June – October 2013
Tooth decay is the most common childhood ailment– it’s five times more prevalent than asthma. Dental caries is a preventable disease but every year, hundreds of preschoolers suffer unnecessarily from dental pain and painful dental procedures. In fact, research shows 18% of children are dental-phobic by the age of 10 years. As a parent, how can you help your child break the cycle of tooth decay, treatment and fear towards dental care? National Dental Centre Singapore’s (NDCS) paediatric dentists introduce the concept of dental parenting and teach you how by sharing the following topics: when should you bring your child to the dentist, myths and misconceptions on dental health, managing the fussy eater, and choosing the right dentist for your child.
Goodie bags worth more than $20 each to be given away and attractive prices to be won!
Register on www.facebook.com/PaediatricDentistryNDC.
For enquiries, call 6324 8074 or drop NDCS a message via Facebook.
Do you have diabetes and wish to take charge of your diet and to better manage your blood sugar? Join the Singapore Heart Foundation in a workshop where you will learn about diabetes – what it is and how you can manage it well, calculate your estimated energy requirement, determine your carbohydrate (CHO) budget and number of CHO exchange allowance, count carbohydrates, read food labels to determine the CHO contents and exchanges, and plan your meals, glycaemic index (GI) and glycaemic load (GL). Highlights of the workshop include hands-on meal-planning and food label-reading, cooking demonstration, and food tasting.
Language: English and translated into Mandarin
To register: Call HWC @ 6354-9370 or 6354-9348
Have you tested your hearing?
Bring your family and friends down to join us for Singapore’s 5th Hearing Awareness Week and receive your free hearing screening. Enjoy games, performances, and interactive educational talks by ear and hearing specialists that will benefit you and your whole family!
The following is a line-up of talks, educational booths and performances at Siemens Hearing Awareness Week 2013:
- Noise Induced Hearing Loss In The Workplace – Dr. Judy Sng, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
- 5 Things You Should Know Before Buying A Hearing Aid – Dyonna Jackson, Audiologist, Siemens Medical Instruments Pte Ltd
- How It Works? Lets See An Ear From The Inside! – Sonia Stasiak, Audiologist, Siemens Medical Instruments Pte Ltd
- Hearing Loss Among The Youth – Dr. John Lim Wah, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
- Auditory Training For New Hearing Aid Users – Delia Yeo, National University Hospital audiologist
This talk will cover what we know today about the causes of short-sightedness. Dr Por Yong Ming will discuss the myths and reality of current methods of treating short-sightedness in children, and also explain how best to take care of the eyes.
Current knowledge of the causes of shortsightedness
Discussion of methods to delay worsening of shortsightedness and their effectiveness including
- Atropine treatment
- Aspheric, MyoVision lens, bifocal glasses/contact lenses
- Pinhole glasses “therapy”
- Bates Method
Singapore Cancer Society’s Race Against Cancer is Back! On Sunday, 21 July 2013, runners will once again compete individually and in teams in the 15km and 10km competitive challenges for the Race Against Cancer 2013 (RAC 2013). There will also be a 5km fun run for non-competitive runners during that time. Last year, RAC 2012 raised more than $750,000 to aid those who have been impacted by cancer. Singapore Cancer Society hopes to exceed this amount and is expecting some 8,500 runners and more than 100 corporate teams to participate. The Team Challenge is open to any organisation which sends a minimum of five runners to participate in the 10km competitive run. For more details, please visit www.raceagainstcancer.org.sg.
Singapore International Healthcare Week 2013
Date: 19 – 21 August 2013
Singapore International Healthcare Week is jointly organized by SingHealth and Sphere Conferences – subsidiary of SPH. The main objective of this event is to bring encourage regional exchange of expertise and know-how to achieve a common goal of improving the quality for healthcare in Asia. This mega event consists of 1 exhibition – Singapore International Healthcare Expo, 4 congresses and 1 FREE on-floor seminar.
For more information, please visit our website at www.sihw.com.sg
Singapore International Healthcare Expo 2013 (SIHE 2013)
SIHE 2013 is Asia’s one stop platform for the healthcare sector featuring the entire value chain of suppliers and vendors. Dedicated to bringing new solutions and ideas from around the region, SIHE will showcase the latest medical equipment and supplies, human resource solutions, innovations in information technology, pharmaceutical and food service solutions.
Food Services in Healthcare 2013
Food Services in Healthcare Summit is Asia’s first of its kind conference created specially for food service and catering directors and managers, covering topics on food service systems in healthcare, menu planning, food service innovation and producing quality outcomes.
Visit our website to find out more
Joan Ong, Josaline Seah and Goh Teng Yin – have initiated the Rise & Shine movement to provide parents and educators a platform to learn, share and identify holistic approaches in raising healthier and happier children.
The movement was officially launched on 3 March by Dr Amy Khor, Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Manpower, at the The Lawn@Marina Bay. The Rise & Shine Carnival kick started the movement, which will be followed by an outreach programme to parents, caregivers and kids at public libraries and preschools. The culmination of the movement’s efforts is the Rise & Shine Expo in September 2013, which is the only and largest children’s healthcare and development expo in Singapore.
The Rise & Shine Carnival was jointly organised by four students from the Nanyang Technological University who independently spearheaded the Rise & Shine Breakfast Campaign that seeks to champion healthy breakfast for kids.
For more information, please go to www.riseandshine-expo.com.
Healthcare World Asia is the region’s leading industry event, attracting more than 500 regional and international healthcare operators, developers, government, investors and solution providers to meet to do business year after year.
Featuring 3 conferences – Private Healthcare Investment World Asia, Digital Healthcare World Asia & Hospital Operations Management World Asia, this is the best platform to learn from industry experts, network and build relationships.
Join us at Healthcare World Asia and learn how to:
• Evaluate profitability and risks in establishing PPPs in Asia’s healthcare sector
• Develop personalised healthcare management systems that address patient needs
• Implement up-to-date ‘smart’ innovation and technologies to enhance healthcare delivery
• Generate best construction and development strategies to develop elite hospital facilities and infrastructure
• Develop an effective supply chain to reduce operational costs
To find out more about the event, visit our website: www.terrapinn.com/healthcare-health
The inaugural exposition, Sports & Fitness Asia 2013 is scheduled to take its place in Singapore Expo Convention & Exhibition Centre from 10-12 October 2013. The 3 day show is expected to draw over 200 international exhibitors from 14 countries and attract over 8000 trade visitors to the show floor.
The exposition will showcase the latest and innovative gym equipment, sports and fitness equipment, sports apparel & sports-wear, sports medicine & nutrition products and much more. To heighten visitors’ experience on the floor, there will be special features such as pilates, yoga, bokwa and cardio training sessions that visitors can try out. A series of seminars and conferences will be organised concurrently, with topics that include “Mind Over Matter”; “Obesity Program”; “Fitness for the Golden Age”, “Professional Coach Training & Development”; “Sports, Fitness and Nutrition” and and many more.
Sports is a fast moving and very competitive marketplace specially in the South East Asia marketplace. For those who have not considered this part of the world, there are abundant business opportunities to be discovered. For those who have set up business, it is time to stay engaged with the industry, expand your business portfolio and network with regional movers and shakers!