Department of Surgery
This year marks the 3rd advanced therapeutic endoscopy workshop conducted by NUH. The comprehensive program comprises of a symposium which will bring together an international faculty of experts in this field, including Professor Haruhiro Inoue, who performed the world's first clinical case of POEM. The symposium aims to provide an overview on the techniques for POEM, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) and Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR), exploring the latest advances in these fields. The workshop this year is special as it is held in conjunction with the Asian Narrow Band Imaging Group (ANBIG) workshop, which includes a rigorous, structured program on the art and techniques of narrow band imaging (NBI). The hands-on session will allow participants to practice NBI and perform POEM, ESD and EMR on animal models with guidance from the international panel of expert faculty.
The 1st Singapore Postgraduate Advanced Course in Endocrine Surgery was successfully held in 2015 attracting both specialist endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, head and neck surgeons, trainees, residents and medical students from both overseas and Singapore. Following the success of the event, our group of clinicians dedicated to advancing the care and research in endocrine surgery have come together once again to organise the second diet of the course and workshop. The theme for SPACES 2017 is "Challenges in Endocrine Surgery".
This workshop will provide a comprehensive review of upper gastrointestinal surgery, covering the surgical management of gastric cancer, bariatric and metabolic surgery and benign upper gastrointestinal conditions. It will cover the state-of-art updates on the surgical treatment of these conditions, with a focus on the technical aspects of surgery, including tips-and-tricks and "how-I-do-it" presentations from our international expert faculty. This course also
includes two practical hands-on sessions on live tissue models, providing ample opportunity for participants to learn from and interact with the experts.