20 April, 2018 - 21 April, 2018
Day 1 0830 - 1630 hours
Day 2 0900 - 1500 hours

Raffles City Convention Centre, Level 4 Raffles City Shopping Centre, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore

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STACC 2018

STACC 2018

We look forward to welcoming you to be part of Singapore Trauma & Acute Care Conference 2018!

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Date & Time

20th April 2018 / 0830 - 1630 hours

21st April 2018 / 0900 - 1500 hours


Raffles City Convention Centre, Raffles City Shopping Centre Level 4, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560


Day 1

07.30 Registration
08.30 Opening Address
Mr. Gan Kim Yong

08.35     Global Overview of Trauma

08.40 Improving Trauma Care Beyond Our Borders Narain Chotirosniramit
09.05 Priorities of Trauma Care in Developing Trauma Systems Joel U. Macalino
09.30 Trauma Diversions to Dedicated Trauma Centres Tarek Razek
09.55 Q & A

10.00 Tea Break

10.30     Breakout Session

Prehospital Track

10.30 Prehospital Circulation Control – Fluid, Blood and Pelvic Binders Wee Choon Peng Jeremy
10.55 BLS vs ALS Trauma Care Goh E-Shaun
11.20 Bloods, Limbs and Guts!
Threat vs Care for First Responders
Chew Yee David
11.45 Q & A

Magician's Hat Tricks in Damage Control Surgery

10.30 Tricks in Thoracic Damage Control Surgery Narain Chotirosniramit
10:55 Tricks in Damage Control Surgery in the Extremities John Crozier
11.20 Tricks in Visceral Haemorrhage Control Teo Li-Tserng
11.45 Q & A

Anaesthesia & Critical Care: Coagulation

10.30 Fixed Ratio vs Goal Directed Transfusion Therapy in Trauma Jonathan Oliver White
10.55 Allogenic Blood Products vs Coagulation Factor Concentrates in Trauma Ng Bang Teen
11.20 The Singapore Massive Transfusion Protocol Experience: Lessons Moving Forward Lee Shir Ying
11.45 Q & A

Craniofacial and Skull Base Injuries

10.30 Craniofacial Injury Management Loh Chi Yuan Ian
10.55 ENT Perspective of Skull Base Injury Management Teo Wei Yang Neville


Communication and Swallowing: Difficulties Post Injury Nicole Geraldine Neurbronner
11.45 Q & A

12.00     Lunch

12.00 Poster Exhibition Tay Wee Ming

Lunchtime Symposium:

Point of Care Testing: Is It Cost Effective in Critical Care Setting?

Cherdchai Nopmaneejumruslers

Lunchtime Symposium:

Updates in Surgical Site
Infection Reduction

Teo Li-Tserng

13.00     Breakout Session

Reel vs Real

13.00-14:15 Trauma Resuscitation

Chairperson: Teo Ying Xin

Expert Panel: Narain Chotirosniramit,  Leong Kwok Fai Mark, Menon Raj Kumar

14.15 Q & A  

Trauma Updates

13.00 Role of Transoesophageal Echo in Blunt Chest Injuries Rizal Imran
13.25 Update on Management Guidelines for Tracheo-Bronchial Injuries Maeyane Stephens Moeng
13.50 Is CXR Redundant in the Era of CT Thorax? Goh Mui Heng
14:15 Q & A

Critical Care: Outside the Comfort Zone

13.00 Medivac for Trauma
Tan Wah Tze
13.25 Beyond Frontiers: My Work with Médecins Sans Frontières See Hooi Geok
13.50 Critical Care and the Hyperbaric Environment Kim Soo Joang


Q & A

TBI and Cognition

13.00 Risk Stratification in Mild to Moderate Traumatic Brain Injuries Keong Chwee Har Nicole
13.25 Rehabilitation techniques Post TBI Yap Giok Mei Samantha
13.50 Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders After Traumatic Brain Injury Chan Lai Gwen


Q & A

Orthogeriatric Trauma

13.00 Value Bundle For Hip Fractures - Value or No Value? Goh Seo Kiat
13.25 Challenges in Fixation of Geriatric Fractures Chua Tjun Huat Ivan
13.50 Geriatric Pelvic Fractures
- An Insidious Entity?
Diarmuid Paul Murphy


Q & A

14.30 Tea Break

15.00     Breakout Session

Paediatric Trauma Resuscitation

15.00 Paediatrics Airway Management in Trauma Ong Yong-Kwang Gene
15.25 Role of Pan-Scans and Considerations in Paediatric Patients Chong Shu-Ling
15.50 Resuscitating the Paediatric Trauma Patient – Top Tips and Pitfalls Chiang Li-Wei


