Welcome Message

Dear friends and colleagues,

On behalf of the Organising Committee, I extend a warm invitation to you to participate in the 47th Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine, which will be held from 23rd to 24th August 2013 in Singapore. This is also the 2nd Tripartite Congress of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, Academy of Medicine, Singapore and the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. The presence of outstanding Academicians locally and those from Malaysia and Hong Kong will enrich our scientific programme. It provides a wonderful opportunity to exchange views and see how our counterparts from Malaysia and Hong Kong deal with the various medical issues confronting them.

The theme of the Congress will be "The New Reality in Medicine - Caring for Patients with Multiple Co-Morbidites". With our aging population and advances in medical technology, we are seeing more medically complex patients who will relentlessly challenge our abilities to deliver holistic care. When these patients seek our expertise in our area of specialisation, they often come with various other co-morbidities. It remains a challenge to know which patients require input from other specialists, how urgently those inputs should be obtained and what steps should be taken while awaiting review. This congress will provide an excellent opportunity to relearn our clinical medicine from our colleagues.

We anticipate a dynamic exchange of knowledge, experience and practical tips on how to tackle the daily challenges we face in clinical practice, medical research and education. More importantly, we urge all our overseas friends to sample the various gourmet, leisure and shopping activities that our wonderful country has to offer.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Wong Kok Seng
Chairman, Organising Committee
47th Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine