Four Experts from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore to Speak at NWAC 2013
04/08/2013

Professor Alex SIA Tiong Heng, Dr Farida ITHNIN, Assistant Professor SNG Ban Leong , and Dr Sean Brian YEOH Hann from KKH will share experiences and challenges in the Anesthetic management of complex Obstetric cases.

Online PR News – 08-April-2013 – Bangkok, Thailand – The 4th World Anesthesia Convention (NWAC 2013), the premier educational forum for anesthesiology professionals, is pleased to confirm the participation of four experts from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore (KKH), as speakers at the upcoming convention. Leading experts in the field of Women’s Anaesthesia, Professor Alex SIA Tiong Heng, Dr Farida ITHNIN, Assistant Professor SNG Ban Leong , and Dr Sean Brian YEOH Hann from KKH’s Department of Women’s Anaesthesia will share experiences and challenges in the Anesthetic management of complex Obstetric cases. The team, who also hold teaching appointments in two leading medical schools in Singapore, will also be conducting a full-day Master "Core" Training Workshop on Combined Obstetric Resuscitation and Emergencies.

Professor Alex SIA Tiong Heng
Professor Sia is the Chairman of the Medical Board of KKH. He is also the Director of the hospital’s KK Research Centre. He plays an active role in the education of medical students and residents in his capacity as Professor, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School. In January 2012, he was appointed Senior Associate Dean for the SingHealth-Duke-NUS Academic Medicine partnership in Singapore. As Senior Associate Dean, he is the hospital’s senior leader responsible for formulating policies and strategic directions to promote academic pursuits.

Dr Farida ITHNIN
Dr Farida Ithnin is a Senior Consultant at the Department of Women’s Anaesthesia, KKH. Her main area of interest is Obstetric Anaesthesia, being actively involved in clinical, education and management aspects of the specialty for many years. She is the Associate Program Director for SingHealth Anaesthesiology Residency Program in Singapore, and Supervisor of Training for Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. She also actively mentors elective medical students from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

Assistant Professor SNG Ban Leong
Dr SNG Ban Leong is a Consultant in the Department of Women’s Anaesthesia, KKH. He is an Assistant Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and a Core Faculty and Mentor in the Clinician-Scientist Residency Track of the Singhealth Anaesthesiology Residency Programme. He recently completed a Masters in Clinical Investigation and Fellowship in Pain Medicine.

Dr Sean Brian YEOH Hann
Dr Sean Yeoh is an Associate Consultant at the Department of Women’s Anaesthesia, KKH. He holds teaching appointments with Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Yong Loo Lin School, of Medicine, National University of Singapore, as well as the SingHealth Anaesthesiology Residency Program, in Singapore.

NWAC 2013 will be highlighted by the contributions of 150 top faculties from around the globe. Being held in exotic Bangkok, Thailand, April 23-27, 2013, this year’s meeting will provide a networking bridge between educators and clinicians from both developing and developed countries. Accessible and convenient, Bangkok is a major hub for business and educational meetings.

About NWAC: Networking World Anesthesia Convention (NWAC) is a rapidly growing educational organization with a world-wide presence. In its five years of existence, this anesthesia conference has trained countless doctors and other health care professionals across the globe, regardless of their nationality, religion, race, color, gender or sexual orientation. The acclaimed NWAC scientific programs feature workshop sessions, panels and problem-based luncheons that provide both intensive learning through direct interaction with the faculty as well as hands-on experience.

About KK Women's and Children's Hospital (www.kkh.com.sg)
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) is a leading healthcare centre for Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Neonatology. Founded in 1858, the 830-bed JCI accredited hospital is a referral centre providing tertiary services to manage complex conditions in women and children. More than 400 specialists adopt a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to treatment, and harness the latest innovations and technology for the best medical care possible.

As an academic healthcare institution, the Hospital is a major teaching hospital for Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School as well as Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. The Hospital also runs the largest specialist training programme for Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Singapore as well as a highly rated Paediatric Residency Programme accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I).

KKH actively conducts outreach programmes to communities within and beyond Singapore. The hospital has been actively organising and collaborating in educational and humanitarian efforts, with a view to better healthcare and medical outcomes for women and children across the region.