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Thought Leaders Series 2022

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. SB strives to continue bringing in similar luminaries to this year’s event. 

Co-organized with the National Healthcare Group Centre for Medical Technologies & Innovations (NHG CMTi), Singapore Biodesign TLS 2022 will focus on mental health, a pertinent global issue that has grown in importance in recent years. Helmed by industry experts, clinicians and government stakeholders, TLS 2022 is specifically conceptualised and established as a platform to facilitate meaningful discussions around the clinical themes of the year. 


Date: Wednesday, 09 March 2022 | Time: 2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Venue: Zoom Webinar 

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Keynote Presentations:

Keynote Speaker to share expert opinion on Mental Health

Panel Discussion:
"Are We Ready For The Mental Health Tsunami?" 
Moderated by Andrew Cleeland, CEO, Fogarty Innovation

4 distinguished panelists to discuss the rising importance of mental health

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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