4th James Best Distinguished Lecture

20 Mar 2024 06.45 PM - 08.30 PM Alumni, Current Students, Industry/Academic Partners, Public


Event Date20 Mar 2024 (Wed), 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
VenueOng Tiong Tat and Irene Tan Liang Kheng Auditorium
OrganiserNg Ai Li (Email : [email protected] )

Event Info:

The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine is hosting the 4th edition of the James Best Distinguished Lecture with Professor Soumya Swaminathan on 20 March 2024.

Professor Soumya Swaminathan was most recently WHO’s Chief Scientist and before that, Deputy Director-General for Programmes. As WHO’s inaugural Chief Scientist, Professor Swaminathan built the Science division with a focus on research, quality assurance of norms and standards and digital health. She played a key role during the pandemic in coordinating scientific efforts at the WHO, as well as in setting up Covax, with a focus on equitable vaccine distribution to LMICs.

A paediatrician from India and a globally recognised researcher on tuberculosis and HIV, she brings with her 30 years of experience in clinical care and research, and has worked throughout her career to translate research into impactful programmes. 

Source: https://www.mssrf.org/small-press/dr-soumya-swaminathan-is-now-chairperson-of-m-s-swaminathan-research-foundation/

This event brings together thought leaders and industry experts to address thought-provoking issues in medicine with the perspective of fostering dialogue and advancing discourse in the transformation of medicine, medical education, and research.

Do come and join us at the 4th edition of James Best Distinguished Lecture Series. This lecture series is supported by the LKCMedicine 10th Anniversary (2020) Distinguished Visitor programme. 

CME points accreditation for this event is pending approval from Singapore Medical Council (SMC).