Please find below the programme rundown for the conference.

Day 1 : Fri, 03 August 2018 (9am – 6pm)


8:30 – 9:00

Registration and arrival of guests

9:00 – 9:10

Welcome address
Professor John Eu-Li Wong
Isabel Chan Professor in Medical Sciences
Chief Executive, National University Health System (NUHS)
Senior Vice President, Health Affairs, NUS

Educational Session – Session Chair: Dr Yong Wei Peng

9:10 – 9:30

Insights from data: how we can use big data to improve value
Dr Keith Lim
Senior Consultant, Department of Radiation Oncology, NCIS
Assistant Director (Clinical Education – Global Health), NCIS
Assistant Dean & Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS

9:30 – 9:50

Enriching cancer patient populations using AI
Dr. Ngiam Kee Yuan
Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology (Thyroid and Endocrine Surgery), NCIS
Consultant, Division of General Surgery (Thyroid and Endocrine Surgery), NUH
Director, Surgical Research and development, Department of Surgery, University Surgical Cluster

9:50 -10:10

Medical informatics: from big data to precision oncology for breast cancer
A/Prof Mikael Hartman
Senior Consultant, Breast and Trauma Surgery, NUH
Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
Adjunct Staff, Department of medical Epidemiology, Karolinska Institute, Sweden


Harnessing multi-modal data for precision medicine
Prof Patrick Tan
Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
Deputy Executive Director, Biomedical Research Council
Director, SingHealth/Duke-NUS Precision Medicine Institute

10:30 – 11:00

Tea break & poster judging
(Clinical Science & Nursing / Paramedical / Supportive Care)

Morning Plenary Session – Session Chair: A/Prof Lee Soo Chin

11:00 – 11:35

Artificial intelligence in cancer care and research – role of cognitive AI watson
Prof Dr Somashekhar S. P.
MS,MCh(Onco), FRCS. Edinburgh
Chairman & HOD, Surgical Oncology, Consultant Surgical & Gynec. Onco, Robotic Surgeon, HIPEC Super specialist, Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Manipal hospital, Bangalore, India 
Professor, Surgical Oncology, Manipal University

Oral Abstracts Presentation Basic Science – Session Chair: Dr Ruby Huang

11:35 – 11:50

Super-enhancer-driven CCAT1 is co-activated by SOX2 and TP63 and promotes squamous cancer progression
Dr Yuan Jiang
Research Fellow, Cancer Science Institute, NUS

11:50 – 12:05

Regulation of adenosine-to-inosine (A-to-I) RNA editome by ADARs-interacting partner death associated protein 3 (DAP3) in cancer
Mr Jian HAN
PhD student, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, NUS

12:05 – 12:20

Loss of PPP2R2B in resistance to targeted therapies in breast cancer
Mr Yi Bao
PhD Candidate, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore

Oral Abstracts Presentation Translational Science – Session Chair: Prof Phillip Koeffler

12:20 – 12:35

Exosomal proteins as potential diagnostic biomarkers in NSCLC
Dr Lingzhi Wang
Senior Research Scientist, Department of Pharmacology, YLLSOM & CSI, NUS

12:35 – 12:50

Targeting colorectal cancer cells using reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitors
Dr Deepa Rajagopalan
Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, YLLSOM & CSI, NUS

12:50 – 13:05

Pathological and immunological changes in breast tumor post-natural killer cell infusion
Dr Kritika Yadav
Research Associate, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, NUS

13:05 – 14:05

Lunch & poster judging 
(Basic Science & Translational Science)

Oral Abstracts Presentation Clinical Science – Session Chair: Dr David Tan Shao Peng

14:05 – 14:20

A phase II with a lead-in phase I study to examine safety and efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine and Gefitinib in advanced non-small cell lung cancer
Dr Huang Yiqing
Associate Consultant, Department of Haematology-Oncology, NCIS, NUHS

14:20 – 14:35

Real time near-infrared Raman spectroscopy for the diagnosis of nasopharyngeal cancer
Dr Kan Lin
Research Associate, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

14:35 – 14:50

Pharmacogenomics prediction of Bleomycin-induced lung injury in South East Asian hodgkin lymphoma patients
Dr Joanne Shu Xian Lee
Associate Consultant, Department of Haematology-Oncology, NCIS, NUHS

Oral Abstracts Presentation Nursing/Paramedical/Supportive Care-Session Chair: Prof Goh Boon Cher

14:50 – 15:05

A retrospective review Of the use of last-line anti-cancer agents in patients with advanced cancers
Mr Zhi Yao Chan
Senior Pharmacist, Department of Pharmacy, NUH

15:05 – 15:20

Cryocompression vs Continuous-flow cooling: Optimal method to deliver limb hypothermia in preventing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
Ms Yin Teng Koh
Medical Student, Department of Haematology-Oncology, NCIS, NUHS

15:20 – 15:35

Scalp cooling therapy (SCT) for chemotherapy (XT)-induced hair loss in patients (pts) with breast and gynaecological cancers – a single centre pilot study experience
Mrs Hui Fu
Senior Staff Nurse, Department of Nursing, NCIS, NUHS

15:35 – 15:55


Afternoon Plenary Session – Session Chair: Prof Goh Boon Cher

15:55 – 16:30

From bewilderment to light: Logic in cancer research
Prof Wong Limsoon
Kwan-Im-Thong-Hood-Cho-Temple Chair Professor of Computer Science, School of Computing
Acting Executive Director, NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering, NUS

Hear-the-Journey Session – Session Chair: Prof Chng Wee Joo

16:30 – 16:45

The Joy and tips of academic medicine
Prof Jimmy So
Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Surgical Oncology, NCIS
Director & Senior Consultant, Division of general Surgery (Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery), NCIS
Professor of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS

16:45 – 17:00

How to succeed as a clinician-scientist – lessons from Joseph Schooling
Prof Koh Woon Puay
Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Joint)

17:00 – 17:30

Cocktail & Networking session

17:30 – 17:50

Award presentation ceremony

Prof Phillip Koeffler
Conference Co-Chairperson

A/Prof Lee Soo Chin
Conference Chairperson
A/Director (Research), NCIS

17:50 – 17:55

Closing address
Prof Chng Wee Joo
Director, NCIS
Senior Consultant, Department of Haematology-Oncology, NCIS
Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS