20 August 2022, Saturday

Title MDR Gram-negative Infections: Evidence and Experience from Real-World Practice
Details Date: 20 August 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 1145 – 1245
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Esplanade Hall 406CX, Level 4
Lunch will be provided
Schedule  Time Description/Title Speaker
1145 – 1205 What Is the Importance of RWE In the Antibiotic Armamentarium? Prof David Paterson
1205 – 1225 From Diagnosis to Treatment – How Rapid Diagnostics Guide Treatment Choices Dr Asok Kurup
1225 – 1245 Panel Discussion And Q&A  
Faculty Prof David Paterson, Australia
Professor of Medicine
The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research;
Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician
Consultant Microbiologist & Medical Advisor
Queensland Health Centre for Healthcare Related Infection
Surveillance and Prevention
Brisbane, Australia

Professor Paterson is Director at The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research. He is also a Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (Australia’s largest hospital and ranked in the top 100 hospitals of the world). He is Australia’s most cited Infectious Diseases Physician and is the country’s highest cited researcher in the field of Microbiology. He has been in the ISI Thomson Reuters Highly Cited List annually from 2015 to 2019.He received his medical degree and PhD from The University of Queensland. His research focuses on the molecular and clinical epidemiology of infections with antibiotic resistant organisms, with the intent of translation of knowledge into optimal prevention and treatment of these infections. He now has added clinical trials to his research portfolio and has recently conducted the world’s largest trial on antibiotics for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing bacterial infections (the “MERINO trial”). Professor Paterson has received research funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Australia’s National Health and Medical and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Medical Research Future Fund. In 2007, Professor Paterson returned to Brisbane after ten years at The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. A 2008 Frank Fenner Award for Advanced Research in Infectious Diseases by the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) quickly followed and in 2009 he was awarded a Queensland Health Senior Clinical Research Fellowship and subsequently 2 NHMRC Practitioner Fellowships. He is now an NHMRC Investigator Grant holder.

Dr Asok Kurup, Singapore
Consultant
Infectious Diseases Care
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Singapore

Dr Asok Kurup is an Infectious Disease Physician at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore, and Visiting Consultant at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital. He is the current Chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Taskforce Committee Parkway Pantai Hospitals. Dr Kurup is the current Chairman of the Chapter of Infectious Disease Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, and has been a committee member of the Society of Infectious Disease (Singapore) since 2012. His research interests include community and nosocomial infections and HIV.

21 August 2022, Sunday

Title VTE in Critical Illness
Details Date: 21 August 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 1215 – 1315
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Changi Hall 406D, Level 4
Synopsis VTE is a highly preventable complication in ICU patients. If not provided prophylaxis, nearly 40% of ICU patients may develop DVT. Blood clots are silent killers that can happen to you or your loved ones.
Objectives Understanding the true risk of VTE in critical illness, and how you can prevent the detrimental effects.
Schedule  Time Description/Title Speaker
1215 – 1220 Opening & Introduction Dr Viknesh Naidu
MYSG EP Medical Manager, Sanofi
1220 – 1300 VTE in Critical Illness Clin Prof Ng Heng Joo
1300 – 1315 Q&A Clin Prof Ng Heng Joo
Faculty  Clin Prof Dr Ng Heng Joo, Singapore
Head & Senior Consultant, Haematology, Singapore General Hospital

Dr Ng is a senior consultant and Head of the Department of Haematology, Singapore General Hospital. He is a Clinical Professor with the Duke–National University of Singapore School of Medicine, and clinical lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.Dr Ng’s research interests and publications focus on various aspects of thrombosis and haemostasis, and include investigating the optimization of treatment, monitoring and prophylaxis of venous thromboembolic diseases, as well as therapeutic intervention for bleeding disorders. He also has an interest in patient safety and is the Director of Patient Safety, Singapore General Hospital.

Dr Viknesh Naidu, Malaysia
MSc Global Health, MBBS
Medical Manager (Established Products)
Malaysia & Singapore

Dr Viknesh Naidu is a Medical Manager at Sanofi, with responsibilities in medical affairs spanning across two countries and multiple therapeutic areas including thrombosis and the central nervous system. He obtained his MBBS (Bachelor in Medicine, Bachelor in Surgery) from Melaka-Manipal Medical College, following which he gathered extensive clinical experience working with the Ministry of Health in Malaysia.

The primary field of Dr Naidu’s expertise was psychiatry, wherein he spent six years working in Hospital Permai Johor Bahru. In addition to his medical degree, Dr Naidu also completed his postgraduate studies in 2017, obtaining a Masters in Global Health at Trinity College Dublin.

Title Pfizer Satellite Symposium
Details Date: 21 August 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 1215 – 1315
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Changi Hall 406D, Level 4
Schedule  Time Description/Title Speaker
1215 – 1220 Opening & Introduction Dr Asok Kurup
1220 – 1240 Looking Back to Forge Forward – Lessons from The Past 2 Years Dr Asok Kurup
1240 – 1300 Treat Early to Reduce Overuse of Hospital Resources Dr Alex Soriano
1300 – 1315 Panel Discussion and Q&A
Faculty Dr Asok Kurup, Singapore
Consultant
Infectious Diseases Care
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Singapore

Dr Asok Kurup is an Infectious Disease Physician at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore, and Visiting Consultant at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital. He is the current Chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Taskforce Committee Parkway Pantai Hospitals. Dr Kurup is the current Chairman of the Chapter of Infectious Disease Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, and has been a committee member of the Society of Infectious Disease (Singapore) since 2012. His research interests include community and nosocomial infections and HIV.

Dr Alex Soriano, Spain
Consultant
Infectious Diseases Department
Clinical and Provincial Hospital

Dr Alex Soriano is a Consultant of Infectious Diseases in the Infectious Diseases Department of the Clinical and Provincial Hospital of Barcelona, Spain, since 2001. He studied medicine at the University of Barcelona and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Clinical and Provincial Hospital of Barcelona from January 1991 to December 1996. Dr Soriano also obtained a PhD in Medicine from the University of Barcelona in 2006.Dr Soriano’s main research interest is in severe infections caused by Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of foreign-body infections, with particular interest in prosthetic joint infections. He has also authored several book chapters and over 300 peer-reviewed publications and is currently the Vice President of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society (EBJIS) and Co-editor in Chief of Infectious Diseases and Therapy.