Asia Continence Nursing Congress 2022
Day 2 Main Congress (16th Oct 2022)
Day 2 Main Congress (16th Oct 2022)
Dr Edward Chong is a Consultant for the Department of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, in 2008.
His clinical and research interests include continence care and frailty in older adults.
At Tan Tock Seng Hospital, he currently holds the position of Head of the Geriatric Continence Service, and is the program lead for the front door geriatric service known as the Emergency Department Interventions for Frailty (EDIFY).
Ms Png is currently SingHealth’s Chief Nurse Shared Services- Nursing Practice Development, Chief Nurse of Changi General Hospital and concurrently holding the role of Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) specializing in Geriatric Nursing.
Ms Png has been with CGH since 1990. She is passionate about caring for the elderly with her sub-speciality on wound care. She was part of the pioneering team that set up gerontology services at CGH and facilitate CGH’s certification in NICHE (Nurses’ Improving Care for Health system Elders) program which is accredited by New York University College of Nursing.
Dr Kelvin Tan is a Senior Lecturer and Mentor/Domain Expert in Gerontology and Innovation programmes in Singapore University of Social Sciences.
He holds various advisory roles in One&Co (Japan East Rail), People’s Association, Ageing Asia and Yincubator.
Prior to the current role as an educator, he was the Director for Corporate Partnerships, Innovation and Entrepreneur Division, in National University of Singapore (NUS). Concurrently, he was the Business Development Director in NUS Smart Systems Institute which translates research in AI, Cognitive technology, IoT, Natural Language translation and Data Analytics for commercialization.
Mr To is a Urology Nurse Consultant of more then 30 years in Hong Kong.
He developed, together with Institute of Advanced Nursing Studies of Hong Kong Hospital Authority, the first and the only qualified Urology Nursing specialty training in Hong Kong in 1999.
He is the ex-Chairperson of the Urology Nursing chapter of the Hong Kong Urological Association and the Founding President of the Hong Kong College of Urological Nursing.
He is leading a urology nursing team in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital of Hong Kong which is providing comprehensive urology nursing service to patients.
Ms Ranjit is a speciality Care Nurse (Paediatrics Urotherapy ) Nurse Clinician.
She completed her Curtin University Singapore Bachelor of Science Nursing in 2015, and Advance Diploma in Nephrology Urology Nursing at Nanyang Polytechnic in 2010.
She is a member of the International Children’s Continence Society (ICCS).
Ranjit has been actively involved in educating and teaching children requiring self / intermittent self-catheterization, bladder re-training and pelvic floor disorder.
In 2007 and 2009, Ranjit had attachments opportunities at the Paediatrics Continence Training Hong Kong Children’s Continence Centre Prince of Wales Hospital and at Urology Centre Children’s Hospital Philadelphia USA and Colorectal Unit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, Ohio
Mrs Sears is a Unit Coordinator at Curtin University School of Nursing, in the postgraduate Wounds, Ostomy and Continence program that runs in Australia and Singapore. She is also the Unit Coordinator for the first-year, first semester Clinical Practice Unit for undergraduate nurses in Perth and Mauritius.
Joy has a broad base of experience within the acute and chronic nursing care domains across the lifespan, in primary to tertiary healthcare.
Clinical nursing remains her primary passion in nursing, but she feels strongly that best practice can only be achieved through quality education processes.
Dr. Nyo Yoke Lin is a senior consultant in the Department of Paediatric Surgery and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery in the National University of Singapore. Dr Nyo was awarded the Academic Medicine Development Award for further subspecialisation in paediatric urology at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He is certified by the European Academy of Paediatric Urology (EAPU) and an active corresponding member of the European Society of Paediatric Urology (ESPU).
His special interests include neurogenic bladder secondary spina bifida and valve bladder syndrome associated with posterior urethral valves. He leads the unit for invasive urodynamics including biofeedback and for specialized management such as urinary diversions, ureterostomy or vesicostomy and augmentation cystoplasty with or without Mitrofanoff.
Dr Melissa Tay is a consultant in the Department of Urology at the National University Health System. She graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2010 and obtained specialist Urology post-graduate qualifications from the Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians (Glasgow). Dr Tay is also a faculty at the Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
She manages general urology conditions with a special interest in adolescent transitional care urology, female, functional and reconstructive urology for which she has completed her fellowship training at University College Hospital (London).
Prof Lim graduated from the University of Bristol, UK in 1992.
After she obtained her membership from the Royal College of Physician in 1996, she worked as a renal physician in Brunei until 2003 when she and her young family moved to Singapore to start a new career in Geriatric Medicine. She joined Singapore General Hospital in 2006 to set up a new department of Geriatric Medicine and worked with the Orthopaedic surgeons for the Ortho Geri service.
She returned to Changi General Hospital (CGH) in 2013 and heads the Dementia ward in CGH.
She is also the Geriatrician working with the department of General Surgery taking care of the older peri-operative surgical patients.
Prof Lim is one of the leads for the dementia taskforce in CGH and is the director of Education in the SDDC. She is a keen teacher and is a faculty at National University of Singapore, Dukes-NUS, NTU-LKC Medical School, Singapore University of Social Sciences and Nanyang Polytechnic.
Mr Lim is a Operating Room Nurse at National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Philippines.
He is currently Public Relations Officer, Board of Director, periOperative Registered Nurses Association of the Philippines Inc.
