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Nursing Symposium 2017 – Kidney Disease & Obesity

The World Kidney Day (WKD) Nursing Symposium is jointly organised by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), the Singapore Society of Nephrology (SSN) – Nursing Chapter and the Singapore Nurses Association (SNA) – Renal Chapter to commemorate the annual World Kidney Day.

The theme for WKD 2017 is “Kidney Disease and Obesity”. Obesity has both a direct and indirect impact on kidney disease. It increases the risk of kidney disease as well as developing other chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Fortunately, obesity is largely preventable.

In this symposium, we will be discussing the association between obesity and kidney disease, as well as the possible measures to prevent obesity.


8.00am Registration (Venue: Level 1 Lobby)
9.00am Opening Address
Assoc. Prof Lina Choong, President, Singapore Society of Nephrology
9.10am Obesity and Chronic Kidney Disease
Dr Yew Tong Wei, Consultant, Division of Endocrinology, National University Hospital
9.50am Q & A
10.00am Obesity and Surgical Treatment
Dr Alvin Eng Kim Hock, Senior Consultant, Department of Upper Gastrointestinal & Bariatric Surgery, Singapore General Hospital
10.40am Q & A
10.50am Tea Break (Venue: Level 1 Lobby)
11.20am Obesity and Diet
Ms Teoh Huiru, Renal Dietitian, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
11.50am Q & A
12.00pm Obesity and Exercise
Dr Ben Tan, Chief and Senior Consultant, Department of Sports Medicine, Changi General Hospital
12.30pm Q & A
12.40pm End of Programme




$20 per person (refreshments will be served)

Registration Closing Date: 5 Mar 2017

If you have any enquiries on this event, please contact us at worldkidneyday.sg@gmail.com.


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  • Address: 81 Kim Keat Road Singapore 328836
  • Phone: 1800-KIDNEYS (5436397)
  • Email: contact_us@nkfs.org
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