisory issued on 13 December 2016 [“Advisory to Medical Practitioners on payment of fees to Managed Care Companies, Third Party Administrators, Insurance Entities or Patient Referral Services”], the subsequent joint opinions issued by the three professional bodies (3PBs) on 14 December 2016 and 11 April 2017, and the latest SMC advisory issued on 23 June 2017.

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NOMINATION FOR MASTER-ELECT 2017
9 Jun 2017

I am now inviting nominations by voting Fellows for the post of Master-Elect.  Only Elected Council Members shall be eligible for the post.  
 

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COUNCIL OF THE ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SINGAPORE (2017-2018)
3 Jun 2017

At the conclusion of the 39th Annual General Meeting of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore on 3 June 2017, we are pleased to announce the Academy’s Council for the term 2017-2018.

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DIAMOND JUBILEE COMMEMORATIVE GIFTS FOR FELLOWS AND MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SINGAPORE
29 May 2017

To commemorate this historical milestone, the Academy will be giving away special commemorative gift to all Fellows and Members as a gesture of appreciation for your support and contribution to the Academy through the years.

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RESULTS OF ELECTION OF AMS COUNCIL MEMBERS (2017 - 2019)
19 Apr 2017

By the closing deadline on 17 April 2017 at 1700 hours, a total of 1,209 returned ballot cards were received out of 3,037 ballot cards that were sent out.

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (MAR APR 2017)
13 Apr 2017

The Academy will reach its 60th anniversary milestone come 19 July 2017.  In the last decade, rapidly changing healthcare landscape in Singapore has challenged the Academy and Fellows to do more in advocating and advancing professionalism, professional standards, and continuing professional development.

 

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JOINT ADVISORY ON FEES PAID TO MANAGED CARE AND THIRD-PARTY ADMINISTRATOR COMPANIES
12 Apr 2017

We refer to SMC’s advisory issued on 13 Dec 2016 [“Advisory to Medical Practitioners on payment of fees to Managed Care Companies, Third Party Administrators, Insurance Entities or Patient Referral Services”] and the subsequent joint opinion issued by the three professional bodies (3PBs) on 14 Dec 16.

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (JAN 2017)
18 Jan 2017

We have just welcomed 2017, and in a few weeks, we will be welcoming the Year of the Rooster as well.  I would like to wish you good health and prosperity throughout the New Year.

 

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (DEC 2016)
20 Dec 2016

2016 has been another busy and fruitful year.  As we reach the close of the year, I would like to wish one and all an enjoyable holiday season and a wonderful new year ahead.

 

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JOINT AMS-CFPS-SMA OPINION ON TRANSACTIONS WITH MANAGED CARE / THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATORS (TPAs)
14 Dec 2016

We refer to the Singapore Medical Council’s “Advisory On The Payment of Fees to Managed Care Companies, Third Party Administrators, Insurance Entities Or Patient Referral Services (“Third Parties)” dated 13 Dec 2016.


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THE ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SINGAPORE ANNOUNCES DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION 2017
18 Aug 2016

I am pleased to announce the Diamond Jubilee Celebration emblem that will mark the commemoration of this auspicious and unique milestone in our Academy’s history.
 

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (AUG 2016)
8 Aug 2016

On behalf of AMS Council and Staff, I would like to wish one and all a Happy National Day 2016.
 

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (JUL 2016)
11 Jul 2016

It has been a very busy 4 weeks, since I started my term as Master of AMS.
 

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INAUGURAL MASTER'S MESSAGE
20 Jun 2016

Transition of leadership can be smooth or tumultuous.  It is praiseworthy that the recent handover of the position of Master was so seamless...

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW MASTER
13 Jun 2016

The Academy of Medicine, Singapore announces the appointment of Dr S R E Sayampanathan as the new Master of the Academy.

 

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (MAY-JUN 2016)
8 Jun 2016

It is with mixed feeling I write my last message as Master of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (AMS).

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REPORT OF AMS TASK FORCE ON AESTHETIC MEDICINE PRACTICE
6 Jun 2016

A Report of the Task Force on Aesthetic Medicine Practice has been released to guide aesthetic medicine practice in Singapore and the region.

