16 November 2023 Thursday

Workshop Title Severe Asthma Workshop
Time 09:00 – 10:00
10:30 – 12:00
Venue Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 3 Room 323
Introduction Severe asthma affects 3-10% of patients with asthma who continue to have frequent symptoms and health impairment despite high intensity treatment. These patients contribute disproportionately to the morbidity, health care burden and cost associated with asthma.  Severe asthma is a heterogeneous disease and a personalised approach to its management is proposed. Significant scientific advancements have been made in recent years with regards to the evaluation and treatment of severe asthma.
Objectives · Provide an overview of the systematic approach to difficult-to treat asthma.
· Provide practical tips on setting up a severe asthma service.
· Discuss current biologics available for the treatment of severe asthma and how to select the most appropriate agent.
· Metrics of biologic response.
· Interactive discussion of illustrative real-world cases.
Target Participants Pulmonologists, Allergists, Immunologists, Pharmacists, Nurses and trainees
Participants Number 50
Course Fees 60USD (Half day workshop)
Lead Faculty (Local) A/Prof. Mariko Siyue Koh (SGH)
Asst Prof. Tunn Ren Tay (CGH)
Faculty Prof. Philip Bardin
A/Prof. Mark Hew
Prof. Hiroto Matsuse
A/Prof. Mariko Siyue Koh
Asst Prof. Tunn Ren Tay
Dr. Esther Pang
Dr. Liew Mei Fong
Programme · Approach to difficult asthma
· ‘How we do it’ – setting up a severe asthma service
· Overview on asthma biologics
· Assessing biologic response
· Case discussions
Workshop Title Clinical Respiratory Medicine: Chest Radiology Course for Clinicians
Time 14:00 – 17:00
Venue Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 3 Room 323
Introduction Chest Radiology remains one of the commonest investigations performed in any acute hospital setting. Yet, interpretation of chest imaging remains weak, even amongst Specialist Respiratory Physicians.
Objectives · Discuss techniques of chest imaging
· Discuss common and interesting patterns of abnormal chest imaging
· Take away clinical pearls in interpreting radiology that will serve as a foundation for lifelong learning
Target Participants Consultant level adult respiratory / ICU physicians and advanced trainees
Participants Number 50-100
Course Fees 60USD (Half day workshop)
Lead Faculty (Local) Prof. Philip Eng (Mt Elizabeth Hospital)
Prof. Cheah Foong-Koon (SGH)
Programme · Pearls in Chest Radiology
· Radiation Safety
· Interesting Chest Xrays
· CT techniques and applications
· Interesting CTs
· Future of Chest Radiology
Workshop Title Bronchoscopy and Interventional Techniques – Advanced Interventional Procedures: Indications, Technical Know-How and Management of Complications
Time 08:00 – 17:00
Venue Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 3 Room 331
Objectives Technical know-how of advanced interventional procedures and management of complications
Target Participants Pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, endoscopy nurses, respiratory therapists, anesthetists
Participants Number 50
Course Fees 100USD (Full day workshop)
Lead Faculty (Local) Prof. Pyng Lee (NUH)
A/Prof. Anne Ann Ling Hsu (SGH)
A/Prof. Alan Ng (TTSH)
Faculty Prof. Kim Ho Joong (S Korea)
Prof. Michael Simoff (USA)
A/Prof. Phan Nguyen (Australia)
Dr. Thitiwat Sriprasart (Thailand)
Prof. Pyng Lee (Singapore)
A/Prof. Anne Hsu (Singapore)
Dr. Ju Ee Seet (Singapore)
A/Prof. Alan Ng (Singapore)
Dr. Pipetius Quah (Singapore)
Dr. Clare Fong (Singapore)
Programme Didactic [08:00 – 10:00hrs]

• Rigid bronchoscopy, stenting, dilatation
Prof. Kim Ho Joong (30min)

• Cases to illustrate techniques to relieve central airway obstruction
Prof. Kim Ho Joong, A/Prof. Alan Ng (30min)

• EBUS, EUS or mediastinoscopy for mediastinal staging
A/Prof. Phan Nguyen (30min)

• Transbronchial cryobiopsy for ILD, lung infiltrates and mediastinal masses
Prof. Pyng Lee (30min)

Tea break [10:00 – 10.30hrs]

Didactic [10:30 – 12:00hrs]

• Targeting the pulmonary nodule: Pros and Con of navigational systems, cone beam CT, and robotic bronchoscopy
Prof. Michael Simoff (40min)

Factors Affecting Diagnostic Yield in Bronchoscopic Samples – A Pathologist’s Perspective 
Dr. Ju Ee Seet (20min)

• Procedure for rare disease: Whole lung lavage vs sequential lobar lavage for Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis: Indications, complications and technical know-how
A/Prof. Anne Hsu (20min)

