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Healthy Early Life Moments in Singapore (HELMS) Webinars

About HELMS Webinars

Healthy Early Life Moments in Singapore (HELMS) Webinars is a series of practice-oriented webinars that aims to improve and optimise maternal and child health of our nation.

The series of one hour webinars conducted during lunch time is catered for healthcare professionals at the primary healthcare setting and will cover topics on growth and nutrition, development, mental health and vaccinations.


Calendar of webinars 2022

Date

TopicFocus Areas Title Speaker Registration/
Presentation handouts

28 January 2022

What are the major challenges facing women’s and children’s health today and beyond?
  • Introduce HELMS framework/ foundation and what the webinar series hopes to achieve in 2022.
  • It starts with the vicious cycle and what are the entry points to address the challenges (diabetes, diet, sedentary lifestyle)
  • What a virtuous healthy life cycle looks like?

​Women’s and Children’s Health in Singapore - Issues, Threats and Potential Solutions


Assoc Prof Fabian Yap Kok Peng
Head and Senior Consultant
Endocrinology Service, KKH ​

Assoc Prof Chua Mei Chien
Head and Senior Consultant
Department of Neonatology, KKH
Director, KK Human Milk Bank ​


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25 February 2022

​What can a pre-conception service do to improve women’s and children’s health?
 

  • Why is pre-conception health important for fertility?
  • What are the factors affecting fertility?
  • Why is pre-conception health the first step to a healthy child and the mother’s health?

The Science of Preconception – A Golden Opportunity to Optimise Women’s and Children’s Health in Singapore

Dr Ku Chee Wai
Associate Consultant
Department of Reproductive Medicine, KKH

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25 March 2022

What is missing in the current pregnancy care model, and what can we do to address it?
 
  • What are the physiological changes in pregnant women during the different trimesters?
  • How do we address gestational weight gain and gestational diabetes?
  • How to have a healthy delivery?

Pregnancy as a stress test and a window to future health

Dr Serene Thain
Consultant
Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine;
Lead, one-STop Obstetric high Risk (STORK) Centre
KKH

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​22 April 2022

How do BMI changes influence the RMNCH of women and children during early life?
  • What is a healthy BMI for women from pre-conception, pregnancy to post-partum?
  • What are good feeding habits for babies?

Nutrition through the Life Course​

Dr Han Wee Meng
Head & Senior Principal Dietitian
Nutrition and Dietetics Department, KKH

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27 May 2022

​DYAD
  • What are the areas that both women and their child can be seen together?
  • What are the benefits of coordinated care?
  • What are the assessments and measurements that need to be recorded and monitored for both mother and child?

Optimal Maternal Health & Wellness and Importance of Child Health

Prof Tan Kok Hian
Head, Perinatal Audit & Epidemiology Unit;
Senior Consultant, Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine;
KKH



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Prof Chan Yoke Hwee
Chairman, Division of Medicine;
Senior Consultant, Children's Intensive Care Unit;
KKH




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24 June 2022

How can we optimise the mental health of pre-pregnancy and pregnant women?

  • What are the stresses and signs of mental health issues to watch out for in pre-conception, pregnant and post-partum women?
  • How to address and optimise the mental health of pre-conception, pregnant and post-partum women?

Optimising maternal mental health in the perinatal period

Dr Chua Tze Ern
Head & Senior Consultant
Women's Mental Wellness Service, KKH

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29 July 2022

The infant has a Mind: How maternal mental health can influence infant mental health?

  • How can the mental state of a mother influence an infant mental health?
  • What are the approaches to optimise the mental health of the child and beyond?​


Building strong maternal infant dyadic relationships

Assoc Prof Helen Chen Yu
Head and Senior Consultant
Department of Psychological Medicine;
Director, Postnatal Depression Intervention Programme

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26 August 2022

How can we best assess the growth of babies, infants and children?​

  • How do you know the child is growing well?
  • What are the measurements for growth assessment?
  • What are the factors affecting the growth?

How can we best assess the growth of babies, infants and children?

Prof Fabian Yap
Head & Senior Consultant
Endocrinology Service, KKH

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23 September 2022

Lactation and nutrition in the first 1000 days of life​

  • What to do when the baby does not latch properly?
  • What is the nutrition needs of the child during the first 1000 days?

Are supplements required for baby and mother in the first year of life?

Assoc Prof Chua Mei Chien
Head & Senior Consultant
Dept of Neonatology, KKH

Dr Loy See Ling
Senior Research Fellow
Dept of Reproductive Medicine, KKH

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28 October 2022

How to design action plans to wean and create good habits during infancy?​

  • What is a Structured Wean Action Plan (SWAP)?
  • What is Shaping Habits and Practices (SHAPE)?

Starting healthy eating habits as a child: SWAP and SHAPE​

Dr Daniel Chan
Associate Consultant
Endocrinology Service, Dept of Paediatrics, KKH
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Calendar of webinars 2021

Date

Topic Title Speaker Registration/ Presentation handouts

22 January 2021

 

Weaning and good feeding habits

Dr Han Wee Meng

Head and Senior Principal Dietitian, Nutrition and Dietetics Department, KKH

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26 February 2021Resilience in young children

Ms Yip Kwai Heng
Senior Early Childhood Programme Lead
SEED Institute

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23 April 2021 ​Mental health in infants, toddlers and preschoolers ​

Dr Shilpee Raturi
Senior Staff Registrar,
Department of Child Development, KKH

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Dr Koh Hwan Cui
Principal Psychologist, Department of Child Development, KKH

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4 June 2021The role of General Practitioner in caring for children with autism

Dr Wong Chui Mae
Senior Consultant
Department of Child Development, KKH

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2 July 2021Maternal Mental Health

Asst Prof Chua Tze-Ern
Head and Senior Consultant
Women’s Mental Wellness Service, KKH

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13 August 2021Mental Health in the Infant: Baby has a mind!

Assoc Prof Helen Chen Yu
Head and Senior Consultant
Department of Psychological Medicine, KKH

Director
Postnatal Depression Intervention Programme, KKH

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​24 September 2021Common Acute Childhood Infections​

Dr Li Jiahui
Consultant
Infectious Disease Service , KKH​

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​22 October 2021Childhood Vaccination​

Dr Karen Donceras Nadua
Associate Consultant
Infectious Disease Service, KKH

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​3 December 2021​Child Developmental Screening

Dr Christelle Tan Xian-Ting
Consultant
Department of Child Development, KKH ​

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Calendar of webinars 2020

Date

Topic Title Speaker Registration/ Presentation handouts

16 October 2020

 

Growth assessment in infants and children

Assoc Prof Fabian Yap Kok Peng

Head and Senior Consultant

Endocrinology Service

Department of Paediatrics, KKH

 

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4 December 2020 ​

Infant and young child nutrition – The first 1000 days

 

Dr Loy See Ling (PHD)

Assistant Professor

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Academic Clinical Program, DUKE-NUS Medical School;
Department of Reproductive Medicine, KKH

 

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Adj Asst Prof Chua Mei Chien

Head and Senior Consultant

Department of Neonatology;

Director, KK Human Milk Bank, KKH

 

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Enquiries

For more details, please email to KKH Marketing Communications at marcoms@kkh.com.sg.