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English Public Symposium 2017 - The HEART Truth: Hard Facts, Better Life


Event Details

Date: 1 July 2017, Saturday

Time: 2pm to 5pm (Door Opens at 1.30pm)

Venue: Auditorium, NUHS Tower Block, 1E Kent Ridge Road, Level 1, Singapore 119228

Nearest MRT Station: Circle Line - Kent Ridge MRT station (Exit B)

Getting to Event Venue


By Car/Taxi

Take Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), towards Changi Airport direction.

Exit 8 on to South Buona Vista Road, turn right at traffic lights on South Buona Vista Road and go forward ahead, turn right to Kent Ridge Road after Science Park Drive.


Take Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), towards Tuas direction.


Exit 8 to South Buona Vista Road, at traffic lights, turn left and go forward ahead to South Buona Vista Road. Keep right and turn right to Kent Ridge Road after Science Park Drive.



NO PUBLIC CAR PARK IS AVAILABLE AT THE NUHS TOWER BLOCK. Please park at the NUH Kent Ridge Wing basement car park. From there, take the elevator to Level 8 and cross the link bridge to NUHS Tower Block.


By Bus

From bus stop along Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), you can take:

SBS Transit Bus Service No.: 97, 197, 198 (opposite NUH only), Express 507, SMRT Bus Service No. 963

From bus stop on South Buona Vista Road (outside Science Park I), you can take:

 SBS Transit Bus Service No. 92, 200

From bus stop on Lower Kent Ridge Road (outside Kent Ridge MRT station), you can take:

SBS Transit Bus Service No.: 95


By MRT Train

SMRT Kent Ridge Station is just at our door step. From Exit A, you will see NUH and from there it leads you to the NUHS Tower Block via the NUH Kent Ridge Wing at Level 8.


From Exit B, you will see the NUHS Tower Block from the station exit, turn left and walk along the South Buona Vista Road towards Science Park Drive and turn right to Kent Ridge Road at the second traffic lights.


1:30pm Doors Open


2:00pm Opening Address



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Assistant Professor Yeo Tee Joo
Consultant, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS


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Dr Julian Wong
Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, NUHCS
Head, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of CTVS, NUHCS


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Assistant Professor Kang Giap Swee
Consultant, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, NUHCS

3:05pm Teabreak

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Stenting has been in use for decades. What are the medical advances, and how different is stenting today as compared to a generation ago? What does this mean for you?


Professor Tan Huay Cheem
Director, National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS)
Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS


Healthy Eating For Your Heart

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Ms Valerie Teong
Dietitian, Dietetics Department, NUH

4:15pm Q&A
5:00pm End

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