Q & A

Battle of the Wits

15.00 Good Drivers Make Better Surgeons
Proposition: Novinth Kumar Raja Ram & Faisal Bin Arshad (Malaysia)
Opposition: Buan Jun Liang Bryan & Lee Kai Yin (National University Hospital, Singapore)
15.30 Superstitions Govern Our Clinical Practices
Opposition:  Nicholette Goh &  Liu Biquan (National Healthcare Group)

16.00 Anaesthestist is the Boss in DCS
Proposition: Sheena Phua Say Hoon & Mak Han Wen Malcolm
Opposition: Ang Xian En Hope & Wee Shei La

Acute Care

15.00 The Post-Cardiothoracic ACS Emergency Jeremy Ng Chung Fai
15.30 Aspects of Critical Care's Relevance to an ACS Surgeon Poh Guo Han Aaron
16.00 Is There a Role for Tranexamic Acid in the Non-Trauma Emergency? Goo Tiong Thye Jerry
16:15  Global Training in Acute Care Surgery and Its Relevance to Singapore Sachin Mathur
16:30 Q & A

Trauma Free Paper Presentation

15.00 A Recursive-Partitioning Analysis Model and Decision Tree to Assess the Risk of In-Hospital Mortality Based on the Singapore National Trauma Registry
Nicholas Li-Xun Syn
15.15 Development and Internal Validation
of a Hospital Indicator of Resource Use Intensity for Injury Admissions
Teegwendé Valérie Porgo
15.30 An Eleven Year Experience with Management of Thoracic Injuries at a Non Cardiac Centre Bhavik Patel
15:45 Non Operative Management of Isolated Single Abdominal
Stab Wound: Is It Safe?
Hong Xiang Lee

Ortho Free Paper Presentation

15.00 To be advised
To be advised
15.15 To be advised To be advised
15.30 To be advised To be advised
15:45 To be advised To be advised
16:00 To be advised To be advised

16.30 Closing

Day 2

09.00     Breakout Session

Special Populations

09.00 Geriatric Trauma – Pitfalls Rani Ramason
09.25 Palliative Approach in Trauma Care: Is It Time? Chan Guek Cheng Noreen
09.50 Trauma in Pregnancy – Updates Tan Eng Loy
10.15 Q & A

Consultant Debates

09.00 Reboa will Replace Open Aortic Occlusion

Proposition: Michael Stein

Opposition: Joel U. Macalino

09.45 ED Thoracotomy in Blunt Trauma is Futile

Proposition: Maeyane Stephens Moeng

Opposition: Tarek Razek

Anaesthesia & Critical Care: Updates on Burns

09.00 New Paradigm in Acute Kidney Injury in Major Burns Chong Si Jack
09.25 Fluid Resuscitation in Major Burns: Less is More Loh Jing Hui
09.50 Critical Care of Burns in the Singapore Paediatric Population Loh Lik Eng
10.15 Q & A

Acute Care Surgery (Austere Medicine)

09.00 Anaesthesia in War Zones

See Hooi Geok
09.25 Mass Casualty in War Zones Lim Chin Siah
09:50 Teaching Trauma in Low and Middle-Income Countries
Kamal Jayasuriya
10.15 Q & A

Lower Limb and Neglected Trauma

09.00 Circular Fixators and
Role in Lower Limb Trauma
Gardner Antony Westwood
09.25 Management of Dislocations and Fractures - Dislocations of the Lower Limb Fareed Husain Yusuf Kagda
09:50 M&R Failure of Lower Limb Injuries
- The Dos and Don'ts in the
Foot and Ankle
Chee Yu Han
Chee Yu Han
10.15 Q & A

10.30 Tea Break

11.00     Breakout Session

My Nightmare Trauma Case

11.00-12:20 Trauma Case Presentation

Heah Ya Ting Charmain

Soh Harn Wei Crystal

Sanjeev Shanker

12.20 Q & A

Managing the Complex Pelvic Fracture - A Team Approach    

11.00 Haemorrhage Control in Complex Pelvic Fractures Chua Wei Chong
11.25 Early Orthopaedic Intervention Strategies and Considerations Ganesan Naidu Rajamoney Naidu
11.50 Role of Pre-peritoneal Packing  Menon Raj Kumar
12.15 Q & A

