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on the Science Behind PrEP
learn the latest evidence about PrEP
Dr Wong Chen Seong Deputy Director, National
HIV Programme, NCID
and Referring to PrEP Services
counselling tips and strategies for PrEP referral
Ms Shamini Nedumaran Counsellor, Oogachaga
Mr Arun KumarClinical HIV Programme Manager, NCID
Mr Chronos KwokSenior Manager, Action for AIDS
Mr Daniel LeHIV Programme Manager, National University Hospital
National PrEP Guidance - NHIVP Updates
update the local guidance for PrEP prescribing and monitoring
Dr Choy Chiaw YeeConsultant, National HIV Programme, NCID
learn how to take a thorough sexual history and promote HIV prevention
A/Prof Martin ChioSenior Consultant & Head, DSC Clinic
Monitoring and Evaluation
of PrEP Services
To discuss principles
of what is needed for the PrEP programme
Archuleta Director, National HIV Programme, NCID
Situations when Prescribing PrEP
the potential risks and adverse effects when prescribing PrEP
Dr Dariusz OlszynaSenior Consultant, National University Hospital
Perspectives on PrEP Implementation
find out the challenges of PrEP prescribing through the lens of prescribers
Dr Tan Kok KuanGeneral Practitioner, Dr Tan Medical Centre
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Presentation 1: Updates on the Science Behind PrEP
Dr Wong Chen SeongDeputy Director, National HIV Programme, NCID
Dr Wong Chen Seong is a Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), Deputy Director of the National HIV Programme, and Director of the NCID HIV Clinical Programme. He is actively involved in HIV clinical care and research, with interests in the socio-behavioural determinants of HIV/STI, HIV/STI prevention, HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), innovations in HIV service delivery such as telemedicine, as well as HIV and ageing and co-morbidity.
Dr Wong is also actively involved in both undergraduate and post-graduate medical education and training, and is a Clinical Lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, as well as an Associate Programme Director of the National Healthcare Group Internal Medicine Residency Programme.
Presentation 2: Counselling and Referring to PrEP Services
Shamini NedumaranCounsellor, Oogachaga
Shamini (gender pronouns: she/her) is a full-time registered counsellor at Oogachaga for 4 years and counting. Her experience has been in counselling lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) youth, adults and couples, in particular women and trans youth.
Arun KumarClinical HIV Programme Manager, NCID
Arun is currently the Programme Manager with the Clinical HIV Programme at National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), and has previously worked with the National HIV Programme. He is former nurse with 10 years' experience in HIV and sexual health community engagement and programme management. He has collaborated on theoretically-informed and community-engaged HIV social research with culturally and linguistically diverse PLHIV at the national level.
Chronos KwokSenior Manager, Action for AIDS
Chronos is the Senior Manager of the MSM Programme at Action for AIDS (AfA), Singapore. Since making his switch from civil service to the social services sector, he strongly believes that more can be done to support marginalised groups in Singapore, so as to build an inclusive and compassionate society. Prior to his current role, Chronos was an active volunteer with AfA since 2005. He recently obtained a Graduate Diploma in Social Work and is continuing to pursue his Masters at the Singapore University of Social Sciences.
Daniel LeHIV Programme Manager, National University Hospital
Daniel is a HIV Programme Manager at National University Hospital. He oversees the vital programmes within the HIV care cascade, ensuring a continuity from prevention to living well with HIV. His passion and interest in HIV stems from his early year journey of self-discovery in the gay community and witnessing first-hand how HIV/AIDS robbed his friends of a full life. Daniel continues on this movement so that one day, we can say "Yes, we ended HIV together!"
Presentation 3: National PrEP Guidance – NHIVP Updates
Dr Choy Chiaw YeeConsultant, National HIV Programme, NCID
Dr Choy Chiaw Yee is a Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital. She received her medical training at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and gained membership to the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 2016. Having an active interest in HIV clinical care and research, she is a member of the National HIV Programme and Deputy Director of NCID Clinical HIV Programme. She is also actively involved in education and is a Lee Kong Chian Medicine adjunct teaching faculty and NUS medical faculty member.
Presentation 4: Sexual Health
Dr Martin Chio is a Senior Consultant Dermatologist at the National Skin Centre Singapore and Head of the DSC clinic. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London) and the Academy of Medicine Singapore - he was most recently the Chair, Chapter of Dermatologists (2015 – 2019). His clinical interest are STIs, HIV & genital dermatology, qualitative research and skin cancers. He is an avid medical educator and has been appointed Adj Associate Professor with both the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health & Duke-NUS Medical School, Adj Assistant Professor with the NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Clinical Senior Lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine - he was awarded the YLLSOM Dean's award for Teaching Excellence twice. He is a visiting consultant with the SAF Medical Corps & Tan Tock Seng Hospital and also an associate mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre. For his active volunteer work as a visiting dermatologist at both the Dover Park Hospice and Villa Francis home for the aged, he was awarded the Healthcare Humanity Award.
Presentation 5: Monitoring and
Evaluation of PrEP Services
A/Prof Sophia ArchuletaDirector, National HIV Programme, NCID
A/Prof Sophia Archuleta is Director of the National HIV Programme, National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), and Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the National University Hospital, Singapore. She is also a clinician educator and serves as core faculty of the National University Health System Infectious Diseases Senior Residency Programme. Her clinical expertise, and primary interest, is in the care of people living with HIV and its associated conditions.
A/Prof Archuleta joined the Division of Infectious Diseases of the National University Hospital in Singapore in 2008 where she established and led the HIV Programme until 2017. She was appointed Director of the National HIV Programme, National Centre for Infectious Diseases in 2018. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of the National University of Singapore, and serves in various educational leadership roles and national committees on graduate medical education. She is active in teaching learners across health professions and the entire medical education continuum.
Presentation 6: Challenging Situations when Prescribing PrEP
Dr Dariusz OlszynaSenior Consultant,National University Hospital
Dr Olszyna received his medical degree and a PhD from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He has been working in the field of HIV for more than a decade with special clinical interests in Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, Treatment as Prevention, and viral hepatitis co-infections. Dr Olszyna joined the Division of Infectious Diseases at the National University Hospital in 2008. He is one of the co-founders and presently Clinical Director of the NUH HIV Program and founder of NUH HIV Prevention Service (BEPREP Clinic). Dr Olszyna also serves as the Head of Division of Advanced Internal Medicine at the National University Hospital and Vice-Chairman Medical Board for Education of the Alexandra Hospital.
Presentation 7: GP Perspectives on PrEP Implementation
Dr Tan Kok KuanGeneral Practitioner, Dr Tan Medical Center
Dr Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore. He has been in private practice focusing on men's health since 2005. He is a member of the Singapore Men's Health Society and the Singapore Association for the study of Obesity. He was the lead author for the Community Workforce subsection in the Blueprint to end AIDS and HIV transmission in Singapore. He is a reviewer for the Harm Reduction Journal and an Advisor to the Asian Association of Neuropsychopharmacology Panel on Harm Reduction. Dr Tan currently practices at Dr Tan Medical Center, Novena Medical Center.
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