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Upcoming Workshops

21 - 22 January 2019, Engaging the Power of Community: From Tertiary Care to Patient Empowerment

Engaging the Power of Community

From Tertiary Care to Patient Empowerment

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Date

21 – 22 January 2019

Venue

Pharmacy Practice Skills (PPS) Hub
S4 Level 2
Department of Pharmacy
National University of Singapore

Highlights

The future of healthcare is transforming from quality to value and from healthcare to health.  With the movement to shift health delivery beyond tertiary care hospitals to community for more effective and affordable care, the Department of Pharmacy at NUS is committed to provide continuing education and training support that is timely and relevant to the changing healthcare paradigm in Singapore and the world.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the vision and the direction of integrated community care
  • Rationalize the importance of pharmacist involvement in delivering value-add care in the community
  • Describe the key features of quality training programs in the community
  • Describe the objectives of different types of services that are currently available in the community
  • Demonstrate skills to perform medication therapy management for wellness programs in the community settings

Speakers

Jean-Venable Kelly R Goode

Professor Jean-Venable “Kelly” Roberson Goode, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA, BCPS
Director of Community Pharmacy Practice and Residency Program
Department of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science, School of Pharmacy
Virginia Commonwealth University

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Dr. Chow Wai Leng, MBBS, GDFM (SG)
Director of Health Services Integration, Community Division
Ministry of Health

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Associate Professor Joyce Lee, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP
Domain Leader, Division of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Practice
Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

Ms Chung Wing Lam

Ms. Chung Wing Lam, BSc(Pharm)(Hons), MSc(Clin Pharm Prac), BCPS, BCGP
Principal Pharmacist (Clinical)
Watson’s Personal Care Stores Pte Ltd. Singapore

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Mr. Lum Zheng Kang, BSc(Pharm)(Hons)
Registered Pharmacist
Postgraduate Student in Research
Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

Programme

Day 1, Monday
21 January 2019

Time Topics Instructor
0815 – 0850 Registration  
0850 – 0900 Opening Address Dr. Joyce Lee
0900 – 1000 Vision of Integrated Community Care in Singapore Dr. Chow Wai Leng
1000 – 1030 Tea Break  
1030 – 1130 Engaging the Power of Community: Pharmacists Expanding Opportunities to Improve Community Health Dr. Jean-Venable “Kelly” Robertson Goode
1130 – 1230 Rationale for Patient Care Services in the Community Pharmacy Settings Dr. Jean-Venable “Kelly” Robertson Goode
1230 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1430 Stepping out of the Dispensary – Different Shades of Community Pharmacists Ms. Chung Wing Lam
1430 – 1530 Establishment and Implementation of Community Pharmacist-led D-Care Program Mr. Lum Zheng Kang
1530 – 1600 Tea Break  
1600 – 1700

 

Building a Year Round Immunization Program Dr. Jean-Venable “Kelly” Robertson Goode

Day 2, Tuesday
22 January 2019

0830 – 0900 Registration  
0900 – 1000 Not Only From the Cash Register: Business Aspect of Patient Care Services Dr. Jean-Venable “Kelly” Robertson Goode
1000 – 1030 Tea Break  
1030 – 1130 Community Pharmacy Residency Programs: Exploring Opportunities for Developing a Program in Your Company

 

Dr. Jean-Venable “Kelly” Robertson Goode
1130 – 1230 Postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) Community Pharmacy Residency Step-by-Step Guide Dr. Jean-Venable “Kelly” Robertson Goode
1230 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1430 Diabetes, Multidisciplinary, Experiential (DIAMANTE) Program for the Community Pharmacists Dr. Joyce Lee
1430 – 1530 Activity Session: MTM & Wellness Program in the community (Part I)

 

Dr. Jean-Venable “Kelly” Robertson Goode
1530 – 1600

 

Tea Break  
1600 – 1700 Activity session: MTM & Wellness Program in the community (Part II) Dr. Jean-Venable “Kelly” Robertson Goode

Workshop Fee

Regular Fee Early Bird
(Register by 31 Dec 2018)
S$ 1000/pax S$ 900/pax

All prices stated are inclusive of 7% GST. Breakfast, lunch and tea will be provided.


