Scientific Programme

Scientific Programme

12th July 2019 (Friday)

Pre-ASM Workshop: Practical Skin Surgery Course

Time Topic Speakers
 12:00 pm Registration  
 1:00 pm Opening address and introduction of guest speaker  Dr Melissa Tan
 1:10 pm

Pre-operative Considerations

  • Indications and margins
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis
  • Anti-thrombotics
  • Implanted cardiac devices
 Dr Sue-Ann Ho
 1:40 pm

Intra-operative Considerations I

  • Local anesthesia and useful nerve blocks
  • Surgical anatomy and danger zones 
 Dr Paul Chia
 2:10 pm Tea break  
 2:40 pm

Intra-operative Considerations II

  • Closure and reconstruction options (when and how)
  • Punch, curette, shave biopsies, simple flaps and grafts
 Dr Koh Hong Yi
 3:10 pm

Surgical Consideration for Special Sites

  • Scalp, eyelids, nose, ears, lips, acral skin, shins, genitalia
 Prof Colin Fleming
 3:40 pm Q&A  
 4:00 pm Hands-on practical sessions (concurrent)


  • Prof Colin Fleming
  • Dr Paul Chia
  • Dr Sue-Ann Ho
  • Dr Koh Hong Yi
  • Dr Ong Suyin
  • Dr Aaron Tan

A: Suture Course

  • Suture selection
  • Suturing techniques for surface and buried sutures
  • Knots 

B: Pig Skin Closure Course with Cadaveric Facial Anatomy Demonstration

  • Facial danger zones, surgical considerations and reconstruction options on a cadaver
  • Practical session on different methods of closure
  • Perfecting elliptical closure
  • Standing Cone repair
  • Lazy S, M plasty
  • Closure options for large defects on trunk and limbs
  • Simple flaps for non-derm surgeons
 7:00 pm End  


13th July 2019 (Saturday)

Pre-ASM Workshop: Procedural Dermatology

Time Topic Speakers
 7:30 am Registration and light breakfast  
 8:00 am Free Paper session 1: Case reports  

Morning Session: Management and Prevention of Surgical Complications

 9:00 am Haemostasis and Managing / Preventing Bleeding Complications  Prof Colin Fleming
 9:20 am Managing and Preventing Wound Infections  TBC
 9:40 am Managing and Preventing Injury to Deep Structures  Prof Colin Fleming
 10:00 am Managing and Preventing Scars  Dr Melissa Tan
 10:20 am Q & A  
 10:30 am Tea Break  
 11:00 am Industry Symposium I (Novartis)  
 12:00 pm

DSS Practice Management Lecture

Clinical Governance 101 for the Practicing Dermatologist

 Dr T Thirumoorthy
 12:30 pm Lunch  
 1:00 pm Industry Symposium II (Galderma)  
Afternoon Session: Pearls and Pitfalls in Aesthetic Dermatology
 2:00 pm Approach to Uneven Pigmentation  Dr Stephanie Ho
 2:20 pm Managing and Preventing Laser Complications  Dr Chan Yuin Chew
 2:40 pm Q & A  
 2:50 pm Tea Break  
 3:20 pm Industry Symposium III (DCH Auriga)  
 4:20 pm Managing and Preventing Complications with Injectables  Dr Matthew Yeo
 5:00 pm Q & A  
 5:30 pm DSS Annual General Meeting (members only)  
 7:00 pm DSS Annual Dinner (members only)  


14th July 2017 (Sunday)

ASM: Translating Evidence into Practice

Time Topic Speaker
 7:30 am Registration and light breakfast  
 8:00 am Free Paper Session 2: Studies  
Morning Session
 9:00 am Approach to The Diagnosis and Management of Post-transplant Skin Eruptions Dr Oh Choon Chiat
 9:20 am Dermoscopy – Why Bother? Prof Colin Fleming
 9:40 am Practical and Holistic Management of Rosacea Dr Derrick Aw
 10:00 am Managing Difficult-to-treat Alopecia Dr Joyce Lee
 10:20 am Q & A  
 10:30 am Tea Break  
 11:00 am Industry Symposium IV (Abbvie)  
 12:00 pm

Chan Heng Leong Memorial Lecture

Practicing Realistic Medicine

Prof Colin Fleming
 12:30 pm Lunch  
 1:00 pm Industry Symposium V (NeoAsia)  
Afternoon Session 1
 2:00 pm Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of a Child with Recalcitrant Dermatitis Dr Emily Gan
 2:20 pm Maximising the Yield with Patch Testing Dr Lee Shan Xian
 2:40 pm Psoriasis – Integrating New Treatments in your Daily Practice Dr Tan Ki Wei
 3:00 pm Q & A  
 3:10 pm Tea break  
Afternoon Session 2
 3:40 pm Managing Difficult-to-treat Pemphigoid Dr Nisha Chandran
 4:00 pm Diagnosis and Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Practical Update Dr Martin Chio
 4:20 pm Newer Adverse Drug Reactions – What You Should Know Dr Lee Haur Yueh
 4:40 pm Q & A  
 4:50 pm Prize presentation for Best Paper Award and Close