WEDNESDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2022

Academic Writing Workshop

Ever wonder why no journal seems to be interested to publish your work?

Your academic career seems to be hitting a wall?

Then don’t worry! Come and attend this Academic Writing Workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to allow the participants first-hand experience of interacting internationally renowned researchers and authors in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition.

  • Aspiring paediatric gastroenterologist / hepatologist in research and publication.
Number of participants: 50
Professor Mark BeattieProfessor of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Southampton Children’s Hospital, Southampton, UK

Professor Mark Beattie is Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Southampton Children’s Hospital, Southampton, UK. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Archives Disease in Childhood (2010-2013) and has authored multiple revision texts for the MRCPCH Examination. Currently he is the editor Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Open Gastroenterology. He has published more than 100 articles in various international journals.


Professor Christopher Boey Professor of Paediatrics at Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Professor Christopher Boey is Professor of Paediatrics at Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was the Deputy Dean for Post-graduate study at Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya for many years. He has published widely and has supervised many post-graduate trainees.


Endoscopy Workshop

Have you ever been curious and interested in exploring the inner space of the human digestive system? Are you keen to navigate yourself through the gastrointestinal tract via a fibre-optic scope? Have you ever wondered how does a diseased bowel with different pathologies appeared like with our naked eyes? Or are you very interested to pick-up the skills on endoscopic interventions for different GI pathologies such as variceal ligation, foreign body removal, polypectomy, etc.?

Then don’t miss this opportunity!

Come and join this Hands-on Endoscopy Workshop. The purpose is to allow the participants to learn from renowned and experienced gastroenterologist and endoscopist in common paediatric GI pathology.

  • Trainee / practising paediatric gastroenterologist / hepatologist
  • Trainee with special interest in paediatric endoscopy
  • General paediatricians who have special interest in paediatric gastroenterology or paediatric endoscopy
Number of participants: 25
Professor Katsuhiro AraiProfessor of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Director and Head of Division of Gastroenterology, National Centre for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan

Professor Katsuhiro Arai is a senior Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology, also the Director and Head of Division of Gastroenterology for The National Centre for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan. Professor Arai has tremendous experience as a trainer for paediatric endoscopy. He has travelled extensively in the Asia-Pacific region to provide training courses. He also published very widely in paediatric inflammatory bowel disease.


Dr Alvin Khoh Kim MunConsultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Department of Paediatrics, Gleaneagles Hospital Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Dr Alvin Khoh Kim Mun is a senior Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist practising at Gleneagles Hospital Kota Kinabalu. He is also the visiting gastroenterologist at Women and Children’s Hospital of Likas, Sabah. He has very extensive experience in interventional paediatric endoscopy.


Assoc Prof Dr Ng Ruey TerngConsultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof Dr Ng Ruey Terng is a Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist practising at University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur. He is one of the trainer for paediatric endoscopy in the country.

  • Paediatric endoscopy
  • Mini lectures
  • Hands-on endoscopy session
  • Interactive discussion

Hepatobiliary and IBD Histopathology Workshop

Ever experience reading the histopathology report of a neonate with cholestasis and wondering how to make sense of it? Ever worried about making an accurate pathological diagnosis in children with paediatric inflammatory bowel disease which is essential to the optimal management? What questions to ask our histopathology colleagues during histopathology sessions?

Then don’t worry!

Come and attend this Histopathology Workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to allow the participants to learn from renowned histopathologists in paediatric liver and IBD pathology

  • Trainee / practising paediatric gastroenterologist / hepatologist
  • Histopathologist or trainee with special interest in histopathology of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease and paediatric liver pathology
Number of participants: 50
Professor Aileen WeeProfessor of Pathology and Emeritus Consultant, Department of Pathology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, National University Hospital, Singapore

Professor Aileen Wee, Professor of Pathology and Emeritus Consultant Pathologist from National University of Singapore, is an international renowned hepatobiliary histopathologist. She has travelled extensively in the Asia-Pacific region to conduct cytopathology and hepatobiliary histopathology workshops.


Dr Nik Raihan Nik MustaphaPreviously a Consultant Histopathologist, at the Department of Pathology, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar, Malaysia

Dr Nik Raihan Nik Mustapha was a senior consultant histopathologist at Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Kedah, Malaysia prior to her recent career break. She has special interest in liver and gastrointestinal pathology and has delivered many lectures on inflammatory bowel disease. She had also recently produced an IBD histopathology reporting guide for national use.


Dr Pavitratha PuspanathanConsultant Histopathologist, Department of Pathology, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar, Malaysia

Dr Pavitratha Puspanathan is an Anatomic Pathologist from Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Kedah, Malaysia. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary pathology. She recently completed her subspeciality training at The Royal Free Hospital London.

  • Paediatric liver and inflammatory bowel disease histopathology
  • Mini lectures
  • Educational case presentation
  • Interactive discussion

Nutrition & Growth Workshop

  • Trainee / practising paediatric gastroenterologist / hepatologist
  • General paediatrician with interest in growth and nutrition in children
  • Dieticians / nutritionist
Number of participants: 150
Course Director:
Associate Professor Marion AwSenior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children’s Medical Institute, National University Hospital, Singapore

Associate Professor Marion Aw is currently Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children’s Medical Institute, National University Hospital, Singapore. Her research interest includes childhood nutrition, paediatric inflammatory bowel disease and liver transplantation.


International Invited Speakers:
Professor Robert MurrayProfessor of Human Nutrition and Director of the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, Ohio State University College of Medicine Columbus, Ohio

Professor Robert Murray spent over 20 years in the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition in the Ohio State University School of Medicine. Most recently he has been appointed as Professor of Human Nutrition and Director of the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, Ohio State University College of Medicine Columbus, Ohio. He is the President of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has spoken widely on early life nutrition.


International Invited Speakers:
Professor Sanja Kolacek Professor and Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Children’s Hospital Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Professor Sanja Kolachek is Professor and Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Children’s Hospital Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia. She is also the current President of European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN). Her research interest includes celiac disease and children with special nutritional needs.