16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists

28 August - 2 September 2016
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Sophia B. Ang

Affiliation: Anaesthesia NATIONAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, Singapore, Singapore;

Connection with WFSA (if any): NIL

Award / titles received: Singapore Public Service Excellence Award 2011( Gold)   Singapore National Medical Excellence Team  Award 2012. Team Leader for Communication of Critical Results  

Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: I am the Patient safety officer for National University Hospital and chair the Patient safety and risk management committee . I am have also previously trained as a fellow 1998-1999  in Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiac anesthesia and also at the Texas Heart Institute 1999-2000.  

Biography: Sophia Ang Bee Leng was a graduate of NUS medical school in 1990 and obtained her Master of Medicine Anaesthesia in 1995. She specialised in cardiac anaesthesia and completed a year of cardiac anaesthesia training in Massachusetts General Hospital in 1998 to 1999 and another year in Texas Heart Institute in 1999 to 2000. Sophia is interested in promoting and teaching patient safety. She is the Vice Chairman Medical Board for Patient safety and Operations of the National University Hospital with interest in projects promoting patient safety such as critical laboratory test communication, failure to rescue and proper handover of care and medication safety. She is involved in developing the patient safety curriculum at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine since 2008 and teaching hospital staff, residents and medical students in patient safety. In 2015 she was involved in designing and starting a formal interprofessional patient safety curriculum She was awarded the Public Service Gold Award for Outstanding Activist 2011 for her work in patient safety and the Singapore National Medical Excellence Team award in 2012 for leading a project in Communication of critical laboratory tests. She is currently also a part time patient safety consultant to Ministry of Health Singapore and member of the Singapore Medical Council.

Disclosure of Interest: None declared


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