Primary Eye Care Continuing Education, Mount Elizabeth, Singapore

PECCE –  Primary Eye Care Continuing Education is scheduled to be held on 14 January 2014, a large number of new attendees have already registered for this first PECCE of the year. Complimentary AMD books (courtesy of Bayer S.E.A. Pte Ltd) will be given out on a first-come first-served basis. At least 50 books are available!

2014 - PECCE 14 Jan (2)

Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Venue: Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Seminar Room (Level 2),3 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228510

8.15 – 8.30am: Registration
8.30 – 9.10am: Guide Dogs for the Blind – What Primary Eye Care
Professionals Should Know by Ms Cassandra Chiu, MSocSc
Guide Dog Client Representative, Guide Dogs Association of the Blind Counsellor, Speaker & Consultant, The New Perspective.

9.10 – 9.50am:  Aflibercept – A New Treatment for Neovascular Age – Related Macular Degeneration by Dr Colin Tan Siang Hui, MBBS, FRCSEd(Ophth), MMed(Ophth), Consultant and Clinician-Researcher, Department of Ophthlamology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital & NHG Eye Institute, National Healthcare Group

9.50 – 10.10am: Q&A
10.10 – 10.30am: Refreshments

Chairman: Dr Au Eong Kah Guan

Dr Au Eong Kah Guan- Chairman, PECCE
Dr Au Eong Kah Guan- Chairman, PECCE

MBBS(S’pore), MMed(Ophth)(S’pore), FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Glasg), DRCOphth(Lond), MRCOphth(Lond), FAMS(Ophth) Medical Director & Senior Consultant, Singapore International Eye Cataract Retina Centre

After completing 6 years of Basic and Advanced Surgical Training in Singapore, Dr Au Eong received two additional fellowship training in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina in two different countries. He completed his first clinical fellowship at the University of Manchester and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in Manchester, United Kingdom, from 1998 to 1999 and his second clinical and research fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, from 1999 to 2000. His current areas of interest include vitreoretina, cataract and comprehensive ophthalmology.

Dr Au Eong Kah Guan is Medical Director and Senior Consultant in Ophthalmology at Singapore International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre. He is also a Visiting Consultant to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. He was previously Head and Senior Consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Alexandra Hospital; Head and Senior Consultant of the Eye Clinic at Jurong Medical Centre; Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore; Deputy Director and Head of Research in The Eye Institute, National Healthcare Group; and Deputy Director of the Clinical Research Unit at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Related Articles on Primary Eye Care In Singapore:

1. The Future and Challenges of Primary Eye Care in Singapore – Perspectives from an Ophthalmologist by A/Prof Au Eong Kah Guan and Dr Yeo Tun Kuan

2. Age-related Macular Degeneration: An Emerging Challenge for Eye Care and Public Health Professionals in the Asia Pacific Region by A/Prof Au Eong Kah Guan

3. Historical Overview of Myopia Research in Singapore by Dr Tiakumzuk Sangtam, A/Prof Au Eong Kah Guan,A/Prof Saw Seang Mei and Ms Esther Chu

4. History of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Alexandra Hospital
by Dr Jeanne Ogle, Dr Yip Chee Chew and A/Prof Au Eong Kah Guan

5. Trends in Peer-reviewed Research Publications in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in Singapore by Dr Bakthavatsalu Maheshwar, Prof Wong Tien Yin, Prof Donald Tan and A/Prof Au Eong Kah Guan

6. Prevention of Blindness in Singapore: No Room for Complacency by A/Prof Au Eong Kah Guan and Dr Yip Chee Chew

7. Time to Raise Awareness of Blindness as Another Smoking-related Condition by Dr Swati Handa and A/Prof Au Eong Kah Guan

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Ms Cassandra Chiu
Ms Cassandra Chiu

Ms Cassandra Chiu

Recipient of Singapore Woman Award 2012
Founder of The Safe Harbour
As founder of a counselling practice, Singapore swimming representative, and proud recipient of Singapore Woman Award in 2012 in spite of her physical disability, Cassandra Chiu is the epitome of courage and resilience
Cassandra became visually impaired at eight years old as a result of a degenerative eye condition called Stargardt’s disease. Despite her disability, she feels strongly that there should not be any barriers to follow one’s dreams. She obtained her Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling from Swinburne University of Technology (Australia). Through The Safe Harbour Counselling Center, she empowers individuals and families to manage a wide range of issues and to maximise their potential. Cassandra recently also founded a consultancy business, The New Perspective, which offers motivational talks, inclusive awareness workshops and barrier-free consultancy specifically for the support of the visually impaired.
She has represented Singapore in swimming competitions such as the Far East and South Pacific Games for the Disabled (the equivalent of the SEA Games for the disabled) and is also a champion bowler.

Dr Colin Tan Siang Hui

Dr Colin Tan Siang Hui
Dr Colin Tan Siang Hui

Dr Colin Tan is a Consultant ophthalmologist and Clinician-Researcher from the Department of Ophthalmology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He completed a Fellowship in Medical Retina and Retinal Imaging at the Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. Dr Tan manages patients with retinal conditions such as age related macular degeneration, retinal vascular diseases, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy and diabetic retinopathy.

He also treats a variety of eye conditions and performs ocular surgeries such as cataract extraction. Dr Tan has received the National Healthcare Group Clinician Leadership in Research (CLR) and the Researcher Investigator Scientist Enabler (RISE) awards. In addition, he has received numerous academic and scientific awards such as the Clinician Investigator Award and the National Healthcare Group Eye Institute Alcon Research Prize. He has over 50 publications in international journals such as Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, American Journal of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Eye, and the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr Tan has also presented at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), American Society of Retinal Specialists, and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS). His research interests include vitreoretinal conditions such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy; myopia and its complications; cataract surgery, epidemiology, and retinal imaging techniques.

In addition to an active clinical practice and research, Dr. Tan also has a keen interest in education throughout his career. He is a Clinical Lecturer under the National University of Singapore Clinical Faculty Scheme, and has received education awards such as the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
Clinical Interests: Medical Retina,Retinal Imaging,Cataract,General Ophthalmology
Co-ordinator: Ms Eng Hui Ping Inex, DipOptom(S’pore)
Optometrist, Singapore International Eye Cataract Retina

Sponsor: Bayer S.E.A. Pte Ltd –
Bayer Technology,
Bayer – Asia Pacific,

Past sponsors:
Mandarin Opto-Medic (29 Jan 2013)
Bausch & Lomb (26 Mar 2013)
Novartis (21 May 2013)
Allergan (23 Jul 2013)
Zeiss (24 Sep 2013)
Allergan (12 Nov 2013)

Upcoming PECCE’s in 2014 – March, 20 May, 22 July, 30 September, 25 November.

Admission is free but please make a one-time registration if you are attending this programme at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre for the first time. If you have previously registered and attended this programme, there is no need to register again.
To register, please email Ms Inex or call 68872020 with the following information:
Practice Name and Address:

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