Anaesthesia & Critical Care: Airway

11.00 Pearls and Pitfalls of Airway Management in Trauma Tan Leng Zoo
11.20 Professional Education in Emergency Airway Access Theodore Wong Gar Ling
11.40 Airway Disruption - No Problem! Zhang Jinbin
12.00 Airway Management in the ICU Jonathan Oliver White
12.20 Q & A

Managing Civil Emergencies

11.00 Lessons Learnt In Regional Terror Attacks Joel U. Macalino
11.25 Preparing Trauma Teams for Terror Attacks Michael Stein
11.50 Singapore's Response to Terror Attacks Ng Yih Yng
12.15 Q & A  

Upper Limb Trauma

11.00 Management of Fractures Around the Shoulder : What's New and
Where Are We Heading?
Wee Teck Huat Andy
11.25 Management of Upper Limb Amputations -
Recon and Salvage Options
Tan Meng Kiat David
11.50 Prosthetic Options for Amputations Binedell Trevor Brian
12.15 Q & A  

12.30 Lunch

13.30     Breakout Session

Updates in Trauma Resuscitation

13.30 REBOA – Relevance to the Emergency Physician in Our Local Setting Menon Raj Kumar
13.55 CRASH3 / IV TXA in TBI – Updates on Study and Role of TXA Goh Siang Hiong
14.20 Updates of POCUS in Trauma Resus Toh Hong Chuen
14.45 Q & A  

Future Sights

13.30 New Toys in Angioembolisation Punamiya Sundeep Jaywantraj
13.55 Translational Research in Trauma: Where Are We Today? Russell Gruen
14.20 Role of Teleconferencing in Trauma Michael Stein
14.45 Q & A  

Anaesthesia & Critical Care: Management of Neurotrauma

13.30 Neuroprotection in 2018: What is My Strategy? June Goh
13.55 Advanced Neuromonitoring in Traumatic Brain Injury Chong Shang Yee
14.20 Clearing the Cervical Spine in the Intubated, Sedated Trauma Patient Ho Vui Kian
14.45 Q & A  


13.30 Optimal Management of Traumatic Central Cord Syndrome Shree Dinesh Kumar
13.55 Are We Getting Better at Treating Spinal Cord Injury? Aravind Kumar

Updates in Rehabilitation following Spinal Cord Injury

Tow Peh-Er Adela May
14.45 Q & A

Acute Care Surgery Updates

13.30 Strategies in Closing a Difficult Open Abdomen Maeyane Stephens Moeng
13.55 Management of Difficult Duodenal Stumps Sanghvi Kaushal Amitbhai
14.20 Dealing With a Difficult Gallbladder Huey Cheong Wei Terence
14.45 Q & A  

15.30     Trauma Master Class Trilogy

15.30 The 3 Most Important Strategies When Managing Complex Trauma Mak Seck Wai Kenneth
15.55 The 3 Most Influential Clinicians in Trauma Care John Crozier
16.20 Top 3 Experiences That Lead To A Change In My Management of Trauma Tarek Razek
16.45 Q & A

17.00 Prize Presentation and Closing


Singapore Trauma & Acute Care Conference is held at Raffles City Convention Centre.  The address is 80 Bras Basah Road, Raffles City Shopping Centre Level 4 , Singapore 189560.

For directions & parking rates, please visit http://www.rafflescity.com.sg/directions/


International Faculty

John Crozier, Australia

Tarek Razek, Canada

Jonathan Oliver White, Denmark

Cheng Mina, Hong Kong

Lee Kin Yan, Hong Kong

Michael Stein, Israel

Joel U. Macalino, Philippines

Rizal Imran, Malaysia

Kamal Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka

Maeyane Stephens Moeng, South Africa

Narain Chotirosniramit, Thailand

Local Faculty

To be advised


Previous Conference Attendances

Opportunities & Benefits

  • Networking opportunity: Not only do sponsors have the opportunity to build brandawareness, the event also provides a great networking occasion.
  • Creating positive publicity: Sponsorship of events that are attractive to your targetaudience is one of the most effective ways of communicating to your customers.Singapore Trauma has a successful track record and will continue to drawwidespread support from the local and regional medical/paramedical practitioners.
  • Heightening visibility: Through the publicity works e.g. display of logos and specificinvolvement during the event, sponsors’ brand will not be consigned to oblivion.Publicity of a sponsor’s brand in association with the conference and throughoutthe conference will provide heightened visibility and improve productawareness/profile.

Sponsorship packages are available in a range of categories. If you have specific requirements, please feel free to share with us. We are happy to tailor a package that best suits your needs and interests.

