Clinical Microbiology

26 March 2019

Suntec Singapore

Key topics:

  • Updates on infectious diseases
  • Updates on communicable diseases
  • The role of personalised medicine in clinical microbiology
  • Developments in molecular tools and genomic data

Benefits of attending:

  • Identify new and advanced techniques to diagnose and prevent infection
  • Consider how personalised medicine will evolve and transform clinical microbiology best practice
  • Discover innovative molecular tools and techniques for genomic data management

10:30

Opening remarks

Dr Tan Thean Yen, Consultant Microbiologist, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
Prof Ida Parwati,
President, Indonesian Society of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Jakarta, Indonesia; Dr Hasan Sadikin, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia


SESSION 1

10:30

Tuberculosis: Diagnostic challenges

Dr Ng Tong Yong, Consultant, Department of Pathology, Sengkang General Hospital, Singapore


11:00

HPV infection in cervix: The role of its detection in cervical cancer screening

Dr Srihartini, Dharmais, Senior Oncology Consultant, Clinical Pathology, Cancer Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia


SESSION 2

11:30

Updates on nontuberculous mycobacterial diseases

Ronaldo Puno, National President, Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET), Manila, Philippines


12:00

Q&A

Prof Dr Rizwan Hashim, Head of Pathology Department, Consultant Pathologist, PAF Hospital; Director, Department of Medical Education, Fazaia Medical College, Air University Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan


12:15

Lunch break and visit exhibition


SESSION 3

13:30

Interpreting bacteriology results

Dr Crystal Wong, Associate Consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Changi General
Hospital, Singapore;


14:00

POCT in HIV management: From diagnosis to monitoring

Dr Agnes Rengga Indrati, Infectious Disease Consultant, Clinical Pathology, Dr Hasan Sadikin General Hospital, Bandung, Indonesia


14:30

Q&A


14:45

Coffee Break


SESSION 4

15:15

Updates on leptospirosis vaccine

Dr Sharon Yvette Angelina Villanueva, Associate Professor, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines


15:45

Transforming diagnostics with innovative solutions in pre-analytical process

Sonia Allibardi, Manager, Copan, Brescia, Italy


16:15

Updates in hepatitis E

Judith Wong Chui Ching, Senior Medical Laboratory Scientist, Virology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore



16:45

Q&A


17:00

End of Conference

Conference Chairs:
Dr Tan Thean Yen,
Consultant Microbiologist, Changi General Hospital, Singapore

Prof Ida Parwati, President, Indonesian Society of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Jakarta, Indonesia; Professor, Dr Hasan Sadikin Faculty of Medicine Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia



Speaker Faculty:

Dr Agnes Rengga Indrati, Infectious Disease Consultant, Clinical Pathology, Dr Hasan Sadikin General Hospital, Bandung, Indonesia

Dr Crystal Wong, Associate Consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Changi General
Hospital, Singapore                                           

Dr Hsueh Po Ren, Professor, Divisions of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan   

Judith Wong Chui Ching, Senior Medical Laboratory Scientist, Virology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Dr Ng Tong Yong, Consultant, Department of Pathology, Sengkang General Hospital, Singapore

Dr Sharon Yvette Angelina Villanueva, Associate Professor, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

Sonia Allibardi, Manager, Copan, Brescia, Italy

Dr Srihartini, Dharmais, Senior Oncology Consultant, Clinical Pathology, Cancer Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia