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MSKSC ACP Retreat 2016

MSKSC ACP held its inaugural retreat at Capella Singapore on 20th August 2016. It was a time of bonding for all our clinicians, researchers, educators and administrators across our departments from KKH, SGH and the upcoming SKGH. It was an opportunity for everyone to explore synergistic collaborations in research, education and clinical services in line with SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre’s vision and strategic priorities.

During the retreat, MSKSC ACP’s strategic directions and milestones were shared by A/Prof Tan Mann Hong and A/Prof Tan Bien Keem, the Academic Chair and Deputy Chair of MSKSC ACP respectively. Other MSKSC ACP key appointment holders also shared about the various pillars under the ACP such as Clinical Services, Education, Research and Strategic Initiatives during the breakout sessions.

Listed below are topics discussed during these sessions:

  • Integrated Clinical Services/Programmes
  • Establishment of a Musculoskeletal Performance Assessment Centre
  • Resourcing Principles & Guidelines
  • Directions and Deliverables for Education Strategic Pillars
  • Engaging Faculty to Build a Culture of Teaching Across the MSKSC ACP
  • Establishment of an Education Office
  • Directions and Deliverables for Research Strategic Pillars
  • Research facilities, collaborations, mentorship programmes and funding
  • Infrastructural requirements
  • Developing a Culture of Philanthropy
  • Nurturing Talent


Academic Chair A/Prof Tan Mann Hong, providing some background information about the MSKSC ACP.




Happy attendees at the retreat. In the foreground is Prof Thomas Coffman, Dean of the Duke-NUS Medical School.



Prof Ivy Ng, GCEO of Singhealth, speaking to Dr Duncan McGrouther and A/Prof Tan Mann Hong as well as other participants at the retreat.

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