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A Decade of Singapore Trauma

Day 1

07.30 Registration
08.30 Opening Address
Mr. Chee Hong Tat

08.35     Global Overview of Trauma

08.35 United Kingdom: The Organization of Trauma Systems in the Wake of Terrorism
Andrew Mavor
08.55 Africa: Poverty and Trauma – A Lethal Combination?
Maeyane Stephens Moeng
09.15 Managing the Scourge of Violence in South America Sandro Scarpelini
09.35 The State Of Trauma in Asia Chiu Ming Terk
09.55 Q & A

10.00 Tea Break

10.30     Breakout Session

Neurotrauma Management: Towards the Next Decade

10.30 Understanding the Pathophysiology of Neurotrauma Han Xinguang Julian
10.55 Advances in Neuroimaging and Monitoring Keong Chwee Har Nicole
11.20 Neurotrauma Management:
A Peek into the Future
Gilberto Leung
11.45 Q & A

Adult Trauma Care in the Emergency Department

10.30 Top 5 Updates in Adult Trauma Resuscitation
Tay Seow Yian
10:55 The Agitated Trauma Patient Colin A. Graham
11.20 Is There a Role For Palliative Care in Trauma Patients in the Emergency Department? Colin A. Graham
11.45 Q & A

Critical Care

10.30 Platelet Dysfunction in Trauma Ng Jiansheng, Jensen
10.55 Can We Ban FFP in Trauma? Iau Tsau Choong Philip
11.20 The Evolution and Predictability of TEG (Thromboelastography) and ROTEM (Rotational Thromboelastometry) in the Management of Trauma

Marcin Wasowicz
11.45 Q & A

Trauma Updates

10.30 Management of the Persistent Traumatic Pneumothorax Atasha Binti Asmat
10.55 Management of Severe Blunt Injuries of Pancreaticoduodenal Complex Sandro Scarpelini


The Role of Whole Body CT (Computed Tomography) Scan
in Major Trauma
Lee Kin Yan
11.50 Q & A

12.00     Lunch

12.00 Lunchtime Symposium: Emergency Airway Management in Trauma Care Marcin Wasowicz

13.00     Breakout Session

Acute Care Surgery

13.00 Evolution of Acute Care Surgery
– The Last 10 Years
Juan Carlos Puyana
13.20 Acute Care Surgery in an Era of the Super Sub-Speclialist – Extinction or Survival? Ng Chung Fai Jeremy
13.40 Acute Care Surgery – A Surgical Trainee’s Perspective Sunder S/O Balasubramaniam
14.00 Acute Care Surgery Through the Eyes of a "Clinical" Administrator Mak Seck Wai Kenneth
14.20 Q & A  

Prehospital Care and Disaster Planning

13.00 A Decade of Prehospital Trauma Care: Have We Evolved? Ng Yih Yng
13.25 Disaster Planning: Lessons from the Past Decade Leong Kwok Fai Mark
13.50 The Epidemiology of Trauma in Foreign Workers: A Decade Later Quek Yong Jing Daniel
14.15 Q & A  

Free Paper Session

13.00 Multidisciplinary Trauma Team Approach vs Traditional Consultation in the Management of Major Trauma Patients Guixi Zhang
13.15 Mind the Gap: An 11-Year Retrospective Analysis of Train Related Trauma at The Royal London Hospital Major Trauma Centre Jatinder Virdee
13.30 Functional Outcome of Severe Bicondylar Tibial Plateau Fractures Treated with Dual Plates Kruba Ganesh Rajaram 
13.45 Loofa, Novel Bio Friendly Hip Protector May Honey Ohn
14.00 A Policy of Universal Cholecystectomy for Acute Cholecystitis Validating the Tokyo Guidelines 2013 –
A Single Centre Experience
Vinoban Amirthalingam

Training for Orthopaedic Trauma

13.00 Research Quality in Orthopaedic Trauma Kwek Beng Kee Ernest
13.20 Evolution of Orthopaedic Trauma Park Jin
13.40 How Do We Teach Our Residents Trauma? Worawat Limthongkul
14.00 What I Want to Achieve After My Trauma Rotation Tan Teong Jin Lester
14.20 Q & A

