Events - 2014
Public talk on Diabetic Foot on World Diabetes Day • 14th Nov 2014
Dr Kum was invited to give a talk to the public on an event Organized by the Diabetic Society of Singapore on World Diabetes Day.
He spoke on "Preventing Amputations in Diabetics - Putting Your Feet First". The talk focused on the need for prevention, regular Podiatry consultations as well as the role of Improving Blood Supply to the legs of patients with gangrene and ulcers of the foot to prevent debilitating Amputations. There was also a large emphasis on regular wound care. The event was attended by close to 100 members of the public many of whom were diabetic.
NVVVC has a team of doctors, nurses and podiatrist who have many years of experience and are trained specifically on how to heal diabetic foot wounds.
INAVASC • Sept 2014
Dr Kum was invited to speak at INAVASC 2014, a yearly held conference of the Vascular Surgeons of Indonesia. He delivered a talk on the "Integrated Approach to Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers" and also had an informal case discussions on several complex cases.
Diabetic Foot Public Forum • 30 Aug 2014
The event was very well attended and many participants were given the opportunity to understand why diabetics were prone to Foot Ulcers and how these could be treated and prevented.
Dr Tan touched upon the advanced Endovascular approaches available and also the importance of meticulous wound care. Ms Jessie Phua spoke on the care of the Diabetic Foot, wound care, Diabetic Foot Screening and Proper Shoe ware.
Novena Vascular & Varicose Vein Centre offers comprehensive Diabetic Foot Screening and customized insoles for Diabetics
AMP Chicago (Amputation Prevention) • 14 - 16 Aug 2014
Dr Kum was invited to the AMP Symposium in Chicago to present his experience in Percutaneous Deep Venous Arterialisation, a potentially new method to treat "No Option" Diabetic Critical Limb Ischemia at risk of impending amputation.
Asian Society of Vascular Surgeons (ASVS) Meeting Hong Kong • 5 - 7 May 2014
Dr Kum was invited to deliver a talk on the Contemporary Methods of treating Diabetic Foot Gangrene by integrating both Endovascular techniques and aggressive Wound Care. The talk also focused on a multidisciplinary approach with a close partnership with a Podiatrist.
NVVVC offers patients a one stop centre to treat Diabetic Foot conditions including diabetic foot gangrene. We have an extensive podiatry setup and focus on all aspects of care for the Diabetic Patient and their Feet.
Dr Tan, Jessie and Dr Kum were invited by Toa Payoh East Community Club as well as Mercy Community Care to give a public talk on Diabetic Foot conditions and the importance of Podiatry Care in Diabetics.
Together with partner physicians and as part of Novena Vascular’s ongoing efforts to raise public awareness, they reached out to the residents of the community and addressed their concerns about diabetes and the effects of neglecting foot problems in diabetics.
LINC Asia Pacific • 2014
LINC • 2014
Dr Kum and Dr Tan attended LINC in Leipzig, Germany. LINC is the foremost platform for discussions on Vascular Conditions for Vascular Specialists. Dr Kum was part of the International Faculty engaged in discussions on Aortic Aneurysms and Critical Limb Ischaemia.
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