International Faculty Speakers Profile

Dr Anupama Roy Chowdhury

Dr Anupama Roy Chowdhury completed her MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 2002. She completed her MRCSA and E(Edin) and MRCP(UK) in 2007.She then went onto doing her advanced specialist training in Geriatric Medicine which she completed in 2010.

She did a HMDP fellowship in Dementia and Cognitive Disorders at the Alzheimer’s Clinic, University of British Columbia Hospital, Vancouver from August 2013 to January 2014. She was a Consultant in the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Changi  General Hospital before leaving to join Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in 2015.

She is involved in inpatient and outpatient care of general geriatric patients as  well as running memory clinics. Other duties include education of nurses, allied health staff and the public in dementia care as well as teaching medical students, junior doctors and residents. She was the secretary of the Society of Geriatric Medicine  Singapore (SGMS) from 2013-2015 and is currently the vice president of the Society.

Dr Ravindran Kanesvaran 

Dr Ravindran Kanesvaran is a Consultant in the Department of Medical Oncology of the National Cancer Centre Singapore. He is also an Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and clinical senior lecturer at the ong oo in School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is actively involved in graduate medical education and is a core faculty member of the Medical Oncology Senior Residency Program and the Singhealth nternal Medicine Residency Program.He completed his medical oncology speciality training in the National Cancer Centre Singapore. After completion of that training he followed up with a fellowship in genitourinary oncology (GU) and geriatric oncology in Duke Cancer nstitute in North Carolina, USA on a Healthcare Manpower Development Program (HMDP) scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Health Singapore. His research interests include GU oncology and geriatric oncology. He has published in a number of well- known peer reviewed journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology and ancet Oncology.

He has also been awarded a number of awards including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO GU) Merit Award 200, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) scholar-in-training Award 2010 and European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) fellowship award 2012. He is currently the President of the Singapore Society of Oncology (SSO) and the Singapore Geriatric Oncology Society. He has been appointed as European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) aculty 2015-201 in Geriatric Oncology and 201-2017 in GU Oncology. He is the Honorary Treasurer, on the Board of Governance and the National Representative for Singapore in the nternational Society of Geriatric Oncology (SOG). He was awarded National Representative of the ear SOG 2014 award. He is currently the ESMO ocal Officer for ESMO Asia 201

dr. I Gusti Putu Suka Aryana

dr. I Gusti Putu Suka Aryana, Sp. PD, K-Ger, FINASIM was born in Tabanan (Bali Province, Indonesia), March 29, 1971. Completed his medical studies at Udayana University in 1997. A specialist degree in internal medicine was awarded in 2005 at Udayana University. Subsequently completed a geriatric consultant education in 2009. In addition, in 2002 he joined visiting research fellow in Kobe Japan and geriatric emergency cource in Singapore in 2010. Several national and international awards ever received such as Nominator the Best Young Investigator Award AFES 2003 in Singapore, Nominator the Best Young Investigator Award AFES 2005 in Manila, The Best Mustafa-Varon Award for the Best Free Paper On shock and Critical Care 2005, The Best Young Investigator Award ASMIHA 2005 in Surabaya, and The best Scientific Free paper Geriatric Scientific Meeting 2009 in Jakarta.
Currently in charge of Geriatric Internal Medicine Division, Sanglah Teaching Hospital. In addition, he served as the Chairman of Accreditation and Standardization, College of Internal Medicine and Chairman of the education coordinating committee in the faculty of medicine Udayana University. Active in instructure of some medical training: perioperative, emergency in internal medicine, clinical emergency skill, soft skill, and clinical teacher training. Interested in the field of geriatrics, aging, internal medicine and sarcopenia. Active writing of published scientific articles such as the Internal Medicine Handbook, Role of Interleukin-15 in Sarcopenia: Future New Target Therapy, Epidemiology Study of Metabolic Syndrome in Rural Population, Histology and Biologic Characteristics of Breast Cancer in Elderly of Balinese Population, Sarcopenia in Elderly and others

Amy Schulenburg

Fifteen years of experience working as an occupational therapist across a range of settings, including home and community based organizations, private practice clinics, schools and hospitals. Currently in the role of consultant occupational therapist for Pearson Clinical Assessment. This role focuses on providing training for therapists, psychologists and educators  throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia in the administration and interpretation of assessment tools, and providing guest lectures to university OT programs. This role has recently expanded to include business development to build out the assessment and training offerings for clinicians working with older adults

Kim Walder 

Kim Walder is an Australian occupational therapist, academic and researcher with over 30 years’ experience across a diverse range of practice areas. Her clinical speciality areas include community health, aged care, chronic disease, stroke, rehabilitation and mental health. Her diverse roles have included leading and developing large multidisciplinary healthcare teams; leading a significant number of service re-design projects; workforce planning and development; managing her own consultancy specialising in training and development, organisational development and coaching; and actively contributing to corporate and strategic committees. She is recognised for her expert knowledge of contemporary health, education and business issues, including healthy ageing, resilience, governance, workforce planning and accountability.
Kim is a lecturer at Griffith University in Queensland Australia, and Divisional Chair for the Queensland Division of Occupational Therapy Australia. Her research areas include stroke, client-centred practice, occupational adaptation, healthy ageing, and professional adaptation