Cancellation and Substitution Policy
 Cancellation must be received on or before December 31, 2018. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after this date. There is a SGD $100 processing fee on all cancellations. You may send a substitute registrant from the same organization. Substitutions must be submitted via email. To cancel or substitute your registration, contact phacuiy@nus.edu.sg.

Registration

Click here to register now!
Registration closes on 7 January 2019.

For inquiries, please email to PIRC@nus.edu.sg
This is a SPC CPE recognized event.

28 February - 1 March 2019, Healthcare in the Era of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

Healthcare in the Era of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

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Background & Overview

The use of big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) is set to transform many industries, including the healthcare sector. Along with the increasing digitization of our healthcare systems, massive amount of complex data is generated, which offers opportunities for big data analytics. Such investigations will be able to translate the data into real and actionable insights to healthcare practices, thus provide new understanding and ways of treating diseases, and improve overall individual and population health. Some of the issues that can be addressed by big data analytics include inefficiencies of healthcare systems, and potential adverse drug reactions. The application of AI in health analytics of data derived from digital devices may lead to innovative personalized health care.

The Department of Pharmacy at the National University of Singapore is organizing this introductory course on big data and AI with the aim to inform and enthuse healthcare  professionals, clinical-scientists, researchers and students with the fundamentals and some applications of the subject.  Harnessing the power of big data and AI has great potential in uncovering the underlining factors that can aid advancing healthcare practices so as to serve the patients better. No prior knowledge on data science is needed to benefit from this course. Participants will be able to network with our faculty as well as others who attend the course, thus seeding potential collaboration opportunities.

Date

28  February – 1 March 2019

Highlights

  • Introduction to big data and AI and its applications in healthcare and medicine
  • Transformation of Singapore’s healthcare landscape with big data and AI
  • Learn the basics of “R” programming through hands-on training
  • Expert panel discussions and networking

Venue

Pharmacy Practice Skills (PPS) Hub
S4 Level 2
Department of Pharmacy
National University of Singapore

Speakers

ChenYuZong

Chen Yu Zong, PhD
Professor
Department of Pharmacy
National University of Singapore

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Ngiam Kee Yuan, MBBS, MRCS, MMed, FRCS
Group Chief Technology Officer, NUHS
Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer, NUH
Consultant Thyroid and Endocrine Surgeon, NUH
Assistant Professor, YLL SoM, NUS
Singapore

Lou Huei-xin

Lou Huei-Xin, PharmD, MSc (Clinical Pharmacy)
Head
National Pharmacy Programme Management Office
Ministry of Health
Singapore

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Sreemanee Raaj S/O Dorajoo, PhD
Data Analyst
Health Sciences Authority (HSA)
Singapore

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Kevin Y.-L. Yap, PhD, MEng, SDMC, CBDSA, SRPharmS
Senior Manager
National Pharmacy Programme Management Office
Ministry of Health
Singapore

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Kuldeep Singh Rajput, PhD
Founder and CEO
Biofourmis Group

Yap Chun Wei

Yap Chun Wei, PhD
Principal Research Analyst (Data Science)
National Healthcare Group (NHG)
Health Services & Outcomes Research
Singapore

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Li Jialiang, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Statistics and Applied Probability
National University of Singapore

Programme

Day 1 Seminar
Thursday, 28 February 2019

 

Time Programme Speaker
0830 – 0915 Registration & Breakfast  
0915 – 0925 Welcome and Programme Overview Prof Chen Yu Zong
0925 – 1005 Big Data, AI and Medicine Prof Chen Yu Zong
1005 – 1045 Reclassification Statistics for Assessing Accuracy

Improvement in Deep Learning

 

