October 2017 | Issue 32
What will the future hold?

By Nicole Lim, Editor, The LKCMedicine

From rare and fatal, our ability to prevent, manage and treat diabetes has transformed it into a manageable chronic condition. But how did we get here and will we find a cure to one of the most common diseases in Singapore? The LKCMedicine finds out what we are up against and what the future may look like.

We also look to the future as we gear up for LKCMedicine’s inaugural signature FutureHealth conference next month. Organised together with the Centre for Healthcare Innovation under Tan Tock Seng Hospital and the NTU Institute for Health Technologies, the conference explores topics of disruption and opportunities in future healthcare – from workforce transformation and automation to future diagnostics and treatments.

With the academic year well underway again, we also catch up with our more than 440-strong student body to find out what they have been up to, meet the new MedSoc ExCo, while checking in with our Year 5s on what they made of their overseas electives and the Year 1s of their first experience in a healthcare institution during Hospital and Polyclinic Week.

As always we have the latest happenings and updates from around the School, which span from palliative care and advances in Parkinson’s disease research and we get to know Assistant Dean for Year 5 Associate Professor Tham Kum Ying, who just completed her Doctor in Education.

Happy reading!

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Editorial Team


Professor Lionel Lee, Executive Vice-Dean

Siti Rohanah Koid

Nicole Lim

Contributors & Writers
Dr Preman Rajalingam
Dr Anna Romito
Grace Ang
Paras Bajaj
Sean Firoz
Ho Sze Yuan
Rachel Lim
Bryan Ng
Poon Yee Jun
Wang Kaiying
LKCMedSoc ExCo Members

Editorial Board
Professor Michael Ferenczi
Dr Vivien Chiong 
Dr Andrew Ang
Gerry Greyling
Siti Rohanah Koid
Suzanne Lim