SOURCE: The Fung Healthcare Leadership Summit 2015

The Fung Healthcare Leadership Summit 2015

June 12, 2015 03:00 ET

The Fung Healthcare Leadership Summit 2015 Addresses Industry's Challenges and Innovations and Clinical Best Practices

Fung Foundation Sets Up SGD$3 Million Fund With NUS for 'The Fung Clinical Fellowship' Programme

SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2015) - The Fung Healthcare Leadership Summit 2015 opens today at the Grand Hyatt Singapore, addressing opportunities and challenges facing the changing Asian healthcare landscape. Organised by IDS Medical Systems Group (idsMED), a member of the Fung Group, and sponsored by The Victor and William Fung Foundation (Fung Foundation), the Summit is an industry platform that engages international innovators in healthcare leadership, education and infrastructure in a dialogue with leading practitioners, senior management of healthcare and educational institutions, government officials and business leaders from the Asia Pacific region. The Summit attracts over three hundred delegates from the industry.

Ben Chang, Group Managing Director of idsMED said, "We firmly believe that continual education and exchange will help advance the quality of healthcare services in Asia, and we are proud to host the Fung Healthcare Leadership Summit to further this goal. We hope that our delegates will benefit from the knowledge exchanges by the panel of eminent speakers from around the world who will be covering a myriad of topics, including opportunities, innovations and emerging trends in healthcare."

The Fung Clinical Fellowship
Dr. Victor Fung, Chairman of the Fung Group, delivered the opening address this morning and announced the inception of 'The Fung Clinical Fellowship' in collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS). The S$3M programme, which will foster cooperation and capacity building in clinical best practices, is made possible through a gift from the Victor & William Fung Foundation and possible government matching. Under the programme, expert faculty members from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, the National University Hospital (NUH) and the National University Health System (NUHS) will be involved in the training of doctors in clinical best practices in other ASEAN countries and China. It will also support doctors from various Southeast Asian countries and developing nations undergoing training in NUS Medicine, NUH and NUHS, as well as the research on diseases less commonly found in Singapore. The Fellowship allows for adaptation to the constantly changing needs and demographics, thus enabling the Faculty to respond to the training needs of doctors in the region promptly.

Dr. Victor Fung said, "Promoting education is a key objective of the Victor and William Fung Foundation. The Fung Clinical Fellowship will strive to help bridge the gap in the development of enhanced clinical skills of local doctors in the ASEAN region which in turn will benefit patients."

Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said, "The key to the advancement of healthcare is the continual enhancement of the quality of doctors and health professionals. The generous gift by the Victor and William Fung Foundation to create the Fung Clinical Fellowship in the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine will be a powerful and timely catalyst in this regard. We are grateful that it would enable the School and the National University Health System to make, through its education and research, a meaningful contribution towards improving the health of patients in this part of the world."

New and significant demands are being made on the healthcare infrastructure of ASEAN countries, with the population almost doubling between 1990 and 2012. The shift in demographics that governments everywhere are facing has created new sets of challenges and opportunities. Further to this, governments and medical practitioners also have to keep pace with rising costs and new demands of an increasingly affluent population expecting better, cheaper and more responsive healthcare. 

To address these challenges, a renowned panel of speakers from different spheres of the healthcare industry from around the world will be presenting today. They include

  • Sir Malcolm Grant, Chairman, NHS England
  • Dr. Jason Hwang, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Icebreaker Health
  • Professor Hau Lee, Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Professor Gabriel Leung, Dean of Li Ka Shing University of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
  • Dr. Mark Liponis, Corporate Medical Director, Canyon Ranch
  • Professor Dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti, Chairman, Health Financing Policy and Health Insurance Management
  • Professor London Lucien Ooi, Chairman of Division of Surgery, Singapore General Hospital
  • Professor Marc Alan Pfeffer, Victor J. Dzau Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Professor Datuk Dr. Jeyaindran Sinnadurai, Deputy Director General of Health (Medical), Ministry of Health, Malaysia
  • Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, President, National University of Singapore
  • Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Abu Bakar Bin Suleiman, Chairman, IHH Healthcare Bhd

In addition to the Summit, the idsMED Healthcare Forum will be held on June 13, 2015 at the same venue. This annual forum is an educational event that encourages interactions among participants for the interchange of ideas. The annual idsMED Healthcare Forum has been previously held in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.

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