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Elder Care Asia

12 – 14 November, Novotel Clarke Quay, Singapore

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Community Care Organisations can select to seek reimbursement from the Community Care Training Grant (CCTG) subject to CCTG’s prevailing conditions.


Elder Care Asia is THE event, where Asia’s most prominent senior care professionals will meet to debate and work together, towards reimagining how to shape Asia’s future eldercare landscape.

This is Asia’s ONLY event with a regional focus on elder care investment and will showcase ground-breaking models and technology applications, for better senior care outcomes. It will also enable the forging of business partnerships between retirement operators, hospitals and investors, amongst other key stakeholder groups, that are essential to fostering momentum in this intertwined ecosystem.

Our theme for 2018, is a 360° approach to transforming elder care in the region. We will be examining unique delivery and execution models with not only profitable returns, but also improved senior outcomes.

Key discussion themes:

  • Regional Elder Care market updates
  • Demographics and Demand across Asia, and how the market is responding to expansion requirements
  • Retirement village investment market, laws, partnerships
  • Disease burdens, demand and investment across specific services
  • Emerging models for care delivery
  • Innovations in quality of care and improving patient outcomes
  • Wearables, robotics, telemedicine, IoMT and other innovations impacting elder care
  • Design and operations, new trends in Elder Care facilities
  • Elder Law and Ethics
  • Insurance, pricing and reimbursement models

Who should attend

  • Government departments and Ministries of Health
  • Retirement Village Operators
  • Public and Private hospitals
  • Healthcare Management companies
  • Financiers and Investors
  • Technology developers and service providers
  • Specialist Elder care equipment providers
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical staffing agencies (Business Development, Sales)
  • Eldercare service providers, i.e. diagnostics, labs, etc


8:30 am

Registration and morning refreshments

8:50 am

Chairman’s opening remarks


9:00 am

  • Key trends demographics, diseases, fee structures, transparency, ease of doing business and more
  • Implications for demand
  • Discover which market provides the best opportunity for your business


10:15 am

  • Ageing in place: helping seniors live independently; with help where needed
  • More than hardware: social citizenry and mobilising the community to support one another as our population ages
  • Partnerships and a many helping hands approach to bring active ageing services closer to home

10:45 am

Speed networking

11:05 am

Morning refreshments and networking break

11:35 am

  • Current gaps in the healthcare landscape in SEA, particularly in the elderly and those with chronic disabilities
  • Prevalent models of care within the landscape
  • Secondary Care and Post-Acute Care as bridge to forming a seamless healthcare ecosystem


12:50 pm

  • Discussing the rationale behind the model: Well-travelled and affluent baby boomers
  • Becoming a specialised service operator in aged care
  • Making a reasonable return for the risk and effort undertaken
  • Providing smart facilities with plenty of social interaction and double- occupancy rooms
  • Leveraging overseas experience to introduce best practices and high-quality aged-care products and services in Singapore

1:20 pm

Lunch and networking break

2:20 pm

  • Rethinking aging from practical examples that challenge the current perceptions of elder hood
  • Recognising that getting outside of your comfort zone presents opportunities for growth and development
  • Changing a culture requires insight from the lessons learned by others who have been successful
  • Taking home practical strategies to help you meet the challenges you face in your work and personal life.

2:50 pm

  • Dementia – The disease of our time
  • The key essentials in dementia care
  • How are elder care centers preparing for better patient care – through facilities and technology?
  • Asian aging population and demand and supply of elder care centers?

3:20 pm

  • Opportunities and threads in opening a senior’s residence in the Philippines from an international investors point of view
  • Key differences in marketing and operating seniors’ residences in Europe and in the Philippines
  • The Filipino healthcare worker – The solution for the international shortage of qualified healthcare workers in the geriatric industry? A reality check

3:50 pm

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

4:20 pm

  • Aging – A double-etched sword in healthcare
  • Understanding concepts like cognitive workload, user-centred design, and user experience, human factors provides insights into improving safety and efficiency in the working environment
  • Sharing how the science of human factors can contribute towards supporting an aging workforce in the healthcare industry.