He studied at Far Eastern University – Manila, 2006
Assoc Prof Tsai is a faculty member in
Tzu Chi University Taiwan.
She obtained her Ph.D (Nursing) at the University of Pittsburg, USA.
She specializes in:
Ms Zhou graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic with Advanced Diploma in Gerontology in 2005.
She has been working in the acute geriatric wards for the past 10 years and is actively involved in teaching in the Nurse-led Integrated Care for Elders (NICE) training program to outreach the geriatric care to the non-geriatric wards.
Linfang has special interest in promoting person centred care, pressure injury prevention and incontinence management in elderly patients.
Dr Lui received her undergraduate medical education at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She then become a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2012. She is now a Consultant in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. She co-leads the Spinal Cord Injury team at Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehabilitation Centre. She has interest in Spinal Cord Injury rehabilitation and management of neurogenic bladder after spinal cord injury.
Dr Toh obtained his medical degree at the National University of Singapore and post-graduate surgical diplomas at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK as well as Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, UK.
He received his urological training in Singapore and underwent further subspecialty training in the United States where he completed 2 fellowships – one at Duke University, North Carolina and the other at William Beaumont Hospital, Michigan.
He is a certified specialist in Urology and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine,Singapore (Urology).
Dr Toh is a past President of the Singapore Urological Association. In Urological Association of Asia, he was a member of the Executive Committee, serving as Honorary Treasurer.
Ms Fong is a Nurse specialist and has worked as an Operating theatre nurse for about 15 years.
She is the President of Nursing Chapter of Macau Urological Association.
She has a Master of Nursing from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is pursing a Doctor of Philosophy from The City University of Macau.
Ms Toh is a Principal Occupational Therapist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehabilitation Centre.
She completed the Master of Health Science (Sexual Health) with University of Sydney in Dec 2007. Currently, she practices as an occupational therapist cum sexual therapist at TTSH Rehabilitation Centre. She was the main champion for the TTSH Rehabilitation Centre’s Sexual Wellness for the Disabled programme.
Shirlene has conducted workshops at various local conferences and training related to sexuality for health care professionals within TTSH as well as in other hospitals.
Dr Chia is currently a senior consultant gynaecologist and RANZCOG certified gynaecological oncologist at Gynaecology & Oncology Specialists, Gleneagles Hospital.
She is also the co-director of the pelvic and peritoneal group and a visiting consultant at the National Cancer Centre as well as a visiting consultant with KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore.
She graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1998 with a Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS). In 2002, she obtained her specialist qualification for the Membership to the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London and in 2008, she obtained her certification in gynaecology oncology from the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.
She also has a Diploma from Singhealth-Singapore Management University in Healthcare Management Leadership.
Ms Zhong is a compassionate and dedicated Advanced Practice Nurse with 17 years of experience in healthcare. She believes that nurses are the heart of Healthcare.
As an Advanced Practice Nurse in gynecological clinical area, she provides direct care for patients who undergo any gynecological procedures and provide antenatal and postnatal care for obstetric patients. She believes that sexual recovery is crucial in Obstetric and Gynecological patients which she has a special interest in.
Dr. Valeerat is a lecturer and faculty member, medical doctor professional level at the division of Urology, Thammasat University Hospital. She is serving as the Director of Neurogenic bladder TU Service of Excellent Unit since 2021. She graduated from the Thai board of Urology from Pramongkutklao Hospital in 2014 and was the visiting scholar at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s hospital of Philadelphia from 2018-2019.
She is also a member and committee of the Thai Continence Society (ThCS) since 2014 and serves as a general secretary of the society since 2019.
Dr Valeerat has many publications including book chapters and research related to her specialized fields and has been a renowned speaker and has won multiple presentation awards from the Thai Urological Association and Royal college surgery of Thailand.
Ms Donaldson holds a Bachelor’s in Physical & Health Education from Queen’s University (Canada) and a MSci in Physiotherapy from King’s College London (UK). She qualified as a chartered physiotherapist 22 years ago.
In 2018, Ms Tamara Gerdis and Monica partnered up and founded Singapore’s first dedicated women’s health private physiotherapy clinic, called Physio Down Under.
Monica is a member of the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy special interest group (UK), as well as the Women’s Health Training Associates (Australia). She is registered with Singapore’s Allied Health Professions Council and is a member of the Singapore Physiotherapy Association and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (UK).
Dr Loong is a Senior Consultant in the Colorectal Surgery Service at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Upon completion of his Advanced Surgical Training, he undertook further training in functional colorectal conditions in France.
At Tan Tock Seng Hospital, in additional to oncological surgery cases, he also sees patients with pelvic floor disorders with conditions such as fecal incontinence, obstructed defecation and constipation.
Ms Peek completed her nursing training at Timaru hospital New Zealand, registering as the “old school” registered General and Obstetric nurse.
She has been an active member of the Continence NZ executive committee for some years enjoying the opportunity to be proactive to make a difference in the lives of those suffering with incontinence.
She completed her Master’s Degree and thoroughly enjoyed compiling the dissertation, which explored women’s’ perceptions and understanding of the pelvic floor.
Helen is currently working alongside other health professionals to create education packages for primary health care providers, specifically related to those who have experienced both trauma and injury from surgical mesh.
Miss Chan is a Senior Dietitian practicing at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and holds a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics from Flinders University, South Australia.
Vicky provides nutritional recommendation and counselling to patients with various medical conditions including issues with gut health.