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (MAR-APR 2016)
30 Apr 2016

The Academy enjoyed yet another successful Induction Comitia at the NUHS Tower Block Auditorium on Saturday, 23 April 2016.

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (JAN-FEB 2016)
29 Feb 2016

I hope you have had a good and promising start in 2016.  This year, I will complete my final term as Master of the Academy.

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SINGAPORE CANCER NETWORK GUIDELINES
12 Feb 2016

The Singapore Cancer Network (SCAN) has published national guidelines to harmonise systemic cancer care across public and private institutions in the Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore October 2015 issue.

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MASTER OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION - SINGAPORE (MHPE-S) [2016 Intake]
15 Jan 2016

Call for Registration for 2nd Intake

Application Deadline: Thurs, 31 Mar 2016
Limited seats for 2nd in-take!  Qualified applicants with confirmed funding and who are FAMS will be given priority.

 


MASTER'S MESSAGE (OCT-DEC 2015)
18 Dec 2015

As we reach the close of another busy and fruitful year, I would like to thank one and all for your fellowship and support as we made steady and significant progress towards fulfilling our profession’s vision and mission.

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (AUG-SEP 2015)
31 Aug 2015

August has been eventful and upbeat.  Singapore celebrated SG50 and the Academy hosted the 49th Singapore Malaysia Congress Medicine (SMCM) from 31st July to 2nd August 2015.

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18TH RUNME SHAW MEMORIAL LECTURE
28 Aug 2015

The 18th Runme Shaw Memorial Lecture, entitled ‘Scientific Basis of Cancer Care’, was delivered by Prof Soo Kee Chee, Director, National Cancer Centre Singapore at the 49th Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine on 1 August 2015. View more


NATIONAL MEDICAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2015
25 Aug 2015

The Academy of Medicine, Singapore, congratulates the following FAMS, who were awarded the National Medical Excellence Awards 2015.   View more


NATIONAL DAY 2015 AWARD RECIPIENTS
12 Aug 2015

The Academy of Medicine, Singapore congratulates the following FAMS who, through their devotion of duty... View more


OPENING CEREMONY AND INDUCTION COMITIA 2015
31 Jul 2015

On 31 July 2015, the Academy held its second Induction Comitia for the year which was held in conjunction with the 49th Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine... View more


MASTER'S MESSAGE (JUN 2015)
3 Jul 2015

At the closing deadline on 2nd July 2015, the Academy received one (1) nomination for the post of Master-Elect.

 

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NOMINATION FOR MASTER-ELECT
18 Jun 2015

I am now inviting nominations by voting Fellows for the post of Master-Elect. Only Elected Council Members shall be eligible for the post.
 

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (MAY 2015)
29 May 2015

I am pleased to share with you our Academy’s Annual Report 2014 which has been uploaded onto the Academy’s website.
 

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (APR 2015)
30 Apr 2015

I was privileged to be invited to attend the Inaugural General Meeting of the Chapter of Intensivists on 24 April 2015. 

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RESULTS OF NOMINATION FOR ELECTED COUNCIL MEMBERS (2015-2017)
30 Mar 2015

At the close of the nomination deadline, 24 March 2015, at 1700 hours, six nominations were received

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (MAR 2015)
28 Mar 2015

This afternoon, it is with heavy heart I delivered my message at the Academy’s Induction Comitia held in SingHealth @ Academia.


MASTER'S MESSAGE (JAN-FEB 2015)
27 Feb 2015

I hope you have had a good break during the long Lunar New Year weekend.  I hereby wish everyone a Happier & Jubilant Goat (Good) Year ahead.
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LUNAR NEW YEAR GREETINGS
17 Feb 2015

The Academy Council wishes one and all a Happy, Prosperous and Healthy Chinese New Year.
 

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PROF BRIAN HODGES - FY2014 MOH HMDP VISITING EXPERT (26 JAN - 2 FEB 2015)
26 Jan 2015

The Academy of Medicine, Singapore is honoured to host Prof Brian Hodges, a Ministry of Health HMDP Visiting Expert in Medical and Health Professional Education for 2014. Prof Hodges will be giving talks and conduct workshops to medical and health professionals during his visit here in Singapore.

