2nd HealthWorlds Asia Medical Congress (HWA 05)

Venue: BIOPOLIS Science research centre

Location: Singaproe, Singapore, Singapore

Event Date/Time: Nov 11, 2005 End Date/Time: Nov 13, 2005
Registration Date: Nov 11, 2005
Early Registration Date: Jul 01, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 15, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Jul 15, 2005
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Venue: At the BIOPOLIS Science Park, Singapore
Tours organised during the congress, include visits to the BIOPOLIS Research facilities - unique in S.E Asia - as well as tours of the famous Singapore General hospital oncology wards.

Key Topics Track One 11-13 November 2005

· Overview
Finding the magic bullet: Future diagnostic methods and therapy for the treatment of cancer

· Current Genome research and targeted therapeutics

· Usage and acceptance of stem cells for future oncology treatment
· Genetic Counsellors : translating genomic science into clinical practice

· Integrating traditional and natural products and medicine in oncology research

· Computational methods in database integration

· Nanotechnology: Using Nano-devises for cancer chemotherapy etc

· The mini-lab-on-a-chip. Revolutionizing disease detection

And much more …

Key Topics Track Two 11- 13 November 2004

· Overview
Merging dentistry and medicine:
Prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of Oral, head and throat cancer

· Future treatments of Oral, nose, and throat cancer

· Dentistry and early diagnosis of oral cancer

· MI Dentistry and the changing role of dentistry

· After Cancer: New methods in reconstructive facial, oral and dental surgery

· Prevention and education: revising community health programmes to combat the disease
· Ethnicity matters: differences in cancer prevalence among community groups

And much more…

Please check our website for updates!

The scientific programme of HealthWorlds will consist of two parallel sessions.

Track one of HealthWorlds Asia will look at how biomedical research has helped us understand how cancer progresses, and realising that “cancer” actually refers to a whole range of diseases, rather than a single disease. Understanding leads us to action, where a new array of treatments such as individualised medicine on a molecular level, will change how cancer is viewed and dealt with by society. From what distinguishes the old cancer treatment to the new, is the precision of targeting cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells alone. However, the challenge lies in educating the medical profession, where doctors will have to alter the way cancer is diagnosed and treated. Particularly with future individualised medicine, it is known that not all drugs have the same affect for all patients. The congress will present to both researchers and medical professionals, the future of oncology diagnostics and treatments, and the challenges which still lie ahead.

Track two of HealthWorlds Asia shall take the topic further, and focus on oral, head and neck cancer. It is interesting, that ethnicity does matter in cancer trends, with oral cancer being prevalent in some countries, with nose and throat in others. Early diagnosis of oral cancer is often neglected due to lack of education and realisation by the public. Dentistry offers for many countries such as India an opportunity for early diagnosis of the disease, which would involve a re-education of the profession into the role of the health provider. Bringing oral health back into general health, the congress will offer opportunities to build bridges between professions where ENT specialists, dentist, oncology specialists and general practitioners, discuss how cancer can be diagnosed early and treated in time, for the good of the patient.

Despite new treatments and methods in early diagnosis, deaths caused by cancer continue to rise world-wide. Although some forms of the disease can be cleared up altogether, the best results have come from people adopting preventive behaviours or early self-diagnosis. New and more affective public health preventive educational programmes developed from lessons learnt from the past, will be presented by state ministries and associations.

HealthWorlds Asia will consist of keynote presentations from speakers within the region as well as all around the world.

Why You Should Attend

HealthWorlds Asia 2005 will be an opportune platform for knowledge sharing and networking for Biotech professionals, oncology specialists, ENT specialists, Dentists and those associated with the medical, biomedical and dental industry.


BIOPOLIS way, One North, Singapore

Additional Information

Overseas packages including hotel, airport pick up and tours are available. Delegate Fees are as follows: (congress only) Before 1 July 2005 USD 450.- After 1 July 2005 USD 550.- Delegate Registration includes the following Access to all Scientific Sessions Access to Poster Exhibition Access to Sponsors Exhibition Daily Tea/coffee breaks (two breaks per day with snacks Daily lunch stand-up buffet Free copy of all congress documentation Certificate of Attendance (upon collection of badge at registration desk) Free copy of Congress abstract book Invitation to the opening ceremony, Friday 11 November 2005 Invitation to the welcome receptoin "Spain!" , Friday 11 November 2005 Invitation to the Farewell Gala Dinner "Night Safari" 13 November 2005 One year (four issues) complimentary subscription HealthWorlds Magazine. First issue is given during congress. After receipt of payment, which is regarded as a confirmation of attendance, an invitation letters for visa purposes is issued to the congress delegate. The congress badge and pack is availale for pick at your confirmed hotel upon checking in. Those delegates who fail to inform us which hotel they are staying in, will receive their pack at the registration desk at the MATRIX, Biopolis congrss venue, from 8am onwards between the 11 - 13 of November 2005. Since the expected number of congress delegates are aproximately 200 people from Singapore alone, we cannot guarantee availability of space for last minute on-site registrations. Accompanying Persons Fee USD 150.- Invitation to the opening ceremony, Friday 11 November 2005 Invitation to the welcome receptoin "Spain!" , Friday 11 November 2005 Invitation to the Farewell Gala Dinner "Night Safari" 13 November 2005 For tours during and pre/post congress, please see the page on "tours" on this website. For overseas packages for both delegates and exhibitors, the "City Experience Tour" is already included! For more information, see this website link "overseas packages", or contact us at congress@healthworldsasia.com Options for payment are: - online payment with credit card - bank transfer upon receipt of invoice (bank details are given on invoice) - cash payment on site at the venue Maxtrix Registration desk (early bird only applies for payments received before 1 July 2005).