• Thoracoscopic talc pleurodesis or IPC for malignant pleural effusion
Dr. Clare Fong (20 min)

Lunch [12:30 – 13:30hrs]

Hands-on Stations [13:45 – 17:00hrs]:  8 stations

• EBUS TBNA with new flex scope 19G/22G needles
Dr. Pipetius Quah + nurses

• EBUS radial probe: nurses training
A/Prof. Phan Nguyen + nurses

• Robotic bronchoscopy: plan, target, bx
Prof. Michael Simoff

• Cryostation: disposable scope with cryoprobe +/- sheath plus blocker FB/ clot removal with cryotherapy
Dr. Thitiwat Sriprasart

• Flex-rigid Pleuroscopy station
Dr. Clare Fong / Prof. Pyng Lee

• Rigid bronch with silicone stent
Prof. Kim Ho Joong

• Metal stent with flexible bronchoscopy
A/Prof. Anne Hsu

Ask the Pathologist 
Dr. Ju Ee Seet

Workshop Title Case-based discussion: Tuberculosis
Time 09:00 – 12:00
Venue Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 3 Room 326
Introduction Case-based discussion of common challenges faced in TB diagnosis and management. Workshop will discuss approach to treatment failure, the role of WGS in the clinical management of TB, as well as an approach to TB drug toxicities. This will be an interactive workshop and is intended for the clinician whose day-to-day work involves the diagnosis and management of TB patients.
Objectives – To be able to discuss the approach to a TB patient suspected to be in treatment failure.
– To be able to understand the role of WGS in the clinical management of TB, and to be able to combine WGS with phenotypic drug sensitivity results for patient management.
– To have an overview of the aspects of active drug safety monitoring and be able to integrate this into clinical care.
Target Participants Clinicians involved in day-to-day diagnosis and management of TB patients.
Participants Number 50
Course Fees 60USD (Half day workshop)
Faculty A/Prof. Chee Bin Eng Cynthia, TB Control Unit, Singapore

Dr. Sng Li-Hwei, Central TB Laboratory, Singapore General Hospital

Dr. Tan Shera, TB Control Unit, Singapore

Dr. Rebecca Chou-Jui Lin, Taoyuan General Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan