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (NOV-DEC 2014)
22 Dec 2014

2014 is again a busy and significant year for the Academy. As we reflect the old and bring in the new, I would like to wish all an enjoyable holiday season with your loved ones.

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (SEP-OCT 2014)
31 Oct 2014

I am pleased to update that the Academy’s submission to MOH on “Feedback on Specialist Training in Singapore” is accessible to Fellows on the Academy’s intranet (Member Login required).

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS : GORDON ARTHUR RANSOME ORATION AND RUNME SHAW MEMORIAL LECTURE
8 Sep 2014

The oration and lecture are hallmarks and keynote addresses of the Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine.  Invitation is now open to Fellows for nominations.

 

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CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES ON ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)
30 Aug 2014

The Academy of Medicine, Singapore and Ministry of Health have published evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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9th Public Health and Occupational Medicine Conference
28 Aug 2014

28-29 August 2014

EMRACING CHALLENGES IN BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Sheraton Towers Singapore 

www.phconference.org


GERIATRIC MEDICINE MODULAR TRAINING PROGRAMME
4 Aug 2014

The Geriatric Medicine Modular Training Programme is a structured training programme that teaches basic principles of geriatric care to all non-Geriatric/Internal Medicine Residents…

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FELLOWS' FEEDBACK ON SPECIALIST TRAINING IN SINGAPORE
18 Jul 2014

After 4 to 5 years of modelling the US-style training system, it is time for us to review and reflect how well this training system suits us in the Singapore’s setting…

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Medical Expert Witness Training
28 Jun 2014

 

Day 2 Programme

Date: Saturday, 12 July 2014

 

Venue: State Courts

No. 1 Havelock Square

Singapore 059724

 

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (MAY - JUN 2014)
27 Jun 2014

Time flies like an arrow!  Just a blink of an eye, I have served my first two-year term as Master of the Academy.    Reflecting on the past two years, I wish to highlight that Academy, its Colleges and Chapters have accomplished many but more efforts will be needed to fulfil the rest of goals and objectives set in our Strategic Plan 2012-2014.

 

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INDUCTION COMITIA 2014
17 May 2014

This year’s Induction Comitia was held on a Saturday afternoon of 17th May at the Health Promotion Board Auditorium.  The event was graced by A/Prof Benjamin Ong, Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, Singapore, as the Guest-of-Honour.

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (MAR-APR 2014)
9 May 2014

At the close of the Nomination for Elected Council Members on 31 March 2014, six (6) nominations were received. They will be declared elected at the upcoming 36th Annual General Meeting of the Academy to serve the Council for the next two years...

 

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RESULTS OF NOMINATION FOR ELECTED COUNCIL MEMBERS
2 Apr 2014

At the close of the nomination deadline, 31 March 2014, at 1700 hours, the following nominations were received:-

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CALL FOR NOMINATION FOR ELECTED COUNCILLORS
10 Mar 2014

Nominations are now open for six (6) elected Council Members.

 

Nominations for Elected Councillors should reach the Academy by Monday, 31 March 2014 at 1700 hours sharp.

 

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (JAN-FEB 2014)
10 Mar 2014

I hope you have a good start in 2014.

 

In this message, I would like to seek your opinions and views on an important subject: Has Family Medicine become a specialty of medicine or is Family Medicine always a specialty of medicine?



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MASTER'S MESSAGE (NOV-DEC 2013)
31 Dec 2013

I hope you have had a fruitful and rewarding year in 2013.  As a new year begins, I would like to wish one and all a happy and better 2014. In the last two months of 2013, the Academy and its Colleges were abuzz with important meetings and activities.

 

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DR MATTHEW K WYNIA - FY2013 MOH HMDP VISITING EXPERT (5 - 11 NOV 2013)
18 Oct 2013

The Academy of Medicine, Singapore invites all to attend the Talks given by Dr Matthew K Wynia, a Ministry of Health HMDP Visiting Expert in Medical Ethics & Professionalism.

