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[Webinar series] Health Innovations designed to tackle challenges emerging due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has raised serious health and socio-economic challenges globally, it has also paved the way for new ideas and innovative solutions across various sectors. Healthcare innovation has seen a tremendous surge over the last 6 months as a result of the pandemic. Developments in innovation range from medical testing, contact tracing to management and treatment of COVID-19. This webinar series will explore health innovations emerging from the ASEAN region designed in response to the pandemic. The webinars will also aim to address different types of innovations such as reverse innovation and frugal innovation in the ASEAN region. The potential to apply innovations across diverse resource settings will be explored. 

The series is organised in the following 3 parts based on the setting and application of the innovations: 1) Hospital based innovations, 2) Community based innovations and 3) Innovations in research. 

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Webinar 2:
Identifying community based healthcare innovations from the ASEAN region in response to COVID-19  
Date/Time: 28 October 2020, 5pm-6pm SGT 
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This webinar will present healthcare innovations adopted in response to restrictions in movement and other lockdown measures during COVID-19. These innovations are designed for use in community settings. This session will include technology and innovations from Laos, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. 

Dr Yasser Bhatti (moderator)
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London  
Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Strategy, Queen Mary University of London
Director, MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Associate Scholar, Said Business School, University of Oxford

Professor Wong Tien Yin
Professor & Vice Dean, Duke-NUS Medical School
Deputy Group CEO (Research & Education), SingHealth 
Medical Director & Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, Singapore National Eye Centre
Faculty, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute

Dr Fazilah Allaudin
Senior Deputy Director (Planning Division), Ministry of Health Malaysia

Mr Tuan Doan
Chief Strategy Officer, Bot Ban Hang (Chatbot Vietnam)

Ms Siriphone Sally Sakulku
SRH Programme Coordinator, UNFPA Lao PDR

Webinar 3:
Applying research innovations in healthcare from the ASEAN region to test for, prevent, and treat COVID-19  
Date/Time: 4 November 2020, 5pm-6pm SGT 
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This webinar will discuss recent research innovations developed to diagnose and prevent COVID-19. These innovations will include diagnostic test kits from Singapore and Vietnam as well as vaccine developments in the pipeline in Singapore. The session will also aim to discuss the potential of reverse innovations from ASEAN to other countries and within the ASEAN region using innovation case studies from Vietnam. 

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Webinar 1:
Exploring hospital based healthcare innovations from the ASEAN region to tackle COVID-19  
Date/Time: 21 October 2020, 5pm-6pm SGT
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This webinar aims to explore healthcare innovations designed for use in hospital settings targeting patients and healthcare workers. This session will present examples of affordable medical equipment, app-based services and patient controlled technologies developed to tackle health challenges in hospital settings amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Ms Lee Chen Ee
Group Director, Organisational Transformation, SingHealth

Associate Professor Derrick Chan
Senior Consultant, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Academic Vice Chair, Research, SingHealth Duke-NUS Paediatrics Academic Clinical Programme
Programme Director, Clinician-Innovator Development Programme (CINDP)
Deputy Director (Education), SingHealth MedTech Office

Mr Lim Sangva
Director, Arrowdot., Co Ltd

Associate Prof Ngiam Kee Yuan
Senior Consultant, Division of Thyroid & Endocrine Surgery, National University Hospital
Group Chief Technology Officer, NUHS Corporate Office
Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer, NUHS

Dr Rena Dharmawan
Clinical entrepreneur-in-residence, Centre of Technology & Development (CTeD), Duke-NUS Medical School
Associate Consultant, National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), Singapore General Hospital 

Dr Daniel Ting
Consultant Vitreo-retinal surgeon, Singapore National Eye Center (SNEC)
Head of AI and Digital Innovation, Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI)
Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Duke-NUS Medical School

Associate Prof Cherdchai Nopmaneejumruslers
Vice Director, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Date and Time

28 Oct 2020 @ 17:00 - 04 Nov 2020 @ 18:00