$150 (SGD) Early-bird(2-day) - before 11:59 PM on 16th February 2018

$90 (SGD) Early-bird(1-day) - before 11:59 PM on 16th February 2018

$180 (SGD) Normal(2-day) - on or after 17th February 2018 (Includes on site)

$108 (SGD) Normal(1-day) - on or after 17th February 2018 (Includes on-site)

All fees are inclusive of 7% GST

Cash payments only for on-site registrations


The theme of this symposium is "Genomics in Healthcare". It will be held at The Star Loft at The Star Performing Arts Centre from 19-20 April, 2018. We expect attendance of >100 delegates from Singapore and Southeast Asia based on attendance from our first successful Symposium held in April 2017. The target audience will consist of clinicians, scientists, healthcare providers, small medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), start-ups, government officials from various disciplines who may have an interest in setting up NGS-based tests as part of their clinical services or research.

At SMDS, we aim to foster regional collaborations between scientists and clinicians to bring translational genomics medicine closer to reality.

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Molecular Diagnosis Centre (MDC) is a division of the Department of Laboratory Medicine in National University Hospital (NUH). It was previously headed by A/Prof Evelyn Koay (PhD, FRCPath, FAACB) since its inception in April 1998. MDC is currently headed by Dr Benedict Yan (MBBS, FRCPath), and supported by a team of professional staff including Dr Karen Tan (PhD, MBBS, FRCPath) and experienced technical staff. To-date, MDC houses >100 validated diagnostic tests encompassing infectious diseases, genetic mutations, prenatal diagnosis, hemato-oncology, and pharmacogenetics. To meet local and international standards of performance, MDC is accredited by College of American Pathologists (CAP) and SAC-SINGLAS. MDC is also actively involved in R&D and has published widely in the domains mentioned above.

Invited speakers

Key opinion leaders in their field


The Star Performing Arts Centre,
Level 3, The Star Loft
1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore 138617

Carpark Information

We do not recommend driving to the event venue as no complimentary parking will be provided from the event venue. The venue is only 5 min walking distance from Buona Vista MRT station (Circle/Orange Line).

If you are still keen, a whole-day parking ticket from the CapitalMall is payable at SGD 10. You may contact Chean Nee or Mun Han for details (emails given below) - No longer accepting request to purchase on behalf now.

By public transport

From Buona Vista MRT Station (Circle Line "orange line")

Head southwest on North Buona Vista Road. Turn right onto Vista Exchange Green. Turn right at the Rochester Drive. Turn left and Turn right.

09:00-09:15    Registration
Chairperson: Dr Chew Ka Lip
09:15-09:30    Opening address, Safety evacuation/housekeeping briefings
09:30-10:10    Keynote: A/Prof Matthew Binnicker   Applications of Next Generation Sequencing for the Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Disease
10:10-10:50    Prof Tai E Shyong   A Strategy to Build a Precision Medicine Program for Singapore
10:50-11:00    Teabreak
11:00-11:35    Dr October Sessions   Genetic profiling to predict pathogenicity of flaviviruses
11:35-12:10    Dr Tommy Lam   Tracking Viral Pathogens Using Next Generation Sequencing and Analysis
12:10-12:25    Talk by Our Sponsors
12:25-13:30    Lunch
Chairperson: Dr Jeanette Teo
13:30-13:45    Talk by Our Sponsors
13:45-14:20    Dr Kuan Win Sen   Pharmacogenomics in sepsis
14:20-14:55    Dr Louis Chai   Novel Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diseases via NGS
14:55-15:10    Teabreak
15:10-15:45    Dr Rick Ong   Genomic Surveillance of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
15:45-16:20    Dr Kenneth Ban   Educating Physicians in the Era of Precision Medicine: What Precisely Should We Do?
16:20-16:40    Lee Chun Kiat   MDC Technical Talk
16:40-16:55    Talk by Our Sponsors
08:15-08:30    Registration
Chairperson: Dr Chin Hui Lin
08:30-09:10    Keynote: A/Prof Raymond Chua   Regulation of Clinical Genetic and Genomic Testing in Singapore
09:10-09:45    Dr Karen Tan   Quality in Genomics
09:45-10:00    Teabreak
10:00-10:35    Prof Lim Su Chi   Precision Medicine for Diabetes - Our Preliminary Experience in the Clinics
10:35-11:10    Dr Ho-Wan Ip   Clinical Genomic Testing for Haematological Malignancies
11:10-11:45    Prof Ian Campbell   Integration of Germline and Tumour Somatic Mutation Data Increases the Power to Identify Novel Breast Cancer Predisposition Genes
11:45-12:00    Talk by Our Sponsors
12:00-13:00    Lunch
Chairperson: Dr Diana Lim
13:00-13:15    Talk by Our Sponsors
13:15-13:50    Dr Glenn Francis   Next Generation Sequencing in Routine Practice and its Impact on Patient Outcomes
13:50-14:25    Dr Law Hai Yang   Molecular Diagnosis of Thalassaemia for Control of Disease
14:25-15:00    A/Prof Allen Yeoh   Transformers: Age of Genomics in Managing Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
15:00-15:15    Teabreak
15:15-15:50    A/Prof Lai Poh San   Clinical NGS Diagnostics: Promises and Challenges
15:50-16:25    Dr Owen Schaefer   Singaporean Perspectives on Incidental FIndings and Data Sharing

All schedule (PDF)

The last event in April 2018

SMDS was conceived as a platform to create awareness of the molecular and genomic diagnostic activities taking place within Singapore.

We strive to foster interaction between the healthcare, research and biotech communities in Singapore.

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