 

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (JUL-AUG 2013)
6 Sep 2013

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to lead the Academy for a second two-year term as Master (2014 - 2016). I am deeply honoured by your support and I remain committed to serve and do more to fulfil the priorities and objectives set out in the strategic plans advocated by the Academy Council.

 

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INDUCTION COMITIA & GORDON ARTHUR RANSOME ORATION 2013
23 Aug 2013

Close to 400 attendees comprising overseas guests, Past Masters, Fellows, inductees and representatives from medical organisations gathered on the evening of 23rd August to not only witness the induction of new Fellows but to listen to a thought-provoking Oration delivered by a prominent public figure.

 

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MEDIA RELEASE
22 Aug 2013

The Academy of Medicine, Singapore is honoured to confer Honorary Fellowship on Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance at its annual Induction Comitia which will be held on Friday, 23 August 2013.

 

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2ND CALL FOR NOMINATION FOR MASTER-ELECT
15 Aug 2013

The Commissioner of Charities and Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority Singapore have approved the amendments of the Academy’s Memorandum and Articles of Association passed at the 35th Annual General Meeting on 15 June 2013.

 

Nominations for Master-Elect should reach the Academy by Wednesday, 28 August 2013 at 1700 hours sharp.

 

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2ND CALL FOR NOMINATION FOR VISITING ACADEMICIAN AND VISITING LECTURER
22 Jul 2013

The Academy would like to call for a second nomination, through the Colleges and Chapters, for the appointment of Visiting Academicians and Visiting Lecturers for Yr 2013.

 

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NEW COUNCIL FOR ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SINGAPORE (2013-2014)
9 Jul 2013

The Academy of Medicine, Singapore announces its new Council for the term 2013-2014 following the 35th Annual General Meeting held on 15 June 2013.

 

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (MAY-JUN 2013)
30 Jun 2013

Reflecting on the past 12 months since I took over as Master, I am pleased to report that it has been a year of noteworthy achievements and milestones.

 

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35TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
31 May 2013

Announcement: Notice is hereby given that the 35th Annual General Meeting of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore will be held on Saturday, 15 June 2013 at Mini Auditorium 4A, Level 4, NKF Centre.

 

Please click here for Agenda.

Please click here for the Director’s Report & Financial Statements.


TRADITIONAL CATARACT SURGERY REMAINS 'GOLD STANDARD'
16 May 2013

The College of Ophthalmologists wishes to address certain points in last Thursday’s article (“New cataract surgery cuts blindness risk”)…

 

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FINAL APPEAL - GORDON ARTHUR RANSOME ORATION FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
6 May 2013

The purpose of this initiative is to perpetuate the legacy, values and teaching of Sir Professor Gordon Arthur Ransome. Prof Ransome was the founding Master of the Academy. He was also an excellent clinical teacher and taught many of us…

 

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (MAR-APR 2013)
30 Apr 2013

In this issue of my message, I would like to focus on the Academy’s role in influencing the healthcare agenda in Singapore.

 

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REPORTS OF COLLEGES/CHAPTERS
30 Apr 2013

We have also collated Reports of Colleges and Chapters where you can stay informed and have access to the activities and programmes planned by the respective College and/or Chapter.

 

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (JAN-FEB 2013)
28 Feb 2013

I hope you had a wonderful start in 2013. The Academy welcomed the New Year on a busy note as 2013 promises to be a year of challenges entwined with opportunities.

 

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CONCESSIONARY RATE FOR NEW FAMS - FINAL EXTENSION TO 31 MARCH 2013
7 Jan 2013

The Academy is pleased to announce that the special concession rate for new Fellows has been extended. New Fellows who join the Academy before 31 March 2013 will still enjoy a concession of $300 off the first year annual subscription.

 

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (NOV-DEC 2012)
15 Dec 2012

As we approach the close of a busy and demanding year, I would like to wish you all an enjoyable holiday season and a splendid New Year.

