Health Technology Symposium

Health Technology Symposium 2019 will be held at the Engineering Auditorium (9 Engineering Drive 1, Singapore 117575) National University of Singapore from 1 – 2 July, in conjunction with the official launch of the Singapore Health Technologies Consortium (HealthTEC).

The symposium will bring together scientists, engineers, clinicians and industry professionals to explore research and innovation in health technologies and effective ways to translate them from the lab to the market so as to achieve significant societal and economic impact.

Plenary Speaker:

Biomedical Nanorobots: A ‘Fantastic Voyage’

Professor Joseph WANG
University of California San Diego


Invited Speakers:

Ms CHIA Lye Peng, Flexosense
Prof CHNG Wee Joo, NUHS
Prof CHONG Yap Seng, NUHS
Prof J. Justin GOODING, UNSW
Prof William HWANG, NCCS
Asst Prof HOU Han Wei, NTU
Asst Prof KIM Hyun Jung, UT Austin
Ms NEO Kah Yean, A*ccelerate, A*STAR
Dr Joydeep SARKAR, Holmusk
Prof SUN Dong, City University HK
Prof WONG Tien Yin, SNEC
Dr Andrew WU, Mesh Bio
Dr YAP Hong Kai, Roceso


Event registration is now closed, thank you for your interest!

Please click HERE to download the symposium programme.

Symposium Programme (finalised)

Monday, 1 July 2019
Time Programme
8:30am – 9:00am Guest Registration
Official Launch of HealthTEC Consortium
Emcee: A/Prof Ali Bhagat
9:00am Arrival of Guest of Honour
Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, Chief Health Scientist, Ministry of Health
9:05am – 9:10am Welcome Address
Professor Lim Chwee Teck, Director, HealthTEC Consortium
9:10am – 9:15am Opening Address
Professor Chen Tsuhan, Deputy President (Research and Technology), National University of Singapore
9:15am – 9:30am Guest of Honour Speech
Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, Chief Health Scientist, Ministry of Health
9:30am – 9:40am Official Launch Ceremony
9:40am – 10:10am Keynote Talk: Translating Great Biomedical Research into Valuable Healthcare Innovations
Dr John Collins, Chief Operating Officer, Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (CIMIT)
10:10am – 10:30am Coffee Break
HealthTEC Session on Translation & Commercialization
Moderator: Ms Irene Cheong
10:30am – 10:40am Presentation 1
Dr Joydeep Sarkar, Holmusk
10:40am – 10:50am Presentation 2
Ms Chia Lye Peng, FlexoSense
10:50am – 11:00am Presentation 3
Dr Andrew Wu, Mesh Bio
11:00am – 11:10am Presentation 4
Dr Paul Hung, COMBiNATi
11:10am – 11:20am Presentation 5
Ms Neo Kah Yean, A*ccelerate, A*STAR
11:20am – 11:30am Presentation 6
Dr Yap Hong Kai, Roceso
11:30pm – 12:15pm Panel Discussion
12:15pm – 1:30pm Lunch and Poster Viewing
Session 1: Biorobotics & Bioelectronics
Chair: Dr Yeo Joo Chuan
1:30pm – 1:40pm Welcome Address
Professor Lim Chwee Teck, Director of iHealthtech
1:40pm – 2:20pm Plenary Lecture
Biomedical Nanorobots: A ‘Fantastic Voyage’
Professor Joseph Wang, University of California San Diego
2:20pm – 2:50pm Micromanipulation and Microrobotics for Precise Cell Surgery
Professor Sun Dong, City University of Hong Kong
2:50pm – 3:20pm Nanomaterial-enabled Sensors for Microfluidic Chemical Sensing
Professor Aaron Thean, National University of Singapore
3:20pm – 3:40pm Wireless Technologies for Bioelectronic Therapies and Diagnostics
Dr John Ho, National University of Singapore
3:40pm – 4:10pm Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
4:10pm End of Day 1
4:25pm Tour of Institute for Health Innovation & Technology (by invitation only)
6:30pm – 8:30pm Speakers’ Dinner (by invitation only)
Tuesday, 2 July 2019
Time Programme
8:30am – 9:00am Registration
Session 1: Cancer
Chair: Dr Shao Huilin
9:00am – 9:30am Growing Blood Stem and Progenitor Cells for Clinical Applications
Professor William Hwang, National Cancer Centre Singapore
9:30am – 10:00am Applying Precision Medicine to Multiple Myeloma – Promises and Challenges
Professor Chng Wee Joo, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS)
10:00am – 10:30am Microfluidic Technologies for Liquid Biopsy & Precision Medicine: From Bench to Bedside
Professor Lim Chwee Teck, National University of Singapore
10:30am – 11:00am Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
Session 2: AI in Healthcare
Chair: Dr John Ho
11:00am – 11:30am Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Challenges and Early Lessons
Professor Wong Tien Yin, Singapore National Eye Centre
11:30am – 12:00pm AI for Healthcare: Where is the Technology at?
Dr Pavitra Krishnaswamy, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR
12:00pm – 12:20pm Big Data and Explainable AI to Interpret Patient and Population Health Patterns
Dr Brian Lim, National University of Singapore
12:20pm – 1:15pm Lunch and Poster Viewing
Session 3: Neonatal Neurodevelopment & Diabetes
Chair: A/Prof Alfredo Franco-Obregón
1:15pm – 1:45pm Getting the Best Start to Life: Enhancing Human Capacity in Singapore
Professor Chong Yap Seng, National University of Singapore
1:45pm – 2:15pm Diabetic Foot Ulcer – Pathophysiology and a Call for Revolution in its Management
Associate Professor Jackie Ho Pei, National University of Singapore
2:15pm – 2:45pm Microtechnologies for Immune Health Profiling in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Dr Hou Han Wei, Nanyang Technological University
Session 4: Precision Diagnostics
Chair: A/Prof Ali Bhagat
2:45pm – 3:15pm Diagnostic Tools for the Detection and Treatment of Cancer: From 3D Cell Culture to Detecting Single Molecules
Professor Justin Gooding, University of New South Wales
3:15pm – 3:35pm Beyond Average: Measurement of Telomeres at Single Molecule Resolution
Dr Cheow Lih Feng, National University of Singapore
3:35pm – 3:55pm Nanosensor Technologies for Molecular Analyses of Circulating Biomarkers
Dr Shao Huilin, National University of Singapore
3:55pm – 4:15pm Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
Session 5: Organ-on-chip
Chair: Dr Cheow Lih Feng
4:15pm – 4:45pm A Microengineered Human Gut-on-a-Chip: From Organ Biomimicry to Precision Medicine
Dr Hyun Jung Kim, The University of Texas at Austin
4:45pm – 5:15pm 3D Tumor Microenvironment Models for Preclinical Evaluation of Engineered T Cells Towards Viral Antigens Expressed by HBV+ Hepatocellular Carcinomas
Dr Andrea Pavesi, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR
5:15pm – 5:35pm Engineering Systemic Organ Interactions with Microfluidics
Dr Toh Yi-Chin, National University of Singapore
5:35pm – 5:40pm Closing Address
5:40pm End of Symposium

Organising Committee:

Prof LIM Chwee Teck (Chair)
Prof Dean HO
Asst Prof CHEN Chia-Hung
Asst Prof CHEOW Lih Feng
Asst Prof John HO
Asst Prof Brian LIM
Asst Prof Catherine ONG
Asst Prof SHAO Huilin
Asst Prof Benjamin TEE
Asst Prof TOH Yi-Chin

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