Time/Date

Thursday 18/3/10

Friday 19/3/10

Saturday 20/3/10

Sunday 21/3/10

0800-0900

Registration for pre-congress and Congress

P1: Overview of CNS malformation - Prof Dr Jeffrey A. Golden Chairperson: Dr Alvin SM Chang

P2: Dato' Dr Lim Nyok Ling Memorial lecture What's new in stem cell technology - Dr Ariff Bongso Chairperson: Dr TP Baskaran

P3: Prevention of preterm births - Prof Dato' Dr Sivalingam Nalliah Chairperson: Dr Bavanandan Naidu

0900-1030

Precongress workshop 1 : Hypoxic-ischaemic Encephalopathy (HIE) Chairperson: Prof Dr Ong Lai Choo

Pre-congress workshop 2: Obstetric Imaging Chairperson: Dr Japaraj R Peter

Opening Ceremony, Exhibition Viewing and Poster Presentation

S2. Perinatal Hypoxic injuries Chairperson: Dr J Ravichandran

S3. Intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH) Chairperson: Prof Dr Cheah Fook Choe

S7. Perinatal seizures Chairperson: Dr Neoh Siew Hong

S8. Rehabilitation Chairperson: Dr Yong Sin Chuen

0900-0930

PC1a. Pathophysiology of HIE - Prof Dr Jeffrey A. Golden

PC2a. Evolution of imaging technology in the pregnant woman - Dr S. Raman

S2a. Biochemical markers for Pre-eclampsia - Prof Sampyko

S3a. Effects of antenatal intervention on the foetal brain - Prof Dr Tan Peng Chiong

S7a. Management of epilepsy in pregnancy - Dr Bavanandan Naidu

S8a.Early intervention works in the premature and at-risk infants- Marjolein Harting

0930-1000

PC1b. When is it HIE? - Prof Dr Jacqueline J Ho

PC2b. Fetal Brain - a view at varying gestation - Dr S. Suresh

S2b. Managing eclampsia - Dato' Dr Ghazali

S3b. IVH - prevention & prognosis - Prof Dr Boo Nem Yun

S7b. Neonatal epileptic syndromes - Dr Khoo Teik Beng

S8b. Early detection and assessment of hearing problems & treatment - Mazwin Omar

1000-1030

PC1c. HIE- Treatment options - Dr Jeanie Cheong

PC2c. Imaging the post-partum uterus - Dr S. Raman

S2c. Therapeutic cooling- what's the evidence? - Dr Jeanie Cheong

S3c. Managing posthaemorrhagic hydrocephalus - Prof Dr Vickneswaran Matheswaran

S7c. Use of anti-epileptic drugs in HIE - are we making matters worse? - Dr Alvin SM Chang

S8c. Role of the speech therapist in rehabilitation - Farah Alkaf

1030-1100

 

M O R N I N G T E A

1100-1230

Pre-congress workshop 2: Obstetric Imaging Chairperson: (O&G chair)

S1. Perinatal brain pathology Chairperson: Prof Dr Jacqueline J Ho

S4. Nursing Chairperson: Matron from KKM

S5. The Quiet Infant Chairperson: Dr Jumeah Shamsuddin

S9. Emerging Thoughts in Obstetric Infections Chairperson: Dr TP Baskaran

S10. Central nervous system infections Chairperson: Dr Chye Joon Kin

1100-1130

PC2d. The abnormal fetal spine -

S1a. Perinatal brain injury and developmental plasticity - Dr Jeanie Cheong

S4a. Improving communication skills in the labour ward - Ms. Wong Bee Lee

S5a. The floppy infant- diagnosis and management - Dr Wong Sau Wei

S9a. Update on 1st trimester ultrasound - Prof Dr Lau Tze Kin

S10a.Role of FIRS in the outcome of the developing brain - Prof Dr Cheah Fook Choe

1130-1200

PC2e. Syndromes with primary brain abnormalities -

S1b. Antenatal diagnosis of surgically correctable CNS lesions - Dr Rafaie Amin

S4b. PPD in nursing - is there a need for an impact study? Chief Matron Fadillah

S5b. Birth trauma (TBC)

S9b. H1N1 in pregnancy - Dr J Ravichandran

S10b. Antenatal GBS colonization- are we doing enough? - Dr Jumeah Shamsuddin

1200-1230

PC2f. Cystic lesions in the fetal brain - Dr Suresh

S1c. Management of congenital hydrocephalus and spina bifida - Assoc. Prof Dr Dharmendra Ganesan

S4c. Empowering the midwife in Obstetric emergencies - Matron Zaina Mohamad

S5c. Nursing care of newborns with neurosurgical problems - Ms. Wong Bee Lee

S9c. Non invasive prenatal diagnosis - free fetal DNA Prof Dr Lau Tze Kin

S10c. Diagnosis of neonatal meningitis - pitfalls and controversies - Dr Yong Sin Chuen

1230-1400

LUNCH

1400-1530

Pre-congress workshop 3: Risk Management in Perinatal Adverse Outcomes Chairperson: Dr Rosy Jawan

Pre-congress workshop 4: Neonatal Brain Injury Chairperson: Dr Irene Cheah

Free Papers

S6: Perinatal neuroimaging Chairperson: Prof Dr Boo Nem Yun

 

 

