Main Programme 

Day 1 - 27 January 2018

0730 – 0815
Delegates to be seated
0830 – 0930 Opening of Symposium
Arrival of Guest of Honour
Mr Desmond Lee
Minister for Social and Family Development,
Second Minister for Ministry of National Development &
Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC
Welcome Address by Organising Chairman
Adj. Assoc. Prof Amila Clarence A. C. Y. Punyadasa
Address by SEMS President
A/Prof Lim Swee Han
Address by Guest-of-Honour
Mr Desmond Lee
V Anantharaman Book Prize Presentation to 2017 and 2018 winners
0930 – 1000
Plenary Talk 1:
A Zen Path to Permissive Resuscitation
Prof Colin Robertson
Emergency Medicine and Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1000 – 1020
Plenary Talk 2:
3D-Augmented Ultrasound for Identification of Abdominal/Pelvic Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock

A/Prof Joshua Seth Broder
Residency Director, Division of Emergency Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, USA

1020 – 1100
1100 – 1240 SESSION 1A: Critical Care Medicine
Chair: Dr Pek Jen Heng
SESSION 1B: Emergency Imaging
Chair: Dr Adriel Rao Kailing
Auditorium IPOEM
Use of Non-Invasive Haemodynamic (Cardiac Output) Monitoring in the Critically Ill in the Emergency Department
Prof Salvatore Di Somma, Sant'Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy
Role of POCUS for Vascular Emergencies in ER
Dr Chen Kuo Chih, West Garden Hospital, Taiwan
Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and E-CPR: The CTVS Perspective
Dr Mathew Jose Chakaramakkil, National Heart Centre
Making Ultrasound Better: A Story of Physician-Engineer Collaboration
A/Prof Joshua Seth Broder, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Acute Kidney Injury:The Place of Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) from the EM Perspective
Prof Oktay Eray, Akdeniz University Hospital, Turkey
Peeping into the Septic Heart
Dr Adi B Osman, Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh, Malaysia
Frontiers in Complex Airway Management: Getting it Right When It Really Matters
Dr Adam Osomanski, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Australia
Neuroimaging in Acute Stroke - What the EP Should Know
Dr Teoh Hock Luen, National University Hospital
A/Prof Winston Lim, Singapore General Hospital
Updates in Sepsis Management
Prof Wang Tzong Luen, Shin-Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Questions & Answers Questions & Answers
1240 – 1350


Sponsored LUNCH Symposium by Penthrox Auditorium

Penthrox for Rapid Analgesia in Prehospital Emergency Care and the Emergency Department
A/Prof Marcus Ong, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Oral Paper Presentations

e-Poster Presentations

e-Poster Display Area


1350 – 1530 SESSION 2A: Paediatric Emergencies
Chair: Dr Sashikumar Ganapathy
SESSION 2B: Geriatric Emergency Medicine
Chair: Dr Colin Ong and Dr Ranjeev Kumar
Auditorium IPOEM
Paediatric Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Updates
Dr Tham Lai Peng, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Geriatric Emergency Medicine: The Singapore Journey
A/Prof Eillyne Seow, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Injury Prevention - Moving Beyond the ED
Dr Arif Tyebally, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Research Advances in Paediatric Emergency Medicine: Perspectives and Progress
Dr Chong Shu-Ling, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Preparing for the Silver-Haired Boom: Improving Care of Older Persons in the ED - What Approach Should We Take?
Dr Colin Ong, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
HoCUS (Hype or Clinically Useful  Strategy), POCUS
Dr Gene Ong, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Role of the GEM Nurse in an Interprofessional Team in Caring for the Elder Patients
Ms Loretta Neo, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
A Paediatric Short Stay Unit Nested in an Adult Short Stay Unit - Challenges Faced and Lessons Learnt
Dr Andrea Yeo, National University Hospital
Questions & Answers Questions & Answers
1530 – 1610
1610 – 1750 SESSION 3A: Prehospital Emergency Care
Chair: Dr Poongkulali Anaikatti
SESSION 3B: Observational Medicine and Emergency Nursing
Chairs: Dr Daniel Chor and Sister Tracy Ng
Auditorium IPOEM
The Evolution of Quality Management for Dispatcher -Assisted CPR and Good Neurological Survival
Dr Patrick Chow-In Ko, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Thrombotic Conditions and Their Potential Management in an Emergency Department Observation Unit
Dr Yap Eng Soo, National University Hospital
Utsein 10 steps Implementation and Outcomes of OHCA in Korea
Dr Sang Do Shin, Seoul National University, Korea
Holistic Management of Asthma Exacerbation in ED (Asthma Night Nurse @ ER initiative)
A/Prof Mariko Koh, Singapore General Hospital
Challenges in EMS in the Near Future
A/Prof Marcus Ong, Singapore General Hospital
Emergency Nursing - Leading and Advancing Health
Ms Sundramalar A/P Mathiaparnam, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Data Analytics in Emergency Medical Services: A Case Study in the Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS)
Asst. Prof Liu Nan, SingHealth & Duke-NUS Medical School
Emergency Nursing Triage - Tips to Stay Away from Trouble
Mr Shashi Chandra Segaram, Singapore General Hospital
#YOLT - Story from a Trauma Survivor
Mr Jason Lim
Questions & Answers Questions & Answers
End of Day 1
1930 – 2200
SEMS Conference Dinner - For Committee and Speakers


