Tembusu Forum: Healthcare Policy and Values in Singapore, Now and in the Future


Monday, 18 February 2013

6.00pm to 9.00pm

Multi-Purpose Hall

Tembusu College University Town

28 College Avenue East

Singapore 138598

Please register below


Professor Tommy Koh


Dr. Lam Pin Min

Chairman, Government Parliamentary Committee for Health Advisor to Sengkang West GROs

Chairman, AMK Town Council

Senior Consultant, Ophthalmology Service, KK Women's & Children's Hospital

Sub-topic: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Singapore's Healthcare System

Dr Paul Ananth Tambyah

Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS

Sub-topic: The Need for Healthcare Reform: A View from the Trenches

Dr Jeremy Lim

Principal Consultant, Insights Health Associates

Chair, Steering Committee, NUS Initiative to Improve Health in Asia (NIHA)

Sub-topic: Changing Political Philosophy of the Singapore Health System and What the Future May Hold

Dr Phua Kai Hong

Associate Professor of Health and Social Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Sub-topic: Balancing Efficiency Versus Equity in Healthcare: Valuing Economic and Social Costs


6.00pm - Registration Opens

6.45pm - Audience to be searted at Tembusu College Multi-Purpose Hall

6.50pm - Arrival of Speakers

7.00pm - Introduction to the Tembusu Forum by Tembusu College Master, A/P Gregory Clancey

7.05pm - Introduction of speakers by forum moderator, Prof. Tommy Koh

7.15pm - First Speaker: Dr Lam Pin Min

7.30pm - Second Speaker: Dr. Paul Ananth Tambyah

7.45pm - Third Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Lim

8.00pm - Fourth Speaker: Dr. Phua Kai Hong

8.15pm - Question and Answer Session

Registration has closed.


The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.