Overview

Parkinson’s Disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in Singapore, and poses substantial burden on patients, families, carers and the healthcare system. This interprofessional symposium provides a comprehensive overview of Parkinson’s management based on current evidence. Additionally, it explores less-discussed but important topics such as sexuality issues, Advanced Care Planning and non-standard therapies such as Acupuncture and Music Therapy.

Come and hear from experts in the field, interact and learn from like-minded and passionate colleagues, keeping ourselves informed of the latest development in research findings, and management of complex healthcare issues.


Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

  • Advances in Management of Clients with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Updates in Medical Management of Parkinson’s Disease
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS): Eligibility and Challenges in DBS programming
  • Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease
  • Sexuality issues in Parkinson’s Disease
  • Unlocking the Freeze: Challenges in the management of freezing of gait
  • Acupuncture in the management of Parkinson’s Disease
  • Moving to the tune: Evidence-base Music Therapy Interventions
  • Advance Care Planning: When should we talk about this?
  • Caring for Carers: Prevention of Burnout

Who Should Attend

  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Neurologists
  • Rehabilitation Physicians
  • Centre Managers
  • Therapy Associates

Schedule

8:30am Registration  
9:00am Welcome Remarks Associate Professor Alan Wong, Cluster Director, Singapore Institute of Technology
9:10am Keynote Lecture:  Advances in Management of Clients with Parkinson’s Disease Professor Meg Morris, La Trobe University, Australia
9:50am Updates in Medical Management of Parkinson’s Disease

Associate Professor Louis Tan Chew Seng, Senior Consultant, Neurologist, National Neuroscience Institute

10:20am Teabreak and Networking  
10:50am Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS): Eligibility and Challenges in DBS programming

Li Wei, Advanced Practice Nurse, National Neuroscience Institute

11:20am Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease

Dr Chan Lai Gwen, Consultant, Psychiatrist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

11:50am Sexuality issues in Parkinson’s Disease

Ms Shirlene Toh, Principal Occupational Therapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

12:20pm Panel Discussion   
12:50pm Lunch and Networking  
1:50pm Unlocking the Freeze: Challenges in the management of freezing of gait

Assistant Professor Dawn Tan, Singapore Institute of Technology

Senior Principal Physiotherapist, Singapore General Hospital

2:20pm Acupuncture in the management of Parkinson’s Disease

Adjunct Associate Professor Kong Keng He, Senior Consultant, Rehabilitation Physician, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

2:50pm Moving to the tune: Evidence-base Music Therapy Interventions

Ms Michelle Low, Music Therapist, Singapore General Hospital

3:20pm Teabreak and Networking  
3:50pm Advance Care Planning: When should we talk about this?

Dr Ng Han Lip, Raymond, Consultant, Palliative Care, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

4:20pm Caring for Carers: Prevention of Burnout

Dr Tan Siok Bee, Deputy Director of Nursing, Advanced Practice Nurse

Department of Nursing, Singapore General Hospital

4:50pm Panel Discussion  
5:20pm Closing Remarks Associate Professor Amanda Connell, Programme Director, Singapore Institute of Technology

Fees

Category Fee
Symposium $100.00 (before GST)
Figures are before GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies
SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, DV-USC-SR1C, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 06 Sep 2018 (Thu)

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