5:50 pm

Assisted Care: Applications of AI and elderly care robotics that are filling the gaps

Dr. Jit Sen Tan, Founder and Director, Lotus Eldercare, Singapore

6:20 pm

Closing remarks and end of day one

8:30 am

Registration and morning refreshments

8:50 am

Chairman’s opening remarks


9:00 am

  • Is there legitimate cause for investor optimism in senior care?
  • Where are opportunities – post-acute transition, remote medical communication, end of life planning, mental acuity, hospice care, day care?
  • What are the challenges – scalability, reimbursements, fragmentation?
  • What are the criteria for success and how do you get there?

9:45 am

  • Leveraging capabilities of both public and private sector come together for bridging the gap in services for elderly care services
  • Appropriate Public Private Partnership models for provision of elderly care services
  • Key challenges in implementing PPPs in Elderly Care

10:15 am

  • PPP Investment and partnership outlook
  • How public-private-partnerships (PPP) can be a sustainable model for preventive health care of the elderly?
  • Fullerton Health Project Big Heart – A Community Health Screening Project targeting the elderly (aged > 65) and vulnerable (living alone) in Singapore
  • PPP project between Fullerton Health and Loving Hearts Multiservice Centre

10:45 am

Morning refreshments and networking break

11:15 am

PROJECT SHOWCASE: Change in Paradigm: Fall prevention programme for the community

Dr. Miguel A. Ramos, CEO/ President, La Verna Aged Care Institute and Dementia Village, Philippines

11:45 am

  • Developing an assisted living facility where seniors have the autonomy to engage in their own self-directed activities
  • Promoting seniors to remain active and engaged in their usual activities even with age
  • Active aging – implementing a host of activities to keep seniors socially-engaged and active


12:45 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:45 pm

  • Boom in elderly population in the years to come
  • Hospital visits/admission of elderly patients on the rise
  • Dedicated and exclusive services to be tailored to meet this demand
  • Improve quality and wholesome care for the elderly

2:15 pm

  • An enhanced delirium care protocol coupled with person centred approaches can improve outcomes
  • Focus on how we can care better for this vulnerable group of patients drawing from published studies and our experience in Singapore

2:45 pm

  • Advanced Rehabilitation Technologies: Evidence and Considerations
  • Local experiences in robotics and virtual reality rehabilitation
  • Frailty rehabilitation using technologies and serious games

3:15 pm

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

3:45 pm

  • Understanding the role of medical and non-medical home nursing and care for the elderly in Singapore
  • Discussing the rationale behind this delivery model and evidence of success and improvement in patient outcomes
  • Assessing the commercials: Funding, ROI, partnerships and scale
  • Empowering communities by educating the caregiving skills of senior’s families

4:15 pm

  • Learning from deploying a data-driven digital healthcare access to better support underserved communities
  • Challenges and pitfalls in implementation
  • Key data insights and learnings

4:45 pm

Chairman’s closing remarks and end of Summit

9:00 am

Participants will leave with practical take-away action plans that are implementable.

The deliverable outcome of this workshop will be, that you leave with a quality improvement project plan, that includes the commercial aspects, developing delivery models, executing plans, overcoming roadblocks and pitfalls, driving organisational transformation and more – your keys to success!


