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Trauma Through the Ages

Day 1

07.30 Registration
08.30 Opening Address (Speech Content) Mr. Gan Kim Yong

08.35     Global Overview of Trauma: Through Time and Space

08.35 The Grand and Sobering History of Trauma Through Time (Slides)
Prof. Kenneth Boffard
09.00 Meeting the Global Needs of Trauma Patients Dr. Tarek Razek
09.25 Trauma in Asia - A Developing Field in the Most Diverse of Continents Dr. Chiu Ming Terk
09.50 Q & A

10.00 Tea Break

10.30     Breakout Session

Neuro Trauma

10.30 Current Approach to the Management of Head Injury in Children Dr. Ling Ji Min
10.45 Sports Concussion - The Latest Update Dr. Chen Min Wei
11.00 Prognostic Models and Traumatic Brain Injury Dr. Julian Han
11.15 Coagulopathy Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury - Pathophysiology and Management Dr. Eddie Tan
11.30 Traumatic Brain Injury in the Elderly - Is it as Bad as We Think? Dr. Lester Lee
11.45 Q & A

Trauma in the Emergency Department Through the Ages - Historically Speaking

10.30 The Evolution of Trauma Care in the Emergency Department in Singapore over the Ages: Developing Systems and Structures
A/Prof. Goh Siang Hiong
11.10 Changing Ideas and Practices of Emergency Trauma Care in Singapore A/Prof. Mark Leong
11.45 Q & A

Critical Care

10.30 Managing the Burns Patient A/Prof. Tay Sook Muay
10.55 ICU Management of Severe TBI - What the Guidelines Do Not Say A/Prof. Kwek Tong Kiat
11.20 Off Label Use of Drugs for Coagulopathy in Trauma Prof. Kenneth Boffard
11.45 Q & A

The Aging Shoulder

10.30 The Role of Arthroscopic Surgery for The Aging Rotator Cuff Adj. Asst. Prof. Lee Keng Thiam
10.45 Fixation of Osteoporotic Proximal Humerus Fractures – What Options Do We Have? Dr. Lau Tak-Wing


Primary Arthroplasty in Osteoporotic Proximal Humerus Fractures Dr. Lim Yeow Wai
11.15 Revision Surgery for Failed Osteosynthesis in Proximal Humerus Fractures Dr. Poon Kein Boon
11.30 Reverse Shoulder Arthrosplasty – Tips and Tricks A/Prof. Denny Lie
11.45 The Role of Arthroscopy for Refractory Frozen Shoulder Dr. Ramesh S/O Subramaniam

12.00     Lunch

12.00 Lunchtime Symposium: Incidence of Clinical DVT in Trauma and Acute Care Patients Dr. Teo Li-Tserng
12.00 Lunchtime Symposium: Updates on the Use of Thromboelastometry in Trauma Adj. Asst. Prof. Nathan White

13.00     Breakout Session

Paediatric Trauma

13.00 Paediatric Trauma in Singapore: Size Doesn't Matter! Miss Jasmine Feng
13.20 Cervical Spine in Paediatric Trauma Resuscitation: Can We Still Follow ATLS?
Dr. Reuben Soh
13.40 Computed Tomography (CT) Scan for Paediatric Trauma: Making of X-Men? Dr. Marielle V. Fortier
14.00 Rehabilitation for Paediatric Trauma:
It's Not the Same Game
Miss Tanuja Nair & Miss Chua Shuzhen
14.20 Q & A  

Trauma Evaluation and Management in the Emergency Department Through the Ages

13.00 Ultrasound and FAST – How it Has Changed Emergency Medicine Practice Over the Years Dr. Toh Hong Chuen
13.20 CT Scans and LODOX Scans in the ED: Are We Getting Bigger, Quicker and Clearer? Dr. Ho Hiu-Fai
13.40 Lightning Injuries Clinical A/Prof. Eillyne Seow
14.00 Pelvic Fractures - From Bedsheets to Pelvic Binders to C-Clamps, External Fixation, Pre-peritoneal Packings and Angioembolization Dr. Ho Hiu-Fai
14.20 Q & A  

Free Paper Session

13.00 Anti-Coagulation: Is it the Emerging Killer in Traumatic Falls? (Slides)
Dr. Angus Brown
13.15 Prevalence of Acute Trauma Coagulopathy and Its Impact on Outcomes of Trauma Patients Presenting to The Emergency Department Dr. Sunder S/O Balasubramaniam
13.30 Road Traffic Accidents in a Selected Area in Southern Sri Lanka: Association Between Aetiological Factors and Outcome
Dr. Kamal Jayasuriya
13.45 Comparison of the Performance of a Heart Rate Variability Model with Existing Trauma Scores in Predicting Early Mortality in Trauma Patients Mr. Liu Nan
14.00 Leukodepleted Blood Products Do Not Remove the Potential of Long-Term Transfusion-Associated Microchimerism in Australian Major Trauma Patients Dr. Rena Hirani
14.15 Improving the Quality of Trauma Resuscitation in a Tertiary Hospital in Singapore – Phase I Results Dr. Tan Xin Zhong Timothy

The Aging Elbow and Wrist

13.00 Fixation for Distal Humerus Fractures in the Elderly Adj. A/Prof. Khong Kok Sun
13.15 Total Elbow Replacement for Distal Humerus Fractures in the Elderly Adj. Asst. Prof. Andy Wee
13.30 Complex Distal Humerus Fracture in the Elderly – To Fix or Replace? Dr. Lau Tak-Wing
13.45 Distal Radius Fractures in the Elderly – Current Management Options Clinical A/Prof. Teoh Lam Chuan
14.00 Hand and Wrist Fractures in The Elderly Dr. Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
14.15 Upper Limb Case Discussions Dr. Lau Tak-Wing

