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Webinar #5: Chronic Disease Management – Diabetes Control and Weight Management

27 September 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Date: 7 September 2018 (Thursday) Time: 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm (Singapore time) Registration fees: SPA Student Member – Free SPA Member – $5 Non-member – $10 Registration Details: Payment must be made to confirm your registration. An acknowledgement will be emailed to you at your registered email with the payment details. If you did not receive an acknowledgement within 3 days from your registration, kindly email: Closing date for Registration: 13 September 2018 .     Synopsis & Learning Objectives The WHO reports that overweight and obesity is increasing worldwide, in both advanced and developing countries, and is contributing to the increasing levels of chronic diseases such as type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension etc. In Singapore, the prevalence of obesity has doubled from 2004 and reached nearly 11% in 2010 and this is mirrored by a rise in type 2 DM. The Singapore Burden of diseases study found that obesity related diseases had the largest impact on health in terms of suffering and cost. The study also found that having a high BMI is the largest single contributor to the national disease burden of diabetes (73%). This figure is expected to rise if the obesity rate continues to trend upwards. Objectives is to have an understanding about -Overview of Diabetes and Obesity -Role of Physical activity in weight management in clients with diabetes -Dose response (FITT) to effective exercise prescription in diabetes and obesity -Behavior change outcomes and goal setting –Long term maintenance and monitoring The speaker: Ms Swapna Tony Principal […]

Life After Stroke by Professor Gillian Mead

4 October 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Date: 4 October 2018 Time: 6:45pm to 7:45pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm) Venue:  Level 2, The living room, Geylang East Nursing Home, 25 Geylang East Central. Singapore 389708 Registration fees: Free *Limited seats, First-Come-First-Serve basis* **SPA Members enjoy priority seat confirmation ** Closing date for registration: 20 Sep 2018 Seat confirmation for Non-members will be sent after 6 September 2018, on first-come-first-served basis. Synopsis: Acute stroke treatment has developed rapidly in recent years and more people are now surviving stroke. Many are left with stroke related disability including physical disability, emotional problems and ‘hidden’ problems such as fatigue. For those who survive a major stroke, some question whether death would have been preferable to survival with severe disability. In this lecture, she will discuss what stroke survivors’ key needs are, and how research is seeking to find better ways to improve Life after Stroke. Organized by SPA Neuro Vestib SIG   Speaker: Professor Gillian Mead University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom Prof Mead leads a programme of research on Life after Stroke.  She has demonstrated the benefits of physical fitness training after stroke and has played a key role in its implementation into clinical practice. She is an expert on post-stroke fatigue and is now testing an intervention to improve fatigue. She has led research on the needs of patients and their families who survive a major stroke-and the role of palliative and end-of-life care. She also has an interest in delirium, depression and anxiety after stroke. She is also co-principal investigator […]

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