For more details, click here to download STACC 2018 Sponsorship Prospectus (PDF).Sponsorship Form.

Please contact us at trauma@ttsh.com.sg if you wish to partner us.





Until 31st Dec 2017


1st Jan - 31st Mar 2018


After 1st Apr 2018

International doctors SGD250 SGD300 SGD380

Trainees/Residents, ASEAN Doctors & International Nurses

SGD200 SGD250 SGD300

ASEAN Nurses/Allied Health & Medical Students

SGD150 SGD180 SGD225

Please email trauma@ttsh.com.sg to register. Kindly contact us if you do not receive a payment link within 3 working days from your online registration date.

Payment Methods

Cheque - Please make it payable to "Tan Tock Seng Hospital Pte Ltd" and mail to: Mailing Address:
11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng
Annex 1 Level 4, Singapore 308433

Attention: Ivy Ngiam
Trauma Service c/o Dept. of General Surgery

Fax: +65-63577809
Email: trauma@ttsh.com.sg

Contact: Ivy Ngiam

Telegraphic Transfer Account Name: Tan Tock Seng Hospital Pte Ltd
Bank Name: DBS BANK (Bank Code 7171)
Bank Branch Name: SINGAPORE BRANCH (Branch Code 003)
Bank Account No.: 003-927355-0

Withdrawal & Refund / Replacement Policies for Participants

For replacements, please notify the organizer in writing 4 weeks prior to the conference by sending an email to trauma@ttsh.com.sg.

For any withdrawals, we regret that no refund will be made once payment is received. 

The organizer reserves the right to cancel the conference should unforeseen circumstances necessitate it.


Abstract Submission

Submission deadline is now extended to 31st January 2018.

Delegates are invited to submit abstracts for presentation and inclusion in the conference proceedings. Submitted abstracts must not have been published before 1st April 2018.

A committee will review the abstracts and decide if they are to be Oral or Poster Presentations.

Prizes shall be awarded to the following categories:-

  • Best Poster (College of Anaesthesiologists)
  • Best Free Paper and Best Poster (Chapter of General Surgeons)
  • Best Free Paper and Best Poster (Chapter of Orthopaedic Surgeons)

Abstract Format Guidelines

  • Abstracts must be written in English.
  • The title must contain no more than 30 words.
  • For author’s names, abbreviate the first name(s) of each author with the first letter, followed by the author’s last (family) name, which should be CAPITALIZED. Please refrain from including titles or degrees. For example, Dr. John Teo will be written as J. Teo.
  • Presenting author’s name must be underlined.
  • Include the name of the department, university, town and country of all the authors, in this order. If the authors are from different departments/universities/companies, link each author with a superscript and the corresponding affiliation.
  • Please adopt the following 4-section format for the abstract: objective(s), design and method(s), results, and conclusion(s).
  • The body of the abstract must not exceed 300 words (excluding title, authors and institution).
  • All abbreviations must be defined on first use in the text.
  • Use generic drug names.
  • References, tables and figures should NOT be included.
  • Funding support of the research should be indicated if appropriate. Sponsorships must be given.
  • The content of the abstract is solely the responsibility of the author(s), and must be of an original scientific research.
  • Emailed files must be in Word 97-2003 format (i.e. a .doc extension).

Please send your abstract to trauma@ttsh.com.sg


Below are the room types & rates at Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford extended to delegates of Singapore Trauma & Acute Care Conference 2018.

Classic Room - S$260++ per room per night

Classic Harbourview Room - S$385++ per room per night

Grand Room - S$395++ per room per night

For reservations, click here to download booking form and send completed form to gerrit.chng-luchau@Fairmont.com or Grace.Kwang@Fairmont.com

Gerrit Chng-Luchau

Senior Director of Sales

Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford

Tel:  +65 6431 5548 | Mobile: +65 8468 3359

For delegates who have registered for DSTC, DATC or DPNTC course and wish to stay near TTSH, please click here for a list of hotels nearby.

About Singapore

Getting around

By Public Transportation (MRT and Buses)

The Mass Rapid Transit, or MRT, is one of the cost-efficient and reliable ways to travel around Singapore, with stations located all across the island. The train stations are split into 4 lines - red, green, purple and yellow lines. The MRT is operational every day from 5.30am to about midnight, depending on the line. Please click here for the MRT Network Map.

In addition to MRT, there is an extensive Bus network which provides a wider coverage across the island. This will enable you to travel to places that are less accessible. You can check the bus routes for SBS Transit Buses and for SMRT Buses online respectively.