A/Prof Li Jialiang

 

1045 – 1125 Text Mining of Clinical Notes to Detect Serious Adverse Drug Reactions Dr Sreemane Raaj S/O Dorajoo

 

1125 – 1205 Deep Learning and Its Applications in Healthcare Dr Yap Chun Wei

 

1205 – 1315 Lunch  
1315 – 1345 Panel Discussion 1 Prof Chen Yu Zong

A/Prof Li Jialiang

Dr Sreemane Raaj S/O Dorajoo

Dr Yap Chun Wei

 

1345 – 1425 Overview of the Roles of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Shaping the Future of Healthcare in Singapore

 

Dr Lou Huei-Xin

 

1425 – 1505 Augmenting Personalized Care and Therapies using Digital Therapeutics Dr Kuldeep Singh Rajput

 

1505 – 1535 Tea Break & Networking  
1535 – 1615 Disrupting the Care of Patients Through the Lens of I, Robot Dr Kevin Yap

 

1615 – 1655 Advancing Drug Personalisation and Surveillance on DISCOVERY AI Dr Ngiam Kee Yuan
1655 – 1725 Panel Discussion 2 Dr Lou Huei-Xin

Dr Kuldeep Singh Rajput

Dr Kevin Yap

Dr Ngiam Kee Yuan

 

1725 Feedback & Closing Remarks  

Day 2 Workshop
Friday, 1 March 2019

An Introductory Course to R with Hands-on Training for Healthcare Data Analytics

R is an open source statistical programme that is rapidly becoming the leading tool in data science and statistics. R is arguably the tool of choice in numerous industries because of its versatility and extensibility in solving data problems. Whether you are a heavy-duty number cruncher or an occasional / recreational data analyst, R will fit your needs.

R offers a full suite of functionalities in the form of libraries that offer healthcare researchers a variety of tools to interrogate their data. In this introductory workshop, the critical steps involved in importing, cleaning and preparing datasets for analysis in R with be demonstrated. An introduction to the graphing capabilities of R for visualizing relationships between variables to draw insights from the data will also be covered. Additionally, methods of performing statistical analyses to derive answers to research questions of interest will also be covered.

This workshop is intended for participants who have some prior experience analyzing data using any other statistical software or in Excel. No prior programming experience is necessary but installing R on your laptop prior to the session is required. More details on R installation will follow upon registration of the workshop.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

(a) Import datasets into R
(b) Clean and prepare datasets for analysis
(c) Visualize data via scatter plots
(d) Perform inferential statistical analysis

Time Program Trainer
0830 – 0930 Breakfast  
0930 – 1230 An Introductory Course to R with Hands-on Training for Healthcare Data Analytics Dr Sreemane Raaj S/O Dorajoo

 

1230 – End Lunch & Networking  

Workshop Fee

Regular Fees Before 7% GST  After 7% GST  
Option 1

Seminar & R workshop

S$ 500/pax  S$ 535/pax  
Option 2

Seminar only

S$ 350/pax   S$ 374.50/pax

Breakfast, lunch and Tea will be provided

Cancellation and Substitution Policy Cancellation must be received on or before February 15, 2019. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after this date. There is a SGD $100 processing fee on all cancellations. You may send a substitute registrant from the same organization. Substitutions must be submitted via email. To cancel or substitute your registration, contact phacuiy@nus.edu.sg.

Registration

Click here to register now!
Registration closes on 15 Feb 2019.

For inquiries, please email to PIRC@nus.edu.sg
This is a SPC CPE recognized event.

