The SCCPS’s current membership stands at 168, of which 7 are overseas members and 5 are associate members. We had 5 new members who joined the
society this year, they are,
Dr Lim Lean
Dr Adele Tan Xian Ling
Dr Rani Akhil
The 15th Colposcopy
course was held on 21st March 2010 at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront
Hotel. We thank Dr Joseph Ng from the
National University Hospital for taking up the chairmanship and an excellent job
in organising the course. The emphasis
this year was on histopathology and we had the privilege of having Professor Peter
Russell from the Royal Prince Albert Hospital, Sydney was our keynote speaker.
The 16th Annual Oration and dinner was held at the Privé, Marina at Keppel Bay on 20th
March 2010. Professor Peter Russell
gave a stimulating talk entitled “Defining the limits of histopathology: Management
The Colposcopy Registration
Committee (CRC) was set up in 2004 and the 3rd renewal exercise was done
in December 2010 and 116 colposcopists were renewed.
The colposcopy test was held on 20th March 2010 at the national
University Hospital and all 6 trainees passed the test.
The top scorer was Dr Cindy Pang and a book voucher was presented to her at the colposcopy course.
The CRC was working with
the Specialist Training Committee (STC) with the aims to incorporate the SCCPS structured
training programme into the O&G National Training Programme.
The workflow was such that there would be a close collaboration between STC,
SCCPS and the respective hospital institutions.
STC would act in a supervisory role and ensure that trainees are registered
for the structured training programme for colposcopy. SCCPS would provide the requirements
of the syllabus, logbook requirements, examination and registration of trainees. The individual institutions provides
for the supervision, teaching, training and clinical materials to the candidates.
The Society organised
CME programme with a focus on vulval lesions.
Dr Chew Sung Hock helped chair the dinner symposium entitled “HPV Something
Old, Something New, Something Red, Something Blue” on 25th January 2011.
Dr Mamuduri Rama Padmavathi, Dr Fong Kah Leng and Dr Ivy Chew formed the panel of
speakers. The symposium was supported
The society has been actively
involved in the Power over Cervical Cancer campaign (POCC). We strongly believe
that all women should be empowered with knowledge regarding cervical cancer screening
and vaccination. The POCC campaign
advocates raising awareness of cervical cancer screening and prevention through
public outreach programmes. The POCC
website was redesigned to make it more appealing, interactive and user friendly
the younger target audience. There
were 21, 724 unique visitors since the launch in May 2010.
Channels such as blogs, media and ambassadors were engaged to create awareness
of cervical cancer.
There were four key events held in 2010, reaching out to 3000 people:
The POCC Bloggers Engagement workshop was held on 19th may 2010 at the
Beauty Emporium at Dempsey Road. We
invited 15 of the top active bloggers in Singapore to attend the event.
During the interactive workshop, 8 bloggers decided to spread
interest regarding cervical cancer in through their blogs and volunteered to be
The POCC Media Launch was held on 27th May 2010 at the Royal Plaza at
Scotts. The guest of honour was the
Member of Parliament, Madam Halimah Yacob, she played a vital key role in getting
Parliament to agree on the use of Medisave
for the HPV vaccine and she was instrumental in promoting the vaccine to be part
of the national immunisation programme.
The media event included the personal testimony of a mother and daughter’s experience
with cervical cancer and saw a good show of attendance by representatives from the
broadcast media form all the local daily newspapers and health and lifestyle magazines.
The POCC Pink Bazaar was held on the 24th July 2010 at Zouk.
The bazaar consisted of 35 stalls where exclusive items contributed by bloggers,
ambassador and celebrities were put for sale to help raise awareness. The proceeds
from the sales were donated to the cervical cancer prevention fund.
The POCC Pink Party was also held on 24th July at Zouk.
The aim was to reach the younger women to increase publicity regarding cervical
cancer. Doctors from the society, bloggers
and other ambassadors shared their thoughts at the party and emphasized the key
messages regarding screening and prevention. The event was attended by 1316 people
and resulted in an increase in the POCC database and resulted in many pledges online
to help spread the message.
We hope that these efforts will help to create awareness for women to take an active step forward towards regular
Pap smear screening and vaccination to help reduce the incidence of cervical cancer.
With Warmest Regards,
Dr Lisa Wong