Highlights from the Honorary Secretary

Benny Loo Kai Guo

SMA awards for Duke-NUS and LKCMedicine graduates

SMA President Dr Ng Chee Kwan presented the SMA-Lee Foundation Achievement Prize and Teamsmanship Awards on 1 June 2023 at the Duke-NUS graduation dinner. Details of the award winners can be viewed at https://nus.edu/3OWuZLS.

Dr Ng also recently presented the SMA Prize for Best Scholarly Project at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) Homecoming and Graduation Dinner on 16 June 2023. The prize for Academic Year 2021-22 was presented to graduating student Kenneth Loi Zhi Kuan. The award is a part of a $15,000 donation by SMA to the LKCMedicine Advancement Fund in 2020.

These collaborations are part of the SMA and SMA Charity Fund's (SMACF) ongoing support of our local medical schools, alongside the Wong Hock Boon-SMACF Outstanding Mentor Awards at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and the SMA-Lee Foundation Awards at Duke-NUS Medical School.

Congratulations to new NMPs

SMA congratulates Ms Chandradas Usha Ranee and Dr Syed Harun Bin Taha Alhabsyi, who are among nine persons recently chosen to be Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs). Ms Chandradas recently became a director on the SMACF Board and Dr Syed Harun has been an SMA Member since 2013.

More details on the nine new NMPs are available via the following link: https://bit.ly/3DBw2LT.

We also wish to take this opportunity to express our thanks to SMA 1st Vice President Dr Tan Yia Swam for her service of two and a half years as an NMP.

MASEAN Mid-Term Meeting

The 19th Medical Association of South East Asian Nations (MASEAN) Mid-Term Meeting was held from 21 to 22 July 2023 in Singapore. This year's meeting was hosted by the SMA and delegates were also invited to the SMA Annual Dinner on 22 July 2023. For more details on the meeting, please refer to the report on page 14 of this issue.

Benny Loo Kai Guo is a paediatrician in public service with special interest in sport and exercise medicine. He serves to see the smiles on every child and athlete, and he looks forward to the company of his wife and children at the end of every day.


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