Мееt the two POC Co-Chairs of ICE 2022
Although ICE 2022 might seem to you like a very far away event we have already started working on gathering the best experts in the field of endocrinology who will create the most interesting and up-to-date program for all participants who will come to the flagship event of ISE in 2022 in Singapore!
The LOC Chair of ICE 2022 will be Vivien Lim, Specialist in Endocrinology, MBBS (S’pore), MRCP (UK), MMed (Int Med)(S’pore), FAMS (Endocrinology) and also President of the Asean Federation of Endocrine Societies (AFES).
And we are happy to announce that the two POC Co-chairs who will be in charge of the POC Committee will be Prof. Ken Ho and Dr. Melvin Khee Shing Leow. Keep reading to learn more about them and their motivation to take part in the POC of ICE 2022!
Ken Ho is conjoint professor, Faculty of Medicine University of New South Wales (UNSW), Emeritus Fellow at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Honorary Consultant St. Vincent’s Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science. He is a medical graduate of the University of Sydney, received a doctorate degree from the UNSW before undertaking post-doctoral training at the University of Virginia. His research interests are on pituitary disease and the control of energy metabolism and body composition. He is an Associate Editor of the inaugural Journal of the Endocrine Society and the European Journal of Endocrinology. He serves or has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Endocrinology, Pituitary, Endocrine and Best Practice in Endocrinology and Metabolism and as Section Editor of the Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology.
He received the inaugural 2011 Senior Plenary Award of the Endocrine Society of Australia, the 2000 Visiting Trust Professor and the 2008 Asia Oceania Medal of the British Endocrine Society. He is a past-president of the Growth Hormone Research Society, the Pituitary Society and the Endocrine Society of Australia. He was conferred honorary life member of the Endocrine Society of Australia in 2015. He serves on the Nominating Committee of the Endocrine Society.
Why did you take up this challenge?
I am deeply honoured to be appointed Co-Chair for the POC of the 2022 ICE. I look forward immensely to working with our regional partner hosts, the National Society of Endocrinology of Singapore jointly with Asian Federation of Endocrine Societies. Collectively, we aim to bring an exciting program of national, regional and international relevance and participation to one of the most vibrant areas in Asia, advancing the vision of the ISE to optimised life-long health for people with endocrine disorders worldwide.
Melvin Khee Shing Leow is Associate Professor in the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University, Clinical Associate Professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School. He is also a Senior Consultant Endocrinologist affiliated to the Department of Endocrinology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. As well, he is the Deputy Director of the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre under the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences at A*STAR where he is also holds a Clinician Scientist appointment. Dr Leow is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore), the American College of Endocrinology, the American College of Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Pathologists. His field of interests includes adipocyte biology, metabolic syndrome/diabetes, thyroidology, endocrine manifestations of systemic disorders and mathematical modeling of endocrine physiology. He has published works in over 140 international refereed journals. His present research focus is on the physiology of the homeostatic control of the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid axis, brown adipose tissue, thermogenesis and the browning of white adipocytes with nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and endogenous peptides and hormones. Dr Leow’s achievements in recent years include the Clinician Scientist Career Scheme (Senior) Award, the National Healthcare Group Doctor Award for Translational Research, Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, NHG-Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Clinician Scientist Fellowship Award and the National Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Awards.
Why did you take up this challenge?
I have benefited greatly from previous endocrine conferences I attended in the course of my fellowship training to become a board certified endocrinologist. In fact, I continue to hone my knowledge and skills via exposures to a broad range of wonderful content in endocrine conferences even till this present day as a practising endocrinologist. Such positive experiences show me the enormous value that a well organised conference can impart to conference delegates all over the world. It is now time for me to contribute back to society in these aspects. Through my involvement as a co-chair in the scientific program, I truly believe that I can value-add to the scientific and clinical content in such a way that the delegates of ICE 2022 will not only find enjoyable but also take home with them pearls of wisdom that they can readily apply to their clinical practice and research.