The National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) teamed up with BNP Paribas to stage its first Surgical Oncology Conference from May 16-18. About 100 surgical oncologists, experts and allied health professionals from cancer institutions and hospitals around South-east Asia came together at this landmark event in Singapore to share their expertise.
Three of the presenting doctors were also offered positions in the BNP Paribas-NCCS Regional Fellowship Programme, a specialist training stint that lasts between three and 12 months at the NCCS.
The Programme is the first of its kind for both BNP Paribas and NCCS. Its objective: to provide post-graduate medical training for doctors who are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients in developing countries across Asia. It also aims to facilitate cross-border transfer of knowledge, skills and technology in the field of oncology between the NCCS and partner medical institutions in the region.
Since 2009, the BNP Paribas Foundation and BNP Paribas Singapore has helped sponsor the post-graduate training of doctors from Vietnam. Four Vietnamese doctors spent between three and six months in Singapore at the centre, gaining exposure to the different disciplines and medical practices in cancer care and treatment. The Fellowship Programme has now been extended to doctors all across South-east Asia.
The May conference was created following the success of the Programme…which looks like it will only continue to grow!