Past Workshops

26 - 27 February 2018, Pharmacogenomics Workshop, Clinical Implementation Strategies & Pharmacists’ Roles

PHARMACOGENOMICS

Clinical Implementation Strategies & Pharmacists’ Roles

Date

26 – 27 February 2018

Topics Covered

• Fundamental of Pharmacogenomics
• Clinical Applications of Pharmacogenomics
• Strategies for Clinical Pharmacogenomics Implementation
• Cost Effectiveness of Phamacogenomics Implementation

Venue

Seminar rooms A – D
Department of Pharmacy
National University of Singapore

Speakers

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Christina Aquilante, PharmD, FCCP
Professor
University of Colorado

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Alexandre Chan, PharmD, MPH, FCCP
Deputy Head and Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy
National University of Singapore

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Ho Han Kiat, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy
National University of Singapore

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Wee Hwee Lin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy
National University of Singapore

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Ong Pei Shi, PhD
Lecturer
Department of Pharmacy
National University of Singapore

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Michael David Winther, PhD
Senior Project Manager
SAPhIRE, A*STAR

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Dorothy Toh, PhD
Assistant Group Director (Post-market Cluster)
Health Sciences Authority, Singapore

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Doreen Tan, PharmD, BCPS (AQ Cardiology)
Specialist Pharmacist (Cardiology)
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

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Astrid Irwanto, PhD
Junior Principal Investigator
GIS, A*STAR

Programme

26 Feb, Day 1  
0830 – 0900 Registration & Tea Reception
0900 Opening
A/P Alex Chan
0905 – 1005 Fundamental of Pharmacogenomics
Prof Christina Aquilante
1005 – 1030 Breakout activity: Genetics Nomenclature
Prof Christina Aquilante
1030 – 1045 Tea break
1045 – 1130 Genotyping Tests and Interpretation
Prof Christina Aquilante
1130 – 1230 Pharmacogenomic Evidence, Study Designs, and Guidelines
Prof Christina Aquilante
1230 – 1300 Breakout activity: Using PGx Website Resources
Prof Christina Aquilante
1300 – 1400 Lunch
1400 – 1430 Preemptive genotyping to reduce ADRs
A/P Alex Chan
1430 – 1500 SAPPHIRE and SEA-Pharm
Dr Michael David Winther
1500 – 1530 Clinical Application #1: Pharmacogenetics of carbamazepine – a case study in Singapore
Dr Dorothy Toh
1530 – 1545 Teabreak
1545 – 1615 Clinical Application #2:  Pharmacogenetics of TKIs- a case study on genes affecting pharmacodynamics
A/P Ho Han Kiat
1615 – 1645 Clinical Application #3: Cardiology
Dr Doreen Tan
1700 End of Day 1
27 Feb, Day 2  
0900 – 1000  Pharmacist-Directed Clinical Implementation (Institutional and Community Practices), Part 1
Prof Christina Aquilante
1000 – 1040 Breakout activity: Barriers to Implementation
Prof Christina Aquilante
1040 – 1045 Teabreak
1045 – 1145 Pharmacist-Directed Clinical Implementation (Institutional and Community Practices)
1145  – 1230 Breakout activity: Formulating an Implementation Plan
Prof Christina Aquilante
1230 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1400 Pharmacoeocnomics of precision medicine
Dr Wee Hwee Lin
1400 – 1430 Clinical Application #4: Genotyping of Leprosy in Indonesia
Dr Astrid Irwanto
1430 – 1500 Title TBA
Dr Ong Pei Shi
1500 – 1515 Teabreak
1515 – 1615 Educational Strategies to Prepare Pharmacists for Personalized Medicine: Teaching Towards Competencies
Prof Christina Aquilante
1615 – 1715 Breakout: Formulating an Educational Plan
Prof Christina Aquilante
1715 Closing and End of Day 2

Workshop Fee

Regular fee per participant 

S$1000

Early bird registration fee
(register by 02 Feb 2018)

S$900

Group discount *
(register by 02 Feb 2018)

S$900 per participant

* Group discount is only applicable when 2 or more participants from the same organization register at the same time.
All prices stated are inclusive of 7% GST. Breakfast, lunch and tea will be provided.

Registration

Click here to register now!
Registration closes on 19 Feb 2018.

For inquiries, please email to PIRC@nus.edu.sg
This is a SPC CPE recognized event.

