Dear friends and colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us at the 10th Singapore Public Health and Occupational Medicine Conference. This year is a special year for our nation as Singapore turns 50. In line with the national SG50 celebrations, we also want to celebrate our progress in healthcare for the past 50 years and embrace challenges that we may face for the next 50 years. So, our overall theme this year is "The Health of a Nation: Celebrating our Past, Embracing the Future".

On Day One, you will hear from various pioneers in public health (PH) and occupational medicine (OM) who will reflect upon their past experiences in shaping the current health and healthcare landscape of Singapore and share insights for the next generation of PH and OM practitioners. On Day Two, we will highlight some of the emerging challenges facing PH and OM practitioners in Singapore as well as some of the new tools, technologies and approaches that we can use to address these challenges.

In addition, the Scientific Programme will feature Aviation Medicine. This year marks the first conference since Aviation Medicine was formally accredited by the Ministry of Health's Specialist Accreditation Board as a subspecialty. The Academy of Medicine, Singapore has since granted approval for the subspecialty to be recognised under the College of Public Health and Occupational Physicians.

As before, we will also have pre-conference workshops for you to deep-dive into specific areas. This year, by popular demand, we will bring back two workshops that were conducted last year.

To our Fellows, sponsors, exhibitors and valued attendees from previous Public Health and Occupational Medicine Conferences, we extend a warm welcome back and thank you for your continuing support of the College of Public Health and Occupational Physicians. We would also like to welcome our first-time attendees especially our aviation medicine specialists and look forward to building a strong relationship with you.

We look forward to meeting you at the 10th Singapore Public Health and Occupational Medicine Conference, and hope that the conference will not only bring back memories for our pioneer generation of PH and OM practitioners but also provide insights for the younger generation. As we celebrate our past, we also hope to present opportunities for you to network with colleagues, as we work together to build the health of our nation in the coming years. To our foreign colleagues, we hope that you will be able to glean some lessons from this conference too.

  Dr Audrey Tan
10th PHOM Organising Committee
Dr Jeremiah Chng
10th PHOM Organising Committee