|Time||2.00 - 4.00 PM (Lunch will be served from 1.00 - 2.00 PM)|
NUHS Tower Block Auditorium
Level 1, 1E Kent Ridge Road Singapore 119228 - via South Buona Vista Road
* Please refer to the attached Directional Guide to NUHS Tower Block Auditorium.
|Department||Department of Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery (CTVS)|
|Speakers||A/Prof Peter Robless, Dr Benjamin Chua, Dr Jackie Ho & Mr Adriaan Erasmus|
|Synopsis of Event||
Mobility is Life!
Pain on walking, ulcer or gangrene over the toe and foot are not a normal ageing process. Walking difficulty and lower extremity lesions in the elderly often caused by peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD is prevalent in elderly population and related to many chronic medical conditions. It is caused by atherosclerosis resulting in obstruction of arterial blood flow to the lower extremity. Without prompt disease recognition and proper re-vascularization, PAD patients with foot/toe rest pain or lesions may eventually end up in major amputation and disability. Early disease diagnosis, medical therapy, surgical revascularization and multi-disciplinary care can effectively prevent limb loss and restore the mobility of PAD patients.
1) Understand the patho-physiology of peripheral artery disease - so as to recognise the disease in daily clinical practice.
2) Have a basic knowledge on the medical therapy for peripheral arterial disease and know when and where to refer patients with severe disease
|Contact Person||Ms Karin Lim|