Programme Session 1:  Approach to TB treatment failure
Session 2:  Role of WGS in clinical management of TB
Session 3:  Approach to TB drug toxicitiesEach session will have a case presentation by workshop facilitator, with polling questions for every case.
Facilitator will then give a short didactic lecture at the end of each session.
Workshop Title How to Diagnose and Manage Interstitial Lung Diseases
Time 09:00 – 12:00
Venue Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 3 Room 332
Introduction Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a heterogeneous group of lung diseases which results in progressive inflammation and fibrosis of the lung parenchyma. Diagnosis of ILD often involves interpreting and integrating various diagnostic tests and discussion in a multi-disciplinary meeting. This workshop aims to help participants to understand the diagnosis and management of various ILDs through a series of lectures and case discussions.
Objectives · Diagnostic approach to ILD
· Outline common diagnostic tests in ILD and their interpretation.
· Understanding broad principles in managing ILDs.
· Understanding the basics and challenges in setting up an ILD service.
Target Participants Clinicians and trainees from respiratory medicine, internal medicine, radiology and rheumatology.
Radiologists with an interest in thoracic imaging.
Lead Faculty (Local) Dr Chai Gin Tsen, Dr Felicia Teo
Faculty Prof Athol Wells (UK)
Dr Peter Cheung (Singapore)
Dr Lynette Teo (Singapore)
Dr Tan Geak Poh (Singapore)
Programme The programme involves 6 lectures covering the basics of diagnosis and management of interstitial lung diseases:
· Diagnostic approach to ILD
· How to interpret HRCT chest of ILD
· How to interpret lung function tests in ILD
· How to interpret autoimmune serologies in ILD
· How to manage ILD
· How to set up an ILD service
Workshop Title Conventional and Alternative Treatments of Sleep Apnea
Time 09:00 – 12:00
Venue Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 3 Room 325
Introduction  Sleep apnoea is a common but potentially serious sleep disorder. Effective diagnosis and management of sleep apnoea are crucial to improve sleep quality and prevent associated health risks. Treatment options include a combination of lifestyle changes, behavioural and physical therapy, breathing devices like CPAP machines, oral appliances and selected cases, surgical interventions. In this workshop, we present intricacies of CPAP treatment, the novel hypoglossal nerve stimulation, adjunctive psychotherapy, and the practical aspects of the Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMFT).
  1. Understand a patient’s journey in CPAP therapy
  2. Hand-on for common PAP devices and mask interfaces
  3. Understand the role of a sleep technologist in the HGN team
  4. Understand the role of psychotherapy in cognitive behavioural therapy and PAP adherence
  5. Learn the practical approach to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
Target Participants Physicians and surgeons with an interest in Sleep Medicine, sleep technologists, respiratory therapists, nurse clinicians, advanced practice nurses, psychologists
Participants Number 50
Faculty Mr Desmond Chia Ming Rui (SGH)
Ms Nur Izzianie Bte Kamaruddin (SGH)
Ms Jennifer Abad Trinidad (TTSH)
Ms Tai Jia Yu (TTSH)
Ms Jaclyn Teo Yu Ting (SGH)
Ms Shakina Binte Abdul Rahim (SGH)
Dr Huang Wanping (TTSH)
Ms Koay Way Inn (SGH)
Ms Kathy Sock Khim Chan (SKH)
Dr Soh Rui Ya (SKH)
Time Topic Speakers
0830-0945 CPAP – Mask Fitting and Devices with Hands-on Desmond Chia Ming Rui (SGH)
Nur Izzianie Bte Kamaruddin (SGH)
Jennifer Abad Trinidad (TTSH)
Tai Jia Yu (TTSH)
0945-1000 BREAK
1000 – 1030 Inspire Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation (HGN) – Setup, titration, and troubleshooting Jaclyn Teo Yu Ting (SGH)
Shakina Binte Abdul Rahim (SGH)
1030-1100 CBTi Huang Wanping (TTSH)
Psychology and CPAP Adherence Koay Way Inn (SGH)
1100-1115 BREAK
1115-1200 Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMFT) Soh Rui Ya (SKH)
Ms Kathy Sock Khim Chan (SKH)
Workshop Title Management of Children With Neuromuscular Diseases Including Non-Invasive Ventilation
Time 14:00 – 17:00
Venue Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 3 Room 324
Introduction Children with neuromuscular disorders have a wide range of pulmonary problems even though lung is not the direct organ involved. Issues can range from Obstructive sleep apnea, recurrent aspiration, hypoventilation, restrictive lung disease and chronic bronchiectasis due to recurrent infections.
Objectives The main objectives of this workshop is to give the participants a “hands on” experience of various procedures and therapies that can help children with neuromuscular disorders. Participants will have a guided practical learning opportunity in performing specialised lung function test, performing overnight polysomngraphy and pulse oximetry and initiating CPAP/BiPAP treatment.
Target Participants General paediatricians, paediatric and adult pulmonologists who take care of children with neuromuscular disorders, Residents and junior doctors who would like to know more about this area and allied health professionals.
Participants Number 50
Course Fees 60USD (Half day workshop)
Lead Faculty (Local) Dr Mahesh Babu Ramamurthy, KTP-NUCMI, NUH
Faculty Dr Daniel Ng, Paediatric Pulmonologist, Hong Kong
A/Prof Teoh Oon Hoe, Paediatric Pulmonologist, KK Hospital, Singapore
Programme 3 Modules of one hour each
1. Lung function tests and lung clearance techniques
2. CPAP/BiPAP with different interfaces
3. PSG/oximetry
Workshop Title Updates on the Management of Pulmonary Vascular Disorders
Time 14:00 – 17:00
Venue Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 3 Room 332
Introduction Over the past decades, great strides have been in our understanding on the pathophysiology of pulmonary vascular disorders (PVD). With these findings, new therapeutic options have emerged. In the symposium we bring together experienced clinicians and experts to explore the various facets of managing PVD through lectures and case discussions.
Objectives 1. Updates on the current guidelines underlying the basis for treatment of adult with PVD
2. Assess current and future therapeutic strategies for management of PVD
3. Review the latest interventional, device and pharmacological approaches to pulmonary vascular disorders and understand the options across the spectrum of PVD
Target Participants Adult pulmonologists, cardiology and critical care physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses
Participants Number 50
Lead Faculty (Local) Asst Prof. Duu Wen Sewa and A/Prof. Raghuram Jagadesan
Faculty A/Prof Edmund Lau
Dr Alicia Chia
Asst Prof. Roshni Sadashiv Gokhale
Dr. Kristen Alexa Lee
Asst Prof. Duu Wen Sewa
Programme 14:00 – 14:25 Updates in ESC/ERS 2022 Guidelines for Pulmonary Hypertension
A/Prof Edmund Lau
14:25 – 14:50 Pulmonary endarterectomy for CTEPH – Considerations and Challenges
Dr. Alicia Chia Xue Fen
14:50 – 15:15 Challenging Case Discussions
15:15 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 15:55 Updates in Anticoagulation in Pulmonary embolism
A/Prof. Roshni Sadashiv Gokhale
15:55 – 16:20 Catheter direct therapy for intermediate risk PE
Dr. Kristen Alexa Lee
16:20 – 16:45 How I manage Intermediate and High Risk Pulmonary Embolism
A/Prof. Duu Wen Sewa
16:45 – 17:00 Conclusion