PLENARY LECTURE 2
TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE - MOVING CARE TO THE COMMUNITY (Beyond Hospital to Community)Presenting Title:
|Date: 12 April 2019 (Friday)|| Time: 1300hrs - 1345hrs||Venue: Academia, Auditorium|
Professor Tan Chorh Chuan
Chief Health Scientist and Executive Director
Office of Healthcare Transformation
Ministry of Health, Singapore
Professor Tan Chorh Chuan was
appointed as the inaugural Chief Health Scientist and concurrently, Executive
Director of the new Office for Healthcare Transformation in Singapore’s
Ministry of Health with effect from 1 January 2018.
Prof Tan’s concurrent
appointments include the Chairman of the Board of the National University
Health System; member, Board of Directors of the Monetary Authority of
Singapore; and member, Board of Directors of Mandai Park Development.
Prof Tan served as President of
the National University of Singapore from 2008 to 2017. He held the positions
of NUS Provost, then Senior Deputy President from 2004 to 2008. He was former
Dean of the NUS Faculty of Medicine and served as the Director of Medical
Services, Ministry of Health, from 2000 to 2004, in which capacity he was
responsible for leading the public health response to the 2003 SARS epidemic.
As the inaugural Chief Executive of the National University Health System in
2008, he brought the NUS Medical and Dental Schools and the National University
Hospital under single governance.
Prof Tan is a key leader in
Singapore's Biomedical Sciences Initiative since its inception in 2000, for
which he was awarded the National Science and Technology Medal in 2008. He also
received the Public Service Star in 2003 for outstanding contributions to
overcoming SARS in Singapore; the Public Administration Gold Medal in 2004 for
his work as Director of Medical Services in the Ministry of Health; and the
Meritorious Service Medal in 2015. Other
awards include the Dr. John Yu Medal from the George Institute for Global
Health, Australia; the Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal from the Polish Academy of
Medicine; Honorary Doctor of Medicine from King's College; Honorary Doctor of
Science from Duke University; Honorary Doctor of Science from Loughborough
University; Achievement Medal from the Singapore Society of Nephrology and the
1996 Singapore Youth Award. Prof Tan is the first Singaporean to be elected as
an international member of the US National Academy of Medicine.
A renal physician, he obtained his medical
training at NUS, and research training at the Institute of Molecular Medicine,