Shakina is a Senior Sleep Physiologist Singapore General Hospital and has been in this field for 21 years. She has experience in adults as well as Pediatrics Sleep Medicine (6 years In National University Hospital -Pediatrics Sleep Lab)
She attained her Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) certification in 2007 and Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH ) 2021.
Her role comprises of performing a range of diagnostic investigations and therapeutic interventions such as CPAP/BiPAP in the care of OSA patients and other clinical activities. She is also a part of the Chronic NIV team that cares for patients on long term BiPAP management. Shakina is responsible for educating junior employees to prepare patients for sleep studies and monitoring. She performs routine review of studies and provides feedback to employees to ensure the quality of sleep studies in SGH sleep lab is aligned with guidelines and standards of AASM. She works together with the ENT surgeons alongside a team of sleep technologists to manage the patients on Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulations (HGNS) therapy.
Phil Bardin is Professor of Respiratory Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Since 2008 he has been Director, Lung Sleep Allergy & Immunology, Monash University and Medical Centre, Melbourne.
He is recognised for investigation of obstructive lung diseases (particularly virus-asthma-COPD exacerbations) and has conducted extensive research of new asthma and COPD therapies. Recently research has also focussed on vocal cord dysfunction in obstructive lung diseases. He is a recipient of ongoing Australian NH&MRC funding, has chaired the Australian NH&MRC Grant Review Panel (Respiratory & Sleep Medicine) and served on the Australian NH&MRC Academy. His professional activities reflect a career-long commitment to research and medical education, particularly in the areas of asthma and COPD.
Currently he is co-Editor-in-Chief of Respirology, official journal of the TSANZ and APSR.
Dr Chai Gin Tsen is a senior consultant chest physician and intensivist in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. His main clinical and research interest is interstitial lung disease and he currently leads the interstitial lung disease service in the hospital. He is also the principal investigator in various local and multinational clinical trials related to interstitial lung disease and has published in peer review journals. He is also the core faculty member of the National Healthcare Group Respiratory Medicine Senior Residency programme and is an adjunct lecturer for Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University.
As a Sleep Technologist with 3 years of experience, Kathy has conducted numerous ambulatory sleep studies and inpatient overnight sleep studies, as well as CPAP initiations for patients that are diagnosed with OSA. Kathy is also involved in conducting OMFT counselling to her patients who are recommended for it, and has contributions in the development of the OMFT service in Sengkang Hospital
Dr Chee graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1984. She obtained the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), and Masters of Medicine (Internal Medicine) from the School of Postgraduate Medicine, NUS in 1989. She trained as an adult Respiratory Physician and was granted the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) in 1999. She was involved in the setting up of the Ministry of Health Singapore TB Elimination Programme (STEP) in 1997 and in implementing its initiatives for over twenty years. She was Director of STEP and the TB Control Unit from January 2018 to September 2019. She has published over 100 articles in medical peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Cheung is Head and Senior Consultant in the Division of Rheumatology at the National University Hospital, Singapore. He graduated in medicine from the University of New South Wales in 2002, and completed his internal medicine and rheumatology training in Sydney, Australia, before entering clinical research studies in the field of rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis and ultrasonography. Since working at NUH, he developed an interest in patients with anti-MDA5 dermatomyositis with rapidly progressive ILD. As such, he has been working closely with respiratory physicians in the management of patients with CTD-ILD in the NUH ILD clinic since its inception. In addition, he has been investigator in multiple clinical drug trials in rheumatology over the last 10 years, involved in guidelines development in the use of biologics internationally and past member of the OMERACT outcomes measures interest group.
Philip Eng is Senior Consultant Respiratory & ICU Physician at Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre and Associate Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. Previously he was Head, Dept of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine at the Singapore General Hospital for 10 years, and past President of the Singapore Thoracic Society and past Regent of the American College of Chest Physicians. He was Congress President of the 4th Asia Pacific Congress on Bronchology (1997) and the 15th World Congress on Tobacco or Health (2008). He is currently on the Exco of the Asia Pacific Society of Respirology as Chairman of Education Committee. He was also past Head of the Clinical Respiratory Medicine Assembly and Bronchoscopy Assembly of the APSR. He has published more than 120 articles in peer reviewed international journals. His interests include ICU, Chest Radiology, Lung Cancer and Interventional Bronchoscopy.