 

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AMSnews | ISSUE 17 | DEC 2012
3 Dec 2012

Master’s Message: As we start the new year, I would like to wish you a great 2013 and an enjoyable festive season. Even in the closing months of last year, the Academy and its Colleges were kept abuzz with activities for which I am pleased to bring you the updates.

 

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (OCT 2012)
31 Oct 2012

Let me begin with a special appreciation to a group of Fellows whose contributions to the Academy which I acknowledge are often overlooked.

 

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LAUNCH OF THE 1ST AMS-MOH CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES ON DENTAL IMPLANTS IN EDENTULISM
6 Oct 2012

The Academy of Medicine, Singapore and the Ministry of Health, Singapore have jointly launched the first ever Clinical Practice Guidelines for Dental Practitioners on the topic of Dental Implants in Edentulism.

 

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (SEP 2012)
28 Sep 2012

The Academy of Medicine, Singapore has reached another milestone in its history. Fifty-five years on, the Academy continues to strengthen and renew its fellowship at the annual Induction Comitia.

 

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AMSnews | ISSUE 16 | SEPTEMBER 2012
3 Sep 2012

Master’s Message: This year, 75 new Fellows were formerly inducted to the Academy’s Fellowship at the Induction Comitia held on 23 August 2012. Guest-of-Honour, Dr Amy Khor, Minister of State for Health, was joined by invited guests, colleagues, friends and family, to bear witness of the conferment in a capacity-filled auditorium at the Health Promotion Board.

 

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DENTAL SURGEONS BACK WATER FLUORIDATION POLICY
31 Aug 2012

WE SUPPORT the Ministry of Health's reply which confirms the safety and cost-effective measure of adding fluoride in low amounts to drinking water ("Water fluoridation safe, with dental benefits"; last Saturday).

 

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INDUCTION COMITIA 2012
23 Aug 2012

This year’s Induction Comitia saw a celebration of three significant events. It not only witnessed the annual conferment of new Fellows and the graduation of trainees under the Staff Registrar Scheme, but also the launch of the Gordon Arthur Ransome Oration Fundraising Campaign.

 

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GORDON ARTHUR RANSOME ORATION FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
23 Aug 2012

Professor Gordon Arthur Ransome (1910 - 1978) was the founding and first Master of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. A legendary pioneer in medicine in Singapore, he practiced at the Singapore General Hospital for 33 years and mentored most of the senior physicians and surgeons of today.

 

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (AUG 2012)
15 Aug 2012

As one of the key priorities of the Academy Council is to improve communications with Fellows, I am pleased to bring you another update on several of our scientific events, academic activities, and educational programmes.

 

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MASTER'S MESSAGE (JUL 2012)
3 Jul 2012

It is my great honour to be the Master of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, for the term 2012-2014. Your support reinforces my commitment to serve you to the best of my efforts and capabilities.

 

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BENEFITS OF SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY
28 Jun 2012

In Singapore, the participation rate for screening is low. Of approximately 1,500 invasive breast cancers diagnosed annually, perhaps 15 per cent to 20 per cent of cases are detected by screening..

 

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NEW MASTER FOR ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SINGAPORE
18 Jun 2012

The Academy of Medicine, Singapore today announces the appointment of Professor Lim Shih Hui as the new Master of the Academy. Professor Tan Kok Chai, who has been Master of the Academy since June 2010, stepped down from his position at the helm after accomplishing his two-year term…

 

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FAMS BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES
13 Jun 2012

This year, the Academy of Medicine, Singapore proudly marks its 55th year in specialists’ education and training. Commemorating the achievement of this milestone, the Academy has lined up a host of attractive benefits and privileges…

 

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AMSnews | ISSUE 15 | JUNE 2012
1 Jun 2012

Master's Message: The Academy Council had a hectic schedule after the usual Christmas, year-end and New Year celebrations. This was followed closely by the Lunar New Year welcoming the Dragon year. On behalf of the Council, I would like to wish one and all a happy and prosperous 2012.

 

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REVISED ENROLMENT AND MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR NEW FELLOWS
28 May 2012

The Academy of Medicine, Singapore is pleased to launch its new enrolment and membership fees for new Fellows with effect from 1 June 2012.

 

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