Speakers

The Innovating Care Asia Pacific 2017 (ICAP) conference gathers under one roof a strong line-up of highly-respected leaders, influencers and decision makers in the healthcare industry in the region. This group of extraordinary achievers will be your best source of information in all things Care – from existing care models, policies and regulations, industry standards and best practices, areas for improvements and opportunities to disruptive innovations and technology.
Here are our speakers in alphabetical order:


Keynote Speaker

Dr William A. Haseltine

Chairman and President
ACCESS Health International

William A. Haseltine, PhD, has an active career in both science and business. He was a professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health from 1976 to 1993, where he was founder and the chair of two academic research departments, the Division of Biochemical Pharmacology and the Division of Human Retrovirology. He is well known for his pioneering work on cancer, HIV/AIDS, and genomics. He has authored more than two hundred manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and is the author of several books, including Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Healthcare Story, published in 2013. He is the founder of Human Genome Sciences, Inc., and served as the chairman and CEO of the company until 2004. He is also the founder of several other successful biotechnology companies. Companies he has founded account for seven drugs currently on the market. He is chairman of the Haseltine Foundation for Science and the Arts. He serves as an advisor and board member of several innovative healthcare companies.

He is chairman of the US-China Health Summit and a member of the advisory board of the IE University, Madrid, and the advisory council for the Koch Institute of MIT and the Life Sciences Foundation. He is a member of the advisory boards of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (India), the Ragon Institute, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India. He is also a Lifetime Governor of the New York Academy of Sciences, a member of the board of AID for AIDS International, an honorary member of the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Dato’ Dr Hj. Azman bin Abu Bakar

Director
Medical Development Division, Malaysia

Dato’ Dr Hj. Azman bin Abu Bakar is currently the Director of the Medical Development Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia. Prior to his current appointment, he has worked as a district health officer, a director of a 700-bed computerized hospital, a programme technical officer at Ministry level, and as the director of IHSR. Dr Azman has done several consultancies in the field of quality assurance and quality improvements for countries in the western pacific region including Brunei, China, Vietnam, and the pacific islands. He was the chief trainer for an international QI Training of Trainers workshop conducted by the Institute for Health Systems Research with the collaboration of the Western Pacific Regional Office of the WHO for over a decade. He has also contributed as member of various technical working groups of international organizations in the field of health systems research and quality improvements.

Back home, Dr Azman also sits on various technical committees and task forces within and outside the Ministry of Health. Over the years he has been invited to speak at various quality improvement forums within the Western Pacific Region. His work is mainly published in the Malaysian Medical Journal of Malaysia and the Malaysian Public Health Specialist Journal. An important milestone of his achievement was spearheading the team in validating the SF-36 in the local language which has since been extensively used and referred to by local researchers and academicians within the country. He is also a journal reviewer for several local journals and contributes to the local academic fraternity as external lecturer and examiner for the Masters of Public Health and PhD programmes of the various local medical faculties.


Tamsin Greulich-Smith

Head, Smart Health Leadership Centre
National University of Singapore’s Institute of Systems Science

Tamsin, a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and member of DesignSingapore Council’s expert ‘Innovation by Design’ panel, has 20 years of international experience in delivering change and transformation programmes, integrating risk communications, change leadership, and innovation practices.

A graduate of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine she was the first jointly-funded post holder between the London Borough of Barnet Local Planning Authority and Barnet Health Authority, pioneering integrated care initiatives. Subsequently working for the British Government’s Department of Health, she managed the UK’s longest running public health campaign, the Heartbeat Award.

Tamsin currently heads the Smart Health Leadership Centre at the National University of Singapore’s Institute of Systems Science, where she teaches digital leadership and health service transformation programmes. Tamsin established the Centre to assist stakeholders across the broad health ecosystem to transform the future experience of health through data, technology and innovation.


