Events


2019


MAY:

HEH Lunchtime Talk (Bone Health): Age-Related Back Problem
Date: May 17 (Friday)
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Venue: National University Hospital, 1 Main Building, O & G Seminar Room, Level 6 (between Wards 61 & 63)
Fee: FREE

​Our bones and discs in our spines degenerate as we age and back pain can be one of the conditions commonly experienced. In this talk, you will learn about the common causes of back pain and how these problems can be managed.

Registration is required. Please call 6772 2184 (Mon-Thur: 8.30am-6pm & Fri: 8.30am-5.30pm).


HEH Lunchtime Talk (Bone Health): Knee Pain – Facts, Myths and Treatment
Date: May 24 (Friday)
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Venue: National University Hospital, 1 Main Building, O & G Seminar Room, Level 6 (between Wards 61 & 63)
Fee: FREE

​This talk provides information about common causes of knee pain experienced by patients above 40 years of age. Possible treatment options such as physiotherapy, steroid injections, viscosupplement (gel) injection and details about various surgical interventions will be discussed as well. This talk will also address misconceptions about knee pain and the alternative treatments.

Registration is required. Please call 6772 2184 (Mon-Thur: 8.30am-6pm & Fri: 8.30am-5.30pm).


Common Orthopedic Issues You Need To Know
Date: May 25 (Saturday)
Time: 1pm – 5pm (registration starts from 12pm)
Venue: One Farrer Hotel, Level 6, Ballroom 2, 1 Farrer Park Station Rd
Fee: FREE

The health of your bones and joints determine if you are living life well. Associated conditions can cause pain, fatigue, and as result affect the quality of your daily living. Even many sports injuries can leave us with strains, sprains, tears and broken bones which, if left untreated, can invade your lives, work and even other health conditions.

Find out at this forum when to seek help, how to manage the pain and the available treatment options towards healthy bones and joints.

Register here – www.farrerpark.com/hospital/NewsEvents/Pages/Public/Common-Orthopedic-Issues-You-Need-To-Know.aspx, e-mail to fphevents@farrerpark.com or call 6363 1818.


JUNE:

Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month/Public Forum
Date: June 8 (Saturday)
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: Toa Payoh HDB Hub Atrium, 480 Lor 6 Toa Payoh
Fee: FREE

There is a talk and a Zumba workout.

To register, please visit http://bit.ly/wgcamevent19 call 6421 5860 or e-mail: communityhealth@singaporecancersociety.org.sg.


Living Well With Arthritis
Date: June 21 (Friday)
Time: 9am – 1pm
Venue: National University Hospital, Main Building Lobby B, Atrium & Rehabilitation Centre, Reception B, Group Therapy Room, NUH Main Building, Level 1
Fee: FREE

At the atrium, meet doctors and allied health professionals to get a better understanding of rheumatic conditions and their management. Find out more about patient support groups for rheumatic conditions with National Arthritis Foundation (NAF) and Lupus Association Singapore (LAS). Come “experience” what it’s like to have arthritis with NUH’s simulation tools!

At the group therapy room, there are a number of talks including:
• Arthritis and your feet.
• Choosing the right footwear.
• Practical tips for coping with arthritis.

There will also be balance and strength training sessions where physiotherapists will teach some basic strengthening exercises, using resistance bands.

For registration or more information, e-mail: rheumweek@nuhs.edu.sg.


JULY:

The Heart Truth: Because It Matters!
Date: July 20 (Saturday)
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Venue: Auditorium, NUHS Tower Block Level 1, 1E Kent Ridge Rd
Fee: $8 (early bird) (valid from April 30 to May 31, 2019)

This year’s theme is “Because it matters!” and it will be held in English. Learn about the relationship between diabetes and heart diseases, and modern-day approach towards heart surgery. Also, be prepared to uncover facts about heart attack in women, the role of cholesterol on heart health, and the various types of hidden sugars in our diet.

Early bird special is available now, and PAssion Card Members are entitled to an additional 25-percent discount! Grab your tickets now at: www.sistic.com.sg/events/cheart0719.


NOVEMBER:

Eldercare Exhibition & Conference Asia (ELDEX)
Date: November 8 – 10 (Friday – Sunday)
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre

Organiser Fireworks Muziyi Media is launching a trade and consumer event called the Eldercare Exhibition & Conference Asia (ELDEX). It will feature a one-day medical conference targeting healthcare professional, and workshops on topics like dementia and caregiver support over two days. The exhibition, which will be open to the public on the 9 and 10 November, will have exhibitors covering six key areas – lifestyle and wellness; architecture and fittings; healthcare and rehabilitation; technology, digital and IT; finance, insurance and other services; and “the great beyond” with exhibitors offering funeral services and afterlife family support.

Besides the exhibition and conference, ELDEX will also be bringing start-ups and technology companies in the eldercare space to interact with and pitch to potential investors (foundations, private equity and venture capitalists), particularly where gerontechnology and the greater utilisation of data-analytics, geo-spatial location, tele-presence, Internet of Things and wearable technology among others are concerned.

For more information, go to: http://asiaeldercare.com.