Acknowledgement

Special thanks to the following sponsor:

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Epilogue

We are glad that our workshop was well received and thankful for the numerous positive encouragement. We would like to send our gratitude to all participants and speakers for their participation and we sincerely hope you have enjoyed the lectures and have learnt a lot that will be useful in your workplace.

 

We would also like to thank Vishuo Biomedical Pte Ltd for sponsoring the workshop.

 

Quotes from our workshop participants

“Thank you for organizing the workshop! It was highly enjoyable and I learnt a lot. More importantly, it was a good networking platform and good for generating ideas” – Dr. Doreen Tan Su-Yin, PharmD, BCPS, Cardiology Specialist Pharmacist & Head, Pharmacy, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

“This was a well-organised workshop and I’ve learnt many new things. Good job to you and your team!” – Joelle Chia, Co-Director, Pharma To Market Pte Ltd

Thanks for all the hard work put into the PGx workshop! It was really well planned and executed. It was a great opportunity to meet with practicing pharmacists and PGx researchers, and we have learned a lot from the lectures” – Zheng Weiling, PhD, Business Development Manager, Vishuo Biomedical Pte Ltd

22 - 23 February 2018, The Science, Art and Regulation of Consumer Care Products: The Workshop

The Science, Art and Regulation of Consumer Care Products: The Workshop

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Date

22 – 23 February 2018

Venue

Block S14, Level  4
Science Drive 2, Lower Kent Ridge Road
National University of Singapore

Why Attend?

Live demonstrations on PBPK modeling & DPRA prediction
Formulation lab & advances in encapsulation technology
Practical tips on transdermal delivery
Network with internationally recognised scientific leaders

Speakers

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A/P Giorgia Pastorin
Deputy Head (Research)
NUS Pharmacy
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Prof Dr Alex van Herk
Principal Scientist
ICES, A*STAR & Eindhoven University of Technology
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A/P Suresh Valiyaveettil
NUS Chemistry
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A/P Eric Chan
NUS Pharmacy
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Dr Bhashkar Mukerji
Head
Regulatory Affairs & Product Safety
Givaudan Singapore Pte. Ltd.

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Prof Benjamin Boyd
Drug Delivery Disposition & Dynamics
Monash University, Australia
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Prof Wong Tin Wui
Head
Non-Destructive Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research Centre, iPROMISE
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
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Dr Li Chunxiang
Research Scientist
Singapore Polytechnic
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Mr Pang Tit Keong
Deputy Director (CCU)
CHPB/Pre-Market/HPRG
Health Sciences Authority, Singapore

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Dr Thomas Dawson
Senior Principal Investigator
A*STAR IMB

Adjunct Professor
Department of Pharmacy and Drug Discovery
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), USA

Instructors

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Dr Vivek Arjunan Vasantha
ICES, A*STAR

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Dr Yuri Dancik
IMB, A*STAR

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Dr James Chan
NUS Pharmacy

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Dr Gopalakrishnan Venkatesan
NUS Pharmacy

