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Pathology ACP - Today's Research & Tomorrow's Cures

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Pathologists specialise in diagnosing and understanding the causes of disease to ensure you and your loved ones receive the most appropriate treatment.

Watch this video and hear how the correct diagnosis helped to save a mother's life and learn more about the pioneering research conducted by SingHealth-Duke NUS Pathology Academic Clinical Programme (ACP).

 


 

A Celebration of Pathology!

We celebrated International Pathology Day (IPD) on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 and commemorated the day by running two events: IPD 2018 and the 4th Medical Students Outreach Day. Over two hundred guests joined us in celebrating Pathology as our specialty.


International Pathology Day 2018

Our SingHealth Pathology Departments from Singapore General Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Sengkang Health joined forces to bring greater awareness to pathology as a specialty. Exciting booths by the various laboratories and enlightening career talks made it an enjoyable and fun event.

 

       

 Dr Evelyn Heng (Medical Laboratory Scientist, Dept of Molecular Pathology) giving a career talk to polytechnic students.

 

   

 Guests at SGH Cytology Lab's booth.

 

       

 Guests at SGH Client and Specimen Management's booth.

 

   

SKH Dept of Pathology attracting a crowd to their booth. 

 

       

Guests visiting KKH Biochemical Genetics & National Expended Newborn Screening Lab's booth.

   

Guest at SGH Molecular Lab's booth.

 

4th Medical Students Outreach Day
At the 4th Medical Students Pathology Quiz organised by Pathology ACP, teams from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Duke-NUS Medical School and NTU Lee Kong Chian Medical School battled it out for the Medical Students Pathology Quiz Challenge Shield under the watchful eyes of the Quiz-Master, Dr Jipson Quah (Resident, SingHealth Pathology Residency Programme). The Medical Students Pathology Quiz Challenge Shield was named “Minnie Pang Pathology Challenge Shield” in memory of the late Dr Minnie Pang Wen Yi (Senior Consultant of the SGH Department of Anatomical Pathology who passed away on 18 November 2018). Prizes for the quiz were supported by the Minnie Pang Pathology Academic Fund. Staff from Pathology ACP were present to cheer on the medical students. The team from Duke-NUS Medical School emerged victorious. It was a fun-filled event with plenty of laughter and excitement.

As part of the medical students’ outreach programme, Dr Leow Wei Qiang (Associate Programme Director, SingHealth Pathology Residency Programme), Dr Clement Ho (Senior Consultant, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, KKH) and Dr Ng Tong Yong (Director, Clinical Pathology Education) shared interesting insights on the life of a pathologist.

 

       

Dr Leow Wei Qiang (Associate Programme Director, SingHealth Pathology Residency Programme) giving a career talk on Anatomical Pathology.

 

   

Dr Ng Tong Yong (Director, Clinical Pathology Education, Pathology ACP) giving a career talk on Microbiology.

 

       

 Dr Clement Ho (Senior Consultant, Dept of Pathology and Lab Medicine, KKH) giving a career talk on Clinical Pathology.

 

   

Medical Students Pathology Quiz in progress! 

 

    Team 3 from Duke-NUS Medical School emerged victorious!
From left: Team 3 members, Mr Arthur Yong, Mr Clement Sim and Ms Patrisha 
Lazatin with Prof Tan Puay Hoon (Academic Chair, Pathology ACP)

 

   

Medical students with Prof Tan Puay Hoon (Academic Chair, Pathology ACP), A/Prof Alwin Loh (Programme Director, SingHealth Pathology Residency Programme), Dr Ng Tong Yong (Director, Clinical Pathology Education, Pathology ACP), Dr Leow Wei Qiang (Associate Programme Director, SingHealth Pathology Residency Programme) and Dr Jipson Quah (Resident, SingHealth Pathology Residency Programme).

We look forward to the next Medical Students Pathology Quiz!

 

 


5th Pathology ACP Research Day

Our 5th Research Day was held on Friday, 5 October 2018. It was a day where residents, trainees, medical students/undergraduates and our allied health professionals showcased their research findings locally to colleagues in the pathology community through posters and platform presentations at Academia, SGH. A record number of 56 abstracts was submitted this year!

We were honoured to have Dr Ian A. Cree, Head, WHO Classification of Tumours, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organisation, Lyon, France, deliver the keynote lecture. His keynote lecture titled: “The role of liquid biopsy in early cancer detection – research or clinical practice?” was insightful and relevant.

We were privileged to have Dr Ian A. Cree, Dr Clement Ho (KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital), and Dr Loo Liat Hui (KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital) as our esteemed judges.

With participants presenting their research findings zealously, it was an opportunity for members of the pathology community to interact with one another, resulting in a truly memorable event!