14.30 Tea Break

15.00     Battle of the Wits

15.00 People Who Do Trauma Have No Life and No Money
Proposition:  Ms. Kanageswari D/O Singaram & Mr. Desmond Lim (SGH)
Opposition: Dr. Dexter Chan & Dr. Sean Lee (NUH)
15.30 Sexuality Has No impact on Trauma Outcomes
Proposition:  Dr. Serene Tang & Dr. Yong Enming (KTPH)
Opposition: Dr. Nita Thiruchelvam & Dr. Lester Ong (CGH)
16.00 Athletic Doctors Make Better Surgeons
Proposition:   Dr. Hui Hon Cheung Rio & Dr. Kong Wai Chung Angela (Hong Kong)
Opposition: Dr. Norman Lin & Dr. Natarajan Suresh Khanna (Singapore)

16.30 Closing

Day 2

09.00     Breakout Session

Trauma Updates

09.00 The Open Abdomen -
Strategies and Techniques
Dr. Burapat Sangthong
09.20 Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) -
New Hope for Temporary Haemorrhage Control? 
Dr. Marc de Moya
09.40 Cardiac Trauma -
Assessment and Treatment
Dr. Teo Li-Tserng
10.00 Hybrid Operating Theatres -
The Ideal Place to Perform Trauma Surgery?
Dr. Scott D'Amours
10.20 Q & A

Trauma Through the Ages – From the Young to the Old…and All Those in Between

09.00 Geriatric Trauma -
What’s New in the Old
Dr. Ang Hou & Clinical A/Prof. Tham Kum Ying
08.25 Paediatric Trauma –
When Little Things Matter the Most
Dr. Chong Shu-Ling
09.50 Trauma in Pregnancy –
Double Whammy
Dr. Lee Ching Ching & Dr. Tan Eng Loy
09.50 Q & A  


09.00 Thoracic Paravertebral Block -
Optimal Analgesia for Rib Fractures?
Dr. John Tey
09.25 Pain Free Hip Fractures:
Is it Possible?
Dr. Wong Wan Yi
09.50 Fluid Management in the Critically Ill Trauma Patient Dr. Noelle Lim
10.15 Q & A

The Aging Hip and Pelvis

09.00 Fixation Options for IT Fractures in the Elderly – To Plate or Nail? Adj. Asst. Prof. Ernest Kwek
09.15 Total Hip Replacement for Acute Neck of Femur Fractures in the Elderly – Is it Justified? Dr. Gavin O'Neill
09.30 Revision Options for Failed Osteosynthesis for Hip Fractures Adj. Asst. Prof. S S Sathappan
09.45 Periprosthetic Fractures in the Elderly – What Options do We Have? Dr. Teo Yee Hong
10.00 Sacral Insufficiency Fractures in the Elderly – Should We Treat? Dr. Lau Tak-Wing
10.15 ‘Integrated Care Model’ for Geriatric Hip Fractures  –
The Singapore Experience
Adj. Asst. Prof. Hitendra Doshi

10.30 Tea Break

11.00     Breakout Session

Spinal Trauma

11.00 Evidence Based Approach to Clearing the Cervical Spine in Poly Trauma/Head Injured Patients Dr. Colum Patrick Nolan
11.20 Cervical Facet Dislocation -
Treatment Paradigms
Dr. Jacob Oh
11.40 Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures - Techniques for Stabilization Dr. Reuben Soh
12.00 Trauma in the Ankylosed Spine Dr. Chua Soo Yong
12.20 Q & A

Emergency Medicine Management of Trauma in the Future – in the Ages to Come

11.00 Trauma Team Simulations –
Training Our Future Generations With Humans or Machines?
Dr. Elaine Tan
11.25 Emergency and Trauma Literature – The Busybody's Way to Keep Up Dr. Phua Dong Haur
11.50 We Do Not Need Trauma Surgeons in the Emergency Department - Part 1 / Part 2
Proposition:  Dr. Ho Hiu-Fai (Emergency Physician)
Opposition: Dr. Chiu Ming Terk (Trauma Surgeon)
12.15 Q & A  

Acute Care Surgery Updates

11.00 Management of Severe Acute Pancreatitis A/Prof. Kenneth Mak
11.25 Primary Anastamosis in Emergency Colonic Surgery Dr. Kam Ming Hian
11.50 Strategies in Managing Upper Gastro-Intestinal Bleeding (Non Variceal) Dr. Sanghvi Kaushal Amitbhai
12.15 Q & A

The Aging Knee and Ankle

11.00 Distal Femur Fractures in The Elderly – The Ideal Construct (Slides)
Dr. Lau Tak-Wing
11.15 Acute Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty for Peri-articular Knee Fractures in the Elderly Adj. Asst. Prof. S S Sathappan
11.30 Peri-prosthetic Fractures Around the Knee – Fixation or Revision? Dr. Teo Yee Hong
11.45 Complex Hindfoot Trauma –
Does Age Dictate Surgical Management?
Dr. Lau Tak-Wing
12.00 Ankle Replacement in the Elderly – Current Concepts and Outcomes Adj.Asst. Prof. Chong Keen Wai
12.15 Lower Limb Case Discussions Adj.Asst. Prof. Chong Keen Wai

12.30 Lunch

13.30     Trauma Master Class

13.30 Whipping Up an Effective Trauma Team Dr. Tarek Razek
13.50 Band-Aid for Bleeding -
Role of Adhesives, Glues and Haemostatic Agents in Trauma
A/Prof. Philip Iau
14.10 Abdominal Compartment Syndrome - Advances in Management Dr. Scott D' Amours
14.30 Permissive Hypotension and Damage Control Resuscitation Dr. Marc de Moya
14.50 Q & A

15.00 Prize Presentation and Closing