Programme 2023

1st June 2023

01:00 pm to 05:45 pm (SGT)

Preceptorship Programme 2023

1st June 2023

01:00 pm to 05:45 pm (SGT)

LIVE In-Person Only

Preceptorship Programme 2023 is designed to enhance the knowledge of junior faculty, young doctors, trainees and new specialists with up-to-date clinical guidance. Using Evidence Based Medicine as a foundation of learning, the Experts will continue to focus on this objective of improving and updating young doctors on new techniques in treating common liver conditions. We will discuss complex liver cases to exemplify and obtain insights into their management.

2023 Preceptees will learn

The latest updates and training for the clinical management of liver diseases including Chronic Hepatitis B and C, NASH, HCC and other liver diseases.

How to interpret clinical data and manage complex liver disease cases.

Download sample Case Studies from 2022 Preceptee Winners

Preceptors Programme application submission is closed.

The applicant must:

  • Have a Medical Degree in their country and be a practicing physician or trainee
  • Be considered a Junior Doctor (below Assistant Professor), Trainee, Recent Specialist or Physician
  • Junior Doctors must not be resident in Singapore to be eligible to participate in the Preceptorship Programme Online
  • Submit a difficult case study on HBV, HCV, NASH, HCC or other liver disease.

The Expert Panel will make 2 selections:

  • Whether you have been selected to be a 2023 Preceptee
  • Whether Your case studies has been selected for oral presentations.
SHC Grant 2023 Preceptees

All 2023 Preceptees will be given a SHC Grant totalling SGD600 to cover

  1. Conference Registration Fee
  2. Travel & Accommodation Subsidy
    • If you are unable to attend Preceptorship Programme 2023 LIVE In Person, then you must forego the opportunity because there are NO PROVISIONS for online presentations.
    • One Person, one application only
    • You must attend a minimum of 5 out of 6 sessions of the conference (as shown in the attendance app)
    • Payments of SHC Grant will be made by in cash in person at the end of the SHC 2023 Conference
Awards to 2023 Preceptees

The 2023 Preceptees who are selected to and present their Case Studies LIVE In Person at the end of the SHC Conference will be awarded prize of SGD400.


The following benefits are available to Young Doctors who have been accepted for the Preceptorship Programme.

Application Procedure

Important Dates



Preceptorship Programme Application Close



Notification of successful applicants to Preceptorship Programme and selection of Oral Presenters for Case Study



All successful preceptees must Register for the Inaugural Combined GIHep and Singapore Hepatology Conference



Oral Presenters to Submit slides for Case Study Presentation



Start of Preceptorship Programme 2023



Start of Inaugural Combined GIHep and Singapore Hepatology Conference



3.00PM Collect SHC Grant

Preceptorship Programme 2023

June, 2023


Programme Time (SGT)
Registration 12:00 – 12:30
Introduction & Evidence Based Hepatology (EBM) and Interpretation of the Medical Literature
Prof Seng Gee Lim, National University of Singapore
12:30 – 13:00
Q & A 13:00 – 13:10
Diagnosis and Assessment of Abnormal Liver Function Tests
– Dr Guan Huei Lee, National University Healthcare System
13:10 – 13:30
Case presentations
Panelists: Prof. Chee Kiat Tan, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore and Dr Wei Peng Yong, Cancer Institute of Singapore View Bio

(1) Hepatocholangiocarcinoma vs Atypical Hepatocellular Carcinoma
– Dr. Lutfie, MD, Internist Department of Internal Medicine. Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia/ Ciptomangunkusumo National General Hospital. Indonesia.

(2) Chronic Hepatitis B infection
– Dr. Carl Arenos, MD, Division of Medical Oncology Department of Medicine, Philippine General Hospital, Philippines

(3) Not the Usual: Diagnostic Dilemma in a Case of a Large Well-Differentiated, Non-AFP Producing Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Atypical Features on Non-Invasive Imaging
– Dr. Christine P. Velasquez, Department of Medicine, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Philippines

(4) Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, a rare sarcoma of the liver
– Dr. Dung Nguyen Thi, On-demand GI Medical Oncology Dept. Hanoi Oncology Hospital, VIETNAM

13:30 – 14:10
Tea Break 14:10 – 14:30
Is cirrhosis present? Diagnosis of cirrhosis, non invasive markers and when to biopsy
– Dr Guan Huei Lee, National University Healthcare System
14:30 – 14:50
Case presentations
Panelists:  Professor Rajender Reddy, University of Pennsylvania and Dr Loey Mak, University of Hong Kong

(1) Case of acute liver failure in a 7 month child – A diagnostic dilemma
– Dr. Nitin Mohan, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Pediatric Liver Transplantation, Institute of Child Health, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

(2) ACLF secondary to DILI with underlying primary/secondary Hemachromatosis
– Dr Gew Lai Teck, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit, Medical Department Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

(3) Intermittent recurrent cholestatic disease
– Dr Van Huy Vo, GI Department, University Medical Center, HCM City, Vietnam

(4)  A case of acute fatty liver in pregnancy with newly diagnosed AIH
– Asha Gayatheri Bala Krishnan, 3rd year fellow in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah Alor Setar, Malaysia

(5) A patient with fulminant liver failure
– Dr. Khairil Zulkifli, Gastroenterology Unit, UiTM Hospital, MALAYSIA

14:50 – 15:40
Management of Focal liver lesions
– Prof. Chee Kiat Tan, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore View Bio
15:40 – 16:00
Case presentations
Panelists:  Professor Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, Yale School of Medicine & Dr Guan Huei Lee, National University Healthcare System

(1) Evaluation of persistent jaundice in a young lady
– Dr. Tania Islam Resma, Virology Department, Dhaka Medical College Hospital,

(2) Unexplained Transaminitis with significant weight loss
– Dr. Soe Thiha Maung, Chief Medical Officer / Resident Physician, Mahar Myaing Hospital, Yangon, Myanmar

(3) An Encounter with a Master Mimicker – case of presumed DILI secondary to antituberculosis medication turns out to have a revised diagnosis of sarcoidosis of the liver and lung.
– Dr Michelle Goh Mei Xin, Medical Officer, Gastroenterology Unit, University of Malaya, Malaysia

(4) Budd-chiari with Autoimmune Hepatitis : the odd blend
– Dr Akash Gandotra, Department of Hepatology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical education and Research, Chandigarh, India

(5) Upper and lower Gastrointestinal bleeding from esophageal varices, portal hypertensive gastropathy and portal hypertensive colopathy in decompensated liver cirrhosis complicated by hepatocellular carcinoma BCLC C
– Dr. Leanne Elaine Lu, Institute of Digestive and Liver Disease, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines

16:00 – 16:50
Closing and feedback 16:50 – 17:00
End of Programme 17:15