The SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport & Exercise Medicine Centre (SDSC) was established in 2017 as a SingHealth cluster-wide initiative to integrate various disciplines in the areas of training, research and clinical service, ultimately providing patients with comprehensive Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) care.
Musculoskeletal disorders have been reported as the top cause of health issues related to non-fatal diseases in 2017. This inaugural Sport & Exercise Medicine Conference brings together pockets of SEM expertise from across the whole cluster, to collectively discuss the prevention and management of musculoskeletal disorders, so that our patients can remain physically active and enjoy a higher quality of life. With the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of physical activity in all stages of life, the theme of this conference, "Physical Activity – the New Vital Sign”, is apt and timely.
I welcome you to join us on this journey of learning as we move beyond healthcare to health and I look forward to meeting you at the conference.
A/Prof Benedict Tan
Head, SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport & Exercise Medicine Centre