Programme

Day 1, 22 Feb 2018
0815 – 0845 Registration & Tea Reception
0845 – 0900 Opening Address
Overview on NUS Pharmacy Department & CoRE-Net
A/P Giorgia Pastorin & Prof Dr Alex van Herk
0900 – 0915 Introduction to consumer care products
A/P Giorgia Pastorin
0915 – 0945 Encapsulation technologies of consumer care products
Prof Dr Alex van Herk
0945 – 1015 Constructing your formulation – considering exipient interactions and impact on molecule behaviour
Prof Ben Boyd
1015 – 1045 Break
1045 – 1115 Cosmetic products regulation in Singapore
Mr Pang Tit Keong
1115 – 1145 Nanotechnology for cosmetic applications
Dr Li Chunxiang
1145 – 1215 Strategies to decrease toxicity in consumer care products (hair and temporary tattoos)
A/P Suresh Valiyaveettil
1215 – 1300 Lunch
1300 – 1315 Safety briefing
1315 – 1500 Hands-on training 1 – Encapsulation technologies
Prof Dr Alex van Herk & Dr Vivek Arjunan Vasantha
1500 – 1530 Tea Break
1530 – 1700 Hands-on training 2 – In-vitro evaluation of transdermal delivery through Franz diffusion cells: considerations & tricks
Dr Yuri Dancik
1700 – 1730 Discussion & debrief
Day 2, 23 Feb 2018
0830 – 0900 Tea Reception
0900 – 0930 Introduction to the concepts of physiologically-based pharmacokinetics (PBPK) modeling
A/P Eric Chan
0930 – 1000 Human cutaneous microbiome
Dr Thomas Dawson
1000 – 1030 Break
1030 – 1100 Safe fragrances: The IFRA commitment
Dr Bhashkar Mukerji
1100 – 1130 Local skin malignant melanoma treatment: Interplay of microwave and nanotechnology as permeation enhances
Prof Wong Tin Wui
1130 – 1200 De-briefing on data collection during day 1 practicals
1200 – 1330 Photo-taking & Lunch
1330 – 1340 Safety briefing
1340 – 1500 Hands-on training 3 – PBPK Simulation & Discussion
Dr James Chan
1500 – 1530 Break
1530 – 1700 Hands-on training 4 – Direct Peptide Reactivity Assay (DPRA) for determination of skin sensitization potential
Dr Gopal Venkatesan
1700 – 1730 Discussion & debrief
1730 – 1745 Feedback & concluding remarks

Workshop Fee

Regular Fee Per Participant

SGD $1400 + 7% GST
(Total SGD $1498)

CoRE-Net Members

SGD $1260 + 7% GST
(Total SGD $1348.20)

NEW Tertiary Institution Discount
(Including Research Institutes)

SGD $500 + 7% GST
(Total SGD $535)

NEW Group Discount
Additional 10% off when you register in groups of 2 or more. Registrants must be from the same company/institute.

Cancellation and Substitution Policy Cancellation must be received on or before February 12, 2018. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after this date. There is a SGD $100 processing fee on all cancellations. You may send a substitute registrant from the same organization. Substitutions must be submitted via email. To cancel or substitute your registration, contact phacuiy@nus.edu.sg.

Co-organised by:

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Epilogue

We would like to convey our heartfelt appreciation to all our distinguished speakers, hands-on training demonstrators and participants for taking their precious time off to share their expertise and contribute in one way or another to the success of the workshop. It was heartening to know that our participants found the event relevant and really liked the topics in the program and their corresponding practical sessions. We sure hoped our participants had fun putting on their labcoats and getting their hands dirty (especially for those who have not step into the lab for a long time)!

 

Quotes from our workshop participants

 “Great series of lectures and practical sessions with a broad coverage of topics that are of interest to the consumer care industry” -anonymous

 “A lot of effort was put into the talks and practical sessions. Knowledgeable speakers and facilitators” -anonymous

“Good mix of science and regulatory topics covered” -anonymous

“Great organization of the entire workshop!” -anonymous

“Excellent demonstrators and experiments” -anonymous

12 - 13 October 2017, NANOMEDICINES: Understanding the technical & regulatory perspectives for better translation

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12 and 13 October 2017

NUS Department of Pharmacy, Seminar Rooms A-D

This is a 2-day workshop with a blend of classroom learning and expert panel discussions, for lecturers, researchers and students to learn the latest advances, as well as knowledge on the safety and regulatory aspects in nanomedicine.

Besides classroom learning, this workshop also features a hands-on practical session, where participants can learn different nanomedicine assembly and characterization methods.

Registration is now open. To sign up, submit your registration at https://mysurvey.nus.edu.sg/EFM/se/543BE5C24B24625C.

The hands-on training is limited to 30 participants. Hurry up and register now to secure your place.

Tertiary Institution discount available