To travel on the MRT/Bus, an ez-link card is recommended. The card is used to pay for the cost of the trip, by tapping when entering and exiting the Bus/MRT. Please remember to tap out upon exiting the Bus as the maximum charge will be deducted.

Ez-link cards are sold at Translink Ticket Offices found at various MRT stations, 7-Eleven stores and SingPost Outlets. The price for each card is SGD$5, with any additional cost being added to the card as stored value. If the value in the card runs out, the ez-link cards can be topped up at the locations where they are sold.An alternative choice would be to pay per trip using a Standard Ticket (MRT) or by paying in coins (Bus). However, this payment method will cost more, with a minimum cost of $1.10 up to a maximum of $2.20 per trip.

By Taxi

The more convenient way of travelling around, taxis is available all across Singapore. It is possible to hail down a cab along the road, but the best way is to wait at any of the many taxi stands around the Singapore. However, during peak hours from 7-9am and 5-8pm, it will be difficult to find taxis. Taxis are operational 24 hours a day, but there is an additional percentage surcharge during peak hours and midnight.

For more detailed information, please refer to Land Transport Authority’s website.If you are travelling in a group, are carrying bulky items or are unable to get a taxi, it is possible to call for a taxi.

Listed below are the numbers for the various taxi companies in Singapore:

  • Comfort Transportation Pte Ltd / CityCab Pte Ltd – 65521111
  • Premier Taxis Pte Ltd – 6476 8880
  • Maxi Cab – 65353534
  • SMRT Taxis - 65558888

Practical Information on Singapore


The official currency used in Singapore is the Singapore Dollar (SGD). Most major credit cards are accepted in hotels and shops. However, only SGD will be accepted at Singapore Trauma Registration Counter, if you require to make payment on the event day.


Time zone in Singapore: GMT + 8 

Passport and Visa

All travellers to Singapore will require the following to be considered for entry into Singapore:

For more information regarding Passport and Visa requirements, please refer to Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Website.


The standard voltage in Singapore is 220V/240V, 50 Hz. Please note that the socket used is the British BS1363 three-pronged square pin type socket.


In Singapore, there are four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. However, English is the universal language understood by most for communication, administration and trade. Most of the people in Singapore are able to speak English and it is the common language used on street signs, notice boards, shop etc. Due to the mix of races and languages, locals often converse in a modified version of English termed Singlish, a local slang which consists of a mix of all the languages used locally.

Climate and Clothing

Singapore is a hot and humid country, with only rain (ranging from a light drizzle to a thunderstorm) and sunshine throughout the year. Being at the equator, the average temperature rises to 31 degree Celsius in the day and drops to about 24 degree Celsius in the evening. As such, it is recommended to wear loose light clothing, like shorts and slippers, and bring an umbrella along. However, various places like buses, trains and shopping malls in Singapore have air-conditioning and provide a chance to cool off during the day.


Dial 995 for ambulance, rescue services and the fire department (Singapore Civil Defence Force).
Dial 999 for the Police (Singapore Police Force).

Foods to Try

  • Mushroom Minced Meat Noodles (Bak Chor Mee)
  • Pork Rib Soup (Bak Kut Teh)
  • BBQ Sambal Stingray
  • Stir-Fried Flat Rice Noodles (Char Kway Teow)
  • Chicken/Duck Rice
  • Chilli/Black Pepper Crab
  • Dim Sum
  • Durians
  • Fried Carrot Cake
  • Fish Head Curry
  • Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee
  • Ice Kachang
  • Katong Laksa
  • Kaya Toast & Soft Boiled Eggs
  • Oyster Omelette (Orh Lua)
  • Popiah
  • Rojak
  • Roti Prata
  • Satay
  • Soybean Pudding (Dou Hua)
  • Wonton Noodles
  • Chinese Restaurant Dishes (Tze Char)

Places of Interest

Shopping Malls:

  • Orchard Road
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Vivo City
  • Raffles City
  • Suntec City


  • National Museum of Singapore
  • Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM)
  • Singapore Art Museum
  • Peranakan Museum
  • Baba House

Tourist Attractions:

  • Singapore Zoo
  • Jurong Bird Park
  • River Safari Singapore
  • Night Safari
  • KranjiFarms
  • Universal Studios Singapore
  • Sentosa

Nature and Parks:

  • Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Pulau Ubin
  • Macritche Reservoir
  • Southern Ridges
  • Gardens by the Bay
  • East Coast Park

Culture and Heritage:

  • Little India
  • China Town
  • Esplanade - Theatres on The Bay
  • Singapore Science Centre

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