About the Speaker _ SingHealth Lunchtime Series Dr Desmond Quek is a Consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). He completed his medical training with the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2001, where he was awarded the NUS undergraduate scholarship, and Dean’s list award for academic excellence. He was also awarded the Ministry of Health Post-graduate Training Scholarship in 2007. Glaucoma The Thief of Sight Dr Quek has held various administrative appointments, including Chief Resident of SNEC in 2008 and Chief Registrar of the Division of Ophthalmology of Changi General Hospital in 2009. He became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2007, and was awarded the Masters of Medicine (Ophthalmology) by NUS in 2008. He was subsequently appointed as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, as well as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS), upon successful completion of his residency in 2011. Following that, he went on to pursue a post-graduate business and management education and was conferred an executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from INSEAD in 2013. Speaker Dr Desmond Quek Consultant, Glaucoma Service Singapore National Eye Centre 15 October 2014, Wednesday 12.15 pm – 2.00 pm His practice interests include general ophthalmology, adult cataract surgery and glaucoma, and has completed sub-specialty fellowship training with the Glaucoma Service at SNEC. Partners in Academic Medicine Dr Quek has published scientiﬁc papers in respected peer-reviewed medical journals, and made presentations at numerous international and local conferences. His research interests are in glaucoma and cataract surgery. Members of the SingHealth Group Orchid Country Club Emerald Suite (Golf Club House) 1 Orchid Club Road Singapore 769162 www.snec.com.sg www.singhealth.com.sg Introduction _ Dear Doctor, It is our pleasure to invite you to our SingHealth Lunchtime CME Series. An initiative by SingHealth, this talk forms part of the series of lunchtime talks which will be held in different regions of Singapore throughout the year. Our aim is to organize such CMEs at convenient locations closer to your practice. The topics for the talks are carefully selected to be relevant to your practice, providing you with up-to-date information on new and common medical conditions and treatments. We hope to reach out to you, our valued partner in healthcare, bringing our doctors and their expertise closer to you. Synopsis Registration Reply Slip _ _ Glaucoma accounts for a third of all blindness in Singapore, and is the second major cause of blindness in Asia after cataracts. Most blindness from glaucoma is preventable if the disease is detected and treated early. All forms of glaucoma, if left untreated, will lead to irreversible blindness. This lunchtime symposium will provide answers to some important questions on glaucoma relevant to the primary care physician, including: This reply slip should reach us by 8 October 2014. As places are limited, we strongly encourage participants to register early. To register, please fax the completed reply slip to 6270 1541 or email [email protected] What is glaucoma? What causes glaucoma and who is at risk? What are the types of glaucoma and their symptoms? When should I diagnose glaucoma in a GP setting? What should I do next? What do I tell my patient? Programme We look forward to your participation. _ An Initiative by: TIME PROGRAMME 12.15 pm – 12.45 pm Registration & Lunch 12.45 pm – 1.45 pm Glaucoma - The Thief of Sight 1.45 pm – 2.00 pm Q&A Complimentary parking is available to all participants. Please register the following name(s) for the programme: (1) Name : ________________________________________ MCR No. : _____________________________________ Clinic : ________________________________________ Address : ______________________________________ ______________________________________________ Tel : __________________ Fax : __________________ Email : ________________________________________ (2) Name : ________________________________________ MCR No. : _____________________________________ Clinic : ________________________________________ Address : ______________________________________ ______________________________________________ Tel : __________________ Fax : __________________ Email : ________________________________________ PLEASE NOTE Pre-registration for this event is REQUIRED. Unless otherwise notiﬁed, all registrations received will be deemed as conﬁrmed. CME application is currently in progress.
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