Day 2 - 28 January 2018

0800 – 0830
0830 – 0940
SEMS EMS SIMWars Finals (Sponsored by Laerdal)
Chair: Dr Michael Chia
0940 – 1000
Plenary Talk 3: Updates on Management of Heart Failure in ED
Prof William Franklin Peacock
Emergency Department, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
1000 – 1020
Plenary Talk 4: Biomarkers in Sepsis
Prof Salvatore Di Somma
Director, Emergency Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Sant'Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy
1020 – 1100
1100 – 1230 SESSION 4A: ED Cardiology
Chair: Dr Terence See
SESSION 4B: Education & Simulation
Chair: Dr James Kwan
Auditorium IPOEM
Management of Acute Chest Pain in ED:
Clinical Scores for Chest Pain – Which is Best?

Prof William Franklin Peacock, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Simulation for Assessment: Defining the Skills, Choosing the Tasks
Prof Fatimah Lateef, Singapore General Hospital
Troubleshooting Cardiac Devices in ED
Dr Chia Pow-Li, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Training of EM Residents in Turkey
Prof Oktay Eray, Akdeniz University Hospital, Turkey
How to Manage Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with Acute Heart Failure in ED
Prof Salvatore Di Somma, Sant'Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy
A Storyteller's Approach to ED Teaching
Prof Colin Robertson, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
ECG Reading: Never Miss a VT Again!
Dr Derek Heng, National University Hospital
Evolution of Residency Training Model in Taiwan
Prof Choi Wai-Mau, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Questions & Answers Questions & Answers
1230 – 1340


Sponsored Lunch Symposium by AstraZeneca
Chair: A/Prof Lim Swee Han

Troponinitis: Boon or Bane for the Cardiologists
Adj Asst Prof Tan Wei Chieh Jack, Singapore General Hospital

Preventing Repeat ER Visits and Rehospitalization in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction
A/Prof Mark Chan, National University Hospital
1340 – 1510 SESSION 5A: Toxicology
Chair: Dr Mong Rupeng
SESSION 5B: ED Informatics & Administration
Chair: Dr Tam Howen
Auditorium IPOEM
Prescription Medicine Misuse: An Evolving Epidemic?
Dr Chan Wui Ling, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Concept to Reality – Implementing AI Tools in the Emergency Department
Asst Prof Ngiam Kee Yuan, National University Hospital
Abuse and Detection of Novel Psychoactive Substances in Singapore
Dr Yao Yi Ju, Health Sciences Authority
Critical Infrastructure Protection and Operations Continuity: Why EPs Should Care for These Things
Dr Puneet Seth, Sengkang General Hospital
ECMO and Toxicology
Dr Kenneth Tan, Singapore General Hospital
Emergency Medicine in Asian Countries
Prof Choi Wai-Mau, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Update on Management and Use of Antidotes for Nerve Agent Poisoning (Tips on Detection in the Field and ED)
Dr Loke Weng Keong, DSO National Laboratories
Implementation of CPR and First Aid Training in Schools in Taiwan
Prof Wang Tzong Luen, Shin-Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Questions & Answers Questions & Answers
1510 – 1550
1550 – 1710
SEMS Inter-Hospital SIMWars Finals (Sponsored by Laerdal)
Chair: Dr Dennis Chia
1710 – 1730
Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony
End of Conference