2020 CoRE Webinar Series: COVID-19’s Impact on Patient Engagement in East Asia

29 June 2020, 7pm* - 8.30pm SGT

Via Zoom

  *Corresponds to 7am Eastern Standard Time (EST), 1pm Central European Time (CET) & 9pm Australian Central Standard Time (ACT)

Patient engagement is increasingly recognised as an integral part of healthcare as engaged patients are better able to make informed decisions for managing their health. As the world adapts to COVID-19 as the new normal, patient organisations are focused now more than ever on ensuring continuity of support to patient groups affected by this pandemic. Where healthcare resources are over-stretched during this crisis, support is presented in the form of maintaining and improving engagement and communication to ensure patients continue to have access to healthcare.

To begin the conversation, patient group leaders from various ASEAN countries have been invited to share their perspectives on the challenges faced and discuss solutions to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Patient Engagement. 



Date and Time

29 Jun 2020 @ 19:00 - 29 Jun 2020 @ 20:30


Keeping Patients at the Forefront

Ellil Mathiyan Lakshmanan

Mr Ellil Mathiyan

Ostomy Association of Singapore 

Kenneth Mah

Mr Kenneth Mah

Co-Founder and 
Vice President
Rare Disorders Society (Singapore)

Fatima Girlie Lorenzo

Ms Fatima "Girlie" Lorenzo

Philippine Alliance of Patient Organisations (PAPO)

Ekawat Suwantaroj

Mr Ekawat Suwantaroj

Vice President
Thai Hemophilia Patient Club

Peri Utami

Ms Peni Utami

Indonesia Rare Disease Foundation
(Yayasan MPS dan Penyakit Langka Indonesia)


John Lim

Prof John Lim

Executive Director
Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE)
Duke-NUS Medical School
Core Lead (Policy)
SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute


Rajakanth R 2020

Mr Rajakanth R

Executive Director
Rainbow Across Borders
Principal Consultant
Visiting Expert, CoRE

Resource Expert

NIcholas Brooke

Mr Nicholas Brooke

Executive Director
Patient Focused Medicines Development (PFMD)
and The Synergist


Ms Kristin Schneeman

Program Director
A Center of the Milken Institute