14.30 Tea Break

15.00     Battle of the Wits

15.00 People Who Do Trauma Have No Life and No Money
Proposition: Natarajan Suresh Khanna & Lee Qin Yi (National Healthcare Group-Alexandra Health Pte Ltd, Singapore)
Opposition: Pang Wei Soon & Vishali Murugasan (Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Malaysia)
15.30 Male Doctors Make Better Trauma Specialists
Proposition: Swati Jain & Chang Sian Ying Heidi (National University Hospital, Singapore)
Opposition: Cheng Mina & Dora Tai (Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong)
16.00 Senior Doctors Should Leave for Private Practice So the Younger Ones Can Move Up
Proposition: Chok Aik Yong & Nita Thiruchelvam (Singapore General Hospital, Singapore)
Opposition: Amarathunga Kumarasuriyage Ishara Maduka & Su Jun (Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore)

16.30 Closing

Day 2

09.00     Breakout Session

Trends of Trauma Care in the Past Decade

09.00 Preventing Errors in Trauma Care Rizal Imran
09.20 Strategies in Managing Elderly Trauma Patients in the 21st Century Gilberto Leung
09.40 Hospital-Preparedness for Terrorism-Related Mass Casualty Narain Chotirosniramit
10.00 New Health Technology – What is the State-of-the-Art Care for Trauma Patients of the Future? Russell Gruen
10.20 Q & A

Paediatric Trauma Care – The Little Things That Matter

09.00 A Decade in Paediatric Trauma Care Ng Kee Chong
08.25 Paediatric Trauma: A Dying Disease? Chong Shu-Ling
09.50 Resuscitation in Traumatic Arrests: When is it Enough? Ong Yong-Kwang Gene
10:15 Q & A  


09.00 Considerations in Aeromedical Evacuation Lim Wei Ming Wilfred
09.25 The Applications/Roles for TEE in Trauma in OT and ICU Marcin Wasowicz
09.50 10 Years of Trauma Anaesthesia and Critical Care at Singapore Trauma Tan Jit Ern Jonathan
10.15 Q & A

Fracture Updates

09.00 The External Fixator – Is it Losing Relevance in Today’s Trauma?
Hitendra K Doshi
09.20 Spine Trauma Then and Now Worawat Limthongkul

How I Treat Midfoot and Forefoot Fractures

Park Jin
0.00 Elbow Fracture/Dislocation –
Tips and Tricks
Wee Teck Huat Andy
10.15 Q & A

10.30 Tea Break

11.00     Breakout Session

Spinal Trauma

11.00 Management of C2 Odontoid Fractures in the Elderly Ling Ji Min
11.15 Fracture Dislocation in the Cervical Spine Aravind Kumar
11.30 Update on Classification of Thoracolumbar Fractures Shree Dinesh Kumar
11:45 Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures - When to Operate Soh Chee Cheong Reuben
12:00 Current Concepts in Management of Sacral Fractures
Oh Yoong Leong Jacob
12.15 Q & A

Education and Quality - Improving Standards of Care

11.00 High Performance Trauma Teams:
Are We There Yet?
Ong Yeok Kein Victor
11.25 Iatrogenesis in Trauma Resuscitation Iau Tsau Choong Philip
11.50 Multi-Tasking in Trauma Management: Can This Be Taught? Heng Wei Jian Kenneth
12.15 Q & A  

Acute Care Surgery Updates

11.00 Appendicectomies – The End of Open and Heralding the Laparoscopic Approach? Goh Mui Heng
11.25 Solutions for a Septic Patient –
Is There a Perfect Solution?
Lai Poi Leng
11.50 Deep Vein Thrombosis in Asians – Ignorance or Reality Teo Li-Tserng
12.15 Q & A

Implants and Instruments

11.00 Evolution of the Intramedullary Nail
Seah Wee Teck Victor
11.20 Workshop:
New Distal Locking Technique
Smith & Nephew

12.30 Lunch

13.30     Trauma Master Class

13.30 The Futile Trauma Resuscitation – How Do I Make The Call? Maeyane Stephens Moeng
13.50 Endovascular Technology in Trauma Andrew Mavor
14.10 Defining Roles In The Trauma System Gilberto Leung
14.30 Ensuring Competency in Trauma Management Juan Carlos Puyana
14.50 Q & A

15.00 Prize Presentation and Closing