The following prizes and awards were presented:

 

Platform Presentations
Dr Aw Sze Jet
Resident, SingHealth Pathology Residency Programme

Best Platform Presentation –

Title: A clinico-pathological, immunohistochemical and DICER1 mutational analysis of pleuropulmonary blastoma

Mr Tan An Sen
Medical Student, Lee Kong Chian Medical School, NTU

Platform Presentation - 1st Runner Up

Ms Sim Xin Ni
Student, School of Applied Science, Temasek Polytechnic

Platform Presentation - 2nd Runner Up

Dr Gary Tay Sei Kiat
Resident, SingHealth Pathology Residency Programme

Achievement Award (Platform)

Ms Josephine Ho
Medical Laboratory Technologist, Cytogenetics Laboratory
Department of Molecular Pathology, SGH

Achievement Award (Platform)

Ms Saretta Sng
Medical Laboratory Technologist
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, KKH

Achievement Award (Platform)

 

 

Poster Presentations
Mr Timothy Lai
Medical Student, Lee Kong Chian Medical School, NTU

Best Poster Prize –

Title: Multiplex Immunohistochemistry for evaluating Mitoses in Asian Triple Negative Breast Cancers

Ms Chan Wai Ting
Medical Laboratory Technologist, Clinical Biochemistry
Department of Clinical Pathology, SGH

Achievement Award (Poster)

Ms Clara Ong
Research Officer, Department of Anatomical Pathology, SGH

Achievement Award (Poster)

Ms Ng Yit Jun
Medical Laboratory Technologist, Cytogenetics Laboratory
Department of Molecular Pathology, SGH

Achievement Award (Poster)

Ms Yvette Yeap
Medical Laboratory Scientist, Cytogenetics Laboratory
Department of Molecular Pathology, SGH

Achievement Award (Poster)

Mr Benjamin Loke
Masters Student, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS

Achievement Award (Poster)

Mr Wu Duoduo
Medical Student, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS

Achievement Award (Poster)

 

 

Inspiring Mentor Awards

Dr Aw Tar Choon
Senior Consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine, KKH

Inspiring Mentor Award

Dr Sangeeta Mantoo
Senior Consultant, Department of Anatomical Pathology, SGH

Inspiring Mentor Award

Dr Yeo Chin Pin
Senior Consultant, Department of Clinical Pathology, SGH

Inspiring Mentor Award

Mr Yong Min Hwee
Senior Principal Medical Laboratory Scientist
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, KKH

Inspiring Mentor Award

 

 

Publication Prize
Dr Tang Po Yin
Associate Consultant, Department of Anatomical Pathology, SGH

Publication Prize

Journal: Singapore Medical Journal

Title: A wolf in sheep's clothing - a benign perineurioma-like lesion that is not what it seems.

Authors: Tang Po Yin & Sathiyamoorthy Selvarajan

Department of Anatomical Pathology, SGH

 

 

     
Prof Tan Puay Hoon, Academic Chair, Pathology ACP, giving
her welcome address.
  Mr Benjamin Loke (Masters Student, Yong Loo Lin School of
Medicine, NUS) presenting his poster "Genomic analysis
differentiates breast fibroadenomas from phyllodes tumours" to
the judges (Dr Ian A. Cree, Dr Clement Ho and Dr Loo Liat Hui).

 

     
Dr Aw Sze Jet (Resident, SingHealth Pathology Residency
Programme) giving his presentation "A clinico-pathological,
immunohistochemical and DICER1 mutational analysis of
pleuropulmonary blastoma".
  Ms Sim Xin Ni (Student, School of Applied Science,
Temasek Polytechnic), giving her presentation "Comparison
of two multiplex IHC methods to study the tumour
immune microenvironment: introducing the imaging mass cytometry".

 

     
  Dr Ian A. Cree giving his keynote lecture titled:
"The role of liquid biopsy in early cancer detection - research or clinical practice?"
 

 

   
Dr Ian A. Cree presenting the best platform presentation and poster prizes.
From left: Dr Aw Sze Jet (Best Platform Presentation) and Mr Timothy Lai (Best Poster Prize).

 

Prof Tan Puay Hoon presenting the tokens of appreciation to our judges.
From left: Dr Ian A. Cree, Dr Clement Ho and Dr Loo Liat Hui.

 

 

Thank you and we hope to see you next year!

 

 


Investigating Diseases

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Disease is like an enemy - to defeat it, you must study, understand and identify its weakness.

Watch Assoc Prof Tony Lim and his team from SGH Division of Pathology investigate 'enemies' and their characteristics to find optimal treatment and uncover potential cures for patients. Your support fuels innovative science that leads to tomorrow's cures.

Be part of our life-saving research by visiting http://www.singhealth.com.sg/giving and choose Pathology.

 

 

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