  • Rethink the traditional approach to dementia aged care through reinventing organisational strategy and culture change
  • Achieve organisational change with a new model of residential living – creating a house model
  • Focus on quality of cognitive, physical & social outcomes:
    • Enhance person centered dementia care
    • Improve quality
    • Reduce risks
    • Best practices in clinical areas such as falls management and medication management
    • Enhance quality of work-life for engaged staff and leadership through employee training and retention programs
  • Develop and implement an action plan that transforms the lives of people living and working in aged care through practices that have been adopted globally
  • Discuss commercial aspects including
    • Rationale behind the model
    • Reasons it works
    • Evidence of success and improvement in patient outcomes
    • Funding prospects and ROI
    • KPIs and successes and factors – what to do and what not to do
    • Practical implementable tips

12:00 pm

End of workshop


Packages Price
2 Day Conference - Hospitals, Healthcare Operators, Institutes & GovernmentSGD $2395Early Bird
2 Day ConferenceSGD $3395Early Bird
Extras Price
Pre Conference Workshop SGD $500

Early Bird Rate: Register & Pay by 14 September 2018

Register 2 Delegates and get 1 FREE PASS
Register 3 Delegates and get 2 FREE PASS
Register 5 Delegates and get 3 FREE PASS
(Group rate is based on normal rate of 2-day main conference package only)

For Group Registrations, email info@ibcasia.com.sg or call +65 6508 2477

  • Multiple Bookings Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 3 or more delegates from the same organisation registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies; either the early bird rate OR group rate.
  • All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.
  • All delegates from Singapore-based companies are required to pay an additional 7% GST (SINGAPORE EVENTS ONLY)


Partnership and Profile Building Opportunities are Now Available!
Contact us today to find out how you can position your company as a market leader at this event, and to explore the range of branding and marketing opportunities available.

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Bernie Poh

CEO, Allium Healthcare and Senior Vice President, Aged Care services, GK Goh Strategic Holdings, Singapore

Dr. Muaz Omar

CEO, Selgate Healthcare, Malaysia

Peter Brown

Owner, Care Resort Chiang Mai, Thailand

Dr Elton Ong

Managing Director, Clinical Services, Fullerton Health, Singapore

Belinda Wee

Co-Founder, St Bernadette Lifestyle Village, Singapore

Dr. Miguel A. Ramos

CEO/ President, La Verna Aged Care Institute and Dementia Village, Philippines

Dr. Anthony Lawrence

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Helix Healthcare, Malaysia

Chan Su Yee

CEO, NTUC Health, Singapore

Dr. Chong Su-Lin

Co-Founder and CEO, Helix Healthcare, Malaysia

Dr. Stephen Chan Yung Wei

Acting Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Woodlands Integrated Health Campus, Singapore

Dr. Ratna Rao

Senior Consultant, Coordinator Geriatric Services, Apollo Group of Hospitals, India

Assoc Prof Philip Yap

Senior Consultant, Dept of Geriatric Medicine, Clinical Director, Geriatric Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore

Dr. Loh Yong Joo

Consultant Rehabilitation Physician and Deputy Director for Clinical Innovation, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Dan Levitt

Executive Director, Tabor Village, Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia, Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University, Board Member, Global Aging Network

Dr. Yin Shanqing

Senior Principal Human Factors Specialist, Quality, Safety, & Risk Management, KK Women's & Children's Hospital, Singapore

Dr. Jit Sen Tan

Founder and Director, Lotus Eldercare, Singapore

Ms. Aongorn Somprasong

Managing Director, Lombard Investments, Thailand

Mervin Teo

Vice President, Quadria Capital, Singapore

Hui Hsing Ma

Senior Advisor, TVM Capital Healthcare, Singapore

Michael Fernandes

Partner, Leapfrog Investments, Singapore

Dr. Dhawal Jhamb

Investment Officer, PPP Transaction Advisory Services, IFC, Singapore

Julian Koo

CEO, Jaga-Me, Singapore

Edward Booty

CEO, Allied World Healthcare, Philippines/Singapore/UK

when & where

12 - 14 Nov 2018

Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay
177A River Valley Road, Singapore 179031
Tel: +65 6338 3333

Contact Person: Serene Ng
Assistant Director of Catering Sales
Tel: +65 6433 8634
Email: serene.ng@accor.com


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