Organisers/主办机构: 新加坡中医中药联合会 / Singapore Chinese Medical Union
Area of focus: Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM Pain Management
Open to: TCM physicians only/ 只限中医师
Date/日期: 12th May 2019 / 2019年5月12日
Time/时间: 2.45pm - 3.45pm
Venue/ 地点: 64D Kallang Pudding Road, #06-00 Wee Tiong Building Singapore 349323 (Map)
Mode of course: Talk
Fees/收费: Member 会员 $10 per hour / Non-member 非会员 $15 per hour
CPE points/ 继续教育学分: 1 分
Dr Teng Gim Gee graduated from the School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore in 1997, completed Internal Medicine residency at the Austin Medical Education Programs in Austin, Texas and pursued Rheumatology Fellowship at University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States. She was awarded the American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Fellow Award in 2007. Dr Teng is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal medicine and Rheumatology. She returned home to Singapore and she has been practicing Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in the National University Hospital since 2007. She later completed her Masters of Clinical Investigation in 2012. Her research
interests include epidemiology of gout and inflammatory arthritis. Dr Teng is highly committed to postgraduate medical education and was awarded the Best Mentor Award in 2011 and Best Clinical Supervisor in 2011-12 for her dedication as a teaching faculty. She has research interest in Gout and has published on gout in Singapore. She was the program director of NUHS Rheumatology Senior Residency from 2012 – 2018. She is now the Chief of Medical Services and Head of Chronic Program, Alexandra Hospital.
Gout is on the rise worldwide. Rising prevalence of hypertension, obesity, metabolic syndrome, renal disease and increasing longevity contribute to this trend. Despite reasonable understanding of its pathogenesis and the availability of effective treatment, gout is often misdiagnosed or diagnosed late in its clinical course and even when correctly diagnosed treatment is often suboptimal. There is no doubt significant barrier exists at the patient’s level in appreciating chronicity and complications of hyperuricemia. Gout is and should be treated as a chronic condition with morbidity and mortality. In this seminar, we will visit the diagnosis of gout, its underlying pathophysiology, management including updates on dietary risk factors and use of allopurinol and newer therapies. Both patients and the physician derive a great sense of satisfaction when gout is properly managed.
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