A/Prof Lee Kheng Hock

Director, Office of Integrated Care
Senior Consultant and Head, Family Medicine & Continuing Care, Singapore General Hospital

A/Prof Lee is presently the President of the College of Family Physicians Singapore and the Vice-Chairman of the Chapter of Family Medicine Physicians, Academy of Medicine Singapore. He serves in various national level committees that promote training and professionalism in Singapore. He is an examiner in various national level examinations including the Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) Exams, the Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine, the Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians Singapore and the Advanced Practice Nurse Examinations. His area of interest is in health assessment, physician training, integrated care and health services research. He is the Clerkship Director of the Family Medicine Clerkship and the College Master of the Sir Gordon Arthur Ransome Student Advisory College of the school. A/Prof Lee is active in promoting research and holds leadership roles in various research platforms including the SingHealth DukeNUS Health Services Research Institute.

His present clinical duties include providing care to hospitalized patients and patients at the specialist outpatient clinic of our hospital. A/Prof Lee also holds leadership roles in administration. He is concurrently the Director (Medical) at Bright Visions Hospital and the Director of the Office of Integrated Care at the Singapore General Hospital. A/Prof Lee is presently the clinician lead in various care integration initiatives at the SingHealth Regional Health System.


Gaurav Rekhi

MD & CEO
Manipal Hospitals Malaysia

Gaurav Rekhi has been in the healthcare industry for 17 years and is currently the MD & CEO of Manipal Hospitals Malaysia. Specialising in strategic planning and healthcare operations management, Gaurav led the team in the successful commissioning of the new 220-bed Manipal Hospitals Klang and the critical move and transition from the old 70-bed hospital to the new hospital – all within 24 hours with no disruption to service. In addition to Manipal Hospitals Klang, Gaurav also oversees the operations of P&L Global Doctors Hospital in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. In helming operations in Malaysia, he will be spearheading regional expansion for Manipal Healthcare through greenfield and brownfield investments in Malaysia as well as in Cambodia and Myanmar.

Gaurav joined the Manipal Healthcare Group in 2014 as GM Operations - Tamilnadu, Goa & Andhra in which he was responsible for the operations of five hospitals, which turned around to positive financial health through new and strengthened medical programmes. Since April 2015, he has been the Regional Head with additional responsibility of covering Rajasthan (Jaipur). In his stint so far, he has been able to turnaround all hospitals.


Prof Nathan Vytialingam

President
Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society

Prof Nathan Vytialingam has nearly 40 years of experience in occupational therapy. He started working as an occupational therapist in the 1970s and has worked in clinical settings and in United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia. He was in academic institutions such as Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Universiti Putra Malaysia. Prof Nathan was elected the Vice President of World Federation of Occupational Therapists in 1994 to 1998.

Currently, he is President of Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Regional Group and the Advisor of the Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society (MHAS). Prof Nathan believes that the occupational therapy profession in Malaysia can succeed through an education that is thorough, up to date and culture-oriented. In 2016, Prof. Nathan received the Honorary Fellow award during the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Council Meeting—the award was in recognition of the Professor’s significant contribution towards the development of the profession of occupational therapy. The Honorary Fellowship is said to be the highest functioning award for outstanding contributions and distinguished service to the profession of occupational therapy at a local and international level.


Dr Wei Siang Yu

Founder and Executive Chairman
Borderless Healthcare Group of Companies

Dr Wei is a globally-renowned pioneer in healthcare TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunication). He is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Borderless Healthcare Group of Companies which operates borderless healthcare initiatives around the world. He gained worldwide recognition in his work on social application of digital bio-communication and became the youngest nominee of CNN People’s Choice Award in 2003. His work is also frequently featured by international media all around the world. As a global key opinion leader in healthcare TMT, disruptive healthcare solutions and healthcare business hybridisation process in Asia. Dr Wei is frequently invited by renowned institutions and organisations such as Stanford University, Oxford University, Singapore Management University, Renmin University, La Trobe University, the World Health Organisation and the United Nations to share his valuable insights on healthcare evolution and his vision on “consumerising” healthcare. Dr Wei graduated as one of the top students at Monash Medical School in 1995 and went against the conventional path of an honours student to become a medical inventor in the space of digital bio-communication.