1400-1430

PC3a. Breaking bad news - Dr TP Baskaran

PC4a. Neonatal brain injuries- the value of neurological monitoring Dr Geraldine Boylan

Neonatal Free Papers Chair: Dr Anna Padma Soosai

S6a. Antenatal imaging in twin-to-twin transfusion - Dr Tony Tan

 

 

1430-1500

PC3b. Damage control - Dr Japaraj R Peter

PC 4b. Encephalopathy- when is it metabolic? - Dr Ngu Lock Hock

Obstetric Free Papers Chair: Dr Rafaie Amin

S6b. The term infant with neonatal encephalopathy- correlates in neuroimaging - Dr Jeanie Cheong

 

 

1500-1530

PC3c. Documentation - Dato' Dr Ravindran Jegasothy

PC4c. Neonatal stroke - Dr Terrence Thomas

Nursing Free Papers Chair: Sr Lim Seng Keat

S6c Imaging: Congenital abnormalities of the neonatal brain - Dr Zaleha Abdul Manaf

 

 

1530-1600

AFTERNOON TEA

 

 

1600-1700

Welcome Reception

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Perinatal Debate: All babies should be given a chance to live Chairperson: Dr Lim Wei Leng

 

 

Proposer team: Dato' Dr HSS Amar Singh & Dr Japaraj R Peter Opposer team: Dr Irene Cheah & Dr Vijayan

1700-1900

 

 

 

 

2000-2300

 

CONGRESS BANQUET

 

 

TENTATIVES TOPICS

A. PRE-CONGRESS WORKSHOPS:

a. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)

i. Pathophysiology of HIE
ii. When is it HIE?
iii. Treatment options
b. Obstetric Imaging
i. Imaging in the pregnant woman
ii. Imaging of the newborn following instrumental delivery
ill. Imaging the post-partum uterus
c. Risk management in perinatal adverse outcomes
i. Breaking bad news
ii. Damage control
iii. Documentation
d. Neonatal brain injuries
i. Neonatal brain injuries- the value of amplitudeintegrated electroencephalography (aEEG)
ii. Encephalopathy- when is it metabolic?
iii. Neonatal stroke

 

B. PLENARY LECTURES

a. Prevention ofpreterm births
b. What's new in stem cell technology? (Dato' Dr Lim Nyok Ling memorial lecture)
c. Perinatal brain injury 6- developmental plasticity

C. SYMPOSIA

a. Perinatal neuroimaging

i. Antenatal imaging in twin-to-twin transfusion
i i. The term infant with neonatal encephalopathycorrelates in neuroimaging
iii. Quantitative assessment of human brain development and prognostication
b. Central nervous system infections
i. Role of FIRS in the outcome of the developing brain
ii. Antenatal GBS colonization- are we doing enough?
iii. Diagnosis of neonatal meningitis- pitfalls and controversies
c. Perinatal hypoxic injuries
i. Managing eclampsia
ii. The value of computerized CTGs in intrapartum care
iii. Therapeutic cooling- what's the evidence?
d. Intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH)
i. Effects of antenatal intervention on the foetal brain
ii. IVH- prevention and prognosis
iii. Managing post-haemorrhagic hydrocephalus
e. Nursing
i. Improving communication skills in the labour ward
ii. PPD in nursing- is there a need for an impact study?
iii. Empowering the midwife in Obstetric emergencies
f. Miscellaneous
i. The floppy infant-diagnosis and management
ii. Birth trauma
iii. Nursing care of newborns with neurosurgical problems
g. Emerging thoughts in Obstetric infections
i. HINI in pregnancy
ii. Prophylactic acyclovir in herpes genitalis
iii. Dengue infection in pregnancy
h. Rehabilitation
i. Does early intervention work in the braindamaged infant?
ii. Early detection and assessment of hearing problems & treatment
iii. Role of speech therapist in rehabilitation
i. Perinatal seizures
i. Management of epilepsy in pregnancy
ii. Neonatal epileptic syndromes
iii. Use of anti-epileptic drugs in HIE- are we making matters worse?
j. Congenital Central Nervous System (CNS) lesions
i. Overview on CNS malformations
ii. Antenatal diagnosis of surgically correctable CNS lesions
iii. Management of congenital hydrocephalus and spina bifida

 

D. PERINATAL DEBATE:

All babies should be given a chance to live

E. FREE PAPERS - ORAL AND POSTERS
F. CONGRESS BANQUET

Organising Committee for 17th Annual Congress:

Organising Chairman: Dr TP Baskaran
Co-organising Chairman: Dr Alvin Chang
Secretary: Dr Rosy Jawan
Asst. Secretary: Dr Lim Wei Leng
Treasurer: Dr Neoh Siew Hong
Fund-raising: Dr Irene Cheah
Dr Rosy Jawan
Sister Alice Ho
Social events: Dr Padma Soosai
Publications: Dr Rosy Jawan
Venue: Dr TP Baskaran
Audio-visual: Dr Lim Wei Leng

 

Scientific Committee for 17th Annual Congress:

Chairman: Dr Alvin Chang
Co-chairman: Dr TP Baskaran
Secretary: Dr Rosy Jawan
Free Papers: Dr Chye Joon Kin
Dr Sofiah Sulaiman
Sister Alice Ho
Other committee members: Prof Dato' Sivalingam
Prof Ong Lai Choo
Dr Irene Cheah
Dr Winston Yong
Dr Jumeah