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Scientific Chairperson: Mr Ian Wee

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The 22nd Singapore Pharmacy Congress was successfully held on 29-30 September at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. It was attended by close to 1000 local and foreign delegates.

The theme of this year’s congress is “Driving Medication Safety Across the Healthcare Continuum”, which is the keynote lecture by Prof David Cousins, Associate Director, Safe Medication Practice & Medical Devices, NHS Commissioning Board Authority. Prof Cousins also spoke on “Safer Use of Insulin in Practice”. Other lectures by plenary speakers are:

Updates on Health Products Act

  • Quitting Smoking: What Treatments are Effective?
  • Paradigm Shifts in the Singapore Pharmacy Profession

Speakers and participants also shared their knowledge and experiences at the symposia and workshops during the congress, Topics for discussion include:


  • Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: A Case-Based, Interactive Workshop for Pre-Registration Pharmacists
  • Building the Foundations for Safe Usage of Health Products
  • ACCP Antithrombotic Guidelines 2012: How Will It Affect Your Practice
  • SAPI-PSS Workshop: Driving Safe and Appropriate Use of Medications


  • Industrial Pharmacy Practice Snapshots
  • The Silver Tsunami – Are We Ready?
  • Clinical Diabetes
  • Oral Research Presentations
  • Updates in Infectious Diseases
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Childhood Issues – A Therapeutic Approach
  • Health Informatics – Keeping Our Patients Safe
  • Taking It to Heart – Advances in Cardiology Therapeutics

The congress also marked the opening of the annual Pharmacy Week event (29 September to 7 October 2012). The theme is “JUST ASK! Know Your Medicines, Get It Right!” as yet another effort to drive medication safety.

A poster exhibition on “Medication Safety through the Years: A Shared Journey with Pharmacists” was also featured at the congress. It showed how pharmacists and PSS had played a significant role in driving medication safety in Singapore from 1821 to today.

The congress, which was graced by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, as the Guest-of-Honour, provided an enriching and memorable experience for both the organizers and the participants.


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