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Congress Day 1 – Saturday, 13th July 2024

Congress Main - Day 1: 13th July (Saturday)
Grand Ballroom 1 Grand Ballroom 2 Breakout Room 1
8:00am 9:00am Registration & Poster Mounting
9:00am 10:30am SYMPOSIUM 1

Track: Musculoskeletal 1


Track: Neurology 1


Track: Cardiopulmonary

The Multidisciplinary Approach in the Assessment and Management of Lumbar Spine Pathologies; the Journey from the Emergency Department (ED) to the Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) Trending Topics in Stroke Care - What is Happening in Singapore and Around the World? Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Implementation of New Care Delivery models
Convenor: Dr Poonam Pal Convenor: A/Prof Kwah Li Khim: Convenor: Ms Tan Shi Hua

What is the evidence for management of people with spine-related leg pain?

A roadmap for research in post-stroke fatigue: Consensus-based core recommendations from the third Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable Centre-based PRP - A service evaluation in CGH
Speaker: Prof Annina Schmid Speaker: Prof Coralie English Speaker: Ms Helina Bte Muhammad  Ridzwan Chew
The spine specialist perspective on the assessment and management of lumbar pathologies; when to refer on, monitor or operate. Rehabilitation services across Southeast Asia - Current status, possibilities and opportunities Telerehabilitation- Will it be the new norm?
Speaker: Dr Dinesh Shree Kumar Speaker: A/Prof Deidre Anne De Silva Speaker: Ms Amanda Soh Lu Shi

When to refer to a Pain Specialist: at the ED or SOC? A review of evidence and local experience.

Behaviour change interventions in stroke rehabilitation Community Pulmonary Rehabilitation- Early intervention for exacerbations in chronic lung diseases and COVID infections
Speaker: Dr Prit Anand Singh Speaker: A/Prof Kwah Li Khim Speaker: Ms Foong Jing Wen
The Singapore outlook: The assessment and management strategies in lumbar spine pathologies by an ED APP. Using gamified stroke eHealth to enhance learning and self-care management
Speaker: Ms Ong Pei Gin Speaker: A/Prof Elaine Siow
Q & A Session Q & A Session Q & A Session
10:30am 11:00am Tea Break and Poster Viewing (30mins)
11:00am 11:30am *** Congress Official Opening Ceremony (Grand Ballroom 1) ***
11:30am 12:30pm Keynote & Plenary Lecture 1
Speaker: Professor Dawn Skelton

It works if they do it! How can we engage the seniors in exercise to promote functional fitness

and reduce frailty and falls?

12:30pm 1:30pm Network & Lunch & Poster Viewing (60mins)
1:30pm 3:00pm


Track: Special Interest


Track: Community 1


Track: Education

Cancer Rehabilitation - An evolving landscape in Singapore Refreshing conventional paradigms of falls prevention and management Postgraduate Physiotherapy Training in Singapore
Convenor: Ms. Aw Hui Zhen Convenor: Dr Shawn Soh Leng Hsien Convenor: A/Prof Muhammad Rahizan Zainuldin
Basics of Cancer and its Treatments What’s new from the World guidelines of falls prevention and management SIT Master of Clinical Research in Health Sciences (MClinRes Health Sciences)
Speaker: Dr Wong Chin Jung Speaker: Professor Dawn Skelton Speaker: A/Prof Benjamin Soon
Common Cancer related Impairments Rethinking detection and intervention strategies for destitute home and active ageing centres SIT Master of Health Sciences (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy)
Speaker: Ms Vijayalaxmi Chadachan Speaker: Ms Yong Limin Speaker: Dr Audrey Lim
Exercise in Cancer Rethinking the approach of falls efficacy Postgraduate doctoral training in the private practice setting: A Singapore perspective.
Speaker: Ms Goh Jiaqian Speaker: Dr Shawn Soh Leng Hsien Speaker: Mr Kieron Phillips
Managing psychosocial challenges in Cancer Patients Rethinking balance and falls specifically in people with Parkinson’s Overview of SGH Core Residency in Physiotherapy Programs
Speaker: Mr Jason Ho Speaker: Asst Prof Aileen Eugenia Scully Speaker: Mr John Tan
Q &   A Session Q & A Session Q & A Session
3:00pm 3:30pm Tea Break and Poster Viewing (30mins)
3:30pm 5:00pm


Track: Neurology 2




Track: Leadership

A stepwise approach on mobilising the neurological and neurosurgical patients

The Benefits of the Integration of High Energy Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave Therapy with Physiotherapy and Exercise Rehabilitation

Empowering Tomorrow's Healthcare: Young Leaders Driving Clinical Excellence
Convenor: Ms Annuradhaa Ravi

Workshop Facilitator:

Mr Gavin Corica

Convenor: A/Prof Shamala Thilarajah
Surgical management and indications of lines and drains
Implementation of self-directed exercise in inpatient rehabilitation: ARISE
Speaker: Dr Brian Chan

Speaker: Ms Viji Navamany  Visvalingam
 Nursing management for the lines and drains
Blanket Vestibular Screening following Mild Head Injury in Neurosurgical and Short Stay Medical Units in an Acute Public Hospital
Speaker: Ms Wong Shuying
Speaker: Ms Jessica Law
Physiotherapy clinical reasoning process for the early mobilisation for neurosurgical patients – overview
Triaging referrals for patient safety
Speaker: Mr Iqbal Saboor Rahman
Speaker: Ms Mohena Priyaa  Selvakumar
Physiotherapy management in early mobilisation with lines and drains in ICU settings
Implementation of stroke circuit class in a community hospital
Speaker: Ms Chow Mei Shi Amelia
Speaker: Ms Chia Kah Lai
Physiotherapy management in early mobilisation with lines and drains in ward settings
Barriers and enablers to implementing cardio respiratory training in stroke: findings from World Cafe
Speaker: Ms Annuradhaa Ravi
Speaker: Ms Durga Maniam
Q &   A Session Q & A Session Q & A Session
5:00pm 6:00pm End of Congress Day 1
6:30pm 7:00pm Registration and Gala Dinner Reception at the foyer
7:00pm 10:30pm Gala Dinner in the Grand Ballroom - SPA 60th Anniversary

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