4 NOV 2023

Venue: The Star Loft, The Star Performing Arts Centre
Accredited 2 CME Points

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure and honour to invite you to the 20th Annual Scientific Conference. The theme this year is “Advancements & Novel Approaches to Cardiometabolic Syndrome”.

Cardiometabolic Syndrome (CMS) is a group of interrelated risk factors that increase an individual's chances of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. These risk factors include obesity, insulin resistance, high blood pressure and dyslipidemia.

In recent years, there have been significant updates in the understanding and management of CMS. Researchers have discovered new mechanisms underlying the development and progression of CMS. Additionally, advances in diagnostic tools, such as imaging techniques and biomarkers, have improved the identification and monitoring of CMS.

The treatment and prevention of CMS have also undergone important developments, with emphasis on lifestyle modifications, such as regular physical activity and a healthy diet. Pharmacological interventions, such as new classes of antidiabetic and lipid-lowering drugs, have shown promising results in reducing cardiovascular risk in individuals with CMS.

As Singapore moves from reactively caring for those who are sick, towards proactively preventing individuals from falling ill in the Healthier SG initiative, these updates are timely in providing valuable insights and opportunities for improving the diagnosis, management and outcomes of this complex syndrome.

We trust that this will be an enriching and enlightening conference, and we look forward to welcoming you to the meeting.


Chairman, Organising Committee
20th Annual Scientific Conference

Scientific Programme

12.30 pm – 2.00 pmRegistration / Lunch
2.00 pm – 2.10 pmOpening Address
A/Prof Philip Wong, Annual Scientific Conference Chairman
2.10 pm – 2.40 pmPlenary Session
What Is Person-Centred Care and Why Should We Care?
Prof Tai E Shyong, Senior Consultant, Division of Endocrinology, NUH
2.40 pm – 2.50 pmQ&A Session
2.50 pm – 3.10pmCardiometabolic Syndrome Updates In Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Dr Tng Eng Loon, Endocrinologist, Raffles Hospital Singapore
3.10 pm – 3.30 pmTea Break
3.30 pm – 3.50 pmOne-stop Strategy for Treatment of Pan-vascular Disease
Prof Chi Lu Xiang, Cardiologist & Neurologist, Raffles Hospital Chongqing
3.50 pm – 4.10pmA Cure for Type 2 Diabetes Is Only a Dream? – An Update On Advances in Weight Loss Procedures for Diabesity
Dr Kaushal Sanghvi, General Surgeon, Raffles Hospital Singapore
4.10 pm - 4.30 pmQ&A Session
4.30 pmEnd of Annual Scientific Conference

Organising Committee


A/Prof Philip Wong
Chairman, 20th ASC Organising Committee
Clinical Director, Cardiology Services
Raffles Hospital Singapore


Dr Anthony Foo
Advisor, 20th ASC Organising Committee
Deputy Medical Director
Raffles Hospital Singapore


Dr Isaac Liu
Member, 20th ASC Organising Committee
Deputy Medical Director
Raffles Hospital Singapore

Dr Tseng Hsien Cho

Dr Tseng Hsien Cho
Member, 20th ASC Organising Committee
Associate Medical Director
Raffles Hospital Chongqing


Dr Christopher Leo
Member, 20th ASC Organising Committee
Clinical Director, Nephrology & Dialysis Services
Raffles Hospital Singapore

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