Telemedicine Workshops (26 & 27 Nov 2020)

Telemedicine Workshops (26 & 27 Nov 2020)

Telemedicine Workshop (26 & 27 Nov 2020)

About the workshop

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a catalyst to magnify the community’s awareness, demand and usage of telemedicine. It was a lifeline for some patients, especially during the circuit breaker period when movement was restricted.

Pandora’s Box has been opened, so some patients and healthcare professionals may sometimes prefer telemedicine over traditional in-person consultations even without movement restrictions in place.

Over two 2.5 hour sessions, these workshops will explore and highlight ethical (and legal) issues in telemedicine, and comprise of:

  • A distinguished expert panel to discuss and respond to participants’ questions
  • Small group discussions for participants to share their feedback and insights on ethical concerns in telemedicine
  • A short talk by A/P James Low on telemedicine for nursing home residents and patients at home - experiences and ethical challenges
  • Small group case discussions highlighting ethical issues in telemedicine

Day 1 (26 Nov 2020, Thursday)










1425 to 1430

Welcome & Introduction

1430 to 1530

Ethical Issues in Telemedicine

Expert Panel Session

A/Prof Raymond Chua
Group Director, Health Regulation Group, Ministry of Health


A/Prof Chin Jing Jih
Chairman (Medical Board), Tan Tock Seng Hospital


A/Prof Chan Mei Yoke
Senior Consultant, Paediatric Haematology/Oncology, KK Women's and Children's Hospital


Ms Rebecca Chew
Deputy Managing Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore

1530 to 1550


1550 to 1625

Discussion on Ethical Guidance in Telemedicine for Clinicians

Part 1

1625 to 1655

Discussion on Ethical Guidance in Telemedicine for Clinicians

Part 2

1655 to 1700

Wrap up and feedback

Day 2 (27 Nov 2020, Friday)










0855 to 0900


0900 to 0945

Ethical Challenges in Telemedicine - Nursing Home & Specialist Outpatient Consultations

A/Prof James Low
Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
0945 to 1005


1005 to 1045

Discussion of Case 1

1045 to 1125

Discussion of Case 2

1125 to 1130

Wrap up and feedback


Dr James Low

Dr James Low works as a Senior Consultant at the Department of Geriatric Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH). He is also the Chairperson of the Clinical Ethics Committee at KTPH, and Co- leader of the Gericare@North programme, which is a pilot programme utilising telemedicine to provide care and training to nursing homes in Singapore (since 2010). Dr Low also helps run the department’s TeleSOC service, which was piloted during this Covid-19 pandemic. His other appointments include being the Education Lead of the Geriatric Education and Research Institute (Singapore) where his interests include the health professional education, spirituality, communication, ethics, telemedicine, etc. Currently, he is working on a project to integrate and coordinate care across the healthcare services continuum within the cluster.


A/Prof (Dr) Raymond Chua

A/Prof (Dr) Raymond Chua graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in National University of Singapore in 1997. He holds a MSC in Public Health (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2002) and is a Registered Public Health specialist and Fellow with the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. His career spans public service and industry (as MD of Eisai Clinical Research Singapore, and International Medical Director with Shire Pharmaceuticals). In 2012, A/Prof Chua was designated as Group Director of the Health Products Regulation Group in the Health Sciences Authority. Since 2017, he has been seconded to the Ministry of Health as Group Director, Health Regulation Group to oversee regulation of healthcare services and premises in Singapore, so as to safeguard public health.

A/Prof Chin Jing Jih

A/Prof Chin Jing Jih graduated from the National of University of Singapore and completed his specialist training in Geriatric Medicine. Assoc Prof Chin is Chairman (Medical Board) and Senior Consultant Geriatrician at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and Adjunct Associate Professor with the NUS Centre for Biomedical Ethics.

A/Prof Chan Mei Yoke

Adjunct Associate Professor Mei-Yoke Chan graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. She trained in Paediatrics in Singapore and subspecialised in Paediatric Haematology/Oncology in Royal Marsden Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, United Kingdom. She also has an interest in Paediatric Palliative Care and helped set up a comprehensive paediatric palliative care service in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) in Singapore in 2004. She also has a keen interest in medical ethics due to the nature of her work. She is currently a Senior Consultant in Paediatric Haematology/Oncology and Paediatric Palliative Care and is the Chair of the Hospital Ethics Committee in KKH.

Ms Rebecca Chew

Rebecca Chew is the Deputy Managing Partner of Rajah & Tann Singapore. Her expertise includes disciplinary proceedings for medical professionals and medical malpractice. She actively advises medical institutions and healthcare boards as well as medical practitioners in the area of medical ethics, malpractice and management. She is a Domain B member of the National Healthcare Group DSRB and has been actively involved in the ethical review of clinical trial protocols. Rebecca has represented a number of statutory boards in disciplinary proceedings and in advising them on various issues involving administration of complaints.

Contact Us

If you have any queries about the conference, please contact the Conference Secretariat:

Ms Cheryl Lee

Ms Izzati Lim

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.