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Chinese Parallel Symposium

Date: Friday 8 April 2016
Time: 1400 - 1730 hours
Location: Seminar Room 2

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About ISUOG-OR

The International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (ISUOG), headquartered in the United Kingdom (UK), has been in existence since 1991 and serves over 9,000 members in 126 countries through scientific updates, education and training.

As the leading provider of educational opportunities in the ever-developing field of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynaecology, ISUOG hopes to introduce ultrasound services more effectively by partnering with organizations in local communities, to expand its reach in 72 other countries that it was yet to be active in.

ISUOG’s Outreach was the brainchild of Professor Sturla Eik-Nes (ISUOG President 1998-2002) who developed these activities with support of ISUOG, the WHO and with funding from the NCFM (National Center for Fetal Medicine, Norway) and Norweigan government. Its aim is to promote ways to reach out to countries where systematic teaching is unavailable or underdeveloped, as well as to provide training and teaching tools for local teachers and systems to achieve greater impact of learning. First started in the Manila, the ISUOG Outreach programme has since grown to include teaching activities in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kirkenes (North Norway for Russian trainees), Antalya and Singapore.

The ISUOG Teaching and Training Centre (TTC) Singapore was established in 2005, under the guidance of Professor Sturla Eik-Nes, at the KK Women & Children’s Hospital Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine under the leadership of Professor George Yeo. Besides overseeing ISUOG activities in Southeast Asia, including the annual ISUOG-OR Indonesia; this center has been running the Outreach Course (ISUOG-OR) Singapore annually, with an aim to address collective interests from its Southeast Asian neighbours including Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, as well as Vietnam and Hong-Kong.

The ISUOG-OR Singapore has been held annually since 2005, incorporating the Scientific Congress of the College of O&G Singapore (COGS) since 2008.

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About COGS
A college under the Academy of Medicine Singapore, the College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Singapore was formally incorporated on 17 August 2004.


Vision
To be the recognised leader in training, education, advocacy and enhancement of professional satisfaction for obstetrics and gynaecology and its subspecialties.

Mission
To promote and maintain the highest professional and ethical standards in obstetrics and gynaecology and its subspecialties. 

College Coat of Arms and Motto

The College Coat of Arms consists of a central shield, supporters at the side, mantle on top and a banner at the bottom of the shield with a motto which encapsulates the ideals or visions of the College. There are medical symbols, features that represent Singapore and features that are specific for the specialty of O&G. The content of the shield is the Caduceus. The wing-topped staff, a Roman symbol for truce, neutrality and noncombatant status has two snakes winding about it. The symbol of the two intertwined snakes is related to other serpent symbols of fertility, wisdom and healing. The caduceus is used as a symbol of Medicine. Supporting the Shield on the left is the Lion which represents Singapore. The Lion symbolises courage, strength and excellence. On the right is a typical modern Singaporean woman, one who juggles work and family, the very same that the profession has sworn to provide the best medical care for. The mantle is the national flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim. It symbolizes Singapore and the coming together of all Obstetrics and Gynaecology subspecialties. The banner contains the College Motto “In Scientia Veritas, in Arte Honestas”. This means In Science Truth, In Art Honour.

The College is thankful to Dr Chua Yang a Fellow of the College for the initial ideas in the design of the crest. The beautifully designed crest gives a face to the College and represents our quest for excellence and our duty and obligation to provide the highest standards of obstetrical and gynaecological care to all our women.

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