Singapore Biodesign Closed - Door Presentation and Graduation Ceremony 2024 (12)

Thought Leaders Series 2024

The Thought Leaders Series (TLS) is SB's annual event that emphasizes the importance of needs-driven innovation, particularly in Asia. Through an ‘in-conversation’ style forum, the distinguished speakers illuminate international perspectives on the challenges and future of the medical technology industry. Our past TLS drew more than 200 participants representing all stakeholders of the MedTech ecosystem in Singapore and several international delegates from other countries - the US, Japan, and South Korea.

TLS will return this year with a focus on our clinical theme of the year - Renal Medicine. The TLS will provide a platform for leaders in both public and private stakeholders to foster conversations around local and global trends in renal medicine. 

Among the speakers will be international and local domain experts who will deliver a keynote presentation and participate in a panel discussion.

Date: Thursday, 14 March 2024
Time: 03:15 PM - 04:45 PM
Venue: The St Regis Singapore - John Jacob Ballroom (29 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247911)

Keynote Presentations:
"Kidney Revolution: Exploring the Future of Renal Medicine"

by Prof Thomas Coffman, Dean and Founding Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School

Panel Discussion:
"Breakthrough innovations, new directions and opportunities in kidney care"
Moderated by Mr. Andrew Cleeland, CEO, Fogarty Innovation

Panelists Include:

  • Ms Pauline Tan, Deputy Director of Nursing, National Kidney Foundation Singapore
  • Prof Thomas Coffman, Dean and Founding Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Dr Milind Nikam, Chief Clinical Officer, Fresenius Medical Care

Past Thought Leaders Series

Year Subject Speaker Download PDF
2019 Ophthalmic Innovations for Asia
Ms Bebe Teo, Managing Director, Vision Care, Seed, Accelerate, Sustain Markets, Asia Pacific

Dr. Mark Blumenkranz, HJ Smead Professor Emeritus, Stanford University School of Medicine
Mr Biten Kathrani, Head of R&D for Asia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
Mr Lai Teik Kin, Founding CEO, EYRIs
Ms Richel Liu, Founder & CEO, Rimonci Capital

Prof Wong Tien Yin, Medical Director & Senior Consultant, Singapore National Eye Centre; Chairman, Board of Directors, Singapore Eye Research Institute
2018 Diabetes Sandbox: Interface Between Medical Technology and Digital Health Speaker:
Mr Michael Kloss, CEO, Ascensia Diabetes Care

Dr David Klonoff, Head, Diabetes Center
Dr Bee Yong Mong, Head, SingHealth Duke-NUS Diabetes Centre
Mr Linus Tham, GCIO, Parkway Pantai

Mr Fredrik Nyberg, CEO, APACMed
2015 MedTech Innovation Ecosystem: What Can Asia Learn and Adapt from Silicon Valley? Speaker:
Prof Paul Yock, Executive Director, Stanford Biodesign

A/Prof Tan Sze Wee, Deputy Executive Director, BMRC, A*STAR
Dr John Collins, COO, Center of Integration of Medicine and Innovation Technology
Prof Sun Kyung, Chair, Osong Medical Innovation Foundation; Professor, Korea University College of Medicine
Mr Yoh-Chie Lu, Chairman, Biosensors International
Dr Fumiaki Ikeno, Programme Director (US), Japan Biodesign, Stanford University

Dr Christopher Shen, Executive Director (US), Singapore-Stanford Biodesign; Managing Director, Vertex Ventures Healthcare
Mr Ruey Feng Peh, Programme Director, Singapore-Stanford Biodesign; CEO and Founder, Advent Access Pte Ltd
2013 Innovation in Surgical Robotics Speakers:
Dr Frederic Moll, CEO, Auris Robotic Surgery; Founder Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Prof Christopher Cheng, Senior Consultant, Urology, Singapore General Hospital; Pro-term CEO, Sengkang General Hospital
A/Prof Louis Phee, Head, School of Mechnical & Aerospace Engineering, NTU; Co-Founder, Endomaster Pte Ltd
2011 Medical Technology Innovation: East Meets West Speaker:
Dr Thomas Fogarty, Managing Director, Fogarty Institute for Innovation
Mr Yoh-Chie Lu, Chairman, Biosensors International